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Please join the campus community in wishing Benjy Kent the best of luck as he retires after 21 years at Augsburg College. Benjy originally joined Augsburg as the men’s soccer coach. In his time here, Benjy has been the Director of Academic Advising, served as the interim Director of the CLASS Office, and most recently served as the Director of Academic Achievement. Benjy has also taught FYE courses and chaired the retention committee.
In each of these roles Benjy provided leadership and support to students and colleagues alike, with grace, generosity, and care. The breadth of roles Benjy has held at the College serves as a testament to his passion for the students of Augsburg College and embodies the definition of servant leadership.
Benjy leaves a legacy focused on serving students and his colleagues. He is a generous and caring colleague who will be truly missed. Please help us wish Benjy well in the next chapter of his life at a farewell gathering, Thursday, May 25, from 12:30 – 2:00pm, in OGC 100.
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Three Augsburg theater alums (Stephanie Lein Walseth ’00, Quinci Bachman ’15, and Malick Ceesay ’17,) and Augsburg Theater Professor Emerita Martha Johnson are all part of the Full Circle Theater Company’s production of Suzan-Lori Parks’ 365 DAYS/PLAYS: A 2017 Remix at Penumbra Theater, St. Paul, OPENING THIS WEEKEND and running through June 11.
Martha Johnson directed an earlier version of this production with a student cast at Augsburg in February 2012. Full Circle’s new version will feature 5 directors (Stephanie Lein Walseth, Harry Waters Jr., Rick Shiomi, Lara Trujillo, Martha Johnson) and a cast of 10 professional actors. Noted actor James A. Williams will be featured opening weekend. Well-known African dancer Patricia Brown choreographs. Quinci Bachman will serve as co-sound designer and stage manager. Malick Ceesay will be props designer and assistant stage manager.
For tickets: 365days365plays.bpt.me, or call 1-800-838-3006, or visit our website. We hope you’ll come!
Full Circle Theater Company Website
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Augsburg Faculty and Staff:
You are invited to attend the twenty-third annual Vocation of a Lutheran College Conference at Augsburg College from Monday, July 17 to Wednesday, July 19. Each year, five faculty members from each of the ELCA Colleges come together to explore the distinct roles that they play in higher education. This year, our theme is “Vocation for Life.”
The conference will begin with an opening session at 5 pm followed by a dinner at 7:00 pm on July 17 and conclude by 1:00 pm on July 19.
Register and learn more on the conference website:
Vocation of a Lutheran College Conference
If you have questions about registration, contact Lonna Field: VOALC@augsburg.edu or 612-330-1467
If you would like more information about the conference, contact Tom Morgan: firstname.lastname@example.org or 612-330-1773
Don’t miss out on this unique opportunity to explore leadership through the lens of vocation!