Season Finale of The Augsburg Podcast: Diane Pike: The Sociologist’s View

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Diane Pike
Diane Pike, Professor of Sociology, explores the social nature of learning and the interchanges between the disciplines of sociology and teaching.

 

Michael Wentzel: Teaching Excellence

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Mike Wentzell
Even as he teaches chemistry, professor Michael Wentzel also teaches persistence: the drive to try, fail, and try again. To be better than yesterday… and even better tomorrow.

 

Professor Jeremy Myers Publishes First Book on Liberating Youth Through Theological Reflection on Vocation

 

book cover of Liberating Youth“I often say I love kids more than I love Jesus. I think Jesus is okay with this sentiment. In fact, I think Jesus prefers it this way. He can handle it. Jesus knows our young people are caged birds like the ones in Maya Angelou’s poem. I write this book to change the way we think about our young people so that we might love them as they are, not as we think they should be.”

This is how Dr. Jeremy Myers, associate professor of religion at Augsburg, begins his first book, “Liberating Youth from Adolescence.” The book is scheduled to be released in paperback and ebook format on Oct. 1 by Fortress Press.

Myers says he has been teaching this material in the Youth and Family degree program at Augsburg for the past decade and it was an honor and privilege for him to finally put it down on paper for a larger audience.

“The writing process was both exhausting and exhilarating,” Myers said. “I struggled to find the words to best communicate thoughts and convictions that are so important to me. There were many times I considered throwing in the towel. But the urgency and importance of the topic kept me motivated. I am so excited to have these ideas out there in the larger conversation and can not wait to hear what people think about it.”

Professor Jeremy Myers About the Author

Jeremy Myers has been teaching at Augsburg University since 2006. His approach to instruction includes a faithful, honest, and critical look at people’s lived realities while simultaneously attempting to seek and proclaim meaning, truth, and hope within the context of that reality. This is also how he approaches his discipline of Theology & Public Leadership. Therefore, he often incorporates insights from sociology, psychology, cultural studies, and ritual studies into the class’s theological process.

In addition to teaching, his work at Augsburg University includes directing the Theology & Public Leadership major, the Youth Studies minor, the Augsburg Youth Theology Institute, and the Riverside Innovation Hub. Jeremy’s areas of research include youths’ experiences of God’s presence and activity, how young people construct theology, contemplative youth ministry practices, interfaith youth work, a vocational understanding of young people, and a public understanding of church.

 

Christopher Houltberg: Design & Agency

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Chris Houltberg in the studio
Christopher Houltberg, assistant professor of art, brings together community and classroom to create change, celebrate diversity, and empower his students to discover their own creative agency.

 

John Cerrito: The Business of Thinking Big

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John Cerrito, Professor of Business Administration
John Cerrito, Professor of Business Administration, reflects on the growth, community, and alumni of Augsburg’s largest department.

 

Dixie Shafer: A Passion for Teaching and Learning, Episode 13 of The Augsburg Podcast

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Providing the right support can make all the difference in a student’s education. Dixie Shafer, Director of the Office of Undergraduate Research and Graduate Opportunity (URGO), speaks to the many ways in which URGO helps students unlock their fullest potential.

 

Amanda Case: Exploring the Fundamentals, Episode 12 of The Augsburg Podcast

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Episode 12: Amanda Case: Exploring the Fundamentals

Amanda Case, assistant professor of chemistry, teaches her students the fundamentals of both science and learning: how to investigate the world around them and ask the questions that lead to insight.

 

Stephan Clark: Dead Ends and New Directions, Episode 11 of The Augsburg Podcast

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Episode 11: Stephan Clark: Dead Ends and New Directions

Associate Professor Stephan Clark, Director of Augsburg’s MFA program in creative writing, guides students to discover the story-worthy value of their own day-to-day plot twists.

 

Jeff Swenson: To Excellence and Beyond, Episode 9 of The Augsburg Podcast

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Episode 9: Jeff Swenson: To Excellence and Beyond

For Athletic Director Jeff Swenson, every day is an opportunity to improve, move forward, and become better—a high standard that resonates throughout Augsburg’s 20-sport athletics program.

 

Bob Cowgill: Explorations in Cinema, Episode 8 of The Augsburg Podcast

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Episode 8: Bob Cowgill: Explorations in Cinema

For Bob Cowgill, Associate Professor of English, cinema is not an escape, but rather a potent reflection of our reality. He challenges his students to reevaluate their world through the lens of film —and read beyond the script.