U.S. Supreme Court Justice Antonin Scalia to Speak at 2016 Boe Forum on Public Affairs

Justice Antonin Scalia

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 to request tickets.

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.

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. 

AU Mourns Loss of Former Professor Rev. Dr. John Sorenson

Rev. Dr. John Sorenson

The Rev. Dr. John Sorenson, former professor of sociology and past chair of the Social Sciences Division at Augustana, passed away on Monday, Nov. 2, at his home in Hickory, North Carolina. He was 75. Sorenson served Augustana from 1973 to 1994.

Andrews to Class of 2019: Take Time to Recognize God's Daily Bread

Dr. Rick Andrews

For Dr. Rick Andrews, professor of music and recipient of the 2015 ASA Faculty Recognition Award, a piano teacher in a small Texas town changed his life. Read the text of the story he shared with the Augustana class of 2019 about Mrs. Ganze – his treasured boyhood mentor and life-long friend – on Thursday in the Chapel of Reconciliation as the concluding event of New Student Seminar (NSS).