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Dec. 4, 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.

Dec. 4: Bone Marrow Registry Drive, 10 a.m. – 2 p.m., Siverson Lounge.

Dec. 4: Gallery Reception, Grupp Exhibit, 5-7 p.m., Center for Western Studies.

Dec. 4: Percussion Ensemble concert, 7:30 p.m., Kresge Recital Hall.

Dec. 6: Worship, Senior Jesse Fonkert and The Augustana Choir, 10 a.m., Chapel of Reconciliation.

Dec. 6: Rendezvous, international student presentation on Nepal, 3 p.m., Back Alley.

Dec. 6-8: Christmas Vespers.

Dec. 7: Basketball vs. University of Sioux Falls. Women's game: 4 p.m.; Men's game: 6 p.m., USF.

Dec. 8: Worship, 11 a.m. with Pastor Paul; 8 p.m. Catholic Mass with Fr. O’Dell, Chapel of Reconciliation.

Dec. 8: Wrestling vs. South Dakota State University, 2 p.m., Sanford Pentagon.

Dec. 9: Worship, Ronelle Thompson, 10 a.m., Chapel of Reconciliation.

Dec. 10-11: UBG Blood Drive, Commons Circle.

Dec. 11: Worship, Chris Crogan and the Collegiate Chorale, 10 a.m., Chapel of Reconciliation.

Dec. 11: Humanities Campus Christmas Party, 2-4 p.m., CVA atrium.

Dec. 11: Biology Seminar, 3 p.m., GSC room 101.

Dec. 12: President’s Open House, 4-8:30 p.m., Fellow’s Presidential Residence.

Dec. 12: Wrestling vs. U-Mary, 7 p.m., Elmen Center.

Dec. 12: International Theme Year Discussion on "Syrian-Lebanese Culture in the Dakotas," featuring Paul L. Whitney, 7 p.m., Humanities room 301.

Dec. 12: Augustana Bands’ Christmas Extravaganza, 7:30 p.m., Washington Pavilion.

Dec. 13: Last day of classes.

Dec. 13: Worship, 10 a.m., Chapel of Reconciliation.

Dec. 13: Rendezvous, international student presentation on Spain, 3 p.m., Back Alley.

Dec. 13: Basketball vs. Concordia-St. Paul. Women's game: 6 p.m.; Men's game: 8 p.m., Elmen Center.

Dec. 14: Semester Shutdown beginning at 1 p.m. Learn more and find additional details regarding Finals Week activities.

Dec. 14: Basketball vs. Minnesota State. Women's game: 4 p.m.; Men's game: 6 p.m., Elmen Center.

Dec. 14: Candelight Service 8:30 p.m., Chapel of Reconciliation.

Dec. 15: Midnight Madness at Our Savior’s Lutheran Church.

Dec. 16-19: Final Exams.

Dec. 17: Madsen Center Campus Christmas Lunch, 11:30 a.m. – 1 p.m., Madsen Center room 101.

Dec. 18: GSC Campus Christmas Party, 11:30 a.m. – 1 p.m., GSC 101.

Dec. 21: Basketball vs. Wayne State. Women’s game: 4 p.m.; Men’s game: 6 p.m., Elmen Center.

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In Celebration of Christmas

Christmas TreeIn an effort to help those in need this holiday season, Augustana students are collecting gifts for area teens and families.
  • For the second year, Augustana students involved in Serving and Learning Together (SALT) are overseeing Teen Town, a Salvation Army program that provides gifts to teens between 13-18 years of age from low-income families. Teen Town allows parents to choose a gift for their teenager once they have chosen gifts for their smaller children through the Salvation Army. Students are hoping to collect at least 550 gifts in the $20-$25 range by Sunday, Dec. 15. Gifts should be brought to the Student Services suite inside Morrison Commons. Monetary gifts for Teen Town can also be submitted online.
  • Gifts for children of all ages and adults can be deposited at any of the campus Christmas Giving trees, located inside the academic buildings and inside the Chapel of Reconciliation. These gifts will be distributed to area nonprofits, including Lutheran Social Services, Heartland House, Children's Inn, and others.
  • Those interested can also adopt an individual or family for the holiday season. These families, served by Lutheran Social Services, have recently arrived in the United States and have chosen to call Sioux Falls home. Learn more.
Campus Holiday Gatherings Planned
  • Humanities Christmas Party: 2-4 p.m., Wednesday, Dec. 11, CVA atrium.
  • Madsen Center Christmas Lunch: 11:30 a.m. – 1 p.m. on Tuesday, Dec. 17, Madsen Center room 101.

  • GSC Christmas Party: 11:30 a.m. – 1 p.m. on Wednesday, Dec. 18, GSC room 101.

Reception for Grupp Exhibit Tonight at the Center for Western Studies

The Center for Western Studies is presenting a gallery reception for “A Carl Grupp Retrospective” from 5-7 p.m. on Wednesday, Dec. 4, in the Galleries of the CWS; works will be on view through Saturday, Dec. 7.

Percussion Ensemble Presents "Invisible Proverb" Tonight

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.

Discussion Thursday to Focus on Climate Change

Gary Hanson, chair of the South Dakota Public Utilities Commission, will examine growing concerns over climate change at a public discussion sponsored by Augie Green, Augustana's environmental club, and the East River Group of the Sierra Club at 7 p.m. on Thursday, Dec. 5, in room 100 of the Gilbert Science Center. Due to weather conditions, this talk has been moved to Thursday, Dec. 5.

Christmas Vespers This Weekend

As part of Christmas at Augustana, the Performing and Visual Arts presents Christmas Vespers 2013 “Repeat the Sounding Joy!,” a musical celebration of Christmas featuring Augustana’s four choirs and the orchestra, Dec. 6-8. Performances will be held in Sioux Falls at Our Savior’s Lutheran Church and in Rapid City at Calvary Lutheran Church.

Biology Seminar to Feature Dr. Kristi Egland

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 Rm 101.

Through Dec. 12: Eide/Dalrymple Gallery Exhibit

The juried exhibit "Creative Types: Graphic Design Invitational," a collection of great design work originating in the Sioux Falls area, is open through Thursday, Dec. 12, in the Eide/Dalrymple Gallery.

Dec. 12: Speaker on Syrian-Lebanese Culture in the Dakotas

Join us on Thursday, Dec. 12, to hear Paul L. Whitney discuss "Syrian-Lebanese Culture in the Dakotas," as a visiting speaker on Augustana’s International Theme of “Islam in our Community, Past and Present.”

Augustana Bands' Christmas Extravaganza Set for Dec. 12

As part of Christmas at Augustana, the Performing and Visual Arts presents the Augustana Bands' Christmas Extravaganza, a holiday concert featuring nearly 200 instrumentalists at 7:30 p.m. on Thursday, Dec. 12, at the Washington Pavilion.

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.

Vocal Students Recognized at Statewide Music Convention

Augustana vocal students were recognized at the South Dakota Music Teacher Association (SDMTA)'s State Convention, held recently on the campus of South Dakota State University in Brookings, S.D.

Longtime Augustana Athletic Director Bill Gross Steps Down

After 28 years at the helm of the Augustana athletic department, Director of Athletics Bill Gross announced today he is stepping down and will take a position in Augustana’s Advancement Office as a Major Gifts Officer.

In the News: More Students Studying Abroad

The Institute of International Education recently reported a record number of students coming and going overseas for college. Learn more and hear from Donn Grinager, director of International Programs at Augustana, in this piece by KSFY-TV.

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.

  • 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).


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I am currently looking for a safe place to live with other females from around January 17 through May 23, 2014. If you know of anyone looking for a roommate or subleaser for a few months or a family willing to take in a college student please contact me at voet.sara@uwlax.edu or call 920.851.6216.


Order Branded Apparel Online

Are you interested in purchasing Augustana-branded apparel? In addition to the Bookstore, you can now purchase items online at Lands' End.

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