Augustana Choir to Perform Five Concerts on Midwest Tour

The Augustana Choir, whose ‘Song of Luke’ performance will be featured on South Dakota Public Television on Dec. 24 and 25, will perform concerts in Iowa, Illinois, Wisconsin and Minnesota during its 2011 Interim Tour.

Farewell Concert to Precede Band’s Egyptian Tour

Before they depart on a five-concert, 20-day tour of Egypt, members of the internationally-renowned Augustana Band will perform a special farewell concert at 7:30 p.m. on Friday, Jan. 7, at the Brandon Valley Performing Arts Center.

Wright Discusses Economic Challenges

America is “Dying by Degrees” thanks to economic FUBARs in healthcare, Social Security and construction, according to Dr. Robert Wright, Nef Family chair of Political Economy at Augustana and director of the new Thomas Willing Institute for the Study of Financial Markets, Institutions, and Regulations.

Chapel of Reconciliation Dedicates New Banner

A new navy, blue and gold-colored banner, designed by senior Brady Holm of Fairmont, Minn., was officially dedicated at a ceremony in Augustana's Chapel of Reconciliation last week.

Augustana, Museum of American Finance Launch Research Institute

The Thomas Willing Institute for the Study of Financial Markets, Institutions and Regulations will fund and support student research fellowships and educational outreach programs and will feature public and Internet speaking engagements.

Braithwaite named recipient of prestigious Elite 88 award

Matt Braithwaite, senior, is the recipient of the Elite 88 award for men's cross country, presented (for each of the NCAA's 88 championships) to the student-athlete with the highest cumulative grade-point average.

Aldrich tabbed Region 5 Coach of the Year

Head football coach Mike Aldrich has been named the Region 5 Coach of the Year in NCAA Division II, as voted on by members of the American Football Coaches Association. Aldrich's first year as head coach of the Vikings will go down as the most successful season in school history.