Yearly Archives: 2010

A new mission statement and Commission Augsburg

By  Paul C. Pribbenow Over the past two years, the Augsburg community has been engaged in a lively and rich conversation about our character and identity. Augsburg last modified its mission statement nearly 20 years ago, and although much that

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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 in the world, which is what other schools also aim

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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. Until recently, Tapio and her husband helped Native American children

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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 Indian studies major from St. Paul, spending the year abroad was

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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 her they wanted a Bible study on campus. “But you

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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 of the fabled “Miracle on Ice” 1980 U.S. Olympic team, a pro hockey star,

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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’re called here. In fact, I believe deeply that there is something about Augsburg and

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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

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More out-of-the-box partnerships

Photo by Emily Nichols Arts and culture In the past year, assistant art professor Susan Boecher has developed a deep partnership with Centro, a Minneapolis-based social service organization providing education, health and wellness, and arts and culture services for the

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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 major about his work at a financial organization. A third

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