1:30 p.m. SUNDAY UPDATE: Students Arrive in Amsterdam; Remaining Travelers to Depart Cairo at 4:30 a.m. CST Monday

Forty-six student members of the Augustana Band and 15 other members of the group’s Egyptian Tour, known as the “King Tut” and “Sphinx” groups, have arrived at the Amsterdam airport. The remaining students and Tour travelers, referred to as the “Cleopatra” group, will now depart from Cairo on Amsterdam-bound KLM Flight No. 554 at 12:30 p.m. Monday, Jan. 31 (4:30 a.m. CST).

1 p.m. SATURDAY UPDATE: Student Groups Departing Cairo Sunday and Feb. 1

Members of the Augustana Band and other Band Tour travelers remain in Cairo in anticipation of their scheduled flight home, which has now been re-scheduled to depart at 2:25 p.m. on Sunday, Jan. 30 (6:25 a.m. CST Sunday). The remaining travelers will depart on Tuesday, Feb. 1. 

4:30 p.m. SATURDAY UPDATE: Band Egyptian Tour Status

At 3:45 p.m. CST Augustana officials communicated with Band leadership in Cairo, Egypt, who reported that all students and Tour travelers remain safe and secure. The "King Tut" and "Sphinx" groups are scheduled to depart at 2:25 p.m. on Sunday, Jan. 30 (6:25 a.m. CST Sunday).

Thought Leader Forum to Discuss 'Why Art Matters'

If dictionaries define ‘cowboy’ as someone with intense qualities – think independence, think aggressiveness – then meet Bob Booker, class of ’77, Lone Ranger for the arts. His discussion on "Why Art Matters" will begin at 11:30 a.m. on Thursday, Feb. 24. 

'St. Mark Passion' Cantata Set for March 9-10 at Augustana

The Augustana Chamber Choir, area musicians and student actors will present the “St. Mark Passion,” a cantata based on the suffering of the Messiah, according to the Gospel of Mark, at 7:30 p.m. on Ash Wednesday, March 9, and Thursday, March 10, in Augustana’s Chapel of Reconciliation.