In the News: O'Hara's Journey to Recovery

Associate professor of philosophy and classics Dr. David O'Hara could not teach in an Augustana classroom this fall. That's because on Sept. 12 of this year, he was involved in a boating accident that left him with life-threatening injuries. He is now on his way to recovery and has found a new subject to teach us about while he's away: joy.

Huge Weekend in Viking Athletics

Augustana Viking Athletics

Augustana wins! The Vikings captured major victories in soccer, cross country, basketball and football over the weekend. Read the roundup here. 

AU Mourns Loss of Former Professor Rev. Dr. John Sorenson

Rev. Dr. John Sorenson

The Rev. Dr. John Sorenson, former professor of sociology and past chair of the Social Sciences Division at Augustana, passed away on Monday, Nov. 2, at his home in Hickory, North Carolina. He was 75. Sorenson served Augustana from 1973 to 1994.

Andrews to Class of 2019: Take Time to Recognize God's Daily Bread

Dr. Rick Andrews

For Dr. Rick Andrews, professor of music and recipient of the 2015 ASA Faculty Recognition Award, a piano teacher in a small Texas town changed his life. Read the text of the story he shared with the Augustana class of 2019 about Mrs. Ganze – his treasured boyhood mentor and life-long friend – on Thursday in the Chapel of Reconciliation as the concluding event of New Student Seminar (NSS). 

Friends of Augustana Music Award Presented to Dennis and Mary Ann Knutson

Dennis and Mary Ann Knutson

The Augustana University Department of Music presented the first “Friends of Augustana Music” award to Dr. Dennis and Mary Ann Knutson in recognition of the couple's longtime philanthropic and artistic support of the musical arts at Augustana. The award was presented at an Augustana choirs and orchestra concert on Sunday, Nov. 1, at the Washington Pavilion.

After Three Decades of Making Students Smile, Albert Wendt Retires

Some people just have that little something — that charisma, that charm, that warmth that makes others remember them despite years past. For anyone who's called Augustana's Solberg Hall home over the last 30 years, that someone could likely be Albert Wendt, the ever-smiling, always happy hall custodian.

After more than 30 years at Augustana, Wendt is retiring next week. An open house in celebration of his service is set for 2 p.m. on Monday, Nov. 2, in the Nelson Service Center.