A major gift from Augustana alumnus Don Karras and his wife, Donna, will name the soon-to-be renovated baseball stadium on campus. Karras Park will feature a new grandstand, press box, dugouts, suite, back stop and netting system.
Augustana students Ashley Schmidt (Mitchell, S.D.) and Erika Zetterlund (St. Cloud, Minn.) are among 282 college students nationwide to receive the prestigious Goldwater Scholarships for the 2012-2013 academic year, an award for accomplished college students who intend to pursue careers in science, mathematics and engineering. In addition, Kristen Luepke (Courtland, Minn.) received an honorable mention by the Goldwater committee.
A new survey indicates that employers plan to hire 10.2 percent more new graduates this spring than they did a year ago. In this story, the Argus Leader caught up with Augustana officials and students to learn how national hiring trends are impacting college seniors.
An article by senior Marissa Knaak and junior Megan Soe is the cover story for the Winter 2012 issue of Financial History, the magazine of the Museum of American Finance. The article, "Female Investment in America: From the 18th Century to the Great Depression," follows the integral role of women in the market economy as consumers, employees, entrepreneurs and investors.
Seven Augustana students who exemplify scholarship and campus/community service have been awarded Fred C. and J. Marie Christopherson Scholarships for 2012-2013.
Terryl Cadwell, Augustana class of '75 and former chief probation officer for U.S. Probation / Pretrial Services, and Jaciel Keltgen, assistant professor of business administration, were honored on Thursday, March 29, at the 2012 Sioux Falls YWCA Tribute to Women Awards.
At the same time the government is proposing to charge young people more to learn the technical, creative and critical reasoning skills they’ll need to pilot our country tomorrow, the rates on homes, cars and property are at historic lows. Read the op-ed by President Rob Oliver about the value of education.
Dr. Richard Swanson, professor of Religion and chair of the Humanities division at Augustana, has been selected for the Inter-Semiotic Translation Seminar, an invited group of only 15 scholars from around the globe, to explore the role of modern semiotics in the translation and communication of Scripture for the 21st century.
Learn more about the latest exhibit by the Center for Western Studies, "Interpretations of Wounded Knee 1973 and 1890," now on display through May 26.
American Indian activist Russell Means, widely known for leading the 71-day armed takeover of Wounded Knee on South Dakota's Pine Ridge Reservation in 1973, will discuss “Wounded Knee, Before, During and After,” at 8 p.m. on Friday, April 27, in Augustana’s Chapel of Reconciliation.