The Augustana Magazine: Autumn/Winter 2013

The Augustana magazine

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.

Fall 2013 Dean's List Announced

Students have been named to the Dean's List for the fall semester of the 2013-2014 academic year. The Dean's List recognizes full-time students who have a minimum of 12 credit hours with grade-point averages at 3.5 or above (on a 4.0 scale).

In the News: Augie's Billeter Has Winning Formula

Augustana Men's Basketball Coach Tom Billeter closed out the 2013 calendar year on Saturday with a 77-55 win over Wayne State heading into the holiday break. The following story appears in the Sunday, Dec. 22, edition of the Argus Leader with his winning formula for the Vikings.

Hasseler Op-Ed: Let’s Remember Mandela, Carry on His Quest

"To Nelson Mandela, representative of a people of hope, persistence, strength and reconciliation, may you rest in peace but may the work of transformation go on." Read the op-ed celebrating Nelson Mandela's life and work by Dean of the College Dr. Susan Hasseler.

105 Students to Study Abroad Over J-Term

In January, the world will be the classroom for 105 Augustana students who will spend time learning hands-on about the art, music, history and languages of 17 countries on five continents. These real-world courses are part of Augustana’s January Interim, a four-week session designed for curricular exploration and enrichment

Wright Discusses “Federal Reserve: 100 Years of Boom and Bust”

Nef Family Chair of Political Economy and Director of the Thomas Willing Institute Dr. Robert Wright was recently featured in a documentary entitled “Federal Reserve: 100 Years of Boom and Bust,” that discusses the events leading up to the Fed's creation and its impact on the economy over the past century.

Senior Represents USA Rugby in France

Senior Kaitlyn Foss (Pipestone, Minn) recently represented USA Rugby in France as a member of the USA Rugby AIG Women’s Collegiate All-Americans (WCAA) team. Learn about her rugby career and journey in France.

Three-Dimensional View Helps Laser in Building New Molecules

In an article published this week in the journal Nature Communications, researchers from Augustana, Kansas State University, the Max Planck Institute for Quantum Optics and the Ludwig Maximilian University in Munich, Germany, have reported an improved feedback technique to help in building new molecules. 

Students Collecting Gifts for Teens, Families in Need

In an effort to help those in need this holiday season, Augustana students are collecting gifts for area teens and families. Learn more about the Teen Town program, Christmas Giving trees located throughout campus, and the opportunity to adopt an individual or family for the holiday season.