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Winter 2021-22

From a small-town book club to paddling the Mississippi River, learning gets bigger outside the classroom



From a small-town book club to paddling the Mississippi River, learning gets bigger outside the classroom



Experiential education immerses students in a nuanced world

Just outside Hallock, Minnesota, in the skies that stretch above dormant sugar beet fields, charged solar particles meet the earth’s magnetic shield, exciting those atoms into the awe that… more >

The hustle and heart of Augsburg football coach Jack Osberg ’62

The hustle and heart of Augsburg football coach Jack Osberg ’62

At 81, he still goes the extra mile for student-athletes—and now they’re backing him through the toughest contest of his life

Minneapolis native Jack Osberg ’62 played football from the time he was a kid in the alleys and parks of Minneapolis until his college years, and he entered Augsburg’s… more >

Augsburg introduces American Indian Recognition Full Tuition Program

Augsburg introduces American Indian Recognition Full Tuition Program

Augsburg is launching one of the nation’s first comprehensive full-tuition programs at a private institution to support American Indians within higher education… more >

Notes from President Pribbenow: On a legacy of hospitality and leadership

Notes from President Pribbenow: On a legacy of hospitality and leadership

My wife, Abigail, and I first met Anne Frame and Bill Frame, Augsburg’s ninth president, some 18 years ago when we were chosen to be part of a new… more >

Provost Kaivola to retire; Board of Regents approves emeriti status for retiring Auggies

Provost Kaivola to retire; Board of Regents approves emeriti status for retiring Auggies

Karen Kaivola, Augsburg’s provost and senior vice president of academic and student affairs, will retire at the end of 2021–22 academic year. Since Kaivola joined Augsburg in 2013… more >

Student-created salads are helping Augsburg build a more sustainable local economy

Student-created salads are helping Augsburg build a more sustainable local economy

In Fall 2020, the Sabo Center for Democracy and Citizenship launched Augsburg Local, an effort to leverage Augsburg University’s purchasing power to support local businesses. Through a partnership with… more >

Augsburg’s Interfaith Institute adds new position endowed by the El-Hibri family

Augsburg’s Interfaith Institute adds new position endowed by the El-Hibri family

In 2021, Fuad and Nancy El-Hibri gave a significant gift to Augsburg University to create the El-Hibri Endowed Chair and Executive Directorship for the Interfaith Institute. Interfaith at… more >

2021 StepUP Gala raises more than $425,000 for on-campus recovery program

2021 StepUP Gala raises more than $425,000 for on-campus recovery program

On November 13, about 300 in-person and virtual attendees raised more than $425,000 at Augsburg’s annual StepUP® Program Gala. This year’s theme, Now More Than Ever… more >

Augsburg’s recent awards and rankings—Winter 2021–22

Augsburg’s recent awards and rankings—Winter 2021–22

This year, Augsburg is honored to receive a variety of awards and rankings, including new accolades for producing even more Gilman Scholars and for being a religious university living up… more >

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