With music pumping and a sky full of sunshine, members of the class of 2016 moved their sneakers, futons, plastic tubs, rolls of carpet and stacks of clothes into Bergsaker and Solberg Halls Sunday morning, feeling excited and nervous about beginning the next stage of their lives. View photos from freshman move-in day and the New Student Orientation (NSO) Kickoff.
When class of 2012 graduate Lynae Fisher is commissioned as a second lieutenant in the United States Air Force later this week, she will become Augustana's first Air Force ROTC program graduate to be commissioned as an Air Force officer. Next up, she'll report to California for six months to train for her new role as a Space and Missile Operations Officer.
Senior English major Hal Thompson, a native of Sioux Falls and a member of Augustana's Civitas Program, presented his research at the international Futures and Illusions conference, held last weekend at the University of Iowa.
As Augustana officially opens the 2012-13 academic year, the College also welcomes new faculty members in biology, physics, chemistry, philosophy, education, anthropology, music, nursing and government and international affairs/political science. Learn more about the College's newest teacher-scholars.
With the start of classes just days away, Sioux Falls Fire Rescue officials conducted fire safety education with Augustana peer advisors Wednesday on campus. PAs learned about general fire safety, participated in a hands-on fire extinguisher training and took part in a high-rise, aerial truck-assisted rescue from the top floor of Stavig Hall.
"... it’s important to point out the overall purpose of collegiate athletics. As the NCAA has aptly put it: 'Athletics can be an important part of a collegiate experience, but academics is the reason for the experience.' We believe that success in the classroom, and in competition, is what college sports should be about." – Rob Oliver, president.
The “Paul Mohrman Family Lab” inside the new science facility will focus on ecological research, an initiative alumnus Paul Mohrman, class of 1972, and his wife, Julie, hold close to their hearts. The couple have also donated 29 bronze sculptures by noted artist C.A. Pardell to the Center for Western Studies.
Fall semester hasn't started yet, but that's not stopping a group of new international students from studying local businesses and learning first-hand about American media organizations, city government, law enforcement and U.S. healthcare.
Everyone knows how important it is to check the organ donor "box" on our driver's license. There's also a way to help others in life-threatening need while we're still living. Augustana President Rob Oliver talks with KELO-TV about the importance of joining the National Marrow Donor registry.
Augustana has again been ranked among the best colleges in the Midwest, according to the nationally known education services company, The Princeton Review. Earlier this month, the College was listed among the nation’s best colleges and universities in Forbes’ annual list of “America’s Top Colleges.”