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Augustana University Commencement 2017
Congratulations, Augustana Class of 2017! Take a look back at Commencement.
Augustana Class of 2017 Celebrates Commencement
Augustana honored the Class of 2017 at Commencement on Saturday, May 20. Read a recap of the ceremony and see photos from Commencement weekend.
Faculty, Staff Celebrate Graduating Golfer Ahead of Commencement
An Augustana student-athlete will be at nationals instead of graduation, so the biology department held a ceremony early.
Watch Commencement 2017 Online
Follow the livestream of the ceremony, reflect on your own graduation, and share your advice for the newest Augie alumni using #AugieGrad.
Senior Bound for Harvard Medical School
Chase Marso, quarterback for the Augustana Vikings, was accepted to Harvard earlier this year. Excited as he was about the news, he was also excited about the opportunity to lead the Vikings on the field next fall.
From Augustana to Hollywood and 'The Price is Right'
An Augustana senior heard the call to "come on down!" to an internship at "The Price is Right" thanks to an alumna and the Student Success Center.
In the News: Students, Alumni Surprise Retiring Band Director
Nearly three dozen Augustana alumni surprised retiring Augustana Band Director Dr. Bruce Ammann at his farewell concert April 20.
Celebrate #OliverDay on May 12
Augustana University will celebrate the retirement of 23rd President Rob Oliver and First Lady Angie Oliver with campus-wide activities on Friday, May 12, on a day proclaimed across South Dakota as “Oliver Day.”
Augustana Senior Bound for Film School in NYC
Rising filmmaker Maria Lavelle will study at New York University’s prestigious Tisch School of the Arts next fall.
Augustana Nursing Program Ranked No. 1 in South Dakota
Augustana's nursing program has been ranked the No. 1 program in South Dakota, according to registered nurses themselves.
Boe Forum With Neil deGrasse Tyson Draws Thousands to Campus
Nearly 4,000 people filled the Elmen Center on March 20 to hear acclaimed astrophysicist Neil deGrasse Tyson speak at the 20th Boe Forum on Public Affairs. 
#GiveLikeAViking Breaks Records
Augustana's Giving Day, a 24-hour giving event held on Thursday, March 2, raised $135,968 from 282 donors. 
Donors #GiveLikeAViking in a Day Full of Images, Tweets and Posts
On March 2, Augustana Giving Day brought together the campus community to write thank-you notes to donors, and the global community to give in support of Augustana student scholarships. See how our fans shared their #AugieLove on social media.
Augustana University to Introduce Stephanie Herseth Sandlin as 24th President
Augustana University introduced former congresswoman Stephanie Herseth Sandlin as its 24th president. The appointment marks the first time in Augustana’s 157-year history that a woman will serve as president.
#GiveLikeAViking
You love Augustana. Now’s your chance to share the love. Help a future Viking experience the Augie magic by making a gift in support of student scholarships on Augustana Giving Day, Thursday, March 2.
Alumna Amanda Christensen Receives Milken Educator Award
South Dakota teacher and alumna Amanda (Metzger) Christensen '11 is the recipient of a $25,000 Milken National Educator Award, recognizing her work furthering excellence in education.
In the News: '65 Grad Retires as Chamber's Chief
The Augustana grad who has led the Sioux Falls Area Chamber of Commerce for more than 37 years is retiring. Evan Nolte '65 has served in leadership positions throughout South Dakota and the Midwest.
Alumnus Among Top 40 Under 40 Eye Surgeons Worldwide
Dr. John Berdahl '99 was recently named Top 40 under 40, worldwide, in the field of ophthalmology by Britain's trade journal The Ophthalmologist. 
Two Alumni to be Inducted Into South Dakota Sports Hall of Fame
Mel Antonen '79, national Major League Baseball reporter for USA TODAY for 25 seasons, and basketball great Dana (Nielsen) Honner '93 are two of 10 to be inducted into the SD Sports Hall of Fame in 2017.
CBS News Lists Augustana as Best in South Dakota
Augustana University is the best college in the state of South Dakota, according to an article on cbsnews.com using an analysis by Niche, a Pennsylvania-based data analytics website.
Host an International Student through ELS & Augustana
Augustana University is pleased to partner with ELS Language Centers to offer intensive English programs on campus. ELS is currently seeking host families in Sioux Falls from four weeks to one year.
See the Best Social Media Reactions from #AUGIEvDUKE
Augustana men's basketball opened the 2016-17 season with an exhibition game at Duke University on Friday, Nov. 4.
Construction Set to Begin on New Student Housing Complex
Construction is set to begin on a new $1.8 million student housing complex, to be located on Summit Avenue across the street from the Madsen Center.
Augustana Introduces New Core Curriculum
Augustana professors are teaching an innovative new Core Curriculum, an endeavor University officials say will further distinguish Augustana as a premier institution of higher education.
Neil deGrasse Tyson to Speak at Boe Forum on Public Affairs
Neil deGrasse Tyson, award-winning astrophysicist, author, and host and narrator of FOX’s "Cosmos," will speak at the Boe Forum on Public Affairs, set for 7:30 p.m. on Monday, March 20. This event is SOLD OUT.
Hundreds Attend Froiland Science Complex Dedication
Nearly 500 alumni, friends and members of the campus community turned out Sept. 23 for the official dedication of the Froiland Science Complex, nearly 50 years to the day of the dedication of Augustana's former science facility, the Gilbert Science Center.
President Rob Oliver to Retire After 25 Years of Service to Augustana
Augustana University President Rob Oliver has announced he will retire on July 31, 2017.
Augustana Reports Highest Enrollment in 26 Years
For Fall 2016, Augustana’s enrollment grew 5 percent from last year, marking the University’s highest enrollment since 1990.

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