Wright Discusses Economic Challenges

America is “Dying by Degrees” thanks to economic FUBARs in healthcare, Social Security and construction, according to Dr. Robert Wright, Nef Family chair of Political Economy at Augustana and director of the new Thomas Willing Institute for the Study of Financial Markets, Institutions, and Regulations.

Chapel of Reconciliation Dedicates New Banner

A new navy, blue and gold-colored banner, designed by senior Brady Holm of Fairmont, Minn., was officially dedicated at a ceremony in Augustana's Chapel of Reconciliation last week.

Augustana, Museum of American Finance Launch Research Institute

The Thomas Willing Institute for the Study of Financial Markets, Institutions and Regulations will fund and support student research fellowships and educational outreach programs and will feature public and Internet speaking engagements.

Braithwaite named recipient of prestigious Elite 88 award

Matt Braithwaite, senior, is the recipient of the Elite 88 award for men's cross country, presented (for each of the NCAA's 88 championships) to the student-athlete with the highest cumulative grade-point average.

Aldrich tabbed Region 5 Coach of the Year

Head football coach Mike Aldrich has been named the Region 5 Coach of the Year in NCAA Division II, as voted on by members of the American Football Coaches Association. Aldrich's first year as head coach of the Vikings will go down as the most successful season in school history.

Watch Live Coverage of Historic Viking Playoff Game

In their first-ever NCAA quarterfinal appearance, the No. 2 seed Vikings (11-1) will battle the No. 1 seed Minnesota Duluth Bulldogs (12-0) for a spot in the NCAA Division II semifinals at Noon on Saturday, Dec. 4, at James A. Malosky Stadium. Watch live streaming video of the game at