Seniors Spencer Hopewell and Molly Kokesh, and juniors Andrew Gardner and Jeff Nielsen have been inducted into the Augustana chapter of Delta Phi Alpha, the national honor society for students of German.
"We hold our neighbors in Oklahoma in prayer today," said Dr. Rev. Paul Rohde, Augustana's campus pastor. Those interested in supporting relief efforts for the recent tornadoes in Oklahoma can bring donations or contributions to the Chapel of Reconciliation by Friday, May 24. Gifts will be forwarded via the Lutheran Disaster Response, a division of the ELCA.
An op-ed in "Echoes," the business history blog of Bloomberg View, by Augustana's Dr. Robert Wright, Nef Family Chair of Political Economy, argues that "the uproar over allegations of politically motivated investigations by the Internal Revenue Service shouldn’t be surprising."
Augustana has announced that 413 students will graduate this weekend, with the commencement ceremony honoring the class of 2013 set for 2 p.m. on Saturday, May 25, at the Elmen Center. Doors open for seating at 1 p.m.
Senior Kelly Silvers (Chaska, Minn.) has received the 2013 AATF Outstanding Senior in French Award from the American Association of Teachers of French (AATF), an honor recognizing a graduating senior who has demonstrated excellence in the study of French as well as exceptional commitment to the French language and the many cultures where it is spoken.
An estate gift of $2.5 million from alumnus Dick Niebuhr, class of 1966, a native of Huron, S.D., and longtime resident of Aberdeen, S.D., will be used to support scholarships for Augustana’s top incoming students beginning in the 2014-15 academic year.
The Augustana community is mourning the loss of Kirk Dean, a member of the Board of Trustees. Dean died on Saturday, May 4, at his home in Fargo, N.D. He was 65. A memorial service is planned for Sunday, June 2, at Atonement Lutheran Church in Fargo.
Senior art major Sarah Schoepf has been awarded the prestigious Harold Spitznagel Medal for Achievement in Art, the highest award presented by the Augustana Art Department to student-artists who demonstrate the highest standards of excellence in all their artistic endeavors. View photos.
Dr. Russell Svenningsen, assistant professor of music and conductor of the Collegiate Chorale, is the recipient of the Augustana Student Association (ASA) 2012-2013 Faculty Recognition Award. The award recognizes outstanding teaching and contributions to the Augustana community by a faculty member.
Rick Tupper, Augustana's director of campus safety, has been named one of three national Directors-at-Large for the International Association of Campus Law Enforcement Administrators (IACLEA). His three-year term will begin in June.