Yearly Archives: 2012

Upholstery project supports local economy

At first glance, the choice to refurbish the chairs in Hoversten Chapel is just good financial management. The move to refresh versus replace the chairs saved the College more than $40,000. But that’s only the surface of the decision. What

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Regents elect Harpstead as chair

Jodi Harpstead, chief executive officer of Lutheran Social Service of Minnesota, was elected chair of the Augsburg College Board of Regents at its May 2012 meeting and began her term on July 1. As chair of the governing board of

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Augsburg celebrates 40 years of women’s athletics

The passage of Title IX, enacted as part of the U.S. Education Amendment of 1972, mandated equal opportunities in education, allowing women to participate on high school and college athletic teams. But the tradition of women’s athletics at Augsburg actually

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New program accelerates path to MBA

Traditional undergraduate students will be able to earn a bachelor of arts in business and a Master of Business Administration in just five years beginning in the fall of 2013 through Augsburg’s new “MBA 4 + 1” program. The program,

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Dual MBA/MAL program meets needs of senior-level employees

The work world is an ever-evolving place, and Augsburg College continually seeks ways to meet the ongoing needs of students who strive to advance their careers. One new example of the College’s approach is its fall 2012 offering of a

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Physics faculty receive awards from National Science Foundation

Mark Engebretson, physics professor, was awarded $243,000 to study Earth’s space environment, known as the magnetosphere. The award, Number 1142045 from the National Science Foundation (NSF), brings to more than $1.8 million the awards earned by Engebretson since mid-2008. In

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Convocation series 2012-13

The Convocation series kicked off during September with the Bernhard M. Christensen Symposium. Eboo Patel, president and founder of Interfaith Youth Core, spoke about the holiness of common ground and the value of developing interfaith understanding. During October, the Center

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Sociology professor honored by peers

Sociology professor Diane Pike was named co-recipient of the Distinguished Contributions to Teaching Award at the 2012 meeting of the American Sociological Association (ASA). Pike, who received her PhD from Yale University, was honored for her nearly 20 years of

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McNair Scholars Program news

McNair Scholars Program grant renewed for five years; students present at national conference A group of Augsburg College McNair Scholars and staff attended the 20th Annual McNair Scholars Symposium in California in August. Front Row [L to R]: McNair Scholars

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College Supports Vote No Work of Minnesotans United for All Families

In August, the College announced support of the “Vote No” work of Minnesotans United for All Families to prevent passage of a Minnesota Constitutional amendment that would define marriage. The College is proud to stand with five of Minnesota’s synods

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