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Peer Gynt

Peasants and trolls, collaborations and challenges Imagine it’s spring and you are at a site USA Today named as among the nation’s 10 greatest places in America to smell the flowers. You start to meander along a footpath that will

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The Heart of Minneapolis

Since 1872, Augsburg—and many Auggies—have called Minneapolis home. The history of the College is interwoven tightly with that of Mill City and its vibrant Cedar-Riverside neighborhood. These archival images portray the College’s ever-changing campus and illustrate its connection to the broader municipality. Take a close look. And take

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Augsburg shifts student’s dream into high gear

BY LAURA SWANSON Trevor Rodriguez-Sotelo ’13 was the kid who was fascinated by anything with a steering wheel and motor. From a young age, instead of playing with Matchbox cars or Tonka trucks, he would tinker with real engines in his

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Janice Murphy Gladden—an Auggie All-Star

  BY WENDI WHEELER ’06 AND STEPHANIE WEISS When it came time for Janice Murphy Gladden ’14 to think about returning to college, she found herself taking advice from her college-aged daughter. Several decades earlier, while studying at a junior

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My Auggie experience: Mike Good ’71

Have a dream. Focus on key priorities. Recognize the importance of the team. Never give up. These are the four life lessons Mike Good ’71 shared with Augsburg alumni at the Eye Opener breakfast in January, a talk that tied

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Helping a new Auggie get started

BY WENDI WHEELER ’06 On the first Saturday of the 2012 Weekend and Evening College (WEC) fall term, Tina Prchal seemed as excited and nervous about returning to college as you might expect a new student to be. Tina met

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Posts from the road: Summer travel 2012

By Wendi Wheeler ’06 The Augsburg students teaching English in Thailand pose outside of the Wat Benchamabophit, a temple in Bangkok. The Augsburg Choir U.S. Tour The Augsburg Choir, under the direction of Peter Hendrickson ’76, toured the Midwest in

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Beating the odds

By Wendi Wheeler ’06 After completing her PhD from Yale in 2009, Chandra Erdman ’02 was in high demand. She was recruited for tenure track teaching positions at several universities, and the global banking firm Goldman Sachs also came calling

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This is what an Auggie looks like: Dr. Amit Ghosh ’12 MBA

By Wendi Wheeler ’06 At first glance, it might seem surprising that an accomplished physician and educator, one whose office walls are lined with plaques highlighting his achievements, would count an MBA program as one of the most valuable experiences

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Ali Rapp ’11: Floating on the social media bubble

By WENDI WHEELER ’06 If you’re a friend of Ali Rapp ’11 and weren’t a frequent visitor to the communication and film studies office where she worked on campus, you maybe “saw” her on Facebook and Twitter. And if you

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