Minnesota Public Radio last week interviewed Imam Muhammad Ashafa and Pastor James Wuye about their journey from mortal enemies to dear friends. The two men, each who headed religious militia in Nigeria, shared their story of reconciliation and forgiveness at the Nobel Peace Prize Forum. “The same energy that we use to promote division we are using it now constructively,” Wuye said in the interview with MPR’s Tom Crann. Listen to the interview, “Enemies to Peacemakers.”
Sabrina Fiester ’15 wasmentioned in a Minnesota High Tech Association article that described her role in a legislative reception held by the Twin Cities-based organization.
Fiester interns through the SciTechsperience Internship Program, which connects college students studying science, technology, engineering, and mathematics with paid internships. She met with others in the science and technology community to discuss scientific innovation at the Science Museum of Minnesota.
To read the article and learn more about the Minnesota High Tech Association, visit the MHTA site.
Augsburg College was mentioned in a Wall Street Journal article on new data that shows a rise in employment rates for recent college graduates.
With more than 67,000 participants in the nationwide First Destination Survey conducted by the National Association of Colleges and Employers, results show that more than half of 2014 graduates found employment within six months of graduation.
Jared Trost ’00 was featured in an article by Isanti County News.
Trost, who is a hydrologist with the United States Geological Survey at the Minnesota Water Science Center, will present at Anoka-Ramsey Community College as part of the college’s annual Science Night, “Minnesotans and Water: Insights into This Essential Relationship.”
Trost obtained his bachelor’s degree in biology and chemistry from Augsburg College and holds a masters of science degree from the University of Minnesota.
Yemi Melka ’15 appeared in a Minneapolis Star Tribune article about the #PeaceItForward campaign linked to the Nobel Peace Prize Forum.
The Nobel Peace Prize Forum held a professional photo shoot at Augsburg College as part of the national social media campaign. Students, faculty, and staff stopped by throughout the day to take photos with hand-written signs displaying how they help to build peace. The participants’ photos will be shown as part of a video at the 2015 Nobel Peace Prize Forum.
The Nobel Peace Prize Forum, sponsored by Augsburg College and other organizations, will feature former President Jimmy Carter as an honored laureate speaker. On the docket for President Carter is a moderated discussion titled, “A Call to Action: Women, Religion, Violence, and Power.”
Leif Sverdrup, an Augsburg College alumnus from 1918,was featured by The Foreigner, a Norwegian newspaper.
Sverdrup, who attended Augsburg College after serving in World War I with the U.S. Army, was born in Norway but moved with his family to Minnesota at the age of 17. He received a bachelor’s degree from Augsburg and a bachelor’s degree in civil engineering from the University of Minnesota.