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.
"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.
Dr. Tom Braithwaite, class of 1978, and his son, Matt Braithwaite, class of 2011, share a love of running, science and Augustana.
In conjunction with his article in the September 2012 volume of the Journal of American History, Dr. Matthew Pehl, assistant professor of History, is the featured guest on the newest podcast produced by the Organization of American Historians.
Verna Berg, class of 1951, longtime secretary to Augustana College presidents from the 1950s through the 1990s including Dr. Lawrence Stavig, Dr. Charles Balcer, Dr. Bill Nelsen, Dr. Lloyd Svendsbye and others, passed away on Friday, Aug.10, in Milbank, S.D.
Hugh Weber has been named Director of Continuing Education. In his new role, Weber will be responsible for designing and developing continuing education workshops, regional conferences and other opportunities for lifelong learning.
Augustana is ranked among the nation’s best colleges and universities and is the highest-ranked undergraduate institution in South Dakota, according to Forbes’ annual list of “America’s Top Colleges.” Forbes also ranked the College No. 151 among private colleges nationwide and No. 34 in the Midwest.
Larry Borgum ‘61, a longtime and beloved Athletics and Financial Aid official for Augustana, died on Monday, Aug. 6. He was 73. "Borgie," as he was known, joined the College in 1967 and served in various roles during his tenure, supporting Athletic Services, Sports Information, the Athletic Business Office and Financial Aid. Services are set for Saturday, Aug. 11.
Senior Megan Baker has been awarded the prestigious American Cultural Ambassadors Fellowship for her project, “Bringing the World Together – One Ability at a Time,” a camp for people with special needs in Moldova.
Augustana students Courtney Moore, Brook Woelber, Claire Bestul, Ashley Schmidt and Morgan DePerno; alumni Nicole Lindsey '11 and Adrienne Conley '12; and Biology Professors Dr. Daniel Howard and Dr. Carrie Hall presented their research earlier this summer.