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Sesquicentennial Gala to Feature 'Harmonica Virtuoso' Noah Hoehn

Dubbed a "musical scientist" and the "one-man-band," award-winning musician Noah Hoehn, '02, will perform with the Augustana Percussion Ensemble, at The Spark, the gala event to celebrate Augustana at 150, on Saturday, April 16. The event will also feature the Hegg Brothers' Band, the Northlander's Jazz Band, the Augustana Faculty String Quartet and soloist Rachael Hoogendoorn, '11.

Five Alumnae Nominated for YWCA Awards

Five Augustana alumnae are among 44 nominees for the 38th annual YWCA Tribute to Women Awards, an honor recognizing women who are role models in their respective fields. The Tribute to Women Awards Celebration is set for Thursday, March 24, at the Washington Pavilion.

Choir, Orchestra to Present Palm Sunday Concert

The Augustana Choir and the Augustana College & Community Orchestra will present a special Palm Sunday performance featuring Howard Hanson’s “Romantic” Symphony and Gabriel Fauré’s Requiem at 4 p.m. on Sunday, April 17, at Our Savior’s Lutheran Church.

'Dido and Aeneas' Opera Theatre Set for March 31- April 2

A 24-member student cast will present the iconic love story of “Dido and Aeneas,” the fantastical, Baroque opera by renowned composer Henry Purcell. Performances will begin at 7:30 p.m. March 31-April 2, at the Edith Mortenson Center Theatre.

Forum to Discuss 'Discovery of Soul Through Service'

She went there to teach young women the skills they need to be independent. But at Rwanda's Akilah Institute for Women, Monique Schmidt, '98, is the one learning – about strength, perseverance and determination. She will share her experiences at the Augustana Thought Leader Forum on Friday, April 8.

Three Selected to Sing at National Choir Convention in Chicago

Students Maren Engel, Abby Trei and Ariana Groen were among 300 singers who were selected from more than 1,200 national auditions to perform in the Collegiate Women's Honor Choir at the 2011 National American Choir Director's Association (ACDA) convention in Chicago.

Students Set to Recount J-Term 'Course in Adventure'

Their J-Term course, “Colorado Back Country Adventure,” taught them the ultimate decision-making and survival skills, leadership methods and terrain management. On Tuesday, three students will discuss their experiences in the back country during a presentation at 7:15 p.m. in the Back Alley.

Oliver: 'Sacrificing Now for Kids, Schools, Will Pay Off Later'

In an editorial, Augustana president says, "...investing in education is the best means for developing an appreciation for complexity. Education is our best means for developing solutions to complex problems. ... I believe that what is needed from all of us ... is a bold call for collective sacrifice."

IN THE NEWS: Augustana Students Take Over Classrooms

On Thursday, 20 students participated in a teacher exchange, managing classrooms at Harrisburg High School while Harrisburg teachers attended a professional development course. The opportunity provided for valuable, real-world experience for Augustana education majors.

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