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Explore. Discover. Create. Go Viking.

At Augustana, we believe certain individuals are called to “Go Viking.” They understand that in order to create an even better tomorrow, they must explore and discover bold concepts and important ideas today. Check out this video and learn why your decision to “Go Viking” is so significant.

Anonymous Gift Paves the Way for Study in Belgium

Fifteen Augustana students have been awarded scholarships to participate in "Topics in French: La Belgique: du Passé au Présent," the 2013 spring break course in Belgium. Thanks to an anonymous donation, the students will share a scholarship fund of $15,000 to help cover costs.

Augustana Announces Second Phillip Phillips Concert

Augustana will host a second concert for "American Idol" winner and top-10 Billboard Hot 100 artist Phillip Phillips at 4 p.m. on Tuesday, March 19, at the Washington Pavilion. Tickets for the public are on sale at the Washington Pavilion box office.

Q & A With Senior Nursing Major Brandon Varilek

"I believe that being a nursing major at Augustana presents huge benefits because of our location in Sioux Falls. The program has extraordinary connections with both Avera and Sanford, making Augustana nursing grads a high priority for hiring." Meet senior nursing major Brandon Varilek,  a native of Clark, S.D. He shares how Augustana offered him the hands-on clinical experience he’ll need for his career in healthcare. 

Impact Report

The Impact Report celebrates the impact created by many through the simple act of giving to Augustana College during the 2011-12 fiscal year period (Aug. 1, 2011, through July 31, 2012).

Presenters, Authors Sought for 45th Annual Dakota Conference

The Center for Western Studies has issued a call for presenters and authors for the 45th annual Dakota Conference on the Northern Plains, to be held April 26-27. The theme for the 2013 Conference is “The Spanish Northern Plains.” 

Choir Set to Depart on 20-Day European Tour

On Sunday, 54 members of The Augustana Choir will depart for a 20-day European Tour with stops in Berlin, Potsdam, Leipzig, Prague, Krakow, Vienna, Bratislava, Salzburg and Munich. Following its return to the U.S., the Choir will perform a "European Tour Homecoming Concert" at 3 p.m. on Sunday, Feb. 10, at Our Savior's Lutheran Church.

Wright's Bloomberg Op-Ed Examines History of NYSE

An op-ed in "Echoes," the business history blog of Bloomberg View, by Augustana's Dr. Robert Wright, Nef Family Chair of Political Economy, argues that since its earliest days, the history of the NYSE has been characterized by competition and consolidation. Its history, Wright argues, suggests that financial exchanges do respond to evolving economic conditions, and that bigger often isn’t better. 

Augustana Admitted to PHENIX Collaboration

Under the leadership of Dr. Nathan Grau, assistant professor of physics, the PHENIX institutional board voted to accept Augustana in mid-December. The PHENIX (Pioneering High-Energy Nuclear Interaction eXperiment) collaboration is an association of scientists and engineers who have designed, built and currently maintain the three-story, 3,000-ton PHENIX detector at the Relativistic Heavy Ion Collider for the study of the strong nuclear force.  

The Accidental Researcher

Dr. David Bader, class of 1974, didn’t plan on a career in cardiovascular research. But a ruptured appendix and gentle guidance from Augustana science faculty members helped steer him down a path that has included service at some of America’s top medical research institutions.

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