As Augustana gets set to welcome its largest-ever class of international students, the Argus Leader explores how the College's Host Family and Friendship Family programs ease foreign students into American life, and provide them with a local family they can call their own.
A recent analysis by Forbes features Augustana as the highest-ranked undergraduate institution in South Dakota and lists it among the nation’s best colleges and universities based on quality of teaching, career prospects, graduation rates and low student indebtedness.
Dr. Robert Wright discusses the current global economic volatility following last week's decision by Standard & Poor's to downgrade the U.S. credit rating. Wright even explores how Alexander Hamilton, treasury secretary and policy maker from 1789 to 1795, might have handled the situation.
Augustana College has again been named one of the best colleges in the Midwest, according to The Princeton Review, a nationally known education services company.
More than 60 new students representing 30 countries and five continents are expected to begin their studies at Augustana this fall for the 2011-12 academic year. They represent Augustana's largest-ever incoming class of international students.
See images and videos and read the tributes from Tuesday's moving memorial service for Tracy Riddle, Augustana's long-time associate dean of students. Riddle died on Friday, July 22, after a two-year-long battle with cancer. She was 54.
Augustana Peace Prize Forum scholars Thad Titze (Watertown, S.D.) and Michael Seeley (Spencer, Iowa) were in Oslo, Norway, during last week's terror attacks. In an interview with KELO-TV, they recalled the experience and recounted what life has been like in the shaken city since.
“Today we mourn the loss of a dear friend and colleague who touched the lives of countless students, families, faculty and staff members with her passion for life, tenacious spirit and gentle compassion,” said Rob Oliver, president. A memorial service and celebration of Riddle’s life is planned for 2 p.m. on Tuesday, July 26, at Augustana’s Chapel of Reconciliation.
As more than 60 new international students get set to start classes here in the fall, Augustana is seeking Sioux Falls-area families who are interested in learning about new cultures, languages, traditions, faiths and global perspectives to participate in a pair of welcome programs for students from other countries.
An article authored by Belview, Minn., native Tom Alexander, class of 2011, and Dr. Drew Alton, assistant professor of physics, is featured in the June issue of Physical Review D, a national scientific publication.