A year ago Augustana participated in the Pennies for Peace campaign, raising $12,000. The drive continues this year and Augustana has teamed up with a sixth grade class in Philadelphia, where Nick Jackson, class of 2008, is teaching.
Beth Singleton, a senior from Moorhead, MN, has been named winner of the 2009 Augustana Covenant Award for Christian Faith. Beth, a religion and philosophy major, is serving as president of the Augustana Congregation.
The Department of Performing & Visual Arts at Augustana kicks off the season with The Big Music Roll-Out, featuring five music events November 3-8. The events include original compositions, a world premiere, intimate recitals and enormous explosions of sound.
On Thursday, October 22, city residents are invited to share their opinions about what Sioux Falls should look like in 10, 20, or even 30 years. The hour-long event at Augustana's Elmen Center Hall Forum begins with a live broadcast of KSFY news at 6:00 followed by the Sioux Falls Next Town Hall meeting at 6:30 p.m.
Kristin Zingler, a 2007 Augustana graduate and recent Harvard grad, was the featured speaker at the Augustana Thought Leader Forum last week. Zingler was also interviewed by KELO-TV on her topic "Martyrdom In Al-Qa'ida's Jihad."
Viking Days 2009 was a huge success, bringing numerous activities and alumni back to Augustana's campus. View video, pictures, and stories about the weekend's events, as reported by Sioux Falls media outlets.
New construction and renovations have significantly altered the appearance of Augustana’s campus and alumni, friends, and the Sioux Falls community are invited to witness and celebrate the transformation during Viking Days 2009.
The first South Dakota Music Educators Association Conference will be held in Rapid City, SD. Four Augustana students were selected in participate in the Honors Recital of student members of the National Association for Music Education.
Augustana students elected David Foster and Kayla Graber to reign as King and Queen of Viking Days 2009. Coronation ceremonies were held Monday night in the Elmen Center. For a complete schedule of Viking Days activities go to www.augielink.com.