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Fall 2015 Dean's List Announced

Augustana University Dean's List

Augustana University today announced that the following students have been named to the Dean's List for the fall semester of the 2015-2016 academic year.

137 AU Students to Study Abroad Over J-Term 2016

Augustana University students will study abroad in January.

In January, 137 Augustana University students will experience classrooms without borders as they spend the month studying the histories, economies, languages and cultures of countries around the globe. From India to Norway, to Ecuador, Greece and beyond, these real-world courses are part of Augustana’s January Interim, a four-week session designed for curricular exploration and enrichment. Dubbed J-Term, the session gives students the opportunity to study abroad and partake in special one-time topic courses.

Professor Engages Local Youth in Computer Programming

Drones

Associate professor of physics Dr. Drew Alton received a Project Innovation Grant from the South Dakota Space Grant Consortium to partner with Harrisburg North Middle School in order to bring computer programming, robots and drones to middle school students.

Nursing Seniors Present Semester-Long Research

The culmination of a semester's worth of work for nursing students in Dr. Michelle Gierach's research course was presented Friday morning at their research poster session in Siverson Lounge. These seniors, some graduating in December and some in the spring, each chose a question of interest in nursing at the beginning of the semester to research and create a poster for presentation.

U.S. Supreme Court Justice Antonin Scalia to Speak at 2016 Boe Forum on Public Affairs

Justice Antonin Scalia

Antonin Scalia, the longest-serving justice on the United States Supreme Court, will speak at the 20th Boe Forum on Public Affairs, set for Wednesday, March 9, 2016. Scalia’s discussion, "Whether the U.S. Constitution is a Living Document," will begin at 7:30 p.m. and will be held in Augustana’s Elmen Center, located on campus at the corner of 33rd Street and Grange Avenue. General admission tickets for this event are no longer available online. Please contact the Center for Western Studies at 605.274.4007 or cws@augie.edu to request tickets.

Alumna Research Paper Honored With Award

Carolyn Johnson

Recent graduate Carolyn Johnson '15 has been honored with a national award for her paper "The Sisters of Cheer: A Consideration of South Dakota Women on the World War One Home Front." Phi Alpha Theta, the National History Honors Society, recognized Johnson's work with the Lynn W. Turner Prize. Johnson was one of only three undergraduates to receive recognition for her research from Phi Alpha Theta.

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