Augsburg College will observe the Christmas and New Year holidays on three dates—Monday, December 24; Tuesday, December 25; and Tuesday, January 1. Many campus offices and buildings will be closed.
In addition, some offices and departments will observe Augsburg President’s Holidays from December 26 through December 31. Departments such as Academic Affairs, Admissions, Institutional Advancement, Student Affairs, and Student Financial Services will be open December 26 through December 28.
He teaches fourth grade and directs choirs at Highland Park Elementary in St. Paul, Minn. He also plays guitar and drums, sings in a band, and makes furniture and woodcarvings in the summer. But ask him why he was selected to receive a prestigious educator award, and this outstanding teacher blushes.
“I’m still trying to figure that out,” said Steve Abenth ’04. “I could make a list of hundreds of teachers who deserve this award, but I’m very honored to have received it.”
On Monday, December 10, Augsburg College is open and all classes and activities will be held as scheduled. Faculty, staff, and students must make their own decision about whether to travel. Campus sidewalks and parking lots (primarily Lot L) will be plowed for access to campus.
For students and faculty who missed class due to weather conditions on Sunday, December 9:
Faculty should send messages to students via Moodle if they are unable to travel to campus to hold class. If faculty determine that a class session will not be held, they must provide a timely alternative to students for completing course requirements. Continue reading “Augsburg College is open today”→
As finals week for the fall semester approaches, the end is in sight for seniors who are planning to graduate in the spring.
This is a time when many students may be wondering about the future, searching for jobs or internships, creating a career network, finding a mentor, and figuring out how student loan repayment works. The staff in Augsburg’s Strommen Center and the office of Academic Advising want to let seniors know that the winter break is a perfect time to do some planning and to schedule appointments with staff members who can help students plan for the next stage of their lives.
In addition to learning about the Pantone system and font rendering, students in Augsburg’s fall semester graphic design classes gained knowledge about three things: the Augsburg Health Commons, socks, and what it’s like to work in a professional design situation.
“We learned how to work together and to take criticism,” said Vince Undis ’14, a mass communications major. “And that deadlines are no joke,” added Patrick Werle ’13, a creative writing major.
This week, as students begin working on final papers, projects, and exams, many at Augsburg are looking forward to two holiday traditions that highlight the College’s Scandinavian heritage and share the gifts and talents of the Augsburg community with others. These two annual events are the traditional Scandinavian Velkommen Jul celebration hosted by the Augsburg Associates on November 30, and Advent Vespers, a service of music and liturgy which features the musical talents of Augsburg’s instrumental and choral ensembles on November 30 and December 1.
Velkommen Jul begins with chapel service at 10:20 a.m. and moves to the Christensen Center from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. The event, rumored to be one of the largest gatherings of Norwegian sweaters in the country, includes Scandinavian music and foods such as krumkake (a Norwegian waffle cookie) and lutefisk (dried whitefish prepared with lye and butter), handcrafted items, and a visit from St. Nicholas. Continue reading “Augsburg holiday traditions focus on heritage, sharing our gifts”→
Augsburg College health and physical education (HPE) and exercise science students used knowledge gained in the classroom to deliver smiles to more than 200 children in grades 3-6 at Sports Extravaganza, an annual one-day event through which children with mental or physical disabilities exercise and play on campus.
The success of Sports Extravaganza, held November 14, hinged upon the participation of Augsburg students, as well as additional student volunteers from North Hennepin Community College. Together, students and faculty members created activity stations in the Augsburg Athletics dome and then assisted children with each activity, according to Carol Enke, Sports Extravaganza director and Augsburg College HPE instructor.
This week Augsburg students, friends, faculty, and staff members celebrate the vital role philanthropy plays in the College’s culture with multiple on- and off-campus opportunities.
The Augsburg experience is supported by an engaged community and philanthropic initiatives make the institution’s distinct education possible.
Give to the Max Day
GiveMn, an online resource that helps Minnesotans donate to the state’s non-profit community, will host its annual Give to the Max Day on Thursday, November 15. Augsburg College is pleased to participate in Give to the Max Day, and a $10 donation has the possibility of turning into $1,000. Continue reading “Augsburg College celebrates philanthropy”→
Backstage magazine’s 2012 Fall College Guide listed Augsburg College among the top five U.S. institutions for theater majors who wish to continue their studies professionally.
“In our Theater Department, students connect with professional artists in the city while they delve into their theater courses,” said Darcey Engen, Augsburg College associate professor and chair of Theater Arts.
“We find that the combination of the department’s rigorous curriculum, exposure to outstanding professionals in the field, and mentorship with theater faculty prepare our students to graduate as complex, deeply committed artists who can apply their insights and skills to any occupation.”
The ACTC Student Film Festival, now entering its second year, features a selection of works by students and recent graduates from the five Associated Colleges of the Twin Cities (ACTC) member institutions: Augsburg College, Hamline University, Macalester College, St. Catherine University, and the University of St. Thomas. Continue reading “Augsburg College student, alumni films presented at festival”→