"As alumni, we were interested in getting involved ... we have always enjoyed learning about different cultures. Being able to provide a 'home' off campus was appealing to us," said Becca Conner '05. Becca and her husband, Bryan '05, served as a host family to Jhon Ramirez Arias, a junior Communications major from Costa Rica, last summer. Augustana is again seeking Sioux Falls-area families for its Host and Friendship Family Programs beginning Saturday, Aug. 11.
Former CIA analyst Dr. Jarret Brachman, Augustana class of 2000, talks with PRI's "The World" about the latest U.S. strike against al-Qaeda which eliminated the group's second-in-command, an event The White House called “a major blow” against the terrorist organization.
The Annual Meeting of the Nordland Heritage Foundation, the organization that brought iconic examples of Great Plains settlement to campus, including the Beaver Creek Lutheran Church, the Berdahl/Rolvaag House, the Eggers School House and the Rolvaag Writing Cabin will be held on Sunday, June 10. Tours of Heritage Park will also be held each Sunday through August 26.
“I’m supposed to be a teacher, to make America and the rest of South Dakota better." Read the Argus Leader feature on Hannah Miller, Augustana class of 2012 and soon-to-be fourth grade teacher at Hawthorne Elementary School in Sioux Falls.
The Center for Western Studies 23rd annual June Event, “Adventures of a Private Collector,” will feature a discussion by local art collector Larry Ness, chief executive officer and chairman of the board for First Dakota National Bank and president of First Dakota Financial Corporation.
With four NSIC championships on the year, including men's cross country, women's cross country, women's golf and women's tennis, Augustana is the top athletics program in the Northern Sun Intercollegiate Conference for the second-consecutive season. The College earned the 2011-12 NSIC/US Bank All-Sports Award with 135.5 points.
Meet the Augustana Class of 2012 – 370 of the nation’s newest educators, scientists, writers, religion scholars, artists, philosophers, nurses, journalists, musicians and business professionals who on Saturday, celebrated their accomplishments at the College’s Commencement ceremony, held at the Sioux Falls Arena.
Seven Augustana College seniors have been awarded Departmental Honors in Modern Foreign Languages in recognition of superior achievement in French, German and Spanish.
Junior Kelsey Bortnem won’t win the NCAA DII Women's Golf Championship. Her name won’t be listed among the leaders, either. But in this tournament, you won't find a more inspiring champion. Read the NCAA story on Bortnem, a Volga, S.D., native, who is recovering from a life-threatening bone marrow disease.
As diagnoses of Autism continue to increase, two nationally known experts on autism spectrum disorders will be in Sioux Falls to speak at the "Lighting the Way: Autism Spectrum Disorders in Our Community" conference, set for June 6-8, at Augustana's Gilbert Science Center.