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Alumna receives Faculty Excellence Award

Alumna Sharlene Georgesen, '86, assistant professor of nursing at Morningside College in Sioux City, Iowa, is one of three Morningside faculty members to receive the 2009 Sharon Walker Faculty Excellence Award.

Twin Cities alumnus joins Augustana Development staff

Stan Krebs, who graduated from Augustana in 1975, has joined the College’s Office of Development as director of major gifts. Krebs will be based in the Twin Cities, working with current donors and cultivating prospective donors.

Nursing Major Earns Opportunity to Study in South Africa

A transition from sprawling open spaces to a teaming city awaits sophomore Lauren Stephens. Stephens will spend next semester studying with the School for International Training’s Community Health and Social Policy Program in Durban, South Africa.

Professor Challenges Students to Combat Poverty

Augustana's Dr. Mike Wanous challenged his Genetics students to compete in raising money to combat poverty in the world. At semester's end, the team that raised the most money would be able to "do whatever they wanted" with Dr. Wanous' hair.

Alumnus Cited as Music Teacher who Makes a Difference

Nate Sletten, Augustana class of 2008, has been cited by School Band and Orchestra (SBO) as an educator who makes a difference. The report states: “With educators such as these among the rank and file, the future of music education is as bright as ever.”

Two Augustana Alums Performing with Professional Choir

Augustana alums Deanna Levsen Wehrspann, class of 1980, and Tami Anderson Hayzlett, class of 1983, auditioned and were selected to sing in the premier performance of the 20-voice chamber choir South Dakota Chorale.

Students’ Research Appears in Physics Publication

Augustana students Russ Averin, Neal Gregerson, and Bethany Jochim are co-authors of a paper published in the January 14, 2010, issue of the Journal of Physics B: Atomic, Molecular, and Optical Physics.

Four Elected to Augustana Board of Trustees

Delegates attending the Augustana Association’s annual meeting on December 4, elected four Augustana alums to serve on the College’s Board of Trustees. The board sets policy and manages the business and academic affairs of the College.

Director of Campus Safety Plays Part in SD Honor Flights

Augustana Director of Campus Safety Rick Tupper serves as the Vice-Chairman for Honor Flight, which takes South Dakota's World War II veterans to see their memorial in Washington, D.C. After four completed flights, Honor Flight is looking ahead to more trips in 2010.

Augustana students co-author article in Physical Review A

Four current Augustana students join two alums as co-authors of a paper published in the December 2009 issue of Physical Review A, a section of the Physical Review journal dedicated to atomic, molecular, and optical physics research.

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