It's a milestone day for Flat Ole, Flat Stanley’s Norwegian cousin! The one-dimensional world-traveler accepted his 500th friend request on Facebook today. Since his debut in January, Flat has traveled the globe with students, alumni and friends of Augustana College.
Students with the Augustana Dance Marathon took over the Elmen Center on Saturday to raise money for the Children's Miracle Network. The funds will help provide research, treatment, equipment and education for children and families at Sanford Children's Hospital.
Students, alumni, faculty and staff and members of the Sioux Falls community are invited to walk in pilgrimage on Friday, April 15, to celebrate the heritage and gifts of the Augustana experience. Beginning at Old Main, originally built in 1889, the pilgrimage will include poetry, song, sacrament, and scientific experiences.
Meet Mary Oyos, class of 1983, a clinical nurse specialist and diabetes program manager with the Avera McKennan Diabetes Center. Oyos created the Virtual Nurse Project, a new initiative to help schoolchildren in eastern South Dakota manage their Type 1 diabetes.
The Spring Concert will feature the Augustana Band, the Augustana Wind Ensemble, the College/Community Band, student soloists Michael King and Joanna Qualm and a guest performance by the Heartland Handbells. The show begins at 7:30 p.m. on Friday, April 8, at the Washington Pavilion.
Augustana will host the official check-in festivities for the 2011 Argus Leader Tour de Kota, beginning at 3 p.m. on Saturday, June 4, at the Morrison Commons. The "Send-off Celebration" will feature live music, food and other activities. Students, alumni, friends, faculty and staff are also invited to join “Team Augustana.”
Jazz Time will feature the Northlanders Jazz Band, the All-City Middle School Jazz Band and special guest Matt Niess, lead trombonist for the U.S. Army Blues Jazz Ensemble. The concert begins at 7:30 p.m. on Tuesday, April 5.
Seven students will receive scholarships honoring their academic achievements and extracurricular involvement at the 47th annual Friends of Augustana and Augustana Women Scholarship Breakfast on April 9.
Seniors Matt Braithwaite and Dan Schoen have both been awarded the prestigious NCAA Postgraduate Scholarship, given to student-athletes who excel academically and athletically and who are at least in their final year of intercollegiate athletics competition.
Dubbed a "musical scientist" and the "one-man-band," award-winning musician Noah Hoehn, '02, will perform with the Augustana Percussion Ensemble, at The Spark, the gala event to celebrate Augustana at 150, on Saturday, April 16. The event will also feature the Hegg Brothers' Band, the Northlander's Jazz Band, the Augustana Faculty String Quartet and soloist Rachael Hoogendoorn, '11.