Yearly Archives: 2014

Peer Gynt

Peasants and trolls, collaborations and challenges Imagine it’s spring and you are at a site USA Today named as among the nation’s 10 greatest places in America to smell the flowers. You start to meander along a footpath that will

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We love Augsburg

The Class of 2014 shares memories, stories, and takeaways from their time as students This spring, hundreds of new alumni celebrated their graduation at Augsburg College Commencement ceremonies. While these events often are treated as a conclusion—the grand finale at the

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Excellence in Teaching and Learning awards

Each year, the Augsburg College faculty recognizes select colleagues with the Distinguished Contributions to Teaching and Learning awards—acknowledging those who have demonstrated outstanding support for students through teaching, advising, and mentoring. The 2014 recipients include: Excellence in Teaching: Stacy Freiheit,

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The Great Economic Debate

The Minnesota Urban Debate League (MNUDL)—a program of Augsburg College—in May hosted its second Mayor’s Challenge. Saint Paul Mayor Chris Coleman, Minnesota Department of Commerce Commissioner Michael Rothman, and Minneapolis Mayor Betsy Hodges served as judges for a student debate

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Strommen Executive Speakers Series

This April, the Strommen Executive Speakers Series, which brings local business leaders to campus to share insight and expertise, featured Jon Campbell, executive vice president of Wells Fargo. With 36 years of banking experience at Wells Fargo, Campbell presented “Finding

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An alternative narrative of higher education

Our colleague, Harry Boyte, who heads Augsburg’s Center for Democracy and Citizenship, recently argued in The Huffington Post that America needs an alternative narrative of higher education, one that focuses not on meritocratic excellence, but on “cooperative excellence…[the] principle that

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The philosophy behind a career

She’s a lawyer, a seasoned business operations executive, a mother of two, a biotech entrepreneur, and a restaurant owner. She’s also a philosophy and political science double major, and an Auggie.  In the years since she graduated from Augsburg College,

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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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