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Alumni Involved in Creating "We Are The World" Web Site

Michael Lehmkuhl, Augustana class of ’97, and Stefan Hartwig, class of '99, partners at the Sioux Falls web development firm Electric Pulp, recently built the new “We Are The World” web site that premiered during the opening ceremonies of the 2010 Winter Olympic Games.

Dr. Harry Thompson Named CWS Executive Director

Augustana President Rob Oliver has appointed Dr. Harry Thompson executive director of the Center for Western Studies (CWS). He succeeds Dr. Arthur Huseboe, who became director emeritus on July 31, 2009.

Brad Salem Resigns as Football Coach; Aldrich Named Successor

Football coach Brad Salem has resigned to take a position at Michigan State, coaching the running backs for the Spartans. Salem compiled a 31-26 record in five seasons as Vikings head coach. Defensive coordinator Mike Aldrich will succeed Salem.

Lindsey Olson, Hannah Miller Peace Prize Forum Scholars

Augustana students Lindsey Olson (Luverne, MN) and Hannah Miller (Mankato, MN) have been selected as 2010 Peace Prize Forum Scholars. Olson and Miller will be introduced at the 2010 Nobel Peace Prize Forum to be held March 5-6 at Augsburg College in Minneapolis, Minn.

Spring Enrollment Exceeds Budget Expectations; Retention High

The Registrar’s Office released enrollment figures today that exceed projected budget numbers for the 2010 spring semester. Augustana began the 2010 spring semester on February 4 with a head count of 1,700 students, the fifth straight year for spring semester enrollment growth.

Dr. Rick Davis, Associate Academic Dean, Dies at Age 52

Dr. Rick Davis, who had served as Augustana’s Associate Academic Dean since June 2005, died Tuesday, February 16, after an eight-month battle with brain cancer. A memorial service will be held Saturday, Feb. 20, at Spirit of Peace United Church of Christ in Sioux Falls.

Faith Fest 2010: Fighting World Hunger

Seventy high school youth from around the region participated in Faith Fest 2010 at Augustana on Saturday, February 13. Participants and Augustana volunteers packed 15,608 meals at Kids Against Hunger, preparing enough food to feed 36 people for a year.

Council for Exceptional Children Honors Augustana Senior

Augustana senior Kelsey Erickson is the recipient of the 2010 Council for Exceptional Children (CEC) Graduation Award-Undergraduate. Erickson will receive a certificate of recognition and a cash award at the CEC Convention & Expo in Nashville, Tenn.

Ninety-Three Percent of 2009 Class Accepts Employment

Despite a sagging job market resulting from the economic downturn, 93 percent of Augustana’s graduating class of 2009 seeking employment reported accepting a position related to their major or chosen field.

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