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Spring 2018 Events

Interfaith Storytelling for a Vibrant Democracy: Engaging the Diverse, the Devout, and the “Nones”

February 23-24, 2018
at the University of St. Thomas

This interactive conference will bring together individuals with diverse core commitments for skill building in the areas of storytelling and story listening in order to build greater dialogue on our campuses around difference. The event is a collaboration between staff and faculty from Augsburg University, Bethel University, and the University of St. Thomas and the Interfaith Youth Corps (IFYC). The cost is normally $10 (including meals) but is free for Augsburg students. For more information and a schedule, contact Professor Matt Maruggi at

Augsburg Students, Faculty, and Staff – registration is closed.

Alternative Spring Break to Laredo, Texas

March 10-17, 2018

A group of Augsburg students will spend their spring break traveling, learning, and serving in Laredo, Texas.

Learn more about the 2018 alternative spring break trip 

Spring Vocation Lunch with robert k. tom

March 29, 2018
12:00 pm – 1:15pm

Augsburg Faculty and Staff are invited to attend the spring vocation lunch to learn more about the vocational journey of robert tom, Art Chair and Associate Professor – Ceramics and Sculpture.

Learn More and Register for the Vocation Lunch with robert tom by March 21

Past Events – fall 2017

Honoring Luther’s LegacyMartin Luther

To mark the 500th anniversary of the Reformation, Augsburg is hosting a series of events this fall.

The Christensen Center for Vocation hosts several events throughout the year to promote our mission of enhancing vocational awareness, nurturing congregational partnerships, and building interfaith alliances.

Bishop Elizabeth A Eaton Christensen Symposium: Bishop Elizabeth Eaton

September 21, 2017
Hoversten Chapel, Foss Center

This year’s Bernhard M. Christensen Symposium speaker is Reverend Elizabeth Eaton, Presiding Bishop of the Evangelical Lutheran Church in America.

Morning Event
Christensen Symposium Address by Bishop Eaton
Interfaith Friendships: How Difference Can Bring Us Together
11 a.m. – 12 p.m.

Afternoon Event
#DecolonizeLutheranism Community Panel with Bishop Eaton
2 p.m. – 3:30 p.m.

Learn more about the 2017 Christensen Symposium

Heritage Day: Mary LoweMary Lowe, Associate Professor of Religion

Martin Luther on the Body, Our Bodies, and the Body of Creation

October 24, 2017
7 p.m. – 8:30 p.m.
Hoversten Chapel, Foss Center

As part of the Reformation series, Mary Lowe, associate professor of Religion at Augsburg, will give an evening lecture followed by discussion and a reception.

Learn More about Heritage Day.

Seminary and Divinity School Day

I am your Servant, Give me Discernment

October 26, 2017
8 a.m. – 4:00 p.m.
Travel with other Auggies to Gustavus Adolphus College for a day to connect, reflect, and explore theological graduate study options.

Learn More and Register by October 20.

Fall Vocation Lunch with “Tina” Maria Tavera

November 15, 2017
11:15 am – 12:15pm

Augsburg Faculty and Staff are invited to attend the fall vocation lunch to learn more about the vocational journey of “Tina” Maria Tavera, TRIO-McNair Scholars Director.

Learn More and Register for the Vocation Lunch by November 9.

Fine Arts Convocation: The Rose Ensemble

November 2, 2017
11:00 am – 12:00 pm
Hoversten Chapel, Foss Center

Award-winning musical group The Rose Ensemble will present “Welcome the People: The Musical Legacy of the Reformation.”

Learn More about the Fine Arts Convocation

Advent Vespers: “Welcome, Noble Guest,”

December 1-2, 2017

This year’s theme, “Welcome, Noble Guest,” is inspired by Martin Luther’s hymn “From Heaven Above.”

Learn More and Reserve Tickets for Advent Vespers