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In the News: Boe Forum speaker sees 'good, ill in digital frontier'

More than 2,000 people filled the Elmen Center last night to hear Jared Cohen, former advisor to Secretaries of State Condoleezza Rice and Hillary Clinton, author, a member of the Council on Foreign Relations and director of Google Ideas, speak at the 2012 Boe Forum on Public Affairs. Read and watch reaction to his address from the Argus Leader and KELO-TV.

Christensen Named South Dakota Librarian of the Year

Kay Christensen, cataloger/government documents librarian at Augustana's Mikkelsen Library, has been named the 2012 South Dakota Library Association’s Librarian of the Year in recognition of her outstanding contributions to affect and improve library service in a South Dakota community, school or university/college.

Student Vocalists Engel, Winkler and Hoffman Recognized

Seniors Maren Engel, Ben Winkler and Ali Hoffman have been recognized for their vocal performances. Engel won the state Music Teachers National Association (MTNA) Young Artist Vocal Competition; Winkler and Hoffman took first and second places respectively at the South Dakota Music Teacher's Association (SDMTA) Collegiate II Voice Competition.

Article by Augustana Senior Published in 'Financial History' Magazine

"Capital Markets and U.S. Victory in the Space Race,1957-1970," an article by Augustana senior Peter (Sander) Kline, investigates the effects of Sputnik, JFK’s moon speech, the Apollo 11 and 13 missions, and the cancellation of the Apollo Program on U.S. aeronautical and tech stocks.

Wanless Op-Ed: Political Extremes Pinch the Middle

"... it turns out that you and I, along with the rest of the general population, are not as polarized as we are made out to be." With the clock ticking down to election day, read the op-ed by Augustana's Dr. Emily Wanless, assistant professor of government and international affairs/political science, from Sunday's Argus Leader.

Dr. Janet Philipp Named Chair of Nursing Department

Dr. Janet Philipp, EdD, RN, has been named Chair of Augustana's Nursing Department. In her new role, Philipp provides executive leadership for the Department, which has a storied, 72-year history of producing top-caliber nurses known for their excellence in patient care, leadership in health care institutions and nursing education, and a commitment to advancing the art and science of nursing through research.

Ten Students Inducted into Communications Honor Society

Ten students were inducted into the Augustana chapter of Lambda Pi Eta, the National Communication Association’s official honor society, on Thursday in recognition of outstanding scholastic achievement and interest in the communication discipline. 

Student Runners Raise $500 for Special Olympics

Augustana student runners raised $500 for Special Olympics South Dakota through the inaugural Langskip 5k, held on Saturday, Oct. 6, during Viking Days.Nearly 200 students, community members, faculty and staff registered for the run, organized by the Augustana Running Club.

Center for Western Studies Raises $1.5 Million for Endowment

An aggressive fundraising campaign has raised more than $1.5 million for the Center for Western Studies' endowment. The campaign was boosted by a $300,000 challenge grant from the National Endowment for the Humanities (NEH).

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