Augustana junior Drew Adelia Trahms, a native of Janesville, Minn., is spending her summer on Capitol Hill as an intern for the Navajo Nation Washington Office (NNWO), an advocacy agency that works closely with Congress, the White House and Federal Agencies.
Read the feature by Argus Leader columnist Jill Callison on David Wolter, class of 2004, and winner of the Gold Medal for animation at the 39th annual Student Academy Awards. Wolter's film, "Eyrie," is set in the American frontier and follows a young boy’s efforts to protect his flock of sheep from a persistent eagle.
Read the Argus Leader's Q&A with Dr. Adrien Hannus, professor of anthropology and director of the Archeology Lab. Dr. Hannus is part of a team contracted to do an archaeological survey of the Blood Run Nature Area southeast of Sioux Falls and he’ll also be appearing on an upcoming season of PBS' "Time Team America."
Four Augustana students and two professors co-presented posters at the 24th annual convention of the Association for Psychological Science (APS), held May 24-27 in Chicago, Ill.
"As alumni, we were interested in getting involved ... we have always enjoyed learning about different cultures. Being able to provide a 'home' off campus was appealing to us," said Becca Conner '05. Becca and her husband, Bryan '05, served as a host family to Jhon Ramirez Arias, a junior Communications major from Costa Rica, last summer. Augustana is again seeking Sioux Falls-area families for its Host and Friendship Family Programs beginning Saturday, Aug. 11.
Former CIA analyst Dr. Jarret Brachman, Augustana class of 2000, talks with PRI's "The World" about the latest U.S. strike against al-Qaeda which eliminated the group's second-in-command, an event The White House called “a major blow” against the terrorist organization.
The Annual Meeting of the Nordland Heritage Foundation, the organization that brought iconic examples of Great Plains settlement to campus, including the Beaver Creek Lutheran Church, the Berdahl/Rolvaag House, the Eggers School House and the Rolvaag Writing Cabin will be held on Sunday, June 10. Tours of Heritage Park will also be held each Sunday through August 26.
“I’m supposed to be a teacher, to make America and the rest of South Dakota better." Read the Argus Leader feature on Hannah Miller, Augustana class of 2012 and soon-to-be fourth grade teacher at Hawthorne Elementary School in Sioux Falls.
The Center for Western Studies 23rd annual June Event, “Adventures of a Private Collector,” will feature a discussion by local art collector Larry Ness, chief executive officer and chairman of the board for First Dakota National Bank and president of First Dakota Financial Corporation.
With four NSIC championships on the year, including men's cross country, women's cross country, women's golf and women's tennis, Augustana is the top athletics program in the Northern Sun Intercollegiate Conference for the second-consecutive season. The College earned the 2011-12 NSIC/US Bank All-Sports Award with 135.5 points.