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Nov. 24, 2014

Julie Crockett

Dear alumni, parents and friends,

Of the many things for which I’m grateful, here are two I’d like to share with you.

I'm thankful that so many Augie grads, who received scholarships and financial aid when they were students, continue to give back to help current students.

And I’m thankful to be part of a community where our primary interest is to help students become successful in both their personal and professional lives.

Enjoy your time with family and friends this Thanksgiving.

Warm regards,

Julie Crockett
Vice President of Advancement

Augustana makes national news

National recognition doesn't come along every day, so we’d like to share a story with you — “Now, Everything Has a Learning Outcome” — from The Chronicle of Higher Education. This article signals success for the college, and more importantly, it points to improving opportunities for our students.

Vikings knock off Division I Bradley 58-56 in Peoria

More than 150 alumni, friends and parents attended a reception before Augustana’s men's basketball team battled the Division I Bradley Braves. A busload of student fans made the road trip to cheer on Coach Grey Giovanine's nationally ranked team. They were not disappointed as Augustana upset Bradley by a basket.

Fall term photo album

One of the most beautiful autumns we can remember made everything glow: Homecoming, Halloween, a grad fair and student activities of all kinds.

Dr. Calder wins national award for best article on teaching history

In the first week of class, Dr. Lendol Calder asks his students to imagine that while traveling in a foreign country, a stranger asks them to tell “the story of American history.” Since 1994, he has collected more than 800 one-page histories of the United States. Dr. Calder credits the award to his former students because his article is based on their stories. (more)

Video: Stories from Dave Wrath ’80 as only Dave can tell them

As Augustana's sports information director for more than 30 years, Dave Wrath '80 speaks on the dozens of athletes who have catapulted (high-jumped, pole-vaulted, thrown, caught, shot, spiked, wrestled, swam, stroked, aced, etc.) Augustana and the Quad Cities into the national spotlight.

Alumni survey results are in!

Last spring the college sent a survey to alumni called the Winding Path Study. The goal was to learn more about the lives of alumni since college. We received almost 2,800 responses, nearly triple what we expected. Find out what we learned.

The holiday season at Augustana

This holiday season, please keep Augustana in mind when making your year-end charitable giving decisions.

Christmas at Augustana, 8 p.m. on Dec. 5 and 4 p.m. on Dec. 6
(Dec. 6 performance is sold out)
Joy of Christmas at Andover, 7:30 p.m, Dec. 10
"Messiah," 8 p.m. on Dec. 13, and 2 p.m. on Dec. 14
Sankta Lucia celebration, 7 p.m., Dec. 16
Lessons and Carols, 4 and 8 p.m., Dec. 18

Order tickets online or call 309-794-7306 (or 800-798-8100, ext. 7306) 

Upcoming alumni tours: Scandinavia, Paris, Montana and Germany

Alumni, parents and friends have the opportunity to visit Scandinavia with the Augustana Choir in June 2015 and Paris with art historian Dr. Mary Em Kirn in October 2015. If you can’t fit either of these trips in your schedule, the college is planning an alumni trip to Montana in 2016 and to Germany in 2017!

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