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Pres Sandlin

On Friday, Stephanie Herseth Sandlin was inaugurated as Augustana’s 24th and first female president. She discussed her vision for the university in an interview with the Mirror on Sept. 11.


  The following is an abridged version of a longer interview with  Augustana President Stephanie Herseth Sandlin. The interview took place Sept. 11.

The current strategic plan, Horizons 2019, revolves around brick-mortar projects like the Froiland Science Complex and the Nelsen Apartment Complex. What can we expect in the next strategic plan?

As I mentioned to the campus community before the students came back to campus, we do need to look at resetting the planning process for [the student wellness center].

I now want to ask the committee that was evaluating a potential student activities center to give me a report and allow me to reset the process with them, so we’re looking at that objective but perhaps Continue Reading


AU pays tribute to 9/11 victims

9-11 flags


On September 11, the Augustana Republicans hosted an on campus commemoration for 9/11’s’s 16th year anniversary.

Augustana students and staff remembered the victims and thanked all service men and women for their sacrifices during the attack and every day since.

The ceremony took place in front of the Commons’ building and welcomed passersby with 2,977 American flags scattered on the campus green, each one representing a victim.

The Augustana Republicans’ president, Luke Bartl and his board started organizing  the event after their treasurer, sophomore Corey Albrecht, brought up the idea at the end of last spring  semester. Continue Reading


AU Football, flips switch, lights up week two



The boys broke even.

Augustana football kicked off the year with a 1-1 record, falling to Minnesota State University 38-7 in week one, but returning reenergized in week two against Minot State for a 28-20 win.

Ten experienced defensive linemen return to the field from a successful 2016 season in which the Vikings went 8-3, tying for third overall in the NSIC.

Three starters from the offensive line also return to play alongside new starting quarterback Ryan Rubley, a transfer student from the University of Tulsa. Continue Reading