Former Augustana Regent Al Schock dies at age 89

Al Schock, 89, who served 12 years on the Augustana College Board of Regents, died December 27, 2009, of complications from cancer. Schock’s longtime association with Augustana included gifts of time, leadership, and financial support.

Christmas Giving at Augustana

Students are headed home for the holidays, but prior to the campus shutting down, and while they were preparing for final exams, students and staff took the time to make sure those less fortunate would experience some joy this Christmas.

Alumni in the News

Four alumni from various parts of the country were recently recognized for achievements in their respective careers. Their education at Augustana prepared them for successful careers in coaching, politics, church ministry, and nursing.

Alumna receives Faculty Excellence Award

Alumna Sharlene Georgesen, '86, assistant professor of nursing at Morningside College in Sioux City, Iowa, is one of three Morningside faculty members to receive the 2009 Sharon Walker Faculty Excellence Award.

Twin Cities alumnus joins Augustana Development staff

Stan Krebs, who graduated from Augustana in 1975, has joined the College’s Office of Development as director of major gifts. Krebs will be based in the Twin Cities, working with current donors and cultivating prospective donors.

Nursing Major Earns Opportunity to Study in South Africa

A transition from sprawling open spaces to a teaming city awaits sophomore Lauren Stephens. Stephens will spend next semester studying with the School for International Training’s Community Health and Social Policy Program in Durban, South Africa.

Professor Challenges Students to Combat Poverty

Augustana's Dr. Mike Wanous challenged his Genetics students to compete in raising money to combat poverty in the world. At semester's end, the team that raised the most money would be able to "do whatever they wanted" with Dr. Wanous' hair.

Alumnus Cited as Music Teacher who Makes a Difference

Nate Sletten, Augustana class of 2008, has been cited by School Band and Orchestra (SBO) as an educator who makes a difference. The report states: “With educators such as these among the rank and file, the future of music education is as bright as ever.”

Two Augustana Alums Performing with Professional Choir

Augustana alums Deanna Levsen Wehrspann, class of 1980, and Tami Anderson Hayzlett, class of 1983, auditioned and were selected to sing in the premier performance of the 20-voice chamber choir South Dakota Chorale.

Students’ Research Appears in Physics Publication

Augustana students Russ Averin, Neal Gregerson, and Bethany Jochim are co-authors of a paper published in the January 14, 2010, issue of the Journal of Physics B: Atomic, Molecular, and Optical Physics.