Q & A With Senior Nursing Major Brandon Varilek

"I believe that being a nursing major at Augustana presents huge benefits because of our location in Sioux Falls. The program has extraordinary connections with both Avera and Sanford, making Augustana nursing grads a high priority for hiring." Meet senior nursing major Brandon Varilek,  a native of Clark, S.D. He shares how Augustana offered him the hands-on clinical experience he’ll need for his career in healthcare. 

Impact Report

The Impact Report celebrates the impact created by many through the simple act of giving to Augustana College during the 2011-12 fiscal year period (Aug. 1, 2011, through July 31, 2012).

Choir Set to Depart on 20-Day European Tour

On Sunday, 54 members of The Augustana Choir will depart for a 20-day European Tour with stops in Berlin, Potsdam, Leipzig, Prague, Krakow, Vienna, Bratislava, Salzburg and Munich. Following its return to the U.S., the Choir will perform a "European Tour Homecoming Concert" at 3 p.m. on Sunday, Feb. 10, at Our Savior's Lutheran Church.

Wright's Bloomberg Op-Ed Examines History of NYSE

An op-ed in "Echoes," the business history blog of Bloomberg View, by Augustana's Dr. Robert Wright, Nef Family Chair of Political Economy, argues that since its earliest days, the history of the NYSE has been characterized by competition and consolidation. Its history, Wright argues, suggests that financial exchanges do respond to evolving economic conditions, and that bigger often isn’t better. 

Augustana Admitted to PHENIX Collaboration

Under the leadership of Dr. Nathan Grau, assistant professor of physics, the PHENIX institutional board voted to accept Augustana in mid-December. The PHENIX (Pioneering High-Energy Nuclear Interaction eXperiment) collaboration is an association of scientists and engineers who have designed, built and currently maintain the three-story, 3,000-ton PHENIX detector at the Relativistic Heavy Ion Collider for the study of the strong nuclear force.  

The Accidental Researcher

Dr. David Bader, class of 1974, didn’t plan on a career in cardiovascular research. But a ruptured appendix and gentle guidance from Augustana science faculty members helped steer him down a path that has included service at some of America’s top medical research institutions.

165 Students to Study Abroad Over J-Term

In January, 165 Augustana students will spend the month immersed in 32 countries on six continents throughout the globe for an intense, first-hand study of history, language and culture. "...We know and understand that in order to compete in a global economy, our students must experience different parts of the globe firsthand. It's why we work hard to encourage them to explore, discover and learn about foreign places, different cultures and ancient histories," said President Rob Oliver.

Senior Named 'Up-and-Comer' by Minnesota Public Relations

Senior Hannah Kuelbs, a native of Clements, Minn., and a double major in Communication Business and Music, has been recognized as an "up-and-comer" by the blog for Minnesota Public Relations, a site dedicated to sharing recent public relations-related news, jobs and events.

Couple Gives $570,000 to Augustana

“Augie is where we got our start. It’s where we wanted to make our commitment. It’s an amazing sense that comes over you when you have the opportunity to give back to the source of your own educational beginnings,” – Jim Wylie, Augustana class of 1955.

New Board Members, Faculty Promotions Announced

Following meetings by the Augustana College Association and the Augustana Board of Trustees earlier this month, new Board members have been elected and faculty members have been approved for tenure and/or promotions.