8 p.m. FRIDAY UPDATE: Band Flight from Cairo Canceled; College Officials Working to Secure Other Flights
Augustana College officials are working closely with Egyptian tourism contractors to arrange alternative travel for members of the Augustana Band tour, following Delta Airlines’ announcement that Saturday’s flight No. 85 from Cairo to New York has been canceled.
The artwork of 24 local and regional artists will be on display Feb. 18-20 at the 31st annual Artists of the Plains Art Show and Sale, sponsored by the Center for Western Studies at Augustana College.
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.
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.
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.
Themed, “Extra[Ordinary] Lives," the first-ever TEDxSiouxFalls will feature eight speakers with South Dakota ties sharing their stories of triumph, tragedy and endurance. The event will begin at 1 p.m. on Monday, Jan. 31, at Augustana’s Edith Mortensen Center Theatre.
The Rev. Dr. Robert T. Wagner, class of 1954 and a 1988 Alumni Achievement Award winner, is hailed among many as one of South Dakota’s most earnest advocates for higher education. He was president of South Dakota State University from 1985 to 1997.
Millions saw their televised tribute to Michael Jackson, thousands packed Yankee Stadium to hear them sing at Pope Benedict XVI's Concert of Hope, and they've appeared on the "Oprah Winfrey Show." On Friday, Feb. 18, the Harlem Gospel Choir will perform in Sioux Falls in celebration of Black History Month.
Delegates to the annual meeting of the Augustana Association have elected Dr. Mary Jo Kreitzer, '73; Rickard Hedeby, '83; and Emil Her Many Horses, '79, to serve on the College’s Board of Trustees.
'The Spark,’ is set for 6 p.m. Saturday, April 16, at the Washington Pavilion. The evening will feature life-size historical photo galleries, food and drink buffets, presentation of the “Spirit of Augustana Awards,” a movie premiere and music and dancing at the Sesquicentennial Ball.