1 p.m. SATURDAY UPDATE: Student Groups Departing Cairo Sunday and Feb. 1

Members of the Augustana Band and other Band Tour travelers remain in Cairo in anticipation of their scheduled flight home, which has now been re-scheduled to depart at 2:25 p.m. on Sunday, Jan. 30 (6:25 a.m. CST Sunday). The remaining travelers will depart on Tuesday, Feb. 1. 

4:30 p.m. SATURDAY UPDATE: Band Egyptian Tour Status

At 3:45 p.m. CST Augustana officials communicated with Band leadership in Cairo, Egypt, who reported that all students and Tour travelers remain safe and secure. The "King Tut" and "Sphinx" groups are scheduled to depart at 2:25 p.m. on Sunday, Jan. 30 (6:25 a.m. CST Sunday).

Thought Leader Forum to Discuss 'Why Art Matters'

If dictionaries define ‘cowboy’ as someone with intense qualities – think independence, think aggressiveness – then meet Bob Booker, class of ’77, Lone Ranger for the arts. His discussion on "Why Art Matters" will begin at 11:30 a.m. on Thursday, Feb. 24. 

'St. Mark Passion' Cantata Set for March 9-10 at Augustana

The Augustana Chamber Choir, area musicians and student actors will present the “St. Mark Passion,” a cantata based on the suffering of the Messiah, according to the Gospel of Mark, at 7:30 p.m. on Ash Wednesday, March 9, and Thursday, March 10, in Augustana’s Chapel of Reconciliation.

Former VP for Student Affairs Dr. Jorgen Thompson Dies at 89

During his 39-year tenure, Dr. Thompson served Augustana in a variety of roles, including: dean of men, professor of psychology, vice president for student affairs and director of the Learning Support Center. He retired in 1986.