Monthly Archives: August 2013

Shaping our future

“To prepare Americans for the jobs of the future … we have to out-educate the world.”  (whitehouse.gov) BY WENDI WHEELER ’06 AND REBECCA JOHN ’13 MBA The programs in Augsburg’s Education Department prepare teachers—at both the undergraduate and graduate levels—to meet

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Janice Murphy Gladden—an Auggie All-Star

  BY WENDI WHEELER ’06 AND STEPHANIE WEISS When it came time for Janice Murphy Gladden ’14 to think about returning to college, she found herself taking advice from her college-aged daughter. Several decades earlier, while studying at a junior

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Celebrating student success

Scholarships and fellowships Augsburg students earned a range of prestigious accolades during spring semester. Some of the awards include the following: FULBRIGHT SCHOLARS: Kayla Johnson ’13 and Emily Jensen ’08 were awarded English teaching assistantships. Johnson, who graduated with degrees

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Strommen Executive Speaker Series

Augsburg College welcomed HealthPartners CEO Mary K. Brainerd, a national leader known for her business acumen and unwavering commitment to the community, as a featured presenter in the Clair and Gladys Strommen Executive Speaker Series in April. Brainerd, who spoke

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Augsburg welcomes new Provost/Chief Academic Officer

In July, Augsburg College welcomed Karen L. Kaivola as provost and chief academic officer. Kaivola serves in a key leadership position as the second in command to Augsburg College President Paul C. Pribbenow. Kaivola has wide-ranging responsibilities, including working with

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Convocation Series 2012-13

The Koryne Horbal Lecture in April featured Gloria Steinem, a prominent spokesperson for women’s issues. Steinem has traveled the globe speaking on the topic of women’s equality, has led awareness rallies, is author of six books, and has launched two

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Honoring our retired faculty

Marilyn Pearson Florian ’76, assistant professor of health, physical education, and exercise science, joined the College in 1980. She received a master’s from St. Cloud State University. Along with her classroom teaching, she served as chair of her department, head

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Minnesota Campus Compact

The 2013 Minnesota Campus Compact Presidents’ Awards recognized leaders on the Augsburg campus and in the College’s surrounding community. The Presidents’ Civic Engagement Steward Award went to Augsburg’s Health Commons programs at Central Lutheran Church and Dar Ul-Quba. It recognizes

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Ensembles perform throughout Turkey

The Augsburg College Concert Band and Augsburg Jazz delivered their annual Bon Voyage Performance the day before May Commencement. The two groups then went on an international tour to perform throughout Turkey. The groups played in cities including Istanbul, Izmir,

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High-demand track added to doctoral nursing program

The Augsburg College Nursing Department added an innovative, accredited, and high-demand track to its Doctor of Nursing Practice program to respond to the evolving needs of nurses, communities, and the medical industry. The new track, DNP—Family Nurse Practitioner (FNP), is

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