Director of News and Marketing Services Stephanie Weiss and Director of International Student and Scholar Services James Trelstad-Porter offer thanks to the CSBR’s $10 million anonymous donor and discuss the significance of Augsburg’s mission and the momentum created for the CSBR through generosity. Philanthropy creates excitement and enthusiasm for the CSBR and inspires others to participate and support the campaign. The CSBR will further Augsburg’s vision to prepare global citizens who genuinely understand diverse cultures.
Associate Professor of Physics David Murr ’92, Assistant Vice President of Academic Affairs and Dean of Arts and Sciences Amy Gort, Vice President and Chief Information Officer Leif Anderson, Assistant Vice President of Academic Affairs and Dean of Graduate and Professional Studies Lori Peterson believe student experience is at the heart of Augsburg’s mission. The CSBR will allow Augsburg to live into its dreams and take student experience to the next level.
Director of Service Learning and Community Engagement Mary Laurel True and Board of Regents member Wayne Jorgenson ’71 believe Augsburg fosters a spirit of service by encouraging students to engage and serve in the local community. Likewise, Augsburg alumni recognize the generosity that made their educational experience possible and give back in order to allow future students to experience the same quality education at Augsburg.
Senior Director of Student Financial Services Paul Terrio ’87 and Executive Director of the Nobel Peace Prize Forum Maureen Reed discuss the call to enhance the breadth of the academic experience necessary for today’s students to excel after college. As a part of their liberal arts education, Augsburg students take classes in all content areas, positioning them for professional and personal success.
Professor and Martin Sabo Chair for Citizenship and Learning Gary Hesser and Professor and Chair of the History Department and Director of Medieval Studies Phillip Adamo believe in the interdisciplinary model of learning. Interdisciplinary learning is a centuries-old practice which has yielded countless accomplishments and advances. For decades, Augsburg has been integrating subject areas like science, business, and religion as a means to carry out its mission to prepare global citizens.
Alumni Board member Chris Hallin ’88, Associate Professor of Political Science Joe Underhill, and Athletic Director Jeff Swenson ’79 describe the impact the CSBR will have in recruiting and retaining students, allowing Augsburg’s unique mission to continue to shape and prepare students for generations to come.
Professor of Mathematics and Chair of the Science Division Suzanne Doree and Chair of the Biology Department Dale Pederson ’70 believe the CSBR will offer countless opportunities for faculty and students from all disciplines — not limited to science, business, and religion — to collaborate, create and prepare for future endeavors.
Augsburg’s Chair of the Business Department and Associate Professor Magdalena Palenczny-Zapp and Assistant Director of Annual Giving Ben Krouse-Gagne ’11 discuss how visionary philanthropy can transform education and inspire others.
Alumni Board member Chris Ascher ’81 and Alumni of Weekend College and Augsburg staff member Wendi Wheeler ’06 discuss why alumni should join them in supporting the CSBR and give back to Augsburg. Alumni are grateful for the influential relationships with Augsburg faculty and want to ensure that future students have similar relationships, all within an interdisciplinary educational environment in the CSBR.
“I just want to find out what it is that really drives me.” Thanks to undergraduate research opportunities, Austin Wagner finds beauty in dense mathematics.
The office of Undergraduate Research and Graduate Opportunity (URGO) provides summer research grants for students interested in graduate or professional study.