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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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Commencement 2012

Address by David Mathews, honorary degree recipient July 1, 2012 Minneapolis, Minnesota © David Mathews I appreciate the opportunity to give your commencement address. It is an honor to be a part of an occasion that’s so meaningful to so

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Speaking of money

By Rebecca John, Stephanie Weiss, and Wendi Wheeler ’06 It’s scary. Students don’t like it. Parents don’t like it. But for any family with a student in college, money matters, and talking openly about finances is a critical part of

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The economics of education

By Rebecca John A BUBBLE. AN ERUPTION. AN EXPLOSION. These are just some of the words used in news reports this year to describe college costs and higher education loan debt. While these headlines may grab attention, they unfortunately are

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