Augustana University In The News

News coverage of the announcement of Augustana University

As the name change from Augustana College to Augustana University was officially announced on Tuesday, Sept. 1, area news organizations covered the story:


Augustana Officially Switches to University
— By Matt Holsen, KELO-TV (CBS)

Say hello to Augie U. It's news worthy of a freshman high five.

"There's never been a day like today because today, Augustana College officially becomes Augustana University," Oliver said.

With more than 1,800 students and a growing number of programs, President Rob Oliver says the new name better represents the school's future.

Read and watch the full story from KELO-TV.


Augustana College Officially Changes Name to Augustana University
— By Tess Hedrick, KSFY-TV (ABC)

It's official: Augustana College is now Augustana University.

Several school officials, including university president Rob Oliver, made the change official at an announcement ceremony Tuesday morning.

Read and watch the full story from KSFY-TV.


"We Are Still Augie"; Augustana Makes the Switch to University
— By Rachel Skytta, KDLT-TV (NBC)

Hundreds of Augustana students, alumni, faculty and staff came out to celebrate the official start of Augustana University Tuesday morning.

News of the name change broke more than a week earlier.

"It's my pleasure to be the first to welcome you to Augustana Univeristy," said President Rob Oliver.

Read and watch the full story from KDLT-TV.


Augustana Changes Name to University
— By Erin Mairose, South Dakota Public Broadcasting
Augustana College in Sioux Falls is receiving a name change. The private liberal arts institution gathered Tuesday to officially unveil its new name as a university.

Read and listen to the full story from SDPB.


Augustana University: More Than a Name Change
— By Patrick Anderson, Argus Leader

A Sioux Falls higher education institution has big growth plans as residents welcome Augustana University to the community.

Augustana officials announced plans Tuesday to expand student offerings and add facilities, including a 125,000-square-foot student activities center, as they bid farewell to Augustana College and adopted the new name.

Read the full story from the Argus Leader.


Augustana College No Longer
— By Sarah Kocher, The Augustana Mirror

Name change marks beginning of 2015-2016 academic year.

Read the full story from the Mirror.


Dakota Midday: Augustana University President Rob Oliver
— By Karl Gehrke, Dakota Midday on SDPB Radio
Augustana College is now Augustana University. The name change was made official during ceremonies yesterday at the Sioux Falls institution’s Kirkeby-Over Stadium. Augustana is a private, liberal arts college founded in 1860. It first opened in Sioux Falls as the Lutheran Normal School in 1889. It has around 1,800 full and part-time students. Augustana University President Rob Oliver joined Dakota Midday and discussed the name change.

Listen to the full story from SDPB Radio.


Augustana Students Return for New Era
— By Brittany Larson, KELO-TV (CBS)

Augustana University is where freshman Emily Delzer will be for the next four years.

"I just had that feeling like this is my second home and I feel comfortable here and I want to go here," Delzer said.

It's an exciting time for the graduating class of 2019. Monday marks the beginning of the pursuit to accomplish their career goals.

The school formally introduced its new name on Tuesday. President Rob Oliver also announced plans to build a new 125,000-square-foot student activities center with an indoor track and a fitness center.

Read and watch the full story on KELO-TV.