Augustana is ranked among the nation’s best colleges and universities and is the highest-ranked undergraduate institution in South Dakota, according to Forbes’ annual list of “America’s Top Colleges.” Forbes also ranked the College No. 151 among private colleges nationwide and No. 34 in the Midwest.
Larry Borgum ‘61, a longtime and beloved Athletics and Financial Aid official for Augustana, died on Monday, Aug. 6. He was 73. "Borgie," as he was known, joined the College in 1967 and served in various roles during his tenure, supporting Athletic Services, Sports Information, the Athletic Business Office and Financial Aid. Services are set for Saturday, Aug. 11.
Senior Megan Baker has been awarded the prestigious American Cultural Ambassadors Fellowship for her project, “Bringing the World Together – One Ability at a Time,” a camp for people with special needs in Moldova.
Augustana students Courtney Moore, Brook Woelber, Claire Bestul, Ashley Schmidt and Morgan DePerno; alumni Nicole Lindsey '11 and Adrienne Conley '12; and Biology Professors Dr. Daniel Howard and Dr. Carrie Hall presented their research earlier this summer.
Meet Megan Erspamer, a 2012 graduate from Madison, Wis., now in London as a volunteer for Team USA at the 2012 Olympics. Working on the Welcoming Committee, she's assisting athletes as they pick up their gear, get their photos taken and fill out important medical information.
Watch Dr. Robert Wright, Nef Family Chair of Political Economy and director of the Thomas Willing Institute at Augustana, discuss "Financial Booms and Busts in American History," a C-SPAN3 special featuring a discussion by economic historians on the impact of boom and bust periods in U.S. financial history, with a focus on the banking industry in New York City.
Following a recent vote of approval by the South Dakota Department of Education, Augustana’s K-12 Education of the Deaf and Hard of Hearing (EDHH) Program will expand to a Birth through Age 21 program. Augustana continues to be the only Education of the Deaf and Hard of Hearing program in the region.
Calling all Sioux Falls-area families interested in learning about other cultures, languages and traditions. Augustana is seeking area families to support its Friendship Family Program, a welcome initiative designed to provide a support network for new and returning international students.
At JazzFest this weekend, thousands will wear a t-shirt designed by Augustana senior art major Sarah Goette. In addition to the shirts, the three-day music festival will feature performances by members of the JazzFest Jazz Camp, held at Augustana under the direction of Dr. Paul Schilf, alumni Jon and Jeremy Hegg of The Hegg Brothers and class of 2012 grad Chris Borchardt. Read the history of JazzFest art and more in this Argus Leader feature.
In honor of Navy Week in Sioux Falls, this is the story of a kid from the tiny town of Veblen, S.D., who went to college thinking he might want to be a pastor. Instead, after graduation he answered America’s call to serve and spent the next three decades protecting and defending her from the bad guys. He doesn’t have a cape but he can fly. And he is, without question, one of the good guys. Meet Lyle Bien, class of 1967, a real-life superhero. And read his remarks from Commencement 2012.