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News Archives - 2005

September 18, 2005

First-year students begin college in service to community

Incoming Augsburg freshman papier mache over the clay model of a deer head at In the Heart of the Beast Theater on Lake street in Minneapolis.

The first-year students at Augsburg College soon realized that the City and citizenship remain a distinctive focus of an Augsburg education. Minneapolis Mayor R.T. Rybak was on hand to help kick-off the "Opening Celebration" in Foss Center.

After the event to commemorate the start of Augsburg's 137th year, the students left campus in their AugSem groups and headed to various "City Service Project" sites in the community surrounding Augsburg. The new students worked at 18 different sites this year including the Cedar Cultural Center, Korean Social Services, Our Saviour's Shelter, Friends of the Mississippi River, and more. The students together with their orientation leaders and AugSem faculty and staff engaged in a combined total of over 1000 hours of service.