To say Leah Hiller has had an interesting year is, well, just a ridiculous understatement. Last summer, the 2015 Augustana grad swallowed her fears, said her good-byes, and boarded a plane bound for the Marshall Islands, a collection of 29 coral atolls in the Pacific Ocean west of Hawaii and near the equator. She spent the next 11 months living on the Island of Tobal – a tropical place with no running water, no plumbing and solar-powered electricity – teaching second through eighth graders through an organization called WorldTeach, a nonprofit dedicated to providing volunteer teachers to developing countries.
Augustana is again ranked in Forbes' listing of "America's Top Colleges," a ranking of the top 660 colleges in the U.S. The ranking, Forbes says, correlates directly to value.
"It is our answer to the debate over whether higher education is worth it: For these outstanding institutions, we give a resounding yes." — Forbes Report Methodology
While he calls the U.S. home, Associate Professor Dr. Patrick Hicks, Augustana's writer-in-residence, is also an Irish citizen who has traveled and studied extensively throughout Europe. Following Britain's vote to leave the European Union, Hicks visited with regional reporters to share his thoughts about the possible ramifications of Brexit upon both the United Kingdom and other European nations.
Ready to Launch is built in collaboration with the Collaborative Legal Incubator Program (CLIP), an initiative designed to train lawyers in small and/or independent firms on the details of running a business.
A documentary feature titled "Brotherhood of Basketball," created by Nate Burdine and Jolene Loetscher of Mud Mile Communications, commemorating the 2016 Augustana University men's basketball National Championship is set to air on Midco Sports Network on Wednesday, June 15.
Augustana University today announced the following students have been named to the Dean's List for the spring semester of the 2015-2016 academic year.
The latest issue of Prairie Business magazine features Augustana's new Froiland Science Complex.
"This is a project that had been considered for a number of years for the primary goals of increasing capacity and modernizing the facility for natural science,” says Rob Oliver, president of Augustana. “It had been dreamt about for a decade, and we had a number of different design solutions. This project is a result of all those dreams."
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.