Augsburg gets $10 million donation for new center

Augsburg College has received a $10 million donation for construction of its Center for Science, Business and Religion.

It's the second $10 million donation for the center, and both donations tie for the largest in the college's history.

The 135,000-square-foot facility will hold labs, classrooms and office space.

The building will help students integrate science, business and religion into their view of the world, says Augsburg President Paul Pribbenow.

"We've always believed you can ask tough questions of the world, you can believe in science, you can investigate technology and the role it plays, and still be a person of faith," he said.

Augsburg has raised $41 million for center, which could cost up to $70 million.

The school hopes to open the building in time for its 150th anniversary celebration, which begins in the fall of 2019.

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