In January, 137 Augustana University students will experience classrooms without borders as they spend the month studying the histories, economies, languages and cultures of countries around the globe. From India to Norway, to Ecuador, Greece and beyond, these real-world courses are part of Augustana’s January Interim, a four-week session designed for curricular exploration and enrichment. Dubbed J-Term, the session gives students the opportunity to study abroad and partake in special one-time topic courses.
Looking back on 2015, we see a lot of history being made every day. Here are the top 15 news stories from the past year.
Following meetings by the Augustana Board of Trustees earlier this month, a number of faculty members have been approved for tenure and/or promotions.
Answer: She’s the Augustana University sophomore selected to be a contestant on the hit TV quiz show “Jeopardy!” in February.
Question: Who is Hannah Norem?
Associate professor of physics Dr. Drew Alton received a Project Innovation Grant from the South Dakota Space Grant Consortium to partner with Harrisburg North Middle School in order to bring computer programming, robots and drones to middle school students.
The culmination of a semester's worth of work for nursing students in Dr. Michelle Gierach's research course was presented Friday morning at their research poster session in Siverson Lounge. These seniors, some graduating in December and some in the spring, each chose a question of interest in nursing at the beginning of the semester to research and create a poster for presentation.
Antonin Scalia, the longest-serving justice on the United States Supreme Court, will speak at the 20th Boe Forum on Public Affairs, set for Wednesday, March 9, 2016. Scalia’s discussion, "Whether the U.S. Constitution is a Living Document," will begin at 7:30 p.m. and will be held in Augustana’s Elmen Center, located on campus at the corner of 33rd Street and Grange Avenue. General admission tickets for this event are no longer available online. Please contact the Center for Western Studies at 605.274.4007 or email@example.com to request tickets.
Recent graduate Carolyn Johnson '15 has been honored with a national award for her paper "The Sisters of Cheer: A Consideration of South Dakota Women on the World War One Home Front." Phi Alpha Theta, the National History Honors Society, recognized Johnson's work with the Lynn W. Turner Prize. Johnson was one of only three undergraduates to receive recognition for her research from Phi Alpha Theta.
A $5 million estate gift from alumni Myron (Mike) and Altie Domsitz will support scholarships for students. It is the largest of its kind in Augustana’s 155-year history.
In a series of books focused on the working class in American history, "Pew and the Picket Line: Christianity and the American Working Class" focuses on faith and capitalism through essays written by modern scholars of religion and history. Augustana's own assistant professor of history Dr. Matthew Pehl contributed to the book with his chapter on the "Detroit Industrial Mission."