A large crowd gathered Tuesday, September 1, for the dedication of Kirkeby-Over Stadium, Augustana’s new $11 million football facility. Following the ribbon-cutting ceremony the crowd was invited to tour the 6,000-seat stadium.
Augustana’s student and professional Residence Life staff learned a valuable lesson on Monday: how to save lives in the event of a fire. The group spent four hours preparing to deal with fire related emergencies as part of the College’s first Fire Safety Academy.
The Augustana Library Associates present author and rancher Dan O’Brien, October 20, at 7:30 p.m. in Kresge Recital Hall. O’Brien will read from his work, discuss his adventures as an author, and share his excitement as a conservationist.
Saturday, September 5, will mark the first day of on-campus football at Augustana College since the 1956 season. To help celebrate the event and spread the excitement, the following advertisement is being aired on KELO-TV.
“The Augustana Coaches’ Show” debuts on ESPN-99.1 with host Jeff Fylling. The program originates live from Champps on Mondays between 5:00-6:00 p.m. and will be broadcast throughout the Vikings’ fall and winter seasons.
Pervez Musharraf, President of Pakistan from 2001-2008, and Chief Executive of Pakistan from 1999-2001, is the speaker for the 2009 Boe Forum on Public Affairs. The title of his talk is “The Internal and External Dynamics of Pakistan.”
The Augustana Fund, the heart of the College’s annual giving program, surpassed its goal and celebrated a record year with $818,000 in total gifts for 2008-2009. The total raised is a 35% increase over the previous year.
Bob Hall is usually the one springing surprises, but Tuesday he was on the receiving end. Hall was greeted by a large contingent from the College and community unveiling of a bust bearing Hall’s likeness.
Augustana College’s Department of Campus Safety and Sioux Falls Fire Rescue will host the inaugural Residence Life Fire Safety Academy, designed to prepare both student and professional residence life staff to address fire related emergencies.
Pervez Musharraf, former President of Pakistan, is the speaker for the 2009 Boe Forum on Public Affairs, according to Dr. Harry Thompson, Interim Director of The Center for Western Studies at Augustana College.