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Nov. 20, 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.

Nov. 20: Worship, Pastor Paul, featuring the Brass Choir, 10 a.m., Chapel of Reconciliation.

Nov. 20-24: Theatre, “Midsummer Night’s Dream,” Edith Mortensen Theatre. 

Nov. 20: Men’s Basketball v. Presentation College, 7 p.m., Elmen.

Nov. 21: Women’s Basketball v. Presentation College, 7 p.m., Elmen.

Nov. 22: Worship, senior Tabby Sanderson, 10 a.m., Chapel of Reconciliation.

Nov. 22: Reception for “Graphic Design Invitational,” 7 p.m., Eide/Dalrymple Gallery. Exhibit runs through Dec. 12.

Nov. 22: Rendezvous international student presentation on Tunisia, 3 p.m., Back Alley.

Nov. 23: Men’s Basketball v. Dakota State, 7 p.m.

Nov. 24: Worship, Pastor Ann, 11 a.m.; Catholic Mass, 8 p.m., Fr. O’Dell Chapel of Reconciliation.

Nov. 25: Worship, Sun Matins, 10 a.m., Chapel.

Nov. 25: Discussion: The Can Kicks Back, 3:30 p.m., GSC 100.

Nov. 25: Recital: Trombone Choir, 7:30 p.m., Kresge Recital Hall.


Nov. 27-29: College closed for Thanksgiving Break.

Nov. 30: Women’s basketball vs. Midland University, 2 p.m., Elmen.

Dec. 1: Worship, Catholic Mass, 7 p.m., Fr. O’Dell Chapel of Reconciliation.

Dec. 2: Worship, Richard Bowman and the Clarinet Choir, 10 a.m., Chapel of Reconciliation.

Dec. 2-3: Bone Marrow Registry Drive, 10 a.m. – 2 p.m., Siverson Lounge.

Dec. 3: Worship, Catholic Mass, 10 a.m. Fr. O’Dell Chapel of Reconciliation.

Dec. 4: Worship, Pastor Ann and Angelus, 10 a.m., Chapel of Reconciliation.

Dec. 4: Carl Grupp Retrospective Exhibit Reception, 5-7 p.m., CWS galleries.

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Celebrate Thanksgiving on Nov. 25

ThanksgivingThis Thanksgiving, Augustana is thankful for its dedicated and talented faculty and staff who serve our students with passion, integrity and professionalism each and every day.

Please join us as we celebrate the blessings of our campus community at our annual Thanksgiving Dinner, set for 4:30 – 7 p.m. on Monday, Nov. 25, in the Ordal Dining Room.

Thank you for sharing your gifts with Augustana and best wishes for a blessed Thanksgiving!
Upcoming Lecture Opportunities

Make plans to reserve your seat at these exciting discussions:

  • Nov. 22: Rendezvous Program Explores Tunisia. Students from the country of Tunisia will be presenting on their home country at 3 p.m. on Friday, Nov. 22, in the 3-in-1 room (located on the second level of the Morrison Commons), part of the Rendezvous Program organized by the International Programs Office.

  • Nov. 25: The Can Kicks Back. The national debt, the federal budget, and how they will impact young Americans and future generations will be the topic of the Generational Equity event at 3:30 p.m. on Monday, Nov. 25, in room 100 of the Gilbert Science Center.

  • Dec. 11: Biology Seminar. Join the Biology Department for its Fall Biology Seminars in the Gilbert Science Center. At 3 p.m. on Wednesday, Dec. 11, we'll hear about “Raw Functions of Sushi Domain Containing 2 (SUSD2) in Breast Tumorigenesis” by Dr. Kristi Egland in GSC room 101.

Theatre Presents "A Midsummer Night’s Dream"

The Performing and Visual Arts will present Shakespeare’s “A Midsummer Night’s Dream” at 7:30 p.m. Nov. 20-23 and at 2:30 p.m. on Sunday, Nov. 24, in the Edith Mortensen Center Theater. The play is directed by Dan Workman and includes a student cast of 10 actors and six crew members working behind the scenes.

Reception for Graphic Design Invitational Set for Nov. 22

The juried exhibit "Creative Types: Graphic Design Invitational" will open beginning Thursday, Nov. 21, in the Eide/Dalrymple Gallery. A reception for the show will be held from 7-9 p.m. on Friday, Nov. 22, in the Gallery. Entries will be accepted through Friday, Nov. 1.

Opera Directed by Lisa Grevlos Earns National Award

Sounds of South Dakota’s 2012 opera production of W. A. Mozart’s “The Magic Flute,” staged and directed by Augustana's Dr. Lisa Grevlos, associate professor of music, was awarded second prize in the National Opera Association’s 2012-13 Professional Opera Production Competition.

Trombone Choir Recital Set for Nov. 25

Join us for the Augustana College and Community Trombone Choir performance at 7:30 p.m. on Monday, Nov. 25, in Kresge Recital Hall, under the direction of Vance Shoemaker. Tickets are available at www.augietickets.com.

Fellow Students Help Senior Build Home

This fall, Augustana senior Sarah Domangue, a single mother of a child with special needs, received a home from Habitat for Humanity, a non-profit organization that helps build and preserve homes for people in need. Members of the Augustana Football Team and Augustana’s Student Council for Exceptional Children (SCEC) also volunteered on the build.

Bone Marrow Registry Drive

Augustana will host a Be The Match® registry drive for potential bone marrow donors from 10 a.m. - 2 p.m. on Tuesday, Dec. 3, and Wednesday, Dec. 4, in the Siverson Lounge.

Percussion Ensemble Presents "Invisible Proverb" Dec. 4

The Augustana Percussion Ensemble, under the direction of Dr. John Pennington, will present its fall concert at 7:30 p.m. on Wednesday, Dec. 4, in Kresge Recital Hall.

Students Act to Support Typhoon Haiyan Relief

Typhoon Haiyan, the year’s most powerful super storm, affected a total of 9.5 million people and displaced at least 600,000 across the Philippines. To offer relief to Haiyan survivors, Augustana Serving and Learning Together (SALT) has made donation jars available in the Huddle, Chapel and Residence Halls. All contributions will be donated to the United Nations Children’s Fund (UNICEF).

Call for Artwork: Juried Exhibit to Celebrate SD Quasquicentennial

The Center for Western Studies (CWS) at Augustana has announced a juried art exhibit and sale of original works of art by current and past residents of South Dakota in observance of the state's 125th anniversary of statehood. Learn more and download the artist proposal form.

Student Runners Raise $750 for Special Olympics

Augustana student runners raised $750 for Special Olympics South Dakota through the second annual Langskip 5K, held on Saturday, Oct. 19, during Viking Days. Student leaders visited Special Olympics on Tuesday, Nov. 12, to present their gift.

Alumnus Journals About Experiences in Hungary

“Vagyok Thad. Beszélek angolul és egy kicsit magyar.” This is how Thad Titze ’13 (Watertown, S.D.) introduces himself lately; a sample of the Hungarian he's picked up over the last three months while living in Nyirtelek, Hungary, as a part of the Young Adults in Global Mission (YAGM), a one-year volunteer and mission opportunity through the ELCA.

Christmas Ideas

  • The Center for Western Studies Gift Shop: A wonderful place to find one-of-a-kind artwork and jewelry from regional artisans. The Gift Shop also features CWS Publications, specialty books, and more. View items.

  • 2013 Holiday Poinsettia Sale: Each year, the Augustana community donates thousands of gifts to deserving children in the Sioux Falls area. When you purchase a Christmas Poinsettia, you will be helping student groups raise money that will be used to purchase gifts for the following organizations: Children's Inn, Children's Home Society, Heartland House, Lutheran Social Services, and the Boys and Girls Club of the Sioux Empire.

  • The 2013 Augustana Christmas Ornament: Order today to add Santa Ole to your collection. You also can order designs from previous years to deck your tree in Augustana spirit. Proceeds benefit student scholarships through the Friends of Augustana.

  • Augustana Christmas Music Events: Celebrate the spirit of the season at Vespers (Dec. 6-8) and at the Band Extravaganza (Dec. 12).


  • Dr. Pamela A. Schroeder (Nursing) was selected for membership in The International Nurses Association, Worldwide Leaders in Healthcare. Membership is limited to professionals who have demonstrated leadership and achievement in the field of nursing in creating new possibilities in the treatment and diagnosis of disease and improvement of the quality of life across the borders of humanity.

  • Dr. Julie Ashworth (Education) spent a month in India lecturing and participating in the international graduate program,Teachers for Peace, Doctrine and Practice of Ahimsa for K-12 Teachers, affiliated with the International School for Jain Studies at Claremont University and Mangalayatan University in India. She has been asked to co-direct the program for summer 2014.

  • Dr. Sandra Looney(English/Journalism) was recognized as the South Dakota Library Association's 2013 Friend of the Library at the SDLA/NDLA/MPLA Tri-conference in September.

  • Dr. Laurie Jungling (Religion/Philosophy/Classics) and Dr. Rocki Wentzel (Religion/Philosophy/Classics) co-authored an essay for the book “Augustine on Beauty, Bodies, and the Apocalypse,” in Augustine and the Apocalyptic in the series: Augustine in Conversation: Tradition and Innovation. Edited by Doody, Kloos and Paffenroth. New York: Lexington Books.

  • Dr. Leigh Vicens (Philosophy) had a paper accepted for publication titled, "Physical Causal Closure and Non-Coincidental Mental Causation" Philosophia. Dr. Vicens also presented a paper at the Central States Philosophical Association titled: “Divine Impeccability, Human Sin, and the Nature of Human Freedom.” In addition, she gave comments on a paper by Philip Osborne, “Skeptical Theism and Skepticism about Philosophy.”

  • Dr. Landon Karr (Anthropology) presented an invited paper titled "Taphonomy, Bone Fracture, and Archaeological Interpretation: Assessing the Use and Reuse of Megafaunal Bones in North America" in Tel Aviv, Israel, at a conference on "The Origins of Recycling: A Palaeolithic Perspective."

  • Dr. Michael Rueter (Modern Foreign Languages) presented the paper "The Prophetic Sensibility of Some Aljamiado Texts: Motives and Topoi" at the 2013 European Studies Conference in Omaha, Neb.

  • At the 2013 South Central Modern Language Association (SCMLA) conference in New Orleans, La., Dr. Scott Fish (Modern Foreign Languages) chaired the session "French in North America" and also chaired the executive board meeting of Pi Delta Phi, the National French Honor Society, for which he is serving a second term as national president.

  • Dr. Mike Mullin (History) presented a paper titled “Progressivism and Its Association with the South Dakota Academy of Science’s Creation" at the 2013 Northern Great Plains Conference at the University of Wisconsin. Dr. Mullin also gave three lectures at the library in Watertown, S.D., focused on Abraham Lincoln. The discussions were titled “Lincoln: The Constitution and the Civil War.” The National Constitution Center and the American Library Association Public Programs Office organized the exhibit with the help of a major grant from the National Endowment for the Humanities (NEH): Great Ideas Brought to Life.

  • Dr. Geoff Dipple (History) presented a paper titled "Dutch Mennonites and the Anabaptist Contribution to Religious Toleration" at the Sixteenth Century Studies Conference in San Juan, Puerto Rico. In addition, he also organized four panels for the conference and served as chair for one panel.

  • Dr. Pamela Schroeder, Dr. Deborah Letcher, Jean Herrmann and Mary Nelson (Nursing) presented “Culture of Caring: Cultivating a Transformative Education-Practice Partnership” during the poster presentation at the fifth annual Sanford Fall Nursing Research and Evidence-based Practice Conference.

  • Beth Karel (Nursing) and May 2013 Nursing graduates Brandon Varilek, Whitney Steenstra, Jordan Tanis-Heyenga, and Amanda Wagner, presented Insights from Healthcare Professionals Regarding Palliative Care Options on South Dakota Reservations” at the 39th annual Conference of the Transcultural Nursing Society in Albuquerque, N.M.; at the Avera McKennan Nursing EBP/Research Conference in Sioux Falls; and at the fifth annual Sanford Fall Nursing Research and Evidence-based Practice Conference.

  • Dr. Patrick Hicks (English& Journalism) was a featured reader at the John R. Milton Conference at the University of South Dakota.  He was also on a panel discussion titled, "Is South Dakota Experiencing a Literary Renaissance?"

  • Dr. Lindsay Twa (Art) delivered the eigth annual Orland J. Rourke Lecture in the Philosophy and History of Art at Concordia College in Moorhead, Minn. Her talk was titled "Evil Dictators, Cannibalism and Zombies: American Visions of Haiti in the 1920s, 30s, and Beyond.”

  • Dr. Scott Klungseth(HPER) provided a two-hour professional development workshop to the elementary classroom teachers, aids, and special area teachers of the Beresford School District on implementing Michelle Obama's Let's Move Active Schools program.

  • Dr. John Pennington (Music) premiered a new work by composer Philip Parker for flute, English horn, and percussion in Little Rock, Ark., at the University of Central Arkansas, Arkansas Tech, and St. Luke's Episcopal Church.


Just in time for Thanksgiving dinner…

  • Oak dining room table and 6 chairs (2 captain chairs)  66" x 44"  with 2 additional 15" leaves:  $400.00.
  • Pier One wicker and espresso wrought iron 8-piece bedroom set.
    King headboard and frame, 6-drawer dresser: 3-drawer dresser, 5-drawer chest, 2 night stands, matching mirror: $500.00.
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