News

Ninety-Three Percent of 2009 Class Accepts Employment

Despite a sagging job market resulting from the economic downturn, 93 percent of Augustana’s graduating class of 2009 seeking employment reported accepting a position related to their major or chosen field.

Augustana Improv Group Celebrates 10th Anniversary

Formed in 2000 by Augustana Theatre professor Dr. Julia Bennett, Brand Name Improv (BNi) offers quality, audience friendly performance at the College and in the region as well as coursework, workshops, and celebrations of the art and craft of improvisation.

Augustana Community Providing School Kits for Haitian Children

Beginning Thursday, February 4, the Augustana community will be preparing school kits to be sent to children in earthquake-ravaged Haiti. Collection boxes for the school supplies have been placed in many buildings throughout the Augustana campus.

Professor Wright’s Book Receives National Recognition

Augustana Professor Robert E. Wright's book, One Nation Under Debt: Hamilton, Jefferson, and the History of What We Owe has been selected as one of the National Chamber Foundation’s (NCF) Books That Drive the Free Enterprise Debate.
 

Alumnus is Noted Expert on Terrorism

As a senior consultant to the U.S. government, alumnus Dr. Jarret Brachman is a noted expert on terrorism. Dr. Brachman studied government/international affairs at Augustana and graduated magna cum laude in 2000.

Alumnus receives South Dakota Retailer of the Year Award

Augustana alumnus Kevin Nyberg, class of 1979, and his father, Roy, are the recipients of the 2010 South Dakota Retailer of the Year Award. They were chosen for their vision, commitment to outstanding customer service, and extensive involvement in civic and community activities.

Omaha sophomore receives Air Force ROTC scholarship

Augustana sophomore Ryan Schuetz (Omaha, NE) has been awarded an Air Force Reserve Officers’ Training Corps (AFROTC) scholarship going toward tuition/fees, a monthly stipend, and a book allowance. Schuetz is majoring in Government/International Affairs.

Alumna Wins Metropolitan Opera District Competition

Augustana alumna Alyssa Nance, class of 2008, won the Nebraska District of the Metropolitan Opera National Council Auditions held Saturday in Lincoln. She advances to the Upper Midwest Region Finals to be held February 6 in St. Paul, Minn.

Students Engage with Historical Documents during Interim

January finds Augustana students transcribing original historical documents on deposit in the College’s Center for Western Studies archives. The new course, “Unlocking the Archives,” supports both Augustana’s major in anthropology and minor in Northern Plains studies.

Submissions Invited for Claire Donaldson Short Play Festival

Augustana College and The Great Plains Dramatist Exchange seek submissions for the Claire Donaldson ‘8 in 48’ Short Play Festival. Submissions will be accepted through May 15, 2010. A scholarship and cash prizes are offered.

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