Augustana Launches Pedestrian Safety Initiative

In an effort to promote pedestrian safety, the Augustana University Department of Campus Safety is launching Operation S.A.F.E. (Safety Awareness for Everyone) Crossing.

Student-Led 'Wear Pink' Effort to Raise Awareness for Breast Cancer

Augustana's Colleges Against Cancer chapter is organizing efforts around breast cancer awareness

In recognition of national Breast Cancer Awareness Month, Augustana's student chapter of Colleges Against Cancer (CAC) is organizing a "wear pink" initiative to raise awareness about the disease and the importance of early detection. All students, faculty and staff are encouraged to wear pink on Wednesdays throughout the month of October. On Wednesday, Oct. 7, all students, faculty and staff should gather for a "wear pink" group photo at 10:30 a.m. in front of the Ole the Viking statue near the center of campus.

Peace Scholars Reflect on Time in Norway

2015 Augustana Peace Scholars Christian Einertson and Kofi Gunu

Back from their summer in Norway, 2015 Augustana Peace Scholars Christian Einertson (Marietta, Georgia) and sophomore Kofi Gunu (Tamale, Ghana) reflect on their experiences.

Campus Mourns Loss of Former Augustana First Lady Elizabeth Balcer

The Balcer Family

Former Augustana First Lady Elizabeth Balcer, wife of Augustana President Dr. Charles Balcer, passed away on Tuesday, Sept. 22, in Sioux Falls. She was 94. A memorial service is set for 11 a.m. on Saturday, Sept. 26, at Our Savior’s Lutheran Church, 909 W. 33rd St., in Sioux Falls.

Augustana Community to Support Neighborhood in Growing Resilient Project

The Augustana University neighborhood

Members of the Augustana community will partner with the American Red Cross, the City of Sioux Falls, and the University of Sioux Falls on a Growing Resilient Project, an initiative designed to help local neighborhoods respond to disasters and reduce deaths and injuries from home fires. More details will be announced at a news conference on Thursday, Oct. 8. The Community Resiliency day is set for Saturday, Oct. 10.

Alumna Selected to Study Socioeconomic, Political Roots of Disease in Haiti

Meredith Reynolds '12, a French and Biology major at Augustana who is now in medical school at the University of South Dakota, spent three weeks in Haiti this summer as part of an intensive course examining the socioeconomic, historical, political, and cultural underpinnings of disease. Titled "Beyond the Biological Basis of Disease: The Social and Economic Causation of Illness," the course was taught completely in French.