The Magazine of The Evangelical Lutheran Church in America


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Texas Lutheran University, Seguin, named Ann M. Svennungsen as its 14th president, effective July 1. Svennungsen will be the first female president in TLU’s 116-year history. She succeeds Jon Moline, who will retire June 30. An ELCA pastor, Svennungsen has served as president and chief executive officer of The Fund for Theological Education in Atlanta since 2003.

• Three Lutheran college presidents signed the “American College and University Presidents Climate Commitment,” a pledge to take a leadership role in addressing global warming: Richard L. Torgerson, Luther College, Decorah, Iowa; Loren J. Anderson, Pacific Lutheran University, Tacoma, Wash.; and Richard Guarasci, Wagner College, Staten Island, N.Y.

• For the fourth time in seven years, the Society for Physics Students chapter at Augsburg College, Minneapolis, was in the top 10 percent of the 700 chapters. The national office named it an Outstanding Chapter for 2005-06.

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