CWS to Celebrate Its Founding in 2019 and 2020
With the launch of the 2019 membership campaign, the Center for Western Studies has begun observing its "double anniversary" years: 2019 marks 55 years since Herbert Krause founded CWS in 1964, and 2020 marks 50 years since the Board of Regents of the Augustana College Association officially established CWS.
Written by Vice President of Development Tom Kilian and presented by President Charles Balcer, the resolution establishing the Center for Western Studies as a program of Augustana follows:
"WHEREAS, the Center for Western Studies was founded in 1964 under the leadership of Professor Herbert Krause...NOW THEREFORE BE IT RESOLVED, that the Center for Western Studies be expanded as an integral part of Augustana College, to be administered under the office of the president, as a study, research and educational resource agency committed to service to the region surrounding the College as well as to the campus itself."
In preparation for the Center's two years of celebration, the Board and Council commissioned a double anniversary logo and a new CWS silver pin. The logo was designed under the direction of National Advisory Council member Christel Gollnick, a former CWS intern and founder and president of JUPER Communications, LLC, of Kansas City. The silver pin was designed by Lakota artist Paul Szabo, an enrolled member of the Rosebud Sioux Tribe, and is available for sale in the CWS Gift Shop.
Further preparations include the approval last year of the Strategic Plan 2020. The plan calls for the development of several "Big Ideas" to move CWS into its second half-century.
- Move from the current $9.5 million endowment to $10 million
- Emphasize public affairs programs, possibly developing a public affairs institute
- Position CWS for the changing cultural scene in the Sioux Falls area
- Develop a partnership with another western studies center farther west