Members of the Augustana Band and other Band Tour travelers remain in Cairo in anticipation of their scheduled flight home, which has now been re-scheduled to depart at 2:25 p.m. on Sunday, Jan. 30 (6:25 a.m. CST Sunday). The remaining travelers will depart on Tuesday, Feb. 1.
This morning, 46 student members of the Augustana Band and other Band Tour travelers arrived at Cairo International Airport. The remaining travelers, whose Delta Airlines flight was cancelled on Friday, have been re-booked and will depart on Tuesday, Feb. 1.
At 3:45 p.m. CST Augustana officials communicated with Band leadership in Cairo, Egypt, who reported that all students and Tour travelers remain safe and secure. The "King Tut" and "Sphinx" groups are scheduled to depart at 2:25 p.m. on Sunday, Jan. 30 (6:25 a.m. CST Sunday).
Due to intensifying anti-government protests in Cairo, Egypt, student members of the Augustana Band have changed hotels and College officials have canceled a concert planned for this evening.
An update for parents and family members of the Augustana Band and other members of Augustana's Egyptian tour.
8 p.m. FRIDAY UPDATE: Band Flight from Cairo Canceled; College Officials Working to Secure Other Flights
Augustana College officials are working closely with Egyptian tourism contractors to arrange alternative travel for members of the Augustana Band tour, following Delta Airlines’ announcement that Saturday’s flight No. 85 from Cairo to New York has been canceled.
The artwork of 24 local and regional artists will be on display Feb. 18-20 at the 31st annual Artists of the Plains Art Show and Sale, sponsored by the Center for Western Studies at Augustana College.
If dictionaries define ‘cowboy’ as someone with intense qualities – think independence, think aggressiveness – then meet Bob Booker, class of ’77, Lone Ranger for the arts. His discussion on "Why Art Matters" will begin at 11:30 a.m. on Thursday, Feb. 24.
The Augustana Chamber Choir, area musicians and student actors will present the “St. Mark Passion,” a cantata based on the suffering of the Messiah, according to the Gospel of Mark, at 7:30 p.m. on Ash Wednesday, March 9, and Thursday, March 10, in Augustana’s Chapel of Reconciliation.
During his 39-year tenure, Dr. Thompson served Augustana in a variety of roles, including: dean of men, professor of psychology, vice president for student affairs and director of the Learning Support Center. He retired in 1986.