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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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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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Lacrosse team maps new ground in women’s athletics

Being first can be daunting. It’s intimidating because no one before you has done what you are trying to do. There’s no road map to keep you on track. But it’s also exhilarating to create the map for others and

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Auggies on the field — Paul Hallgren ’13

BY WENDI WHEELER ’06 If Paul Hallgren ’13 isn’t at Parade Stadium, home of the Auggie baseball team, he might be in Augsburg’s Writing Lab helping a student with a paper. He could be studying in the Honors program lounge

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Augsburg celebrates 40 years of women’s athletics

The passage of Title IX, enacted as part of the U.S. Education Amendment of 1972, mandated equal opportunities in education, allowing women to participate on high school and college athletic teams. But the tradition of women’s athletics at Augsburg actually

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Scoring in science and hockey

By Wendi Wheeler ’06 Balancing academics and athletics can be demanding for college student-athletes. For Brandon Bukowski ’12, a double major in biology and chemistry with his sights set on medical school, managing academics and a hockey schedule was challenging.

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Supporting the home team

By Wendi Wheeler ’06 Last season, he didn’t make any three-point shots, pull down any rebounds, or have any assists on the court. But Roger Griffith ’84, executive vice president of the Minnesota Lynx, did have a great season—in part

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Hard work shapes Auggie Honors student, athlete

By Stephanie Weiss Shelby Vogel stands out in the classroom and on the volleyball court. The Auggie—a pre-med honors student double majoring in chemistry and physics—chalks it up to elbow grease. “I get good grades because I work hard,” Vogel

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More than an all-around guy

By Wendi Wheeler ’06 and Don Stoner At Augsburg, Nick Ward ’11 worked hard to be an all-around student-athlete—one who was as dedicated to his studies as he was to setting records on the track. In his last year of

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Serving Auggie athletics

By Don Stoner President Pribbenow finishes his term as chair of the MIAC Presidents Council as Professor Tracy Bibelnieks begins her term as chair of the faculty athletic representatives. Jeff Swenson (not pictured) is chair-elect of MIAC’s athletic directors. When

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