Teacher Nathan Strenge, class of 2009, and two colleagues at the St. Paul Conservatory for Performing Artists strive to be innovators in the math classroom. Recently, their innovation paid off – winning them $10,000 for their school.
Seniors Katelynn Kenney (Box Elder, S.D.) and Matt Stoffel (Sherburn, Minn.) and Augustana's student Stage Crew have advanced in the Kennedy Center American College Theatre Festival's Irene Ryan Acting Competition, held this week at the University of Nebraska, Lincoln.
Read the Sioux Falls Business Journal report on job opportunities for young professionals in South Dakota and learn about Augustana senior Alex Sproul, a nursing major who will finish his clinicals and an internship in May and will start work as an RN at Sanford Health this summer after passing his boards.
High school student artists from around the region were recognized earlier this month at a reception in honor of the High School Invitational, an exhibit currently on display at Augustana's Eide/Dalrymple Gallery.
Four Augustana juniors are hoping to turn a crosstown rivalry into a benefit for those in need. The "Sioux Falls Showdown" will place "Augustana" and "USF" food collection barrels inside Hy-Vee stores throughout Sioux Falls from January 17-24. Food donations will benefit Feeding South Dakota.
Augustana has released its 2012-2013 Impact Report, an annual report of the state of the College and an honor roll of those who made gifts during the last fiscal year (August 1, 2012, through July 31, 2013).
Nominations were accepted for the 2014 Covenant Awards, five honors that recognize students who exemplify and illustrate Augustana's core values: Christian, Liberal Arts, Excellence, Community and Service. Nominations were due Thursday, Feb. 20.
In the News: Sanford Health Announces Gift for Genetics Research; Augustana Invited Into Academic Collaboration
A $125 million gift from philanthropist T. Denny Sanford will establish Sanford Imagenetics, a first-of-its-kind program integrating genomic medicine into primary care for adults. The program will include initial partnerships with Augustana and the University of South Dakota to develop new academic programs which will train the next generation of doctors, nurses and scientists in genomic medicine. Read more in this Argus Leader story.
The Augustana College campus will be OPEN for normal scheduled events and classes on the first day of Augustana’s January Interim, Monday, Jan. 6. College housing re-opened at noon on Sunday, Jan. 5.
As we often say, Augustana alumni understand how to live a life of meaning and purpose. In this issue of The Augustana magazine, we feature some “faces” of our alumni who are doing just that – individuals who are living out their dreams and making a difference in the world through contributions in a variety of sectors.