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Four honored for distinguished teaching, advising, scholarship

ctl_awardsCongratulations to the recipients of the 2011 Distinguished Teaching and Learning Awards. These awards, the result of nominations by full-time faculty and staff members, recognize individuals who have made exemplary contributions to creating an engaging academic learning environment through teaching, scholarship, and mentoring and advising. This year’s recipients of the Distinguished Contributions to Teaching and Learning Awards are:

For Excellence in Teaching—Timothy Pippert [left], associate professor of sociology (who will deliver the address at opening convocation in September 2011)

For Excellence in Mentoring and Advising—Cass Dalglish [middle left], professor of English, and Cheryl Leuning [right], professor of nursing

For Excellence in Scholarship—Nancy Steblay [middle right], professor of psychology

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Cultural wisdom and values in nursing

transcultnursingAugsburg’s graduate students who study transcultural nursing are learning how to provide better health care for immigrants and underserved populations who are out of the social mainstream. They’re learning how to understand and be sensitive to people’s differing cultural values and traditions around health, wellness, and healing.

The concept of transcultural nursing was developed by nurse theorist and anthropologist Madeleine Leininger, who founded the international Transcultural Nursing Society.

From September 24-27, several hundred people will gather in Minneapolis for the society’s 34th annual conference around the theme “Voices of Hope: Indigenous Wisdom and Transcultural Nursing.” The objectives are to explore the impact of indigenous wisdom in nursing and to analyze the intersection of hope and human rights in supporting health and well-being worldwide. Continue reading “Cultural wisdom and values in nursing”