After 28 years at the helm of the Augustana athletic department, Director of Athletics Bill Gross announced today he is stepping down and will take a position in Augustana’s Advancement Office as a Major Gifts Officer.
Sounds of South Dakota’s 2012 opera production of W. A. Mozart’s “The Magic Flute,” staged and directed by Augustana's Dr. Lisa Grevlos, associate professor of music, was awarded second prize in the National Opera Association’s 2012-13 Professional Opera Production Competition.
Typhoon Haiyan, the year’s most powerful super storm, affected a total of 9.5 million people and displaced at least 600,000 across the Philippines. To offer relief to Haiyan survivors, Augustana Serving and Learning Together (SALT) has made donation jars available in the Huddle, Chapel and Residence Halls. All contributions will be donated to the United Nations Children’s Fund (UNICEF).
This fall, Augustana senior Sarah Domangue, a single mother of a child with special needs, received a home from Habitat for Humanity, a non-profit organization that helps build and preserve homes for people in need. Members of the Augustana Football Team and Augustana’s Student Council for Exceptional Children (SCEC) also volunteered on the build.
The Center for Western Studies (CWS) has announced a juried art exhibit and sale of original works of art by current and past residents of South Dakota in observance of the state's 125th anniversary of statehood. Learn more and download the artist proposal form.
Augustana student runners raised $750 for Special Olympics South Dakota through the second annual Langskip 5K, held on Saturday, Oct. 19, during Viking Days. Student leaders visited Special Olympics today to present their gift.
“Vagyok Thad. Beszélek angolul és egy kicsit magyar.” This is how Thad Titze ’13 (Watertown, S.D.) introduces himself lately; a sample of the Hungarian he's picked up over the last three months while living in Nyirtelek, Hungary, as a part of the Young Adults in Global Mission (YAGM), a one-year volunteer and mission opportunity through the ELCA.
Former U.S. Ambassador to China and Singapore Gov. Jon Huntsman discussed the "Geopolitics of China and the U.S." before a crowd of nearly 2,000 at the 18th Boe Forum on Public Affairs Monday night in the Elmen Center. Read the article in the Argus Leader.
Students in the Anthropology department's "Primitive Art" course turned pumpkins into art during an evening class earlier this week. The students carved the pumpkins to replicate primitive art (mask) designs. Learn more and view photos.