Book Signing and Reading with Professor Phil Adamo

adamoJoin us on October 29 at 3:15 p.m.

Medieval history professor Phil Adamo will sign copies of his book, and discuss scholarship and vocation.

Called to Scholarship with Phil Adamo
Book-signing, Reading, Refreshments
Wednesday, October 29, 3:15 to 5 p.m.
Oren Gateway Room 100

Celebrate medieval history professor Phil Adamo’s recent publication of two books:

- The Medieval Church: A Brief History (2013)
- New Monks in Old Habits: The Formation of the Caulite Monastic Order (2014)

Adamo will sign books, which will be available for purchase.

He will also read “Hanging Little Joe on the Suburban Ponderosa, Or, What has the Middle Ages to do with the Old West?” an essay soon-to-be-published in a special edition of the Journal of the West. This essay looks at Adamo’s childhood, growing up on the edge of a Texas suburb, and how that experience with the imagined Old West led to his vocation as a medievalist.

Phil Adamo directs Augsburg’s nationally recognized program in Medieval Studies. He has published articles and books on medieval monasticism and church history, for which he received Augsburg’s award for Distinguished Contributions to Scholarship in 2014. He is also an award-winning teacher, most recently the recipient of the CARA Award for Excellence in Teaching, given by the Medieval Academy of America, the oldest and largest association of medievalists in the world.

This event is jointly sponsored by the Christensen Center for Vocation, the Center for Teaching and Learning, and the Department of History.

Refreshments will be served.

Connect with a Current Auggie

strommenThe Strommen Center for Meaningful Work is a terrific resource for students on campus. If you haven’t looked into its work in helping students develop the skills, habits of mind, and values that are the foundation for life choices, career success, and active citizenship, please do so. There are so many ways that alumni can support our students on their vocational journey.

Alumni are a critical way that students can connect with internships, learn about employment opportunities and how to navigate the hiring process. Ultimately, the Strommen Center works to help students find their own meaningful work. Be sure to check out the upcoming event’s on the Strommen Center’s website, or contact programming coordinator Sandy Tilton (612-330-1472; or DJ Hamm (612-330-1329; to find out more.

As an Augsburg alum, how can I help?

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Secretary of State Candidates Debate at Augsburg on Oct. 28

One week before the general election, Augsburg College hosts the fall Sabo Symposium, a debate between the four candidates running for the Minnesota Secretary of State. Bob Helland (Independence), Bob Odden (Libertarian), Dan Severson (Republican), and State Rep. Steve Simon (DFL) will square off at October 28, at 7 p.m. in Hoversten Chapel, Foss Center, on the Augsburg campus. 

The event is co-sponsored by the Minnesota League of Women Voters. Minnesota Public Radio’s The Uptake wrote about “17 Debates that Could Determine Minnesota’s Future” in a recent online article. Read more on The UpTake website.

Video of the forum will be livestreamed on during the event. After the event, video will be available on the League of Women Voters Minnesota YouTube page.

Forum attendees may submit questions for the candidates by email in advance or in writing at the event.  Emailed questions should be sent to by noon on Monday, October 27. All questions will be anonymous and screened by a neutral committee.

To learn more about the duties of the Minnesota Secretary of State, click HERE.

Click HERE for parking information.

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Twin Cities Broadcasting Leader Comes to Augsburg

Stan HubbardStanley Hubbard, the chairman of Hubbard Broadcasting will headline the fifth annual Clair and Gladys Strommen Executive Speaker Series for 2014-2015. The purpose of the series is to bring local business leaders to the Augsburg campus to share their insights and expertise with students, alumni, and the general public. The Series is offered three times annually, and has featured Doug Baker, CEO of Ecolab; Richard Davis, CEO of US Bancorp; Chris Policinski, CEO of Land O’Lakes, Mary Brainerd, CEO of HealthPartners and many others. The program begins at 5 p.m., November 13, 2014 in the Sateren Auditorium. All are welcome to a networking reception immediately following Hubbard’s presentation, hosted in the Christensen Center.

Hubbard will speak about his vision for broadcasting and expand on his lifetime of success in broadcasting: “Success from any angle: lessons learned from a lifetime in broadcasting.” For more than 80 years, Hubbard Broadcasting has stayed on the industry’s cutting edge, pioneering innovations in radio, television, and satellite broadcasting. Hubbard Broadcasting owns 13 television stations serving Minnesota, New Mexico, and New York, and 30 radio stations in Washington D.C., Chicago, Minneapolis/St. Paul, Seattle, Phoenix, Cincinnati, and St. Louis. Mr. Hubbard is also active in community and broadcasting affairs. He serves on the Board of Trustees of the University of St. Thomas, the Board of the University of Minnesota Foundation, and the Board of Visitors of the University of Minnesota Medical School.

Register for this event by calling, 612-330-1720, email, or register online at our Events page.

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. Continue reading

Augsburg Associates Celebrate 30 Years


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.


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.

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.

Register today for Homecoming!