Augustana has finished third in the 2010-11 Learfield Sports Directors' Cup standings, a program best and the year's highest finish for an NSIC institution. During the 2010-11 season, the College also won the U.S. Bank/NSIC All-Sports Award and captured seven conference crowns.
The summer issue of The Augustana, the magazine for alumni and friends of the College, features the work of alumni, students and faculty who are paving new frontiers in science, medicine and research, including 1978 grads Dr. Tom Braithwaite and Dr. Patrick Casey.
Thanks to a new Service Learning grant, 30 Augustana education majors who volunteer to conduct their student teaching in high-needs classrooms will now be eligible to receive a $2,000 voucher good toward their outstanding student loans or graduate school.
Dr. Ivan Fuller, professor of theatre and chair of Augustana's Performing and Visual Arts Department, has been named Associate Dean of the School of Fine and Performing Arts at Rider University. In his new role, Fuller will also serve as Chair of Rider’s Department of Theater, Music Theater and Dance.
The chancel facade at the new Gloria Dei Lutheran Church in Sioux Falls features a 24-panel ecclesiastical stained-glass design, created by Augustana's Scott Parsons, assistant professor of art. "It is .. my hope that this design will resonate with each viewer as a celebratory offering of thanksgiving for all that God has given to us," Parsons has said.
With the rain crashing down and water gushing through the streets, Larry Kraemer and Kent Wilson raced to rescue a man trapped in his car near the Elmen Center yesterday afternoon.
Called a "guiding light for the Art Department and for Augustana College," Robert Aldern, professor emeritus of Art, former department chair and Artist-in-Residence, died on Saturday, June 11. He was 82. A memorial service will be held at 2 p.m. on Saturday, June 18, at Our Savior's Lutheran Church.
“Today we celebrate the leadership and generosity of Kent and Judy Morstad, two of our own whose fond memories of their time at Augustana and their love of athletics inspired them to give back ... We are deeply grateful for this gift,” said Rob Oliver, president of the College.
“In his 19 years at Augustana, Dr. Johnson made significant contributions to the College and its Music Department. Most importantly though, his leadership impacted thousands of students whose spiritual growth he helped foster through song," said Rob Oliver, president of the College.
“A Harvest of Words: Contemporary South Dakota Poetry,” the anthology edited by Dr. Patrick Hicks, Augustana's Writer-in-Residence, and published by the Center for Western Studies, has been named a finalist for a High Plains Book Award. Hicks will read from the book at the annual CWS June Event, "Song and Poetry of the Great Plains," set for Tuesday, June 14.