This summer, Andy Aoki will become Augsburg University's M. Anita Gay Hawthorne Professor of Critical Race and Ethnicity Studies. Jeremy Myers will be the next Bernhard M. Christensen Professor of Religion and Vocation.
Jarabe Mexicano explored their musical roots in the U.S.-Mexico border region with students and performed a free public concert as part of a three-day residency with the Augsburg University music department.
“This program is one step toward recognizing the profound contributions American Indian students and their communities make to the university and to higher education more broadly,” said Augsburg University President Paul C. Pribbenow.
Augsburg University was recognized by the U.S. Department of State’s Bureau of Educational and Cultural Affairs for having produced the most Gilman recipients over the past 20 years in the “small institutions” category.
To navigate the racial tension in their department meetings, the two Augsburg University professors created “White Talk Moves," a workshop to address the moves white people make that tend to silence and discount people of color.
Pribbenow spoke about Augsburg University's work toward “equity-mindedness,” the role that advancement professionals can play in this work and what it’s like to lead a private university in pursuing equity.
Augsburg University hosted a virtual commencement ceremony on Monday, May 3 to celebrate the Class of 2021, the most diverse graduating class in our history. An in-person celebration will follow on June 8.
Augsburg University President Paul Pribbenow was quoted in the story "Private College Presidents Turn Focus from Pandemic to Insurrection” about how college and university presidents are responding to the recent attack on the U.S. Capitol.