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Dag Blanck

Explaining the U.S. to Swedes

Dag Blanck, director of the Swenson Swedish Immigration Research Center at Augustana, has become one of the most sought-after experts in the Swedish media for explaining what is going on in the U.S. 

game arena

New eSports Club is a real (video)game-changer

Augustana is debuting its first official organization dedicated to eSports. The club looks to be popular: Nearly 50 students showed up for its first meeting.

Holiday reading

Recommended reading for Winter Break

In search of some non-academic reading over the break? Visit our leisure reading collection, located on the 2nd floor of the library, to pick up a book or four! Not sure what to pick? Check out the librarians' recommendations.

Not a creature was stirring, not even a mouse

Library hours for the winter break

Thomas Tredway Library will operate with reduced hours during the winter break. Check the calendar widget at the top of the library's home page for the most up-to-date information about library hours.

Old Main in spring

Scholarships make the difference

Augustana is more affordable than families might think. Financial aid keeps net costs lower.

Hispanic Film Festival Jan. 10-Feb 7

The 23rd annual Hispanic Film Festival at Augustana College will run on Wednesday evenings Jan. 10-Feb 7, with films from Chile, Guatemala, Spain, Colombia and the U.S.

Summer theatre: Huck, 'Luck' and Tennessee

The Mississippi Bend Players will return for a second season this summer with three productions: "Big River," based on the story of Huckleberry Finn; the Tennessee Williams' classic "Glass Menagerie"; and "Beginner's Luck" a new work by P.J. Lasker.

shelley cooper

Cooper sees life skills in musical theatre

“I would say that what the musical-theater concentration does is open doors to having skills in multiple areas — and that's what’s kept me employed since I graduated," says Shelley Cooper, a new assistant professor of theatre arts heading Augustana's new musical-theater concentration.

Class Notes

Class Notes received in November 2018.

Nicaragua

JETS alumni invited to return to Nicaragua

Augustana JETS alumni are invited to return to Nicaragua with Dr. Dara Wegman-Geedey and Dr. Darrin Good for a service trip in June 2018.

Women's Bowling

First women's bowling team focused on foundation

Augustana's women's bowling team is competing in its very first season.

Shelley Cooper and class

Musical theatre is right on cue

Augustana has introduced a concentration in musical theatre, and it’s going to be a star. 

paul olsen

Coach and professor Olsen retiring after 51 years

Legendary Augustana men's cross country/track & field head coach Paul Olsen will retire at the end of the 2017-18 school year.

lucia festival

Festival of Sankta Lucia Dec. 12

Augustana's annual celebration of the Festival of Sankta Lucia will take place on Dec. 12. The event commemorates the Scandinavian holiday with traditional songs and stories.

Wieland becomes Lincoln Academy student laureate

Augustana senior Abigail M. Wieland was honored with the Abraham Lincoln Civic Engagement Award Nov. 11 in Springfield, making her a student laureate of the Lincoln Academy of Illinois.

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