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Augustana's Olof Cervin left mark as architect

The work of architect Olof Cervin, Augustana Class of 1887,  can be seen in many places in the Rock Island.

Faculty members keep athletes on track

Augustana’s faculty mentorship program bridges academics and athletics, creating new learning opportunities for students and also professors. Nearly 45 faculty mentors work with the varsity teams.

2017 Good Fit scholarship winners announced

Augustana College announces the 2017 Good Fit T-shirt photo contest winners. Incoming first-year students can win one of several $1,000 scholarships. For their photos, students must wear the Augustana T-shirt they received when visiting campus. Nearly 100 entries were received.

Classmates open Illinois-centric tap house

Two members of the Class of 2003 have opened the Lodi Tap House in Maple Park, Ill., with the idea of paying homage to Illinois. They offer a rotating selection of Illinois craft beer on tap and Illinois wines, as well as craft cocktails made with Illinois spirits. 

Augustana Symphonic Band heading for Spain

The Augustana Symphonic Band will launch its first tour to Spain on Feb. 17, presenting five concerts near Barcelona, Madrid and Valencia.

From choir to bison to the Bible, Augustana alumni host podcasts

At least three Augustana alumni are hosting their own podcasts that delve into a variety of topics.

Melton '10 finds beauty in numbers

Olivia (Hugh) Melton '10 had intended to study art at Augustana, but after discovering the beauty in numbers, she changed her focus. Recently, Melton opened her own business, Olivia Melton, CPA.

Heywire during a practice

Heywire competes for laughs

Heywire, Augustana’s student improv group, offers students a break from the stress of college life. To broaden their abilities for a wider audience, the group recently competed for the first time at in the llinois Collegiate Improv Regionals.  

Composition student hears her 'Les Ballons' performed

Junior Monica Gil first started composing music in middle school and hasn't stopped. This year she's had the chance to hear one of her compositions performed by Augustana's Jenny Lind Vocal Ensemble.

Augustana Symphony Orchestra

"Through the Forest" concert to bring warmth in winter

The Augustana Symphony Orchestra's winter concert, "Through the Forest" will give listeners an artistic treatment of the natural world, including darkness, power, fear and excitement.

Mississippi Bend Players at the Brunner Theatre

Mississippi Bend Players announce inaugural season

A new Quad Cities-based theatre company will make its debut this summer, with Augustana College’s Brunner Theatre Center the site for three summer-stock presentations by the recently formed Mississippi Bend Players.

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Noted writer to speak at Environmental Film Fest March 11

Environmentalist and writer Ken Brower will speak and the Sage Sisters of Solidarity will report on the Dakota Access Pipeline at the 12th annual Environmental Film Fest here March 11.

Spring ProFair March 22 at St. Ambrose

ProFair is a twice-yearly career event presented by Augustana College and St. Ambrose University, connecting students and alumni to local and national employers. Spring ProFair  will be from noon-3 p.m. March 22 at St. Ambrose's Rogalski Center in Davenport.

 International Street Fest

International Street Fest to celebrate, educate

Augustana’s Office of International Student Life is hosting the International Street Fest on Feb. 2-3. The annual event is designed to celebrate the diversity of cultural backgrounds in the Augustana community and educate the campus about issues facing the college's international students.

Novelist John Holman delivers first River Reading of 2017

John Holman, a novelist, short story writer, and essayist shares an excerpt from his novel Triangle Ray at the first River Reading of 2017.

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