Fred Lawyer ‘76 completed an 18-hour drive to Augustana’s campus to make a donation. He drove a several hundred-pound stone cross country to donate it to Augustana's art department for printmaking — a limited, irreplaceable resource.
Across the country and around the world, Augustana alumni are serving in ministry roles and living out the university's core values of Christian faith and service — from a seminarian in Rome and volunteer in Serbia to a hospital chaplain in Colorado and theatre camp director in Iowa. Alumni have served with organizations such as Athletes in Action, Border Servant Corps, Pan De Vida and Mission to the World.
Augustana University's nursing program within its School of Health Professions is officially endorsed as a Holistic Nursing Program by the American Holistic Nurses Credentialing Corporation (AHNCC) — the only college in South Dakota and one of only 17 schools in the nation to earn this accreditation.
There have been many alumni who have met one another and fallen in love at Augustana, who got married and led successful careers. However, few have accomplished so much apart yet complement one another like James (Jim) ‘72 and Carol (Saltee) ‘71 Oakland.
‘A golden opportunity’: AU Students Named Global Finalists in 2021 Call for Code University Challenge
Augustana students Onajite Taire ‘22 and Gedion Alemayehu ‘22 are part of a team that was named a global finalist for the 2021 Call for Code University Challenge. Taire and Alemayehu, along with two students from Ethiopia and India attending New York University and PSG College of Arts & Science, made up one of AU’s teams. Yeabsira Lemma ‘21, Gideon Kassa ‘21 and Fraol Dechasa ‘22 made up the other. Competing in the global competition was a chance for students to make a tangible contribution to solving the world’s issues.
The School of Music invites the public to join the Augustana University community for its annual Christmas Vespers 2021 Concert “Awake! Awake, and Greet the New Morn,” a celebration of the birth of Christ featuring Augustana’s choirs, orchestra and brass choir.
Augustana is proud to have been recognized with the 2021 Call for Code University Engagement Award — recognizing organizations that have exhibited a deep commitment to Call for Code.