Thirty-eight students traveled abroad during Augustana’s spring break. Four separate courses were offered in Guatemala, Greece, France, and Scotland. Currently, about half of Augustana students have been abroad by the time they graduate.
Seventeen members of the Augustana Band have been chosen to perform in the 2010 South Dakota Inter-Collegiate Band, joining students from eight other South Dakota universities and colleges to perform at the 2010 South Dakota High School All-State Band Convention.
Mari Stensgaard, a junior from Rapid City, S.D., is the recipient of the 2010 Augustana Covenant Award for Community. The award for Community is given to those individuals who have been committed to serving the Augustana community.
Seventeen Augustana students will be presenting posters at the National American Chemical Society Meeting and Symposium March 21-25 in San Francisco, CA. All the Augustana students attending the conference were involved in summer research projects in 2009.
Three women from Augustana are among the 54 nominees for the YWCA Tribute to Women Awards. The nominees include Dr. Julie Ashworth, asst. professor of Education; senior Jamie Horter from Bristol, S.D., and Joyce Stuelpnagel Nelson, retired professor of Nursing.
Augustana College Viking basketball standout Cody Schilling and Head Coach Tom Billeter were featured on LifeTouch Media's "Life to the Max" show on Minneapolis' WCCO TV on Saturday, February 27. The show is hosted by WCCO radio and television personality, Mike Max.
Five Augustana students have been chosen to perform with the Augustana Orchestra for the annual Concerto-Aria to be held May 8 at Our Savior’s Lutheran Church. An outside panel of three judges selected the students during auditions held Sunday in Kresge Recital Hall.
Dr. Patrick Hicks, associate professor of English/Journalism at Augustana, has had a fifth poetry collection published. This London was published recently in the United Kingdom and Ireland and is now available in the United States, Australia, and New Zealand.
Dakota Life, produced by South Dakota Public Broadcasting, includes an interview with physics professor, Dr. Drew Alton. The segment focuses on the Davis-Bachall scholarship program at the Sanford Underground Science and Engineering Laboratory.
Augustana sophomore basketball standout Cody Schilling from Ellsworth, Minnesota is Mike Max's featured guest on "Life to the Max," to be broadcast this Saturday evening, February 27 at 11:00 p.m. on WCCO TV, Channel 4, Minneapolis.