- Associated Press - Tuesday, September 1, 2015

SIOUX FALLS, S.D. (AP) - Augustana College in southeast South Dakota is now Augustana University.

The private school announced its name change Tuesday. The school says the new name speaks of the “breadth of learning” that’s happening at its Sioux Falls campus and reflects the changes the school has undergone to “serve the needs of today’s students” and meet the demands of the workforce.

President Rob Oliver says the school will offer more graduate and continuing education classes and increase its focus on research. The campus will also continue to grow.

A new $35 million science building is under construction and the school has plans for a new 125,000-square-foot student activities center featuring an eight-lane, 200-meter indoor competition track, an expanded fitness center, a retail area and other amenities.


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