Academy for Seniors

Academy for Seniors

Spring 2015 Series

Join us for year 12 of the Augustana Academy for Seniors.

Theme — Celebrating South Dakota's 125th Year: Written Communication in South Dakota

Schedule:

  • 10 - 10:30 a.m. Chapel
  • 10:40 a.m.  - 12.05 p.m. Lecture: 3-in-1 Room Commons
  • 12:05 - 12:40 p.m. Lunch (provided) and Discussion at Table Groups

Upcoming Speakers

Bill Albrecht, Argus Leader Media

Wednesday, Feb. 18: Bill Albrecht, president and publisher of Argus Leader Media, which is owned by Gannett.

 

 

 

 

Mike Nitz, Augustana

Wednesday, March 25: Professor Mike Nitz, Associate Professor of Communication & Coordinator of Norwegian Programs at Augustana, "Media and Communication: Like Always or Like Never Before"

 

 

 

Bernie Hunhoff, South Dakota Magazine

Wednesday, April 15: Bernie Hunhof, founder and editor-at-large of the South Dakota Magazine and Democratic leader in the South Dakota House of Representatives. Bernie started the magazine in 1985, after working in the newspaper business in South Dakota.

 

 

Registration

Cost is $40 for the semester, which includes lunch. Seating is limited. For more information or to register, please contact the Advancement office at 605.274.5521 or development@augie.edu. Checks may be mailed to: Augustana College, Advancement Office, 2001 S. Summit Ave., Sioux Falls, SD 57197
 

Past Fall 2014 Speakers

Theme: Celebrating South Dakota's 125th Year: Examining Three Companies that Started, Remained and Prospered in South Dakota

 

  • Wednesday, Sept. 17: Frank Kurtenbach, retired vice president for Daktronics, a worldwide leader in designing and manufacturing electronic scoreboards, programmable display systems and large screen video displays.

    audio of presentation of Mr. Kurtenbach (13 Mb)

  • Wednesday, Oct. 15: Michelle Lavalla, Director of Sales and Marketing and Tom Heins, Project Manager for the Applied Technology Dept, both of Raven Industries, a longtime provider of weather balloons and now serving the precision agriculture, high performance specialty films, aerospace and electronic manufacturing servicing markets.
    audio
    of presentation of Ms. Lavalla and Mr. Heins (13 Mb)

Vernon Brown, SDN Communications

Wednesday, Nov. 19: Vernon Brown, vice president of marketing and community relations for SDN Communications, the largest fiber optic network in the region, with 30,000 miles of fiber connecting leading businesses in eight states with communications and security services. 

audio of presentation of Mr.Brown (9 Mb)

 

View previous years' programs: