At the same time the government is proposing to charge young people more to learn the technical, creative and critical reasoning skills they’ll need to pilot our country tomorrow, the rates on homes, cars and property are at historic lows. Read the op-ed by President Rob Oliver about the value of education.
Dr. Richard Swanson, professor of Religion and chair of the Humanities division at Augustana, has been selected for the Inter-Semiotic Translation Seminar, an invited group of only 15 scholars from around the globe, to explore the role of modern semiotics in the translation and communication of Scripture for the 21st century.
Learn more about the latest exhibit by the Center for Western Studies, "Interpretations of Wounded Knee 1973 and 1890," now on display through May 26.
American Indian activist Russell Means, widely known for leading the 71-day armed takeover of Wounded Knee on South Dakota's Pine Ridge Reservation in 1973, will discuss “Wounded Knee, Before, During and After,” at 8 p.m. on Friday, April 27, in Augustana’s Chapel of Reconciliation.
The Augustana College and Community Trombone Choir, under the direction of Mr. Vance Shoemaker, has been selected via audition to perform in concert at the Eastern Trombone Workshop (ETW) March 21-24 in historic Fort Myer, Va.
As the race for the U.S. presidency heats up, American voters should consider how the country's next commander in chief will deal with the growing political trends of globalization, partisanship and mistrust. Dr. Joel A. Johnson, associate professor government and international affairs, will examine these trends during his discussion on "2012 and Beyond: The Challenges of Governance in an Age of Globalization, Hyperpartisanship and Mistrust" at the Augustana Thought Leader Forum on Thursday, March 29.
Six alumni and one professor have been nominated for the Sioux Falls YWCA Tribute to Women Awards, honors that recognize local women who have made exemplary contributions in the workplace and in the community.
The winter issue of the magazine for alumni and friends of the college celebrates "champions" of education. Whether in a classroom, as an administrator, a university president, or on a desert migrant trail, these Augustana graduates are doing all they can to help nurture and support the young people of today in order to make tomorrow's world even better.
Read the Argus Leader feature about Texas-based artist Alice Leora Briggs, the force behind the Eide/Dalrymple Gallery's haunting new exhibit, "Alice Leora Briggs: Near Impunity." Briggs will speak at a special presentation on Juárez at 6:30 p.m. on Thursday, March 8, in Kresge Recital Hall. The gallery reception is set for 5-7 p.m. on Friday, March 9.
In a free informational session yesterday at Oak View Public Library in Sioux Falls, Augustana Financial Aid officials stressed the need for families to complete the Free Application for Federal Financial Aid (FAFSA) sooner rather than later.