Augsburg recognizes staff achievements

staffrecognitionLast week, the Augsburg community celebrated the accomplishments of its staff at the annual staff recognition event. In addition to naming those who have served at the College for 5, 10, 15, 20, 25, and 30 years, the community also recognized those selected for outstanding contribution awards.

Staff are nominated by their colleagues for this award and recognized for their professional accomplishments as well as their dedication to their work and to serving the students, faculty, and staff. Continue reading

A word from the President—Why is service important?

pres_blogEditor’s Note: On Tuesday afternoon, the Cedar-Riverside and Seward neighborhood will be filled with first-year Auggies, faculty members, staff members, and members of President Pribbenow’s Cabinet. Why is service important?

In his latest blog post, President Pribbenow addresses that question. A copy of the blog post is below. Find “Paul’s Blog” on the Augsburg College President’s webpage.

Education and service

On Tuesday, the Augsburg community will honor its historic commitment to “Education for Service” as we participate in our long-standing “City Service Day.” On that day, more than 500 Auggies—students, faculty and staff—will fan out across the Twin Cities to be of service to our neighbors. Continue reading

The beauty of teamwork

CBDDespite soaking rains that thwarted some efforts, Augsburg’s first Campus Beautification Day was, by all accounts, a success. The soggy weather on June 11 did not prevent legions of Augsburg staff, students, and faculty from cleaning, planting, and painting on and off campus.

Projects included a team cleaning up debris along the Mississippi River and others planting a border and building a path in the community garden. There were five painting projects involving 45 faculty, staff, and students working in Marketing and Communication, Event and Conference Planning, Murphy Place, Lindell Library, and the tunnel beneath Christensen Center. Continue reading

Augsburg's senior administrators visit Nicaragua

nicaraguaPresident Pribbenow, members of the President’s Cabinet, and Regent Steve Sheppard have spent the past week at Augsburg’s Center for Global Education site in Managua, Nicaragua. In his March 24 weekly update, Pribbenow wrote, “The trip is a sign of my (and the Cabinet’s) commitment to CGE’s work around the world as a mission-based focus of Augsburg.”

Chief Information Officer Leif Anderson provided highlights of the group’s activities: Continue reading

President Pribbenow Speaks in China

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President Paul Pribbenow delivers the second of two inaugural lectures by MPCC presidents at the MPCC/UIC Presidential Lecture Series. Seated behind him is Hong Kong Baptist university president and vice chancellor C. F. Ng, who also delivered an address

On Tuesday, Nov. 6, President Pribbenow delivered a lecture, “Joining a College: Liberal Arts as Civic Education,” at United International College (UIC) in Zhuhai, China. He traveled to China with College of St. Scholastica president Larry Goodwin and Minnesota Private College Council (MPCC) president David Laird. The purpose of this MPCC-sponsored visit was to attend and speak at the inaugural MPCC/UIC Presidential Lecture Series.

Hosting the MPCC group in Zhuhai was Edmund Kwok, UIC vice chancellor, and Hong Kong Baptist University president and vice chancellor C. F. Ng, who also delivered an address. Last year, an educational partnership was launched between MPCC and UIC, the first fully-sanctioned liberal arts college to be created in China in more than 50 years. UIC itself is a partnership between Beijing Normal University and Hong Kong Baptist University. Continue reading

Augsburg Sponsors Youth Center Basketball Court

muralOn Thursday, Oct. 4, President Pribbenow and Tom Morgan were esteemed guests at the dedication of the new Colin Powell Youth Leadership Center in South Minneapolis. Augsburg was one of eight colleges asked to sponsor a portion of the school’s basketball court with an urban mural. Retired-General and former Secretary of State Colin Powell participated in the dedication.

While the center bears Powell’s name, the idea for the facility comes from Urban Ventures Leadership Foundation, a Minneapolis-based economic development corporation. Continue reading

President Pribbenow Co-Chairs CROP Walk

cropThe annual Minneapolis Communities Responding to Overcome Poverty (CROP) Walk commences this Sunday, Sept. 30, at 2 p.m., with registration at 1:30 p.m. The walk begins and ends in Father Hennepin Park at Main Street and 6th Avenue SE.

The CROP Walk is a Church World Service event that raises funds for international development and sustainable agriculture projects as well as for local organizations.

This year, Minneapolis CROP walk sought to revitalize the walk’s popularity, so the Church World Service asked Augsburg to assist. Answering the call, President Pribbenow lent his name and his words to this year’s walk. His reason? CROP walks were a cherished memory from his childhood. Continue reading