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  • Class of 2016 Video

    Watch the video created on campus by more than 400 Augustana freshmen and New Student Orientation (NSO) ambassadors. Augustana alumnus Andrew Kightlinger was behind the camera.

  • O'Hara to Class of 2016: 'Cultivate Your Curiosity'

    "Let me offer some advice that I wish I’d had when I was beginning my studies," said Dr. David O'Hara, associate professor of philosophy and classics, while delivering his address, "Boredom and Curiosity” before members of the class of 2016 at the 2012 Opening Convocation. Read his remarks and view photos from Opening Convocation.

  • 2012 Graduate to be Commissioned as Air Force Officer

    When class of 2012 graduate Lynae Fisher is commissioned as a second lieutenant in the United States Air Force later this week, she will become Augustana's first Air Force ROTC program graduate to be commissioned as an Air Force officer. Next up, she'll report to California for six months to train for her new role as a Space and Missile Operations Officer.

  • State Department Innovator, Internet Activist Jared Cohen to Speak at Boe Forum Nov. 8

    Internet activist Jared Cohen, former advisor to Secretaries of State Condoleezza Rice and Hillary Clinton, author, member of the Council on Foreign Relations and director of Google Ideas, will speak at the 2012 Boe Forum on Public Affairs on Thursday, Nov. 8, in the Elmen Center.

  • Welcome to the Class of 2016

    With music pumping and a sky full of sunshine, members of the class of 2016 moved their sneakers, futons, plastic tubs, rolls of carpet and stacks of clothes into Bergsaker and Solberg Halls Sunday morning, feeling excited and nervous about beginning the next stage of their lives. View photos from freshman move-in day and the New Student Orientation (NSO) Kickoff.

  • Thompson Presents Paper at Futures and Illusions Conference

    Senior English major Hal Thompson, a native of Sioux Falls and a member of Augustana's Civitas Program, presented his research at the international Futures and Illusions conference, held last weekend at the University of Iowa.

  • In the News: Augustana Students Learn Fire Safety Measures

    With the start of classes just days away, Sioux Falls Fire Rescue officials conducted fire safety education with Augustana peer advisors Wednesday on campus. PAs learned about general fire safety, participated in a hands-on fire extinguisher training and took part in a high-rise, aerial truck-assisted rescue from the top floor of Stavig Hall.

  • Augustana Announces New Faculty Members

    As Augustana officially opens the 2012-13 academic year, the College also welcomes new faculty members in biology, physics, chemistry, philosophy, education, anthropology, music, nursing and government and international affairs/political science. Learn more about the College's newest teacher-scholars.

  • Oliver: College Athletics Exist Because of Academics

    "... it’s important to point out the overall purpose of collegiate athletics. As the NCAA has aptly put it: 'Athletics can be an important part of a collegiate experience, but academics is the reason for the experience.' We believe that success in the classroom, and in competition, is what college sports should be about." – Rob Oliver, president.

  • Augustana Ranked Among Top Colleges by Washington Monthly

    Washington Monthly's "2012 College Ranking" lists Augustana as the No. 11 baccalaureate college in the nation for its contributions to the public good in three areas: social mobility, research and service.