Domonique Venzant ’02 planned on a career in medicine or biology research. Then he met Gerry Punt. His story is proof that even the best laid plans are no match for the power of a heart awakened. Learn more about Venzant and his exhibit, “Sine Qua Non” now showing at the Eide/Dalrymple Gallery.
An op-ed by Dr. Robert Wright, Nef Family Chair of Political Economy and director of the Thomas Willing Institute at Augustana, that explores how the Woonsocket Investment Company swayed the South Dakota electorate to its shareholders’ advantage, resulting in the decision to locate the capital of South Dakota in Pierre instead of Huron in 1890, is featured in "Echoes," the business history blog of Bloomberg View.
Hundreds of Augustana alumni, students and friends lined the streets of campus Saturday morning to watch the 2012 Viking Days parade. Viking Days 2012 continues with Saturday's football game against Minnesota State; the Blue and Gold Gala, where the College will honor its 2012 Alumni Achievement Award Winners; the 59th annual Viking Varieties; and more! See photos!
Local environmental advocates discussed alternative energy resources and shared ideas on how to live a more eco-friendly life earlier today as part of Augustana’s New Student Seminar (NSS).
Student members of C.O.U.P.S. (Committee for Undergraduate Political Scientists) watched last night's presidential debate between Republican challenger Mitt Romney and President Barak Obama in Granskou Hall, members of the Augustana Republicans gathered in the Academy House, and Dr. Emily Wanless, assistant professor of government and international affairs/political science, watched from home. They spoke with local news outlets about their impressions.
Augustana ranks high in both academics and athletics in the 10th annual NCSA Athletic Recruiting Collegiate Power Rankings. The College is ranked fourth among NCAA Division II schools, No. 28 amongst 1,066 active NCAA member schools and is the only school listed in the overall top 100 from South Dakota or North Dakota.
A play by Augustana alumnus Jon Josten, class of 2010, was named a semi-finalist for the prestigious Eugene O'Neill National Playwrights Conference held earlier this summer in Waterford, Conn. "It's exciting and humbling to have the work honored in this way," Josten said.
Seniors Dylan West and Sanna Horsley were crowned King and Queen of Viking Days 2012 during Augustana’s “Opening Ceremonies and Coronation Show” Monday at the Elmen Center. View photos from Coronation.
Augustana is part of the multi-institutional team that recently received a Major Research Instrumentation grant from the National Science Foundation. The $692,927 award will fund a high-intensity tunable femtosecond laser.
Six Augustana alumni will be honored for outstanding contributions to their fields of endeavor and for exemplifying the College’s values, including Christian faith, excellence, the liberal arts, community and service at the Blue & Gold Gala during Viking Days in October.