The 2010 January Interim at Augustana (January 4 thru 27) finds 87 students studying on seven continents - Africa, North America, South America, Antarctica, Asia, Australia/Oceania, and Europe. In addition, 13 Augustana faculty members are teaching courses abroad.
Lloyd Svendsbye, former president of Augustana College, reveals the struggles of the early immigrants as he chronicles his ancestors’ saga from Norway to Western North Dakota in his new book, I Paid All My Debts, published by Lutheran University Press.
A call for proposals has been issued for the 42nd annual Dakota Conference, Western Highways: Journeys through Space & Time, to be held April 23-24 at the Center for Western Studies on the campus of Augustana College.
Augustana College junior Ryan Lee from Cannon Falls, Minnesota, is the recipient of a Gilman Study Abroad Scholarship. Through the American Institute for Foreign Study, he will spend the spring semester in Salzburg, Austria.
According to U.S. News and World Report "Economic Diversity Among Top-Ranked Schools: Baccalaureate Colleges (Midwest)," Augustana’s mission of providing an education of enduring worth is available to students from varying economic backgrounds.
Al Schock, 89, who served 12 years on the Augustana College Board of Regents, died December 27, 2009, of complications from cancer. Schock’s longtime association with Augustana included gifts of time, leadership, and financial support.
Students are headed home for the holidays, but prior to the campus shutting down, and while they were preparing for final exams, students and staff took the time to make sure those less fortunate would experience some joy this Christmas.
Four alumni from various parts of the country were recently recognized for achievements in their respective careers. Their education at Augustana prepared them for successful careers in coaching, politics, church ministry, and nursing.
Alumna Sharlene Georgesen, '86, assistant professor of nursing at Morningside College in Sioux City, Iowa, is one of three Morningside faculty members to receive the 2009 Sharon Walker Faculty Excellence Award.