Monthly Archives: July 2011

Ali Rapp ’11: Floating on the social media bubble

By WENDI WHEELER ’06 If you’re a friend of Ali Rapp ’11 and weren’t a frequent visitor to the communication and film studies office where she worked on campus, you maybe “saw” her on Facebook and Twitter. And if you

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Visionary leadership in support of student success

By KAYLA SKARBAKKA ’09 In 1984, Skip and Barbara Gage’s oldest son, Geoff, made an unexpected choice. Though he had been determined to attend school in California, the high school senior decided after a tour of the Augsburg campus that

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Katie Edelen ’11: Treating the system instead of the symptoms

By WENDI WHEELER ’06 Katie Edelen ’11 wanted to be a doctor from the time she was five years old. She watched surgery on the Discovery Channel before naptime and begged her parents to let her be present at the

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More than an all-around guy

By Wendi Wheeler ’06 and Don Stoner At Augsburg, Nick Ward ’11 worked hard to be an all-around student-athlete—one who was as dedicated to his studies as he was to setting records on the track. In his last year of

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Education off the main road

BY PAUL C. PRIBBENOW, PRESIDENT As I write these words for the summer issue of the Augsburg Now—which includes stories illustrating Augsburg’s vision of educating global citizens—I am in Oslo, Norway, attending an international conference on the links between higher

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First graduates of Augsburg’s Doctor of Nursing Practice program

Back Row [L to R]: Kristin McHale ’08 MAN; Susan Loushin ’03 BSN, ’06 MAN; Mary Ann Kinney ’04 MAN; Kaija Freborg Sivongsay ’08 MAN Front Row [L to R]: Joyce Miller ’02 BSN, ’05 MAN; Katherine Baumgartner ’05 MAN;

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Commencement 2011


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Geoffrey Gill ’11

By WENDI WHEELER ’06 Major: YOUTH AND FAMILY MINISTRY, PSYCHOLOGY MINOR Internship: SEEDS OF CHANGE AT ST. PAUL CENTRAL HIGH SCHOOL What are you doing? Seeds of Change is an after-school program directed toward African American males. We try to

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Tom Thao ’11

By WENDI WHEELER ’06 Major: SOCIOLOGY Internship: LOCAL INITIATIVE SUPPORT CORPORATION (LISC) What are you doing? I have been researching the area around the proposed stops along University Avenue on the Central Corridor Light Rail line. I have looked at

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Kristi Vinkemeier ’11

By WENDI WHEELER ’06 Major: CHEMISTRY, BIOLOGY MINOR Internship: AVEDA CORPORATION/SARTEC CORPORATION What are you doing? My internship is a joint project between Aveda and SarTec Corporation. We are using the Mcgyan reactor technology to synthesize new surfactant precursors from

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