Antonin Scalia, the longest-serving justice on the United States Supreme Court, will speak at the 20th Boe Forum on Public Affairs, set for Wednesday, March 9, 2016. Scalia’s discussion, "Whether the U.S. Constitution is a Living Document," will begin at 7:30 p.m. and will be held in Augustana’s Elmen Center, located on campus at the corner of 33rd Street and Grange Avenue. General admission tickets for this event are no longer available online. Please contact the Center for Western Studies at 605.274.4007 or firstname.lastname@example.org to request tickets.
Recent graduate Carolyn Johnson '15 has been honored with a national award for her paper "The Sisters of Cheer: A Consideration of South Dakota Women on the World War One Home Front." Phi Alpha Theta, the National History Honors Society, recognized Johnson's work with the Lynn W. Turner Prize. Johnson was one of only three undergraduates to receive recognition for her research from Phi Alpha Theta.
A $5 million estate gift from alumni Myron (Mike) and Altie Domsitz will support scholarships for students. It is the largest of its kind in Augustana’s 155-year history.
In a series of books focused on the working class in American history, "Pew and the Picket Line: Christianity and the American Working Class" focuses on faith and capitalism through essays written by modern scholars of religion and history. Augustana's own assistant professor of history Dr. Matthew Pehl contributed to the book with his chapter on the "Detroit Industrial Mission."
Following the attacks in Paris, Augustana officials have confirmed the safety of a University student studying in France. Read the message sent to students Friday evening from Dr. Jim Bies, dean of students.
A recent article by the Sioux Falls Business Journal examines the way millennials are shifting health care delivery. Research by Augustana Assistant Professor Jaciel Keltgen and her "Health Care Marketing" class is featured in the story.
In an effort to help those in need this holiday season, Augustana students are collecting gifts for area teens and families. Gifts may be brought to the Campus Safety desk inside Morrison Commons by Wednesday, Dec. 16. Monetary gifts may also be submitted online.
Associate professor of philosophy and classics Dr. David O'Hara could not teach in an Augustana classroom this fall. That's because on Sept. 12 of this year, he was involved in a boating accident that left him with life-threatening injuries. He is now on his way to recovery and has found a new subject to teach us about while he's away: joy.
Augustana wins! The Vikings captured major victories in soccer, cross country, basketball and football over the weekend. Read the roundup here.
The Rev. Dr. John Sorenson, former professor of sociology and past chair of the Social Sciences Division at Augustana, passed away on Monday, Nov. 2, at his home in Hickory, North Carolina. He was 75. Sorenson served Augustana from 1973 to 1994.