04.21.14 — Cathy Lindamood, Augustana's assistant director of Study Abroad, passed away on Sunday, April 20, following a courageous battle with cancer. A memorial service is planned for next week at Augustana's Chapel of Reconciliation.
04.11.14 — Nine Augustana alumni are among the 50 women leaders who will be recognized Thursday, April 24, at EmBe's Tribute to Women awards. Originally established in 1974 as the Leader Luncheon, the annual tribute has become Sioux Falls' top celebration of local leadership.
04.08.14 — Courtland Nelson '72 retires April 21 as director of the Parks and Trails Division of the Minnesota Department of Natural Resources. The extra sales tax money under the 2008 Legacy Amendment is a major reason the Forest Lake native rates the state's parks and trails system in better shape than when he took the job in 2004. Read more
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04.07.14 — Leadership coach Rich Chapman '77 will join U.S. Representative Kristi Noem, U.S. Rep. Aaron Schock and two-time WNBA champion Olympia Scott to teach hundreds of South Dakota students about the power of positive leadership at the 2014 Lead Now! Youth Leadership Conference on Tuesday, April 15, in the Elmen Center on the Augustana campus.
04.07.14 — One year after tragedy struck the Boston Marathon, an Augustana alumna is preparing to run the 26-mile course as part of her bucket list. On Monday, April 21, Amy Young Barr ’95 (pictured, right) will don runner’s bib No. 20926 and run in the 2014 Boston Marathon.
04.04.14 — The new 125,000-square-foot Froiland Science Complex will feature space for hands-on research and discovery, open areas for student-faculty collaboration, and glass-enclosed laboratories designed to place science on display.
03.27.14 — Luther Seminary in St. Paul, Minn., elected the Rev. Dr. Robin J. Steinke, Augustana class of 1980, as its next president. Steinke is the first woman in the 145-year history of the seminary to be named president and will take office June 1.
03.27.14 — "His passion for the student-athlete experience, combined with his management skill, documented record of fundraising success with alumni and donors of all ages, and his deep knowledge of Sioux Falls and this region make him perfectly suited for this important role," President Rob Oliver said today of Slade Larscheid, Augustana's new director of athletics.
03.04.14 — Former Augustana president Dr. Lloyd Svendsbye died on Sunday, March 2, in Edina, Minn. He was 83. Svendsbye served the College as its 19th president from 1987-1992.
02.24.14 — The interior of the Sioux Falls Arena will be transformed into the new home for Viking basketball and will feature various amenities for fans, including more than 3,500 chairback seats and more than 4,400 parking spaces.
02.20.14 — Set for Thursday, Aug. 7, the one-day Aging Faithfully conference will feature keynote speaker Dr. Martin E. Marty, one of today's most prominent and articulate scholars of religion and culture. Hosted by Augustana, the Good Samaritan Society and the South Dakota Synod of the ELCA.
02.18.14 — Augustana seniors already are counting down the days to commencement — this month marks 100 days until they walk across the stage at the Elmen Center. In honor of this milestone, we asked alumni what graduating seniors should do with these precious last days on campus.
02.17.14 — Jordan Dalton '10 represents Augustana on a number of levels: as an accounting major, a former student athlete, a Young Trustee for the College Board of Trustees, an officer on the GOLD Advisory Council and a loyal donor of his time and treasure. He's featured in this Argus Leader Q&A.