Recent graduates and even soon-to-be-retired President Rob Oliver get this question a lot: "What's next for you?"
On Saturday, May 20, Augustana University celebrated 421 men and women from throughout the U.S. and around the world at the 2017 Commencement ceremony. They are now ready to learn from and serve communities all over the world.
Augustana honored the Class of 2017 at Commencement on Saturday, May 20. Read a recap of the ceremony and see photos from Commencement weekend.
This spring, thanks to a grant designed to "strengthen existing bridges and build new ones," Augustana's classics department, Classics Club and members of the new chapter of Eta Sigma Phi (classics honor society) hosted more than 30 students from Lincoln High School and O'Gorman High School for a classics outreach event.
Augustana University has secured its third straight NSIC All-Sports Award the Northern Sun Intercollegiate Conference.
Hundreds gathered on campus and many more took to social media on Friday to celebrate retiring President Rob Oliver and First Lady Angie Oliver on a day proclaimed as #OliverDay.
Graduating senior Jordan Bormann, a biology major from Parkston, South Dakota, will miss Commencement on Saturday because she'll be competing in the NCAA DII National Golf Championship in Findley, Ohio. So, AU officials and faculty and staff from the biology department organized a mini commencement for her on Monday. See photos.
Junior Alex Meyer's set design for the Augustana Theatre's production of "When the World Was Wild and Waste" earned a second-place award at the national Kennedy Center American College Theare Festival.
Senior Emily Kaufman received the "Outstanding Student" award from the Brookhaven National Laboratory for her work during a six-week Summer School in Nuclear and Radiochemistry Program. The award was presented last month at the annual meeting for the National American Chemical Society, held in San Francisco, California. We caught up with Kaufman to learn more about her experiences and her plans for the future.
Augustana senior Katie Romano, a biology major from Cañon City, Colorado, will serve as the senior speaker for the 2017 commencement exercises, set for Saturday, May 20, at the Sioux Falls Arena.
Augustana senior Chase Marso will attend Harvard Medical School in the fall.