In the News: Sanford Health Announces Gift for Genetics Research; Augustana Invited Into Academic Collaboration
A $125 million gift from philanthropist T. Denny Sanford will establish Sanford Imagenetics, a first-of-its-kind program integrating genomic medicine into primary care for adults. The program will include initial partnerships with Augustana and the University of South Dakota to develop new academic programs which will train the next generation of doctors, nurses and scientists in genomic medicine. Read more in this Argus Leader story.
The Augustana College campus will be OPEN for normal scheduled events and classes on the first day of Augustana’s January Interim, Monday, Jan. 6. College housing re-opened at noon on Sunday, Jan. 5.
As we often say, Augustana alumni understand how to live a life of meaning and purpose. In this issue of The Augustana magazine, we feature some “faces” of our alumni who are doing just that – individuals who are living out their dreams and making a difference in the world through contributions in a variety of sectors.
Students have been named to the Dean's List for the fall semester of the 2013-2014 academic year. The Dean's List recognizes full-time students who have a minimum of 12 credit hours with grade-point averages at 3.5 or above (on a 4.0 scale).
Augustana Men's Basketball Coach Tom Billeter closed out the 2013 calendar year on Saturday with a 77-55 win over Wayne State heading into the holiday break. The following story appears in the Sunday, Dec. 22, edition of the Argus Leader with his winning formula for the Vikings.
"To Nelson Mandela, representative of a people of hope, persistence, strength and reconciliation, may you rest in peace but may the work of transformation go on." Read the op-ed celebrating Nelson Mandela's life and work by Dean of the College Dr. Susan Hasseler.
In January, the world will be the classroom for 105 Augustana students who will spend time learning hands-on about the art, music, history and languages of 17 countries on five continents. These real-world courses are part of Augustana’s January Interim, a four-week session designed for curricular exploration and enrichment
Nef Family Chair of Political Economy and Director of the Thomas Willing Institute Dr. Robert Wright was recently featured in a documentary entitled “Federal Reserve: 100 Years of Boom and Bust,” that discusses the events leading up to the Fed's creation and its impact on the economy over the past century.
The Nobel Peace Prize Forum consortium is accepting student applications for two 2014 Peace Scholars, who will be awarded a six-week educational experience in Oslo, Norway, designed to deepen their understanding of issues related to peace, justice, democracy and human rights. The application deadline is Friday, Jan. 31, 2014.
Senior Kaitlyn Foss (Pipestone, Minn) recently represented USA Rugby in France as a member of the USA Rugby AIG Women’s Collegiate All-Americans (WCAA) team. Learn about her rugby career and journey in France.