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The Augsburg Podcast features voices of Augsburg University faculty and staff. We hope this is one way you can get to know the people who educate our students to be informed citizens, thoughtful stewards, critical thinkers, and responsible leaders.

Season 2, Episode 15 – Lamont Slater: Decolonizing the Mind

Lamont Slater

Lamont Slater, instructor and program coordinator for the Center for Global Education and Experience, remotely joins the Augsburg Podcast from Windhoek, Namibia to discuss the perspective-altering value of study abroad programming — and how it changed his own life as well as the lives of current students studying abroad with him in Namibia.

 

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Season 2, Episode 13 – Sarah Degner Riveros: Language for Life

Sarah Degner Riveros

Language is so much more than vocabulary and grammar. For Sarah Degner Riveros, Lecturer in Spanish, languages are inseparable from their history, community, and culture. In this discussion, we explore many ways the teaching and learning of Spanish opens doorways to a wider world and into the deeper self.

 

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Season 2, Episode 9 – Vivian Feng: Chemistry & Curiosity

Vivian Feng

Vivian Feng, Associate Professor of Chemistry, is eternally curious about the world around her. She reflects on formative experiences with chemistry, shares student stories, and explores the impact and importance of research and experiential learning in the sciences.

 

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Season 2, Episode 8 – Jeremy Myers: Pathways in Public Theology

Jeremy Myers

Jeremy Myers, Associate Professor of Religion, explores how early encounters with the wonder and mystery of faith led him to his work with youth, current coursework in public theology, and involvement in the Riverside Innovation Hub.

 

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Season 2, Episode 7 – Jennifer Forsthoefel: The Exercise of Writing

Jennifer Forsthoefel

Jennifer Forsthoefel, Assistant Professor of English, recalls her early experiences with poetry and English, considers the evolving needs of modern writers learning their craft at the University level, and shares her vision for an expanded Writing Lab at Augsburg.

 

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