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Forum at Old Main: Measuring student career preparation

In the first installment of the Forum at Old Main video series, Michael Edmondson, associate vice president for career development, and Mark Salisbury, director of institutional research and assessment, discuss the importance of measuring student progress in career preparation while at Augustana.

Doresca '00 heads Institute for International Business in Iowa City

Dimy Doresca '00 is the new director of the Institute for International Business at the University of Iowa. “The goal is to use the resources of the University of Iowa to help Iowa businesses expand globally,” he said. “Many of these businesses don’t have the resources on their own to consider expanding internationally, so we can be their international development arm." After graduating from Augustana, he earned a master's in foreign service international relations from Georgetown University.

Vo '13 reprises role in 'Bat Boy' production

Calvin Vo '13, of Moline, gets another swing at the title role in the spooky musical comedy, "Bat Boy: The Musical," which opens Friday at the QC Theatre Workshop, Davenport. The 23-year-old played Edgar, the tormented half-boy, half-monster in his school's production of the off-Broadway cult hit in 2012.

Owen '99 settling in as Ascentra CEO

Dale Owen '99 experienced significant challenges during his recently finished first year as president of Bettendorf-based Ascentra Credit Union. Paul Lensmeyer, Dale’s predecessor as Ascentra CEO, passed away unexpectedly on May 20, 2013. Fortunately, Lensmeyer already had initiated a succession plan, anticipating retirement. As part of that planning, Dale had been thoughtfully groomed to assume CEO responsibilities for Ascentra.

Owen '99 settling into CEO position at Ascentra Credit Union

After the death of then Ascentra Credit Union CEO Paul Lensmeyer, Dale Owen '99 took the helm of the Quad-Cities based credit union in late 2013. Owen was set to be appointed CEO in 2015 or 2016 as part of a succession plan for Lensmeyer who planned to retire. Owen is a member of the Augustana Alumni Association's Board of Directors.