Four graduating seniors will be missing from Commencement on Saturday as they compete in the NCAA Outdoor Track and Field National Championships in Allendale, Michigan, later this week.To honor them, Augustana held a special Commencement on Sunday, May 18, in the Elmen Center.
Ahead of finals week and the close of the spring semester, Augustana students took time for some fun on Saturday during Semester Shutdown, then hit the books during Midnight Madness on Sunday.
Nine Augustana students were inducted into the College's Mu Alpha chapter of Pi Delta Phi, the national French Honor Society designed to recognize outstanding scholarship in the French language and Francophone literature and to stimulate and to encourage French and Francophone cultural activities.
Augustana finished second in the 2013-14 NSIC/US Bank All-Sports Award competition.The Vikings won regular season NSIC Championships in women's golf, men's cross country and women's tennis.
Dr. Arthur (Art) Olsen, professor emeritus of philosophy and religion and former provost, passed away on Sunday, May 4. During his tenure, Olsen served Augustana for more than 40 years and remained a dedicated advocate for the College even after his retirement. A memorial service will be held Monday, May 26.
Recent numbers by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention show that one in 68 children today has a diagnosis of autism spectrum disorder — up 30 percent in just two years. The Lighting the Way Conference will focus on autism spectrum disorders in our community June 12-13 on the Augustana campus.
Senior art major Anh Ta, a native of Hanoi, Vietnam, has been awarded the prestigious Harold Spitznagel Medal for Achievement in Art, the highest award presented by the Augustana Art Department.
Augustana students and faculty are in Chicago, Illinois, this week, presenting their research at the Midwestern Psychological Association (MPA) Annual Meeting.
In recognition of his exceptional service to the College, Senior Director of Development Nate Dally received the 2014 Augie Pride award at the Augustana Service Awards Presentation and Celebration on Wednesday afternoon.
Cathy Lindamood, Augustana's assistant director of Study Abroad, passed away on Sunday, April 20, following a courageous battle with cancer. A memorial service is planned for 10 a.m. on Tuesday, April 29, at Augustana's Chapel of Reconciliation.