|Motto||Verbum Dei manet in aeternum|
Motto in English
|The Word of God endures forever|
|Affiliation||Evangelical Lutheran Church in America|
|Endowment||USD $67 million (2016)|
|President||Stephanie Herseth Sandlin|
|Vice-president||Dr. Colin Irvine|
100 acres (40 ha)
|Colors||Navy blue and gold|
|Athletics||Baseball, Basketball, Football, Soccer, Tennis, Volleyball, Softball, Golf, Wrestling, Track and Field, Cross Country, Swimming, etc.|
|NCAA Division II – NSIC|
|Mascot||Ole the Viking|
Augustana University is a private, liberal arts college affiliated with the Evangelical Lutheran Church in America. The school is in Sioux Falls, South Dakota, United States. The 100-acre (40 ha) campus makes the school the largest private university in South Dakota. Some people call the college “Augie.”
It was first called "The Lutheran Normal School". It was started for the purpose of educating teachers. In 1918, the college got its current name after joining with Augustana College in Canton. This happened because synod officials worried about having enough money to run two institutions so close together. The schools were only 20 miles (32 km) apart. The college claims its founding as 1860, the same as its sister-school (which shares the same name) in Rock Island, Illinois. Augustana gets its name from the Confessio Augustana, the Latin name for the Augsburg Confession of 1530.
Augustana regularly gets high rankings among other Midwestern schools. Publications such as The Princeton Review named Augustana a "Best Midwestern College" and U.S. News & World Report listed Augustana as a "Best Buy" in 2009. U.S. News & World Report has listed the school a top tier baccalaureate college in the Midwest for 13 years in a row, with Augustana placing third as of 2009. It got this ranking again in 2010.
References[change | change source]
- Augustana History. Augustana College. Retrieved on July 8, 2009.
- "Augustana University". US News and World Report. Retrieved Jan 29, 2017.
- "Welcome to Augustana". www.augie.edu. Retrieved January 29, 2017.
- "Dr. Colin Irvine Named Senior Vice President for Academic Affairs, Dean of the University". www.augie.edu. March 12, 2018. Retrieved March 20, 2019.
- "Mark Blackburn, Dean of Students". www.augie.edu. Retrieved March 20, 2019.
- "Quick Facts". Augustana University. Retrieved August 22, 2015.
- "Quick Facts". Augustana University. Retrieved September 28, 2017.
- "Doing Business in South Dakota (Public Universities)". Governor's Office of Economic Development. Retrieved 2007-11-26.
- Augustana Academics. Augustana College. Retrieved on July 9, 2009.
Other websites[change | change source]
|Wikimedia Commons has media related to Augustana College (South Dakota).|
- Augustana College, official website
- Augustana Choir
- Augustana Computer Organization
- KAUR FM, Minnesota Public Radio's talk radio station (owned in name by Augustana College).
- Augustana Pre-Med Club
- The Mirror, Augustana's student newspaper
- Augustana College Theatre Company
- Circle K, Circle K International-Augustana chapter
- ACSJ Augustana Coalition for Social Justice Blog
- Mikkelsen Library
- Hillsboro Academy, Historical Society of Montgomery County Illinois