Senior Kelly Wong, a biology and modern foreign languages major from Custer, S.D., is spending her summer as a research intern, studying the effects of neuro-imaging in multiple sclerosis at Massachusetts General Hospital in conjunction with Harvard Medical School. She is one of 69 Augustana students who are conducting scientific and biomedical research and/or internships at facilities throughout the U.S. as part of the College's Summer Research Program.
The summer 2012 issue of the magazine for alumni and friends of the college celebrates those who we call navigators – fearless and compassionate souls who have relied on an inner compass of morals and values to chart their course through life. The individuals you’ll read about in these pages are just a sampling of those in the Augustana community who are guided by their morals and values as they work to eliminate borders, promote inclusion, drive change and live as servants of Christ.
Read the Argus Leader feature on the art collection of Frank and Jan Gibbs, "a treasure trove [that] includes work from local artists and ... vintage Harvey Dunn, Jim Savage, ... Reynold Brown and James Swinnerton — America’s first newspaper comic artist." The "Frank & Jan Gibbs' Collection of American West and Regional Art: A Tribute Exhibition and Sale," is on display through Aug. 25 in the Center for Western Studies.
"Who is Foreclosing on Whom" and “An Analysis of Home Mortgage Foreclosures In Sioux Falls, S.D.," two research initiatives led by Kaleb Sturm and Andrew Doshier, class of 2012, and economics experts Dr. Reynold Nesiba and Dr. David Sorenson, examine home mortgage foreclosures in Sioux Falls.
For the second consecutive year, Augustana has been named to the President’s Higher Education Community Service Honor Roll for engaging its students, faculty and staff in meaningful service that achieves measurable results in the community.
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.