Dr. Leigh Vicens, assistant professor of philosophy, was recently awarded one of three research fellowships by the University of Notre Dame's Center for Philosophy of Religion. At Augustana, Vicens teaches courses on critical thinking, philosophy of religion, contemporary moral issues, and free will and moral responsibility.
The Professors' Best Lecture Series is "designed to engage professors of various disciplines in faith-based conversations about how faith influences their practice." On Monday, April 14, Dr. Corey Conover (History) will discuss "How Best to Love God: A Guide From History" at 3 p.m. in the 3-in-1 Room, Morrison Commons.
The 16-month, post-baccalaureate program is a full-time plan of study designed for students who have a college degree and have completed the prerequisite courses. Applications for the first cohort, which will begin in the fall, are due by Tuesday, April 15.
Former Augustana president Dr. Lloyd Svendsbye died on Sunday, March 2, in Edina, Minn. He was 83. Svendsbye served the College as its 19th president from 1987-1992. Memorial services are planned for March 13-14 in Edina, Minn.
Carryn Kennedy, Spencer Kruse, MIchelle Ritter and Sarah Stevens were named winners of the 2014 Concerto-Aria competition, held on Sunday in the Humanities Center. They will perform with the Augustana Orchestra in the annual Concerto-Aria concert, set for 7:30 p.m. on Friday, May 9, at the Harrisburg Performing Arts Center.
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The interior of the Sioux Falls Arena will be transformed into the new home for Viking basketball and will feature various amenities for fans including, more than 3,500 chairback seats and more than 4,400 parking spaces.
Set for Thursday, Aug. 7, the one-day conference will feature keynote speaker Dr. Martin E. Marty, one of today's most prominent and articulate scholars of religion and culture. Hosted by Augustana, the Good Samaritan Society and the South Dakota Synod of the ELCA.
Juniors Aimée Fisher and Eric Herst have been named the 2014 Augustana Peace Scholars. The two will receive a seven-week academic experience in Norway designed to deepen their understanding of the central issues and theories related to peace, justice, democracy, and human rights.