Meet the members of the Accelerated Nursing Program's Class of 2017 who were recognized on Thursday, Dec. 14, at the Nursing Pinning Ceremony, held on campus in the Chapel of Reconciliation.
The Augustana Board of Trustees approved a number of faculty members for promotions and/or tenure at its December meeting.
Connie Evenson, an assistant professor of nursing, is the first recipient of the Augustana DAISY Faculty Award, an honor that recognizes extraordinary nurses who go above and beyond to make a difference in the lives of patients and families, and nursing faculty who provide exceptional instruction and inspiration for nursing students.
Rev. Dr. Antje Jackelén, archbishop of Sweden, discussed "Reformation and Responsibility in the World" on Wednesday, Nov. 29, in Augustana's Chapel of Reconciliation as part of the University's celebration of the 500th anniversary of the Reformation.
To encapsulate a school year in a book can be daunting, even without the added pressure of knowing that it will spark memories decades later. Andrea Conover ’17 and Kaylyn Deiter ’17, co-editors in chief of the Edda, Augustana's yearbook, and their team stepped up to the task and were recently commended for their work. The 2016-17 Edda placed eighth in Best of Show at the National College Media Convention in October, held in Dallas, Texas.
In real life, Ryan Menssen is a senior nursing major from St. James, Minnesota, who is well on his way to a fulfilling career in health care. But on Thursday, Menssen took on the persona of a 15-year-old kid caught in a spiral of labels and bad decisions as part of the Augustana nursing department's poverty simulation exercise.
Journalism professor Dr. Janet Blank-Libra says there is an apparent disconnect between empathy and objectivity in the news media — and many journalists intentionally eschew empathy in an attempt to remain unbiased. It has even come to be seen as taboo in the media. Four Augustana students, however, are bringing the discussion of empathy into the light and are encouraging more journalists to use it to bring greater truth into their reporting.
Augustana today announced details for its new master’s of science degree program in Athletic Training. University officials say the new program comes at a critical time. According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics, the demand for athletic trainers is expected to grow by 22 percent through 2026.
Augustana University hosted community partners on campus Thursday to celebrate the American Cancer Society’s Great American Smokeout and to share information about the benefits of quitting tobacco use.
In an effort to help those in need this holiday season, Augustana students are collecting donations and gifts for area teens and families in need.