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Minnesota Urban Debate League adds first-ever Somali Debate Initiative

The Minnesota Urban Debate League—a program of Augsburg College—sponsored the first debate in the state among Somali youth. The Somali Debate Initiative serves middle- and high-school students from Minneapolis and St. Paul. A community forum featuring U.S. Rep. Keith Ellison

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Putting Minneapolis in the spotlight

This spring, hundreds of prospective Augsburg College students and their families visited campus as part of “Destination: Augsburg,” an event designed to offer a glimpse into on-campus life. The event also included guided excursions to well-known attractions in the heart

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Many voices, bold visions

2014-15 Convocation Series sparks critical thinking, meaningful conversation The Augsburg College Convocation Series each year offers the community a chance to hear from outstanding leaders and visionaries who ignite important conversations and contribute to making the world a safer place for future generations. The first

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From screen to script: Auggies win big at film festival

Augsburg students were recognized for their excellent work at the fourth annual Student Film Festival hosted by the Associated Colleges of the Twin Cities. Thomas VandenDolder ’15 won Best Experimental Film for “Oblivious.” Rebecca Schroeder ’18 won the Best Music Video award for “We Are The Art.”

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Wells Fargo makes $100,000 gift to the Center for Science, Business, and Religion

In recognition of Augsburg College’s leadership in closing the higher education disparity gap for students of color in Minnesota, Wells Fargo made a $100,000 gift to the campaign to build the Center for Science, Business, and Religion. Wells Fargo joined several other corporations—including

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U.S. Bank supports student veterans and Center for Science, Business, and Religion with $125,000 gift

Augsburg College and U.S. Bank celebrated the opening of the new U.S. Bank Veterans’ Lounge on campus with a dedication ceremony this fall. U.S. Bank recently pledged $125,000 toward the building of the Center for Science, Business, and Religion at Augsburg, and the College

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Augsburg receives Carnegie Foundation’s Community Engagement Classification

Augsburg College has earned its second Community Engagement Classification from the Carnegie Foundation for the Advancement of Teaching. Institutions are recognized based on evidence of their collaboration with the larger community, which: enriches scholarship, research, and creative activity; enhances curriculum, teaching, and learning; prepares educated, engaged

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Augsburg earns dual national community service honors

Augsburg was the only Minnesota college or university named a finalist on the Corporation for National and Community Service’s 2014 Interfaith Community Service Honor Roll as well as on the Corporation’s General Community Service Honor Roll with Distinction. Augsburg is one of only four colleges

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Bush Foundation grant supports diversity in teaching

Augsburg College’s Department of Education was awarded a $150,000 grant from the Bush Foundation through its Teacher Effectiveness Initiative. The award will be used to fund a project that builds the College’s capacity to recruit and support students of color as they work toward

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Day at the Capitol

During the 2013-14 academic year, more than 34 percent of all Augsburg undergraduates—1,054 students—received Minnesota State Grants totaling more than $3.4 million. This February, Augsburg College students and members of the larger Twin Cities community met at the Capitol with their respective representatives

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