Augustana is ranked No. 3 among the "Best Regional Colleges in the Midwest" and No. 3 among the region's "Best Value Schools" according to the 2012 edition of “America’s Best Colleges” by U.S. News Media Group.
In honor of the 10-year anniversary of 9-11, Augustana students will be hosting a series of bake sales and collecting donations for New York City’s Trinity Lutheran Church, a soup kitchen on the lower eastside of Manhattan that serves 1,000 meals to people in need each week.
To benefit the Children's Inn, the Augustana Theatre Company will make fleece blankets prior to the Sept. 23 performance of "A Lie of the Mind," a play by Sam Shepard that explores domestic violence. Audience members can also bring donations of new children’s pajamas and new or gently used teddy bears to the Sept. 24 performance.
Doug Berven, class of 1991 and vice president of Corporate Affairs for POET, will discuss “Revolutionizing Energy” at the Augustana Thought Leader Forum, set for 11:30 a.m. on Thursday, Sept. 29, at CJ Callaway’s Event Center.
The FREEDOM Film Tour, featuring a documentary on alternative fuels and a full size, ethanol-burning, solar-panel-covered bus will roll through campus on Monday, Sept. 19. The FREEDOM Bus will be open from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. outside of Morrison Commons. The film will be shown at 7 p.m. in Kresge. Both are free and open to the public.
Mary Robinson, the first woman president of Ireland and former United Nations High Commissioner for Human Rights, will speak at the 2011 Boe Forum on Public Affairs. Her address, “World Hunger and Poverty,” will begin at 7 p.m. on Wednesday, Nov. 9, in the Elmen Center.
“Words of Art: Remembering 9-11,” an interactive memorial exhibition of written reflections and musings in commemoration of the 10-year anniversary of the September 11 terrorist attacks, will be on display in the Siverson Lounge from September 11 through October 16.
On Sunday morning, an estimated 431 new freshmen from all over the globe arrived on campus. As they begin the process of unpacking plastic tubs and laundry baskets, unrolling rolls of carpet, and filling their mini refrigerators, we're excited to say, welcome to Augustana College, Class of 2015!
A memorial for Dianne Hammrich, former administrative assistant to the Academic Dean, will be held on Thursday, Sept. 1. "Dianne was a person who cared deeply about Augustana and we will miss her," said Dr. Murray Haar, senior vice president for Academic Affairs and Dean of the College.
Calling all orchestra players! The historic Augustana College-Community Orchestra, directed by Dr. Christopher Stanichar, is now accepting community and student members for the 2011-2012 season. The first rehearsal will be held on Sunday, Sept. 11.