Professor Jeanne Boeh shares expertise in Star Tribune

Minneapolis Star TribuneJeanne Boeh, economics professor at Augsburg College, was mentioned in an article in the Minneapolis Star Tribune about employee layoffs at Target headquarters in Minneapolis.

In light of the layoffs – a result of the closing of all Canadian Target stores – Boeh said there is hope for the close to 550 out-of-work employees.

“If you’re going to be laid off, now is a good time because jobs are picking back up,” she said.

To read the story, visit the Star Tribune news site.

Jeanne Boeh appears on TPT

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On April 18, Augsburg College professor of economics Jeanne Boeh joined Star Tribune business columnist Lee Schafer and American Public Media correspondent Chris Farrell in a business panel discussion on Almanac, a Twin Cities Public Television (TPT) program. On the public affairs show, the panel discussed local and national economic issues ranging from the housing market and social security to employee compensation and inflation. Watch the segment on the TPT website.

Three Travelers EDGE scholars to intern in summer

travelers_internsThree Travelers EDGE scholars from Augsburg—Simon Tekle, Ger Lao, and Dustina Granlund—will be completing internships at in the Travelers IT department this summer.

Travelers EDGE (Empowering Dreams for Graduation and Employment), seeks to increase the pipeline of underrepresented students to college, help them to graduate, and build awareness of careers in the insurance and financial services industry. This year was Augsburg’s second year as the recipient of a Travelers EDGE grant.

Travelers EDGE scholars are graduates of a high school in the St. Paul Public School District and full-time undergraduate students enrolled in the Day program at Augsburg. Continue reading