In his new role, Kinsinger will work across campus on curriculum development and innovation, faculty development and student success initiatives. He will also provide leadership to the undergraduate general education program and college level assessment and accreditation initiatives. He will begin his appointment in January 2015.
A group of sophomores will travel to Joy Ranch in Florence, South Dakota, Nov. 14-15, for a new program called Sophomore Retreat. A pilot initiative, the retreat will be hosted by Campus Ministry, the new Center for Student Success, Academic Affairs and Student Services.
The Sioux Falls Startup Weekend, an event designed for budding entrepreneurs to share their ideas for a startup company in Sioux Falls, held its second-annual competition from Nov. 7-9 and for the second year in a row, Augustana graduates have been a part of the winning team.
The Edda, the Augustana yearbook, won third place in the Pinnacle College Media Awards' Best Yearbook Division Page/Spread. The award was presented to Augustana students last week at the Associated College Press/College Media Association annual meeting, held in downtown Philadelphia.
Augustana is ranked No. 14 among the top 25 "Best Value Colleges" nationwide in a new report by Cappex, a comprehensive online college search organization. Based on reviews from more than 1.4 million students, the study ranks Augustana among the best in the U.S. for creating affordability through generous financial aid awards to students with need while also providing what students determine to be a quality education.
LeeAnna Rabine, Augustana class of 2005 and a kindergarten teacher at Hawthorne Elementary School in Sioux Falls, received a Milken Educator Award along with a $25,000 check earlier today.
According to a new report published this week by City Observatory, a new, national think tank, young college graduates are looking beyond well-known metropolitan hubs like San Francisco and New York, and are increasingly opting for smaller-but-still-urban cities such as Denver, Portland and Minneapolis as places to call home. According to a LinkedIn analysis, recent Augustana grads appear to be following the same national trend.
Augustana officials today announced that gifts and commitments to the Momentum Augustana Campaign amounted to $121,437,279, making it the largest fundraising effort in the College’s 154-year history.
With election day less than a month away, we caught up with South Dakota gubernatorial candidate Susan Jones Wismer ‘78 and her running mate Susy Blake ‘93 to learn more about their time at Augustana and how their experiences here prepared them for the campaign trail.