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Finally! It's Welcome Week

Last-minute trips to Target. Facebook photos of loaded cars and "Augie or Bust!" After a long summer of anticipation, Move-In Day finally arrived and Welcome Week has begun!

Installation by Carol Hummel

Yarn bomb events begin Aug. 28

This fall, Augustana will seek the help of Quad-City citizens to "yarn bomb" a tree along 7th Avenue in Rock Island.

Rebecca Kelly

Summer in the Cities: Interns on the job

From accountants to artists, Augustana students found professional internships in the Quad Cities this summer.

Gail Summer

Meet Dr. Gail Summer, Augustana provost

Augustana's new provost, Dr. Gail Summer, talks about why she wanted to return to a liberal arts college with a Lutheran affiliation.

Schwiebert '72 establishes fund to address climate change

Mark Schwiebert '72, a former Rock Island mayor and Augustana trustee, has established a fund that will award grants each year for environmental education and studies.

Student and staff volunteers

Augustana will welcome largest class

The more than 800 new students include about 100 students from countries around the world and 237 first-generation students.

CORE workshops for fall term

CORE (Careers, Opportunities, Research and Exploration) is a concentration of services for advising, careers and graduate school, internships, research, study abroad and more.

University of Illinois basketball

Vikings vs. Illini Nov. 22

The Augustana men's basketball team will take on the University of Illinois Nov. 22 in Champaign.

Domski and students in lab

To catalyze your research, see Dr. Domski

New challenges? Novel experiences? For three students, this meant designing molecules and getting their work published.

Kivisto '04 compares gun laws, fatalities

Dr. Aaron Kivisto '04 finds that U.S. citizens living in states with the weakest gun laws are more than twice as likely to be fatally shot by police compared to those living in states with the strongest gun laws.

Rural buildings pose greater threat to birds

Augustana professor of biology Dr. Stephen Hager is the lead author of a new paper that finds larger buildings in rural areas pose a greater threat to birds than if those buildings were in an urban area. About a billion birds are killed every year when they fly into buildings.

Polyak '99 loves his job as superintendent

Dr. Nick Polyak '99 is a Chicago area school superintendent. In an interview, he explains why he thought his ultimate goal was becoming a math teacher and coach. But a mentor convinced him otherwise.

Lydia Lara

Gilman Scholarship winner reaches new heights in the Andes

Summer in Ecuador has given Lydia Lara ’19 her life’s direction, and the Gilman Scholarship got her there. 

Adam Gronewold and Dr. Cecilia Vogel

$10,000 physics award accelerates an idea

Adam Gronewold ’19 and his friends have an idea. The Rossing Scholarship can make it happen.

Burrier '12 coaching soccer at Elk Grove

Former Augustana soccer player Dean Burrier '12 will coach girls' soccer this year at Elk Grove High School in the Chicago area.

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