Members of the Augustana faculty were honored for their excellence in teaching, committment to research and dedication to providing global perspectives at Commencement on Saturday, May 19, and at the close of the 2011-12 academic year.
Dr. Adrien Hannus, professor of anthropology and director of the Archeology Laboratory at Augustana, will participate in the second season of "Time Team America," a science-reality series from PBS that sends archaeologists on a race against time to excavate historic sites around the nation.
Works by 14 student authors and artists are featured in Venture 2012, Augustana's literary and artistic magazine. Copies of the magazine are $10 and are available at the Mikkelsen Library's circulation desk.
Three-hundred and forty-six students will participate in the commencement ceremony honoring the class of 2012, set for 2 p.m. on Saturday, May 19, at the Sioux Falls Arena. Doors will open at 1 p.m. for seating.
Read Argus Leader Columnist Jill Callison's piece on Professor Emeritus V.R. Nelson.
Dr. Margaret Preston, associate professor and chair of the History Department, is the recipient of the Augustana Student Association (ASA) 2011-2012 Faculty Recognition Award. The award recognizes outstanding teaching and contributions to the Augustana community by a faculty member.
Thanks to a donation from members of the Sioux Falls business community, student members of the Augustana Business Club will have a chance to participate in a Q&A with legendary investor Warren Buffett. The students will be attending Berkshire Hathaway's Annual Shareholder's Meeting this weekend in Omaha, Neb.
Augustana students Carly Blankenfeld, Madison Hults and Elisabeth Jorde have been inducted into the Mu Alpha chapter of Pi Delta Phi, the National French Honor Society.
Long-time professor of Physics and Aeronautics Dr. V. Ronald Nelson, class of 1944, passed away on Saturday, April 28. He was 91. Funeral services will begin at 11 a.m. on Wednesday, May 2, at First Lutheran Church, 327 S. Dakota Ave., in Sioux Falls.
Senior art major Allison Henke has been awarded the prestigious Harold Spitznagel Medal for Achievement in Art, the highest award presented by the Augustana Art Department to student-artists who demonstrate the highest standards of excellence in all their artistic endeavors throughout their Augustana careers.