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Alumni and Friends Newsletter

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April 10, 2013 

Morrison remembered for dedication, spirituality

Donald E. Morrison, professor emeritus and former conductor of The Augustana Choir and Handel Oratorio Society, died on March 29 at the age of 81. Former choir members Brian Warner ’80 and Madelyn Kerback ’80 Anderson remember the man who “empowered” choir members from 1966-1993.

Who let the dogs in?

The Viking Pups now have a home on campus. Find out the latest on one of Augustana’s most successful student groups. And if you live in the Chicago area, they could use your help this summer!

New scholarship honors Jeanne and Paul Olsen

Pam and Bob D. Wilson ’72 have gifted the Paul V. and Jeanne Donstad Olsen Scholarship to celebrate the many ways the Olsens have inspired generations of students at Augustana to go the distance in life.

Former Illinois Gov. Jim Edgar addresses leadership in crisis

Watch former Illinois Gov. Jim Edgar’s recent address to a crowd in Wallenberg Hall. The topic of Edgar’s lecture was “Leadership in Times of Crisis.” The former governor’s appearance was made possible by support from Augustana’s Ellwood F. Curtis Family Lectureship in Public Affairs.

Swanson ’82 leads Cartridge World to growth despite upheaval

Bill Swanson '82, North American CEO of Cartridge World Inc., explains how he led the company after moving its North American headquarters from California to Illinois in 2011. “It’s constantly learning and taking a look at what you did yesterday,” he says.

Save the date

May 17-19: Alumni Weekend 2013

Honoring classes of 1963, 1958, 1953, 1948, 1943, 1938

Sept. 13-15: Family Weekend 2013
Dedicating the new Center for Student Life

The blue beam signed by alumni and friends at Homecoming last fall is now part of the new Center for Student Life, which opens in August.

Oct. 11-13: Homecoming 2013

Old Main — The Reveal

Photo by Jim Kuhagen ’67 at 2012 Homecoming

April 26-May 4, 2014: Alumni trip

An Art Adventure in Paris with Professor Emerita Dr. Mary Em Kirn. Contact Kelly Noack at (309) 794-7474 or for more details.

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