Augustana today announced that Dr. Christopher Unger has been named assistant professor of music and director of bands. In his new role, Unger will serve as only the fifth director of the acclaimed Augustana Band, which made its debut on campus in 1931.
Five graduating seniors will be missing from Augustana's Commencement on Saturday as they compete in the NCAA Outdoor Track and Field National Championships in Allendale, Michigan, later this week. To honor them, Augustana held a special Commencement this morning in the Chapel of Reconciliation.
When searching for colleges from his hometown in Sri Lanka, Augustana junior Madhushan (Madhu)Tennakoon wanted two things: a liberal arts institution and a strong engineering program. Now, he's prepared to take the next step in the 3+2 Dual-Degree Engineering Program and finish his degree at the University of Minnesota.
Augustana students have launched a fundraiser to help their classmate, Dylan Peters, whose family's home and farm near Delmont, South Dakota, were destroyed by a tornado.
Augustana is the top athletics program in the Northern Sun Intercollegiate Conference for the third time in the last six years. Augustana earned the 2014-15 NSIC/US Bank All-Sports Award with 184 points, the conference office announced Tuesday.
The Center for Western Studies recently published a book authored by the Nef Family Chair of Political Economy and Augustana professor, Robert Wright.
With schools hosting NCAA tournaments during other's would-be commencement weekends, a new tradition has risen. Like other schools have done in recent years, Augustana recognized graduating student-athletes who were missing their graduation ceremonies in order to play in the 2015 NCAA Central Region Softball Tournament.
Mikkelsen Library honored 35 faculty members with a reception Tuesday, May 5, recognizing faculty who have published an article, book chapter, book, or have produced a work of music, drama, or art between May 2014 and April 2015.
Augustana today announced that 376 students will participate in the commencement ceremony honoring the Class of 2015, set for 2 p.m. on Saturday, May 23, at the Sioux Falls Arena. Doors will open at 1 p.m. for seating. An additional 55 students will graduate in absentia for a total class of 431 graduates.
Acclaimed pianist Dr. Rick Andrews, professor of music, is the recipient of the 2014-2015 Augustana Student Association Faculty Recognition Award. The award recognizes outstanding teaching and contributions to the Augustana Community by a faculty member.