Monthly Archives: November 2013

Homecoming 2013

Homecoming brings alumni, friends back to campus Homecoming 2013 reunited former classmates, friends, roommates, and professors, and invigorated the Auggie spirit in everyone in attendance. Traditional celebrations ensued, including the Homecoming Convocation with Distinguished Alumni Awards; the Taste of Augsburg event in Murphy Square

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In memoriam: Marie Olive McNeff

Lifelong teacher. Pilot. Regent. Dean of Academic Affairs. Mom. Entrepreneur. Cook. These are only a handful of words and titles that describe Marie Olive McNeff, a dedicated leader in the Augsburg College community for nearly 40 years, who passed away August 23 at

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It takes an Auggie

Class Challenge spurs friendly competition among Auggies to build new academic building Alumni from throughout the decades have responded to a charge presented by Augsburg College Regent Wayne Jorgenson ’71 and former Alumni Board President Christopher Ascher ’81. The two men established alumni

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‘What the whole world wants is a good job’*

*Source: Gallup World Poll, 2010 BY REBECCA JOHN ’13 MBA Today, higher education has come under question—is the debt worth it, are students graduating at sufficient rates, are we educating enough of our population, are students actually learning what they need?

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Augsburg 2019

A STRATEGIC VISION In January 2013, the Augsburg College Board of Regents launched a strategic planning initiative that involved conversation and input from across the campus community. The outcome of that work is a strategic vision statement that looks out to 2019, Augsburg’s sesquicentennial

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“Big for the world …”

In this issue of Augsburg Now, you will find a summary of Augsburg 2019, a strategic framework developed over the past several months with the involvement of Regents, faculty, staff, and students. Focused on Augsburg’s 150th anniversary in 2019, the

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Augsburg shifts student’s dream into high gear

BY LAURA SWANSON Trevor Rodriguez-Sotelo ’13 was the kid who was fascinated by anything with a steering wheel and motor. From a young age, instead of playing with Matchbox cars or Tonka trucks, he would tinker with real engines in his

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A promising experiment in organic chemistry: Mixing teamwork into the course load

Capitalizing on an opportunity to recreate Augsburg College’s advanced organic chemistry class, assistant professor of chemistry, Michael Wentzel, has developed a highly attractive approach to a complicated subject matter. He forces his students to work together. “Originally, I wanted to

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Auggies on the court

Communication. Accountability. Service. BY STEPHANIE WEISS Nine years ago, Aaron Griess moved from the middle of the Pacific to the middle of the United States to become the Augsburg College men’s basketball coach. It was a path back to his

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Launching a new mission

BY LAURA SWANSON Augsburg College celebrated 56 Master of Social Work graduation candidates at the June 2013 Commencement, and it’s quite possible that Christine Dawson ’13 MSW was the only graduate who began her professional career as a mechanic. Shortly

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