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$1 = $4 = $8 for the FoodLess FoodDrive

food_driveFood drives generally mean big, bulky barrels of cereal and macaroni and cheese. Donors pull some canned goods out of the back of their pantry, or they pick up a few extra items on their next trip to the grocery store.

But is that really the best way to help restock a food shelf? Maybe not.

Instead of cleaning out your kitchen cupboards, give the $20 you’d spend in a week on coffee and bagels to the FoodLess FoodDrive. The Augsburg College Thrivent Fellows are sponsoring the food drive in the month of March to provide three months worth of food for the Brian Coyle Community Center food shelf. Continue reading “$1 = $4 = $8 for the FoodLess FoodDrive”

Auggies reach Mt. Rainier summit

summitforsobrietyThe following is from an email sent by Andy Thomas and Thomas Chester, two Augsburg College students who climbed Mt. Rainier and raised money to provide assistance for young people seeking treatment for addiction.


We are proud to announce to everyone who contributed, supported, and carried our message of hope that on July 1, at approximately 7:20 am, we successfully summited Mount Rainier. Thank you to everyone who has helped us reach our goals!

We woke up at 6:30 am Thursday, June 30, loaded our packs and joined our guides as we set off from Paradise at 5600 feet in elevation. It took most of the day, and despite a near white out and bad weather we reached Camp Muir at 10,000 feet at around 4 pm. Continue reading “Auggies reach Mt. Rainier summit”

Turkeypalooza 2007

turkeyThis year marks the fifth annual Turkeypalooza at Augsburg, where Campus Kitchens teams together with students, faculty, staff, and community members to collect ingredients, deliver, and serve over 600 meals to members of our community. This includes children, families, the elderly, recent immigrants, andhomeless persons.

Turkeypalooza requires huge participation on behalf of the Augsburg  community because standard Campus Kitchens meals operate off of rescued donations. During Turkeypalooza, making traditional Thanksgiving meals means soliciting all of the ingredients to make turkeys, pumpkin pies, mashed potatoes, green bean casserole, Jell-O salad, and stuffing. Continue reading “Turkeypalooza 2007”

Benefit Concert September 16

The Abdomen will perform at a benefit concert on Sept. 16

A benefit concert to fund a new Music Therapy mentor/student program, which supports students with brain injuries through music and movement, will be held Sunday, Sept. 16, from 3-4:30p.m. in the Foss Center, 625 22nd Ave. S.

Performers will be The Abdomen, Minnesota Music Academy’s Best Teen Band for 2005.

Admission is free with all donations directly supporting the new mentor/student


For more information contact: Holly Tapani at or Music Therapy professor Roberta Kagin at