The Tradition Lives On : Augsburg Athletic Hall of Fame Induction Ceremony

The Tradition Lives On. Augsburg College Athletics will honor nine Auggies at this year’s Athletic Hall of Fame ceremony on Thursday, September 25, at 7 p.m., in the Hoversten Chapel. Come together with the Augsburg athletic community as we celebrate the athletic achievements and contributions of these treasured Auggies.

Hall of Fame Inductees
C.J. Beaurline ’94 (Hockey and Baseball)
Nick Fornicoia ’93 (Wrestling and Cross Country)
Joseph R. Hoialmen ’94 (Wrestling and Cross Country)
Tully Kaiser ’00 (Softball)
Julie Christine Roff ’82 (Volleyball)
Taunya Tinsley ’89 (Basketball and Volleyball)
Dan Wenzel ’93 (Baseball)

Excellence in Coaching Awards
Mike Eayrs ’72
Ron Petrich ’69

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2014 Augsburg College Homecoming Convocation

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.

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Men’s Soccer Alumni to Name Locker Room for Rolf Eriksen

RolfCalling all Augsburg soccer players! A chance to honor Rolf Eriksen is available to us and this is what we all can do to help recognize Rolf for all he has done for the Augsburg Men’s Soccer Program.

If you keep up with the Augsburg Men’s Soccer Program, you have seen the recent improvements in the locker room. The idea has sprung up that naming this locker room after Rolf Eriksen would be the fitting recognition of a man that started this program, nurtured it through its infancy, and helped bring four conference championships to Augsburg.

All of the money raised to get this room named after Rolf goes directly back to the men’s soccer program. This money can be utilized to bring planned improvements to fruition—by purchasing much-needed equipment, such as heart rate monitors, players’ travel bags, updated cold weather jackets, and additional equipment for players and coaches.

Celebration of the 1974 M.I.A.C. Champions is scheduled for Tuesday, September 23, prior to the game against Bethel. Our goal is to invite the Eriksen family to this game and dedicate the locker room to Rolf at this time. Some of us have been in touch with Rolf’s family and they are incredulous that anyone remembers Rolf. They must be kidding. He is still thought of often and influences many of our lives to this day.

Names like Agre, Strommen, Reinarz, Casper, Jensen, Schneider, Sterling, Frier, Haar and Debing are already committed to contributing to the well overdue recognition for Rolf that will be a lasting reminder of this championship coach and fine gentleman. Can we add your name as well?

All are invited to the 1974 celebration and, we hope, to the dedication of Rolf’s Room on Tuesday, September 23, at around 6 p.m.

From hearing the passion and respect that players have when talking about Rolf, not only on the field but off the field, this is a goal that we all can score for Rolf and his family.

You can make your contribution by sending a check to current Head Coach, Greg Holker, addressed to Augsburg College with Men’s Soccer in the memo. You can also give online.

Thank you. As the motto in the locker room states for Augsburg Men’s Soccer…”For You. For Soccer. For Life.”

Darcy Debing ’77

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Augsburg Associates Celebrate 30 Years

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Marty Stortz, Augsburg Professor of Religion & Vocation, will speak on “Women Who Serve.”

The Augsburg Associates celebrate 30 years of fundraising and fellowship during Wednesday of Homecoming week with their annual meeting and afternoon tea. Mistress of Ceremonies Marty Stortz, Bernhard M. Christensen Professor of Religion & Vocation, will speak on the theme of “Women Who Serve.” The event is open to all.

Augsburg Associates, 90 members strong, serve the college and the people they assist by hosting estate sales. For their efforts in organizing, cleaning, pricing, and selling the household items, the Associates receive one-third of the sale proceeds. With three to six sales per year, they generate good will and resources, while raising funds to provide scholarships to Augsburg students.

In addition to the funds raised through estate sales and Associate membership fees, the Associates raise funds by annually hosting the Velkommen Jul brunch and Scandinavian boutique the first weekend in Advent, as well as a tea in the spring.

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Current president of the Augsburg Associates, Lennore Bevis ’66

In 1996, the Associates set up an endowed scholarship fund. Earnings from the endowment provide a scholarship each year, and additional dollars raised throughout the year sponsor the Christensen Scholars.

Associates are graduates and/or friends of the College who may be family members of graduates, faculty, or staff, or who are simply impressed by the spirit of giving and want to be a part of it.

Social time begins on Wednesday, September 24, at 1:30 p.m., followed by the annual business meeting and afternoon tea at 2 p.m. in Hoversten Chapel and Arnold Atrium. Register for this event on the Homecoming Registration page by Sept. 12.

Send Us Your Homecoming Memories.

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 alumni@augsburg.edu.

Auggies Give Back in Honor of their Reunions

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.

Auggie Hours and Fireworks!

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.

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From Taste of Augsburg to Block Party

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.

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Legacy Family Open House

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

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Music Therapy 40th Anniversary Celebration

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.