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  • The Augustana Magazine: Spring 2014

    Someone once said it’s impossible to think about tomorrow without reflecting on yesterday. As Augustana shares its plans for the future Froiland Science Complex, this issue of the magazine features individuals who have the wisdom to reflect on the past and the present. Among others, we’ll introduce you to Dr. Rayburn Skoglund '59, Dr. Gene Hoyme '72, and Bill Gross '73.

  • New Board Members, Faculty Promotions Announced

    Following meetings by the Augustana College Association and the Augustana Board of Trustees earlier this month, new Board members have been elected and faculty members have been approved for tenure and/or promotions.

  • Oliver: 'Augustana is Net Importer of Intellectual Capital to SD'

    While the majority of Augustana's incoming freshmen come from other states, 75 percent of the College's graduates report staying in South Dakota when they take a job. President Rob Oliver talks with the Argus Leader about why Augustana is a net importer of intellectual capital to the state of South Dakota.

  • Jerry Olszewski Announced as Augustana Football Coach

    "To my future team: I just met a group of fine young men. They want to be great. They want to be successful. And we will. It’ll be a process of success. We’ll work tirelessly to be the best we can be. I’ve got an old adage … good, better, best. Our challenge is to take a good student-player and make him even better, and to take a better player and make him the best. We’ll create a culture and a football program that changes lives and produces young men of faith, character and integrity," Head Football Coach Jerry Olszewski said at a news conference today.

  • Students Collecting Christmas Gifts For Families, Teens in Need

    In an effort to help those in need this holiday season, Augustana students are collecting gifts for area children, teens, families and individuals in need. Gift ideas are included on Christmas trees located throughout campus. Gifts can be deposited through Wednesday, Dec. 12. New this year, Augustana students are overseeing Teen Town, a Salvation Army program that provides gifts to teens from low-income families.

  • Alumnus Named Rhodes Scholar

    Rafiullah (Rafi) Kakar, a native of Pakistan, attended Augustana in 2010 and was recognized by the selection committee as an individual with "outstanding intellect, character, leadership, and commitment to service." As a Rhodes Scholar, he will study at the University of Oxford.

  • The Augustana: Autumn 2012

    Since her founding in 1860, our Augustana has seen many pioneers – men and women committed to passing on knowledge and skills, fostering faith and encouraging exploration and discovery in generations of young men and women who have gone on to serve the world in various capacities.

    In this issue of The Augustana, we pay tribute to some of our own pioneers, including the iconic Dr. Sven Froiland, Dr. Greg Schultz ‘74, Dr. Carole Miserendino ‘79, Dr. David Bader ’74, biologist-turned artist Domonique Venzant ’02 and others.

  • Campus Community Gathers for Annual Christmas Tree Lighting

    The Augustana community celebrated the start of the holiday season at the annual "Lighting of the Augustana Christmas Tree" Tuesday night. The event included holiday crafts, photos with Ole and Christmas carols led by members of The Augustana Choir. The event was hosted by SKOL (Students Keeping Ole's Legacy) and the Augustana Advancement Ambassadors. View photos!

  • Center for Western Studies Named Repository for Blue Cloud Abbey-American Indian Culture Research Center (AICRC) Collection

    The Center for Western Studies has been named the repository for more than 4,000 books, 40,000 photographs and various artifacts from the Blue Cloud Abbey-American Indian Culture Research Center (AICRC) collection, previously housed at the Benedictine monastery near Marvin, S.D.

  • Ahead of European Tour, The Augustana Choir to Perform in Christmas Vespers

    Ahead of its 2013 European Tour, The Augustana Choir will perform alongside Angelus, the Collegiate Chorale, the Chamber Choir and the Augustana Orchestra in "Light of My Soul," Augustana's Christmas Vespers performance series celebrating the birth of Christ.

  • Chemistry Students Honored at Regional Meeting

    Augustana junior Amanda Johnson and sophomore Eric Habbe won top honors at the American Chemical Society Midwest Regional Meeting, held recently in Omaha, Neb. Twenty Augustana students attended the meeting to present their research and gain professional development skills.