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Auggie Matt McGinn ’13 finds innovative ways to serve an old favorite

Matt McGinn ’13 has accomplished more in his 27 years than most. He overcame alcohol dependence to graduate from Augsburg College and its StepUP ® program and then went on to become a successful entrepreneur in the coffee industry. And

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The sweet sound of success and the sweeter sound of purpose

#MLKConvocation @AugsburgCollege. Lovely! Thank you @JamarEsaw for fillin’ my spirit. And … wow, #AmaniWard is only 15! Lordy. -Tweeted by community member Noreen Bulmann after the Martin Luther King, Jr. Convocation Music moves us. It makes us smile, dance, cry, remember.

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Life of reflection weaves global opportunity

Mark Twain said that the two most important days in your life are the day you are born and the day you find out why. On any given day, Josh Linde ’07 knows he was born to create love, joy,

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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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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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Launching a new mission

BY LAURA SWANSON Augsburg College celebrated 56 Master of Social Work graduation candidates at the June 2013 Commencement, and it’s quite possible that Christine Dawson ’13 MSW was the only graduate who began her professional career as a mechanic. Shortly

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From Z to A: Zimbabwean student discovers his dream at Augsburg

BY LAURA SWANSON During the 2011 Agre Symposium at Augsburg College, Kirubel Frew ’14 was apprehensive in introducing himself to Peter Agre ’70—the 2003 recipient of the Nobel Prize in Chemistry and the director of the Johns Hopkins Malaria Research

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Music with a mission

BY LAURA SWANSON Since her graduation from Augsburg College, Sarah Elhardt ’06 has gone from playing piano and French horn arrangements in Hoversten Chapel and Sateren Auditorium to performing experimental, orchestral indie rock at concert venues and music festivals across

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In a room of her own

By Wendi Wheeler ’06 In A Room of One’s Own, writer Virginia Woolf asserts that “a woman must have money and a room of her own if she is to write fiction.” This critical feminist essay, first published in 1929,

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Developing individual agency to transform our world

By Susan O’Connor Higher education is often viewed as separate from the public arena, something accessible to a few and beneficial to only the individual. However, higher education greatly impacts the public good, and that impact is the true mission

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