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Commencement: Introducing Augsburg’s Newest Alumni

The graduating class of 2013 added more than 700 Auggies—from our undergraduate, graduate, and doctoral programs—to the College’s alumni ranks. This brings the total number of alumni to more than 28,000 people living in all 50 states and 57 countries

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Shaping our future

“To prepare Americans for the jobs of the future … we have to out-educate the world.”  (whitehouse.gov) BY WENDI WHEELER ’06 AND REBECCA JOHN ’13 MBA The programs in Augsburg’s Education Department prepare teachers—at both the undergraduate and graduate levels—to meet

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Drawing from experience

BY LAURA SWANSON After 21 years at Augsburg, she is at ease teaching painting and drawing in the College’s on-campus studios. But, Sweeney said, since 1999 she has pushed herself—and the students she instructs—into “deeper observing, questioning, and creating” through short-term

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Physician Assistant field swells in U.S.; Augsburg leads in Minnesota

BY LAURA SWANSON In June 2012, Forbes named physician assistant studies one of the best master’s degrees for jobs, citing the discipline’s salary and employment outlook in which job opportunities are expected to grow 30 percent by 2020. Physician assistants

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Urban anchors: Augsburg leads movement to sustain vibrancy, vitality of Twin Cities

BY JAY WALLJASPER An increasingly globalized economy leaves communities everywhere anxious about losing good jobs. Even the prosperous Twin Cities is no exception, as the closing of the St. Paul Ford plant and the transfer of Delta Air Lines employees show.

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Nobel Peace Prize Forum, March 8-10, 2013

THE 25TH ANNUAL NOBEL PEACE PRIZE FORUM—a conference that celebrates the importance, consequence, and controversy of Nobel Peace Prize Laureates—was March 8-10 in Minneapolis. “This event brings members of the world’s most exclusive club—Nobel Peace Prize Laureates—to campus,” said Maureen

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Getting social with Auggies

I couldn’t be more proud to represent @AugsburgCollege as a @FulbrightPrgrm scholar in the Czech Republic – @adamspanier Nice day for a bike ride, right @niceridemn? Temps in the single digits, but that’s not too cold for #Auggies. #AuggieCAM Drove

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Weekend and Evening College celebrates 30th anniversary

BY LAURA SWANSON Augsburg’s Weekend and Evening College for three decades has offered nontraditional undergraduate students the opportunity to obtain their bachelor’s degrees through a schedule that accommodates full-time employment, parenthood, and the countless other time commitments present in an

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Homecoming 2012

During the past few years, the Augsburg Homecoming festivities have expanded beyond the classic class reunions, and this year was no exception. Homecoming 2012 included a reception for recent graduates, a reunion of the famed Cabaret Singers, a new networking

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Auggie Days

City Service Day — September 4, 2012 Every year on the day before fall semester classes begin, first-year and new undergraduate transfer students in the day program participate in City Service Day projects in the neighborhoods surrounding campus.

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