Werner Named Director of Augustana Institutional Research

Darla Werner, class of 1977, has been named Director of Institutional Research. In her new role, Werner will be responsible for gathering, analyzing, reporting and using internal and external data to inform and support institutional decision-making and strategic planning.

$900,000 Renovation of Granskou Hall Nearly Complete

When students return to Granskou Hall in the fall, they’ll find freshly painted rooms with new carpet and drapes and a new, modern modular furniture design that includes two loft-style beds, two desks, double dressers, wardrobe closets and two upholstered chairs.

In the News: 'Foreign Students Finding 'Family' at Augie'

As Augustana gets set to welcome its largest-ever class of international students, the Argus Leader explores how the College's Host Family and Friendship Family programs ease foreign students into American life, and provide them with a local family they can call their own.  

Forbes Lists Augustana Among 'America’s Top Colleges'

A recent analysis by Forbes features Augustana as the highest-ranked undergraduate institution in South Dakota and lists it among the nation’s best colleges and universities based on quality of teaching, career prospects, graduation rates and low student indebtedness.

Dr. Wright Discusses Global Economic Volatility

Dr. Robert Wright discusses the current global economic volatility following last week's decision by Standard & Poor's to downgrade the U.S. credit rating. Wright even explores how Alexander Hamilton, treasury secretary and policy maker from 1789 to 1795, might have handled the situation.

Augustana Reports Record Number of International Students

More than 60 new students representing 30 countries and five continents are expected to begin their studies at Augustana this fall for the 2011-12 academic year. They represent Augustana's largest-ever incoming class of international students.

Hundreds Attend Memorial Service for Tracy Riddle

See images and videos and read the tributes from Tuesday's moving memorial service for Tracy Riddle, Augustana's long-time associate dean of students. Riddle died on Friday, July 22, after a two-year-long battle with cancer. She was 54.

In the News: Augustana Students Recall Attacks in Norway

Augustana Peace Prize Forum scholars Thad Titze (Watertown, S.D.) and Michael Seeley (Spencer, Iowa) were in Oslo, Norway, during last week's terror attacks. In an interview with KELO-TV, they recalled the experience and recounted what life has been like in the shaken city since.

Tracy Riddle, Associate Dean of Students, Dies at 54

“Today we mourn the loss of a dear friend and colleague who touched the lives of countless students, families, faculty and staff members with her passion for life, tenacious spirit and gentle compassion,” said Rob Oliver, president. A memorial service and celebration of Riddle’s life is planned for 2 p.m. on Tuesday, July 26, at Augustana’s Chapel of Reconciliation.