Former Augustana president Dr. Lloyd Svendsbye died on Sunday, March 2, in Edina, Minn. He was 83. Svendsbye served the College as its 19th president from 1987-1992. Memorial services are planned for March 13-14 in Edina, Minn.
Carryn Kennedy, Spencer Kruse, MIchelle Ritter and Sarah Stevens were named winners of the 2014 Concerto-Aria competition, held on Sunday in the Humanities Center. They will perform with the Augustana Orchestra in the annual Concerto-Aria concert, set for 7:30 p.m. on Friday, May 9, at the Harrisburg Performing Arts Center.
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The interior of the Sioux Falls Arena will be transformed into the new home for Viking basketball and will feature various amenities for fans including, more than 3,500 chairback seats and more than 4,400 parking spaces.
Set for Thursday, Aug. 7, the one-day conference will feature keynote speaker Dr. Martin E. Marty, one of today's most prominent and articulate scholars of religion and culture. Hosted by Augustana, the Good Samaritan Society and the South Dakota Synod of the ELCA.
Juniors Aimée Fisher and Eric Herst have been named the 2014 Augustana Peace Scholars. The two will receive a seven-week academic experience in Norway designed to deepen their understanding of the central issues and theories related to peace, justice, democracy, and human rights.
Students in Dr. Reynold Nesiba's J-Term course, "The Political Economy of Thailand," got a firsthand glimpse of the power of political demonstrations during their time in the country last month. Dr. Nesiba shared reflections from the group's time in Thailand with SDPB's Dakota Midday.
Juniors Christian Einertson, Ellen Ferry, Aimée Fisher, Eric Herst and Erin Williams have been named finalists for the 2014 Peace Scholarship, a prestigious honor featuring a seven-week study at the University of Oslo's International Summer School. The two recipients will be announced on Thursday, Feb. 20.
After surveying alumni and friends following Viking Days 2013, Augustana has announced its decision to move the date of Viking Days 2014 from the previously scheduled Oct. 31-Nov. 2 to Sept. 26-28. More details about this weekend, including plans for an All-Class Reunion recognizing the classes ending in 4 and 9, will be announced soon.
Student members of Angelus (Augustana's women's choir) and the Collegiate Chorale will participate in a performance of Robert Harris' "Gloria" as part of the DCINY Concert Series in Lincoln Center's Alice Tully Hall on Saturday, May 10, in New York City.