The Biology Department is having a banner year in 2008 when it comes to publications. Many of the published papers have been co-authored by Augustana students. In addition, there are several collaborators from other institutions.
The Capital Times: It would be an understatement to say that Augustana College men's basketball coach Tom Billeter is a friend of Bo Ryan's Wisconsin Badgers program.
The special education department at Washington High School nominated Mary Ekeland to be featured, citing her ability to bring educators together.
The William Randolph Hearst Foundation has awarded Augustana College a $100,000 grant for scholarships for students preparing to enter education, public or human service, or journalism professions.
KELOLAND TV: Making friends can be tough, especially for people with disabilities. But an organization at Augustana College is bringing people together in a whole new way.
“I am truly honored by this recognition, but I would like to emphasize that it is not me, but a loving God working through me to make a difference,” Gronewold told Luke Tatge, editor in chief of The Augustana Mirror.
Augie Green earned runner-up honors in the Do You Dream in Green competition at the 2008 Plain Green Conference held at the Washington Pavilion in Sioux Falls. Entered in the Plain Action category, Augie Green won $300 for its submission titled “The Green Initiative.
Augustana nursing majors Whitney Hofer and Rachel Christiansen have been named winners of 2008 Dr. Jeff Behrens Scholarship Awards. The awards honor the memory of Dr. Jeff Behrens, who was a driving force behind the orthopedic excellence of Sanford Orthopedics and Sports Medicine.
Ryan Mello, class of 2006, has been awarded a pre-doctoral fellowship by the National Institutes of Health through the Ruth L. Kirschstein National Research Service Award program.
Argus Leader: Four South Dakota and two northwest Iowa higher education institutions ranked in the top 47 of Midwest baccalaureate colleges in U.S. News and World Report annual college rankings recently, with Augustana receiving the highest ranking.