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Auggie Voices

Arts-based civic dialogue

By Sarah Myers Arts programs in higher education are all the more vibrant when a wealth of voices and bodies come together to create and discuss work. Community-engaged performance… more >

From complexity to compassion

By Coline Irvine In his book My First Summer in the Sierra, John Muir offered a sentiment which, more than 100 years later, represents as good a justification for higher… more >

Augsburg: agent and architect of democracy and steward of place

By Gary Hesser The following stories represent the foundation for this sixty plus year history in which Augsburg has served its local and wider communities as an “agent and architect… more >

Citizen nurses: A unique perspective on health

By KATIE CLARK In our society today, people have become so medicalized that we often forget that health is not about the absence of disease but a place of belonging… more >

At the crest of a wave

By Harry C. Boyte For many years, Augsburg, with its mission of educating students to be “informed citizens, thoughtful stewards, critical thinkers, and responsible leaders,” has resisted forces turning higher… more >

Higher education as a public good

In January, Augsburg joined the White House Office of Public Engagement, the Association of American Colleges and Universities, the U.S. Department of Education, other education organizations, philanthropies, and businesses… more >

Neighborhood resource broker: Mary Laurel True

By wendi wheeler ’06 Mary Laurel True conducts business wherever she goes—whether she’s headed to lunch at the Afro Deli on Riverside and 20th avenues, walking… more >

Katie Edelen ’11: Treating the system instead of the symptoms

By WENDI WHEELER ’06 Katie Edelen ’11 wanted to be a doctor from the time she was five years old. She watched surgery on the Discovery Channel before… more >

Vocation in an interfaith context

LORI BRANDT HALE is associate professor of religion and director of general education. The following is adapted from devotional thoughts she presented at Augsburg‘s Leadership Council. I think about… more >

Exploring Our Gifts — looking back over 8 years

In 2002 Augsburg received a $2 million grant from the Lilly Endowment to integrate a theological understanding of vocation into the life of the College over a five-year period… more >