Billie Streufert, executive director of Augustana’s Student Success Center, earned a Fulbright International Education Administrator Seminar Award this fall and recently returned from an intensive, two-week study in Germany where she examined the societal, cultural and higher education systems of other countries.
Construction is set to begin on a new $1.8 million student housing complex, to be located on Summit Avenue across the street from the Madsen Center.
As Augustana students make their way through the fall semester, AU professors are engaged in the delivery of an innovative new Core Curriculum, an endeavor University officials say will further distinguish Augustana as a premier institution of higher education.
Augustana University’s Interpreter Education Program (IEP) has received the SVRS® Excellence and Innovation in Interpreter Education Award for the 2015-2016 academic school year. The honor is awarded by Sorenson Communications, LLC, the company that revolutionized Video Relay Service (VRS) communication for Deaf people and will be presented at the upcoming Conference of Interpreter Training, set for Oct. 26-28 in Lexington, Kentucky.
Augustana senior Liz Renner, a biology and Spanish double major from Crooks, South Dakota, was named the 2016 American Star in Agriscience last week at the 89th National FFA Convention & Expo in Indianapolis, Indiana. Renner is one of only four students nationwide to receive an American Star award, the FFA's most prestigious honor in recognition of students who demonstrate outstanding agricultural skills and competencies.
Four Augustana alumni were honored during Viking Days 2016 for outstanding contributions to their fields of endeavor and for exemplifying the University’s values of Christian faith, excellence, the liberal arts, community and service.
Mason VanEssen (Tracy, Minnesota) and Katie Romano (Canon City, Colorado) were crowned Viking Days 2016 King and Queen at Coronation on Monday, Oct. 10. Viking Days continues throughout the week.
Neil deGrasse Tyson, award-winning astrophysicist, author, and host and narrator of FOX’s "Cosmos," will speak at the Boe Forum on Public Affairs, set for 7:30 p.m. on Monday, March 20.
Read the Sioux Falls Business Journal feature on the entrepreneurial mindset, featuring interviews with Augustana's Shelly Gardner, assistant professor of business administration, and Dr. Pam Homan, executive director of the Center for Innovation and Entrepreneurship.