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Students, Faculty Weigh In on Presidential Debate

Student members of C.O.U.P.S. (Committee for Undergraduate Political Scientists) watched last night's presidential debate between Republican challenger Mitt Romney and President Barak Obama in Granskou Hall, members of the Augustana Republicans gathered in the Academy House, and Dr. Emily Wanless, assistant professor of government and international affairs/political science, watched from home. They spoke with local news outlets about their impressions.

Augustana Ranked Among Top 100 NCAA Schools for Academic, Athletic Success

Augustana ranks high in both academics and athletics in the 10th annual NCSA Athletic Recruiting Collegiate Power Rankings. The College is ranked fourth among NCAA Division II schools, No. 28 amongst 1,066 active NCAA member schools and is the only school listed in the overall top 100 from South Dakota or North Dakota.

Work by Alumnus, Playwright Receives National Recognition

A play by Augustana alumnus Jon Josten, class of 2010, was named a semi-finalist for the prestigious Eugene O'Neill National Playwrights Conference held earlier this summer in Waterford, Conn. "It's exciting and humbling to have the work honored in this way," Josten said.

Six Alumni to be Honored at the Blue and Gold Gala

Six Augustana alumni will be honored for outstanding contributions to their fields of endeavor and for exemplifying the College’s values, including Christian faith, excellence, the liberal arts, community and service at the Blue & Gold Gala during Viking Days in October.

Students Present Summer Research Findings

The hallways of Augustana’s Gilbert Science Center were jam-packed on Wednesday for the College’s annual “Undergraduate Summer Research” poster presentations, featuring scientific and biomedical research findings. See photos here.

U.S. News Ranks Augustana No. 3 Among Best Regional Colleges

Augustana is ranked No. 3 among the "Best Regional Colleges in the Midwest" according to the latest edition of “Best Colleges 2013,” an annual ranking of more than 1,800 schools nationwide by U.S. News Media Group. The College is also ranked No. 2 in the Midwest in the report’s analysis of schools that offer students the best value.

Class of 2016 Video

Watch the video created on campus by more than 400 Augustana freshmen and New Student Orientation (NSO) ambassadors. Augustana alumnus Andrew Kightlinger was behind the camera.

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