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Alumna Wins Metropolitan Opera District Competition

Augustana alumna Alyssa Nance, class of 2008, won the Nebraska District of the Metropolitan Opera National Council Auditions held Saturday in Lincoln. She advances to the Upper Midwest Region Finals to be held February 6 in St. Paul, Minn.

Students Engage with Historical Documents during Interim

January finds Augustana students transcribing original historical documents on deposit in the College’s Center for Western Studies archives. The new course, “Unlocking the Archives,” supports both Augustana’s major in anthropology and minor in Northern Plains studies.

Submissions Invited for Claire Donaldson Short Play Festival

Augustana College and The Great Plains Dramatist Exchange seek submissions for the Claire Donaldson ‘8 in 48’ Short Play Festival. Submissions will be accepted through May 15, 2010. A scholarship and cash prizes are offered.

KELO TV: Augie's Dalton - Small Size, Big Impact

Augustana point guard Jordan Dalton had to wait his turn to crack the starting lineup. Playing behind guys like Corey McIntosh and Marques Blank will do that to you. But he paid his dues, and now, Dalton is making a big impact - despite his small stature.

Alumnus Assists in Treatment of Haiti Earthquake Casualties

Dr. Dale Peterson, class of 1960, is assisting in the medical treatment of those injured in the Haiti earthquake. He is a volunteer physician at Hôpital Sacré Coeur in Milot, located about 75 miles from Port-au-Prince.

Augustana Releases 2008-2009 Annual Report

The Annual Report is now available online to view fundraising, endowment and economic performance, as well as quality and cost comparisons with other institutions. Augustana’s fiscal year runs from August 1, 2008, through July 31, 2009.

Augustana Alumni Safe Following Haiti Earthquake

Two Augustana alumni were among the many American missionaries serving in Haiti at the time of Tuesday’s massive earthquake. Both Jonathan Larson, class of 2006, and Sarah Thomson, class of 2007, survived the disaster.

Dr. Robert Wright Talks Health Care Reform in The Daily Caller

Dr. Robert Wright, Nef Family Chair of Political Economy at Augustana, discusses health care reform in his recent editorial published by The Daily Caller. The DC is a 24/7 news site on current policy issues run by editor-in-chief Tucker Carlson.

Eighty-Seven Students Pursuing Studies Abroad

The 2010 January Interim at Augustana (January 4 thru 27) finds 87 students studying on seven continents - Africa, North America, South America, Antarctica, Asia, Australia/Oceania, and Europe. In addition, 13 Augustana faculty members are teaching courses abroad.

Alumnus Leads Release of New Industry Standard

Owen Ambur, who graduated from Augustana in 1972, was recently recognized for his efforts in the release of the newest innovation StratML from AIIM (www.aiim.org). Ambur served as chair of the committee responsible for the new standard.

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