Please join the Augsburg College community in celebrating the founding of the college. As Augsburg approaches it’s 150th Anniversary (in 2019), we continue to lift up important parts of our heritage. This year, with the theme of “Reformation and Music” as background, Dr. Paul Westermeyer will present “Johann Sebastian Bach and Augsburg College.” Dr. Westermeyer is Professor of Church Music at Luther Seminary, St. Paul, MN. Selections from Bach’s Cantata 80 will also be featured.
Please mark your calendars for Thursday, November 8, 5:00-6:00 p.m., Hoversten Chapel in Foss Center. Refreshments served beginning at 4:40 p.m. Augsburg’s Heritage Day event is an admission-free event, open to all. If you would like a parking permit, please contact Hans Wiersma in the Religion Department.
About our annual Heritage Day
Augsburg was founded in 1869 by Norwegian Lutheran immigrants seeking to educate leaders for church and society. Augsburg’s Lutheran heritage — its “faith and values” — continues to shape its mission in the midst of a religiously diverse campus and neighborhood.
Since 2005, Augsburg College has celebrated its founding by inviting notable guests to speak on subjects related to Augsburg’s roots in the 16th Century Reformation of the Christian Church. Heritage Day themes are aligned with the themes of the Luther Decade initiative.
The Augsburg College Heritage Day (also known as “Founders Day”) is a joint venture of the Augsburg College Center for Faith and Learning, the Augsburg College Religion Department, and the Augsburg College Office of the President.
For further information, please visit http://www.augsburg.edu/religion/heritage-day