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Monthly Archives: April 2012

Innovation and excellence

Innovation and excellence

As I write this, there is much conversation around the country about President Obama’s challenge to colleges and universities to stem tuition increases and make higher education more accessible… more >

Sabo public policy symposium

Sabo public policy symposium

Augsburg’s annual Sabo Symposium modeled constructive debate in addressing some of the contentious issues surrounding K-12 integration funding in Minnesota. The panel included Peter Swanson and Scott… more >

Auggie writers’ challenge

Auggie writers’ challenge

With the 2013 launch of the new Master of Fine Arts in Creative Writing, Augsburg will welcome even more aspiring writers to the College. To celebrate Augsburg’s tradition of… more >

International Programs photo contest

International Programs photo contest

PHOTO CONTEST AWARD WINNERS Tabacchi Amanda Rowan ’13 Siena, Italy Landscapes/cityscapes, First place The Elder Susie Mechtel ’13 Maasai Mara, Kenya Portraits, First place Afternoon Nap&#8221… more >

Stephenie Quick-Espinoza ’01

Stephenie Quick-Espinoza ’01

Senior Pastor, New Hope Lutheran Church/Iglesia Luterana Nueva Esperanza in North Aurora, Ill.

As a pastor, what did you learn that you didn’t expect to learn? How to get rid of chickens roosting in the sacristy! What is an issue that you… more >

Peter Morlock ’90

Peter Morlock ’90

Director of Spiritual Care, Cerenity Senior Care, St. Paul.

As a pastor, what did you learn that you didn’t expect to learn? All kinds of stuff! One of the things that they can’t really teach you in… more >

Jeni Falkman Grangaard ’02

Jeni Falkman Grangaard ’02

Pastor, Glyndon Lutheran Church, Glyndon, Minn.

As a pastor, what did you learn that you didn’t expect to learn? It’s a huge learning experience … things from how to learn about sump pumps, budgeting, working… more >

David Lillejord ’86

David Lillejord ’86

Senior Pastor, Mount Calvary Lutheran in Eagan, Minn., until March 2012; now Senior Pastor, St. Andrew in Eden Prairie, Minn.

As a pastor, what did you learn that you didn’t expect to learn? I mostly learn about myself—what I do well, what I can improve upon. As a… more >

Bob Bagley ’58

Bob Bagley ’58

Retired. First call in Papau New Guinea; served most recently part-time at Christ Lutheran in Lake Elmo, Minn.

As a pastor, what did you learn that you didn’t expect to learn? Here’s the biggie: Bishop Rogness’ dad, Alvin Rogness…when I came to a rural parish… more >

We are called. Auggie pastors.

We are called. Auggie pastors.

By Wendi Wheeler ’06 Last year, Bob Bagley ’58 submitted an idea for a story about his teacher, mentor, and friend, Mario Colacci . His submission sparked an idea. We… more >

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