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Join us for a weekend for of fun — for alumni, families, reunion classes and more.

Thursday, October 12, 2017
4pm – 5pm Dual Hat Reception @ Marshall Room, Christensen Center
Augsburg is one of the top 10 employers of Auggies—it’s time to celebrate Augsburg alumni who are also Augsburg staff and faculty.
7pm – 8:30pm Athletic Hall of Fame Ceremony @ Hoversten Chapel
6pm- 8:00pm Juried Alumni Art Show @ the Gage Family Art Gallery, Oren Gateway Center atrium

Program & awards begin at 7:00pm

Friday, October 13, 2017
10am – 11am Distinguished Alumni Awards Convocation @ Hoversten Chapel
The annual Homecoming chapel service celebrates the Distinguished Alumni Award recipients.
11:30am – 1pm Distinguished Alumni Lunch @ East Commons
Students and faculty have the opportunity to meet and celebrate the Distinguished Alumni Award recipients. (this event is by invitation only)
2pm – 3pm 50th Reunion Ceremony for the Class of 1967 @ Hoversten Chapel
3:30pm – 4pm Auggie Talk #1-Hosted by the Class of 1967 @ Sateren Auditorium
Auggie Talks made their debut as a Homecoming event last year. The entire Augsburg community is invited to join us for short and informative sessions presented by professors and fellow alumni on topics spearheaded by class reunion groups.Teaching the bible, Faith and Vocation at Augsburg. Rev. Dr. Phillip Quanbeck Sr ’50 and Rev. Dr. Phillip Quanbeck II reflect on the last 50 years.
4pm – 5:30pm Auggie Hours @ Foss Atrium

Mingle with alumni, faculty, and staff at this pre-reception with light appetizers and drinks before the Distinguished Alumni Award ceremony.

5:30pm – 7pm Distinguished Alumni Awards @ Hoversten Chapel
Homecoming is the time when we honor the contributions and significant accomplishments of alumni and friends with the Distinguished Alumni, Spirit of Augsburg, and First Decade awards.
7pm – 8:30pm Reunion Dinners for the 50-Year Reunion, 40-Year Reunion, 25-Year Reunion, and 10-Year Reunion @ Christensen Center
7pm – 8:30pm Homecoming Dinner @ Christensen Center

For guests not participating in class reunions, take part in this special mix-and-mingle-style dinner with award recipients, alumni, and friends of all ages!

8:00pm – 10:30pm


All Residence Life Reunion @ Foss Center, Film Studio

All People of Faith Reunion @Foss Center Atrium

(Religion & Youth and Family Majors, Campus Ministry Participants, Interfaith Scholars, people employed by faith communities)


Homecoming Fireworks @ Murphy Square

Saturday, October 14, 2017
10am – 11am Fun Run @ Anderson Hall
5K open to alumni, students and friends. This event is administered by Residence Life and co-sponsored by ASAC and Alumni Relations. The charge is $5 and all participants receive 5 tickets to Taste of Augsburg. Fun prizes will also be given away for the fastest alumnus and best dressed in Auggie gear!
10am – 11am Homecoming Chapel @ Hoversten Chapel

Featuring performances by the Augsburg Choir under the direction of Mark Sedio ’76, the Centennial Singers and the Alumni Flute Ensemble under the direction of Trudi Anderson ’77.

10am – 1pm Lindell Library 20th Anniversary Celebration @ Lindell Library

Join the Augsburg Community to celebrate the Lindell Library’s 20th birthday! Wander through the library, dig into the archives, and take a peek at the digitization work being done to preserve and display Augsburg’s rich history. There will be a brief program at 11:00 A.M.

11am – 1:30pm Taste of Augsburg @ Murphy Park
Bring the whole family and enjoy games, bounce houses, booths featuring food by Augsburg Student Organizations from AASA’s amazing Egg Rolls to the Athletics department’s famous pork chop on a stick there is something for everyone! This is a great way to support Augsburg’s Student Groups! Please join the Augsburg Women Engaged for a Painting Party as a part of Taste of Augsburg in support of the Emergence Mural by Artist Greta McLain
11am – 11:30am Auggie Talk-#3-Hosted by the Class of 1992 @ Lindell 301

Led by David Murr ’92, a journey though the typical progression through an Augsburg Major and an a-typical progression through a life

12pm – 12:30pm Auggie Talks #4-Hosted by the Class of 2007 @ Lindell 301

Nobel Peace Prize Forum: Past, Present & Future

Led by Bettine Hoff Hermanson, Managing Director, Nobel Peace Prize ForumAfter a successful return of the Forum back to Augsburg’s Campus learn about this important event and our ties to this Norwegian institution.

Auggie Talk #5

What’s in a Name? @ Lindell Lower Level Class room
Hear the behind-the-scenes story of “Project Montague,” our internal name for all the work required to change Augsburg College to Augsburg University. The project includes everything from designing new logos with alumnus Samuel Gross ’03 to updating signs and graphics all over campus and beyond, from registering a new trademark to re-staining the gym floor, from working with MNDOT on highway signs to telling the world why we believe this rose by another name will smell even sweeter.
lead by Stephen Jendraszak, Director of Marketing, Augsburg University and Luther Seminary
Samuel Gross ’03, Principal, 144design
1pm – 3:30pm Homecoming Football Game @ Edor Nelson Field  vs. St Olaf College



Auggie Talk #6-Auggies in Music Theater  @ Tjornhom-Nelson Theater

Featuring presentations by Ivey Award winning composer Aaron Gabriel ’99, and Brian Halaas ’08 Director of Conference Programming at Arts Midwest. Brian, Aaron and Sonja will help to resurrect some of the history of the Music-Theater club and share where their journeys living lives in the arts has led.

Auggie Talk #7- @ Sateren Auditorium

Please join Flute Studio Artist Trudi Anderson ’77 and Augsburg flutists from all eras – including Leah Abdella ’76, Rebecca Hartwig ‘15, Julie Johnson ’98, Kou Lee ‘11, Bonnie (Schwendeman) Maffitt ’78, Sheryl (Lium) Wilhelm ’76, just to name a few! – as they join together to make merry music as a flute ensemble, including alto, bass, and contrabass flutes!






Auggie Talk #8- @ Oren Gateway Center 100

Celebrating the life and legacy of Joel Torstenson

Led by Elaine Eschenbacher, Director of the Sabo Center

Auggie Talk #9 @ Tour will depart from the Oren Gateway Lobby

A walking tour of the Cedar-Riverside Neighborhood, lead by Steve Peacock, Director for Community Relations

3:30pm – 6pm Block Party @ Lot J
Enjoy live music by Brokenspoke (featuring Chris Kopp ’14), a build your own S’mores bar and others snacks, and beverages after the game. During the Block party you can join Volleyball Alumnae  for a Meet-Up from 3-5pm and an Alumni Veterans Meet-Up from 3:30-6pm
5:00pm Homecoming Volleyball Game @ Si Melby Hall  vs. University of St. Thomas

Homecoming Men’s Soccer Game @ Edor Nelson Field vs. Carlton College

6:00pm -8:30pm MAL 30th Anniversary Celebration @ Hoversten Chapel

The Master of Arts in Leadership program celebrate its 30th anniversary. Dinner and program 6:00 – 7:30 pm. Mix and Mingle with dessert and drinks 7:30 – 8:30 pm. The cost for this event is $25.

7:30pm Homecoming Women’s Soccer Game @ Edor Nelson Field vs. Carlton College