Augustana is ranked No. 3 among the "Best Regional Colleges in the Midwest" according to the latest edition of “Best Colleges 2013,” an annual ranking of more than 1,800 schools nationwide by U.S. News Media Group. The College is also ranked No. 2 in the Midwest in the report’s analysis of schools that offer students the best value.
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.
"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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
"... 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.