In an editorial, Augustana president says, "...investing in education is the best means for developing an appreciation for complexity. Education is our best means for developing solutions to complex problems. ... I believe that what is needed from all of us ... is a bold call for collective sacrifice."
On Thursday, 20 students participated in a teacher exchange, managing classrooms at Harrisburg High School while Harrisburg teachers attended a professional development course. The opportunity provided for valuable, real-world experience for Augustana education majors.
Dr. Mark Braun, senior vice president for Academic Affairs and Dean of the College, has been named Provost and Dean of the College for Gustavus Adolphus College in St. Peter, Minn. Braun will serve in his current role until the close of the academic year.
Shroud Encounter, a large screen, multi-media presentation features more than 150 images covering all aspects of research on the Shroud of Turin, arguably the most analyzed artifact in the world. This free event begins at 7 p.m. tonight in the Back Alley.
Junior Kate Schleusener (Rapid City) and senior Adam Bockelman (Sioux Falls) have been named recipients of cash awards for papers they presented at last year's 2010 Dakota Conference. They will be honored at the 2011 Dakota Conference set for April 29-30.
Fifteen members of the Augustana Band have been selected to perform in the 2011 South Dakota Inter-Collegiate Band. Along with students from eight other universities and colleges, they will perform at the 2011 South Dakota High School All-State Band Convention on Friday, March 25.
Sophomore Thad Titze and junior Michael Seeley have been named the 2011 Peace Prize Forum Scholars. The pair will spend seven weeks at the University of Olso’s International Summer School deepening their understanding of issues related to peace, justice, democracy, and human rights.
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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.