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Jenny Lockhart, a senior English and journalism major from New Underwood, S.D., is the recipient of the 2011 Augustana Covenant Award for Community, an honor given to individuals who have been committed to serving the Augustana community.
“Shallow Waters: The Art of Eleanor Spiess-Ferris,” an exhibition of large-scale paintings and drawings, will be on view March 11 through April 16. An opening reception with the artist will be held from 5 p.m. to 7 p.m. on Friday, March 11. The artist will give a gallery talk at 6 p.m.
Dr. Patrick Hicks, Augustana’s Writer-in-Residence, and David Allan Evans, Poet Laureate of South Dakota, will read and discuss poetry during “An Evening of Poetry with ‘The Guys’,” at 7 p.m. on Thursday, March 3, at Zandbroz Variety in downtown Sioux Falls.
The 37th annual Festival will feature world-famous trumpeter Wayne Bergeron, the Northlanders and 55 bands from area high schools and middle schools. In addition to performing, band members will participate in workshops hosted by Augustana music faculty and guest artists.
In spite of a still-challenged economy, 94 percent of 2010 Augustana graduates have accepted a position related to their major or chosen field. In addition, 25 percent of 2010 grads are now enrolled in graduate programs.
Executive Director of the Arizona Commission on the Arts Bob Booker, class of 1977, spoke about "Why Art Matters" at the Augustana Thought Leader Forum on Thursday, Feb. 24, in Sioux Falls.
Pre-order your limited-edition hardcover memento of Augustana's Sesquicentennial today. The book tells the story of the College's first 150 years through never-before-seen images and interviews with iconic faculty members, administrators and students.
Ecologist Dr. Carter Johnson will discuss “South Dakota’s Prairie Farm: An Experiment in Ecological and Economic Sustainability,” at 7 p.m. on Monday, March 14. Theologian Dr. Michelle Bartel will discuss “Love, Something a Good Deal More Dangerous: The Power of Subversive Ethics,” at 7 p.m. on Monday, March 28.
Today's auditions for music, theatre and visual art scholarships will still be held as scheduled. However, if students are unable to safely travel to Augustana, we ask that you call 605.274.5451 to reschedule your visit. There are two more audition days: Saturday, Feb. 26 and Saturday, March 5.