Swenson Wall of Fame dedicated

swensonAugsburg will honor the legacy of its 10-time national championship wrestling program with the dedication of the Jeff Swenson Wrestling Wall of Fame prior to the No. 1-ranked Auggies’ dual meet with No. 2-ranked Wartburg (Iowa) on Friday, Jan. 30 at the Si Melby Hall/Kennedy Center complex. The dedication will take place at 6 p.m., with the wrestling dual against Wartburg to follow at 7:30 p.m. There is also a high school dual meet between Albert Lea and Coon Rapids at 6 p.m. at Si Melby Hall.

The Jeff Swenson Wrestling Wall of Fame will contain more than 30 trophies earned by Augsburg wrestling squads from various national tournaments, along with other artifacts celebrating the rich history of Augsburg’s wrestling program, considered one of the elite small-college wrestling programs in the nation. Continue reading “Swenson Wall of Fame dedicated”

Young people celebrating peace

festivalMore than 600 students in Grades 1 – 12 will come to Augsburg  College on March 6 to participate in the 13th Annual Nobel Peace Prize Festival. This year the Festival will honor the 2006 Laureates Muhammad

Yunus and the Grameen Bank (Bangladesh).

Students from all around the Twin Cities will fill up Si Melby Hall with sounds and sights of peace. The Festival, held annually at Augsburg College, was designed to teach young people about the Nobel Peace Prize and its influence on world peace.  As part of the “Adopt-a-Laureate” portion of the Festival, each school chooses a Nobel Peace Prize recipient

and studies the life and accomplishments of their peacemaker or organization. Students then share their knowledge through displays, dramatic performances, music and dance.

The Nobel Peace Prize Festival is an expansion of the Nobel Peace

Prize Forum, an annual event affiliated with the Norwegian Nobel Institute

in Oslo, Norway.

To learn more about this year’s Peace Prize Festival, visit:

http://nobelpeaceprizeforum.org/