After 20 years as a third grade teacher, Don Reiffenberger accepted God's call. On Saturday, he will become the first graduate of the Luther House of Study, a collaborative program between Augustana and Sioux Falls Seminary that is addressing the shortage of leadership in Lutheran congregations.
Augustana Dining Services has been named a 2011 Governor’s Award winner in the Outstanding Private Employer category for outstanding achievement in improving employment opportunities for persons with disabilities. Gov. Dennis Daugaard will present the award to College officials in June.
From "Big Macs" to "Zombie Banks," "The Wall Street Journal Guide to the 50 Economic Indicators that Really Matter," a new book co-authored by Dr. Robert E. Wright, Augustana's Nef Family chair of political economy, explores the global macroeconomic climate.
Twelve students have been inducted into the Augustana chapter of Delta Phi Alpha, the national honor society for students of German. The induction ceremony was held at the Fellows' Presidential Residence on Saturday, May 7.
On Saturday, May 21, 340 students will participate in the 2011 commencement ceremony, set for 2 p.m. at the Sioux Falls Arena. Doors will open at 1 p.m. for seating. Jane Zaloudek, class of 1972; Lowell Stortz, class of 1980; and Trent Anderson, class of 2011, are the featured speakers.
Twelve Augustana students have been inducted into the College’s inaugural class of Sigma Pi Sigma, the national Physics Honor Society. The distinction honors their outstanding scholarship in physics, recognizes their service and celebrates their encouragement of exploration and discovery.
While Augustana concludes its Sesquicentennial year, its Viking student-athletes are continuing to make history. In an unprecedented line-up, the College’s baseball, softball, women’s tennis, women’s golf, and track and field teams are all vying for championship titles. Follow the results with live stats
Augustana earned the No. 1 seed in the Central 1 Regional and will be one of 16 teams to host a three-day NCAA Regional Tournament. The Vikings will face No. 4-seeded Regis (Colo.) in the first round of the tournament Friday at 12 p.m., the NCAA announced Monday.
In honor of the Augustana Sesquicentennial and in recognition of its Norwegian heritage, the College will celebrate Syttende Mai – Norwegian Constitution Day – on Tuesday, May 17. Commemorative events featuring speakers, Norwegian food and games will be held on campus and at First Lutheran Church.
After clinching the regular-season conference title, the top-seeded Augustana softball team opened its bid for a Northern Sun Intercollegiate Conference tournament crown with a 5-0 shutout of Mary on Thursday at Bowden Field.