Set for Thursday, Aug. 7, the one-day conference will feature keynote speaker Dr. Martin E. Marty, one of today's most prominent and articulate scholars of religion and culture. Hosted by Augustana, the Good Samaritan Society and the South Dakota Synod of the ELCA.
Juniors Aimée Fisher and Eric Herst have been named the 2014 Augustana Peace Scholars. The two will receive a seven-week academic experience in Norway designed to deepen their understanding of the central issues and theories related to peace, justice, democracy, and human rights.
Students in Dr. Reynold Nesiba's J-Term course, "The Political Economy of Thailand," got a firsthand glimpse of the power of political demonstrations during their time in the country last month. Dr. Nesiba shared reflections from the group's time in Thailand with SDPB's Dakota Midday.
Juniors Christian Einertson, Ellen Ferry, Aimée Fisher, Eric Herst and Erin Williams have been named finalists for the 2014 Peace Scholarship, a prestigious honor featuring a seven-week study at the University of Oslo's International Summer School. The two recipients will be announced on Thursday, Feb. 20.
After surveying alumni and friends following Viking Days 2013, Augustana has announced its decision to move the date of Viking Days 2014 from the previously scheduled Oct. 31-Nov. 2 to Sept. 26-28. More details about this weekend, including plans for an All-Class Reunion recognizing the classes ending in 4 and 9, will be announced soon.
Student members of Angelus (Augustana's women's choir) and the Collegiate Chorale will participate in a performance of Robert Harris' "Gloria" as part of the DCINY Concert Series in Lincoln Center's Alice Tully Hall on Saturday, May 10, in New York City.
Last week, Augustana students turned a crosstown rivalry into a benefit for those in need. The "Sioux Falls Showdown," a collaborative effort between Augustana and the University of Sioux Falls, featured clothing and food drives and gave students a chance to serve meals at the Banquet.
From move-in day to J-Term, the Class of 2017 is charging through its first year on campus. Take a glimpse at what a 'Day in the Lives' of freshmen Katie Romano and Kellen Klubben looked like during fall semester.
Teacher Nathan Strenge, class of 2009, and two colleagues at the St. Paul Conservatory for Performing Artists strive to be innovators in the math classroom. Recently, their innovation paid off – winning them $10,000 for their school.
Seniors Katelynn Kenney (Box Elder, S.D.) and Matt Stoffel (Sherburn, Minn.) and Augustana's student Stage Crew have advanced in the Kennedy Center American College Theatre Festival's Irene Ryan Acting Competition, held this week at the University of Nebraska, Lincoln.