Augustana’s student and professional Residence Life staff learned a valuable lesson on Monday: how to save lives in the event of a fire. The group spent four hours preparing to deal with fire related emergencies as part of the College’s first Fire Safety Academy.
“The Augustana Coaches’ Show” debuts on ESPN-99.1 with host Jeff Fylling. The program originates live from Champps on Mondays between 5:00-6:00 p.m. and will be broadcast throughout the Vikings’ fall and winter seasons.
Saturday, September 5, will mark the first day of on-campus football at Augustana College since the 1956 season. To help celebrate the event and spread the excitement, the following advertisement is being aired on KELO-TV.
The Augustana Fund, the heart of the College’s annual giving program, surpassed its goal and celebrated a record year with $818,000 in total gifts for 2008-2009. The total raised is a 35% increase over the previous year.
Augustana College’s Department of Campus Safety and Sioux Falls Fire Rescue will host the inaugural Residence Life Fire Safety Academy, designed to prepare both student and professional residence life staff to address fire related emergencies.
Bob Hall is usually the one springing surprises, but Tuesday he was on the receiving end. Hall was greeted by a large contingent from the College and community unveiling of a bust bearing Hall’s likeness.
Pervez Musharraf, former President of Pakistan, is the speaker for the 2009 Boe Forum on Public Affairs, according to Dr. Harry Thompson, Interim Director of The Center for Western Studies at Augustana College.
The Augustana College-Community Orchestra is accepting members for the 2009-2010 season. Rehearsals are held Sunday nights from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. in the Humanities Center on campus, starting September 13.
Augustana is ranked high in U.S. News & World Report’s 2010 edition of America’s Best Colleges. Highlights of the college rankings will be published in the September issue.
Dr. Duane Matz, 72, who taught history at Augustana College for 30 years, died Monday, August 17, in Minneapolis, Minn. A memorial service will be held in Sioux Falls at a later date.