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Kate Elliott

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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 >

All in the family

All in the family

Augsburg athletes enjoy competing alongside siblings

It could have been worse. Their parents could have made them hold hands (or even smile). But after each game during last year’s Auggie football season, the parents of… more >

Welcome to America

Welcome to America

Augsburg alumna Katia Iverson ’12 orients newcomers to the United States amid mounting uncertainty and narrowing policies

Katia Iverson refuses to say “maybe.” She used to say it a lot, as a novice caseworker, unwilling to share disheartening news. But experience has vanquished the word from her… more >

The fatherhood bonus and the motherhood penalty

The fatherhood bonus and the motherhood penalty

Groundbreaking research by alumna Michelle Budig ’93 sheds light on wage gap between fathers and mothers

  Michelle Budig’s story is deeply woven into her pioneering research to expose gender inequality and examine family policies in the workforce. The product of an outspoken dental receptionist… more >

Women of influence

Women of influence

Augsburg outscores national average of female coaches, supports inclusive culture across Athletics department

“Only priests and participants’ fathers can be anywhere near the pool,” three St. Catherine’s nuns echoed in protest as Augsburg’s 1963 swim instructor, Malcolm “Mac” Gimse, led then… more >

Winning the long game

Winning the long game

Meaningful, relevant workshops equip students to excel in the classroom, competition, and their careers

Student-athletes file past tables, stacking breadsticks on mounds of pasta, but this crew isn’t carb-loading for the next matchup. The nearly 550 students from Augsburg’s 19… more >

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