This fall, Augustana senior Sarah Domangue, a single mother of a child with special needs, received a home from Habitat for Humanity, a non-profit organization that helps build and preserve homes for people in need. Members of the Augustana Football Team and Augustana’s Student Council for Exceptional Children (SCEC) also volunteered on the build.
The Center for Western Studies (CWS) has announced a juried art exhibit and sale of original works of art by current and past residents of South Dakota in observance of the state's 125th anniversary of statehood. Learn more and download the artist proposal form.
Augustana student runners raised $750 for Special Olympics South Dakota through the second annual Langskip 5K, held on Saturday, Oct. 19, during Viking Days. Student leaders visited Special Olympics today to present their gift.
“Vagyok Thad. Beszélek angolul és egy kicsit magyar.” This is how Thad Titze ’13 (Watertown, S.D.) introduces himself lately; a sample of the Hungarian he's picked up over the last three months while living in Nyirtelek, Hungary, as a part of the Young Adults in Global Mission (YAGM), a one-year volunteer and mission opportunity through the ELCA.
Former U.S. Ambassador to China and Singapore Gov. Jon Huntsman discussed the "Geopolitics of China and the U.S." before a crowd of nearly 2,000 at the 18th Boe Forum on Public Affairs Monday night in the Elmen Center. Read the article in the Argus Leader.
Students in the Anthropology department's "Primitive Art" course turned pumpkins into art during an evening class earlier this week. The students carved the pumpkins to replicate primitive art (mask) designs. Learn more and view photos.
The thousands of Augustana alumni who returned home last weekend to celebrate Viking Days heard a major announcement from President Rob Oliver following Saturday night’s anniversary presentation of Viking Varieties at the Washington Pavilion. Learn more and view photos from the weekend.
The "Evening with Dr. Maya Angelou" set for Wednesday, Oct. 23, at the Elmen Center has been canceled. Representatives for Angelou said the renowned poet and writer is suffering from exhaustion and was advised by doctors to cancel the event.
When they signed up for an early-October field trip to the Black Hills, students in Dr. Craig Spencer's "Principles of Ecology" course were expecting to climb Harney Peak, study the wildlife in Custer State Park and hike through the Badlands. Mother Nature, however, had other plans.
Seniors Matthew Anderson and Amanda Strenge were crowned King and Queen of Viking Days 2013 at Coronation on Monday in the Elmen Center. View the full schedule for Viking Days 2013.