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Celebrating student success

Scholarships and fellowships Augsburg students earned a range of prestigious accolades during spring semester, including the following: Barry Goldwater Scholarship Eric Bowman ’15, a biology and chemistry major and McNair Scholar, received an honorable mention in the Barry Goldwater Scholarship

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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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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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Head Coach Dennis Barker retires

Augsburg College men’s and women’s track and field and cross-country head coach Dennis Barker resigned his coaching positions after the fall season. Barker had served as coach for both sports for the past 20 seasons. Barker coached 59 Minnesota Intercollegiate

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Convocation Series 2013-14

First held in 1990, the Augsburg College Convocation Series is an annual speaker series that incorporates longstanding endowed and special programs. This winter, the 26th Annual Martin Luther King, Jr. Convocation honored one of the United States’ visionary civil rights

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Strommen Speakers Series

The Clair and Gladys Strommen Executive Speakers Series at Augsburg College, which brings local business leaders to campus to share insights and expertise, kicked off in November with John Taft, CEO at RBC Wealth Management, and his presentation on “Stewardship:

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Sports Extravaganza 2013

Sports Extravaganza was founded in 1999 and continues to be an annual College tradition because of the benefits it provides for Twin Cities area children, and Augsburg health and physical education (HPE) and exercise science students. In mid-November, more than

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