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Following Boston Bombings, Professor Organizing "Joy Run"

Following the bombings at the Boston Marathon earlier this week, an Augustana professor is organizing a run to promote the idea that "because we exist, we should not forget to live." The "Joy Run," led by Dr. David O'Hara, associate professor of philosophy and classics, will begin at 2:26 p.m. on Sunday, April 21, at the Elmen Center.

'Fermilab Today' Features Augustana Physics

Fermilab Today, an online publication by the Fermi National Accelerator Laboratory (Fermilab), the only U.S. laboratory dedicated to high-energy physics, recently featured Augustana among the worldwide universities it collaborates with.

Augustana Dance Marathon Raises $17,020 for CMN

Students with the Augustana Dance Marathon took over the Elmen Center on Saturday to raise money for the Children's Miracle Network. The group raised $17,020.98, funds that will help provide research, treatment, equipment and education for children and families at Sanford Children's Hospital.

Newsmakers: Augustana Students Lead Neighborhood Cleanup Effort

On Saturday, 50 Augustana students helped Sioux Falls residents clean up fallen branches and debris left by the ice storm that hit the area earlier this week. See the KDLT-TV story on the neighborhood cleanup effort, organized by the Augustana Student Association and the College's Volunteer Services division. 

Augustana Mourns the Loss of Solveig Steen

The Augustana community is mourning the loss of longtime piano instructor and Augustana alumna Solveig Steen. Steen passed away in a house fire earlier this morning in her home near campus. Learn more about memorial and funeral arrangements.

Sophomore to Open Sold-Out Macklemore Concert

Sophomore Darren "D. Glove" Glover, a New York City-born, Minnesota-bred Augustana student, is preparing to perform in front of more than 4,000 fans at Friday's sold-out Macklemore and Ryan Lewis concert at the Elmen Center. Read the story by Augustana Mirror reporter Kristina Johnson, class of 2013.

Tornberg Named Goldwater Scholar

Augustana junior biochemistry major Ruthellen "Elle" Tornberg has been named a recipient of the prestigious Goldwater Scholarship for the 2013-14 academic year, an honor recognizing accomplished college students who intend to pursue careers in science, mathematics and engineering.

Wright to Edit "Slavery Since Emancipation" Book Series

Dr. Robert Wright, Augustana's Nef Family Chair of Political Economy and director of the Thomas Willing Institute, will serve as editor for "Slavery Since Emancipation," a new book series by Cambridge University Press that places modern forms of slavery in historical context.

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