In the News: Aerial Photo of "A-C"

View video by the Argus Leader of the all-campus aerial photo celebrating "Community," one of Augustana's five core values, in honor of Verdier 2012. View photos from the event here. View the official aerial photos here.

Nearly 400 students, faculty and staff participated in the event, part of the week-long celebration that concludes tonight at 7:30 p.m. with the presentation of the 2012 Covenant Awards at Our Savior's Lutheran Church in Sioux Falls. In honor of the 10th anniversary of the award, previous Covenant Award recipients will also be present.


Video: Augustana College Forms "AC" for Flyover
By Jenny Lockhart, Argus Leader

As part of the college's Verdier celebration, the letters "AC" were "boldly proclaimed by the people of Augustana" on the college's campus green.

Verdier, from Norwegian to English, translates to "values; the moral principles and beliefs or accepted standards of a person or community," and Augustana chose that word to name a week-long event celebrating the five-core values that define the institution.

In a celebration of the core value community, the college chose to take the all-campus aerial photo today.

"It was definitely an illustration of community," Augustana Communications and Media Relations Director Kelly Sprecher said. "So many students were excited to be a part of it, and it definitely symbolized what Augustana stands for."