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Phillip C. Adamo named 2015 Minnesota Professor of the Year

Minneapolis Mayor declares November 19 “Dr. Phillip C. Adamo Day”

(WASHINGTON, D.C.)— Augsburg College’s Phillip C. Adamo, associate professor of history and director of the College Honors Program, was named the 2015 Minnesota Professor of the Year by the Carnegie Foundation for the Advancement of Teaching and the Council for Advancement and Support of Education.

Adamo, who was selected from more than 300 top professors in the United States, was recognized November 19 in a proclamation by Minneapolis Mayor Betsy Hodges who declared it “Dr. Phillip C. Adamo Day in the City of Minneapolis.”

“Phil expands the imaginative possibilities for students through the design of innovative and powerful learning experiences that foster critical thinking, advanced cognitive abilities, and habits of deep reflection,” said Karen Kaivola, Augsburg College Provost and Chief Academic Officer.

“He has answered his call to inspire, mentor, and educate students, providing serious challenges for the most advanced learners while guiding all students with compassion. Phil exemplifies and embodies Augsburg College’s mission to be a new kind of student-centered urban university, small to our students and big for the world.”

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Pioneer Press notes Augsburg’s diversity award

logo-smallThe St. Paul Pioneer Press mentioned that Augsburg College was among 92 higher-education institutions nationally to be recognized for excellence in diversity by the magazine Insight Into Diversity.

Read, “Education notes: News from schools near you” on the Pioneer Press site.

Honors program performance Dec. 8

honorsOn Dec. 8, the first-year honors program students will perform a series of vignettes, entitled “Freudian Fairy Tales…and Other Stories.”

The series begins at 7 p.m. in the Sateren Auditorium, which is in the Music Hall. Admission to this production is free, and Augsburg students, faculty, and staff are welcome.

“Freudian Fairy Tales… and Other Stories” features four 15-minute vignettes, each written, performed and produced by the first-year honors program students. The vignettes feature themes such as love, God, and the meaning of life. They also feature flamenco dancing, modern twists on fairy tales, and a relation of the work of C.S. Lewis and Sigmund Freud to modern-day life.