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One step, one story, one journey

stepupThe Augsburg College StepUP program will celebrate its first decade as a collegiate recovery community with a dinner gala and silent auction on Thursday, Feb. 28 at 5:30 p.m. Andrew Zimmern, Twin Cities chef and host of the Travel Channel’s hit series “Bizarre Foods” will be the emcee, and the keynote address will be given by producer and director Peter Bisanz. The program will also include stories of experience, strength, and hope from current StepUP students and alumni.

StepUP is a nationally known and respected program that supports students in recovery from addiction to alcohol and other drugs. In its first 10 years, StepUP experienced an 84% abstinence rate, and currently students maintain a 2.9 mean cumulative grade-point average. The program has grown from 23 students in 1997 to 64 students in this current year. Continue reading “One step, one story, one journey”

Filmmaker to Speak at Next Convocation

bisanzPeter Bisanz will present “One: The Documentary” on Wednesday, Oct. 17 at 10 a.m. in the Hoversten Chapel. Bisanz marks the second in a series of Convocations called “Many Voices Bold Vision.” Bisanz will talk on the fundamental issues facing our world today, and how faith, religion, and spirituality can inspire peaceful and compassionate solutions.

Bisanz holds a BFA in Film and Television from New York University’s Tisch School of Arts and an MBA from Oxford and is one of the World Economic Forum’s Young Global Leaders. He is currently editing his ongoing production “One,” a feature length documentary, which focuses on the positive role of faith and spirituality in modern times by exploring the fundamental unity of the worlds’ religions.

All Convocation speeches are open and free to the public. For additional information on Peter Bisanz’s presentation, visit