Augustana Welcomes New Faculty Members to Campus

New faculty members for the 2016-17 academic year

Eleven new faculty have joined the Augustana community this fall. They come from all across the United States to board the Viking ship as we set sail on a new academic year.

Volleyball Team Makes an Impact for Local Teen

Augustana Volleyball signs Lexi Valentine through Team IMPACT

Augustana volleyball head coach Dan Meske today announced the signing of 14-year-old Lexi Valentine from Sioux Falls to a National Letter of Intent at Augustana. Valentine is now a member of the Augustana volleyball team thanks to Team IMPACT, whose mission is to improve the quality of life for children facing life-threatening and chronic illnesses through the power of team.

New Vikings Arrive on Campus

Freshman move in to their residence halls at Augustana University

A new voyage began today for Augustana’s newest Vikings. Hailing from 19 states and 10 countries, members of the Augustana University Class of 2020 officially moved in to Bergsaker and Solberg halls on Saturday morning, bringing with them the kind of gear every Viking needs to begin a new journey: a comfy futon, well-worn sneakers, hundreds of t-shirts, an electric fan and some photos from home.

Augustana Remembers Nursing Professor Jackie Howell

Augustana remembers professor emerita of nursing Dr. Jackie Howell

Dr. Jackie Howell, professor emerita of nursing, died on Sunday, Aug. 21. Howell served Augustana from 1967 to 2002 and again from 2005 to 2009. Funeral services are set for Thursday, Aug. 25, at Trinity Baptist Church in Sioux Falls. 

2016 Grad Named National Journalism Fellow

Matthew Housiaux, a 2016 Augustana graduate who majored in journalism and history, has been named a Paul Miller Washington Reporting Fellow by the National Press Foundation. 

A Study in Brewing

Augustana University senior Dan Schmidtman conducts research inside the Froiland Science Complex

An Augustana scientific research project conducted this summer will provide local yeast strains for a local brewing company co-owned by an Augie alumnus.

AU Senior Reflects on Summer as a Medical Volunteer in Africa

Augustana University senior Natalie Walter works in Ghana, Africa, during summer 2016.

Augustana University senior Natalie Walter, a native of Rochester, Minnesota, spent the summer volunteering at the Cape Coast University Hospital in Ghana and doing a project for the Public Health Program in Dodowa. We caught up with her to learn more about her experiences.