Thirty students registered to vote this week at the voter registration drive organized by students from Dr. Emily Wanless' "American Presidency" class, along with student representatives from COUPS (Committee of Undergraduate Political Scientists), the Augustana College Republicans and the Augustana Democrats.
Students presented their summer research findings to peers and faculty earlier this week at Augustana's annual "Undergraduate Summer Research" poster presentation, held inside the Gilbert Science Center.
Next week, more than 400 librarians from 12 states will arrive in Sioux Falls for "The Library: All Travelers Welcome," a conference of the Mountain Plains Library Association in conjunction with the South Dakota and North Dakota Library Associations. Members of Augustana's Mikkelsen Library have played key roles in planning the conference.
Vince Vaughn and Owen Wilson competed in the fictionalized Google internship program in the summer movie “The Internship.” Well, they got the uniform right, and Laura (Pfeifer) Vardoulakis ’02 should know. She donned the new employee beanie earlier this year when she joined the user experience research team at Google’s Silicon Valley headquarters.
"Continued strong support for K-12 and higher education is needed to ensure that we are providing all of our young people with the most powerful weapon available to bring about lasting peace," writes Dr. Susan Hasseler, senior vice president for academic affairs and Dean of the College.
Augustana is ranked No. 3 among the "Best Regional Colleges in the Midwest" according to the latest edition of “Best Colleges 2014” by U.S. News Media Group. Among the regional colleges listed in the publication's “Best Value Schools” study, Augustana is ranked No. 2 in the Midwest.
While researching for their project "American Futures," a collaborative series led by Kai Ryssdal with American Public Media's "Marketplace" and James Fallows, a writer for The Atlantic, the reporting team met with current and former Augustana students and faculty members on campus.
In their first week on campus, members of the Class of 2017 worked together to pack 41,000 meals for Kids Against Hunger and joined forces to break into the Guinness Book of World Records by sending 237 students consecutively down the "body slide" within one hour at Wild Water West.
With the 2013-14 academic year officially underway, Augustana has welcomed new, full-time faculty members in the departments of Mathematics, English, Modern Foreign Languages and Chemistry.
Author, public television and radio host and producer Rick Steves will discuss “Travel as a Political Act,” at 7:30 p.m. on Tuesday, Sept. 24, at Our Savior’s Lutheran Church. Tickets for this event, presented by the Augustana Library Associates, are $10 for the public. The event is free for Augustana students however, tickets are required. Tickets are available at www.augietickets.com.