Dr. Glenda Sehested, a longtime faculty member of the Sociology department, passed away today following a battle with advanced pancreatic cancer. A memorial service is set for 3:30 p.m. on Friday, May 3, in Augustana's Chapel of Reconciliation.
Associate Athletic Director Jeff Holm received the "Augie Pride" award at the Augustana Service Awards Presentation and Celebration on Wednesday. The event also honored members of the Augustana community who are retiring and those who have achieved milestone service anniversaries.
Seven Augustana students were recently inducted into Phi Alpha Theta, the national history honor society dedicated to promoting the study of history through research, teaching, publication and the exchange of learning and ideas among historians.
Following last week's bombings at the Boston Marathon, more than 70 runners and walkers participated in today's "Joy Run," an event organized by Augustana's Dr. David O'Hara to promote the idea that "because we exist, we should not forget to live." Watch video from KSFY-TV reporter Mark Roper.
On Saturday, more than 100 Augustana students worked with students from the University of Sioux Falls to pack 32,184 meals for Kids Against Hunger, a nonprofit dedicated to providing healthy meals to children in need. Learn more from KDLT-TV reporter Laura Monteverdi.
Following the bombings at the Boston Marathon earlier this week, an Augustana professor is organizing a run to promote the idea that "because we exist, we should not forget to live." The "Joy Run," led by Dr. David O'Hara, associate professor of philosophy and classics, will begin at 2:26 p.m. on Sunday, April 21, at the Elmen Center.
Following the death of longtime piano instructor and Augustana alumna Solveig Steen on Friday, April 12, a number of her friends and former students took time to share their memories of her.
Fermilab Today, an online publication by the Fermi National Accelerator Laboratory (Fermilab), the only U.S. laboratory dedicated to high-energy physics, recently featured Augustana among the worldwide universities it collaborates with.
Students with the Augustana Dance Marathon took over the Elmen Center on Saturday to raise money for the Children's Miracle Network. The group raised $17,020.98, funds that will help provide research, treatment, equipment and education for children and families at Sanford Children's Hospital.
On Saturday, 50 Augustana students helped Sioux Falls residents clean up fallen branches and debris left by the ice storm that hit the area earlier this week. See the KDLT-TV story on the neighborhood cleanup effort, organized by the Augustana Student Association and the College's Volunteer Services division.