Student Runners Raise $500 for Special Olympics

Augustana student runners raised $500 for Special Olympics South Dakota through the inaugural Langskip 5k, held on Saturday, Oct. 6, during Viking Days.Nearly 200 students, community members, faculty and staff registered for the run, organized by the Augustana Running Club.

Center for Western Studies Raises $1.5 Million for Endowment

An aggressive fundraising campaign has raised more than $1.5 million for the Center for Western Studies' endowment. The campaign was boosted by a $300,000 challenge grant from the National Endowment for the Humanities (NEH).

Recent Grad Honored by National History Honor Society

Jake Bury, Augustana class of 2012, was awarded the prestigious Nels Andrew Cleven Founder’s Paper Prize by Phi Alpha Theta, the national History Honor Society, for his senior thesis titled "The Church’s War: The Church of England during the Great War."

Denver Post Features Alton Research Collaboration

A recent article in the Denver Post details the DarkSide 50 experiment, a project that includes Augustana undergraduates, Associate Professor of Physics Dr. Andrew Alton and others working to detect dark matter using a large detector, located deep underground, shielded from cosmic rays and other competing processes.

Minneapolis-St. Paul Airport Unveils Floor Mosaic Designed by Scott Parsons

A floor mosaic designed by Augustana's Scott Parsons, associate professor of art, was unveiled earlier today at the Minneapolis-St. Paul International Airport. The 1,800-square-foot floor mosaic features colors and a design that Parsons says reflects Minnesota’s landscape, history and the movement of people through time and space as part of the larger human journey.


Domonique Venzant ’02 planned on a career in medicine or biology research. Then he met Gerry Punt. His story is proof that even the best laid plans are no match for the power of a heart awakened. Learn more about Venzant and his exhibit, “Sine Qua Non” now showing at the Eide/Dalrymple Gallery.

Bloomberg Features Dr. Wright Op-Ed

An op-ed by Dr. Robert Wright, Nef Family Chair of Political Economy and director of the Thomas Willing Institute at Augustana, that explores how the Woonsocket Investment Company swayed the South Dakota electorate to its shareholders’ advantage, resulting in the decision to locate the capital of South Dakota in Pierre instead of Huron in 1890, is featured in "Echoes," the business history blog of Bloomberg View.

Hundreds Turn Out for 2012 Viking Days Parade

Hundreds of Augustana alumni, students and friends lined the streets of campus Saturday morning to watch the 2012 Viking Days parade. Viking Days 2012 continues with Saturday's football game against Minnesota State; the Blue and Gold Gala, where the College will honor  its 2012 Alumni Achievement Award Winners; the 59th annual Viking Varieties; and more! See photos!

Students, Faculty Weigh In on Presidential Debate

Student members of C.O.U.P.S. (Committee for Undergraduate Political Scientists) watched last night's presidential debate between Republican challenger Mitt Romney and President Barak Obama in Granskou Hall, members of the Augustana Republicans gathered in the Academy House, and Dr. Emily Wanless, assistant professor of government and international affairs/political science, watched from home. They spoke with local news outlets about their impressions.