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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.

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.

Alumnus Gives $250,000 for Science Facility, Donates Artwork to CWS

The “Paul Mohrman Family Lab” inside the new science facility will focus on ecological research, an initiative alumnus Paul Mohrman, class of 1972, and his wife, Julie, hold close to their hearts. The couple have also donated 29 bronze sculptures by noted artist C.A. Pardell to the Center for Western Studies.

In the News: Braithwaite's Cancer Battle Inspires Donors

Everyone knows how important it is to check the organ donor "box" on our driver's license. There's also a way to help others in life-threatening need while we're still living. Augustana President Rob Oliver talks with KELO-TV about the importance of joining the National Marrow Donor registry.

Princeton Review Names Augustana a 'Best in the Midwest'

Augustana has again been ranked among the best colleges in the Midwest, according to the nationally known education services company, The Princeton Review. Earlier this month, the College was listed among the nation’s best colleges and universities in Forbes’ annual list of “America’s Top Colleges.” 

Augustana President, Alumna to Speak at TEDxSiouxFalls

Augustana President Rob Oliver and class of 2012 graduate Hannah Miller are among the speakers at TEDxSiouxFalls, an event designed to share ideas, rouse creativity and inspire good things, set for Saturday, Aug. 25. Themed, “Modern Pioneers," the event will feature a series of speakers with South Dakota ties, each presenting their perspectives on the future of the community.

Senior Michael Seeley Published by History News Network

"What Are Wars Good For Anymore? Not for Plunder, At Least," an op-ed by Michael Seeley, an Augustana senior, Thomas Willing Institute fellow, and former Peace Prize Forum scholar, has been published by the History News Network.

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