Drug smuggling. Human smuggling. Death by dehydration. Death from disorientation. Welcome to life on the southern border of the U.S. – a place that, according to those who live and work there – exists in a state of crisis. Dr. Cari Skogberg Eastman ‘96, author and independent researcher specializing in border and immigration issues, will discuss “Disorder on the Border” at 11:30 a.m. on Friday, Nov. 18.
The new, laugh-a-minute play on the adventures of Sister Elizabeth Donderstock, cheese balls, a restaurant and customers was written by brother-and-sister playwrights David Sedaris and Amy Sedaris and is directed by Augustana’s Dan Workman. The comedy runs Nov. 16-20 at the on-campus Edith Mortenson Center Theatre.
For decades, volatile North Korea has been considered to be among the world’s most secretive societies. And, while its global security issues generally dominate the headlines, another story is brewing inside the country’s borders. “The Reliance Tour” will discuss North Korea's humanitarian and refugee crisis at 7 p.m. on Wednesday, Nov. 2, in Kresge Recital Hall.
Meet Dr. John E. Anderson, class of 2004 and a visiting assistant professor in Religion. His latest work explores the character of Jacob from the book of Genesis, including his well-known deceptive traits and his relationship with God.
When sophomore nursing major Maren Werth isn't in class or tearing up the soccer field, she's busy making music on the harp. After the soccer season ends, she'll play with the Augustana Orchestra. Watch the feature on Werth by KELO-TV.
Halloween is right around the corner and, if you're still searching for the perfect costume, you're in luck! The Augustana Theatre Department is hosting a used costume sale from 1 to 5 p.m. on Friday, Oct. 21, in room 202 of the Edith Mortenson Center Theatre.
Members of the 2011-12 ASA Senate were installed during a ceremony Monday morning in the Chapel. Read the message, modeled after Acts 2, delivered by ASA President and Vice President, Jake Bury and Thad Titze.
The Augustana Band will perform alongside guest soloist Greg Hustis, principal horn of the Dallas Symphony Orchestra, and the Augustana College/ Community Concert Band at its Fall Concert, set for 7:30 p.m. on Friday, Nov. 4, at the Brandon Valley Performing Arts Center.
Sunday's Argus Leader editorial discusses the benefits of having international students on campus. "Cultural diversity ... adds perspective to our communications; broadens understanding and acceptance of people not like one's self; and encourages a fuller, global view of society and our ever-changing marketplace."
Hundreds lined the streets of campus Saturday morning to watch the 2011 Viking Days parade. Themed "A Viking State of Mind," the parade was complete with student-made, New York-themed floats; marching bands; antique cars; Augustana's Marching Choir; motorcycles and even the Sioux Falls unicycle club. View photos!