Inauguration at Augustana
Events celebrating the inauguration of Stephanie Herseth Sandlin as Augustana's 24th president were held September 10-16.
Designed to illustrate the University's core values, inaugural events included a faculty symposium, a service project, worship services, a student research and creativity symposium, gatherings for alumni and community partners, a campus community celebration, the investiture ceremony, and more.
Hundreds gathered on campus and many more took to social media on Friday to celebrate retiring President Rob Oliver and First Lady Angie Oliver on a day proclaimed as #OliverDay.
Graduating senior Jordan Bormann, a biology major from Parkston, South Dakota, will miss Commencement on Saturday because she'll be competing in the NCAA DII National Golf Championship in Findley, Ohio. So, AU officials and faculty and staff from the biology department organized a mini commencement for her on Monday. See photos.
Junior Alex Meyer's set design for the Augustana Theatre's production of "When the World Was Wild and Waste" earned a second-place award at the national Kennedy Center American College Theare Festival.
Senior Emily Kaufman received the "Outstanding Student" award from the Brookhaven National Laboratory for her work during a six-week Summer School in Nuclear and Radiochemistry Program. The award was presented last month at the annual meeting for the National American Chemical Society, held in San Francisco, California. We caught up with Kaufman to learn more about her experiences and her plans for the future.
Augustana senior Katie Romano, a biology major from Cañon City, Colorado, will serve as the senior speaker for the 2017 commencement exercises, set for Saturday, May 20, at the Sioux Falls Arena.
Augustana hosted an open house for the campus community on Wednesday to celebrate the opening of the University’s new Interfaith Reflection Room, located inside Morrison Commons.
Dr. Jennifer Gubbels, associate professor of biology, is the recipient of the 2016-17 Augustana Student Association Faculty Recognition Award. The award recognizes outstanding teaching and contributions to the Augustana community by a faculty member.
Augustana senior Taylor Yocum, a communication-business and interdepartmental major, reflects on his internship with Mud Mile Communications, a Sioux Falls-based marketing and communications firm specializing in video content.