Vespers 2021

Upcoming Events

Upcoming Events

 Isabelle Hastings

Annual High School Art Invitational

Exhibition I Tuesday, Jan. 11 - Friday, Feb. 4
Awards Reception I Friday, Feb. 4 I 6-7:45 p.m.

Eide/Dalrymple Gallery 

Fifty-seven high school art students from 16 regional schools will display their talents at its Eide/Dalrymple Gallery this month. A wide range of mediums will be exhibited, including ceramics, drawing, digital photography, mixed media, painting and printmaking.

The annual Augustana High School Invitational has been a long-standing tradition at the Eide/Dalrymple Gallery, celebrating what is currently being produced by our region’s high school art students. Art teachers were invited to select up to three works produced by their students in the past year.

The Eide/Dalrymple Gallery is located at 30th Street and Grange Avenue, in the Center for Visual Arts at Augustana University. The gallery is open to the public and free of charge. Gallery hours are Monday through Friday, 10 a.m. - 5 p.m., and Saturday, from 1-4 p.m. The gallery is closed Sundays and major holidays. Guests must wear face masks and abide by physical distancing requirements.

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Lee Piano Festival

J. Earl Lee Piano Festival: Spring 2022

Sunday, Feb. 20
Hamre Recital Hall

Fryxell Humanities Center

The celebration of the piano will take place in Hamre Recital Hall in the Fryxell Humanities Center on Augustana University's campus. The day presents unique opportunities for learning, listening and participation to music teachers and piano students. All events are free and open to all teachers, students and the general public.

9 a.m. — Scheduled Auditions
10 a.m. — Masterclass with Augustana Assistant Professor of Piano Dr. Shu Li
11 a.m. — Discover Yamaha
12:30 p.m. — Lunch
1:30 p.m. — Concert: "Music and The Mind," Schumann Piano Quintet, with Dakota String Quartet/South Dakota Symphony Orchestra (Following the concert will be an announcement regarding the J. Earl Lee Piano Competition in Fall 2022)

About the Lee Legacy

The Augustana University Lee Piano Festival is funded through the generous gifts of Karl O. Lee and his mother, Agnes Lee. The late J. Earl Lee and his deceased wife Clara Lee were two esteemed Augustana professors emeriti — of music and speech (respectively). J. Earl Lee was a professor of music from 1931 to 1991, serving as chair of the music department for 20 years. Clara Lee was a professor of speech from 1952 to 1991. J. Earl helped found the Sioux Falls Community Concert Association in 1935. In 1958, Clara Lee was chosen Debate Coach of the Year by a national speech honorary society. Augustana University is ever grateful for this support and for the lasting recognition given to the legacy of J. Earl Lee and Clara Lee.

Archaeological excavations at a bison bone bed in Hand County, S.D.

Third Sunday Archeology Presentation

Sunday, Feb. 20
2 p.m.
Froiland Science Complex I Room 113A

Over the last decade, archeologists from the Minnesota Historical Society and Minnesota Department of Natural Resources have executed a monitoring program to protect archeological resources on public lands that have the potential to be impacted and/or destroyed by severe weather events, wildfires, and lake/riverine shoreline erosion. It is predicted that the impacts of these weather events will increase in their frequency and severity in the coming decades, resulting in compromised integrity or destruction of our archeological resources. The talk is free and open to the public.

Lighting the Way Conference 2022

Thursday, June 9 - Friday, June 10
Augustana University Campus

The Lighting the Way Autism Conference an is annual conference focused on autism spectrum disorders, and features discussions, breakout groups, and keynote speakers!