In a series of books focused on the working class in American history, "Pew and the Picket Line: Christianity and the American Working Class" focuses on faith and capitalism through essays written by modern scholars of religion and history. Augustana's own assistant professor of history Dr. Matthew Pehl contributed to the book with his chapter on the "Detroit Industrial Mission."
Following the attacks in Paris, Augustana officials have confirmed the safety of a University student studying in France. Read the message sent to students Friday evening from Dr. Jim Bies, dean of students.
A recent article by the Sioux Falls Business Journal examines the way millennials are shifting health care delivery. Research by Augustana Assistant Professor Jaciel Keltgen and her "Health Care Marketing" class is featured in the story.
Associate professor of philosophy and classics Dr. David O'Hara could not teach in an Augustana classroom this fall. That's because on Sept. 12 of this year, he was involved in a boating accident that left him with life-threatening injuries. He is now on his way to recovery and has found a new subject to teach us about while he's away: joy.
Augustana wins! The Vikings captured major victories in soccer, cross country, basketball and football over the weekend. Read the roundup here.
The Rev. Dr. John Sorenson, former professor of sociology and past chair of the Social Sciences Division at Augustana, passed away on Monday, Nov. 2, at his home in Hickory, North Carolina. He was 75. Sorenson served Augustana from 1973 to 1994.
For Dr. Rick Andrews, professor of music and recipient of the 2015 ASA Faculty Recognition Award, a piano teacher in a small Texas town changed his life. Read the text of the story he shared with the Augustana class of 2019 about Mrs. Ganze – his treasured boyhood mentor and life-long friend – on Thursday in the Chapel of Reconciliation as the concluding event of New Student Seminar (NSS).
The Augustana University Department of Music presented the first “Friends of Augustana Music” award to Dr. Dennis and Mary Ann Knutson in recognition of the couple's longtime philanthropic and artistic support of the musical arts at Augustana. The award was presented at an Augustana choirs and orchestra concert on Sunday, Nov. 1, at the Washington Pavilion.
Some people just have that little something — that charisma, that charm, that warmth that makes others remember them despite years past. For anyone who's called Augustana's Solberg Hall home over the last 30 years, that someone could likely be Albert Wendt, the ever-smiling, always happy hall custodian.
After more than 30 years at Augustana, Wendt is retiring next week. An open house in celebration of his service is set for 2 p.m. on Monday, Nov. 2, in the Nelson Service Center.
Augustana University's Dr. Julie Ashworth (education) is the recipient of the 2015 Humanitarian Award for Individuals from the Sioux Falls Human Relations Commission. Ashworth was presented with the award on Monday, Oct. 26.