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Kate H. Elliott

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All-female Hall of Fame class marks 50 years since passage of Title IX

All-female Hall of Fame class marks 50 years since passage of Title IX

Three Augsburg students walked into the office of Joyce Anderson Pfaff ’65 in the fall of 1972. “When are volleyball tryouts?” they asked the health and physical education instructor. Pfaff… more >

Literacy is freedom: How one Augsburg alumnus is working to empower and educate Black boys

Literacy is freedom: How one Augsburg alumnus is working to empower and educate Black boys

Top image: Keenan Jones ’13, founder and executive director of Literacy for Freedom. (Photo by Rebecca Slater… more >

The hustle and heart of Augsburg football coach Jack Osberg ’62

The hustle and heart of Augsburg football coach Jack Osberg ’62

At 81, he still goes the extra mile for student-athletes—and now they’re backing him through the toughest contest of his life

Minneapolis native Jack Osberg ’62 played football from the time he was a kid in the alleys and parks of Minneapolis until his college years, and he entered Augsburg’s… more >

The Auggies who refuse to ‘keep politics off the field’

The Auggies who refuse to ‘keep politics off the field’

How Augsburg’s student-athletes use their platform to advocate for causes beyond the sports arena

In 2016, first-year student Olivia House ’20 kneeled during the national anthem before one of her first Auggie soccer matches. She was alone—the only Black person on the… more >

What it takes to fight a pandemic: Community collaboration and mutual aid (Part 1)

What it takes to fight a pandemic: Community collaboration and mutual aid (Part 1)

From parking lots and phone calls to hospitals and research labs, Auggies use a multifaceted approach to confront the global crisis of a lifetime

One November afternoon, Natalie Jacobson, coordinator of Augsburg’s Campus Kitchen, opened an email from someone she didn’t recognize. It was short and to the point: First-year Auggie… more >

What it takes to fight a pandemic: Research and health care (Part 2)

What it takes to fight a pandemic: Research and health care (Part 2)

From parking lots and phone calls to hospitals and research labs, Auggies use a multifaceted approach to confront the global crisis of a lifetime
How to Build a Women’s Wrestling Program from Scratch

How to Build a Women’s Wrestling Program from Scratch

Augsburg Athletics continues trailblazing trend with Minnesota’s only collegiate women’s wrestling team

Editor’s note: In late July, the Minnesota Intercollegiate Athletic Conference announced plans to postpone competition in cross country, football, soccer, and volleyball until the spring. Winter and spring sports… more >

Building on an early lead

Building on an early lead

Athletics secures NCAA grant to fund first-of-its-kind position supporting culture of inclusion

On and around the land that today houses Augsburg University’s Minneapolis campus, they celebrated births and mourned deaths. They spoke languages of love and laughter, stress and sorrow. They… more >

Balancing the books

Balancing the books

Augsburg alumna starts a publishing company, creates the diverse book list she wished she had

Young Mary Taris ’04 was so thankful to be a girl. The Minneapolis Public Housing Authority required children of different genders to have separate bedrooms, so while her brothers had… more >

Learning across abilities

Learning across abilities

The Center for Learning and Accessible Student Services champions students with a broad range of disabilities on the path to academic success.

Since second grade, Maura Gunter ’19 relied on accommodations for attention deficit hyperactivity disorder and a word processing disorder. So when she started college, Gunter knew the drill. But on… more >

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