Augsburg College earns Presidential Award for service learning and community service

honor_rollAugsburg College is one of six higher education institutions in the nation to receive the 2010 Presidential Award for Community Service, the highest honor in the annual President’s Higher Education Community Service Honor Roll. This is Augsburg’s first time receiving the top award in this program, making Augsburg the only Minnesota college or university to receive this honor. The College has been named to the Honor Roll with Distinction three times in the past.

The President’s Higher Education Community Service Honor Roll recognizes institutions for their commitment to and achievement in community service. The President’s Honor Roll increases the public’s awareness of the contributions that colleges and their students make to local communities and the nation as a whole. Continue reading “Augsburg College earns Presidential Award for service learning and community service”

Augsburg College receives national recognition for community service

honor_rollAt Augsburg, there is little question that Auggies give back to their community. In the 2008-09 school year, it was estimated that Augsburg students performed 67,000 hours of community service, most of which took place within a mile of campus.

That total is the equivalent of 2,791 24-hour days or 8,375 eight-hour work days, a staggering total for a college with 2,000 Day College undergraduates and 4,000 total students. Continue reading “Augsburg College receives national recognition for community service”

Augsburg to host student interns for Republican National Convention

twcBecause of Augsburg’s commitment to service learning, the Washington Center for Internships and Academic Seminars unanimously selected the college as its partner for a 2-week seminar that will run 1 week prior to and during the Republican National Convention, being held in the Twin Cities, Sept. 1 – 4, 2008. Augsburg will host 250 students from across the country who will interact with local and national politicians, journalists and others during the convention.

Twenty Augsburg students will be among those selected to participate in workshops, issue forums and, potentially, convention sessions, in addition to fieldwork assignments. Participants will be required to apply with their school’s approval and pay a fee, which Augsburg has agreed to subsidize. Continue reading “Augsburg to host student interns for Republican National Convention”