After 39 years at Augustana College as a student-athlete, men’s basketball coach and head athletic director, Bill Gross isn’t leaving. He’s just moving across campus.
At a press conference Friday, Nov. 22, Gross made the announcement that he’d be stepping down as athletic director and will take a position in Augustana’s advancement office as a major gifts officer. Continue Reading…
Australian-native Matthew Brazendale’s career-high 25 points helped the Augustana Vikings to a 82-68 win over South Dakota School of Mines and Technology last Sunday.
After splitting a two-game road trip over Thanksgiving weekend, Augustana men’s basketball will recommence conference play with a 4-3 record, 1-0 in the Northern Sun Intercollegiate Conference (NSIC).
The team will travel to Marshall, Minn. Friday, Dec. 6 to play against Southwest Minnesota State University before bussing back to Sioux Falls to take on the University of Sioux Falls, Saturday, Dec. 7 at USF’s Stewart Center. Continue Reading…
The Commons’ Christmas tree has been replaced.
“We thought we’d try something new and something different,” senior SALT student leader Emily Weber said. For students, this means out with the Christmas tree and in with a poinsettia display.
Originally published December 13, 1979 The Augustana Mirror:
Twas the night before finals,
when all through the dorm
Not a creature was stirring,
but the harried book-worm;
Like the French New Wave (which history remembers primarily as the movement of Francois Truffaut and Jean-Luc Godard), the vanguard of postwar Japanese cinema was piloted by two divergent, well-revered cineastes. Akira Kurosawa was the country’s film laureate, renowned for his cosmic characterizations, orientalist aesthetics and Shakespearean moral quandaries. His feudal fables of samurai derring-do—particularly Seven Samurai (1954) and Rashomon (1950)—became the face of Japanese movies around the world. Ozu, meanwhile, was a considerably more introverted raconteur. While Kurosawa broadcast his sensibilities to the world in epical form, Ozu introspected on Japan’s cultural shift from a sublunary standpoint. Continue Reading…