Thirty-one students were recognized in chapel earlier today as nominees for the 2015 Augustana Covenant Awards.
Members of the Augustana community joined together this morning to raise awareness for sexual violence.
Augustana's choral ensembles worked together to raise awareness for breast cancer while two conductors' wives battled the disease.
Senior Jennifer Kvigne, a Spanish and education major from Wagner, South Dakota, has been named a recipient of a 2015 Sigma Delta Pi Undergraduate Study Abroad Award from the National Collegiate Hispanic Honor Society.
Alumnus Rob Ihry ‘08 had his Ph.D. thesis selected for a "Thesis of the Year" award from the University of Wisconsin Graduate Program in cellular and molecular biology.
Senior Trevor Sandgren and Dr. Jetty Duffy Matzner, associate professor of chemistry, had their work selected for the cover of the April 15 issue of Polymer Chemistry, a national, peer-reviewed scientific journal.
Senior Brianne Bernard from Owatonna, Minnesota, is walking tall after her business for creating flashy kicks was featured in an article for the Sioux Falls Business Journal. Bri's Walking Canvas is a customized shoe design company to personalize shoes to fit every individual's taste.
Sioux Falls, the city Augustana calls home, is featured as a "Silicon City" in the latest issue of Free Enterprise, an online publication by the U.S. Chamber of Commerce.
"As part of our Silicon Cities series, we recently wrote about why people should move to Sioux Falls, South Dakota, a city with a booming job market, a very low cost of living, and a high quality of life," the article says. "Yet we wanted to take a deeper dive into the city to discover what, exactly, it has done to become one of the hottest economies and most livable cities in the U.S."
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Six Augustana students have been awarded Fred C. and J. Marie Christopherson Scholarships for the 2015-2016 academic year.
As thousands gathered in Selma, Alabama, this weekend to commemorate the 50th anniversary of the "Bloody Sunday" march – a movement spurred by the 1965 police assault on civil rights demonstrators, and one that ultimately led to the passage of the Voting Rights Act – Augustana alumni and former faculty recalled marching on campus and throughout Sioux Falls in recognition of the events in Selma.