Dr. Robert Wright, the Nef Family Chair of Political Economy at Augustana, was the keynote speaker Tuesday during the South Dakota Chamber of Commerce and Industry Economic Outlook Seminar in Sioux Falls.
Kira Christensen, a 2004 Augustana graduate, is the recipient of a $25,000 Milken National Educator Award, recognizing her work furthering excellence in education.
Members of Augustana Green will be participating in the Sioux Falls 350 International Day of Action event on Saturday, October 24. The global art action and party at Falls Park is one of more than 4,000 events around the world.
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.