Calling all orchestra players! The historic Augustana College-Community Orchestra, directed by Dr. Christopher Stanichar, is now accepting community and student members for the 2011-2012 season. The first rehearsal will be held on Sunday, Sept. 11.
On Monday, 45 Augustana resident assistants learned about general fire safety, received training on fire extinguishing, witnessed a live fire demonstration and took part in an evacuation drill during Sioux Falls Fire Rescue's Campus Fire Safety Education day.
Augustana will mark the beginning of the 2011-2012 academic year during its Opening Convocation at 2 p.m. on Wednesday, Sept. 7, at the Elmen Center. The ceremony will feature a keynote address by Dr. Jetty Duffy-Matzner, associate professor of Chemistry.
Tickets are now on sale for the St. Paul edition of “Holiday Jam with the Hegg Brothers,” a musical evening of holiday favorites presented by Augustana College, featuring Augustana alumni Jeremy Hegg ’94; Jon Hegg ’99; Noah Hoehn ’02; and Andrew Reinartz ’05.
The fall semester hasn’t officially started yet, but that didn’t stop 13 of Augustana’s new international students from receiving a lesson in civics and leadership this afternoon from Sioux Falls Mayor Mike Huether.
Scheduled from September through December 2011, the workshops apply toward undergraduate or graduate college credit and meet teacher certification/re-certification requirements as defined by the South Dakota State Department of Education.
Robert Amundson '61, Paul Harmel '72, Jayne Meyer '74, Dr. Jim Reynolds '65, and Dr. John Berdahl '99 will be honored for outstanding contributions to their fields of endeavor and for exemplifying Christian faith, community and service during Viking Days in October.
Dr. William Swart, associate professor sociology, will use the award to will investigate the toll of the economic crisis on the Sturgis Motorcycle Rally. Shelly Gardner, assistant professor of business administration, will explore how to effectively blend online and classroom teaching.
Hailed as Sam Shepard’s richest and most penetrating play and directed by Augustana's own Jayna Fitzsimmons, "A Lie of the Mind" is set in an isolated cabin in rural Montana and explores the disturbing and dangerous tensions that separate two families.
Augustana’s 80-member student Orchestra will accompany 70’s rockers Kansas at 7 p.m. on Friday, Oct. 14, at the Washington Pavilion. The concert is part of the band’s “Kansas Collegiate Symphony Tour,” an initiative designed to raise awareness and money for collegiate music programs nationwide.