Augsburg College faculty members Lars Christiansen and Nancy Fischer, known for their avid bicycling, recently were featured in The Line, a Twin Cities-based online journal.
In the article, Christiansen describes how he and Fischer have never been happier living “car-ownership-free” after selling their car two years ago and relying on their bicycles and, if necessary, the metro transit system.
Christiansen also revealed his tips for healthy living as well as his reasoning for choosing a car-free lifestyle, noting that the sense of community gained in such a lifestyle could easily be reason enough.
“…when you ride a bus, train or bike, you’re in public,” he said. “You encounter a greater diversity of people with whom you develop camaraderie.”
To learn more about living car-free, read “How being ‘car ownership free’ led to healthy living, community organizing and embracing transit.”
Augsburg College alumnus Lute Olson ’56, a member of several halls of fame for his achievements in basketball coaching, was featured by the Arizona Daily Star in recognition of his 80th birthday. Olson was an Augsburg student from 1952-56, playing three sports (football, basketball, baseball), and earning a double major in history and physical education.
Now retired, Olson served most recently as head coach at the University of Arizona for 25 years. View photos on the Arizona Daily Star website that range from Olson’s days as an Auggie to a NCAA Championship coaching victory.
Augsburg alumna Lani Hollenbeck ’79 ’11 MAN, a graduate of the College’s undergraduate social work and graduate nursing programs, spoke with Mpls. St. Paul Magazine about her role caring for infants at Children’s Hospitals and Clinics of Minnesota. In the story, Hollenbeck describes the model she developed to promote positive relationships between caregivers and families in hospitals and her off-duty work through missions to Mexico and Guatemala. She is pursuing a Doctor of Nursing Practice degree at Augsburg with an emphasis in Transcultural Nursing Leadership. The profile of Hollenbeck was part of a longer story that named some of Minnesota’s outstanding nurses. Read “Children’s Health: Lani Hollenbeck.”
Julie Philbrook, a graduate of Augsburg College’s Master of Arts in Leadership and Master of Arts in Nursing programs, offered her expertise on head injuries and bicycle helmet safety in a recent Star Tribune article. Philbrook, who is pursuing her Doctor of Nursing Practice degree at Augsburg, serves as a trauma prevention specialist at Hennepin County Medical Center in Minneapolis. To learn how much Philbrook estimates helmets can reduce the chances of sustaining a serious head injury, read, “The Drive: Making the case for bicycle helmets.”
Allen Hoversten ’64 was one of a group of 19 teachers hired in 1964 by the Kenyon (Minn.) School District. Hoversten, who spent his entire working career in that district, landed his job with the help of what was then called the Augsburg Placement Office. Early in his career, Hoversten was awarded a National Science Foundation Grant that helped him earn master’s degrees in math, chemistry, and physics. Read more about Hoversten’s rewarding career in “Part II: A look back at two dedicated teachers.“
Harry Boyte, co-director of Augsburg College’s Center for Democracy Citizenship, recently published the article “Higher Education and the Politics of Free Spaces” on the Huffington Post. Read the story online.
Augsburg College alumna Julie Ingleman ’79 was profiled in the Brainerd Dispatch for her remarkable design career. Ingleman’s designs have set the tone for many homes across the country since her work has been the foundation for home goods including dinnerware, clocks, and table linens sold at Walmart, Target, JCPenney, and Sears. Read more about this Auggie leader in “Persistence pays: Julie Ingleman designs remarkable career.”
The Star Tribune featured Augsburg’s annual City Service Day, an opportunity in which members of the College community venture off campus to complete service work in Minneapolis neighborhoods. The publication showed a student working at Stones Throw Urban farm, one of nearly two dozen community sites where Auggies assisted with cleaning, painting, gardening, and more. View the image on the Star Tribune site.
Augsburg College’s StepUP program, a residential program for undergraduate students in recovery from addiction to drugs and alcohol, was featured in the MinnPost. Program Director Patrice Salmeri was interviewed about StepUP, orientation for students, and the role of StepUP in shaping collegiate recovery programs at other institutions. Read “Sober-living communities make college possible for students in recovery.”
A recent City Pages article reviewed the opening of “On Fertile Ground: Native Artists in the Upper Midwest” being held at All My Relations Gallery in Minneapolis. Augsburg College alumna Alexandra Buffalohead ’13 is among those showing work at the gallery. City Pages describes Buffalohead’s work as “one of the highlights of the show” and describes her sculptures as hanging “like ghosts in front of a turquoise wall.” Read the full review on the City Pages website.