Congratulations to Auggies named to Spring Semester Dean’s List

More than 700 Augsburg College undergraduate students were named to the 2014 Spring 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 Spring 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.

Congratulations to Auggies named to Fall Semester Dean's List

WinterTrimester_DeansListMore than 750 Augsburg College undergraduate students were named to the 2013 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.

2013 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.

Shedding light on everyday physics experiments

sverdrupDozens—if not hundreds or even thousands—of physics experiments go on every day on the Augsburg College campus. Most of the time, however, no one hears about these experiments. No one knows if the experiments yielded favorable results that can be duplicated. No one knows if the experiments were a waste of time and resources. No one reports the results to anyone, and no one tracks the cost of the experiments.

Yet, each and every day, Augsburg College students conduct physics experiments whenever they cook or prepare food. Harvard University’s David Weitz will make visible the everyday physics taking place during food preparation at the Sverdrup Visiting Scientist lecture. Continue reading “Shedding light on everyday physics experiments”

Fifth powwow to celebrate cultures, traditions of Native American students

PowwowA powwow to celebrate the traditions and cultures of Augsburg Native American students and the Twin Cities community will be held March 23 in the College’s Si Melby gymnasium.

The powwow—now in its fifth year—is an opportunity for Augsburg’s indigenous students to share their traditions and culture with the community, according to Jennifer Simon, event organizer and director of Augsburg’s American Indian Student Services.

“Each year, nearly a dozen students help me organize the powwow and learn all the details involved in planning a large cultural event for both the campus and the surrounding community,” Simon said. Continue reading “Fifth powwow to celebrate cultures, traditions of Native American students”

Sabo Symposium focuses on the nexus of school districts, communities, state government

Sabo_SymposiumThe spring 2013 Martin Olav Sabo Symposium will feature Minnesota public figures who will model civil dialogue in a discussion on the relationship between government, school districts, and the communities they serve.

Augsburg College will host “Funding Minnesota’s Future: State Government and its Partnership with School Districts and Communities,” the 10th Sabo Symposium, from 4 to 5:30 p.m., March 13, in Hoversten Chapel.

The event will feature Myron Frans, the Minnesota Commissioner of Revenue. Continue reading “Sabo Symposium focuses on the nexus of school districts, communities, state government”

Nobel Peace Prize Forum welcomes Brother Ali, Tawakkol Karman, others

NPPF_RegistrationThe 2013 Forum features the theme “The Power of Ideas: People and Peace” and offers tracks related to business, arts and music, science and health, education, and global studies.

“One of the clear highlights of this year’s Nobel Peace Prize Forum will take place on Saturday, March 9, as a special evening is planned featuring presentations and performances by the acclaimed Minneapolis MC Brother Ali [pictured], as well as Syrian-American rapper/activist Omar Offendum,” according to City Pages writer Erik Thompson.

“Ali and Offendum will present TED-style talks on the topic of ‘Hip-Hop and Peace’ and give short performances at Augsburg College’s Kennedy Center,” music reporter Andrea Swensson added.

Swensson, a journalist at Minnesota Public Radio (MPR) station 89.3 The Current will moderate the hip-hop discussion, and Tom Weber, co-host of MPR’s The Daily Circuit, will moderate elements of Forum programming on Business Day, March 8; Health and Science Day, March 9; and Global Day, March 10. Continue reading “Nobel Peace Prize Forum welcomes Brother Ali, Tawakkol Karman, others”

Augsburg recognizes staff achievements

Staff_RecognitionLast week, the Augsburg community celebrated the accomplishments of its staff at the annual staff recognition event. In addition to naming those who have served at the College for 5, 10, 15, 20, 25, and 30 years, the community also recognized those selected for outstanding contribution awards.

Staff are nominated by their colleagues for this award and recognized for their professional accomplishments as well as their dedication to their work and to serving the students, faculty, and staff.

Congratulations to all staff who were recognized.

Pictured here are: [from left] President Paul C. Pribbenow, Seth Lienard, event and conference planning; Joanne Reeck-Irby, campus activities and orientation; Sandra Fevig, physician assistant program; Kelsey Richardson Blackwell, academic advising; Aregash Shokiyo, custodial services; and Judy Johnson, undergraduate admissions.

 

Bonner Leaders Program prepares students for life after Augsburg

Bonner_LeadersAlisha Esselstein ’15 knew she wanted to go to college in a city – any city for that matter.

“I’m from a small town in southwest Wisconsin where the cows outnumber the people,” Esselstein quipped, describing her hometown of Argyle. “I always thought that I wanted to go to a big school, so I applied to UW-Madison, UW-Milwaukee, and the U of M.”

But, Esselstein said she visited Augsburg College for Scholarship Weekend and “just fell in love” with its small feel within a large urban setting. Today she’s a second-year student at Augsburg who has found a balance between her academic pursuits on campus and her desire to grow and learn in the greater Minneapolis community, and she has done so—in large part—through the Bonner Leaders Program. Continue reading “Bonner Leaders Program prepares students for life after Augsburg”

Kyle Koele: An Auggie with true grit

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Kyle Koele ’13 knows how to move – fast

During a typical day on the Augsburg campus, this fourth-year physics student from Prescott, Wis., races from an early morning shift with the College’s Facilities crew to a class in Science Hall—then on to a band rehearsal, a homework meeting, a workout session in the fitness center—and, finally, a keystone course.

Studying at Augsburg has been an opportunity for Koele to take on distinct challenges related to his education, his athleticism, and his goals for the future.

“I don’t like to miss out on anything,” Koele said of his demanding schedule. “I go from 6 a.m. to 9 p.m., and it’s wearing down on me. I like being active but sometimes it catches up with me, and I have to reevaluate.”

Often times when Koele “reevaluates,” he simply redirects to a new forward course or an additional opportunity. He’s just not the type of guy who can take a step backward. Continue reading “Kyle Koele: An Auggie with true grit”

Batalden Seminar explores civic engagement, global citizenship

batalden_pickExploring how people throughout the globe have improved their lives through civic engagement is the focus of the Batalden Seminar in Applied Ethics. Susan E. Pick, professor of psychology at the National University of Mexico, will speak at 10 a.m., Wednesday, February 20 in Hoversten Chapel.

Pick’s lecture, “I want to, I can: Development Programs Step-by-Step Using the Human Capabilities Approach,” will focus on the Yo quiero, yo puedo (I want to, I can) development programs, which have reached more than 19 million people in Mexico and another 14 countries, most of them in Latin America.

She was chosen as the Batalden Seminar speaker based upon her insight as an academic and an activist. Continue reading “Batalden Seminar explores civic engagement, global citizenship”