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Nobel Peace Prize Forum returns to Augsburg

ppf_bannerThis year for the fifth time, Augsburg will welcome nearly 1,000 students and community people to campus for the Nobel Peace Prize Forum. This year’s forum will be held on Friday and Saturday, March 5 and 6.

Each forum honors and focuses on the work of the previous Nobel Prize laureate; this year the spotlight is on 2008 Nobel Peace laureate, Martti Ahtisaari, international peace negotiator and former president of Finland. He shares a particular connection with Augsburg as he considers the most satisfying work of his career to have been the 13 years he spent as the UN diplomat leading the negotiations for the independence of Namibia. Continue reading “Nobel Peace Prize Forum returns to Augsburg”

Student sculpture featured in "Ana’s Playground"

anasplaygroundThey received fairly ambiguous instructions and a sketch showing stone slabs apparently hovering in the air. Their task: turn an artist’s vision into reality by creating a sculpture that would protect a young girl from a sniper’s shot.

This fall, the students in robert tom’s introduction to sculpture class worked to construct a fountain for the set of Ana’s Playground, a not-for-profit film about children in armed conflict. Written and directed by Eric D. Howell, “The film is intended to expose new audiences to the fact that children are being used as tools of war around the world.” (filmmakers blog) Continue reading “Student sculpture featured in "Ana’s Playground"”