2015 Grad Reflects on Teaching Abroad

Augustana University graduate Leah Hiller spent a year teaching abroad.

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.

In the News: Augustana Professor Discusses Significance of Brexit

Augustana professor discusses Brexit

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.

Students Embark on Summer Internships

Summer 2016 internships for AU students
Internships offer Augustana University students the opportunity to build hands-on experience and develop key skills. See a sampling of where AU students are for summer 2016.

Spring 2016 Dean's List Announced

Dean's List at Augustana University

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.

Oliver on New Science Complex: 'This Project is a Result of All Those Dreams'

The Froiland Science Complex at Augustana University

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."

Faculty Awards Announced at Commencement

Faculty awards were announced at the 2016 Augustana University Commencement.

Augustana University honored several faculty members with awards at the 2016 Commencement ceremony, held on Saturday, May 21, at the Sioux Falls Arena.

Augustana University Class of 2016 Celebrates Commencement

Augustana University honored the Class of 2016 at Commencement on Saturday, May 21.

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.

Student Researchers Examine Twitter Use Among Health Care Professionals

Augustana Student Researchers Examine Twitter Use Among Health Care Professionals

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.