Senior Named Outstanding Student Nurse of South Dakota

Augustana University Eric Vander Lee, recipient of the Student Nurse of South Dakota award

"While I give to my patients, they give back to me. They hold me accountable to my morals and make me the person I want to be. I've held the hands of small babies who have just been born. I've also held the hands of patients as they take their last breath. To be present in these moments is the closest thing to sacred that I've been able to find."

Learn more about Eric Vander Lee, a senior double major in nursing and Spanish, named the 2016 Outstanding Student Nurse of South Dakota.

Augustana-Sanford Genetic Counseling Graduate Program Receives National Accreditation

Master's Program in Genetic Counseling at Augustana University

Augustana University and Sanford Health today announced that Augustana’s new master’s program in genetic counseling has received national accreditation by the Accreditation Council for Genetic Counseling (ACGC). The program is recognized as one of only 32 such master’s programs nationwide, and the only one in the Dakotas. 

Discovering 'Salem': A Q&A with the Playwrights

Salem: A New Musical

Augustana alumni and spouses Bob Wendland '10 and Luke Tatge '09 with the help of fellow alumni, friends, current students and professors presented a staged reading of selections from their original musical Salem on Friday, Feb. 26, in the Edith Mortenson Center Theatre.

Mussa, Fosheim Named 2016 Peace Scholars

Augustana Peace Scholars

Augustana President Rob Oliver today announced that juniors Rahiwa Mussa (Ababa, Ethiopia) and Jasmin Fosheim (Pierre, South Dakota) have been named the 2016 Augustana Peace Scholars.

2016 Peace Scholar Finalists Announced

Augustana Peace Prize Finalists

Augustana University's Peace Scholars Selection Committee today announced the five finalists for the 2016 Peace Scholarship, a prestigious honor that features a seven-week study at the University of Oslo's International Summer School (ISS) in Norway, June 19 through Aug. 5.

Students Reflect on Study Abroad Experiences

Augustana Study Abroad

Augustana's Rendezvous on Friday was a chance for returning students and trip leaders to share their study abroad experiences from Fall 2015 and Interim 2016.

Following News of Scalia’s Death, University Officials Issue Statement on Boe Forum

Justice Antonin Scalia

In the wake of today’s news that U.S. Supreme Court Justice Antonin Scalia has died, Augustana University officials have announced that the Boe Forum on Public Affairs, originally planned for Wednesday, March 9, has been canceled.

Justice Scalia was to have been the featured speaker at the Forum for a discussion on "Whether the U.S. Constitution is a Living Document.”

“Our thoughts and prayers are with the Scalia family, the members of the U.S. Supreme Court, and our nation at this difficult time,” said President Rob Oliver. 

Gratitude Report Celebrates Giving to Augustana

Augustana University Gratitude Report

Augustana has released its Gratitude Report in celebration of the generosity of our many alumni and friends who invested in Augustana through their charitable giving between Aug. 1, 2014, and July 31, 2015.