Augustana's Dr. Mike Wanous challenged his Genetics students to compete in raising money to combat poverty in the world. At semester's end, the team that raised the most money would be able to "do whatever they wanted" with Dr. Wanous' hair.
Nate Sletten, Augustana class of 2008, has been cited by School Band and Orchestra (SBO) as an educator who makes a difference. The report states: “With educators such as these among the rank and file, the future of music education is as bright as ever.”
Augustana alums Deanna Levsen Wehrspann, class of 1980, and Tami Anderson Hayzlett, class of 1983, auditioned and were selected to sing in the premier performance of the 20-voice chamber choir South Dakota Chorale.
Augustana students Russ Averin, Neal Gregerson, and Bethany Jochim are co-authors of a paper published in the January 14, 2010, issue of the Journal of Physics B: Atomic, Molecular, and Optical Physics.
Delegates attending the Augustana Association’s annual meeting on December 4, elected four Augustana alums to serve on the College’s Board of Trustees. The board sets policy and manages the business and academic affairs of the College.
Augustana Director of Campus Safety Rick Tupper serves as the Vice-Chairman for Honor Flight, which takes South Dakota's World War II veterans to see their memorial in Washington, D.C. After four completed flights, Honor Flight is looking ahead to more trips in 2010.
Four current Augustana students join two alums as co-authors of a paper published in the December 2009 issue of Physical Review A, a section of the Physical Review journal dedicated to atomic, molecular, and optical physics research.
An 84-63 win over St. Cloud State Sunday night at the Sioux Falls Arena gave head women’s basketball coach Dave Krauth his 400th career win. Krauth has been a head coach at Augustana for 21 seasons and has a career record of 400-186.
Sarah Karlstad, a sophomore art major from Mitchell, SD, designed the new logo unveiled today by Sioux Falls Transit (SFT). Earlier this year, SFT introduced new buses with an updated look and decided to update the name and logo as well.
Dr. John Pennington, professor of music and percussionist with the South Dakota Symphony Orchestra, provided a performance Saturday on a rare American Gamelan instrument, one of only two being used anywhere in the world.