Students in Dr. Harry Thompson's J-Term course, “The Search for Authenticity,” spent Interim studying the concept of authenticity as it relates to the process of writing history. Thanks to their work, the stories of influential-yet-unknown figures of the Northern Plains are finally seeing the light of day.
Read the Argus Leader story on Bethany Jochim, class of 2011, a recipient of the prestigious Leroy Apker Award, the top undergraduate honor awarded by the American Physical Society (APS).
They've studied Ireland extensively, including its history, culture and political structure. Dr. Peg Preston (history); Dr. Patrick Hicks (English); and Dr. Bill Swart (sociology), spoke with the Argus Leader about why this year's Boe Forum speaker is such an influential world leader and how her work changed Ireland.
Before she addressed a crowd of 2,100 at the Elmen Center for the 2011 Boe Forum on Public Affairs, Robinson spoke with students and Augustana officials about her role as the first female president of Ireland and her efforts to address world hunger and poverty.
From opera and a charity basketball game on Tuesday, to an internationally known photographer on Wednesday, to a laugh-a-minute theatric comedy; a thought-provoking discussion on immigration and border control; a new art exhibit and more – it's an action-packed week at Augustana.
Sunday's scholarship recognition program paired Augustana donors with the students and families their gifts impact. The event was a chance for Russ and Carol Greenfield to meet senior Wadie Mahauad-Fernandez, the 2011-12 recipient of the Thomas Russell Greenfield Memorial Scholarship, an endowed scholarship the Greenfields established to honor the memory of their son.
Seven Augustana students have been inducted into the Eta Delta chapter of Delta Phi Alpha, the German National Honor Society, for excellence and achievement in the German language, and in Germanic culture and literature.
Internationally known Arab musician, performer and composer Simon Shaheen will discuss his experiences as a musician and perform pieces on the ‘oud (Middle Eastern Lute/Guitar) at 10 a.m. on Friday, Nov. 18, in Kresge Recital Hall.
Saturday's stellar performance in Spokane, Wash., earned Augustana its first national title in cross country and the second overall team national championship in College history.
"... we need to invest in education in order to invest in the future of South Dakota. It is the best and most lasting stimulus for building our economy and developing a civil society." Read the op-ed by Augustana President Rob Oliver, published in the Argus Leader.