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Monthly Archives: April 2010

Out-of-the-box Auggies

On paper, Augsburg College looks a lot like most other liberal arts colleges. We have similar courses, departments, and programs. We teach students to think critically and to lead responsibly… more >

Aquila Tapio ’10 MAE

Naadamaadiwin — Helping one another When she was growing up, Aquila Tapio said she never really knew what she wanted to do. “I just wanted to help people,” she said… more >

A young woman meets her many grandmothers

BY WENDI WHEELER ’06 Last year, Krystal Mattison ’10 studied in Korea. Many students who study abroad are profoundly affected by the experience. For Mattison, a history and American… more >

How girlfriends do theology

WENDI WHEELER ’06 “Doing Theology with Girlfriends,” or DTwG as it is known, is not your typical Bible study. Sonja Hagander, associate pastor at Augsburg, started DTwG because students told… more >

Auggies on the ice

BY DON STONER Chris Johnson ’10–A third-generation hockey star Chris Johnson certainly has an impressive hockey pedigree. Chris is the son of Mark Johnson, a member… more >

Multiply your mind by giving it away

As this issue of Augsburg Now illustrates, the Augsburg community is engaged in many efforts and initiatives that are best characterized as innovative—or “out-of-the-box,” as they… more >

The Lutefisk Dinner gatherings: Looking back over the years

1984—At the Lutefisk Dinner at West Immanuel Lutheran Church, (left to right) Lori Christianson, Ruth Helland, Phil Quanbeck ’50, Jim Pederson ’56 (Left to Right) Phil Quanbeck ’50 and… more >

IGNITE-ing Auggie spirit

By Bestsey Norgard One student heard about a fire that broke out in one of the houses on campus in the 1970s. Another enjoyed hearing perspectives from a studio art… more >

Connecting the dots for good

By Bryan Barnes “I read this article in Time magazine, interviewing all of these 80- and 90-year-old people,” said Jacquie Berglund ’87. “The overwhelming feedback from their question… more >

Learning to learn – without any A, B, Cs

By Jeff Shelman It isn’t quite a chicken or egg kind of question, but it is an academic conundrum along the same line. Just how important are grades on… more >

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