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Christensen Center student lounge opens

loungeOn your way to the ATM or the Urness/Mort towers, you may have noticed some strange new furniture in the former bookstore space. Starting this Friday, the new Christensen Center student lounge will be open for students to relax between classes or after a long day of study and work.

A grand opening celebration will be held Friday, March 28 from 2 – 6 p.m. and Saturday, March 29 from 11 a.m. – 1 p.m. The lounge will be blessed at 3 p.m. on Friday.

The lounge includes two pool tables, a ping pong table, and two televisions — one for playing games on an Xbox 360, while the other is an HDTV with a Blu-ray player. It will be open all year long during Christensen Center operating hours, but pool and ping pong equipment will be available only when the lounge is staffed. Continue reading “Christensen Center student lounge opens”

Commencement, senior gift honor class of 2008

commenceAugsburg is getting ready to celebrate the accomplishments of its 860 students in the Class of 2008 who are eligible to graduate this year at two Commencement Ceremonies — Saturday, May 3, and Sunday, June 29.

On May 3, 364 Day College students and 26 physician assistant studies students

cross campus for the last time as Augsburg students, marching to Melby

Hall through two long lines of faculty, who are cheering them on and

giving out well-deserved high-fives and hugs. For the weekday students

it’s a different scene than the one they remember on that day in September

when they marched as a class for the first time, to the Opening Ceremony,

timidly, through faculty welcoming them to college.  Continue reading “Commencement, senior gift honor class of 2008”

Senior gift honors class of 2008

senior_giftAs the semester comes to a close and we prepare say farewell to our graduating seniors, it is time once again to honor them with a donation to the senior class gift. Past gifts have included support for the Augsburg Fund, the Augsburg sign on top of Mortensen Hall, and the clock tower in the quad.

This year, the senior class gift committee has decided to use the money raised for further improvements and renovations of the new student lounge in the Christensen Center. During the last few weeks of the semester, the committee will be fundraising for the gift. They are inviting support from any interested students, faculty, parents, and alumni who want to honor the class of 2008. Gifts of any amount are welcome. Continue reading “Senior gift honors class of 2008”

New student lounge under construction

cctfThe long-awaited student lounge is now under construction. The student lounge will be located in the Christensen Center, in the space where the bookstore used to be before it moved to the new Oren Gateway Center. The new lounge is being built to create a student space that supports student, faculty, and staff interaction, provides a sense of welcome, and serves as “home” for commuter students. The Christensen Center will be undergoing other exciting new changes within the near future.

In December 2006, the Christensen Center Task Force (CCTF) posted an online survey designed to gather the input of the Augsburg community on how to remodel the Christensen Center. Survey questions were developed by the task force with the assistance of Sociology Professor Diane Pike and Liaison-for-Computing Scott Krajewski. Continue reading “New student lounge under construction”