Star Tribune publishes photos of 15th annual Sports Extravaganza

The Minneapolis Star Tribune metro section recently published a number of photos from the 15th annual Sports Extravaganza at Augsburg College. The event, which had record attendance this year, connects children from area schools with Auggie physical education and exercise science majors for a day of learning and fun.

Read: Kids fly high without leaving the ground at Augsburg’s Sports Extravaganza.

Short-term study abroad: a credit and an amazing experience

shortterm_abroadDuring the winter break, several students and faculty were busy learning abroad on short-term faculty-led programs through Augsburg Abroad and the Center for Global Education.

Winter faculty-led programs were:

History of Cuban Music in Cuba with Professor Bob Stacke, Music

Students experienced the fascinating culture of Cuba and its history, politics, and religion by exploring the way Cuban music has contributed to Afro-Caribbean music as a whole. Students also explored how music is used as a means of expressing cultural difference and social realities. Continue reading “Short-term study abroad: a credit and an amazing experience”

Spotlight: Melissa Lee

mel_leeMelissa “Mel” Lee ’04 — one of the top infielders in the history of Augsburg College softball — is a very busy woman. She serves as an assistant coach for Augsburg’s softball and women’s basketball teams. She also serves as an instructor in the college’s Health and Physical Education (HPE) department, as equipment supervisor for women’s athletics and the HPE department, and as director of academic and support services for the athletic department.

Mel played both softball and basketball during her career at Augsburg. She played as a guard for the Auggie basketball team for 2 seasons and as an infielder for 4 seasons with the softball team. She earned Augsburg Senior Honor Athlete honors in 2004, the highest honor the school awards to student-athletes. An HPE major with a 3.507 GPA, Mel also earned Academic All-MIAC and National Fastpitch Coaches Association Scholar Athlete honors. Continue reading “Spotlight: Melissa Lee”