The Augustana: Summer 2011

The summer issue of The Augustana, the magazine for alumni and friends of the College, features the work of alumni, students and faculty who are paving new frontiers in science, medicine and research, including 1978 grads Dr. Tom Braithwaite and Dr. Patrick Casey.

Grant Will Promote Student Teaching in High-Needs Classrooms

Thanks to a new Service Learning grant, 30 Augustana education majors who volunteer to conduct their student teaching in high-needs classrooms will now be eligible to receive a $2,000 voucher good toward their outstanding student loans or graduate school.

Stained Glass Features Creation, Christ, Church

The chancel facade at the new Gloria Dei Lutheran Church in Sioux Falls features a 24-panel ecclesiastical stained-glass design, created by Augustana's Scott Parsons, assistant professor of art. "It is .. my hope that this design will resonate with each viewer as a celebratory offering of thanksgiving for all that God has given to us," Parsons has said.

Robert Aldern, Professor Emeritus of Art, Dies at 82

Called a "guiding light for the Art Department and for Augustana College," Robert Aldern, professor emeritus of Art, former department chair and Artist-in-Residence, died on Saturday, June 11. He was 82. A memorial service will be held at 2 p.m. on Saturday, June 18, at Our Savior's Lutheran Church.

Gift Will Name Soccer Field

“Today we celebrate the leadership and generosity of Kent and Judy Morstad, two of our own whose fond memories of their time at Augustana and their love of athletics inspired them to give back ... We are deeply grateful for this gift,” said Rob Oliver, president of the College.

'A Harvest of Words' Named Finalist for High Plains Book Award

“A Harvest of Words: Contemporary South Dakota Poetry,” the anthology edited by Dr. Patrick Hicks, Augustana's Writer-in-Residence, and published by the Center for Western Studies, has been named a finalist for a High Plains Book Award. Hicks will read from the book at the annual CWS June Event, "Song and Poetry of the Great Plains," set for Tuesday, June 14.

In the News: 200 Attend Business Conference at Augustana

Two hundred local business owners and entrepreneurs learned more about “Innovation in a Changing Marketplace” at the third annual Sioux Falls Business Conference, held earlier today on Augustana's campus. Featured speakers included Jeff Broin, CEO of POET, and Sioux Falls Mayor Mike Huether.