News

Students Act to Support Typhoon Haiyan Relief

Typhoon Haiyan, the year’s most powerful super storm, affected a total of 9.5 million people and displaced at least 600,000 across the Philippines. To offer relief to Haiyan survivors, Augustana Serving and Learning Together (SALT) has made donation jars available in the Huddle, Chapel and Residence Halls. All contributions will be donated to the United Nations Children’s Fund (UNICEF).

Fellow Students Help Senior Build Home

This fall, Augustana senior Sarah Domangue, a single mother of a child with special needs, received a home from Habitat for Humanity, a non-profit organization that helps build and preserve homes for people in need. Members of the Augustana Football Team and Augustana’s Student Council for Exceptional Children (SCEC) also volunteered on the build.

Student Runners Raise $750 for Special Olympics

Augustana student runners raised $750 for Special Olympics South Dakota through the second annual Langskip 5K, held on Saturday, Oct. 19, during Viking Days. Student leaders visited Special Olympics today to present their gift.

Alumnus Journals About Experiences in Hungary

“Vagyok Thad. Beszélek angolul és egy kicsit magyar.” This is how Thad Titze ’13 (Watertown, S.D.) introduces himself lately; a sample of the Hungarian he's picked up over the last three months while living in Nyirtelek, Hungary, as a part of the Young Adults in Global Mission (YAGM), a one-year volunteer and mission opportunity through the ELCA.

In the News: Huntsman Discusses Geopolitics of China and U.S.

Former U.S. Ambassador to China and Singapore Gov. Jon Huntsman discussed the "Geopolitics of China and the U.S." before a crowd of nearly 2,000 at the 18th Boe Forum on Public Affairs Monday night in the Elmen Center. Read the article in the Argus Leader.

Anthropology Students Turn Pumpkins into Art

Students in the Anthropology department's "Primitive Art" course turned pumpkins into art during an evening class earlier this week. The students carved the pumpkins to replicate primitive art (mask) designs. Learn more and view photos.

Evening with Maya Angelou Canceled

The "Evening with Dr. Maya Angelou" set for Wednesday, Oct. 23, at the Elmen Center has been canceled. Representatives for Angelou said the renowned poet and writer is suffering from exhaustion and was advised by doctors to cancel the event.

Classroom in the Snow

When they signed up for an early-October field trip to the Black Hills, students in Dr. Craig Spencer's "Principles of Ecology" course were expecting to climb Harney Peak, study the wildlife in Custer State Park and hike through the Badlands. Mother Nature, however, had other plans.

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