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Fall 2013

Homecoming 2013

Homecoming 2013

Homecoming brings alumni, friends back to campus

Homecoming 2013 reunited former classmates, friends, roommates, and professors, and invigorated the Auggie spirit in everyone in attendance. Traditional celebrations ensued, including the Homecoming Convocation with Distinguished Alumni Awards; the… more >

In memoriam: Marie Olive McNeff

In memoriam: Marie Olive McNeff

Lifelong teacher. Pilot. Regent. Dean of Academic Affairs. Mom. Entrepreneur. Cook. These are only a handful of words and titles that describe Marie Olive McNeff, a dedicated leader in the… more >

It takes an Auggie

It takes an Auggie

Class Challenge spurs friendly competition among Auggies to build new academic building

Alumni from throughout the decades have responded to a charge presented by Augsburg College Regent Wayne Jorgenson ’71 and former Alumni Board President Christopher Ascher ’81. The two men established… more >

‘What the whole world wants is a good job’

‘What the whole world wants is a good job’

- Gallup World Poll, 2010

Today, higher education has come under question—is the debt worth it, are students graduating at sufficient rates, are we educating enough of our population, are students actually learning what… more >

Augsburg 2019

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… more >

“Big for the world …”

“Big for the world …”

In this issue of Augsburg Now, you will find a summary of Augsburg 2019, a strategic framework developed over the past several months with the involvement of Regents, faculty, staff… more >

Augsburg shifts student’s dream into high gear

Augsburg shifts student’s dream into high gear

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… more >

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

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… more >

Auggies on the court

Auggies on the court

Nine years ago, Aaron Griess moved from the middle of the Pacific to the middle of the United States to become the Augsburg College men’s basketball coach. It was… more >

Launching a new mission

Launching a new mission

Augsburg College celebrated 56 Master of Social Work graduation candidates at the June 2013 Commencement, and it’s quite possible that Christine Dawson ’13 MSW was the only graduate who… more >

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