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Augustana welcomes 553 freshmen to campus

Freshman enrollment this fall was the second largest in Augustana’s history, with 553 total incoming freshmen joining Augustana’s campus.  As campus infrastructure grows with new residence halls and renovations to existing buildings, enrollment is pushing to bring in even more students in the future. As part of the Viking Bold strategic plan, the goal is…

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Neuroscience minor available to students

Anna Bauman and Sean Lemke didn’t plan to study neuroscience. Now, both Augustana seniors have almost completed a neuroscience minor.  The two were introduced to the field as freshmen. Bauman took a neuroscience-themed FYS course and became fascinated with the study. She later enrolled in Neurophysiology and continued to join more classes related to the…

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Campus green improvements continue

The campus green will continue to see improvements this academic year after beginning renovations this past spring and summer. The future plan for the green is centered around multipurpose use with a significant emphasis on recreational services. Renovations of the green began back in April 2022. In order to create an open area, numerous trees…

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New freshman ASA senators share goals

The fall Augustana Student Association elections have concluded with four elected freshman senators, including Susana Gebrekidan, Abbey Allen and Emma Powers. These senators share their goals and expectations for ASA in the 2022-2023 school year.  Susanan Gebrekidan Hometown: Sioux Falls, S.D. Why did you run for ASA? I wanted to run for ASA because I…

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DPT program classes to begin this summer with first graduating class expected in 2025

Students can graduate as soon as 2025 with a Doctorate of Physical Therapy, the first doctoral degree offered by Augustana.  The first students, 20 of whom have already accepted their admissions offers, will start hybrid classes and labs in June of 2023.  After approval by the higher learning commission and the Minnesota Board of Higher…

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Majors and departments grow with arrival of incoming freshmen

Augustana University welcomed one of its largest incoming classes of undergraduate students this fall with 553 new students, including a total of 92 international students, a new record for the university.  The increase in the number of incoming students has led to significant growth in some departments. The business department saw a nearly 50% increase…

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Choir program undergoes changes

The university choirs will transition from three groups to two larger choirs this fall, with new directors for each. After the establishment of the School of Music in 2020, the department decided on a three-prong leadership structure, which would include a dean and two directors. Dean Peter Folliard accepted Provost and Executive Vice President Colin…

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Alhasnawi, Arega to be next year’s ASA president, VP

Students will elect student body leaders this week, including a new Augustana Student Association president and vice president.  Juniors Sara Alhasnawi and Tsegab Arega are the only ticket running for the positions, with Alhasnawi as president and Arega as vice president. Both have served in ASA the last two years. This year, Arega was a…

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Administration approves new brewing minor

A brewing and fermentation minor that involves collaboration with local breweries will be available for students next fall.  Professors Stephanie Bruggeman and Cory Conover have been working to start the minor on campus.  Originally, Bruggeman had planned a farm-to-table class but instead started teaching the class BIOL 216, Beer, Bread and Brie: Preserving the Planet.…

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