Welcome home to members of the South Dakota National Guard’s 196th Maneuver Enhancement Brigade! The unit, which includes about 200 area soldiers, returned to the U.S. last week after a year-long deployment in Afghanistan. They will be reunited with their families during a ceremony this afternoon at Augustana's Elmen Center. Watch live streaming video at KSFY.com.
Two Augustana graduates who are teaching English in Japan will discuss their experiences teaching abroad, the Japanese culture and what life is like following last month's catastrophic 8.9-magnitude earthquake at 6 p.m. on Monday, May 2, in the 3-in-1 room.
Associate Dean of Students Tracy Riddle and Office of Admission Coordinator Marsha Brooks received “Augie Pride” awards for exceptional service at the Augustana Service Awards Presentation and Celebration yesterday.
Senior Rachel Hurley, a biology and ACS chemistry double major, has received the Covenant Award for Excellence. During her time at Augustana, she has been involved with the Augustana Band and Wind Ensemble, NSO, Outreach Ministries, Pre-Med Club and the Biology Honor Society.
Beginning in June, the Augustana College Bookstore will offer a new, multi-channel textbook rental program that will allow students to rent select textbooks for less than 50 percent of the cost of purchasing a new printed textbook.
The Augustana Theatre and Music Departments will present "The Winter’s Tale," Shakespeare’s classic tale of jealousy, love, loss and reconciliation, May 4-8 at the Edith Mortenson Center Theatre. The play is directed by Jayna Fitzsimmons.
Eustacia Cutler, award-winning author and mother of animal behavioral scientist and autism advocate Temple Grandin, will speak at “Lighting the Way,” an annual, two-day conference on autism spectrum disorders. The conference will be held at Gilbert Science Center June 9-10.
Six Augustana students who exemplify scholarship and campus/community service have been awarded Fred C. and J. Marie Christopherson Scholarships for the 2011-2012 academic year.
Dr. Murray Haar has been named interim vice president for Academic Affairs and Dean of the College. Dr. Haar succeeds Dr. Mark Braun, who was recently named Provost and Dean of the College for Gustavus Adolphus College.
On Saturday, alumni, students, faculty and staff and community members honored 15 decades of history at The Spark, the gala event to celebrate Augustana at 150. The event featured historic photo galleries, an awards ceremony, the premiere of 'Skol! Augustana at 150,' a documentary film, live music and dancing.