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.
Berett Steffen, Anthony Metzgar, Christian Einertson and Emily Wehde were named winners of the 2015 Concerto-Aria competition, held on Sunday, March 1, in the Humanities Center.
Augustana men's basketball captured the NSIC/Sanford Health Tournament with a 98-82 victory over MSU Moorhead (32-3) on Tuesday night in front of 3,203 fans at the Sanford Pentagon. The victory secured the first-ever NSIC Tournament Championship since joining the league in 2008-09.
Four humanities students from Augustana have papers accepted to major research events in the Midwest.