Slide show of 2008 International Photo Contest submissions

Augsburg's first Rhodes Scholar: Brian Krohn

rhodesCommunity Celebration

Celebrate and hear more about Brian’s accomplishments at a community-wide gathering on Thursday, Dec. 4 in the Oren Gateway Center Atrium. Refreshments will be served and a brief program will begin at 2:30 p.m.

Augsburg’s first Rhodes Scholar

Brian Krohn arrived at Augsburg with plans of being a film major. He eventually became a chemistry student. And when he graduates next month, Krohn will have a new title.

Augsburg’s first-ever Rhodes Scholar. Continue reading “Augsburg's first Rhodes Scholar: Brian Krohn”

Fine arts end-of-semester events

fall_fineartsThe number, variety and size of fine arts events will continue to crescendo through November and December. In the course of the next five weeks, nearly 600 students will sing, act, play an instrument, or participate in one of Augsburg College’s fine arts events.

Here are highlights of events taking place in the coming weeks. Go to the Fine Arts website for more information and the full schedule of events.

Artist Roundtable & Reception

Friday, November 21 at 5:30 p.m.

Marshall Room (main floor), Christensen Center

Admission is free. Continue reading “Fine arts end-of-semester events”

The challenges of our current economy

financialThe current economic times are turbulent and challenging, affecting everyone as the Dow plunges to record-low rates. Each day reports from higher education media describe how colleges and universities across the country are experiencing the effects of the financial crisis on their faculty, staff, and students.

At the regular fall gathering of faculty and staff in November, Augsburg College President Paul Pribbenow discussed the economic crisis and its implications for the College.

As are colleges across the country, Pribbenow said that Augsburg has noticed an increased number of students this semester who have larger than normal student account balances. He explained that Augsburg’s enrollment and financial services staff are working closely with individual students to develop financing plans. Continue reading “The challenges of our current economy”

The new 'Augsburg Now'

new_nowThe Augsburg Now, the magazine of Augsburg College, recently got a bit of a facelift. The Fall 2008 issue, with three of Augsburg’s RNC interns featured on the cover, arrived on campus and will be hitting mailboxes soon.

Now editor, Betsey Norgard, said the redesign served two purposes–to make the look consistent with Augsburg’s brand and to add some new features to articles including “web extras.” “There is often more to a story than we can put into the magazine,” said Norgard, “The web extras give us the opportunity to tell the whole story by directing readers to our website for more.” Continue reading “The new 'Augsburg Now'”

Update on the Pfaff's at UIC

pfaffs_update2Augsburg College health and physical education associate professor, Joyce Pfaff, and her husband, Doug, are teaching this semester at United International College in Zhuhai, China. Here’s an update from her blog.

Teaching at UIC — Nov. 19

I am about half way through my teaching experience at UIC and thought this might be a good time to tell everyone a little bit about teaching Chinese college students. For the most part I find my students at UIC very similar to my students at Augsburg. It took longer for us to get to know each other but the students in my 2 fitness classes are finally beginning to open up a bit and all of us are enjoying the classes more. Continue reading “Update on the Pfaff's at UIC”

Auggie election results

voteWhen the Minnesota Legislature reconvenes in early January, four Augsburg College alums–three in the House of Representatives and one in the Senate–will help determine just how the state deals with a budget deficit that will likely be more than $1 billion.

Earlier this month, Augsburg alums Diane Loeffler ’75, Larry Hosch ’04, and Linda Slocum all won reelection to the house. Because Minnesota senators have four-year terms, Rod Skoe ’77 was not up for re-election and is entering the second two years of his term.

Here’s a look at the four legislators with Augsburg ties: Continue reading “Auggie election results”

Men’s soccer advances to playoff sectionals

soccerMen’s Soccer 11/16/08 — NCAA Division III National Playoff Second Round — Augsburg (Minn.) 1, Redlands (Calif.) 0

The Augsburg men’s soccer team advanced to the sectionals of the NCAA Division III national tournament with a 1-0 victory over host Redlands College (Calif.) in a second-round game last Sunday afternoon at Farquhar Field.

Augsburg (12-3-7 overall) will travel to Dubuque, Iowa to face host Loras (Iowa, 18-4-1 overall) in the sectionals on Saturday (Nov. 22) at 7:30 p.m. The sectional site at Loras will also include Ohio Northern (19-5-1) and Hobart (N.Y., 18-0-3), which will meet in the other third-round game. The winners of the two third-round games will meet on Sunday (Nov. 23) in the sectional final in Dubuque, with the winner earning a trip to the national semifinals on Dec. 5 in Greensboro, N.C. Continue reading “Men’s soccer advances to playoff sectionals”

International Education Week — Nov. 17-21

international_edInternational Education Week is a nationwide joint initiative of the U.S. Departments of State and Education to promote programs that prepare Americans for a global environment and attract future leaders from abroad to study, learn, and exchange experiences in the United States.

In observance of International Education Week, the Augsburg Office of International Programs and the International Student Organization are promoting the following events: Continue reading “International Education Week — Nov. 17-21”

Creating Christmas on Park Avenue

nordic_christmasIt’s beginning to look a lot like Christmas, at least at the American Swedish Institute in the historic Turnblad mansion on Park Avenue.

The Institute recently opened “A Nordic Christmas,” a multicultural tribute to the Christmas holidays. The exhibit includes a room for each of the Nordic countries–Iceland, Denmark, Finland, Norway, and of course, Sweden.

The Norwegian exhibit, which was designed and created by the Augsburg Associates, features a holiday table setting with Farmers Rose China. An adjacent table shows the tools and creations of a Norwegian kitchen including krumkake and lefse. There’s also a Norwegian Christmas tree flanked by a bunad and a pastor’s robe with a ruff collar. Continue reading “Creating Christmas on Park Avenue”