Monthly Archives: April 2009

Brian Krohn—Augsburg’s first Rhodes Scholar

Brian Krohn ’08 arrived at Augsburg with plans of being a film major and eventually became a chemistry student. In November he was selected as a Rhodes Scholar—Augsburg’s first. Krohn, a native of Cloquet, Minn., was one of 769 initial

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Augsburg receives Carnegie classification

All first-year students spend an afternoon during September Auggie Days working on community projects—painting, gardening, cleaning up, or whatever needs doing in the neighborhood with Augsburg’s community partners. Augsburg was recently selected by the Carnegie Foundation as one of 119

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Twin sisters. Twin dreams

by Jean Spielman Housh Barbara and Betty Bowers knew they wanted to grow up to be doctors when they were six years old. The twin sisters were born in Mora, Minn., and graduated from Augsburg in 1972. They attended medical

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The Augsburg Choir — celebrating 75 years

by Betsey Norgard This academic year, the Augsburg Choir celebrates 75 years—a choral tradition of distinction and excellence. The Augsburg Choir was founded in 1933, when the Men’s Glee Club and the Ladies’ Choral Society, who had sung together on

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Augsburg NOW—made (mostly) in Minnesota

The FSC chain of custody (CoC) tracks FSC certified material through the production process – from the forest to the consumer, including all successive stages of processing, transformation, manufacturing and distribution. We decided to follow the chain of custody to

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Feeding the neighborhood youth

by Wendi Wheeler ’06 The Campus Kitchen program at Augsburg College not only feeds people’s bodies—it also feeds the minds of students. Last spring, the program moved a part of its operation from the kitchen to the garden, opening an

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Core to Compost: The journey of an apple

by Stephen Geffre A year ago, all food waste from Augsburg’s dining center was hauled away and dumped in a landfill with the trash of thousands of other Twin Cities businesses, homes, and schools. Last fall, however, the fate of

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Green Planning

The Center for Science, Business, and Religion (CSBR) is Augsburg’s first new academic building in 60 years and will replace the 60-year-old, inefficient Science Hall. CSBR will have a story to tell—of excellence in the sciences, of intersections and connections

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Studying sustainability

by Wendi Wheeler ’06 If you want to study sustainability, you need to go where it’s done best. Students in the Sustainable Cities in North America summer course spent three weeks in Portland, Ore., and Vancouver, B.C., learning about the

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Environmental Connections: Green starts here

by Jeff Shelman The topic of conversation on this early December afternoon was pumpkin ice cream, a dessert that summed up many of the conflicts that go along with making environmental change. In Environmental Connections, the gateway course for Augsburg’s

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