Augustana University will introduce former congresswoman Stephanie Herseth Sandlin as its 24th president at a news conference at 10 a.m. on Thursday, Feb. 23, in the Edith Mortenson Center Theatre. The appointment, made by the Augustana Board of Trustees following an extensive national search, marks the first time in Augustana’s 157-year history that a woman will serve as president.
Hundreds of Augustana students who spent time on Wednesday meeting with area employers, volunteer organizations, campus groups, and study abroad agencies at the 2017 Augustana Experience Expo. Held in the Elmen Center, the event was sponsored by Augustana's Student Success Center, the Augustana Student Association, the International Programs Office and the Center for Campus Life.
The Augustana Student Success Center is hosting an Experience Expo from 1-4 p.m. on Wednesday, Feb. 14, in the Elmen Center. Students will have the opportunity to learn about study abroad, volunteerism, on-campus employment and leadership opportunities. Attendees will also have a chance to visit with more than 50 area employers about internship and career opportunities.
Jessica Ruf and Tia McKillip, both of Sioux Falls, have been named the 2017 Augustana Peace Scholars.
Augustana University's Peace Scholars Selection Committee today announced the finalists for the 2017 Peace Scholarship, a prestigious honor that features a seven-week study at the University of Oslo's International Summer School (ISS) in Norway, June 18 through Aug. 4. The 2017 Peace Scholars will be announced during this week's Rendezvous, beginning at 3 p.m. on Friday, Feb. 10, in the Back Alley, located inside Morrison Commons.
In celebration of Black History Month, Augustana's Ethiopian Student Association and African Students Union will present the film "The Diaspora Journal," a story about a second-generation American experiencing a day in the life of locals in Ethiopia while discovering identity, freedom and hope.
Three Augustana theatre productions recently earned regional honors from the Kennedy Center American College Theater Festival, a national theater program involving 20,000 students from colleges and universities nationwide. In addition, a number of Augustana students and faculty members also received awards for playwriting, scenic design, acting and presenting.
The video series developed to share the story of Augustana's 2016 DII national basketball championship has earned top honors from the W3 Award, an organization that honors and celebrates creative excellence on the web with judging by the Academy of Interactive and Visual Arts.