Following the death of longtime piano instructor and Augustana alumna Solveig Steen on Friday, April 12, a number of her friends and former students took time to share their memories of her.
Fermilab Today, an online publication by the Fermi National Accelerator Laboratory (Fermilab), the only U.S. laboratory dedicated to high-energy physics, recently featured Augustana among the worldwide universities it collaborates with.
Students with the Augustana Dance Marathon took over the Elmen Center on Saturday to raise money for the Children's Miracle Network. The group raised $17,020.98, funds that will help provide research, treatment, equipment and education for children and families at Sanford Children's Hospital.
On Saturday, 50 Augustana students helped Sioux Falls residents clean up fallen branches and debris left by the ice storm that hit the area earlier this week. See the KDLT-TV story on the neighborhood cleanup effort, organized by the Augustana Student Association and the College's Volunteer Services division.
The Augustana community is mourning the loss of longtime piano instructor and Augustana alumna Solveig Steen. Steen passed away in a house fire earlier this morning in her home near campus. Learn more about memorial and funeral arrangements.
Due to weather conditions, several Augustana College events have been canceled or postponed. The campus is open for normal scheduled events and classes on Friday, April 12.
Sophomore Darren "D. Glove" Glover, a New York City-born, Minnesota-bred Augustana student, is preparing to perform in front of more than 4,000 fans at Friday's sold-out Macklemore and Ryan Lewis concert at the Elmen Center. Read the story by Augustana Mirror reporter Kristina Johnson, class of 2013.
Augustana junior biochemistry major Ruthellen "Elle" Tornberg has been named a recipient of the prestigious Goldwater Scholarship for the 2013-14 academic year, an honor recognizing accomplished college students who intend to pursue careers in science, mathematics and engineering.
Dr. Robert Wright, Augustana's Nef Family Chair of Political Economy and director of the Thomas Willing Institute, will serve as editor for "Slavery Since Emancipation," a new book series by Cambridge University Press that places modern forms of slavery in historical context.
Augustana alumnus and Sioux Falls native David Lillehaug, class of 1976, a Minneapolis attorney and former U.S. attorney for Minnesota, has been appointed by Minnesota Gov. Mark Dayton to fill the upcoming vacancy on the Minnesota Supreme Court.