March 31-April 4: Verdier 2014
Augustana will mark the 12th anniversary of the Covenant Award, the honor recognizing students who exemplify the College's five core values: Christian, Liberal Arts, Excellence, Community and Service during Verdier 2014, a week-long celebration of the morals and ethics that have guided Augustana since 1860.
From Norwegian to English, "verdier" translates to "values; the moral principles and beliefs or accepted standards of a person or community."
Join us on campus any time during the week of March 31-April 4 to participate in Verdier 2014 events. One of the College’s core values will be celebrated each day during the week and student Covenant Award nominees will be recognized.
- Monday, March 31: In an honor to Christian Faith, Ingrid Arneson Rasmussen, class of 2005 delivered a message during worship in the Chapel of Reconciliation and the Covenant Award for Christian Faith was presented to senior Allie Hjerpe.
- Tuesday, April 1: Celebrating the Liberal Arts, Augustana professors Dr. Nathan Grau (Physics), Dr. Darcie Rives-East (English) and Dr. Paul Egland (Biology) presented "Fast Five" presentations and the Covenant Award for Liberal Arts was presented to senior Crystal Ortbahn.
Wednesday, April 2: Recognizing Excellence, students took on faculty members in the Quiz Bowl following the presentation of the Covenant Award for Excellence, given to senior Andrew Paulson.
Thursday, April 3: The 2014 Covenant Award for Community was presented to senior Elise Sperling and the campus celebrated those wearing Augustana spirit gear throughout the day.
- Friday, April 4: Lifting up our dedication to Service, join your fellow students in the Madsen & GSC Rotundas from 11 a.m. - 3 p.m. to dip dog bones for the Sioux Falls Humane Society followed by the presentation of the Covenant Award for Service. 3 p.m., Siverson Lounge
During Verdier 2012, students and faculty/staff gathered on the Campus Green to form a human "A-C" in celebration of the value of Community.