2016 Undergraduate Summer Research Runs the Gamut

Augustana University Student Jordan Bormann did summer research at Massachusetts General Hospital through the University's summer research program.

From exploring cancer pathways, to laser spectroscopy, to beer – yes, beer, Augustana students spent the summer gaining invaluable hands-on experience and personal perspective by participating in undergraduate research, internships, and volunteer opportunities on campus and in labs and centers across the U.S. Learn more about this important work, organized by the University’s Natural Science Division and supported through agencies such as the National Science Foundation (NSF), the Biomedical Research Infrastructure Network (BRIN), the Experimental Program to Stimulate Competitive Research (EPSCoR), the Sanford Program for Undergraduate Research (SPUR), the Avera Genomics Institute, and more. 

Augustana Offers Teaching Workshops Through CEEDAR Grant

Augustana University CEEDAR Grant

Augustana University, in partnership with the South Dakota Department of Education, the CEEDAR Center, and Learners Edge, is offering four free online, on-demand workshops on various “Features of Effective Instruction” to support literacy development in inclusive classrooms to K-12 teachers in South Dakota.


2015 Grad Reflects on Teaching Abroad

Augustana University graduate Leah Hiller spent a year teaching abroad.

To say Leah Hiller has had an interesting year is, well, just a ridiculous understatement. Last summer,  the 2015 Augustana grad swallowed her fears, said her good-byes, and boarded a plane bound for the Marshall Islands, a collection of 29 coral atolls in the Pacific Ocean west of Hawaii and near the equator. She spent the next 11 months living on the Island of Tobal – a tropical place with no running water, no plumbing and solar-powered electricity – teaching second through eighth graders through an organization called WorldTeach, a nonprofit dedicated to providing volunteer teachers to developing countries.

Forbes Ranks Augustana Among America's Top Colleges

Forbes ranks Augustana among "America's Top Colleges"

Augustana is again ranked in Forbes' listing of "America's Top Colleges," a ranking of the top 660 colleges in the U.S. The ranking, Forbes says, correlates directly to value.

"It is our answer to the debate over whether higher education is worth it: For these outstanding institutions, we give a resounding yes." — Forbes Report Methodology

In the News: Augustana Professor Discusses Significance of Brexit

Augustana professor discusses Brexit

While he calls the U.S. home, Associate Professor Dr. Patrick Hicks, Augustana's writer-in-residence, is also an Irish citizen who has traveled and studied extensively throughout Europe. Following Britain's vote to leave the European Union, Hicks visited with regional reporters to share his thoughts about the possible ramifications of Brexit upon both the United Kingdom and other European nations.

Students Embark on Summer Internships

Summer 2016 internships for AU students
Internships offer Augustana University students the opportunity to build hands-on experience and develop key skills. See a sampling of where AU students are for summer 2016.

Spring 2016 Dean's List Announced

Dean's List at Augustana University

Augustana University today announced the following students have been named to the Dean's List for the spring semester of the 2015-2016 academic year.

Oliver on New Science Complex: 'This Project is a Result of All Those Dreams'

The Froiland Science Complex at Augustana University

The latest issue of Prairie Business magazine features Augustana's new Froiland Science Complex.

"This is a project that had been considered for a number of years for the primary goals of increasing capacity and modernizing the facility for natural science,” says Rob Oliver, president of Augustana. “It had been dreamt about for a decade, and we had a number of different design solutions. This project is a result of all those dreams."