"An understanding of the past is crucially important to facing the present and future," says Dr. Adrien Hannus, professor of anthropology and director of Augustana's Archeology Lab. On Sunday, more than 100 students and community members had a chance to do just that as they examined and learned about early stone tools called lithic bifaces and heard from Michael Fosha, assistant state archaeologist.
The 2012 OTA Sessions will feature 10 dynamic speakers, including Paul Adams, global brand experience manager at Facebook, and Jay O'Callahan, a master storyteller dubbed the "Mark Twain of our day." The event is set for Friday, March 23, in the Edith Mortenson Center Theatre.
Poetry by Dr. Patrick Hicks, Augustana’s Writer-in-Residence, department chairman and associate professor of English, is featured in "Over South Dakota," a new, hour-long aerial tour of South Dakota produced by SDPB that premiers on Sunday, March 4.
Students in Dr. Harry Thompson's J-Term course, “The Search for Authenticity,” spent Interim studying the concept of authenticity as it relates to the process of writing history. Thanks to their work, the stories of influential-yet-unknown figures of the Northern Plains are finally seeing the light of day.
Read the Argus Leader story on Bethany Jochim, class of 2011, a recipient of the prestigious Leroy Apker Award, the top undergraduate honor awarded by the American Physical Society (APS).
They've studied Ireland extensively, including its history, culture and political structure. Dr. Peg Preston (history); Dr. Patrick Hicks (English); and Dr. Bill Swart (sociology), spoke with the Argus Leader about why this year's Boe Forum speaker is such an influential world leader and how her work changed Ireland.
Before she addressed a crowd of 2,100 at the Elmen Center for the 2011 Boe Forum on Public Affairs, Robinson spoke with students and Augustana officials about her role as the first female president of Ireland and her efforts to address world hunger and poverty.
From opera and a charity basketball game on Tuesday, to an internationally known photographer on Wednesday, to a laugh-a-minute theatric comedy; a thought-provoking discussion on immigration and border control; a new art exhibit and more – it's an action-packed week at Augustana.
Sunday's scholarship recognition program paired Augustana donors with the students and families their gifts impact. The event was a chance for Russ and Carol Greenfield to meet senior Wadie Mahauad-Fernandez, the 2011-12 recipient of the Thomas Russell Greenfield Memorial Scholarship, an endowed scholarship the Greenfields established to honor the memory of their son.
Seven Augustana students have been inducted into the Eta Delta chapter of Delta Phi Alpha, the German National Honor Society, for excellence and achievement in the German language, and in Germanic culture and literature.