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President’s Letter

Notes from President Pribbenow

Notes from President Pribbenow

On seeing and being seen

We see you! This summer, Assistant Professor Joaquin Muñoz from our education department greeted our incoming students with a powerful message. He said that every one of them deserved… more >

Notes from President Pribbenow

Notes from President Pribbenow

Augsburg at 150

It is indeed remarkable for any of us today to stand in the shadows of an institution that has existed for 150 years. Institutions such as Augsburg University—no matter… more >

Notes from President Pribbenow

Notes from President Pribbenow

On “Yes, and…”

I teach the Honors Senior Seminar each spring, which is always a highlight of my year, and one of the class sessions introduces students to the history and practice of… more >

Notes from President Pribbenow

Notes from President Pribbenow

On unexpected connections

There are many ways in which higher education is a leap of faith. Students come to campus brimming with curiosity and promise. Faculty and staff meet them where they are… more >

Notes from President Pribbenow

Notes from President Pribbenow

On celebration

Augsburg’s ninth president, Bill Frame, was fond of pointing out our “militant modesty,” the tendency to avoid touting our accomplishments for fear that we might be accused of boasting… more >

Notes from President Pribbenow

Notes from President Pribbenow

On the power of both/and

I am writing these notes on commencement weekend when we have just sent the final graduates of Augsburg College into the world, full of promise and aspiration—as has been… more >

Notes from President Pribbenow

Notes from President Pribbenow

On the gifts who are our students

Last spring, a small group of Regents, faculty, staff, and alumni were charged by the Board of Regents with exploring long-term strategy for Augsburg, especially in light of shifting… more >

Notes from President Pribbenow

Notes from President Pribbenow

On thoughtful stewardship

Augsburg’s mission statement says that we educate students to be “thoughtful stewards” as well as “informed citizens, critical thinkers, and responsible leaders.” I imagine some may read “thoughtful stewards… more >

Notes from President Pribbenow

Notes from President Pribbenow

On serendipity in education

I vividly recall the moment in 1977 when a conversation with a religion professor at Luther College, my alma mater, offered me a way of thinking about my vocational journey… more >

Notes from President Pribbenow

Notes from President Pribbenow

On being faculty-guided

In recent issues of Augsburg Now (apparently still the name of this fine publication—see Around the Quad), I’ve written about our Augsburg2019 vision to be “a new kind… more >

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