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Like Father, Like Son

Dr. Tom Braithwaite, class of 1978, and his son, Matt Braithwaite, class of 2011, share a love of running, science and Augustana.

Pehl Featured on Journal of American History Podcast

In conjunction with his article in the September 2012 volume of the Journal of American History, Dr. Matthew Pehl, assistant professor of History, is the featured guest on the newest podcast produced by the Organization of American Historians.

Augustana Mourns Loss of Verna Berg '51

Verna Berg, class of 1951, longtime secretary to Augustana College presidents from the 1950s through the 1990s including Dr. Lawrence Stavig, Dr. Charles Balcer, Dr. Bill Nelsen, Dr. Lloyd Svendsbye and others, passed away on Friday, Aug.10, in Milbank, S.D.

Hugh Weber Named Director of Continuing Education

Hugh Weber has been named Director of Continuing Education. In his new role, Weber will be responsible for designing and developing continuing education workshops, regional conferences and other opportunities for lifelong learning.

Augustana Ranked Among 'America's Top Colleges' by Forbes

Augustana is ranked among the nation’s best colleges and universities and is the highest-ranked undergraduate institution in South Dakota, according to Forbes’ annual list of “America’s Top Colleges.” Forbes also ranked the College No. 151 among private colleges nationwide and No. 34 in the Midwest.

Augustana Mourns Loss of Athletics, Financial Aid Official Larry Borgum '61

Larry Borgum ‘61, a longtime and beloved Athletics and Financial Aid official for Augustana, died on Monday, Aug. 6. He was 73. "Borgie," as he was known, joined the College in 1967 and served in various roles during his tenure, supporting Athletic Services, Sports Information, the Athletic Business Office and Financial Aid. Services are set for Saturday, Aug. 11.

Senior Megan Baker Awarded Fellowship to Work in Moldova

Senior Megan Baker has been awarded the prestigious American Cultural Ambassadors Fellowship for her project, “Bringing the World Together – One Ability at a Time,” a camp for people with special needs in Moldova.

Recent Grad Working in London as Olympic Volunteer

Meet Megan Erspamer, a 2012 graduate from Madison, Wis., now in London as a volunteer for Team USA at the 2012 Olympics. Working on the Welcoming Committee, she's assisting athletes as they pick up their gear, get their photos taken and fill out important medical information.

Wright Discusses 'Financial Booms and Busts' on C-SPAN Panel

Watch Dr. Robert Wright, Nef Family Chair of Political Economy and director of the Thomas Willing Institute at Augustana, discuss "Financial Booms and Busts in American History," a C-SPAN3 special featuring a discussion by economic historians on the impact of boom and bust periods in U.S. financial history, with a focus on the banking industry in New York City.

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