Augustana Director of Campus Safety Rick Tupper serves as the Vice-Chairman for Honor Flight, which takes South Dakota's World War II veterans to see their memorial in Washington, D.C. After four completed flights, Honor Flight is looking ahead to more trips in 2010.
Four current Augustana students join two alums as co-authors of a paper published in the December 2009 issue of Physical Review A, a section of the Physical Review journal dedicated to atomic, molecular, and optical physics research.
An 84-63 win over St. Cloud State Sunday night at the Sioux Falls Arena gave head women’s basketball coach Dave Krauth his 400th career win. Krauth has been a head coach at Augustana for 21 seasons and has a career record of 400-186.
Sarah Karlstad, a sophomore art major from Mitchell, SD, designed the new logo unveiled today by Sioux Falls Transit (SFT). Earlier this year, SFT introduced new buses with an updated look and decided to update the name and logo as well.
Dr. John Pennington, professor of music and percussionist with the South Dakota Symphony Orchestra, provided a performance Saturday on a rare American Gamelan instrument, one of only two being used anywhere in the world.
Andrew Kightlinger, Augustana '08, has won Best Original Screenplay at the Newport International Film Festival. Principal photography for the film begins in June in central South Dakota and in the Badlands.
The most recent Augustana Thought Leader Forum featured Dr. Peg Preston, Associate Professor of History, and Dr. Patrick Hicks, Associate Professor of English. After the forum, the duo continued their discussion on Inside Keloland.
Augustana joins colleges and universities throughout the US in observing International Education Week (IEW) November 16-20. This year, more than 130 Augustana students will be traveling to 25 countries and seven continents.
Augustana is hosting the second annual Sioux Falls First Lego League scrimmage on Saturday, November 21, in Gilbert Science Center. The scrimmage provides local teams an opportunity to prepare for the state event.
The 2009 Augustana football season is not over quite yet. The Vikings (8-3) have been selected to play in the 45th Annual Mineral Water Bowl, scheduled for Saturday, December 5, in Excelsior Springs, MO.