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Star Tribune highlights Augsburg College students’ participation in solidarity event

Minneapolis Star Tribune - logoThe Minneapolis Star Tribune recently published an article covering World Hijab Day events at Normandale Community College in Bloomington, Minnesota.

The article featured photos of Augsburg College students who hosted the Hijab Fashion Show at Augsburg. Students at Normandale and Augsburg hosted events in support of Muslim students and were joined by non-Muslim students in a show of solidarity.

Photos of Augsburg College students featured in the paper included Aisha Barre, Anisa Ahmed, Nahili Abdulahi and Juweria Hassan, who participated in the fashion show. Similar events have been taking place across the country in reaction to divisive rhetoric and anti-Muslim sentiment, the article notes.

Read Non-Muslim Minnesotans are donning the hijab to show support on the Star Tribune site.

Augsburg’s Bloomington Center is open for business

bloomingtonFor more than 25 years, Augsburg College has provided working adults with the opportunity to earn a private liberal arts degree and, in turn, change their lives.

This fall, adult learners who begin their college careers at Normandale Community College in Bloomington will have another model and location available to take that associate’s degree and finish their bachelor’s degree.

After launching an inaugural MBA cohort at St. Stephen Lutheran Church in Bloomington in January, Augsburg is expanding its adult offerings in the southwest part of the Twin Cities. Continue reading “Augsburg’s Bloomington Center is open for business”

Meet Amanda Symes ’09

meet_amanda Amanda transferred from Normandale Community College with AA degree. She is a mass communication and media writing major with a minor in business administration.

Why She Transferred

I transferred to Augsburg mainly for the small campus. I loved the idea of being in a small class so I could have one-on-one time with the professors. I think being able to get to know my professors helps me learn more. I also felt that being on a smaller campus would give me more opportunities to be involved with the school, which has been true so far. I have a job at the EC, I write for the Augsburgian (yearbook), for the office of marketing and communications, and this fall I will also write for the Echo (student newspaper). Continue reading “Meet Amanda Symes ’09”