July commencement focuses on global peace

july_commencementAugsburg’s commencement ceremonies this academic year are organized around the theme of global peace. Augsburg will welcome peacemakers and leaders to challenge and encourage graduates as they continue their lives beyond Augsburg.

The July 1 commencement honors undergraduate Weekend/Evening College students from the Minneapolis and Rochester campuses as well as graduate students in business, leadership, social work, nursing, and education. The Richard Thoni Award, recognizing a graduating student who has demonstrated a dedication to community service, will be presented. This year’s student speaker representing the Class of 2012 will be special education major Rebecca Hamlin. Continue reading “July commencement focuses on global peace”

Commencement ceremonies focused on theme of global peace

may_commencementAugsburg’s Commencement ceremonies this academic year—Saturday, May 5, and Sunday, July 1— are organized around the theme of global peace. Augsburg will welcome peacemakers and leaders to challenge and encourage graduates as they begin their lives beyond college.

The May commencement honors the 465 day semester students and 29 physician assistant graduate students who are eligible to graduate. The Marina Christensen Justice Award, recognizing a graduating student who has demonstrated a dedication to community service and has reached out to disadvantaged communities, will be presented. This year’s student speaker representing the Class of 2012 will be Kathy DeKrey. Continue reading “Commencement ceremonies focused on theme of global peace”

Future Auggies start here

soarMembers of Augsburg’s Class of 2012 will be on campus July 15-19 with their parents and families for SOAR — Student Orientation and Registration. This year, approximately 380 students will attend one of three two-day sessions designed to introduce students to campus life and connect them with other Auggies.

SOAR is an opportunity for students to find out what being an Auggie is all about. Through participation in community service projects, students will learn about our neighbors as well as what it’s like to live and learn in the city. It’s also a chance for students to meet classmates, talk with teachers, get an official Augsburg ID card, and take a first look at their fall course schedule. Continue reading “Future Auggies start here”