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In the News: Augustana Artist Adorns Everything from Pumpkins to Pans
Alexandra Hurney '11, an abstract expressionist, is working on becoming a full-time artist. An upcoming event at the Washington Pavilion lets the public see her work in progress.
In the News: Modern Healthcare 'Up & Comer' is 2000 Augie Alum
Nate White '00 — Horizon Award 2013 recipient, former Augustana men's basketball team captain, and current COO of Sanford Health — earned another distinction: Modern Healthcare "Up & Comer."
Augustana Raises Record $121 Million for Scholarships, Capital Improvements
Gifts and commitments to the Momentum Augustana Campaign amounted to $121,437,279, making it the largest fundraising effort in the College’s 154-year history.
In the News: Scoreboard Connects Augie Grad with Husband Serving Overseas

Laura Neary '00 was at an Iowa Hawkeyes football game when her sister called her attention to the scoreboard. There was a message for her from her husband, U.S. Air Force pilot Major Eric Flattem, who is stationed in the Middle East for a year. 

Q&A with Alumnae: Gubernatorial Candidate Susan Jones Wismer and Running Mate Susy Blake

With election day less than a month away, we caught up with South Dakota gubernatorial candidate Susan Jones Wismer ‘78 and her running mate Susy Blake ‘93 to learn more about their time at Augustana and how it prepared them for the campaign trail.

In the News: '87 Grad Publishes Cancer Poetry Project
Poetry got Karin B. Miller '87 through a period of double uncertainty — her husband's cancer diagnosis and her pregnancy with their first child. She was inspired to collect the poetry of others coping with cancer in what are now two volumes called The Cancer Poetry Project.
50th Reunion Class Endows Scholarship
The Class of 1964 showed their school spirit during their 50th class reunion over Viking Days, presenting President Rob Oliver with a check for $58,588.50 – the sum of gifts from 68 members of the class.
Photos, Video: Alumni, Parents, Campus Community Celebrate Viking Days
Thousands gathered Sept. 26-28 to celebrate Viking Days 2014. See the recap video and view photos!
Augustana Announces Alumni Lineup for Career Symposium
Students will learn from alumni and regional industry leaders, who are invited to present their experiences for students in various Augustana classrooms over Viking Days weekend.
In the News: Dave Nelson '73 Stays Involved in Community
In retirement, former Minnehaha County state's attorney Dave Nelson '73 continues to serve on nonprofit boards, work on local political campaigns — and tout the value of an Augustana education.
Augie Alumni Celebrate College Colors Day 2014
National College Colors Day kicks off the college fall sports season each year. On campus and off, Vikings donned their Augustana blue and gold and wore it proudly for College Colors Day, Aug. 29.
In the News: Augie Grad Named Pavilion's Visual Arts Center Director
Kara Dirkson '98 will become the new director of the Visual Arts Center at the Washington Pavilion beginning Sept. 29.
In the News: New Dean of Students at Western Carolina is '89 Grad
Western Carolina University’s new associate vice chancellor for student affairs and dean of students, Kevin Koett '89, says Augustana built the foundation of his care and concern for students.
Mrs. South Dakota Wears Augustana Pride with Her Crown
An Augustana alumna has taken her place among royalty. South Dakota royalty that is. Dr. Yvonne (Riswold) DeWitte ‘92 is this year’s Mrs. South Dakota.
Celebrate College Colors Day in Augustana Blue and Gold
Wear your Augustana gear to work, school or wherever you are on Aug. 29 to celebrate College Colors Day — then share your photos on social media using the hashtags #CollegeColors #GoViking.
Watch Our Viking Days Video: Looking Back
See highlights from Viking Days 2013 and catch the homecoming spirit! Then make plans to come home again and celebrate Viking Days 2014, Sept. 26-28. Registration closes Sept. 18. Learn more and register.
Princeton Review: Augustana Among 'Best in Midwest'
Augustana is listed among 158 premier institutions The Princeton Review recommends in its "Best in the Midwest" section of its website feature, "2015 Best Colleges: Region by Region."
Announcing the 2014 Alumni Achievement Award Recipients
In recognition of their efforts to serve, inspire and improve our world, Augustana will present eight alumni with the Alumni Achievement Award during Viking Days this fall.
In the News: Augustana Grad is S.D. Town's Only M.D.
Dr. Megan (Juran) Smith '07 is from the small West River town of Burke, South Dakota — and thanks to her, it's a town that has a medical doctor for the first time in 15 years.
#TourDeHashie: Why a Giant Hashtag Took Over Augie Alumni Social Media
Our website provider, iModules, sent "Hashie" to client colleges and universities ahead of its annual user conference, and staff from the Augustana Advancement Office got to show him around.
In the News: Giving the Gift of Music
Justin Ehrman '92 founded Compassion Song to provide music education for families who otherwise couldn't afford it. He recently spoke to KDLT News about his organization's summer workshops.
'02 Alumna Named Associate College Pastor at St. Olaf
Katherine (Seedorf) Fick '02 has been called to serve as associate college pastor at St. Olaf College. She will begin working with the St. Olaf Student Congregation Friday, Aug. 1.
Study Abroad Inspires Alumna’s International Education Career
Maren Peterson ’11 is finishing up a year-long assignment at American Pacific International School in Chiang Mai, Thailand — a job she found from a referral by Dr. Reynold Nesiba at Augustana.
In the News: Physician Focuses on Eliminating Patients' Pain
Dr. James T. Brunz '94 is a pain medicine physician at Orthopedic Institute in Sioux Falls. As a fellowship trained intervention pain physician he has extensive experience in neuromodulation therapy.
New Dean at UW-Eau Claire is '89 Alumna
Dr. Carmen Manning, a 1989 Augustana graduate, has been named the next dean of the College of Education and Human Sciences at the University of Wisconsin-Eau Claire following a national search.
In the News: IT Project Manager Mixes Communicating, Coding
Jill (Schneider) McManus '00 has crafted a career in software development and project management. She's now a senior information technology project manager at CNA Surety in Sioux Falls.
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