Ibrahim Al-Hajiby ’14, an international student and alumnus of Augsburg College, discussed his advocacy for his home country of Yemen in a recent Star Tribune article.
In the story, Al-Hajiby discussed his “mission to upgrade the image of Yemen, which is synonymous with terrorism and political upheaval in some Western minds.” According to the article, which also quoted President Paul Pribbenow, “Al-Hajiby instead plays up the country’s ancient culture and a young generation yearning for democracy.”
Read, “Augsburg honors student who shows there’s more to Yemen than terrorism,” on the Star Tribune website, or hear Al-Hajiby speak about Yemen and his activism in a recent Public Radio International story.
Bob Stacke ’71, a long-time Augsburg College faculty member and a retired chair of the music department, was mentioned in a Star Tribune news article about relaxed Cuban travel regulations.
New policies on commerce and travel to Cuba may come with societal change, according to Stacke, who has traveled to the country five times.
“I do think the Cuban people will try to maintain their culture,” he said.
To read the article and learn more about Cuban travel, visit the Star Tribune news site.
Alex Beeby ’11 was mentioned in a Minneapolis Star Tribune article about the merging of the Hamline University and William Mitchell law schools.
Beeby, who is the president of the Hamline University bar association and holds a history degree from Augsburg, will join other leaders from both organizations in the new Mitchell|Hamline School of Law. The combining of the rival schools came as a result of significant declines in first-year enrollment in Minnesota law schools.
To read the article and learn more about the law school merger visit the Star Tribune news site.
Jeanne Boeh, economics professor at Augsburg College, was mentioned in an article in the Minneapolis Star Tribune about employee layoffs at Target headquarters in Minneapolis.
In light of the layoffs – a result of the closing of all Canadian Target stores – Boeh said there is hope for the close to 550 out-of-work employees.
“If you’re going to be laid off, now is a good time because jobs are picking back up,” she said.
To read the story, visit the Star Tribune news site.
Joshua Groll ’10 spoke with the Minneapolis Star Tribune about life in the workforce as a recent graduate.
Groll was working for Best Buy when he was recruited by Boston Scientific via LinkedIn, a networking site. Accepting the new position, which Groll said included a higher salary and better benefits, was an easy decision to make.
To read “Minnesota’s economy finally gaining momentum,” visit the Star Tribune site.
Tom Driscoll ’07 MBA was featured in the Minneapolis Star-Tribune as one of the construction industry’s “Movers and Shakers” for his work as partner and vice president of business development at the Minneapolis office of the Utah-based Big-D Construction. Visit the Star Tribune website to learn more about Driscoll’s vocation and motivation for bringing Big-D to the Twin Cities.
Rod Greder, Augsburg College business instructor and founder of Awear Technologies, was mentioned in the Twin Cities Star Tribune after Awear was named one of 12 companies to receive recognition at the 15th annual Tekne Awards.
The yearly award ceremony, held by the Minnesota High Technology Association, honors individuals and companies that have made significant advancements in technology.
Greder’s company, with help from the University of Minnesota and other partners, develops specialized eyewear for students with learning disabilities.
To read the article,visit the Star Tribune news site.
To learn more about Awear Technologies and other award recipients, visit the Tekne Awards site.
Augsburg College garnered media attention for its stellar achievement on Give to the Max Day 2014. The College raised about $434,000 and allowing the College to reach its goal of coming in first place among all Minnesota colleges and universities. Augsburg placed second overall among all Minnesota nonprofits. Learn about, read, and watch some of the news coverage below:
KARE 11: President Paul C. Pribbenow appeared on live television on the morning of November 13 to discuss with reporters the value of Give to the Max Day. He was accompanied by Auggie Eagle.
Star Tribune: “Minnesotans dig deeper than ever on Give to the Max Day”
WCCO 4: “Minnesota Sets A Record On ‘Give To The Max’ Day”
See more about the community excitement related to Give to the Max Day on Storify and the Augsburg College Alumni blog.
The Cedar Cultural Center will host a free concert by Taleex Band on October 31 as part of the Midnimo series, a two-year partnership with Augsburg College to build cross-cultural awareness, knowledge, and understanding of Somali culture through music. The Star Tribune recently promoted the show and Midnimo programming in the article, “Twin Cities band Taleex raises voices for Somali pride.” As noted in the article, the Taleex performance also will include sets by non-Somali groups. Bob’s Band, a brass jazz group led by long-time Augsburg College Music Department faculty member Bob Stacke ’71 and comprised of several Augsburg alumni and current students, will augment Taleex Band’s sets.
Augsburg College alumna Kuoth Wiel ’13, a star in the feature film “The Good Lie,” has garnered a plethora of media coverage. The film, which was released in Minnesota Oct. 17, has been well received and is generating Oscar buzz. Augsburg has received several media mentions thanks to Wiel since she was a student at the College when she auditioned for the role.
The film brings to life a fictional yet strikingly accurate story of the ‘Lost Boys’ of Sudan. Born in a refugee camp in Ethiopia to Sudanese parents herself, it’s no surprise Wiel found it important to help tell this story. Being a part of the film “…validated all the struggles we had went through,” Wiel said in an MPR news interview.
Wiel has been traveling around the U.S. promoting the film since its September debut at the Toronto Film Festival. The film, along with Wiel and her castmates, have been featured and covered by media outlets ranging from Minneapolis’ Star Tribune to Rolling Stone magazine.
Below is a list of some of the local and national media coverage on Wiel: