Alan Swanson, a retired engineer, and Dan Swets, a computer science professor at Augustana, organized the first informal FIRST Lego League meet in South Dakota at Augustana.
Linda Avey, class of 1982, was recently recognized by TIME Magazine for her company's invention—the Retail DNA Test. Avey is co-founder of 23andME, which developed the product.
This was a reunion of sorts from the get-go, with the city’s two private colleges agreeing to a charity basketball doubleheader at the Arena. By doing so, they fueled a rivalry that existed only on paper and on bar stools for much of recent history.
Nine Augustana computer science students participated in the 2008 Association for Computing Machinery Computer Science Programming Contest November 15 at the University of South Dakota.
Augustana officials say a good number of their graduates, both South Dakotans and out-of-staters, take jobs here. “We have a lot of alumni who stay around the Sioux Falls area,” said Mary Toso, director of alumni relations.
Megan Punt may have just graduated from Augustana in 2007, but she is already making a name for herself. She was recently featured in the Argus Leader's "Who We Are" piece.
Alice Kuil King, class of 1991, an English teacher at Campbell County High School, has been named the 2009 Teacher of the Year for Campbell County School District and the State of Wyoming Teacher of the Year.
On November 4, millions of people tuned in to see who would be the new president. Associate Professor Mike Nitz was also watching the coverage, but he did it from Norway.
Parents hoping to send their children to college next fall have historic stock market losses to consider this year in addition to the usual task of helping them choose the right school.
Augustana has been selected to play in the 44th Mineral Water Bowl on Saturday, December 6, in Excelsior Springs, MO.