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John Weirick

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On the Spot

On the Spot

From disease to remedy: How nostalgia offers a psychological boost

A special vacation with family members you miss. That unforgettable meal at your favorite restaurant with your favorite person. The album you used to listen to nonstop during the ups… more >

President Paul Pribbenow named fundraiser of the year

President Paul Pribbenow named fundraiser of the year

Augsburg University President Paul Pribbenow was named an Outstanding Fundraising Professional for his effective, creative, and inspiring leadership. The highest honor bestowed upon one of its members, the award was… more >

Quiz: Older or younger than Augsburg?

Quiz: Older or younger than Augsburg?

In honor of Augsburg’s founding in 1869, the university is celebrating the past and the present with sesquicentennial events all year long. Think you know history? Test your knowledge… more >

Augsburg hosts inaugural Human Rights Forum

Augsburg hosts inaugural Human Rights Forum

The Human Rights Forum at Augsburg University welcomed about 800 students, thought leaders, global changemakers, and activists this fall. In partnership with the Human Rights Foundation, which also produces the… more >

The new age of artisans

The new age of artisans

During an economic downturn, a resurgence of skill-savvy craftspeople revived centuries-old traditions of making high-quality goods in small quantities, harnessing the power of modern technology and local communities.

More than a decade ago, Americans plunged into the Great Recession. A wave of new and seasoned workers alike struggled to navigate the economic uncertainty of fewer jobs and growing… more >

No Plain Jane

No Plain Jane

How a quiet, first-generation college graduate became a leading literary scholar, Austen expert, and roller derby devotee

“Give a girl an education, and introduce her properly into the world,” said one of Jane Austen’s characters, “and ten to one but she has the means of… more >

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