Triathlon enthusiast Howard Bich, a 1962 Augustana graduate, picked up the sport 15 years ago after his son, Brian Bich, class of 1989, got involved. Brian is the reigning USA Triathlon Master Triathlete of the Year.
Augustana FRIENDSLink provides young adults with disabilities opportunities for continuing educational and social growth. Until now, the program has been supported by a United Way Community Impact Grant and other assorted grants.
According to The Princeton Review, Augustana is one of the best colleges in the Midwest. The education services company selected Augustana as one of 158 institutions it profiles in its “Best in the Midwest” section of its Web site feature.
This summer, sixty-one Augustana undergraduate and graduate students are participating in research projects on- and off-campus. Participating students are listed, and where available their mentor/advisor, project funding, and where the research is taking place.
Peter Eide, 72, class of 1966, died Tuesday, July 21, 2009, in Scottsdale, AZ, following a lengthy illness. Eide designed the concrete statue of Ole in the Viking Ship that stands today near the center of the Augustana campus.
Dr. M.C. “Terry” Hokenstad, class of 1958, was named 2009 Educator of the Year by the Ohio Association of Gerontology and Education, honoring his commitment to gerontological education and greater understanding about aging and the issues and concerns of older people.
When the project is completed in October, the facility will cover 37,400 square-feet and contain six championship-level courts. Mike and Cindy Huether provided the lead gift for the new facility, which will be used for practice, competition, classes, and recreation.
Augustana junior Bethany Jochim from Pierre, SD, has been named a Rossing Physics Scholar for 2009-2010. Jochim will receive a $10,000 scholarship from the Thomas D. Rossing Fund for Physics Education Endowment within the ELCA Foundation.
A paper by Augustana’s Dr. Paul Egland, Assistant Professor of Biology, has been accepted for publication in The Journal of Bacteriology. The goal of his research is to understand the mechanism and results of communication between bacterial species.
Augustana College has received official notice that the South Dakota BRIN (Biomedical Research Infrastructure Network) grant was renewed by the NIH (National Institutes of Health) for another five years. This summer, the grant is supporting 24 Augustana students doing research.