Monthly Archives: October 2009

Homecoming 2009

September 28–October 4 Despite the rains and chilly weather, spirits were high at the 2009 Auggie Adventure, as hundreds of alumni, students, faculty/staff, and friends celebrated Homecoming. Queen Jamie Krumenauer and King Kevin Khottavongsa presided at the football game halftime

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From the Alumni Board president

By Daniel Hickle ’95, Alumni Board President As I write this article, we are passing into autumn, and every year this brings a palpable sense of nostalgia and reflection. This year I have been considering some of the principles and

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From tending flocks…to tending phlox

By Betsey Norgard At age 77, Herb Chilstrom ’54 got an offer he couldn’t refuse. The retired ELCA presiding bishop was invited to serve as interim director of the Linnaeus Arboretum at Gustavus Adolphus College while its director is overseas

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Advent Vespers keeps growing at 30 years

By Betsey Norgard In 1980, Augsburg Choir director Larry Fleming’s vision for the first Advent Vespers was unlike any other. Among many holiday performances, Augsburg’s program would offer a spiritual experience—a service with both music and liturgy—and the focus would

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Campus Kitchen wins youth philanthropy award

By Betsey Norgard Augsburg’s Campus Kitchen program was honored by the Association of Fundraising Professionals with the Outstanding Youth Award for 2009 at National Philanthropy Day in Minneapolis in November. Augsburg students were recognized for the program they largely plan

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Whitney Holman—all-around athlete and scholar

By Don Stoner Whitney Holman was an outstanding student both in the classroom and on the athletic fields in multiple sports in high school. She had received notice from many schools, and Augsburg was just another school on the list.

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Augsburg’s first travel to Egypt

By Mohamed Sallam, Director of the Pan-Afrikan Center and instructor in the Departments of Sociology and History As a child, I spent most of my summers in Egypt. When I became director of the Pan-Afrikan Center, I proposed taking students

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Two new regents elected to board

The Augsburg Corporation, at its annual meeting in September, elected two new members to the Board of Regents and re-elected six others. Elected to a four-year term on the Augsburg Board of Regents: Ann Ashton-Piper Ann Ashton-Piper is a graduate

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Ever Cat Fuels opens in Isanti

What began as a student research project in a Science Hall laboratory made another step toward changing how fuel will be produced in the future when Ever Cat Fuels held a grand opening for its biodiesel plant in late September.

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Mayor meets with students

After returning from New Zealand last summer, Richmond Appleton ’09 was so enthusiastic that he wrote a letter to Minneapolis mayor R.T. Rybak. Appleton was in New Zealand for five weeks with 25 students led by biology professor Brian Corner

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