The newly released film AMUNDSEN was vied by 200 guests, and the event provided opportunities to mingle, network, and participate in an exciting raffle, the prize: a wool-sweater from Amundsen Sports identical to those used by Amundsen in the early 1900’s. Our reception included Pemmican samples (dried meat commonly eaten on expeditions) consumed voluntarily by our adventurous guests.
In addition, Ann Bancroft, our guest of honor, shared her past experiences and expeditions as a polar explorer, her longtime friendship with Liv Arnesen, and her avid advocation for nature and female power.
This event is an example of how Augsburg University continues to create opportunities connecting our students, staff and faculty to old and contemporary Norway.
A big thank you to Amundsen Sports, Sons of Norway and the Honorary Consulate General in Minneapolis for partnering in a successfully executed night. .