In September 2019, Studio 47 launched its own podcast based on the popular book, “Calling All Years Good: Christian Vocation Throughout Life’s Seasons,” and enlisted campus speakers to address each life stage.
The Augustana String Quartet, a performance group of undergraduate students, debuted a new album of contemporary/pop string quartet music titled "Happy Together." The album is available on Spotify, Google Play, Apple Music/iTunes, Amazon Music and more.
Bishop Munib Younan, former Bishop of the Evangelical Lutheran Church in Jordan and the Holy Land and the past president of the Lutheran World Federation, will visit Augustana University and the Sioux Falls community Sept. 18-23. A leading global voice in Jewish-Christian-Muslim relations in the Middle East and around the world, Bishop Younan will spend time with Augustana students, faculty and staff. He also plans to engage area churches to discuss interfaith relations. All of the events are free and open to the public.
Together with their professors, Augustana's newest Vikings — the Class of 2023 — witnessed the official opening of the 2019-20 academic year at the August 27 Opening Convocation ceremony. The event marked the beginning of the University's 159th academic year and was held on campus in the Elmen Center.
Mayor Paul TenHaken is asking organizations across the city to help recruit volunteers and share information for this weekend's cleanup efforts following the mid-week storms.
Dr. Patrick Hicks, writer-in-residence and distinguished professor at Augustana University, has prepared a collection of new and selected poems published into a book called “Library of the Mind: New & Selected Poems.”
Augustana University has been named a Top 10 regional university for the first time by U.S. News & World Report – ranking #9 in Best Regional Universities in the Midwest. In previous years, Augustana was categorized and highly ranked as a Best Regional College. The new classification underscores the university’s growth in academic programming and high student outcomes. Augustana is listed in other Best Regional University Midwest categories: #2 Best Value, #8 (tie) in Most Innovative, and #12 (tie) in Best Undergraduate Teaching.
Augustana University will host a book reflection and signing with former South Dakota state senator Stanford Adelstein at 4:30 p.m. Thursday, Sept. 19, in the Center for Western Studies.
Wall Street Journal/Times Higher Education College Ranking Places Augustana at the Top in South Dakota
Augustana University ranks 85th among universities in the Midwest and highest among universities in South Dakota.
Augustana was selected for both Hidden Gems in the U.S. (for the second year in a row) and Hidden Gems in the Midwest, marking the third year to hold this distinction.