Monthly Archives: April 2012

Beating the odds

By Wendi Wheeler ’06 After completing her PhD from Yale in 2009, Chandra Erdman ’02 was in high demand. She was recruited for tenure track teaching positions at several universities, and the global banking firm Goldman Sachs also came calling

Posted in My Auggie Experience

Innovation and excellence

As I write this, there is much conversation around the country about President Obama’s challenge to colleges and universities to stem tuition increases and make higher education more accessible. It is an important challenge and one we take seriously at

Posted in Notes from President Pribbenow

Sabo public policy symposium

Augsburg’s annual Sabo Symposium modeled constructive debate in addressing some of the contentious issues surrounding K-12 integration funding in Minnesota. The panel included Peter Swanson and Scott Thomas, co-chairs of the Minnesota Integration Revenue Replacement Advisory Task Force, who discussed

Posted in Around the Quad

Auggie writers’ challenge

With the 2013 launch of the new Master of Fine Arts in Creative Writing, Augsburg will welcome even more aspiring writers to the College. To celebrate Augsburg’s tradition of creative writing excellence, we asked Augsburg English Department faculty to help

Posted in Featured Stories

International Programs photo contest

PHOTO CONTEST AWARD WINNERS Tabacchi Amanda Rowan ’13 Siena, Italy Landscapes/cityscapes, First place

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Stephenie Quick-Espinoza ’01

Senior Pastor, New Hope Lutheran Church/Iglesia Luterana Nueva Esperanza in North Aurora, Ill. As a pastor, what did you learn that you didn’t expect to learn? How to get rid of chickens roosting in the sacristy! What is an issue

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Peter Morlock ’90

Director of Spiritual Care, Cerenity Senior Care, St. Paul. As a pastor, what did you learn that you didn’t expect to learn? All kinds of stuff! One of the things that they can’t really teach you in seminary is how

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Jeni Falkman Grangaard ’02

Pastor, Glyndon Lutheran Church, Glyndon, Minn. As a pastor, what did you learn that you didn’t expect to learn? It’s a huge learning experience … things from how to learn about sump pumps, budgeting, working with office managers, how to

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David Lillejord ’86

Senior Pastor, Mount Calvary Lutheran in Eagan, Minn., until March 2012; now Senior Pastor, St. Andrew in Eden Prairie, Minn. As a pastor, what did you learn that you didn’t expect to learn? I mostly learn about myself—what I do

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Bob Bagley ’58

Retired. First call in Papau New Guinea; served most recently part-time at Christ Lutheran in Lake Elmo, Minn. As a pastor, what did you learn that you didn’t expect to learn? Here’s the biggie: Bishop Rogness’ dad, Alvin Rogness…when I

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