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Star Tribune writes about hiring of new Chief Financial Officer, Vice President for Finance and Administration

Minneapolis Star TribuneThe Star Tribune included the hiring of Beth Reissenweber, Augsburg College’s new Chief Financial Officer and Vice President for Finance and Administration, in its weekly Business People column. The column chronicles new hires and promotions at leading Minnesota organizations.

Augsburg College names Beth Reissenweber Chief Financial Officer, Vice President for Finance and Administration

Beth ReissenweberAugsburg College today announced the appointment of Beth Reissenweber as the College’s Vice President for Finance and Administration and Chief Financial Officer. In this role, Reissenweber will lead Augsburg’s finance, accounting, purchasing, facilities, and human resources functions. She will officially start at Augsburg in July.

“Maintaining a sound and sustainable financial footing is a core dimension of our long-range strategic plan,” said Augsburg College President Paul Pribbenow. “We are pleased to have Beth join Augsburg and – building on the strong foundation created by prior CFOs of the College – lead the ongoing development of a sustainable financial model that supports our core academic mission and strategic priorities.” Continue reading “Augsburg College names Beth Reissenweber Chief Financial Officer, Vice President for Finance and Administration”

These guys want to teach you about your money

financial_literacyDo you know how to find your credit report? How about what affects your report positively or negatively? Which lender did you choose for your Stafford loan? Do you know how to contact them if you have a question about repayment?

These are a few of the important money matters that Tom Rixen ’12 [left] and Kris Ozga ’11 want you to know about. And as a reward just for learning, they might give you a fabulous prize!

Rixen and Ozga are the students behind College Money Matters, a series of events designed to help students learn about the financial issues that are important to them now and in the future. Both marketing majors, they were recruited to join a personal finance pilot project aimed at college students directed by Thrivent Financial for Lutherans. Continue reading “These guys want to teach you about your money”

From finance to fine arts — a perspective on music business

music_businessNext week the Augsburg community will be treated to a presentation on trends and careers in music business. The guest speaker is performer, songwriter, and teacher Dick Weissman. Weissman is the author of the best-selling “The Music Business: Career Opportunities & Self Defense” and “Understanding the Music Business.”

Following the presentation, students will be able to talk with an all-star panel of industry experts including an Augsburg MBA graduate, Sarah Phelan ’09. Phelan is a marketing program manager with the St. Paul Chamber Orchestra. Continue reading “From finance to fine arts — a perspective on music business”

A summer in London

rostad_abroadUntil a few weeks ago, Grant Rostad had never traveled outside North America and had never lived more than lived 20 miles from his parents’ home. Now the Augsburg senior is “across the pond” doing an internship with Ernst & Young in London.

“It’s the craziest thing I’ve ever done,” says Rostad. “If you had asked me about this my freshman year, I wouldn’t have even thought of it.”

An accounting and finance major from Bloomington, Minn., Rostad applied for the internship after a friend recommended he participate in a program abroad. He’s working in Strategic Growth Markets (SGM) doing assurance and auditing for the firm. Continue reading “A summer in London”