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Augsburg College

Motto Education for Service
Established 1869
Type Private
Endowment $27,160,101[1]
President Dr. Paul C. Pribbenow
Students 3,785
Location Minneapolis, MN, USA
Campus Urban
Colors Maroon and gray
Nickname Auggies
Affiliations Minnesota Intercollegiate Athletic Conference
Website www.augsburg.edu

Augsburg College is a liberal arts college of the Evangelical Lutheran Church in America located in Minneapolis, Minnesota. It was founded in 1869 in Marshall, Wisconsin as Augsburg Seminary and moved to Minneapolis in 1872. Undergraduate classes first began in the fall of 1874 with the first class graduating in the spring of 1879 In 1893 Augsburg leaders formed the "Friends of Augsburg", which became the Lutheran Free Church in 1897. Women were first admitted to the college in 1921. The school was officially known as Augsburg Seminary until 1942 when the name was change to Augsburg College and Theological Seminary although that name had been informally used since the 1920s. When the Lutheran Free Church merged with the American Lutheran Church in 1963 Augsburg Seminary merged with Luther Seminary in Saint Paul and the name of the school officially became Augsburg College. Standard approved logo from Augsburg College. ... For other uses, see Motto (disambiguation). ... The date of establishment or date of founding of an institution is the date on which that institution chooses to claim as its starting point. ... 1869 (MDCCCLXIX) is a common year starting on Friday (link will take you to calendar) of the Gregorian calendar or a common year starting on Sunday of the 12-day-slower Julian calendar. ... For the film of this title, see Private School (film). ... A financial endowment is a transfer of money or property donated to an institution, with the stipulation that it be invested, and the principal remain intact. ... University President is the title of the highest ranking officer within a university, within university systems that prefer that appellation over other variations such as Chancellor or rector. ... Alternate uses: Student (disambiguation) Etymologically derived through Middle English from the Latin second-type conjugation verb stŭdērĕ, which means to study, a student is one who studies. ... Minneapolis redirects here. ... Capital Saint Paul Largest city Minneapolis Area  Ranked 12th  - Total 87,014 sq mi (225,365 km²)  - Width 250 miles (400 km)  - Length 400 miles (645 km)  - % water 8. ... School colors are the colors chosen by a school to represent it on uniforms and other items of identification. ... The athletic nickname, or equivalently athletic moniker, of a university or college within the United States of America is the name officially adopted by that institution for at least the members of its athletic teams. ... The Minnesota Intercollegiate Athletic Conference (MIAC) is an College Athletic Conference which competes in the NCAAs Division III. As the name implies, member schools are located in the state of Minnesota; also, all of the member schools are private, with all but two having a religious affiliation. ... A website (alternatively, Web site or web site) is a collection of Web pages, images, videos or other digital assets that is hosted on one or several Web server(s), usually accessible via the Internet, cell phone or a LAN. A Web page is a document, typically written in HTML... In the history of education, the seven liberal arts comprise two groups of studies, the trivium and the quadrivium. ... The Evangelical Lutheran Church in America (ELCA) is a mainline Protestant denomination headquartered in Chicago, Illinois. ... Minneapolis redirects here. ... 1869 (MDCCCLXIX) is a common year starting on Friday (link will take you to calendar) of the Gregorian calendar or a common year starting on Sunday of the 12-day-slower Julian calendar. ... Marshall is the name of some places in the U.S. state of Wisconsin: Marshall, Dane County, Wisconsin Marshall, Richland County, Wisconsin Marshall, Rusk County, Wisconsin This is a disambiguation page — a navigational aid which lists other pages that might otherwise share the same title. ... For the Ecuadorian artist, see Manuel Rendón Seminario. ... Year 1872 (MDCCCLXXII) was a leap year starting on Monday (link will display the full calendar) of the Gregorian Calendar (or a leap year starting on Saturday of the 12-day slower Julian calendar). ... The Lutheran Free Church was a Lutheran church that existed in the United States official from 1897 to 1963. ... This article or section does not cite its references or sources. ... Luther Seminary is the largest seminary of the Evangelical Lutheran Church in America (ELCA). ... For an overview of the Twin Cities metropolitan area, see Minneapolis-Saint Paul. ...

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A college in the city

Augsburg College is located in the center of Minneapolis close to St. Paul with a program in Rochester as well. State capitol building in Saint Paul Saint Paul is the capital and second-largest city of the state of Minnesota in the United States of America. ... Coordinates: Country United States State Minnesota County Olmsted Founded 1854 Mayor Ardell Brede Area    - City 103. ...


As the Evangelical Lutheran Church in America's (ELCA) most diverse tertiary institution, Augsburg strives to educate both traditional and non-traditional students, offering undergraduate degrees in over 50 major areas of study. The College also grants six graduate degrees: The Evangelical Lutheran Church in America (ELCA) is a mainline Protestant denomination headquartered in Chicago, Illinois. ...

  • the Master of Arts in Education,
  • the Master of Arts in Leadership,
  • the Master in Business Administration,
  • the Master of Social Work,
  • the Master of Arts in Nursing, and
  • the Master of Science in Physician Assistant Studies, the state's only Physician Assistant training program.

Majors in the Sciences, Business-related fields, and the teacher licensure program, which has been preparing K-12 teachers since 1923, are the most popular areas of study.


Student body

Augsburg's student body totals approximately 3,800 students. Reflecting its Minnesota location and historical roots, 88.5% of students are white, and 32% of students are Lutheran[2]; approximately 90% come from inside Minnesota[3]. However, the College makes strong attempts to diversify its student body and does of a range of students from diverse religious, cultural, and ethnic backgrounds, representing some 40 states, more than 40 foreign countries, and 24 tribal nations/reservations. The College also is a nationally recognized leader in providing services to students with physical or learning disabilities, and to students in recovery through its acclaimed “StepUP Program.” This on-campus diversity is enhanced by Augsburg's location in the Cedar-Riverside neighborhood, the Twin Cities' most culturally diverse neighborhood. The largest concentration of Somali immigrants in the U.S. is located throughout the Augsburg neighborhood, and one of the largest urban American Indian populations is within one mile. The College has been designated as a Minnesota Indian Teacher Training Program site. The College's location also provides access for all of Augsburg's students to participate in community service, such as through Campus Kitchen, and internship experiences that not only enhance their classroom learning but also prepare them for life's work in a multi-cultural society. The Cedar-Riverside neighborhood of Minneapolis is commonly referred to as the West Bank. ... A Campus Kitchen is an on-campus student service program that is a member of the nonprofit organization, The Campus Kitchens Project. ...


Opportunities on campus

Augsburg's location in the heart of a major theatre center makes it an ideal place to study theatre arts. Students have the opportunity to explore the connections between theory and application through an annual series of events featuring visiting theatre professionals from throughout the Twin Cities and at attendance and internships at Twin Cities theatres.


Augsburg students have opportunities for involvement in more than 50 clubs and organizations, including student academic societies, publications, student government, Campus Ministry, Pan-African and Pan-Asian Student Union, forensics, cheerleading, Amnesty International, Intertribal Student Union and the Hispanic/Latino Student Association.


Buildings and Facilities

Residence Halls

  • Urness Hall is the First Year dorm building. It has 9 floors of dorm rooms (plus two other floors) and is coed by floor.
  • Mortensen Hall (known as Mort) is connected to the Urness lobby and has 13 floors of apartment style housing (eight apartments on every floor). It is the tallest building on the campus.
  • Anderson Hall is a four story building with four differnet styles of housing available. These include single person suites, four person apartments, eight person townhomes (two floors), and 15 person floorhouses.
  • Martin Luther Residence Hall (also known as Luther Hall and formerly known as New Hall until September 30, 2007) was built in 1999 from state funding (because of this there was no major contributor to name the hall after). As it is no longer the newest building with the completion of Oren (see below), the old name of New Hall is misleading. Luther Hall has studios, two bedroom and four bedroom apartments. The apartments all consist of single person rooms and have a full kitchen.
  • The Oren Gateway Center has rooms for 106 students.

is the 273rd day of the year (274th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 2007 (MMVII) is the current year, a common year starting on Monday of the Gregorian calendar and the AD/CE era in the 21st century. ...

Other Buildings

  • Old Main was the original building on campus and is still in use today.
  • The Christensen Center contains admissions offices, the cafeteria, a coffee shop, computers, an art gallery, and until August 2007, the bookstore (after which the bookstore moved to the Oren Gateway Center). It is connected by skyway to Urness Hall/Mortensen Hall.
  • Sverdrup Hall contains academic advising as well as several class rooms and computer labs on the upper level.
  • The James G. Lindell Library has four levels containing approximately 32000 items. The library is connected to Memorial Hall and the Oren Gateway Center by skyway.
  • The Oren Gateway Center is the newest building on campus and has six classrooms, an art gallery, and housing for 106 students[4].
  • The Foss, Lobeck, Miles, Center for Worship, Drama, Communication contains the chapel, a theater, and several classrooms.

August 2007 is the eighth month of that year. ...

Mission

The Mission of Augsburg College is to nurture future leaders in service to the world by providing high quality educational opportunities, which are based in the liberal arts and shaped by the faith and values of the Christian Church, by the context of a vital metropolitan area, and by an intentionally diverse campus community.


Presidents of Augsburg

Number Years Name Notes
1st 1869-1876 August Weenass
2nd 1876-1907 Georg Sverdrup
3rd 1907-1911 Sven Oftedal
4th 1911-1937 George Sverdrup
son of the first
5th 1937-1938 Henry N. Hendrickson
interim
6th 1938-1962 Bernhard M. Christensen
7th 1962-1963 Leif S. Harbo
interim
8th 1963-1980 Oscar A. Anderson
9th 1980-1997 Charles S. Anderson
10th 1997-2006 William V. Frame
11th 2006- Paul C. Pribbenow

Georg Sverdrup (1848-1907) was born in Norway, he came to the United States to teach at Augsburg Seminary in 1874. ... Sven Oftedal (March 22, 1844-March 30, 1911 was a Norwegian American who help founded the Lutheran Free Church and served as the 3rd president of Augsburg College. ...

Church affiliation

Years Church
1869-1870 Scandinavian Augustana Synod
1870-1890 Conference of the Norwegian-Danish Evangelical Lutheran Church of America
1890-1897 United Norwegian Lutheran Church of America
1897-1963 Lutheran Free Church
1963-1987 American Lutheran Church
1988-now Evangelical Lutheran Church in America

The Augustana Evangelical Lutheran Church (previously the Augustana Lutheran Synod and also Scandinavian Evangelical Lutheran Augustana Synod in North America ) was a Lutheran church body in the United States that was one of the churches that merged into the Lutheran Church in America in 1962. ... Conference of the Norwegian-Danish Evangelical Lutheran Church of America usually called the Conference was a Lutheran church body that existed in the United States from 1870 to 1890, when it merged into the United Norwegian Lutheran Church of America. ... The United Norwegian Lutheran Church of America was the result of the union formed between the Norwegian Evangelical Lutheran Augustana Synod, the Conference of the Norwegian-Danish Evangelical Lutheran Church of America, and the Anti-Missourian Brotherhood in 1890. ... The Lutheran Free Church was a Lutheran church that existed in the United States official from 1897 to 1963. ... This article or section does not cite its references or sources. ... The Evangelical Lutheran Church in America (ELCA) is a mainline Protestant denomination headquartered in Chicago, Illinois. ...

Notable alumni/alumnae

Nobel Laureate Peter Agre '70
Nobel Laureate Peter Agre '70
  • Peter Agre, M.D. ’70, 2003 Nobel Prize winner in Chemistry and faculty member at the Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine.
  • Rev. Mark Hanson, ’71, Presiding Bishop of the Evangelical Lutheran Church in America.
  • Rev. Herbert W. Chilstrom, ’54, Retired (and the first) Presiding Bishop of the ELCA.
  • Martin Sabo, ’59, former U.S. Representative.
  • Janet Letnes Martin and Suzann (Johnson) Nelson, ’68, authors and winners of a Minnesota Book Award.
  • Paul Mikelson, ’70, President and CEO, Lyngblomsten Care Center.
  • Richard Green ’59 (Deceased) Minneapolis and New York City school superintendent.
  • Syl Jones, ’71, playwright, author and newspaper columnist.
  • Gene Hugoson, ’67, Minnesota Commissioner of Agriculture.
  • Devean George, ’99, Professional Basketball, Dallas Mavericks. (NBA Champion with the LA Lakers)
  • Lute Olson, basketball coach at University of Iowa and Arizona, coached Arizona to a national championship.
  • Roger Huerta, Professional mixed martial artist currently fighting in the Ultimate Fighting Championships in the lightweight division.

Nobel Laureate in Chemistry Peter Agre 70 This image was supplied by Augsburg College and is licensed by it under GDFL File history Legend: (cur) = this is the current file, (del) = delete this old version, (rev) = revert to this old version. ... Nobel Laureate in Chemistry Peter Agre 70 This image was supplied by Augsburg College and is licensed by it under GDFL File history Legend: (cur) = this is the current file, (del) = delete this old version, (rev) = revert to this old version. ... Peter Agre (born January 30, 1949) is an American biologist who was awarded the 2003 Nobel Prize in Chemistry (which he shared with Roderick MacKinnon) for his discovery of aquaporins. ... Peter Agre (born January 30, 1949) is an American biologist who was awarded the 2003 Nobel Prize in Chemistry (which he shared with Roderick MacKinnon) for his discovery of aquaporins. ... The Nobel Prizes (Swedish: ), as designated in Alfred Nobels will in 1895, are awarded for physics, chemistry, physiology or medicine, literature, and peace. ... Mark S. Hanson, Third Presiding Bishop of the Evangelical Lutheran Church in America, speaking at the inauguration of Augsburg College President Paul C. Pribbenow on Oct. ... Herbert W. Chilstrom (born October 18, 1931) was the first Presiding Bishop of the Evangelical Lutheran Church in America. ... Martin Olav Sabo Martin Olav Sabo (born February 28, 1938) is an American politician and member of the Democratic-Farmer-Labor Party (DFL) and the current United States Representative for Minnesotas Fifth Congressional District (map), based in Minneapolis. ... Devean Jamar George (born August 29, 1977 in Minneapolis, Minnesota) is a professional basketball player for the Los Angeles Lakers in the NBA. His position is small forward. ... The Dallas Mavericks (also known as the Mavs) are an NBA basketball team based in Dallas, Texas. ... Robert Luther Lute Olson (born September 22, 1934 in Mayville, North Dakota) is the current mens basketball head coach at the University of Arizona in Tucson, Arizona. ... Roger Huerta (born May 20, 1984 in Los Angeles, California), nicknamed El Matador, is a Mexican American mixed martial artist. ...

Athletics

Augsburg Auggies logo adopted in 2005

Augsburg College is a member of the Minnesota Intercollegiate Athletic Conference (MIAC). Augsburg College participates in NCAA Division III Athletics. The wrestling team has won ten NCAA Division III National team wrestling champions: 1991, 1993, 1995, 1997, 1998, 2000, 2001, 2002, 2005 and 2007. The men's hockey team had won 3 NAIA national ice hockey championships in 1978, 1981 and 1982. Image File history File linksMetadata MIAC-Augsburg. ... Image File history File linksMetadata MIAC-Augsburg. ... The Minnesota Intercollegiate Athletic Conference (MIAC) is an College Athletic Conference which competes in the NCAAs Division III. As the name implies, member schools are located in the state of Minnesota; also, all of the member schools are private, with all but two having a religious affiliation. ... The National Collegiate Athletic Association (NCAA, often pronounced N-C-Double-A or N-C-Two-A ) is a voluntary association of about 1,200 institutions, conferences, organizations and individuals that organizes the athletic programs of many colleges and universities in the United States. ... This article is about collegiate wrestling. ... The NCAA Wrestling Team Championship was first officially awarded in 1929 and began to be continuously awarded on an annual basis in 1934 except during World War II 1943-1945. ... Ice hockey, known simply as hockey in areas where it is more common than field hockey, is a team sport played on ice. ... The National Association of Intercollegiate Athletics (NAIA) held a mens national ice hockey championship from 1968 to 1984 when ice hockey was dropped as a NAIA sport. ...

  • Men's Varsity Sports (9): baseball, basketball, cross country, football, golf, ice hockey, soccer, track & field, wrestling
  • Women's Varsity Sports (9): basketball, cross country, golf, ice hockey, soccer, softball, swimming, track & field, volleyball

conference championships

MIAC Championships
Season Sport Number of Championships Year
Fall football, men's 2 1928c, 1997
Fall soccer, men's 4 1973, 1974, 1975, 1980
Fall golf, men's 1 1995
Winter hockey, men's 8 1928, 1977c, 1978, 1979, 1980, 1981c, 1982, 1998c
Winter hockey, women's 2 1999c, 2000c
Winter basketball, men's 13 1927, 1946c, 1963, 1964, 1965, 1975c, 1976, 1977, 1980, 1984, 1985, 1998, 1999
Winter wrestling,* men's 31 1961, 1968, 1969, 1970, 1975, 1976, 1977, 1978, 1979, 1980, 1982, 1983, 1984, 1985, 1987, 1988, 1989, 1990, 1991, 1992, 1993, 1994, 1995, 1996, 1997, 1998, 1999, 2000, 2001, 2002, 2003
Spring baseball, men's 10 1931, 1943, 1947, 1948, 1959c, 1961, 1963, 1973, 1975, 1987
Spring softball, women's 3 1982, 1983, 1984
Spring tennis, men's 3 1948 doubles, 1951 single, 1968 doubles
Total 77
  • c co champions
  • *Wrestling is no longer a MIAC sponsor sport
  • Auggies athletics webpage

Autumn colours at Westonbirt Arboretum, Gloucestershire, England. ... United States simply as football, is a competitive team sport that is both fast-paced and strategic. ... Autumn colours at Westonbirt Arboretum, Gloucestershire, England. ... Soccer redirects here. ... Autumn colours at Westonbirt Arboretum, Gloucestershire, England. ... This article is about the sport. ... Winter is one of the four seasons of temperate zones. ... Ice hockey, known simply as hockey in areas where it is more common than field hockey, is a team sport played on ice. ... Winter is one of the four seasons of temperate zones. ... Ice hockey, known simply as hockey in areas where it is more common than field hockey, is a team sport played on ice. ... Winter is one of the four seasons of temperate zones. ... This article is about the sport. ... Winter is one of the four seasons of temperate zones. ... This article is about collegiate wrestling. ... For other uses, see Spring. ... This article is about the sport. ... For other uses, see Spring. ... Soft ball is also a sugar stage Softball is a team sport popular around the world but especially in the United States. ... For other uses, see Spring. ... For other uses, see Tennis (disambiguation). ...

See also

Wikisource has original text related to this article: Augsburg Confession The Augsburg Confession, also known as the Augustana from its Latin name, Confessio Augustana, is the primary confession of faith of the Lutheran Church and one of the most important documents of the Lutheran reformation. ...

Notes

  1. ^ Augsburg College, US News America's Best Colleges 2007.
  2. ^ Augsburg College Fast Facts, Augsburg College, Accessed December 14, 2006.
  3. ^ America's Best Colleges 2006, US News & World Report, page 199
  4. ^ Residence Life - Oren Gateway Center. Retrieved on 2007-11-01.
  • Chrislock, Carl H. "From Fjord to Freeway: 100 years, Augsburg College" (Minneapolis: Augsburg College 1969)

Year 2007 (MMVII) is the current year, a common year starting on Monday of the Gregorian calendar and the AD/CE era in the 21st century. ... is the 305th day of the year (306th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ...

External links

  • Augsburg College
  • Augsburg College Alumni site
  • Access to Excellence Campaign
  • Inside Augsburg

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