Viking Days 2014: Reunion Year and Affinity Gatherings

Select your graduation year to learn more about Viking Days social gatherings for your class

Class of 1954   Class of 1959   class of 1964   class of 1969
class of 1974   class of 1979   class of 1984   class of 1989
class of 1994   class of 1999   class of 2004   class of 2009  
class of 2014

WEBS

Calling all WEBS! Join us on Saturday afternoon, Sept. 27, following the football game at The Other Place, 901 W. 41st St. Coaches and athletic administrators will be there to catch up and reminisce about famous WEBS antics and other Augie stories. Questions? Contact Jon Eng at eng@augie.edu to learn more.

Class of 1954

First, join us for the Honor Guard luncheon, a festive luncheon for graduates who have celebrated their 50th class reunion beginning at 11:30 a.m. on Friday, Sept. 26, in the 3-in-1 Room inside Morrison Commons. This event will feature a discussion by Dr. Lynwood Oyos, professor emeritus of history, on his latest book, "Reveille for Sioux Falls."

Class agent John Knudson encourages classmates to attend the “Blast,” the all-Augustana celebration of Viking Days for alumni, friends, parents, faculty and staff beginning at 7 p.m. on Friday, Sept. 26, at the Sioux Falls Convention Center.

On Saturday, Sept. 27, classmates will gather in the Friendship Room at Our Savior's Lutheran Church beginning at 6 p.m. "We want this to be our time together where can share with everyone something of our life in the last 5 years. This is the only time when we can focus just on US. We will order a simple meal, like pizza, and be through in time for Viking Varieties at 9:30 p.m.," says Knudson. Read the rest of John Knudson's class agent letter.


Class of 1959

First, join us for the Honor Guard luncheon, a festive luncheon for graduates who have celebrated their 50th class reunion beginning at 11:30 a.m. on Friday, Sept. 26, in the 3-in-1 Room inside Morrison Commons. This event will feature a discussion by Dr. Lynwood Oyos, professor emeritus of history, on his latest book, "Reveille for Sioux Falls."

Next, class agent Dorothy Satre encourages classmates to gather at 2:30 p.m. on Friday, Sept. 26, at the Center for Active Generations, 2300 W 46th Street in Sioux Falls.

“Our class will gather for conversation, fun, coffee and treats – a time to be just our class. We will also have a time of remembering those who have died since our 50th reunion. To hear from everyone, we’ll have a “Show and Tell” time.  Please wear an item of clothing or carry an item that represents a hobby, trip, project, or event you will briefly share with the whole group. Using both of our senses of seeing and hearing may help our memory of what is shared.  There is no charge for this event except maybe a donation basket to cover coffee and treats,” Satre said. Read the rest of Dorothy Satre's letter.

Then, join your classmates at the “Blast,” the all-Augustana celebration of Viking Days for alumni, friends, parents, faculty and staff beginning at 7 p.m. on Friday, Sept. 26, at the Sioux Falls Convention Center. On Saturday, Sept. 27, join classmates on Grange Avenue to view the Viking Days parade followed by the tailgate (11:30 a.m.) and football game, which begins at 1 p.m.


Class of 1964

The 50th Class Reunion Planning Committee and class agent David Lerseth encourage classmates to begin Viking Days weekend with a reception beginning at 7 p.m. on Thursday, Sept. 25, at the Fellows’ Presidential Residence (37th Street and Grange Avenue)
“Join us for an informal reception for our class with light snacks and beverages with an opportunity to make a donation for the refreshments,” Lerseth said.

Other activities for the Class of 1964 include:

Friday, Sept. 26

Saturday, Sept. 27

  • 11:30 a.m.: 50th Reunion Tailgate, Fellows’ Presidential Residence (37th Street and Grange Avenue).
  • 7:30 p.m.: 50th Class Reunion Social, Ron and Eloise (Spilde) Hefty’s home, 2820 S Saint Charles Lane, Sioux Falls. Beverages and snacks will be provided with an opportunity to make a donation for the refreshments.


Class of 1969

First, join your classmates at the “Blast,” the all-Augustana celebration of Viking Days for alumni, friends, parents, faculty and staff beginning at 7 p.m. on Friday, Sept. 26, at the Sioux Falls Convention Center.

On Saturday, Sept. 27, join classmates on Grange Avenue to view the Viking Days parade followed by the tailgate (11:30 a.m.) and football game, which begins at 1 p.m. Next, class agent Cynthia Johnson encourages classmates to gather from 4-8 p.m. at Elements on 8th, located inside the downtown Hilton Garden Inn, 201 East 8th. Registration is not required.  Food and drinks can be purchased individually.

“Elements on 8th has a lot of space for mingling and ample parking. Downtown SF has changed a lot since 1969!” Johnson said. Read the rest of Cyndi Johnson's class letter.


Class of 1974

Join your classmates at the “Blast,” the all-Augustana celebration of Viking Days for alumni, friends, parents, faculty and staff beginning at 7 p.m. on Friday, Sept. 26, at the Sioux Falls Convention Center. On Saturday, Sept. 27, join classmates on Grange Avenue to view the Viking Days parade followed by the tailgate (11:30 a.m.) and football game, which begins at 1 p.m. Saturday evening, classmates are invited to gather in the lower level of Minerva's. "Our class is having a special gathering on Saturday in the lower level of Minerva’s restaurant in downtown Sioux Falls (corner of 11th & Phillips) from 6:30 to 9 pm. There will be heavy hors d’oeuvres and a cash bar. The cost for this Saturday evening gathering is $20 per person and can be paid at the door," say classmates Patsy Holzwarth and Bob & Joan Thimjon. Read the rest of their letter to the class of 1974.


Class of 1979

Join your classmates at the “Blast,” the all-Augustana celebration of Viking Days for alumni, friends, parents, faculty and staff beginning at 7 p.m. on Friday, Sept. 26, at the Sioux Falls Convention Center. On Saturday, Sept. 27, look to meet at the 35 year banner for the Class of 1979 at the Viking Days parade. Following the game, we plan to gather as a class at CJ Callaway's. The pub opens at 5 p.m., so drop in and drop out as your schedule dictates. Drinks and food are on your own … but the conversation and reconnecting will be a group effort! Callaway’s address is 500 E. 69th St. on the south side of Sioux Falls. Read more of Jim and Sue McAdaragh's class letter.


Class of 1984

First, join your classmates at the “Blast,” the all-Augustana celebration of Viking Days for alumni, friends, parents, faculty and staff beginning at 7 p.m. on Friday, Sept. 26, at the Sioux Falls Convention Center. On Saturday, Sept. 27, look for a designated area for the Class of 1984 at the Viking Days parade.

Next, class agent Peder Fedde and reunion chair Jim Sackreiter encourage classmates to gather at 5:30 p.m. on Saturday, Sept. 27, at Falls Overlook Café, 825 N. Weber Avenue in Sioux Falls.

“The Class of ’84 is encouraging all alumni from the 1980s to join them for a reunion gathering at the Falls Overlook Café. Social hour will begin at 5:30 p.m. and dinner is available at 6 p.m. for $20. Contact Jim Sackreiter at jim@sackreiter.net or join the Augustana College (SD) 80's Reunion on Facebook for more information,” Sackreiter said. Read the full letter to the Class of 1984.


Class of 1989

First, join your classmates at the “Blast,” the all-Augustana celebration of Viking Days for alumni, friends, parents, faculty and staff beginning at 7 p.m. on Friday, Sept. 26, at the Sioux Falls Convention Center. On Saturday, Sept. 27, look for a designated area for the Class of 1989 at the Viking Days parade.

Next, class agents Marin Huber and Jonathan Toso encourage classmates to gather on the patio or in the pub area of Tre Lounge on the corner of 33rd and Spring after Saturday’s football game. See Marin and Jonathan's top 25 reasons to attend the reunion!


Class of 1994

Join your classmates at the “Blast,” the all-Augustana celebration of Viking Days for alumni, friends, parents, faculty and staff beginning at 7 p.m. on Friday, Sept. 26, at the Sioux Falls Convention Center. On Saturday, Sept. 27, look for a designated area for the Class of 1994 at the Viking Days parade. After the game, your class agents Marty Moore, Suzy Schramm and Corey Camp have organized a gathering for "the best class on the planet." The class is invited to gather in the lounge area of The District for more conversation and catching up. Read all of their recent class letter.


Class of 1999

Join your classmates at the “Blast,” the all-Augustana celebration of Viking Days for alumni, friends, parents, faculty and staff beginning at 7 p.m. on Friday, Sept. 26, at the Sioux Falls Convention Center. On Saturday, Sept. 27, look to meet at the 15 year banner for the Class of 1999 at the Viking Days parade. The class will gather at Bracco (located at 57th and Western in Sioux Falls) on Saturday, Sept. 27 starting at 6:30 p.m. Hope to see many of you there!


Class of 2004

First, join your classmates at the “Blast,” the all-Augustana celebration of Viking Days for alumni, friends, parents, faculty and staff beginning at 7 p.m. on Friday, Sept. 26, at the Sioux Falls Convention Center. On Saturday, Sept. 27, look to meet at the 10 year banner for the Class of 2004 at the Viking Days parade.

Next, class agents Leah Khan and Rhea Staniszewski encourage classmates to gather at 7 p.m. on Saturday, Sept. 27, at Monk’s House of Ale Repute, 420 E 8th Street in Sioux Falls. Catch up on all the news from Leah and Rhea.


Class of 2009

Join your classmates at the “Blast,” the all-Augustana celebration of Viking Days for alumni, friends, parents, faculty and staff beginning at 7 p.m. on Friday, Sept. 26, at the Sioux Falls Convention Center. On Saturday, Sept. 27, look for the 5 year banner for the Class of 2009 at the Viking Days parade. After the game, join Heather Barthelman (Kari Rasmussen Lee's stand-in class agent for the weekend!) and the rest of your class in the lounge area of Grille 26, located at 26th St. and Western Ave. Read more of Heather's letter to classmates.


Class of 2014

Come back to Augustana for your first class reunion! Join your classmates at the “Blast,” the all-Augustana celebration of Viking Days for alumni, friends, parents, faculty and staff beginning at 7 p.m. on Friday, Sept. 26, at the Sioux Falls Convention Center. Class agents Matt Anderson and Amanda Strenge have chosen to gather at the 18th Amendment on 41st Street after Saturday's football game - hope to see you there! Catch up on all the news from Matt and Amanda.