Monthly Archives: April 2014

The Heart of Minneapolis

Since 1872, Augsburg—and many Auggies—have called Minneapolis home. The history of the College is interwoven tightly with that of Mill City and its vibrant Cedar-Riverside neighborhood. These archival images portray the College’s ever-changing campus and illustrate its connection to the broader municipality. Take a close look. And take

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Losar: Tibetan New Year celebration

AUGSBURG WAS THE SITE OF A HISTORIC EVENT March 2 when it hosted the Tibetan American Foundation of Minnesota’s Losar celebration in Si Melby Hall. His Holiness the 14th Dalai Lama presided over this Tibetan New Year ceremony—the first time

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Community engagement, competition, & cultural learning

It’s easy to say that students at Augsburg College are interested in the world around them and that they strive to make a difference by serving their neighbors. It shows a deeper commitment to living out the College’s mission to

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2014 Nobel Peace Prize Forum

The 26th annual Nobel Peace Prize Forum—an event that celebrates the importance, consequence, and controversy of the Nobel Peace Prize—was held March 1 and 7-9 in three Minneapolis locations, including Augsburg College. With “Crossing Boundaries to Create Common Ground” as

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On the job

Young alumni value networks formed and opportunities at Augsburg College As excitement and anticipation grow regarding the campaign for the Center for Science, Business, and Religion, Augsburg’s newest alumni can articulate why studying at a college that emphasizes thinking across

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The future of history

When professional historian Kirsten Delegard published her book in 2012—her first publication where she was the sole author—she sold 300 copies. “And that includes sales to my parents, in-laws, and large extended family,” she said. After nearly a decade of

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The temperature’s rising

As we expectantly watch outdoor temperatures climb this spring, the Augsburg community has seen the mercury rise on another attention-drawing gauge. The fundraising thermometer for the campaign for the Center for Science, Business, and Religion (CSBR) has surpassed its halfway

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Finding meaning in work

The value of a college education is greater than it’s been in nearly 50 years. This is the key finding of a 2014 Pew Research Center study, which showed a wider earnings gap between college-educated and less educated people ages

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New bachelor’s degree program for working professionals

Augsburg is rolling out a new, evening bachelor’s degree program for working professionals beginning fall 2014. It will be offered in a fl exible, hybrid-learning format, combining traditional weeknight classes with convenient online components on an alternating, every-other-week schedule. The

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Book proceeds to benefit Augsburg College

Book describes Augsburg professor’s heritage as Norwegian immigrant Author Phillip Formo’s new book, Papa: A Life Remembered, describes the experiences of his grandfather, Andreas Helland, a Norwegian immigrant and a longtime Augsburg College professor. In the book, Formo shares memories and

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