Augustana Introduces New Core Curriculum

Augustana University's Core Curriculum is higher education designed for the entrepreneurs of tomorrow

As Augustana students make their way through the fall semester, AU professors are engaged in the delivery of an innovative new Core Curriculum, an endeavor University officials say will further distinguish Augustana as a premier institution of higher education.

Augustana American Sign Language Interpreting Program Earns National Award

Student practice sign language

Augustana University’s Interpreter Education Program (IEP) has received the SVRS® Excellence and Innovation in Interpreter Education Award for the 2015-2016 academic school year. The honor is awarded by Sorenson Communications, LLC, the company that revolutionized Video Relay Service (VRS) communication for Deaf people and will be presented at the upcoming Conference of Interpreter Training, set for Oct. 26-28 in Lexington, Kentucky.

Augustana Senior Earns National FFA Award

Augustana University senior Liz Renner has received a national award by the FFA.

Augustana senior Liz Renner, a biology and Spanish double major from Crooks, South Dakota, was named the 2016 American Star in Agriscience last week at the 89th National FFA Convention & Expo in Indianapolis, Indiana. Renner is one of only four students nationwide to receive an American Star award, the FFA's most prestigious honor in recognition of students who demonstrate outstanding agricultural skills and competencies.

VanEssen, Romano Crowned Viking Days King and Queen

Augustana University's Viking Days King and Queen Mason VanEssen and Katie Romano.

Mason VanEssen (Tracy, Minnesota) and Katie Romano (Canon City, Colorado) were crowned Viking Days 2016 King and Queen at Coronation on Monday, Oct. 10. Viking Days continues throughout the week.

Neil deGrasse Tyson to Speak at Boe Forum on Public Affairs

Neil deGrasse Tyson, award-winning astrophysicist and author with speak at Augustana University in March 2017.

Neil deGrasse Tyson, award-winning astrophysicist, author, and host and narrator of FOX’s "Cosmos," will speak at the Boe Forum on Public Affairs, set for 7:30 p.m. on Monday, March 20. Learn more about the speaker and find details about when free tickets will be available. 

In the News: 'Entrepreneurial Mindset In Demand'

Read the Sioux Falls Business Journal feature on the entrepreneurial mindset, featuring interviews with Augustana's Shelly Gardner, assistant professor of business administration, and Dr. Pam Homan, executive director of the Center for Innovation and Entrepreneurship. 

Hundreds Attend Froiland Science Complex Dedication

Augustana University dedicates the new Froiland Science Complex.

Nearly 500 alumni, friends and members of the campus community — including retired faculty members — turned out on Friday, Sept. 23, for the official dedication of the Froiland Science Complex. The event was held nearly 50 years to the day of the dedication of Augustana's former science facility, the Gilbert Science Center.