The Augustana
A magazine for alumni and friends
  • 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.

  • Council for Exceptional Children Honors Augustana Senior

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    Augustana senior Kelsey Erickson is the recipient of the 2010 Council for Exceptional Children (CEC) Graduation Award-Undergraduate. Erickson will receive a certificate of recognition and a cash award at the CEC Convention & Expo in Nashville, Tenn.

  • French Club Selling Beads to Support Rwanda Project

    Members of Augustana’s French Club, Le Cercle Français, will be selling Mardi Gras beads February 15 and 16, with proceeds going to Project Akilah, a new leadership school in Rwanda. Monique Schmidt, class of 1998, is the program director for The Akilah Institute.

  • Ninety-Three Percent of 2009 Class Accepts Employment

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    Despite a sagging job market resulting from the economic downturn, 93 percent of Augustana’s graduating class of 2009 seeking employment reported accepting a position related to their major or chosen field.

  • Augustana Improv Group Celebrates 10th Anniversary

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    Formed in 2000 by Augustana Theatre professor Dr. Julia Bennett, Brand Name Improv (BNi) offers quality, audience friendly performance at the College and in the region as well as coursework, workshops, and celebrations of the art and craft of improvisation.

  • Augustana Community Providing School Kits for Haitian Children


    Beginning Thursday, February 4, the Augustana community will be preparing school kits to be sent to children in earthquake-ravaged Haiti. Collection boxes for the school supplies have been placed in many buildings throughout the Augustana campus.

  • Professor Wright’s Book Receives National Recognition

    Augustana Professor Robert E. Wright's book, One Nation Under Debt: Hamilton, Jefferson, and the History of What We Owe has been selected as one of the National Chamber Foundation’s (NCF) Books That Drive the Free Enterprise Debate.

  • Alumnus is Noted Expert on Terrorism

    As a senior consultant to the U.S. government, alumnus Dr. Jarret Brachman is a noted expert on terrorism. Dr. Brachman studied government/international affairs at Augustana and graduated magna cum laude in 2000.

  • Alumnus receives South Dakota Retailer of the Year Award


    Augustana alumnus Kevin Nyberg, class of 1979, and his father, Roy, are the recipients of the 2010 South Dakota Retailer of the Year Award. They were chosen for their vision, commitment to outstanding customer service, and extensive involvement in civic and community activities.

  • Omaha sophomore receives Air Force ROTC scholarship


    Augustana sophomore Ryan Schuetz (Omaha, NE) has been awarded an Air Force Reserve Officers’ Training Corps (AFROTC) scholarship going toward tuition/fees, a monthly stipend, and a book allowance. Schuetz is majoring in Government/International Affairs.

  • Alumna Wins Metropolitan Opera District Competition


    Augustana alumna Alyssa Nance, class of 2008, won the Nebraska District of the Metropolitan Opera National Council Auditions held Saturday in Lincoln. She advances to the Upper Midwest Region Finals to be held February 6 in St. Paul, Minn.

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