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"Bits" screening Oct. 16

bitsWritten by Joe Lueben and Jesse Russell, “Bits” is an independent film about an awkward inventor who spends his days and nights obsessing over a mysterious project. Augsburg theatre and film alumni Ben Katz ’08, Linnea Mohn ’04, Philip Mershon ’06 (pictured), and Nancy Waldoch ’06 star in the film. The “Bits” screening is Thursday, Oct. 16 at 7 p.m. in Sateren Auditorium.

Katz stars in and aided in the production of “Bits.” Though he did not start out studying film at Augsburg (his first major was psychology), his first filmmaking course showed him that all he wanted to do was make films. “I realized that [making films] made me happy, and I would not be happy unless I was making films.” Continue reading “"Bits" screening Oct. 16”

Challenges of combat veterans returning to college

militaryOn Tuesday, Feb. 5, Augsburg faculty and staff can learn about “Beyond the Yellow Ribbon,” the Minnesota National Guard’s reintegration program for returning soldiers. Chaplain John Morris (Lt. Col.) will explain how the program provides benefits and resources to ease the returnees’ reintegration into families and communities. The event takes place from 3:15 – 5:15 p.m. in Sateren Auditorium.

Nearly 80 military veterans or currently-serving military members are enrolled at Augsburg — one of the highest number at any private college in Minnesota. In order to help faculty and staff understand the relatively high risks for difficulty in college, especially among veterans returning from high-stress deployment, Morris — along with a mental health specialist and a returning veteran — will talk about the challenges and issues faced by these students. Continue reading “Challenges of combat veterans returning to college”

Honors program performance Dec. 8

honorsOn Dec. 8, the first-year honors program students will perform a series of vignettes, entitled “Freudian Fairy Tales…and Other Stories.”

The series begins at 7 p.m. in the Sateren Auditorium, which is in the Music Hall. Admission to this production is free, and Augsburg students, faculty, and staff are welcome.

“Freudian Fairy Tales… and Other Stories” features four 15-minute vignettes, each written, performed and produced by the first-year honors program students. The vignettes feature themes such as love, God, and the meaning of life. They also feature flamenco dancing, modern twists on fairy tales, and a relation of the work of C.S. Lewis and Sigmund Freud to modern-day life.