Augustana University honored several faculty members with awards at the 2016 Commencement ceremony, held on Saturday, May 21, at the Sioux Falls Arena.
Surrounded by thousands of their biggest fans — family, friends and professors — 338 graduates participated in the ceremony, held at the Sioux Falls Arena. An additional 87 students graduated in absentia for a total class of 425 graduates.
For the past semester, students in Dr. Jaciel Keltgen’s “Health Care Marketing” class have tracked and analyzed Twitter usage by medical professionals to better understand how social media can link the public to health care professionals. The students presented their report, “Trending: #DocsOnTwitter,” today on campus.
A photo taken by junior Kevin Dolge (Brandon, South Dakota) won the April "Chemistry in Pictures" photo contest hosted by Chemical and Engineering News, a weekly periodical published by the American Chemical Society.
This summer, South Dakotans will have a chance to hear the popular religious and social leader Sister Joan Chittister speak at the third annual Aging Faithfully Conference, set for Tuesday, July 26, at the Elmen Center on the campus of Augustana University.
This year, 17 Augustana students were inducted into the South Dakota Delta chapter of Pi Mu Epsilon, the National Mathematics Honorary Society. Pi Mu Epsilon is dedicated to the promotion of mathematics and recognition of students who successfully pursue mathematical understanding.
Augustana University senior CJ Ham has signed a free agent contract with the Minnesota Vikings.
After winning the NCAA Super Region Three Championship, Augustana women's golf advances to the NCAA Division II Women's Golf National Championship in Aurora, Colorado, May 18-21.
After graduation later this month, AU senior Brianne Bernard will join the Disney College Program.
Augustana senior Sarah Kocher, a native of Lincoln, Nebraska, will serve as the senior speaker for the 2016 commencement exercises, set for Saturday, May 21, at the Sioux Falls Arena. Kocher will deliver her address, “Search On,” before 338 graduates who will participate in the commencement ceremony. An additional 87 students will graduate in absentia.