Monthly Archives: April 2013

Augsburg Stewards: Auggies for life

A group of dedicated students play an important role in the life and future of the College. Since 2005, the Augsburg Stewards have shared their stories of being a student with alumni. The Stewards also have taught their college peers

Posted in It Takes an Auggie

Master of Fine Arts in Creative Writing

Augsburg College is accepting applications for its new, low-residency Master of Fine Arts in Creative Writing. The program initially will offer four concentration areas: fiction, creative nonfiction, poetry, and screenwriting. The two-year program features an annual 10-day summer residency, one-on-one work

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Drawing from experience

BY LAURA SWANSON After 21 years at Augsburg, she is at ease teaching painting and drawing in the College’s on-campus studios. But, Sweeney said, since 1999 she has pushed herself—and the students she instructs—into “deeper observing, questioning, and creating” through short-term

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Physician Assistant field swells in U.S.; Augsburg leads in Minnesota

BY LAURA SWANSON In June 2012, Forbes named physician assistant studies one of the best master’s degrees for jobs, citing the discipline’s salary and employment outlook in which job opportunities are expected to grow 30 percent by 2020. Physician assistants

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From Z to A: Zimbabwean student discovers his dream at Augsburg

BY LAURA SWANSON During the 2011 Agre Symposium at Augsburg College, Kirubel Frew ’14 was apprehensive in introducing himself to Peter Agre ’70—the 2003 recipient of the Nobel Prize in Chemistry and the director of the Johns Hopkins Malaria Research

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Urban anchors: Augsburg leads movement to sustain vibrancy, vitality of Twin Cities

BY JAY WALLJASPER An increasingly globalized economy leaves communities everywhere anxious about losing good jobs. Even the prosperous Twin Cities is no exception, as the closing of the St. Paul Ford plant and the transfer of Delta Air Lines employees show.

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Auggies on the field — Paul Hallgren ’13

BY WENDI WHEELER ’06 If Paul Hallgren ’13 isn’t at Parade Stadium, home of the Auggie baseball team, he might be in Augsburg’s Writing Lab helping a student with a paper. He could be studying in the Honors program lounge

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Nobel Peace Prize Forum, March 8-10, 2013

THE 25TH ANNUAL NOBEL PEACE PRIZE FORUM—a conference that celebrates the importance, consequence, and controversy of Nobel Peace Prize Laureates—was March 8-10 in Minneapolis. “This event brings members of the world’s most exclusive club—Nobel Peace Prize Laureates—to campus,” said Maureen

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Getting social with Auggies

I couldn’t be more proud to represent @AugsburgCollege as a @FulbrightPrgrm scholar in the Czech Republic – @adamspanier Nice day for a bike ride, right @niceridemn? Temps in the single digits, but that’s not too cold for #Auggies. #AuggieCAM Drove

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My Auggie experience: Mike Good ’71

Have a dream. Focus on key priorities. Recognize the importance of the team. Never give up. These are the four life lessons Mike Good ’71 shared with Augsburg alumni at the Eye Opener breakfast in January, a talk that tied

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