The Vikings placed second in the Northern Sun Intercollegiate Conference all-sports standings as every one of their teams had a winning season. Better yet, most of those teams qualified for the NCAA Division II playoffs.
Dr. Ivan Fuller, associate professor of Theatre and Chair of the Department of Performing and Visual Arts at Augustana, received a Holland New Voices award at the Great Plains Theatre Conference for his play "Eating into the Fabric."
The hands-on conference focused on providing strategies for independent businesses to position themselves for a successful rebound once the economy improves. The conference was presented by the Sioux Falls Business Journal and Augustana.
Dr. James Johnson, Dr. Christopher Stanichar, and Dr. Richard Swanson are recipients of the 2009 Granskou Award, a professional development award named for Augustana President Clemens M. Granskou (1932-1943).
Dr. John Pennington, Dr. David O'Hara and Dr. Julie Ashworth received faculty awards during Augustana's commencement ceremony. The awards included a faculty excellence endowment, research fellowship, and faculty excellence award.
Dr. James Meader, 58, former Chair of the Social Science Division at Augustana College, died May 24, 2009, at his home in Sioux Falls. A memorial service was held on Thursday, May 28, in the Chapel of Reconciliation.
The first Augustana Summer Theatre Festival will feature six different shows by four production companies. The shows are produced independently of the college, says Ivan Fuller, chairman of the college's Performing & Visual Arts departments.
Nancy Erickson '84 is Secretary of the U.S. Senate in Washington, D.C. Day to day, Erickson's job is more like managing a major corporation. She heads up 26 departments containing 240 federal employees.
Sara Eiesland is the senior speaker for Augustana’s 149th Commencement Service on Sunday, May 24, at the Sioux Falls Arena. Eiesland, majoring in English and Journalism with a minor in Philosophy, will talk on “Voice and Responsibility.”