Dr. Wright Discusses Global Economic Volatility

Dr. Robert Wright discusses the current global economic volatility following last week's decision by Standard & Poor's to downgrade the U.S. credit rating. Wright even explores how Alexander Hamilton, treasury secretary and policy maker from 1789 to 1795, might have handled the situation.

Augustana Reports Record Number of International Students

More than 60 new students representing 30 countries and five continents are expected to begin their studies at Augustana this fall for the 2011-12 academic year. They represent Augustana's largest-ever incoming class of international students.

Hundreds Attend Memorial Service for Tracy Riddle

See images and videos and read the tributes from Tuesday's moving memorial service for Tracy Riddle, Augustana's long-time associate dean of students. Riddle died on Friday, July 22, after a two-year-long battle with cancer. She was 54.

In the News: Augustana Students Recall Attacks in Norway

Augustana Peace Prize Forum scholars Thad Titze (Watertown, S.D.) and Michael Seeley (Spencer, Iowa) were in Oslo, Norway, during last week's terror attacks. In an interview with KELO-TV, they recalled the experience and recounted what life has been like in the shaken city since.

Tracy Riddle, Associate Dean of Students, Dies at 54

“Today we mourn the loss of a dear friend and colleague who touched the lives of countless students, families, faculty and staff members with her passion for life, tenacious spirit and gentle compassion,” said Rob Oliver, president. A memorial service and celebration of Riddle’s life is planned for 2 p.m. on Tuesday, July 26, at Augustana’s Chapel of Reconciliation.

Augustana Announces Opportunities to Host International Students

As more than 60 new international students get set to start classes here in the fall, Augustana is seeking Sioux Falls-area families who are interested in learning about new cultures, languages, traditions, faiths and global perspectives to participate in a pair of welcome programs for students from other countries.

Augustana's Northlanders Jazz Band to Perform at JazzFest

On Saturday, student performers in Augustana's Northlanders Jazz Band will take the stage before a projected crowd of some 75,000 fans at JazzFest 2011, Sioux Falls' annual jazz and music festival, held at Yankton Trail Park.

Tupper Honored by Campus Law Enforcement Association

Rick Tupper, director of campus safety, has received the President’s Award by the International Association of Campus Law Enforcement Administrators, an honor bestowed on a member of campus law enforcement whose efforts go above and beyond the call of duty.