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The Augustana
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  • The Augustana Magazine: Spring 2014

    Someone once said it’s impossible to think about tomorrow without reflecting on yesterday. As Augustana shares its plans for the future Froiland Science Complex, this issue of the magazine features individuals who have the wisdom to reflect on the past and the present. Among others, we’ll introduce you to Dr. Rayburn Skoglund '59, Dr. Gene Hoyme '72, and Bill Gross '73.

  • Call for Artwork: Juried Exhibit to Celebrate SD Quasquicentennial

    The Center for Western Studies (CWS) has announced a juried art exhibit and sale of original works of art by current and past residents of South Dakota in observance of the state's 125th anniversary of statehood. Learn more and download the artist proposal form.

  • Student Runners Raise $750 for Special Olympics

    Augustana student runners raised $750 for Special Olympics South Dakota through the second annual Langskip 5K, held on Saturday, Oct. 19, during Viking Days. Student leaders visited Special Olympics today to present their gift.

  • Alumnus Journals About Experiences in Hungary

    “Vagyok Thad. Beszélek angolul és egy kicsit magyar.” This is how Thad Titze ’13 (Watertown, S.D.) introduces himself lately; a sample of the Hungarian he's picked up over the last three months while living in Nyirtelek, Hungary, as a part of the Young Adults in Global Mission (YAGM), a one-year volunteer and mission opportunity through the ELCA.

  • In the News: Huntsman Discusses Geopolitics of China and U.S.

    Former U.S. Ambassador to China and Singapore Gov. Jon Huntsman discussed the "Geopolitics of China and the U.S." before a crowd of nearly 2,000 at the 18th Boe Forum on Public Affairs Monday night in the Elmen Center. Read the article in the Argus Leader.

  • Anthropology Students Turn Pumpkins into Art

    Students in the Anthropology department's "Primitive Art" course turned pumpkins into art during an evening class earlier this week. The students carved the pumpkins to replicate primitive art (mask) designs. Learn more and view photos.

  • Thousands Return for Viking Days; Oliver Announces $18 Million Milestone for Science Project

    The thousands of Augustana alumni who returned home last weekend to celebrate Viking Days heard a major announcement from President Rob Oliver following Saturday night’s anniversary presentation of Viking Varieties at the Washington Pavilion. Learn more and view photos from the weekend.

  • Evening with Maya Angelou Canceled

    The "Evening with Dr. Maya Angelou" set for Wednesday, Oct. 23, at the Elmen Center has been canceled. Representatives for Angelou said the renowned poet and writer is suffering from exhaustion and was advised by doctors to cancel the event.

  • Anderson, Strenge Crowned Viking Days King and Queen

    Seniors Matthew Anderson and Amanda Strenge were crowned King and Queen of Viking Days 2013 at Coronation on Monday in the Elmen Center. View the full schedule for Viking Days 2013.

  • Classroom in the Snow

    When they signed up for an early-October field trip to the Black Hills, students in Dr. Craig Spencer's "Principles of Ecology" course were expecting to climb Harney Peak, study the wildlife in Custer State Park and hike through the Badlands. Mother Nature, however, had other plans.

  • Augustana, Iowa State Students to Make Large-Scale Prints with Steamroller

    Students in Augustana Associate Professor Scott Parsons’ printmaking classes are participating in Iowa State University’s 12th annual steamroller printmaking event on Friday, Oct. 11. Eight Augustana College students will be printing three different designs.