Remembering Martin Sabo

2011 scholarship brunch photo, (from left) Martin Sabo, Juventino Meza Rodriguez, Sylvia Sabo, Renee Van Siclen, and Ben Krouse-Gagne for the Martin Olav and Sylvia Lee Sabo Scholarship for Leadership in Public and Community Service.
2011 scholarship brunch photo, (from left) Martin Sabo, Juventino Meza, Sylvia Sabo, Renee Van Siclen, and Ben Krouse-Gagne for the Martin Olav and Sylvia Lee Sabo Scholarship for Leadership in Public and Community Service.

With great sadness, Augsburg College announced the loss of U.S. Representative Martin Sabo on March 14, 2016. Sabo, a 1959 alumnus of Augsburg College, was a national leader and public servant, and an inspirational legend dedicated to revitalizing the role of higher education in equipping students for active engagement in citizenship and democracy.

Sabo led a full and accomplished life, and the many heartfelt remembrances that have been shared since his passing are a testament to the impact he made in our community and nation as a member of the Minnesota House of Representatives and the College’s Board of Regents. On the College’s website, you’ll find a tribute to the remarkable work and contributions that Martin and his wife, Sylvia, have made to Augsburg.

Augsburg has been blessed by the life and work of Martin Sabo. He will be greatly missed and long remembered. Our thoughts are with his family, including Martin and Sylvia’s daughters, Karin (Sabo) Mantor ’86 and Julie Sabo ’90, and their families.

President Paul Pribbenow spoke about the enormous impact of Martin Sabo with WCCO, and the state, and local and national media covered Sabo’s passing extensively.

Augsburg is deeply honored to be able to carry on Sabo’s legacy with the important work of the Martin Olav Sabo Center for Democracy and Citizenship, where he remained active. Since 1995, 96 Auggies have had the distinction of being Sabo Scholars, awarded to juniors and seniors who have interest in and a commitment to engagement in the political process, public policy, and/or careers in public service.

Professor Phil Adamo learned about Martin Sabo’s passing while he was in the midst of writing a piece about Sabo that describes Sabo’s history, time at Augsburg, and run “For members of the College community,” Adamo writes, “Representative Sabo will always be a part of Augsburg. We knew him when.” Please enjoy this excerpt from professor Phil Adamo’s sesquicentennial history of Augsburg College. Harry Boyte, senior scholar in public work philosophy for the Sabo Center for Democracy and Citizenship, shared in a recent Huffington Post article his experiences working with the late Martin Olav Sabo ’59. Continue reading “Remembering Martin Sabo”

Parent News from Student Financial Services

The Fall 2015 billing statements were electronically sent to all registered students on July 9; the due date is August 1. Students can view their statements by logging into inside.augsburg.edu and selecting “Records & Registration.” Click on “Make a Payment/Account Activity/Statement History” and then view or download “Augsburg Bill.” To view a student’s transaction history, follow all previous steps except select “Click here to view transaction history;” this is a more comprehensive and detailed view of a student’s account.

All students are encouraged to give parents/guardians access to view their billing statements. Students must log in to Inside Augsburg and select “Make a Payment/Account Activity” on the right hand menu. Click “View your online student account” and follow the instructions under “Parent/Third Party Access Instructions – Make a Payment.”

All students are still eligible to enroll in Augsburg’s online payment plan; however, the payments will be divided into four monthly payments if the application was not completed by July 30. Students must log in to augsburg.edu/studentfinancial and select “Make a Payment/Account Activity” on the right hand menu. Click “Payment Plans and Discounts” and follow the instructions under “Augsburg Online Payment Plan.” To ensure four monthly payments, the application must be completed by August 26.

To comply with FERPA regulations, students must complete the online Information Release form in order for our office to communicate with anyone besides themselves. The student must log into their Augnet Account at augnet.augsburg.edu or inside.augsburg.edu and click on “Records and Registration.” Under “Information Release” they need to “Add an Authorization.” They will enter the full name and email address of the party/parties they are giving permission for us to communicate with. Next, select “Financial Aid/Finances Release” and then click “Save.” Please note that we will be unable to speak with any parent/guardian that has not been authorized by the student.