People always ask me, “What’s the best part of your job?” It’s hard to answer that question because, quite honestly, it’s difficult to choose just one thing about being president of this great place we call Augustana that stands out above the rest.
Augustana's Dr. Martha Gregg believes that creative thinking is a part of math, too — it's why she strives to teach the creative side of mathematics — that the subject demands both “imagination and precise computation.” Read the story about mathematics mentoring at Augustana published by Private University Products and News.
Dr. Adrien Hannus, professor of anthropology and director of the Archeology Laboratory at Augustana, will appear in an episode of "Time Team America," a science-reality series from PBS that sends archaeologists on a race against time to excavate historic sites around the nation airing at 9 p.m. (CST) on Tuesday, Aug. 19.
Construction is poised to begin on Augustana’s new 125,000-square-foot Froiland Science Complex later this month, the largest and most complex building endeavor in the College’s 154-year history. Phase one of the project includes a 41,000-square-foot addition to the existing Gilbert Science Center.
The Princeton Review, a nationally known education services company, has again ranked Augustana among the best colleges in the Midwest. The College is listed among 158 premier institutions The Princeton Review recommends in its "Best in the Midwest" section of its website feature, "2015 Best Colleges: Region by Region."
Betty Erickson has served as the executive assistant to five Augustana presidents. In her 36 years working at Augustana, Erickson has seen the college transform in more ways than one. Last week, she celebrated her retirement. See how Augustana has influenced her life.
Artwork by a recent Augustana graduate will be featured on Sioux Area Metro buses for the duration of 2014 in an effort to engage and educate the public about sustainability. "Vitality," a piece by 2014 graduate Anh Ta, appears in a new ad campaign designed by Sioux Falls' Public Works Environmental Division. The focus of the initiative is to "enhance social, economic and environmental interests in an effort to increase overall community vitality."
Augustana is currently looking for area families to host and/or spend time with international students through the Friendship Families Program. Many families have benefited from these exchanges including the Youngbergs. Karin and Mark Youngberg share their story.
On Tuesday, August 12, six students from Kyrgyzstan, Ukraine and Pakistan will arrive in Sioux Falls. Each student will need a host family for two weeks prior to the start of the school year. Augustana would like to pair each student with a host family willing to provide room and board; transportation to the College Monday-Friday (The IPO will provide orientation and cultural programming each day, Monday through Friday, from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.); and family and cultural activities during the evening and weekends from August 12-22.