Braithwaite named recipient of prestigious Elite 88 award

Matt Braithwaite, senior, is the recipient of the Elite 88 award for men's cross country, presented (for each of the NCAA's 88 championships) to the student-athlete with the highest cumulative grade-point average.

Aldrich tabbed Region 5 Coach of the Year

Head football coach Mike Aldrich has been named the Region 5 Coach of the Year in NCAA Division II, as voted on by members of the American Football Coaches Association. Aldrich's first year as head coach of the Vikings will go down as the most successful season in school history.

Watch Live Coverage of Historic Viking Playoff Game

In their first-ever NCAA quarterfinal appearance, the No. 2 seed Vikings (11-1) will battle the No. 1 seed Minnesota Duluth Bulldogs (12-0) for a spot in the NCAA Division II semifinals at Noon on Saturday, Dec. 4, at James A. Malosky Stadium. Watch live streaming video of the game at

Author to Discuss '(re)Defining Borders' at Annual Luncheon

In celebration of its 40th anniversary, the Center for Western Studies will host its annual Members and Friends Christmas Luncheon on Saturday, Dec.11. Dr. Patrick Hicks, Augustana’s Writer-in-Residence, will present “Harvesting Words, (re)Defining Borders and the Making of a Book.”

Exhibit Features Rare Works by Borglum, Howe, Dunn and Others

The “40th Anniversary Exhibition: Art from the CWS Collection” displays a wide range of artists, media, styles and genres, including a rare painting by Mt. Rushmore sculptor Gutzon Borglum. The exhibit runs through Saturday, Feb. 26, at the Center for Western Studies.

Alumni to Perform at Historic Fitzgerald Theater in St. Paul

With shaved heads, Steely Dan covers and a passion for making good music, brothers Jeremy Hegg, '94 and Jon Hegg, '99, are making a mark on the local live music scene. Next up, they'll debut their "Holiday Jam with the Hegg Brothers" at the historic Fitzgerald Theater in St. Paul, Minn., in honor of the Sesquicentennial.

Augustana Football Featured on 'Life to the Max'

"Vikings of the South," a recent feature on Lifetouch Media's Life to the Max program, chronicles the Augustana football team's visit to Shriners Hospital for Children and includes vintage footage and interviews with present and former players and coaches.

Vespers Returns to Campus to Feature 'Song of Luke'

In honor of Augustana's Sesquicentennial, Christmas Vespers will return to campus for the first time in decades. The musical worship services, featuring the Augustana Choir, faculty and members of the South Dakota Symphony, and Cyprian Consiglio, will be held Dec. 3-4 in the Chapel of Reconciliation.