While researching for their project "American Futures," a collaborative series led by Kai Ryssdal with American Public Media's "Marketplace" and James Fallows, a writer for The Atlantic, the reporting team met with current and former Augustana students and faculty members on campus.
In their first week on campus, members of the Class of 2017 worked together to pack 41,000 meals for Kids Against Hunger and joined forces to break into the Guinness Book of World Records by sending 237 students consecutively down the "body slide" within one hour at Wild Water West.
With the 2013-14 academic year officially underway, Augustana has welcomed new, full-time faculty members in the departments of Mathematics, English, Modern Foreign Languages and Chemistry.
Author, public television and radio host and producer Rick Steves will discuss “Travel as a Political Act,” at 7:30 p.m. on Tuesday, Sept. 24, at Our Savior’s Lutheran Church. Tickets for this event, presented by the Augustana Library Associates, are $10 for the public. The event is free for Augustana students however, tickets are required. Tickets are available at www.augietickets.com.
"... be, as Paul wrote in the Scripture, a 'workman.' The world can be a confusing place and there is much to be done — but you, you are now an Augustana Viking and folks, we Vikings ... we who 'Go Viking' ... do not shy away from a challenge — so be a 'workman.'" Read Dr. Russell Svenningsen's remarks to the Class of 2017 from Opening Convocation.
Former governor of Utah, 2012 presidential candidate, and former U.S. ambassador to China and Singapore Gov. Jon Huntsman will discuss the “Geopolitics of China and the U.S.” at 7 p.m. on Monday, Nov. 4, in the Elmen Center. Free tickets are available at www.augietickets.com.
Carrying rolls of carpet, futons and stacks of plastic tubs, members of Augustana's freshman class arrived on campus on Sunday to settle into their new rooms inside Bergsaker and Solberg Residence Halls. The academic year opens with Convocation on Sept. 4; classes begin Sept. 5.
At 2 p.m. on Wednesday, Aug. 28, Augustana joined in a nationwide bell-ringing event to mark the exact time Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. delivered his “I Have a Dream” speech during the 1963 March on Washington.
Assistant Professor Dr. Nathan Grau has been awarded a three-year, $149,312 physics grant from the National Science Foundation. The grant will support three students each summer from 2014-2016, including a month at Brookhaven National Laboratory in New York.
The concert by the United States Marine Band, "The President's Own," originally scheduled for Wednesday, Oct. 16, at the Washington Pavilion, has been canceled. The event, co-sponsored by Augustana, was scheduled as a part of this year's Viking Days festivities.