From the South Pole to Augsburg

jansen_vocatioNovember and December in Minnesota bring with them cold, short days. However, they are tropical in comparison to the days at the Amundsen-Scott South

Pole Station in Antarctica. Katy Jensen, who now lives in St. Paul, was the Station Manager there from 1992 – 2002. She will be sharing her polar experience on Dec. 5 at 10:20 a.m. in the Hoversten Chapel as part of Augsburg’s Vocatio Series.

Jensen earned her degree from Colorado College and later joined the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration’s Commissioned Officer’s Corps. After serving 2 years aboard research vessels conducting oceanographic mapping and surveying missions, she was assigned to the U.S. Antarctic Program. That turned into a 10-year-long adventure of days with endless sun and others of perpetual night. Continue reading “From the South Pole to Augsburg”

Becoming Well Within Fundraiser Nov. 4

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Artwork: Collage by Janette Maley.

On Nov. 4, Augsburg will host “Becoming Well Within: A Tribute to Women with Breast Cancer,” a concert, art exhibition, and reception that will benefit Well Within, a non-profit wellness and renewal resource center located in West Saint Paul. This event is being produced by a group of professional women, including several Augsburg community members.

The concert portion will be held at 5 p.m. in the Hoversten Chapel and will feature “Where I Live,”a breast cancer oratorio by Minneapolis composer Diane Benjamin and conducted by Jane Ramseyer Miller. Guest performers include Carol Connolly, Lori Dokken & The Girls, Vivian Jenkins-Nelson, Wendy Lehr, Billy McLaughlin, Mila Vocal Ensemble, Donna Peña, Abigail Crampton Pribbenow, Tracy KS Yue, and a women’s chorus of singers from across the Twin Cities. Continue reading “Becoming Well Within Fundraiser Nov. 4”

Filmmaker to Speak at Next Convocation

bisanzPeter Bisanz will present “One: The Documentary” on Wednesday, Oct. 17 at 10 a.m. in the Hoversten Chapel. Bisanz marks the second in a series of Convocations called “Many Voices Bold Vision.” Bisanz will talk on the fundamental issues facing our world today, and how faith, religion, and spirituality can inspire peaceful and compassionate solutions.

Bisanz holds a BFA in Film and Television from New York University’s Tisch School of Arts and an MBA from Oxford and is one of the World Economic Forum’s Young Global Leaders. He is currently editing his ongoing production “One,” a feature length documentary, which focuses on the positive role of faith and spirituality in modern times by exploring the fundamental unity of the worlds’ religions.

All Convocation speeches are open and free to the public. For additional information on Peter Bisanz’s presentation, visit http://www.augsburg.edu/convo.

Penn Presents Mini-Convocation on Monday

elaine_pennOn Monday, Sept. 17, Augsburg College will host nationally recognized speaker, trainer and performer Elaine Penn for a mini-convocation entitled “Be the Change: Help Create a Better World.” The event will begin at 10:20 a.m. in Hoversten Chapel and will be followed by lunch and conversation in the East Commons (class schedules will not change).

The presentation will focus on diversity, leadership and building an inclusive campus community. This mini-convocation is part of an all-day event in which Elaine will also speak to student athletes, faculty and staff.

Elaine’s background as a campus professional, college coach, athlete and musician has helped her speak (and sing) with college audiences since 1996. She received her Master of Education Administration degree from the University of North Carolina at Wilmington in 1988. Continue reading “Penn Presents Mini-Convocation on Monday”