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Wright Op-Ed Examines IRS Scandal

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 "the uproar over allegations of politically motivated investigations by the Internal Revenue Service shouldn’t be surprising."

413 to Participate in 2013 Commencement

Augustana has announced that 413 students will graduate this weekend, with the commencement ceremony honoring the class of 2013 set for 2 p.m. on Saturday, May 25, at the Elmen Center. Doors open for seating at 1 p.m.

19 Students Join Mathematics Honor Society

Earlier this month,19 Augustana students and five current and former faculty members formed the inaugural class of the South Dakota Delta chapter of Pi Mu Epsilon, the National Mathematics Honorary Society.

Senior Earns Top Honor in French

Senior Kelly Silvers (Chaska, Minn.) has received the 2013 AATF Outstanding Senior in French Award from the American Association of Teachers of French (AATF), an honor recognizing a graduating senior who has demonstrated excellence in the study of French as well as exceptional commitment to the French language and the many cultures where it is spoken.

Augustana Announces $2.5 Million Gift for Scholarships

An estate gift of $2.5 million from alumnus Dick Niebuhr, class of 1966, a native of Huron, S.D., and longtime resident of Aberdeen, S.D., will be used to support scholarships for Augustana’s top incoming students beginning in the 2014-15 academic year.

Augustana Trustee Kirk Dean Dies at 65

The Augustana community is mourning the loss of Kirk Dean, a member of the Board of Trustees. Dean died on Saturday, May 4, at his home in Fargo, N.D. He was 65. A memorial service is planned for Sunday, June 2, at Atonement Lutheran Church in Fargo.

Svenningsen Named 2012-13 Faculty Recognition Award Recipient

Dr. Russell Svenningsen, assistant professor of music and conductor of the Collegiate Chorale, is the recipient of the Augustana Student Association (ASA) 2012-2013 Faculty Recognition Award. The award recognizes outstanding teaching and contributions to the Augustana community by a faculty member.

Tupper Named to National Campus Safety Post

Rick Tupper, Augustana's director of campus safety, has been named one of three national Directors-at-Large for the International Association of Campus Law Enforcement Administrators (IACLEA). His three-year term will begin in June.

Art Professor Selected for National Conference

Dr. Lindsay Twa, assistant professor of Art and director of the Eide/Dalrymple Gallery, is one of a select group of faculty members nationwide chosen by the Council of Independent Colleges (CIC) to participate in a special, week-long seminar on teaching European art in context.

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