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Campus Community, AU Alumni Team Up to Support Feeding South Dakota

Honoring a University core value of service, members of the Augustana campus community, along with AU alumni, teamed up to support Feeding South Dakota on Tuesday. More than 100 volunteers turned out for the food packing event, giving a total of 138 hours to support Feeding South Dakota.

Newsmaker: Herseth Sandlin Earns SD Hall of Fame Honor

Augustana University President Stephanie Herseth Sandlin

In recognition of her contributions to the state of South Dakota, as well as her efforts to champion excellence, Augustana University President Stephanie Herseth Sandlin will be inducted into the South Dakota Hall of Fame on Saturday, Sept. 9. Ahead of the induction ceremony, Herseth Sandlin spoke with South Dakota Public Broadcasting and The Daily Republic about her professional experiences, her family's legacy of service, and her new role at Augustana. 

AU Welcomes Largest Incoming Class Since 1978; Enrollment Tops 2,000

Augustana reports record enrollment.

Augustana University today reported its largest incoming class since 1978 — 481 first-year students from 20 states and 10 countries began classes at AU last week, an increase of 14 percent from last year.The University’s newest Vikings join existing students, as well as 331 graduate students, for a total headcount of 2,080, a 7.5 percent increase from last year. This marks Augustana’s largest enrollment since 1990.

Dr. Gubbels to Students: 'The Better We Know You, The Better We Can Teach You'

"You see, the better we know you, the better we can teach you. When we know what your passions are as well as what motivates you, we can help you find your path." Read the full text of Dr. Jennifer Gubbels' message to the Class of 2021, presented during Opening Convocation on Tuesday, Aug. 29.

2017-18 Academic Year Opens, Sophomore Honors Recognized

Augustana recognized the 2017 Sophomore Honors recipients during Opening Convocation on Tuesday, Aug. 29.

Members of the Augustana University Class of 2021 witnessed the official opening of the 2017-18 academic year on Tuesday at the Opening Convocation ceremony, held on campus in the Elmen Center. The ceremony also recognized the 2017 Sophomore Honors Award recipients. 

Class of 2021 Arrives on Campus

The voyage begins today for Augustana's newest Vikings. Arriving from 20 states and 10 countries, members of the Augustana University Class of 2021 arrived on campus Saturday morning.

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