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Stewardship of space

BY REBECCA JOHN Twenty-three acres. That’s the area of Augsburg’s Minneapolis campus—roughly the size of 21 football fields. As an urban college, Augsburg recognizes that thoughtful stewardship of this finite resource is critical to its success in serving students and

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Calling and purpose: Lutheran higher education in the 21st century

BY LAURA SWANSON As Paul C. Pribbenow enters the seventh year of his presidency at Augsburg College, he believes Lutheran higher education is more relevant than ever before. Pribbenow affirmed this view through a summer sabbatical project in which he

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Jennifer Weber ’11

Student stories from Weekend and Evening College celebrates 30th anniversary BY LAURA SWANSON Jennifer Weber ’11 It’s uncommon for an incoming student to visit every college and university within a five-state area before determining that Augsburg is the perfect fit.

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James “Bubba” Chambers ’07

Student stories from Weekend and Evening College celebrates 30th anniversary BY LAURA SWANSON James “Bubba” Chambers ’07 sums up his typical workday in one word—“busy.” And that, he says, is exactly how he wants to spend his time. As an

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Karen Hartz ’05

BY LAURA SWANSON Karen Hartz ’05 enrolled in Augsburg’s Weekend and Evening College because earning a college degree was her lifelong goal. “I was missing something,” Hartz said. “I knew that I had excelled in my career, but I wanted

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Master of Arts in Leadership celebrates history with a look toward the future

BY WENDI WHEELER ’06 The Master of Arts in Leadership (MAL) program celebrated its 25th anniversary in late September. The milestone was an opportunity to acknowledge the healthy and long success of the program and to look toward the future

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The first in her family

By Wendi Wheeler ’06 Blue ribbons and gold medals. These are what we normally associate with being “first.” But for Andrena Murphy ’15, being first—the first in her family to go to college—meant making new connections, proactively seeking advice, and

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Calculus and coffee

By Stephen Geffre Fog-covered mountains, roosters crowing at 4 a.m., dinner by candlelight, 60-foot waterfalls, and calculus. Strange components in a college class, maybe, but for seven students and two faculty members, this was reality during the 2012 spring break.

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A typical college student

By Wendi Wheeler ’06 In many ways, Rachel Hastings ’15 is a typical college student. She takes Spanish class, sings in a choir, eats in the cafeteria, and works out in the fitness center. But she is also atypical—a student

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A new approach to learning

By Wendi Wheeler ’06 For most of his life, Nic Adducci ’15 was the kid who couldn’t read or write. The kid who had to go to the principal’s office to take his pill every day. The kid with a

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