A group of students from Augsburg College traveled this year to Egypt to explore the impact of grassroots civic engagement and the challenges modern Egypt faces in the wake of its largely youth-led 2011 revolution.
The trip, led by Joe Underhill, associate professor and chair of political science, and Mohamed Sallam, director of Pan-Afrikan Student Services, was the first opportunity for some students to travel outside the United States. The cultural differences between the U.S. and Egypt were especially pronounced for these individuals, who during post-trip presentations discussed Egyptians’ impressive hospitality while also recalling the humor of trying to learn a barter system only after purchasing over-priced merchandise. Continue reading “Augsburg students examine political and civil engagement in Egypt”→
Though the semester program classes have ended at Augsburg for this academic year, students and faculty are still on the move. Starting on the day after last weekend’s commencement ceremony, groups of Auggies departed both to share their musical talents and to study abroad.
The Augsburg Choir
On May 6, the Augsburg Choir, under the direction of Peter Hendrickson ’76, departed for a 12-day tour of the Midwest. With stops in North Dakota, South Dakota, Montana, and Washington state, the Choir will perform nine concerts and have opportunities to connect with potential Auggies and their families as well as alumni and friends of the College. Continue reading “Auggies abroad in the summer”→
This Friday, the Augsburg Muslim Student Association will celebrate Eid-al-Adha, or the “Festival of Sacrifice,” with a dinner and program. The Augsburg community is invited to attend to learn about this important festival and to celebrate with Augsburg Muslim students.
When The Chronicle of Higher Education was looking for Minnesota institutions to visit for a story on the changing demographics of the state, Augsburg College was a natural choice.
Augsburg, after all, has a student body that has grown more and more diverse in recent years. This year’s first-year class in the Day College is made up of 42 percent students of color.
Below is the story that is on the front page of the current issue of The Chronicle of Higher Education, the leading source of news and information for college and university faculty members and administrators. The publication has a total readership of 350,000 and its Website receives more than 12 million page views per month. Continue reading “Augsburg featured in The Chronicle of Higher Education”→
The first Inter-Religious Dialog of the academic year will focus on Eid ul-Fitr and Rosh Hashanah at 7 p.m. on Oct. 1 in the East Commons, Christensen Center. Students, faculty, staff and community members are invited to hear about these two important holidays for Muslims and Jews, respectively.
Mohamed Sallam, director of Pan-Afrikan Student Services, will present on Eid ul-Fitr and Barbara Lehmann, associate professor of Social Work, will present on Rosh Hashanah. Both will be assisted by students.
Traditional holiday food will be available for sampling. Small group sessions will allow for discussions about individual religious backgrounds. Individuals from a variety of religions are being encouraged to attend.
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