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Augsburg 2019

A STRATEGIC VISION In January 2013, the Augsburg College Board of Regents launched a strategic planning initiative that involved conversation and input from across the campus community. The outcome of that work is a strategic vision statement that looks out to 2019, Augsburg’s sesquicentennial

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A promising experiment in organic chemistry: Mixing teamwork into the course load

Capitalizing on an opportunity to recreate Augsburg College’s advanced organic chemistry class, assistant professor of chemistry, Michael Wentzel, has developed a highly attractive approach to a complicated subject matter. He forces his students to work together. “Originally, I wanted to

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Hybrid learning

BY LAURA SWANSON For Lisa Benjamin ’06, ’12, the possibility of going back to school was appealing, but finding time to spend in a classroom was challenging. In 2010, Benjamin sought a license to teach in Minnesota and to sharpen

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Auggies are achievers: Success after college

COMPILED BY WENDI WHEELER ’06 Each year, Augsburg College mints hundreds of new graduates who go on to continued education in graduate schools and workplaces across the nation. Preparing students for success is a key part of an Augsburg education and central to

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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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