A day at Augsburg College
That's more or less what I saw the first time I encountered Augsburg College – in the summer of 2004 when I first moved to the Twin Cities.
It was just a sign on big building in Minneapolis off Interstate 94, and I had no clue what the campus looked like.
Since I started covering Augsburg and higher education in 2010, the campus image has grown in my mind -- as place with its own Scandinavian Christmas festival, a surprising amount of diversity, a gender-neutral bathroom day and one that doesn't mess around when it comes to community service.
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It hosts the Nobel Peace Prize Forum, and its president is known for his bow ties.
And oh, yeah -- it's happy.
I'm excited to finally get the chance to spend the day there – one of the smallest, densest four-year campuses in the state.
It'll be winter, so the foliage won't be there, but apparently it looks like this:
Follow me today as I give you a flavor of what life is like at Augsburg.