Monthly Archives: July 2012

The first in her family

By Wendi Wheeler ’06 Blue ribbons and gold medals. These are what we normally associate with being “first.” But for Andrena Murphy ’15, being first—the first in her family to go to college—meant making new connections, proactively seeking advice, and

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Web extras – Summer 2012

Photo galleries from the 2011 convocation series Christensen Symposium Humanities and Fine Arts Convocation Martin Luther King Jr. Convocation Center for Counseling and Health Promotion Convocation Batalden Seminar in Applied Ethics Sverdrup Visiting Scientist Lecture

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Scoring in science and hockey

By Wendi Wheeler ’06 Balancing academics and athletics can be demanding for college student-athletes. For Brandon Bukowski ’12, a double major in biology and chemistry with his sights set on medical school, managing academics and a hockey schedule was challenging.

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Gift to future students allows son’s memory to live on at Augsburg

Nathan Schott in his senior year at Maple Grove High School (left). (L to R): Teri Schott, Alexandra Stoiaken ’13, and Chuck Schott at the 2011 brunch for Augsburg scholarship donors and recipients. “Nathan Schott’s life is an inspiration to

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In a room of her own

By Wendi Wheeler ’06 In A Room of One’s Own, writer Virginia Woolf asserts that “a woman must have money and a room of her own if she is to write fiction.” This critical feminist essay, first published in 1929,

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Posts from the road: Summer travel 2012

By Wendi Wheeler ’06 The Augsburg students teaching English in Thailand pose outside of the Wat Benchamabophit, a temple in Bangkok. The Augsburg Choir U.S. Tour The Augsburg Choir, under the direction of Peter Hendrickson ’76, toured the Midwest in

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The Augsburg Promise

BY PAUL C. PRIBBENOW, PRESIDENT As I recently watched our almost 1,000 graduates of the Augsburg Class of 2012 walk across the stage to receive diplomas, I couldn’t help but be proud of their many accomplishments and successes as Augsburg

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Calculus and coffee

By Stephen Geffre Fog-covered mountains, roosters crowing at 4 a.m., dinner by candlelight, 60-foot waterfalls, and calculus. Strange components in a college class, maybe, but for seven students and two faculty members, this was reality during the 2012 spring break.

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A typical college student

By Wendi Wheeler ’06 In many ways, Rachel Hastings ’15 is a typical college student. She takes Spanish class, sings in a choir, eats in the cafeteria, and works out in the fitness center. But she is also atypical—a student

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A new approach to learning

By Wendi Wheeler ’06 For most of his life, Nic Adducci ’15 was the kid who couldn’t read or write. The kid who had to go to the principal’s office to take his pill every day. The kid with a

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