Friends of Augustana Music Award Presented to Dennis and Mary Ann Knutson

Dennis and Mary Ann Knutson

The Augustana University Department of Music presented the first “Friends of Augustana Music” award to Dr. Dennis and Mary Ann Knutson in recognition of the couple's longtime philanthropic and artistic support of the musical arts at Augustana. The award was presented at an Augustana choirs and orchestra concert on Sunday, Nov. 1, at the Washington Pavilion.

After Three Decades of Making Students Smile, Albert Wendt Retires

Some people just have that little something — that charisma, that charm, that warmth that makes others remember them despite years past. For anyone who's called Augustana's Solberg Hall home over the last 30 years, that someone could likely be Albert Wendt, the ever-smiling, always happy hall custodian.

After more than 30 years at Augustana, Wendt is retiring next week. An open house in celebration of his service is set for 2 p.m. on Monday, Nov. 2, in the Nelson Service Center. 

Five Alumni Honored at Viking Days

2015 Alumni Achievement Recipients

Five Augustana alumni were honored for outstanding contributions to their fields of endeavor and for exemplifying the University’s values of Christian faith, excellence, the liberal arts, community and service last weeked during Viking Days.

In the News: Alumna Works With Local Students on Art Project

Augustana alumna and artist Bridget Beck

Bridget Beck '00, a professional artist and community collaborator, worked with area students on an art project this week, to coincide with the opening of her exhibit, de la Mancha: Laster Out First: Sculptures and Community Collaborations by Bridget Beck '00, in Augustana's Eide/Dalrymple Gallery. Read more in this Argus Leader story.

Augustana Launches Pedestrian Safety Initiative

In an effort to promote pedestrian safety, the Augustana University Department of Campus Safety is launching Operation S.A.F.E. (Safety Awareness for Everyone) Crossing.