Senior Brianne Bernard from Owatonna, Minnesota, is walking tall after her business for creating flashy kicks was featured in an article for the Sioux Falls Business Journal. Bri's Walking Canvas is a customized shoe design company to personalize shoes to fit every individual's taste.
Sioux Falls, the city Augustana calls home, is featured as a "Silicon City" in the latest issue of Free Enterprise, an online publication by the U.S. Chamber of Commerce.
"As part of our Silicon Cities series, we recently wrote about why people should move to Sioux Falls, South Dakota, a city with a booming job market, a very low cost of living, and a high quality of life," the article says. "Yet we wanted to take a deeper dive into the city to discover what, exactly, it has done to become one of the hottest economies and most livable cities in the U.S."
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Six Augustana students have been awarded Fred C. and J. Marie Christopherson Scholarships for the 2015-2016 academic year.
As thousands gathered in Selma, Alabama, this weekend to commemorate the 50th anniversary of the "Bloody Sunday" march – a movement spurred by the 1965 police assault on civil rights demonstrators, and one that ultimately led to the passage of the Voting Rights Act – Augustana alumni and former faculty recalled marching on campus and throughout Sioux Falls in recognition of the events in Selma.
Berett Steffen, Anthony Metzgar, Christian Einertson and Emily Wehde were named winners of the 2015 Concerto-Aria competition, held on Sunday, March 1, in the Humanities Center.
Augustana men's basketball captured the NSIC/Sanford Health Tournament with a 98-82 victory over MSU Moorhead (32-3) on Tuesday night in front of 3,203 fans at the Sanford Pentagon. The victory secured the first-ever NSIC Tournament Championship since joining the league in 2008-09.
Four humanities students from Augustana have papers accepted to major research events in the Midwest.
Cinema expert Dr. Jeffrey Miller, chair of the Humanities Division and professor of English, shares his predictions for the 87th annual Academy Awards this weekend.
International research on dark matter conducted at Italy's Gran Sasso National Laboratory and featuring work by Dr. Drew Alton, chair and associate professor of physics at Augustana, is detailed in a new article by the Wall Street Journal.
The Augustana Choir will perform in concert at New York's famed Carnegie Hall on Sunday, March 29, at 8:30 p.m. with 300 singers from around the country. We caught up with Dr. Paul Nesheim, director of the Choir, to learn more about this opportunity and for a sneak peak of the Choir rehearsing the Agnus Dei from Mozart’s Missa Brevis in C major, K.220.