Augustana University students and faculty are in San Diego, California, this week presenting their biology research at the Experimental Biology annual meeting, a gathering of more than 14,000 scientists from around the world.
Already published by the fastest-growing sports media brand on the web, SB Nation, senior journalism and psychology double major Ryan Heuer from Fairmont, Minnesota is ready to take on a profession in sports writing - starting with an internship at the Argus Leader this summer.
Dr. M.C. “Terry” Hokenstad, Augustana Class of 1958 and distinguished university professor at Case Western Reserve University, will deliver the Commencement Address at the ceremony recognizing the Augustana Class of 2016 on Saturday, May 21, at the Sioux Falls Arena.
Augustana advances to the Elite Eight after winning the program's first NCAA Region Championship. On Tuesday, the No. 1 seed Vikings defeated No. 2 seed Northwest Missouri State University 80-78 in front of 3,221 fans at the Sanford Pentagon in the NCAA Central Region Championship.
Last fall, Augustana's Dr. Drew Alton, associate professor of physics, in partnership with Nancy Weidenbach, Julie Alton, and Leah Howes from Harrisburg North Middle School, received a grant from the South Dakota Space Grant Consortium to bring computer programming, robots and drones to middle school students. On Tuesday, March 15, Harrisburg North eighth graders had their first opportunity to program and fly the drones. KELO-TV reporter Calah Kelley was there to capture the action.
Learn more about "Over the Bridge," a new documentary on homelessness in Sioux Falls by AU students Maria Lavelle and Sarah Kocher. Then, and make plans to attend the film's public premiere at 4 p.m. on Friday, March 11, in the Back Alley.
The Entrepreneurial Mindset Academy is an eight-week program designed to help participants discover problem-solving opportunities and think like entrepreneurs. The Academy is designed as a partnership between the Augustana Center for Innovation and Entrepreneurship and the South Dakota Technology Business Center.
"While I give to my patients, they give back to me. They hold me accountable to my morals and make me the person I want to be. I've held the hands of small babies who have just been born. I've also held the hands of patients as they take their last breath. To be present in these moments is the closest thing to sacred that I've been able to find."
Learn more about Eric Vander Lee, a senior double major in nursing and Spanish, named the 2016 Outstanding Student Nurse of South Dakota.
Augustana University and Sanford Health today announced that Augustana’s new master’s program in genetic counseling has received national accreditation by the Accreditation Council for Genetic Counseling (ACGC). The program is recognized as one of only 32 such master’s programs nationwide, and the only one in the Dakotas.
Dr. Susan Hasseler, senior vice president for Academic Affairs at Augustana University, has been named president for Muskingum University in New Concord, Ohio.