Auggie begins service through Lutheran Volunteer Corps

HelenaKrugerAugsburg College alumna Helena Kruger ’13 is one of 138 volunteers from across the United States to commit to a year of service through Lutheran Volunteer Corps (LVC).

Kruger, who studied international relations and economics at Augsburg, began work as the Northwest Volunteer Coordinator for Bread for the City in Washington, D.C.

LVC is a national service-leadership program that unites people to work for peace with justice. Volunteers live together in intentional community, practice simple and sustainable living, and work full-time with social justice organizations.

Success story: Nicolas Adducci ’15 featured by Everyday Health

For Nicolas Adducci ’15, studying at Augsburg College has meant finding resources to meet the challenges he faces as a student diagnosed with attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD).

In the Everyday Health article, “ADHD and College Success: Nicolas’ Story,” Adducci discusses how the support he receives from Augsburg’s Center for Learning and Adaptive Student Services (CLASS) allows him to double major in business management and psychology with minors in economics and political science.

During his time at Augsburg, Adducci has made the dean’s list with a 4.0 grade-point average and has shed much of the stigma associated with having a learning disability.

CLASS specialists guide students to appropriate accommodations such as extended time for exams, note takers in classes, and recorded or electronic books, and help with time management and organizational skills, learning strategies, and compensatory techniques.

These accommodations, Adducci said in the Everyday Health article, make all the difference when paired with a helpful staff and faculty networks. He has gained confidence and learned how to communicate his needs with Augsburg professors.

Adducci also was featured in the summer 2012 Augsburg Now article, “A new approach to learning.”


Augsburg hosts ‘Book of Honors and Tributes’ to honor Nelson Mandela beginning July 17


MINNEAPOLISMembers of the public are invited to sign the “Book of Honors and Tributes” to celebrate the birthday and legacy of Nobel Peace Prize Laureate and former President of South Africa Nelson Mandela, and as a kick off to Nelson Mandela International Day events.

South Africa Consul Political Fransie Cooper will sign the book in a public opening ceremony at 3 p.m., July 17, in Augsburg College’s Oren Gateway Center. Cooper will be joined by the Honorable LaJune Thomas Lange ’75, who serves as Honorary Consul for the Republic of South Africa for the State of Minnesota and is sponsoring the Book. Minnesota state lawmakers, Augsburg College leaders and others also will be at the signing. Continue reading “Augsburg hosts ‘Book of Honors and Tributes’ to honor Nelson Mandela beginning July 17”

Eric J. Jolly, president of Science Museum of Minnesota, to keynote Creating an Inclusive Campus conference

Exploring ways to foster student engagement, capacity, and continuity are the themes of a keynote presentation that will be delivered by Eric J. Jolly, president of the Science Museum of Minnesota, at the Creating an Inclusive Campus conference scheduled May 22-23. All faculty, staff, and students are encouraged and invited to participate in the program, which is designed to create opportunities for the community to co-create an inclusive campus.

Jolly, who serves on the College’s Board of Regents, will discuss the need for educating and equipping students to succeed in a workplace that is increasingly competitive and diverse in order to ensure national economic prosperity. To learn more about Jolly’s presentation and the concepts of “Engagement, Capacity and Continuity: A Trilogy of Student Success,” download a PDF description. Continue reading “Eric J. Jolly, president of Science Museum of Minnesota, to keynote Creating an Inclusive Campus conference”

Augsburg names new vice president for Enrollment Management

William Mullen to lead admissions, financial services


MINNEAPOLIS – Augsburg College today announced the appointment of William Mullen as vice president for Enrollment Management. Mullen will join the community in mid-July.

As the College’s chief enrollment officer, Mullen will lead a team of 30 admissions and student financial services staff in building enrollment and leveraging financial aid strategies for Augsburg’s undergraduate, adult undergraduate, graduate, and doctoral programs. Mullen will report to Augsburg College President Paul C. Pribbenow and will serve as a member of the President’s Cabinet. Continue reading “Augsburg names new vice president for Enrollment Management”

Augsburg College names new Provost/Chief Academic Officer

ProvostMINNEAPOLIS – Augsburg College is pleased to welcome Dr. Karen L. Kaivola as Provost and Chief Academic Officer effective July 1.

As the College’s chief academic affairs officer, Dr. Kaivola will assume a key leadership position as the second in command to Augsburg College President Paul C. Pribbenow. She will serve as a member of the President’s Cabinet and will bring her broad experience to bear in working with the faculty to serve Augsburg’s distinctive academic mission.

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Four faculty recognized for distinguished contributions

The 2013 recipients of the Distinguished Contributions to Teaching and Learning awards are [L to R] Laura Boisen, David Matz, Darcey Engen, and Colin Irvine.
Each year, the Augsburg College faculty recognize members of their group for outstanding support of students through teaching, advising, and mentoring. Whether they are working with students in the classroom, in the laboratory, or in the community, faculty provide distinctive learning experiences that foster student success and strengthen Augsburg’s reputation as a high-quality liberal arts college.

The 2013 recipients of the Distinguished Contributions to Teaching and Learning awards have made exemplary contributions to creating an engaging academic learning environment through teaching, scholarship, and mentoring and advising. Continue reading “Four faculty recognized for distinguished contributions”

Congratulations to Auggies named to Winter Trimester Dean’s List

WinterTrimester_DeansListMore than 200 Augsburg students were named to the Winter 2013 Trimester Dean’s List. Students named to the list achieved a grade-point average of 3.50 or better.

Winter 2013 Trimester Dean’s List PDF

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