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Spring 2012

Meet Our Augsburg Fund callers

Meet Our Augsburg Fund callers

Twice a year, in September and in February, the Augsburg Fund student callers make phone calls to alumni asking them to donate to the Augsburg Fund. Their goal is to… more >

Supporting the home team

Supporting the home team

By Wendi Wheeler ’06 Last season, he didn’t make any three-point shots, pull down any rebounds, or have any assists on the court. But Roger Griffith ’84… more >

Developing individual agency to transform our world

Developing individual agency to transform our world

By Susan O’Connor Higher education is often viewed as separate from the public arena, something accessible to a few and beneficial to only the individual. However, higher education… more >

Arts-based civic dialogue

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

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

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

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

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

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 >

Beating the odds

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… more >

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