News & Events

Alumna Research Paper Honored With Award

Carolyn Johnson

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.

Christmas Vespers in the Twin Cities

Augustana Christmas Vespers

A special performance of the complete Augustana Christmas Vespers, a celebration of the birth of Christ featuring Augustana’s four choirs and the orchestra, will be held at 7:30 p.m. on Friday, Dec. 18, at St. Andrew's Lutheran Church, Mahtomedi, Minnesota.

All tickets are $20 and are available at or by calling the Augustana Box Office at 605.274.5320.

Lecture Series to Focus on Faith and Learning

The Professors' Best Lecture Series

The Professors' Best Lecture Series is "designed  to engage professors of various disciplines in faith-based conversations about how faith influences their practice." On Tuesday, Dec. 8, Dr. Geoffrey Dipple (History) will discuss faith and religious tolerance at 3:15 p.m. in the 3-in-1 Room of Morrison Commons.

In the News: O'Hara's Journey to Recovery

Associate professor of philosophy and classics Dr. David O'Hara could not teach in an Augustana classroom this fall. That's because on Sept. 12 of this year, he was involved in a boating accident that left him with life-threatening injuries. He is now on his way to recovery and has found a new subject to teach us about while he's away: joy.

Huge Weekend in Viking Athletics

Augustana Viking Athletics

Augustana wins! The Vikings captured major victories in soccer, cross country, basketball and football over the weekend. Read the roundup here.