New Underwood Senior Wins Covenant Award for Community

Jenny Lockhart, a senior English and journalism major from New Underwood, S.D., is the recipient of the 2011 Augustana Covenant Award for Community, an honor given to individuals who have been committed to serving the Augustana community.

Eide/Dalrymple Gallery to Feature Works by Eleanor Spiess-Ferris

“Shallow Waters: The Art of Eleanor Spiess-Ferris,” an exhibition of large-scale paintings and drawings, will be on view March 11 through April 16. An opening reception with the artist will be held from 5 p.m. to 7 p.m. on Friday, March 11. The artist will give a gallery talk at 6 p.m.

Writer-in-Residence, S.D. Poet Laureate to Read, Discuss Poetry

Dr. Patrick Hicks, Augustana’s Writer-in-Residence, and David Allan Evans, Poet Laureate of South Dakota, will read and discuss poetry during “An Evening of Poetry with ‘The Guys’,” at 7 p.m. on Thursday, March 3, at Zandbroz Variety in downtown Sioux Falls.

Jazz on the Upper Great Plains to Feature Northlanders Jazz Band

The 37th annual Festival will feature world-famous trumpeter Wayne Bergeron, the Northlanders and 55 bands from area high schools and middle schools. In addition to performing, band members will participate in workshops hosted by Augustana music faculty and guest artists.

IN THE NEWS: Alumnus Argues 'Why Art Matters'

Executive Director of the Arizona Commission on the Arts Bob Booker, class of 1977, spoke about "Why Art Matters" at the Augustana Thought Leader Forum on Thursday, Feb. 24, in Sioux Falls.

'Augustana at 150' to Recount College's First 15 Decades

Pre-order your limited-edition hardcover memento of Augustana's Sesquicentennial today. The book tells the story of the College's first 150 years through never-before-seen images and interviews with iconic faculty members, administrators and students.

Civitas Lecture Series to Feature Ecologist, Theologian

Ecologist Dr. Carter Johnson will discuss “South Dakota’s Prairie Farm: An Experiment in Ecological and Economic Sustainability,” at 7 p.m. on Monday, March 14. Theologian Dr. Michelle Bartel will discuss “Love, Something a Good Deal More Dangerous: The Power of Subversive Ethics,” at 7 p.m. on Monday, March 28.

Arts Scholarship Auditions for Today, Feb. 21

Today's auditions for music, theatre and visual art scholarships will still be held as scheduled. However, if students are unable to safely travel to Augustana, we ask that you call 605.274.5451 to reschedule your visit. There are two more audition days: Saturday, Feb. 26 and Saturday, March 5.

Celebrating Augustana Presidents on President's Day

In honor of the Sesquicentennial and in celebration of President's Day, Augustana honors the College's 23 presidents who have guided the institution through 15 decades of history, including wars, economic depressions, the civil rights movement, and major advancements in technology.

Rapid City Senior Awarded Scholarship for Study Abroad

Senior Danielle (Dani) Doran, a government, French and English major from Rapid City, S.D., has been awarded a scholarship for summer study in France by Pi Delta Phi, the National French Honor Society. She will spend eight weeks at the American University of Paris.