When junior trombonist Matt Watt was named a 2017 winner of Augustana’s premier Concerto-Aria competition following his auditioned performance of “Concerto for Trombone and Orchestra” by Gordon Jacob, people took notice. They noticed his musical talent. But they also noticed something he was missing. Watt was born with a condition called ectrodactyly, a rare limb malformation affecting his hands. Each of his hands has five knuckles, but only one finger. This is his story.
Dr. Shane Scholten, assistant professor of exercise and sport sciences at Augustana, talked with KSFY-News about his research studying the correlation between vitamin D and athletic performance.
A new edition of "Histoires ou contes du temps passé: contes de ma mère l'Oie by Charles Perrault" ("Tales and Stories of the Past: Mother Goose Tales by Charles Perrault") features an introduction, extensive annotations and a glossary by Augustana's Dr. Scott Fish, associate professor of French. We caught up with Dr. Fish to learn more about the book.
Augustana is partnering with the Zeal Center for Entrepreneurship to offer a new program designed for undergraduate and graduate student entrepreneurs.
Augustana journalism students spoke with KELO-TV on how the current political climate, the "fake news" phenomenon, and the importance of storytelling are fueling their desires to deliver the news.
Nearly 4,000 people filled the Elmen Center on Monday night to hear acclaimed astrophysicist Neil deGrasse Tyson speak at the 20th Boe Forum on Public Affairs.
Dr. Larry Petersen has been named assistant director of bands and music education. In his new role, Petersen will direct the Blue & Gold Band and the Athletic Bands, as well as lead the coordination of the Augustana music teacher education program.
Exploring the nationwide shortage in special education teachers, KELO-TV visited with Dr. Matt Johnson, assistant professor of education, and AU special education majors, to learn why they're passionate about the field.
Augustana's Giving Day, a 24-hour giving event held on Thursday, March 2, set a single-day Augustana record for most gifts received in a 24-hour period: $135,968 was received from 282 donors. Gifts came in from 33 states and the District of Columbia, with Augustana alumni making up 69 percent of donors.
Watch Dr. Patrick Hicks, Augustana’s writer-in-residence, discuss his latest short story collection, "The Collector of Names,” on "Compass," a program by Minnesota's Pioneer Public Television.