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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.

  • Newsmakers: 'Book Lovers Settle In to Read ... And Read'

    On Saturday, 50 students gathered in the Siverson Lounge to read and enjoy F. Scott Fitzgerald's "The Great Gatsby" at Augustana's second annual Reading Marathon hosted by the Alpha Xi Mu chapter of Sigma Tau Delta (the international honors society for English majors and minors). Read the story and watch the video by Argus Leader reporter Peter Harriman.

  • Campus Celebrates International Education Week

    Augustana will celebrate the global perspectives and cultural diversity alive on campus during “International Education Week,” Nov. 12-16. Nationally known writer and linguist Deborah Fallows will be on campus Thursday to share lessons on life, love and language.

  • In the News: Boe Forum speaker sees 'good, ill in digital frontier'

    More than 2,000 people filled the Elmen Center last night to hear Jared Cohen, former advisor to Secretaries of State Condoleezza Rice and Hillary Clinton, author, a member of the Council on Foreign Relations and director of Google Ideas, speak at the 2012 Boe Forum on Public Affairs. Read and watch reaction to his address from the Argus Leader and KELO-TV.

  • Jackie Payne Named Director of Development

    Jackie Payne has been named director of development. In her new role, Payne will be responsible for raising private support for the student, faculty and programming needs of the College and for identifying ways to build and foster strong connections between alumni and friends and Augustana.

  • Wanless Op-Ed: Political Extremes Pinch the Middle

    "... it turns out that you and I, along with the rest of the general population, are not as polarized as we are made out to be." With the clock ticking down to election day, read the op-ed by Augustana's Dr. Emily Wanless, assistant professor of government and international affairs/political science, from Sunday's Argus Leader.

  • Article by Augustana Senior Published in 'Financial History' Magazine

    "Capital Markets and U.S. Victory in the Space Race,1957-1970," an article by Augustana senior Peter (Sander) Kline, investigates the effects of Sputnik, JFK’s moon speech, the Apollo 11 and 13 missions, and the cancellation of the Apollo Program on U.S. aeronautical and tech stocks.

  • Student Vocalists Engel, Winkler and Hoffman Recognized

    Seniors Maren Engel, Ben Winkler and Ali Hoffman have been recognized for their vocal performances. Engel won the state Music Teachers National Association (MTNA) Young Artist Vocal Competition; Winkler and Hoffman took first and second places respectively at the South Dakota Music Teacher's Association (SDMTA) Collegiate II Voice Competition.

  • Christensen Named South Dakota Librarian of the Year

    Kay Christensen, cataloger/government documents librarian at Augustana's Mikkelsen Library, has been named the 2012 South Dakota Library Association’s Librarian of the Year in recognition of her outstanding contributions to affect and improve library service in a South Dakota community, school or university/college.

  • Dr. Janet Philipp Named Chair of Nursing Department

    Dr. Janet Philipp, EdD, RN, has been named Chair of Augustana's Nursing Department. In her new role, Philipp provides executive leadership for the Department, which has a storied, 72-year history of producing top-caliber nurses known for their excellence in patient care, leadership in health care institutions and nursing education, and a commitment to advancing the art and science of nursing through research.

  • Environmental Center Features Light Fixtures Designed by Augustana Art Instructor

    Designed by Augustana Art Instructor John Peters, class of 1976, the light fixtures inside the new $1.25 million Sioux Falls Environmental Center are proof that art can transform an object we use every day and raise awareness about significant global issues like the importance of recycling.