Joshua Groll ’10 finds success after Augsburg

Minneapolis Star TribuneJoshua Groll ’10 spoke with the Minneapolis Star Tribune about life in the workforce as a recent graduate.

Groll was working for Best Buy when he was recruited by Boston Scientific via LinkedIn, a networking site. Accepting the new position, which Groll said included a higher salary and better benefits, was an easy decision to make.

To read “Minnesota’s economy finally gaining momentum,” visit the Star Tribune site.

 

Congratulations to Auggies named to the Fall Semester Dean’s List

Dean's ListMore than 900 Augsburg College undergraduate students were named to the 2014 Fall Semester Dean’s List. Students named to the list achieved a grade point average of 3.50 or higher on a 4.00 scale.

2014 Fall Semester Dean’s List PDF

Students who wish to notify their hometown newspapers of their achievement can do so at their discretion.

View the hometown news announcement.

Augsburg earns Carnegie Foundation’s Community Engagement Classification

Carnegie_CEC_digital_seal (1)Augsburg College has received its second Community Engagement Classification from the Carnegie Foundation for the Advancement of Teaching.

Institutions are recognized based on evidence of their collaboration with the larger community, which:

  • enriches scholarship, research, and creative activity;
  • enhances curriculum, teaching, and learning;
  • prepares educated, engaged citizens;
  • strengthens democratic values and civic responsibility;
  • addresses critical societal issues; and
  • contributes to the public good.

The Carnegie Foundation’s Classification for Community Engagement is an elective classification. Institutions participate voluntarily by submitting required material as part of an extensive application process. Those materials include but are not limited to a description of the nature and extent of the university’s engagement with the community — local or beyond — plus institutional commitment, its impact on students, staff, and faculty, and an assessment of initiatives geared toward community engagement.

About 8 percent of U.S. degree-granting institutions have earned the Carnegie Community Engagement Classification to date, and Augsburg was one of only eight Minnesota colleges or universities recognized in 2015. Augsburg previously received the Community Engagement Classification in 2008.

The New England Resource Center for Higher Education serves as Carnegie’s administrative partner, and additional information regarding the classification process is available on the NERCHE website.

Pinther and Grewe speak with MinnPost about gender transition

In a recent MinnPost story, Jens Pinther ’15 and Michael Grewe ’12 MSW described ways in which Augsburg College lives out its commitment to intentional diversity in its life and work.

MinnPostGrewe, the College’s director of LGBTQIA Support Services and assistant director of Campus Activities and Orientation, described some of the ways in which he provides support to the LGBTQIA population on campus. Pinther described his experiences with gender transition and the ways his life has changed during his time at Augsburg — and place where he has found support and acceptance. Read, “Jens’ gender: A college senior works through his transformation” to learn more.

Tim Pippert shares expertise from study of community change in North Dakota

Tim Pippert, associate professor of sociology, was among the first sociologists to visit the Bakken oilfield region in western North Dakota and to research the social effects of the area’s rapid growth. Pippert contributed his expertise to a series of stories by the Forum News Service about sex trafficking in the Bakken, and the articles have been republished by media ranging from the Pioneer Press in St. Paul, Minn., to the Daily Republic in Mitchell, S.D.

Star Tribune features Tom Driscoll ’07 MBA

Minneapolis Star TribuneTom Driscoll ’07 MBA was featured in the Minneapolis Star-Tribune as one of the construction industry’s “Movers and Shakers” for his work as partner and vice president of business development at the Minneapolis office of the Utah-based Big-D Construction. Visit the Star Tribune website to learn more about Driscoll’s vocation and motivation for bringing Big-D to the Twin Cities.

Olivia Muyres ’15 named in Post-Bulletin’s local sports notebook

PostBulletinOlivia Muyres ’15 has been named National Soccer Coaches Association of America/Continental Tire Division III All-North Region.

Earlier Muyres had been named first-team all-conference in the Minnesota Intercollegiate Athletic Conference. She was also named the league’s Player of the Year.

To read more about her achievements, visit the Post-Bulletin news site.

Sun Current features Michael Howard ’05 as he joins city council

Augsburg College alumnus Michael Howard ’05 is celebrating a busy January complete with the potential to become a city council member and a father on the same day. This month, Howard will be sworn in as the replacement for a Richfield (Minn.) City Council member, and this event coincides with the due date for his first child. Learn more about Howard on the Sun Current website.

Star Tribune columnist catches up with Maximino Garcia-Marin ’14

Minneapolis Star TribuneCollege alumnus and artist Maximino Garcia-Marin ’14 was featured in a year-end recap column by the Star Tribune’s Gail Rosenblum, who first met Garcia-Marin as a result of his senior art exhibition. Rosenblum noted that Garcia-Marin’s senior project was “personal” and “powerful” featuring a wall of 4,900 stenciled blindfolded faces, each representing 3,000 undocumented immigrants. Read, “Rosenblum: Catching up with folks we met in 2014” to learn more.

 

Mike Good ’71 featured by Echo Press

Mike-Good-headshotMike Good ’71, was featured by Echo Press, a newspaper based in Alexandria, Minn., as the speaker for the Unity Foundation’s monthly Faith at Work Lunch.

Good, who was the former chair of the Board of Regents, is the current chair for the Center for Science, Business, and Religion campaign at Augsburg College.

To read “Faith at work event features Mike Good,” visit the Echo Press news site.