Dave Conrad: Listen to employees’ ideas

PostBulletinIn his latest Rochester Post-Bulletin column, Dave Conrad, assistant director of the Augsburg College MBA program in Rochester, responded to a reader’s question on how managers should respond to employees’ ideas. Conrad suggested that businesses need more skeptics involved in planning and that constructive criticism should be welcomed. To review his comments, read “Managers should listen to employees and their ideas” on the Post-Bulletin website.

Somali women open boutique with support of Augsburg

kareThe Sisterhood Boutique, a second-hand clothing store founded and operated by young Somali women in the Cedar-Riverside neighborhood and supported by Augsburg College, recently relocated to the old Smiley’s Clinic. Watch “Young Somali women open boutique,” a KARE 11 story to learn about involvement in this community-based project by Augsburg and about the women’s vision for the store.

Minnesota Public Radio reports on first Spanish-language debate hosted by Minnesota Urban Debate League

MPRLogoMinnesota Urban Debate League’s (MNUDL) first Spanish-language debate  was the subject of a story by Minnesota Public Radio’s Tim Post. The story provided a brief overview of  why MNUDL, a program that serves more than 500 students at 33 public schools, added such a competition to its program, how the new event allows the program to introduce more bilingual students to debate, and more. Read “Augsburg College reaches bilingual students through Spanish debates.”

Star Tribune writes about hiring of new Chief Financial Officer, Vice President for Finance and Administration

Minneapolis Star TribuneThe Star Tribune included the hiring of Beth Reissenweber, Augsburg College’s new Chief Financial Officer and Vice President for Finance and Administration, in its weekly Business People column. The column chronicles new hires and promotions at leading Minnesota organizations.

Augsburg College names Beth Reissenweber Chief Financial Officer, Vice President for Finance and Administration

Beth ReissenweberAugsburg College today announced the appointment of Beth Reissenweber as the College’s Vice President for Finance and Administration and Chief Financial Officer. In this role, Reissenweber will lead Augsburg’s finance, accounting, purchasing, facilities, and human resources functions. She will officially start at Augsburg in July.

“Maintaining a sound and sustainable financial footing is a core dimension of our long-range strategic plan,” said Augsburg College President Paul Pribbenow. “We are pleased to have Beth join Augsburg and – building on the strong foundation created by prior CFOs of the College – lead the ongoing development of a sustainable financial model that supports our core academic mission and strategic priorities.” Continue reading

Former campus ministry staff named bishop of St. Paul Area Synod

Minneapolis Star TribuneRev. Patricia Lull was elected the first female bishop of the St. Paul Area Synod of the Evangelical Lutheran Church in America. Lull, who served as staff for Augsburg’s campus ministry, was elected on the fifth ballot. Previously, Lull was executive director of the St. Paul Area Council of Churches. Read “ELCA’s east metro synod selects its first woman as bishop” in the Star Tribune.

Dave Conrad discusses leadership in Post-Bulletin

PostBulletinDave Conrad, assistant director of the Augsburg College MBA program in Rochester, is a featured columnist for the Post-Bulletin. Conrad’s column responds to readers’ questions, and he recently outlined what employees seek from their management teams. Read “What people want in their leaders” on the Post-Bulletin website.

Dave Conrad discusses management in Post Bulletin

PostBulletinDave Conrad, assistant director of the Augsburg College MBA program in Rochester, is a featured columnist for the Post-Bulletin. In his most recent column, Conrad answered a reader’s question regarding overly attentive managers. Read “Good managers get out of the way” on the Post-Bulletin website.

 

MPR’s On Campus blog features Augsburg ‘Happy’ video

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Minnesota Public Radio’s On Campus blog featured the Augsburg College “Happy” video, which was inspired by musician Pharrell Williams’ “24 Hours of Happy” project. Visit the MPR website to read “Something from Augsburg to hum the rest of the day” and to watch the video.

Jennifer Simon talks about powwow with KSTP

Jennifer Simon, director of Augsburg College’s American Indian Student Services, talked to KSTP TV about the College’s 6th Traditional Powwow. Simon shared highlights of the powwow, including recognition of the Shakopee Mdewakanton Sioux Community for a gift of $250,000 for endowed scholarships to support American Indian students.  Watch “Traditional Powwow at Augsburg College Thanks Local Sioux Tribe.”

A version of the story also was featured on KAAL-TV in Rochester and can be viewed on KAAL-TV.