On Tuesday, August 12, six students from Kyrgyzstan, Ukraine and Pakistan will arrive in Sioux Falls. Each student will need a host family for two weeks prior to the start of the school year. Augustana would like to pair each student with a host family willing to provide room and board; transportation to the College Monday-Friday (The IPO will provide orientation and cultural programming each day, Monday through Friday, from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.); and family and cultural activities during the evening and weekends from August 12-22.
On Tuesday, July 15, Augustana launched a redesigned version of its website, www.augie.edu. The new design incorporates parallax scrolling effects on the homepage and main landing pages and includes enhanced site structure and navigation elements. The new design is also responsive, responding and resizing to the user's device – desktop, laptop, tablet or mobile.
Sioux Falls recently was featured on CNN’s "Fareed Zakaria GPS" in a five-part series called “Where America Works.” According to the CNN website, “Washington, D.C., may be broken, but intractable problems are being solved in towns across America.” CNN featured Sioux Falls as one of five such towns.
More than 60 Augustana students are conducting scientific research on- and off-campus this summer, and 19 others are completing internships in health and science areas.
Dr. Lindsay Twa's first book, “Visualizing Haiti in U.S. Culture, 1910-1950,” was published this spring after years of research that took her to New Orleans, Washington, D.C., Nashville and New York City. The project, she said, was made possible thanks to her foundation in the liberal arts.
The Big Ideas Committee is a new group on campus that is dedicated to making big contributions to the community surrounding Augustana. For their first project, the group is hosting an entirely student-run house-build on the site of Solveig Steen's former home.
Juniors Aimée Fisher and Eric Herst arrived in Norway on June 15 for the Nobel Peace Prize Forum's scholarship program. Learn more about their seven-week journey as Peace Scholars.
Augustana anthropology students, in collaboration with peers from the University of Exeter, are uncovering mysteries of how people lived more than 1,000 years ago.
Learn more about the students who have been named to the Dean's List for the spring semester of the 2013-2014 academic year. The Dean's List recognizes full-time students who have a minimum of 12 credit hours with grade-point averages at 3.5 or above (on a 4.0 scale).
Last J-Term, seniors Anna Bahnson and Abby Waylander took service to a new level, leading their class on a trip to Guatemala where they donated medical equipment to a clinic in need and worked to save children's lives through the education of good hygiene.