The passage of Title IX, enacted as part of the U.S. Education Amendment of 1972, mandated equal opportunities in education, allowing women to participate on high school and college athletic teams. But the tradition of women’s athletics at Augsburg actually dates back to the earliest days of Auggie athletics in the 1920s.
MINNEAPOLIS — Pam (Hanson) Moksnes, an independent management consultant, was elected this fall to serve a four-year term as a member of the Augsburg College Board of Regents.
Moksnes ’79 holds a bachelor’s degree in psychology from Augsburg College and formerly was a partner at Thrivent Financial for Lutherans.
“Augsburg has made a tremendous impact on me personally and professionally,” Moksnes said. “Connecting an excellent education to leadership, service, and stewardship is a hallmark of Augsburg, which makes a top education relevant in our world. Serving on the Augsburg Board of Regents is an honor as we work together to carry out this legacy.” Continue reading “Moksnes named to Augsburg College Board of Regents”→
In addition to new member appointments, this year the Board of Regents welcomed Jodi Harpstead, chief executive officer of Lutheran Social Service of Minnesota, as its new chair. Harpstead was named chair after serving on the Board of Regents since 2005. She will play a key leadership role in Augsburg’s planning and fundraising initiatives. Continue reading “New Augsburg College Regents named”→
Dan Phillips has found that uncommon materials, unimpeded creativity, and a unique approach to environmentalism can form a solid footing on which to build a house—and a business.
As this year’s Humanities and Fine Arts Convocation speaker, Phillips will describe his role as a designer, a homebuilder, and the founder of the Phoenix Commotion, a company that constructs beautiful, whimsical houses out of reused or recycled materials.
His presentation, “Recycled Housing: Adventures in Human Sensibilities,” will take place Wednesday, November 7, at 10 a.m. in Hoversten Chapel.
The Phoenix Commotion
Phillips and the Phoenix Commotion have built houses for low-income families out of 90 percent repurposed supplies for more than a decade. In these homes, non-traditional materials marry aesthetic appeal with essential utility: license plates can replace shingles for roof tiles and wine corks can form a mosaic floor covering. Continue reading “Humanities and Fine Arts Convocation features Dan Phillips”→
The Clair and Gladys Strommen Executive Speaker Series at Augsburg College will host a free presentation by Sally Smith, president and CEO of Buffalo Wild Wings, from 5 to 6:30 p.m. on Thursday, November 15, in Hoversten Chapel.
The Strommen Executive Speaker Series brings local business leaders to Augsburg’s Minneapolis campus to share their insights and expertise.
It’s not traditional theater. And it’s not very common to see students on campus with tape over their mouths and rope wrapped around their bodies. But that is exactly what students in Augsburg’s upcoming theater performance did last week to promote their work.
This Friday, October 26, Augsburg College will launch its new Augsburg.edu website powered by WordPress, an open-source website content management system that, according to WordPress.org, is used by nearly 17 percent of the world’s top 1 million websites, including The New York Times, CNN, and the Library of Congress.
The website project was launched in fall 2011 when Information Technology and Marketing and Communication tested several content management software options and confirmed WordPress as the platform for the new site. Design and prototyping were completed during the spring 2012 term, and content conversion began early this past summer. Continue reading “Augsburg College to launch new website this week”→
Augsburg College on October 16 and 17 will host Norwegian parliamentarian Marianne Aasen as she makes her first trip to Minnesota aimed at identifying opportunities for research, business, and educational exchange between Norway and the Upper Midwest.
Augsburg President Paul C. Pribbenow invited Aasen to visit the College to further her understanding of U.S. higher education and to explore topics central to her vocation. During the trip, Aasen—who chairs a parliamentary committee on research and education—will meet U.S. scholars who collaborate with Norwegian researchers and will discuss educational issues with faculty members in the College’s Education and Social Work departments. Continue reading “Augsburg College hosts parliamentarian Marianne Aasen”→