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Sept. 25, 2013

Campus Calendar

Ongoing: Weekly Foreign Language Conversation Tables, All skill levels are welcome.

French, Mondays, 10-10:40 a.m., in Humanities 325.

German, Fridays, 4-5 p.m., in Humanities 317.

Spanish, Thursdays, 3-4 p.m., in Humanities 317.

Celebration of Cultures:

Through Dec. 7: Gallery Exhibit, “Why Are We: Carl Grupp – A Retrospective of a Life Half Finished,” Eide/Dalrymple Gallery and CWS.

Sept. 25: Biology Seminar, "Augustana REU Student Research," 3 p.m., GSC Room 101.

Sept. 25: Discussion, "Faith and Skepticism in the 21st Century," 7 p.m., Siverson Lounge.

Sept. 26: Thought Leader Forum on “O Brave New World: Encyclopædia Britannica Goes Digital," featuring Dale Hoiberg ‘71, 11:30 a.m., Callaway’s.

Sept. 27: Morning Worship, Amanda Johnson, senior speaker, 10 a.m., Chapel of Reconciliation.

Sept. 27: Rendezvous international student presentations on Ethiopia, 3 p.m., Back Alley.

Sept. 27: Volleyball vs. University of Mary, 7 p.m., Elmen.

Sept. 28: Soccer vs. Bemidji State, 1 p.m., Morstad Field.

Sept. 28: Volleyball vs. Minot State, 4 p.m., Elmen.

Sept. 28: CultureFest, 5 p.m., Campus Green and Patio

Sept. 29: Worship, First-Year Parent Weekend, 11 a.m.; Catholic Mass, 8 p.m., Chapel of Reconciliation.

Sept. 29: Soccer vs. Minnesota, Crookston, 1 p.m., Morstad Field.

Sept. 29: Recital, pianist Juyeon Kang, 3 p.m., Kresge.

Sept. 30: Morning Worship, Beth Boyens, 10 a.m., Chapel of Reconciliation.

Oct.1: Morning Worship, Catholic Mass, Fr. O'Dell, 10 a.m., Chapel of Reconciliation.

Oct. 1: Common Ground, 9 p.m., Chapel

Oct. 2: Morning Worship, Dr. Seasson Vitiello, Holy Communion, and the Augustana Choir, 10 a.m., Chapel of Reconciliation.

Oct. 3: National Student Day.

Oct. 3: ACTS Theatre, "The Pillowman," 7:30 p.m., EMC.

Oct. 4: Morning Worship, Jake Shama, senior speaker, 10 a.m., Chapel of Reconciliation.

Oct. 4: Rendezvous international student presentations on Kazakhstan/Malaysia, 3 p.m., Back Alley.

Oct. 4: Biology Seminar, “Applied ecology: replacing insecticides with natural enemies and ecological principles," Dr. Jon Lundgren, USDA ARS Lab, Brookings, S.D., 3 p.m., GSC Room 101.

Oct. 4: Chemistry Seminar featuring junior Garret Heiberger and Eric Habbe, 3 p.m., GSC 24.

Oct. 4: ACTS Theatre, "The Pillowman," 7:30 p.m., EMC.

Oct. 5: Men's and Women's Tennis, Augustana Invitational, Huether Tennis Centre, on campus.

Oct. 5: Football vs Wayne State, 1 p.m., Kirkeby-Over Stadium.

Oct. 5: ACTS Theatre, "The Pillowman," 7:30 p.m., EMC.

Oct. 6: Morning Worship, 11 a.m.; Catholic mass with Fr. O'Dell, 8 p.m., Chapel of Reconciliation

Oct. 7: Morning Worship and Pet Blessing, 10 a.m., Chapel of Reconciliation

Oct. 8: Koinonia, 10 a.m., Chapel of Reconciliation

Oct. 8: Common Ground, 9 p.m., Chapel

Oct. 9: Morning Worship, Bishop Dave Zellmer, Holy Communion and the Augustana Orchestra, 10 a.m., Chapel of Reconciliation

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Viking Days 2013

Reserve Tickets Now for Viking Days
More Than 900 Tickets Sold Already for All-Augustana Reunion, Varieties

Tickets are going fast for Viking Days 2013 events, including the All-Augustana Reunion and the 60th anniversary presentation of Viking Varieties set for Saturday, Oct. 19, at the Washington Pavilion. To date, more than 900 alumni and friends have registered for the weekend to celebrate Homecoming with us.

The majority of those are looking forward to seeing friends and former classmates. They also return to campus, research tells us, to see you – the faculty and staff members they knew during their time as students.

As a valued member of the Augustana community, you're invited to join students, alumni, and current and retired faculty/staff for Viking Days 2013!

View the full schedule of events online.

Ole Stock — Celebrate homecoming with the campus community at Ole Stock, a wonderful opportunity to meet new members of our community while having great food, fellowship and fun! Join us on Monday, Oct. 14 — picnic begins at 5 p.m.; coronation begins at 7 p.m, followed by fireworks. Elmen Center and Ronken Field at Karras Park (Baseball Stadium). Free, but RSVP is required! Register now.

All-Augustana Reunion — Augustana alumni from all years, students, and past and present faculty/staff are invited to this event taking place in the Washington Pavilion at 6 p.m. There will be designated locations for our milestone reunion classes (those ending in 3 and 8). YOU are invited to join us for great conversations, appetizers and fun.

Viking Varieties — This year marks the 60th anniversary year of our first Viking Varieties show. We are celebrating this special anniversary with ONE great performance at the Washington Pavilion. The doors open at 7:30 p.m. for an 8 p.m. performance in the Mary Sommervold Hall. The Performing and Visual Arts department, alumni artists and over 200 student performers will be working together to make this a "Varieties Like Never Before."

The Afterglow — The Afterglow is another great Viking Days tradition where the party continues after Varieties. We will enjoy desserts on all levels of the Pavilion and dancing with a DJ in the third-level lobby.

Special Pricing for Faculty/Staff Members
We are offering discounted tickets to our faculty and staff. All you have to do is select "Faculty/Staff" when registering. While you're there, you can use the same form to register yourself and your immediate family for Ole Stock!

  • All-Class Reunion/Viking Varieties/Afterglow
    Faculty/Staff can purchase up to (2) tickets for $25 each. (Regular ticket price $45.) Reserve tickets now!
  • Viking Varieties/Afterglow
    Faculty/Staff can purchase tickets for $20 each. (Regular ticket price $25.)We are looking forward to a great weekend — and we hope to celebrate it with you! Reserve tickets now!


Panel Discussion to Explore "Faith and Skepticism in the 21st Century"

Join us for a roundtable discussion on the topic “Faith and Skepticism in the 21st Century” at 7 p.m. on Wednesday, Sept. 25, in the Siverson Lounge. The event is free and open to the public.

Thought Leader Forum to Explore Evolution of Encyclopædia Britannica

Join us for the Fall Thought Leader Forum Series featuring alumnus Dr. Dale Hoiberg '71, senior vice president and editor-in-chief of Encyclopædia Britannica, at 11:30 a.m. on Thursday, Sept. 26.

Biology Seminars

Join the Biology Department for its Fall Biology Seminars in the Gilbert Science Center. At 3 p.m. on Wed., Sept. 25, we'll hear about students' Research Experience for Undergraduates (REU) in GSC Rm 101.

Pianist Juyeon Kang to Perform Sept. 29

Pianist Juyeon Kang will perform at Augustana College at 3 p.m. on Sunday, Sept. 29, in Kresge Recital Hall. The event is free and open to the public.

Viking Days Shirts Now On Sale

Choose from a t-shirt, baseball t-shirt, or sweatshirt commemorating Viking Days 2013! Order online.

Student Researchers Present Findings

Students presented their summer research findings to peers and faculty last week at Augustana's annual "Undergraduate Summer Research" poster presentation, held inside the Gilbert Science Center.

Mikkelsen Library Team Provides Region-Wide Leadership

This week, more than 400 librarians from 12 states will arrive in Sioux Falls for "The Library: All Travelers Welcome," a conference of the Mountain Plains Library Association in conjunction with the South Dakota and North Dakota Library Associations. Members of Augustana's Mikkelsen Library have played key roles in planning the conference.

Augustana Grad Works Behind the Screens at Google

Vince Vaughn and Owen Wilson competed in the fictionalized Google internship program in the summer movie “The Internship.” Well, they got the uniform right, and Laura (Pfeifer) Vardoulakis ’02 should know. She donned the new employee beanie earlier this year when she joined the user experience research team at Google’s Silicon Valley headquarters.

Hasseler Op-Ed: Education a Powerful Weapon for Peace

"Continued strong support for K-12 and higher education is needed to ensure that we are providing all of our young people with the most powerful weapon available to bring about lasting peace," writes Dr. Susan Hasseler, senior vice president for academic affairs and Dean of the College.

U.S. News Gives Top Marks to Augustana

Augustana is ranked No. 3 among the "Best Regional Colleges in the Midwest" according to the latest edition of “Best Colleges 2014” by U.S. News Media Group. Among the regional colleges listed in the publication's “Best Value Schools” study, Augustana is ranked No. 2 in the Midwest.

Augustana Awarded 2014 Military Friendly Schools Designation

Augustana has been named to the list of 2014 Military Friendly Schools, a distinction honoring the top 15 percent of colleges, universities and trade schools in the country that are doing the most to embrace America’s military service members, veterans, and spouses.
Maya Angelou

Maya Angelou to Appear on Campus Oct. 23

Dr. Maya Angelou, renowned poet and writer, will speak at Augustana at 7 p.m. on Wednesday, Oct. 23, at the Elmen Center. This will be the second time Angelou has appeared at the College. She previously spoke on campus in 2007.
Gov. Jon Huntsman

Gov. Jon Huntsman to Speak at Boe Forum on Public Affairs Nov. 4

Former governor of Utah, 2012 presidential candidate, and former U.S. ambassador to China and Singapore Gov. Jon Huntsman will discuss the "Geopolitics of China and the U.S." at 7 p.m. on Monday, Nov. 4, in the Elmen Center. Tickets are free but required.


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