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Convocation Series 2013-14

First held in 1990, the Augsburg College Convocation Series is an annual speaker series that incorporates longstanding endowed and special programs. This winter, the 26th Annual Martin Luther King, Jr. Convocation honored one of the United States’ visionary civil rights

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Strommen Speakers Series

The Clair and Gladys Strommen Executive Speakers Series at Augsburg College, which brings local business leaders to campus to share insights and expertise, kicked off in November with John Taft, CEO at RBC Wealth Management, and his presentation on “Stewardship:

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Sports Extravaganza 2013

Sports Extravaganza was founded in 1999 and continues to be an annual College tradition because of the benefits it provides for Twin Cities area children, and Augsburg health and physical education (HPE) and exercise science students. In mid-November, more than

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Sabo Center for Citizenship and Learning

The November Martin Olav Sabo Symposium focused on creating policy change and featured three panelists who spoke about their experience working on climate change, the Minnesota Dream Act, and marriage equality. Speakers included Kate Knuth, Boreas Leadership Program Coordinator at

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The Cedar, Augsburg receive grant

A grant awarded to The Cedar Cultural Center and Augsburg College will support a program to build cross-cultural awareness, knowledge, and understanding of Somali culture through music. One of only six grants of its type in the nation, the $200,000

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IME Becas scholarships from Mexican consulate

Augsburg College was one of seven Minnesota colleges and universities to receive a grant from Consul Alberto Fierro Garza, Consulate of Mexico in St. Paul. Garza presented grants from the Instituto de los Mexicanos en el Exterior (IME—Institute for Mexicans

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Shakopee Mdewakanton scholarship

The Shakopee Mdewakanton Sioux Community (SMSC) recently contributed $250,000 to increase endowed scholarships for American Indian students at Augsburg College. This grant funding will be added to the existing SMSC endowment fund, which was established in the mid-1990s. The scholarship

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ACTC Student Film Festival 2013

Two Auggies were recognized for outstanding work as filmmakers at the 2013 Student Film Festival hosted in November by the Associated Colleges of the Twin Cities (ACTC) at the Main Theatre in Minneapolis. Chessdogs, an experimental film by Nial Nelson-Hopkins

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Native American Youth Day

More than 160 students from throughout the Twin Cities’ metro area participated in Augsburg’s third Native American Youth Day held in January. The students from grades 6-12 learned how post-secondary education can infl uence their futures, got a feel for

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Augsburg earns perfect score on Campus Pride Index

Augsburg College recently scored a perfect 5 out of 5 stars on Campus Pride’s LGBT-Friendly Campus Climate Index. This tool assesses colleges and universities across the United States on a number of variables, including policy inclusion, housing, campus safety, counseling,

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