Myles Stenshoel, professor emeritus of political science, dies at 86

stenshoelIt is with deep sadness that Augsburg College mourns the passing of Myles Stenshoel, professor emeritus of political science. He died at the age of 86 at home surrounded by his family. Professor Stenshoel came to Augsburg in 1965 to establish a political science department, which he did the following year, with the addition of Professor Norma Noonan. He taught for 21 years, phased into retirement, and continued teaching part time in retirement.

After graduating from Concordia College, Moorhead, and Concordia Theological Seminary, he was ordained and served small churches in Colorado. But it was not long before he felt a stronger call to teach. He earned master’s and doctoral degrees from the University of Colorado and returned to the Midwest to teach at Augustana College in Sioux Falls. Continue reading “Myles Stenshoel, professor emeritus of political science, dies at 86”

Fulbright Scholar will teach in Malaysia

macaulay_fulbrightKatie Macaulay ’09 didn’t know much about the Fulbright Scholarship program last spring. She had heard about the program, but kind of dismissed it as a realistic possibility.

“I thought it was a scholarship of the Ivy League, I thought it was out of reach,” Macaulay said. “I’m a small town girl from Minnesota.”

But something happened one day last April when Macaulay was studying in Buenos Aires, Argentina. She hopped on her computer, logged in to Inside Augsburg to check her e-mail and stumbled across the story of how fellow Auggies Ashely Stoffers and Erin Olsen had been awarded Fulbright scholarships. Continue reading “Fulbright Scholar will teach in Malaysia”