a message about go viking
At Augustana, we often talk about a concept called Going Viking! It’s derived from a short piece entitled, “Going Viking,” authored by Tom C. Veblen.
To Veblen, “Going Viking” means much more than “to get into a long wooden boat with your sword and [your] friends and sail out in search of trade and plunder.”
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Veblen believes the age of the Viking has persevered through time and lives on even today. He describes the concept of Going Viking as “to be venturesome, explore, discover; …to exert oneself, [to] aspire; …to take a stab at, have a go, a crack, a whack, or [a] shot at; …to pursue hard, bold, dangerous, or important undertakings.”
The Augustana Vikings have been, and will always be, those who explore, discover, and pursue important undertakings; those who seek adventure and aspire for more than the ordinary; those who are truly interesting people.
We honor our heritage and traditions as we step boldly into the future and create an Augustana like never before. If you have a desire to explore and discover; if you aspire for more than the ordinary; if you, too, wish to be surrounded by interesting people, then I invite you to Go Viking and join us at Augustana!
Yours, for Augustana,
Vice President for Enrollment