Sara Eiesland is the senior speaker for Augustana’s 149th Commencement Service on Sunday, May 24, at the Sioux Falls Arena. Eiesland, majoring in English and Journalism with a minor in Philosophy, will talk on “Voice and Responsibility.”
Nancy Erickson '84 is Secretary of the U.S. Senate in Washington, D.C. Day to day, Erickson's job is more like managing a major corporation. She heads up 26 departments containing 240 federal employees.
Morris is described as having a charismatic personality and brings energy to every situation she is in. One of her faculty shares, “She is one of the most gifted, exemplary students I have had the pleasure of working with.”
Delta Phi Alpha, the national honor society for students of German, welcomed six new members earlier this month. Seven Augustana students were inducted into Pi Delta Phi, the National French Honor Society.
These Augustana students received awards related to their field of study, including the South Dakota Council for Exceptional Children Award, Outstanding Senior in French Award, and the Kaplan-Schweser CPA Review Award.
Augustana finished in second place in the 2008-09 NSIC / U.S. Bank All-Sports Award competition. The Vikings, who were in second place following the fall and winter seasons, finished with 130.5 points.
Augustana seniors Joe Coppock and Johanna Gronewold taped a segment on “Inside Keloland” with host Perry Groten. The show will air this Sunday at 10:30 a.m. and 10:30 p.m. on KELO TV.
Forty years ago, six students and faculty from Augustana College were flying home from a Colorado Springs, Colo., debate tournament when, in an instant, their airplane disappeared. On Saturday, their names will be spoken again.
Maggie Van Bockern (Sioux Falls) and Phil Mulder (Volga, SD) have been elected President and Vice President, respectively, of the Augustana Student Association (ASA). The Van Bockern-Mulder ticket received 58 percent of the vote.
Robert E. Wright, an economic historian, will start at Augustana in September holding the Nef Family Chair of Political Economy, provided through a gift from Rudy and Marilyn Nef of Milbank.