Oliver: College Athletics Exist Because of Academics

"... it’s important to point out the overall purpose of collegiate athletics. As the NCAA has aptly put it: 'Athletics can be an important part of a collegiate experience, but academics is the reason for the experience.' We believe that success in the classroom, and in competition, is what college sports should be about." – Rob Oliver, president.

Alumnus Gives $250,000 for Science Facility, Donates Artwork to CWS

The “Paul Mohrman Family Lab” inside the new science facility will focus on ecological research, an initiative alumnus Paul Mohrman, class of 1972, and his wife, Julie, hold close to their hearts. The couple have also donated 29 bronze sculptures by noted artist C.A. Pardell to the Center for Western Studies.

In the News: Braithwaite's Cancer Battle Inspires Donors

Everyone knows how important it is to check the organ donor "box" on our driver's license. There's also a way to help others in life-threatening need while we're still living. Augustana President Rob Oliver talks with KELO-TV about the importance of joining the National Marrow Donor registry.

Princeton Review Names Augustana a 'Best in the Midwest'

Augustana has again been ranked among the best colleges in the Midwest, according to the nationally known education services company, The Princeton Review. Earlier this month, the College was listed among the nation’s best colleges and universities in Forbes’ annual list of “America’s Top Colleges.” 

Augustana President, Alumna to Speak at TEDxSiouxFalls

Augustana President Rob Oliver and class of 2012 graduate Hannah Miller are among the speakers at TEDxSiouxFalls, an event designed to share ideas, rouse creativity and inspire good things, set for Saturday, Aug. 25. Themed, “Modern Pioneers," the event will feature a series of speakers with South Dakota ties, each presenting their perspectives on the future of the community.

Senior Michael Seeley Published by History News Network

"What Are Wars Good For Anymore? Not for Plunder, At Least," an op-ed by Michael Seeley, an Augustana senior, Thomas Willing Institute fellow, and former Peace Prize Forum scholar, has been published by the History News Network.

Like Father, Like Son

Dr. Tom Braithwaite, class of 1978, and his son, Matt Braithwaite, class of 2011, share a love of running, science and Augustana.

Pehl Featured on Journal of American History Podcast

In conjunction with his article in the September 2012 volume of the Journal of American History, Dr. Matthew Pehl, assistant professor of History, is the featured guest on the newest podcast produced by the Organization of American Historians.

Augustana Mourns Loss of Verna Berg '51

Verna Berg, class of 1951, longtime secretary to Augustana College presidents from the 1950s through the 1990s including Dr. Lawrence Stavig, Dr. Charles Balcer, Dr. Bill Nelsen, Dr. Lloyd Svendsbye and others, passed away on Friday, Aug.10, in Milbank, S.D.