Five Augustana alumnae are among 44 nominees for the 38th annual YWCA Tribute to Women Awards, an honor recognizing women who are role models in their respective fields. The Tribute to Women Awards Celebration is set for Thursday, March 24, at the Washington Pavilion.
The Augustana Choir and the Augustana College & Community Orchestra will present a special Palm Sunday performance featuring Howard Hanson’s “Romantic” Symphony and Gabriel Fauré’s Requiem at 4 p.m. on Sunday, April 17, at Our Savior’s Lutheran Church.
A 24-member student cast will present the iconic love story of “Dido and Aeneas,” the fantastical, Baroque opera by renowned composer Henry Purcell. Performances will begin at 7:30 p.m. March 31-April 2, at the Edith Mortenson Center Theatre.
She went there to teach young women the skills they need to be independent. But at Rwanda's Akilah Institute for Women, Monique Schmidt, '98, is the one learning – about strength, perseverance and determination. She will share her experiences at the Augustana Thought Leader Forum on Friday, April 8.
Sixty area boys and girls basketball teams will face off to raise money for local non-profits, such as Feeding South Dakota. Last year, the event raised more than $3,000. The tournament runs March 18-20.
Students Maren Engel, Abby Trei and Ariana Groen were among 300 singers who were selected from more than 1,200 national auditions to perform in the Collegiate Women's Honor Choir at the 2011 National American Choir Director's Association (ACDA) convention in Chicago.
Their J-Term course, “Colorado Back Country Adventure,” taught them the ultimate decision-making and survival skills, leadership methods and terrain management. On Tuesday, three students will discuss their experiences in the back country during a presentation at 7:15 p.m. in the Back Alley.
In an editorial, Augustana president says, "...investing in education is the best means for developing an appreciation for complexity. Education is our best means for developing solutions to complex problems. ... I believe that what is needed from all of us ... is a bold call for collective sacrifice."
On Thursday, 20 students participated in a teacher exchange, managing classrooms at Harrisburg High School while Harrisburg teachers attended a professional development course. The opportunity provided for valuable, real-world experience for Augustana education majors.
Dr. Mark Braun, senior vice president for Academic Affairs and Dean of the College, has been named Provost and Dean of the College for Gustavus Adolphus College in St. Peter, Minn. Braun will serve in his current role until the close of the academic year.