Dr. Robert E. Wright, acclaimed writer and economic historian, has accepted the appointment as Nef Family Chair of Political Economy. Dr. Wright currently serves as Clinical Associate Professor of Economics at the Stern School of Business, New York University.
Amy Hulstein, a junior from Sioux Center, IA, is the recipient of the 2009 Augustana Library Associates Research Award. Her winning paper is entitled “In the Steps of a Soldier: Captured at the Bulge.”
On May 21, research work completed by current and former Augustana students will be delivered at an invited talk at the American Physical Society (APS) Division of Atomic, Molecular, and Optical Physics (DAMOP) meeting in Charlottesville, VA.
Mark Hecht, Director of Recreational Services at Augustana College, received a Regional Award of Merit from the National Intramural-Recreational Sports Association (NIRSA) for outstanding contributions made on a regional and statewide basis.
Sioux Falls Mayor Dave Munson has proclaimed May 14, 2009, as Augustana College and Community Band Day. Twenty-five people attended the first rehearsal in the fall of 1989. Today, there are more than 100 members.
Twenty-seven pastors and other ministry professionals from across South Dakota met at Augustana for the first large group gathering of Together in Ministry South Dakota (TiM) last week.
On Tuesday, May 5, Dr. David Scott will give two lectures on Indian Philosophy. Dr. Scott taught philosophy in Bangalore, India for 40 years and is the author of a number of books and articles on Indian thought.