Herseth Sandlin: $30 Million Scholarship Gift 'Has the Power to Truly Change the World'

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Thanks to a transformative $30 million endowment gift from South Dakota entrepreneur and philanthropist T. Denny Sanford, students who choose Augustana will soon be eligible to receive a scholarship through the Horatio Alger Association of Distinguished Americans, Inc., a nonprofit educational organization dedicated to helping youth to pursue their dreams through higher education.

Q&A with Allison Koehn: Chocolatier

Koehn at Incan ruins in Moray, Peru.

Augustana senior Allison Koehn interned in a chocolate factory and museum in Peru last summer. We caught up with her to learn more.

Fall 2017 Dean's List Announced

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Augustana University congratulates the students named to the Dean's List for the fall semester of the 2017-18 academic year.


Top AU Stories of 2017

The University’s first female president, top rankings and record enrollment are just some of the news stories we shared last year. Here's a look back at some of the top newsmakers and happenings at Augustana University in 2017. 

English and Journalism Students, Faculty Announce 2017 Word of the Year

Augustana students, faculty select the 2017 Word of the Year

For the third year in a row, students and faculty from Augustana's English and Journalism Department and the Writing Center have selected their Word of the Year (WOTY). This year's WOTY however, is not a word, per se, but rather a lexeme — something that functions as a single unit of meaning. Learn more about the selection of #MeToo as the 2017 WOTY.