Phillip C. Adamo named 2015 Minnesota Professor of the Year

Minneapolis Mayor declares November 19 “Dr. Phillip C. Adamo Day”

Phillip C. Adamo(WASHINGTON, D.C.)— Augsburg College’s Phillip C. Adamo, associate professor of history and director of the College Honors Program, was named the 2015 Minnesota Professor of the Year by the Carnegie Foundation for the Advancement of Teaching and the Council for Advancement and Support of Education.

Adamo, who was selected from more than 300 top professors in the United States, was recognized November 19 in a proclamation by Minneapolis Mayor Betsy Hodges who declared it “Dr. Phillip C. Adamo Day in the City of Minneapolis.”

“Phil expands the imaginative possibilities for students through the design of innovative and powerful learning experiences that foster critical thinking, advanced cognitive abilities, and habits of deep reflection,” said Karen Kaivola, Augsburg College Provost and Chief Academic Officer.

“He has answered his call to inspire, mentor, and educate students, providing serious challenges for the most advanced learners while guiding all students with compassion. Phil exemplifies and embodies Augsburg College’s mission to be a new kind of student-centered urban university, small to our students and big for the world.”

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Augsburg wins a silver

marketing_awardAfter a while, the marketing materials that land in the mailboxes of high school seniors all kind of look alike.

There are pictures of impressive buildings. There are smiling students in college sweatshirts with backpacks over their shoulder. In many cases, the focus is on buildings rather than experience.

That is part of the reason why the “Auggie Field Guide” that was sent to about 2,000 members of the 2009 high school graduating class stood out. There was a bright orange cover, great photos, and a storyline that tried to explain to high school students what being an Auggie is really like. Continue reading “Augsburg wins a silver”