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In the News: Augustana Grad is S.D. Town's Only M.D.
Dr. Megan (Juran) Smith '07 is from the small West River town of Burke, South Dakota — and thanks to her, it's a town that has a medical doctor for the first time in 15 years.
#TourDeHashie: Why a Giant Hashtag Took Over Augie Alumni Social Media
Our website provider, iModules, sent "Hashie" to client colleges and universities ahead of its annual user conference, and staff from the Augustana Advancement Office got to show him around.
In the News: Giving the Gift of Music
Justin Ehrman '92 founded Compassion Song to provide music education for families who otherwise couldn't afford it. He recently spoke to KDLT News about his organization's summer workshops.
'02 Alumna Named Associate College Pastor at St. Olaf
Katherine (Seedorf) Fick '02 has been called to serve as associate college pastor at St. Olaf College. She will begin working with the St. Olaf Student Congregation Friday, Aug. 1.
Study Abroad Inspires Alumna’s International Education Career
Maren Peterson ’11 is finishing up a year-long assignment at American Pacific International School in Chiang Mai, Thailand — a job she found from a referral by Dr. Reynold Nesiba at Augustana.
In the News: Physician Focuses on Eliminating Patients' Pain
Dr. James T. Brunz '94 is a pain medicine physician at Orthopedic Institute in Sioux Falls. As a fellowship trained intervention pain physician he has extensive experience in neuromodulation therapy.
New Dean at UW-Eau Claire is '89 Alumna
Dr. Carmen Manning, a 1989 Augustana graduate, has been named the next dean of the College of Education and Human Sciences at the University of Wisconsin-Eau Claire following a national search.
In the News: IT Project Manager Mixes Communicating, Coding
Jill (Schneider) McManus '00 has crafted a career in software development and project management. She's now a senior information technology project manager at CNA Surety in Sioux Falls.
In the News: Training Eyes for Learning
Dr. Jeff Oakland '02 is running a growing vision therapy business in Sioux Falls. Earlier this year, he moved his business, the Center for Visual Learning, from Dakota Vision Center into its own space.
Class of 2014 Celebrates Commencement
They are the change-makers and problem-solvers of tomorrow – nearly 400 young men and women from throughout the U.S. and around the world who together make up the Augustana class of 2014. See photos and videos of the newest alumni.
In the News: 2002 Grad is Brandon Valley Teacher of the Year
High school English teacher Matt Christensen '02, selected as the 2014 Brandon Valley Teacher of the Year, gives his students extra credit opportunities utilizing art. He's pictured with one of those projects.
Teaching and Learning in West Africa
Catch up with Sarah Mason ’08, head teacher of grades four and five at Arc-en-Ciel Ecole International school in Togo, West Africa.
Augustana Offers On-Demand, Continuing Ed Workshops
New at Augustana for Summer 2014 are on-demand, continuing education courses that can be taken online at your convenience over a two-week period for undergraduate or graduate credit.
Living with Cystic Fibrosis, Alumna Uses Blog to Educate, Inspire
Ashley Ballou-Bonnema ’09, who blogs at “Breathe Bravely,” will have friends and family walking together in the Great Strides Cystic Fibrosis Foundation walk on Saturday, May 31, in Sioux Falls.
Follow the Vikings in Post-Season Play
Congratulations to Augustana Softball, Augustana Baseball and Augustana women's golfers who will compete in NCAA championships.
Memorial Service Set for Dr. Art Olsen
Dr. Arthur (Art) Olsen, professor emeritus of philosophy and religion and former provost, passed away on Sunday, May 4. Olsen served Augustana for more than 40 years and remained a dedicated advocate for the College even after his retirement.
Watch Commencement 2014 Live on Our Webcast
Celebrate the Class of 2014 through the Commencement webcast, starting at 2 p.m. Saturday, May 24. This year's ceremony features a keynote address by Dr. Gene Hoyme '72.
Augustana Remembers Dr. Tom Kilian '49
Dr. Thomas Kilian, Augustana class of 1949, educator, author, co-founder of the Center for Western Studies and founder of Kilian Community College, passed away on Saturday, April 26. He served Augustana from 1952 to 1982 in Public Relations, Admission, and Development.
Tour China with the Augustana Band
The Augustana Band has made it a practice to travel overseas during the January term once every four years. You are invited to join the band in 2015 when it returns to the fascinating People's Republic of China!
Augustana Mourns Loss of Cathy Lindamood
Cathy Lindamood, Augustana's assistant director of Study Abroad, passed away on Sunday, April 20, following a courageous battle with cancer. A memorial service was held at Augustana's Chapel of Reconciliation.
Augie Alumni Nominated for Tribute to Women Awards
Nine Augustana alumni are among the 50 women leaders who were recognized Thursday, April 24, at EmBe's Tribute to Women awards. Originally established in 1974 as the Leader Luncheon, the annual tribute has become Sioux Falls' top celebration of local leadership.
In the News: Minnesota Parks Chief Touts Legacy Funding
Courtland Nelson '72 retires April 21 as director of the Parks and Trails Division of the Minnesota Department of Natural Resources. The extra sales tax money under the 2008 Legacy Amendment is a major reason the Forest Lake native rates the state's parks and trails system in better shape than when he took the job in 2004. Read more from the Rochester Post-Bulletin.
'77 Grad is a Speaker at SD Youth Leadership Conference
Leadership coach Rich Chapman '77 will join U.S. Representative Kristi Noem, U.S. Rep. Aaron Schock and two-time WNBA champion Olympia Scott to teach hundreds of South Dakota students about the power of positive leadership at the 2014 Lead Now! Youth Leadership Conference on Tuesday, April 15, in the Elmen Center on the Augustana campus.
Boston Marathon will have Augustana Alumni Ties
One year after tragedy struck the Boston Marathon, an Augustana alumna is preparing to run the 26-mile course as part of her bucket list. On Monday, April 21, Amy Young Barr ’95 (pictured, right) will don runner’s bib No. 20926 and run in the 2014 Boston Marathon.
Preview Plans for the Froiland Science Complex
The new 125,000-square-foot Froiland Science Complex will feature space for hands-on research and discovery, open areas for student-faculty collaboration, and glass-enclosed laboratories designed to place science on display.
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