"Our students understand that in order to compete in a global economy, they must experience different parts of the globe firsthand," says President Rob Oliver. In January, 93 Augustana students will spend the month immersed in 14 countries for an intense, first-hand study of history, language and culture.
Augustana's Dr. Adrien Hannus and his anthropology majors know British archaeologist Dr. Alan Outram, head of Archaeology at the U.K.'s University of Exeter, well – he is a long-time research colleague and a teacher through the exchange program the two institutions share. Outram's work on horse history is featured in National Geographic's newest publication, Exploring History.
The autumn 2011 issue of The Augustana, the magazine for alumni and friends of the College, features the work of alumni and students who illustrate the idea of “intersection” in action – they are individuals from every generation who all say that, because of the foundation they received here, they have been successful in pursuing their professional passions.
Annie Griffiths, one of National Geographic’s first female photographers and an artist known around the globe, will discuss her life, career and experiences in a discussion titled “Connect with Anybody, Anywhere" at 8 p.m. on Wednesday, Nov. 16, in Kresge Recital Hall. The event coincides with “International Education Week” at Augustana, a collection of programs, meals and discussions that celebrate global diversity.
Augustana will celebrate the global perspectives and cultural diversity alive on campus during “International Education Week,” Nov. 14-18. In addition to ethnic foods and educational forums, award-winning National Geographic Photographer Annie Griffiths will be on campus to discuss how to "Connect with Anybody, Anywhere."
Drug smuggling. Human smuggling. Death by dehydration. Death from disorientation. Welcome to life on the southern border of the U.S. – a place that, according to those who live and work there – exists in a state of crisis. Dr. Cari Skogberg Eastman ‘96, author and independent researcher specializing in border and immigration issues, will discuss “Disorder on the Border” at 11:30 a.m. on Friday, Nov. 18.
The new, laugh-a-minute play on the adventures of Sister Elizabeth Donderstock, cheese balls, a restaurant and customers was written by brother-and-sister playwrights David Sedaris and Amy Sedaris and is directed by Augustana’s Dan Workman. The comedy runs Nov. 16-20 at the on-campus Edith Mortenson Center Theatre.
For decades, volatile North Korea has been considered to be among the world’s most secretive societies. And, while its global security issues generally dominate the headlines, another story is brewing inside the country’s borders. “The Reliance Tour” will discuss North Korea's humanitarian and refugee crisis at 7 p.m. on Wednesday, Nov. 2, in Kresge Recital Hall.
Meet Dr. John E. Anderson, class of 2004 and a visiting assistant professor in Religion. His latest work explores the character of Jacob from the book of Genesis, including his well-known deceptive traits and his relationship with God.
When sophomore nursing major Maren Werth isn't in class or tearing up the soccer field, she's busy making music on the harp. After the soccer season ends, she'll play with the Augustana Orchestra. Watch the feature on Werth by KELO-TV.