“Dust of War,” an independent film shot in South Dakota by alumnus Andrew Kightlinger, is set to make its premiere at San Diego’s Comic-Con this month. The film tells the story of a lone soldier who fends off a warmonger to rescue a girl fated to be the savior of mankind.
In the Summer 2013 issue of The Augustana, we share the stories of “Augustana legacy families” – those whose ties to this great place have spanned generations including, the Rev. David Johnson, class of 1956, whose Augustana story first began in 1927 and continues on today in his grandchildren; Augustana Professor Emeritus of Music Dr. Leland Lillehaug, class of 1951, whose three children grew up on campus, earned their degrees here, and still hold fond memories of Augustana deep in their hearts; Jeff Fylling ‘78, longtime “Voice of the Vikings,” who has artfully chronicled the play-by-play stories of our Football and Basketball teams for nearly four decades; and others.
The three-year, $320,000 grant is to establish a Research Experiences for Undergraduates site for the exploration of topics in cellular and molecular biology. The grant will offer $5,000 stipends to 10 students for participation in 10-week research programs.
Seventy Augustana students are spending the summer conducting scientific research at facilities throughout the U.S. as part of the College's Undergraduate Summer Research Program, an initiative that places students in laboratories, hospitals and research institutions nationwide.
Recent Augustana graduate, Drew Trahms, was awarded the Miss America Academic Scholarship at the Miss Minnesota pageant earlier this month. The award is given to one contestant at every state-level pageant.
Dr. Carrie Hall, assistant biology professor, has been awarded the 2013 Granskou award. The grant goes to support the career goals of either a member of the Augustana faculty or administration.
Augustana has announced the students who have been named to the Dean's List for the spring semester of the 2012-2013 academic year. The Dean's list recognizes high achieving, full-time students.
Research done by 2012 graduate Sarah Zokaites and senior Matt Anderson took first and second place in the undergraduate poster session at the second annual "It's All About Science" festival held Saturday, June 8, at the Sanford Center in Sioux Falls.
A design by Augustana junior Aimée Fisher, a native of Montgomery, Minn., has been selected by Sioux Falls Jazz and Blues as the winner of its annual JazzFest T-shirt design contest. Jazzfest is set for July 18-20 at Yankton Trail Park.