Join the Augsburg College Alumni Association in recognizing this year’s alumni recipients at Homecoming Convocation on Friday, September 26.
Victor Acosta ’04 will receive the First Decade Award. The Spirit of Augsburg Award will be given to Jacquie Berglund ’87 and Garry Hesser; and Michael R. Good ’71, Dean Kennedy ’75, and Rev. Mark S. Hanson ’68 will receive Distinguished Alumni Awards.
Recipients will be presented during the Homecoming Convocation at 10 a.m., in Hoversten Chapel, Foss Center, followed by a luncheon at noon in Si Melby Hall.
When you look back at your years at Augsburg College, Homecoming is certainly a time you will always remember. Do you have some special homecoming memories? You can be sure your classmates will have some great memories of homecoming!
We’d love to hear your favorites and add them to our website and share them on social media.
If you’d like to send us your memories, share that Auggie Pride and send us an email at email@example.com.
Homecoming is a special time to commemorate Augsburg memories and reconnect with friends and classmates. Many alumni who are celebrating their 50th, 40th, 25th, and 10th reunions also decide to make a special gift to Augsburg in honor of their reunion and the Homecoming celebration.
The class reunion committees of 1964, 1974, 1989 and 2004 have each set goals to increase the number of donors and dollars given from their class in honor of their reunions. If you are a member of one of these classes, please watch for a letter from your reunion committee in the next few weeks highlighting these goals and consider making a gift in honor of your class reunion.
The classes of 1964 and 1974 have also given significantly to the CSBR Class Challenge—a challenge where each class year has set a goal of giving $1,000,000 or more to the campaign for the Center for Science, Business, and Religion. The class of 1974 has given more than $686,000 to the campaign, which is the sixth-highest amount of all classes; the class of 1964 has also given more than $161,000 to the campaign.
For more information on the CSBR Class Challenge, or to make a gift in honor of your class reunion, please visit augsburg.edu/csbr.
Join your fellow Auggie alumni on campus the evening of Friday, September 26, for Auggie Hours. This Welcome-back Bash will be a great time for socializing and reuniting in the city where so many of us already live, work, and play. This is a casual social event—a time to catch up with friends, meet new people, and welcome the young alumni (2004-2014) back to Minneapolis as we kick off Augsburg’s Homecoming weekend. This year the class years of 1964, 1974, 1989, and 2004, in addition to Lutheran Youth Encounter alumni, will celebrate their reunions.
The evening will conclude with the Homecoming Fireworks over Murphy Park.
Expect a full day of fun on Homecoming Saturday, September 27, beginning with the Taste of Augsburg and continuing on to the big game and the Auggie Block Party. The Taste of Augsburg’s family fun kicks off in Murphy Square at 11 a.m., and features carnival-style booths, local restaurants, games, and inflatable bounce houses. Stay for the Homecoming football game against Gustavus Adolphus College at 1 p.m. Then enjoy live music, a s’mores buffet, Finnegan’s beer and more at the Auggie Block Party in Lot K from 3:30 to 6 p.m. Still hungry for more? The Men’s Soccer game vs. Macalester begins at 7 p.m.
Are you an Auggie graduate with a current Auggie? Do you have a prospective Auggie—even entering in the fall of 2020 or 2030? The Office of Undergraduate Admissions and the Office of Parent and Family Relations would like to welcome you to stop by the Admissions Suite to celebrate your legacy family.
When: Saturday, September 27, 11 a.m. – 12:30 p.m.
Where: Admissions Suite, Christensen Center
On Friday, September 26, from 5 to 9 p.m., the Augsburg College Music Therapy program will be honoring the achievements of many of our Music Therapy alumni, welcoming Annie Heiderscheit, Ph.D., as the director of our new Master of Music Therapy program, and celebrating the beginnings of the “Ode to Joy” Music Garden on the Augsburg College campus. Register today.
Roberta Kagin, Ph.D., and Jana Skrien Koppula will co-host the event, and Karen Reed ’90 will provide gospel music on her saxophone. Doug Schmitt, vice-president of Schmitt Music Co., will be our emcee for the event. Other student musicians and alumni will also be featured.
Support for this anniversary weekend is provided by the Schmitt Music Company.
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In collaboration with the Music Therapy Association of Minnesota, the anniversary celebration will continue on September 27 with a daylong workshop featuring Alan Turry as guest clinician.
Augsburg College Assistant Professor Stephan Eirik Clark will be the featured author at this year’s Auggie Author Reading. In July, Clark’s book, Sweetness #9, was recommended on the Comedy Central TV show, The Colbert Report. Since the show, Clark has garnered significant media attention by both local and national outlets.
The Auggie Author Reading will be held in the Lindell Library on September 26 at 4:30 p.m. Register today to hear from Clark.
Legendary Augsburg College athlete, coach and instructor Edor Nelson ’38, who led the Auggie football and baseball teams during a four-decade span, died last week. He was 100. President Pribbenow shared news of Nelson’s passing with the campus community. We were sad to learn this news after having enjoyed such a wonderful celebration of his life on Aug. 18. The family released the details of the memorial service, and we wanted to share them with you.
The Athletics Department wrote a tribute to his life. We encourage you to share your memories of Edor Nelson on the Augsburg College Alumni Facebook page.
A memorial for Nelson will be held on Friday, Sept. 5, at Nokomis Heights Lutheran Church in south Minneapolis (5300 10th Ave. S., Minneapolis, MN 55417). Visitation will be from 12 to 1 p.m., with the memorial service following at 1 p.m.
The Augsburg Master’s in Business Administration (MBA) program is currently seeking alumni to serve on the MBA Alumni Advisory Board. All alumni are welcomed and encourage to apply.
In conjunction with the MBA Office, the advisory board provides resources and opportunities to engage alumni with the college and each other through consistent communication, inclusive programming, input into curricular design and content, and intentional relationship building.
To apply, please fill out the MBA Alumni Advisory Board application and return it to the Office of Alumni Relations via email at firstname.lastname@example.org.