Verna Berg, class of 1951, longtime secretary to Augustana College presidents from the 1950s through the 1990s including Dr. Lawrence Stavig, Dr. Charles Balcer, Dr. Bill Nelsen, Dr. Lloyd Svendsbye and others, passed away on Friday, Aug.10, in Milbank, S.D.
Hugh Weber has been named Director of Continuing Education. In his new role, Weber will be responsible for designing and developing continuing education workshops, regional conferences and other opportunities for lifelong learning.
Augustana is ranked among the nation’s best colleges and universities and is the highest-ranked undergraduate institution in South Dakota, according to Forbes’ annual list of “America’s Top Colleges.” Forbes also ranked the College No. 151 among private colleges nationwide and No. 34 in the Midwest.
Larry Borgum ‘61, a longtime and beloved Athletics and Financial Aid official for Augustana, died on Monday, Aug. 6. He was 73. "Borgie," as he was known, joined the College in 1967 and served in various roles during his tenure, supporting Athletic Services, Sports Information, the Athletic Business Office and Financial Aid. Services are set for Saturday, Aug. 11.
Senior Megan Baker has been awarded the prestigious American Cultural Ambassadors Fellowship for her project, “Bringing the World Together – One Ability at a Time,” a camp for people with special needs in Moldova.
Augustana students Courtney Moore, Brook Woelber, Claire Bestul, Ashley Schmidt and Morgan DePerno; alumni Nicole Lindsey '11 and Adrienne Conley '12; and Biology Professors Dr. Daniel Howard and Dr. Carrie Hall presented their research earlier this summer.
Meet Megan Erspamer, a 2012 graduate from Madison, Wis., now in London as a volunteer for Team USA at the 2012 Olympics. Working on the Welcoming Committee, she's assisting athletes as they pick up their gear, get their photos taken and fill out important medical information.
Watch Dr. Robert Wright, Nef Family Chair of Political Economy and director of the Thomas Willing Institute at Augustana, discuss "Financial Booms and Busts in American History," a C-SPAN3 special featuring a discussion by economic historians on the impact of boom and bust periods in U.S. financial history, with a focus on the banking industry in New York City.
Following a recent vote of approval by the South Dakota Department of Education, Augustana’s K-12 Education of the Deaf and Hard of Hearing (EDHH) Program will expand to a Birth through Age 21 program. Augustana continues to be the only Education of the Deaf and Hard of Hearing program in the region.
Calling all Sioux Falls-area families interested in learning about other cultures, languages and traditions. Augustana is seeking area families to support its Friendship Family Program, a welcome initiative designed to provide a support network for new and returning international students.