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Evenson Receives DAISY Faculty Award for Excellence in Nursing Education

Connie Evenson, 2017 Augustana DAISY Faculty Award Recipient

Connie Evenson, an assistant professor of nursing, is the first recipient of the Augustana DAISY Faculty Award, an honor that recognizes extraordinary nurses who go above and beyond to make a difference in the lives of patients and families, and nursing faculty who provide exceptional instruction and inspiration for nursing students. 

Edda Wins 'Best of Show' Award for 2016-17 Edition

2016-17 Edda Staff

To encapsulate a school year in a book can be daunting, even without the added pressure of knowing that it will spark memories decades later. Andrea Conover ’17 and Kaylyn Deiter ’17, co-editors in chief of the Edda, Augustana's yearbook, and their team stepped up to the task and were recently commended for their work. The 2016-17 Edda placed eighth in Best of Show at the National College Media Convention in October, held in Dallas, Texas.

Poverty Simulation Provides Perspective for Nursing Students

Nursing Poverty Simulation

In real life, Ryan Menssen is a senior nursing major from St. James, Minnesota, who is well on his way to a fulfilling career in health care. But on Thursday, Menssen took on the persona of a 15-year-old kid caught in a spiral of labels and bad decisions as part of the Augustana nursing department's poverty simulation exercise.

Augustana Journalism Students Speak at National College Media Convention

The 10 students who attended the conference, photographed in Dallas by Janet Blank-Libra.

Journalism professor Dr. Janet Blank-Libra says there is an apparent disconnect between empathy and objectivity in the news media — and many journalists intentionally eschew empathy in an attempt to remain unbiased. It has even come to be seen as taboo in the media. Four Augustana students, however, are bringing the discussion of empathy into the light and are encouraging more journalists to use it to bring greater truth into their reporting.

Augustana to Offer Master’s Degree in Athletic Training

The official seal of Augustana University

Augustana today announced details for its new master’s of science degree program in Athletic Training. University officials say the new program comes at a critical time. According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics, the demand for athletic trainers is expected to grow by 22 percent through 2026.

Augustana Ranked No. 1 in SD by WalletHub

Augustana University Ranked No. 1 in SD by WalletHub

WalletHub's "2018 University Rankings" lists Augustana University at No. 1 in South Dakota and No. 195 nationwide among universities who offer "top-notch education at the most reasonable prices."

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