Five Finalists Chosen for the Annual Concerto-Aria

Five Augustana students have been chosen to perform with the Augustana Orchestra for the annual Concerto-Aria to be held May 8 at Our Savior’s Lutheran Church. An outside panel of three judges selected the students during auditions held Sunday in Kresge Recital Hall.

Patrick Hicks Fifth Poetry Collection Published

Dr. Patrick Hicks, associate professor of English/Journalism at Augustana, has had a fifth poetry collection published. This London was published recently in the United Kingdom and Ireland and is now available in the United States, Australia, and New Zealand.

Augustana Physics Professor Interviewed by SDPB

Dakota Life, produced by South Dakota Public Broadcasting, includes an interview with physics professor, Dr. Drew Alton. The segment focuses on the Davis-Bachall scholarship program at the Sanford Underground Science and Engineering Laboratory.

WCCO-TV in Minneapolis to Feature Augustana Basketball

Augustana sophomore basketball standout Cody Schilling from Ellsworth, Minnesota is Mike Max's featured guest on "Life to the Max," to be broadcast this Saturday evening, February 27 at 11:00 p.m. on WCCO TV, Channel 4, Minneapolis.

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.