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Dr. Janet Philipp Named Chair of Nursing Department

Dr. Janet Philipp, EdD, RN, has been named Chair of Augustana's Nursing Department. In her new role, Philipp provides executive leadership for the Department, which has a storied, 72-year history of producing top-caliber nurses known for their excellence in patient care, leadership in health care institutions and nursing education, and a commitment to advancing the art and science of nursing through research.

Ten Students Inducted into Communications Honor Society

Ten students were inducted into the Augustana chapter of Lambda Pi Eta, the National Communication Association’s official honor society, on Thursday in recognition of outstanding scholastic achievement and interest in the communication discipline. 

Student Runners Raise $500 for Special Olympics

Augustana student runners raised $500 for Special Olympics South Dakota through the inaugural Langskip 5k, held on Saturday, Oct. 6, during Viking Days.Nearly 200 students, community members, faculty and staff registered for the run, organized by the Augustana Running Club.

Center for Western Studies Raises $1.5 Million for Endowment

An aggressive fundraising campaign has raised more than $1.5 million for the Center for Western Studies' endowment. The campaign was boosted by a $300,000 challenge grant from the National Endowment for the Humanities (NEH).

Recent Grad Honored by National History Honor Society

Jake Bury, Augustana class of 2012, was awarded the prestigious Nels Andrew Cleven Founder’s Paper Prize by Phi Alpha Theta, the national History Honor Society, for his senior thesis titled "The Church’s War: The Church of England during the Great War."

Denver Post Features Alton Research Collaboration

A recent article in the Denver Post details the DarkSide 50 experiment, a project that includes Augustana undergraduates, Associate Professor of Physics Dr. Andrew Alton and others working to detect dark matter using a large detector, located deep underground, shielded from cosmic rays and other competing processes.

Minneapolis-St. Paul Airport Unveils Floor Mosaic Designed by Scott Parsons

A floor mosaic designed by Augustana's Scott Parsons, associate professor of art, was unveiled earlier today at the Minneapolis-St. Paul International Airport. The 1,800-square-foot floor mosaic features colors and a design that Parsons says reflects Minnesota’s landscape, history and the movement of people through time and space as part of the larger human journey.

Biologist-Turned-Artist

Domonique Venzant ’02 planned on a career in medicine or biology research. Then he met Gerry Punt. His story is proof that even the best laid plans are no match for the power of a heart awakened. Learn more about Venzant and his exhibit, “Sine Qua Non” now showing at the Eide/Dalrymple Gallery.

Bloomberg Features Dr. Wright Op-Ed

An op-ed by Dr. Robert Wright, Nef Family Chair of Political Economy and director of the Thomas Willing Institute at Augustana, that explores how the Woonsocket Investment Company swayed the South Dakota electorate to its shareholders’ advantage, resulting in the decision to locate the capital of South Dakota in Pierre instead of Huron in 1890, is featured in "Echoes," the business history blog of Bloomberg View.

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