Alone Together

Alone Together

By Augustana University
Augustana University's Vikings around the world share their stories about COVID-19 and how they are impacted by this pandemic
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Evan Richards: Fernson Brewery Director of Marketing
Augustana alumn Evan Richards '17 talks about how one of Sioux Falls' local breweries had adapted to the changes in their operations with the pandemic.  Music performed by Dr. Rick Andrews, piano, and the Augustana Band under the baton of Dr. Christopher Unger.
08:12
May 29, 2020
Dana LeVan and Nolan Wipf: AU Music Education Majors
Augustana Senior Dana LeVan, and freshman Nolan Wipf share how they are maintaining their creative energies while adjusting to a new 'normal.'  Music performed by the Augustana Keyboard Mallet Percussion Ensemble from their new single "Four Directions" by Augustana professor Dr. John Pennington, recorded/edited/mixed/produced by Dana LeVan.
10:13
May 25, 2020
Dr. Peter Folliard: Director of Orchestras
Pete discusses his experiences dealing with the coronavirus after doctors claimed his test result was a "false negative."  Music performed by the Augustana Orchestra under the direction of Peter Folliard
11:17
May 22, 2020
LuAnn Aakhus: Landmark Health
LuAnn Aakhus, Augustana Class of 1976, lives in Granville, North Dakota and serves as the Vice President & General Manager for Landmark Health.  She has worked in numerous aspects of healthcare, and speaks about how her company has quickly shifted their work from house calls to managing COVID-19. Music performed by Josh Jaton, Augustana Class of 2019.
08:40
May 18, 2020
Hailey Nold and Jack Talcott: Augustana Seniors
Graduating Augustana seniors Hailey and Jack discuss how they have adapted to online learning, how they stay connected to their friends, and how they might look back on this time in the future. Music performed by Dr. Peter Folliard: Joe Zawinul's Birdland.
12:03
May 15, 2020
Drs. Jenny Gubbels and Andrew Klose
Augustana professors of Biology and Chemistry talk about teaching students from home.  With children and Legos in the background, listen to how these professors have found innovative ways to connect with their students. Music performed by Dr. Russell Svenningsen from his recently released album Die Winterreise.
11:08
May 11, 2020
Dr. Dayna Groskreutz: Pulmonologist
Dr. Dayna Groskreutz '96 is on the front lines of working with COVID patients in the ICU at Avera Health in Sioux Falls, SD. Music performed by the Augustana String Quartet from their album Happy Together.
18:59
May 8, 2020
Luca Amayo: Augustana Student Association President
Augustana senior Luca Amayo discusses the challenges international students face, the changes in the on-campus environment,  the role he has played as a student leader, and what it feels like to be a graduating senior. Music performed by Dr. Brian Hanegan, director of jazz studies at Augustana.
12:37
May 4, 2020
Dr. Colin Irvine: Provost, Augustana University
Listen to how Augustana University's Provost, Dr. Colin Irvine, is working to navigate Augustana and its faculty through the early stages of COVID-19. Music performed by cellist Annabelle Lecy '20 - J.S. Bach's Cello Suite No.3: Prelude
10:56
April 29, 2020