Viking Days Virtual Events

Viking Days memories

After months of planning various scenarios for Viking Days 2020, we have decided to move forward with a virtual celebration for alumni. While this is not the ideal format to celebrate, it is the most responsible. The health and safety of you, and our entire community, are the most important priorities for us all.  Viking Days homecoming celebrations for students will be held on campus Oct. 4-11. Virtual events for alumni will also be held throughout the week. 

Throughout the week of Oct. 5-9, alumni will be offered the opportunity to attend select classes virtually. More details to come.

 #VikingDays — one of the best times to celebrate being an Augustana Viking!

Online Events for 2020:


Sharon Lust School of Education Faculty Open House 
Tuesday, October 6 | 7-8 p.m. | Zoom

Alumni will be invited to a variety of Zoom gatherings within the hour hosted by faculty, retired faculty and the Inaugural Dean of the Sharon Lust School of Education, Dr. Laurie Daily. 

Faculty Attending: More Coming Soon!

  • Dr. Sharon Andrews, Associate Professor, Teacher Education; Teacher Education Program Director
  • Dr. Julie Ashworth '75, Assistant Professor, Teacher of Education
  • Ashley Cain, Assistant Professor, Sign Language Interperting
  • Dr. Kathleen Cook, Assistant Professor, Teacher Education
  • Dr. Laurie Daily, Dean of the Sharon Lust School of Education;  Associate Professor, Teacher Education
  • Catherine Davis, Augie Access Program Coordinator
  • Becky Hatch Fiala '83, Teacher Education, Field Placement Coordinator
  • Christa Gunderson '95, Assistant Professor, Sign Language Interpreting;  Sign Language Interpreting Program Director
  • Dr. Mark Hallenbeck '80, Professor, Teacher Education; Faculty Emeritus
  • Dr. Perry Hanavan, Professor, Communication Disorders, Retired
  • Dr. Vikki Hennard, Assistant Professor, Teacher Education
  • Dr. Matt Johnson '93, former Assitant Professor, Special Education
  • Jessica Lamb, Augie Access Program Director
  • Dr. Anita Manning, Assistant Professor, Teacher Education
  • Dr. Karen Mahan, Assistant Professor, Communications Disorder; Communication Disorders Program Director
  • Tanya Miller, Assistant Professor, Sign Language Interpreting
  • Dr. Michelle Powers, Assistant Professor, Teacher Education
  • Dr. Monica Soukup '76, Professor, Teacher Education; Retired
  • Carmen Steen '91, Assistant Professor, Sign Language Interperting
  • Dr. Li Sun, Assistant Professor, Teacher Education
  • Dr. Brad Uhing, Assistant Professor, Teacher Education
  • Dr. Celeste Uthe Burow, Assistant Professor, Teacher Education
  • Dr. Steve Van Bockern '74, Professor, Teacher Education; Retired

If you are interested in attending, please register online. Those registered will be sent the list of hosts and corresponding Zoom links.

All majors and alumni are welcome. Registration is required.

Register Today!

Viking Views featuring Dr. Sandra Looney '62, Professor Emeritus of English
Wednesday, October 7 | 7-8 p.m. | Zoom

Join Dr. Sandra Looney for a special reading of poems for uncertain times.

All alumni are welcome. Registration is required.

Register Today!

School of Music Faculty Open House
Thursday, October 8 | 7-8 p.m. | Zoom

Alumni will be invited to a variety of Zoom gatherings within the hour hosted by faculty and inaugural Dean of the Augustana School of Music, Dr. Peter Folliard.

Faculty Attending: More Coming Soon!

  • Dr. Peter Folliard, Dean of the School of Music; Director of Orchestras
  • Dr. Lisa Grevlos, Chair, School of Music; Director of Vocal Studies, Opera Theatre and Angelus
  • Dr. Paul Nesheim, Director of Choral Activities; Professor of Music; Director of The Augustana Choir and Chamber Choir
  • Dr. Christopher Unger, Director of Bands
  • Dr. Brian Hanegan, Director of Jazz Studies
  • Dr. Russell Svenningsen, Associate Professor of Music; Director of University Chorale
  • Dr. John Pennington, Professor of Music - retired

If you are interested in attending, please register online. Those registered will be sent the list of hosts and corresponding Zoom links.

All alumni, majors and music ensemble participants are welcome. Registration is required.

Register Today!

Alumni Zoom Gathering featuring President Stephanie Herseth Sandlin
Saturday, October 10 | 7-8 p.m. | Zoom

Please join us for an all Augustana reunion. President Stephanie Herseth Sandlin will provide updates on the return to campus and Viking Bold: The Journey to 2030. You’ll also have time to connect with your Augustana friends.

All alumni are welcome. Registration is required.

Register Today!

Athletics Auction
Sunday, October 4th - Friday, October 9th  

Athletic Auction opens at 5 p.m. on Sunday and closes at 6:30 p.m. Friday. Visit http://augie20.givesmart.com/ to view items.