This spring, Augustana marked the 12th anniversary of the Covenant Award, the honor recognizing students who exemplify the College's five core values: Christian, Liberal Arts, Excellence, Community and Service.
From Norwegian to English, "verdier" translates to "values; the moral principles and beliefs or accepted standards of a person or community."
Verdier 2014 events and Covenant Award recipients:
- Monday, March 31: In an honor to Christian Faith, Ingrid Arneson Rasmussen, class of 2005 delivered a message during worship in the Chapel of Reconciliation and the Covenant Award for Christian Faith was presented to senior Allie Hjerpe.
- Tuesday, April 1: Celebrating the Liberal Arts, Augustana professors Dr. Nathan Grau (Physics), Dr. Darcie Rives-East (English) and Dr. Paul Egland (Biology) presented "Fast Five" presentations and the Covenant Award for Liberal Arts was presented to senior Crystal Ortbahn.
- Wednesday, April 2: Recognizing Excellence, students took on faculty members in the Quiz Bowl following the presentation of the Covenant Award for Excellence, given to senior Andrew Paulson.
- Thursday, April 3: Thursday, April 3: The 2014 Covenant Award for Community was presented to senior Elise Sperling and the campus celebrated those wearing Augustana spirit gear throughout the day.
- Friday, April 4: Lifting up our dedication to Service, the campus community dipped more than 200 dog bones for the Sioux Falls Humane Society followed by the presentation of the Covenant Award for Service to seniors Abby Waylander and Anna Bahnson.
During Verdier 2012, students and faculty/staff gathered on the Campus Green to form a human "A-C" in celebration of the value of Community.