A new voyage began today for Augustana’s newest Vikings. Hailing from 19 states and 10 countries, members of the Augustana University Class of 2020 officially moved in to Bergsaker and Solberg halls on Saturday morning, bringing with them the kind of gear every Viking needs to begin a new journey: a comfy futon, well-worn sneakers, hundreds of t-shirts, an electric fan and some photos from home.
The Augustana Choir, under the direction of Dr. Paul Nesheim, will be performing at the 2016 Singing the Faith hymn festival at 4 p.m. on Sunday, Oct. 30, in Saint Paul, Minnesota.
Augustana Performing & Visual Arts will present a fall concert featuring the Augustana Band, under the direction of Christopher Unger; the Blue and Gold Band, under the direction of Larry Petersen; and the All-City Middle School Honor Band under the direction of Jason Rygg beginning at 7:30 p.m. on Thursday, Nov. 9, at the Washington Pavilion in downtown Sioux Falls.
Dr. Jackie Howell, professor emerita of nursing, died on Sunday, Aug. 21. Howell served Augustana from 1967 to 2002 and again from 2005 to 2009. Funeral services are set for Thursday, Aug. 25, at Trinity Baptist Church in Sioux Falls.
Matthew Housiaux, a 2016 Augustana graduate who majored in journalism and history, has been named a Paul Miller Washington Reporting Fellow by the National Press Foundation.
An Augustana scientific research project conducted this summer will provide local yeast strains for a local brewing company co-owned by an Augie alumnus.