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News Archives - 2006

Ages of Imagination: The Inauguration of Paul C. Pribbenow, Oct. 18-21, 2006

Sept. 4, 2006

The inauguration of Paul C. Pribbenow takes place over four days of ritual and celebration, imagining the future of Augsburg around themes of abundance, generosity, engagement, and service.

The inauguration theme, "Ages of Imagination," is found in a poem by William Blake that imagines limitless dreams made possible by the "firm persuasion that a thing is."

Over the four days of inaugural events, Augsburg will celebrate its calling as a college, imagining its future around the themes of "AGES"—abundance, generosity, engagement, and service. A variety of activities will encourage and involve the Augsburg community on campus, in our neighborhood and city, around the country, and around the world.

On Friday, Oct. 20, everyone is especially invited to the Festival Service to take place in Hoversten Chapel at 10:30 a.m., with The Rev. Dr. Robin Lovin preaching and ELCA Bishop Mark Hanson '68 presiding.

The Inauguration Ceremony, open to the public, will take place that afternoon at 2 p.m., in Melby Hall, with Bishop Mark Hanson presiding. President Pribbenow’s inaugural address will be "Thanksgiving." At 3:30 p.m. a Community Celebration will take place on Urness Lawn.

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