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Bikes, the Chicago fire department and Augustana

During the course of this school year, Augustana faculty members donated another 33 bikes to a program run by Fire Engine Co. 16 in one of Chicago’s poorest neighborhoods. On June 6 at a special event, those bikes, along with several hundred more, will be given to students who have had perfect or near perfect attendance and good records in school.

"The Blacksmith" by Frank Lundahl

Augustana loans art for historic Rock Island building 

Augustana College has loaned seven of its works by the painter Frank Lundahl to the Safety Building in Rock Island.

Macy Koepke '18

Pre-optometry grads score 100% placement rate

This fall 12 aspiring optometrists will begin professional school, the largest cohort Augustana has seen since Dr. Dara Wegman-Geedey began keeping track 20 years ago. Find out why students are attracted to this health-care field. 

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‘A Team’ to sing at festival in China

“The A Team,” a touring ensemble formed of members of the Augustana Chamber Singers, will perform in an international music festival in China this month.

Dr. William Hammer

Retiring dinosaur hunter will miss students

Dr. William Hammer, who discovered a new dinosaur and got a mountain named after Augustana, is retiring in May.

Gregory Tapis

Tapis receives Outstanding Educator Award

Dr. Gregory Tapis, nominated by his students, has won the Outstanding Educator Award from the Illinois CPA Society. 

Video: Schalk Lecture on 'race whispering'

Dr. Melanye Price delivers the 2017 Schalk Lecture, "Obama's America: Race Whispering, Obama's Presidency, Our Racial Future,"  May 2 at The Gerber Center for Student Life.

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Geology, physics drive 2017 Hasselmo winner

Allison Pease is the winner of the Nils Hasselmo Award for Academic Pursuit. The physics and geology plans to use her $5,000 prize money for research.  

Wollstonecraft awards announced

Essays on gender roles in athletics, Christianity and protest were the winners of this year's Wollstonecraft Essay Contest.

Vázquez-Valarezo Poetry Award winners

Anne Mitchell's poem "Trapped" won the 19th annual Vázquez-Valarezo Poetry Award at Augustana.

Candidates for graduation 2017

Augustana’s Commencement ceremony is a celebration of the pride we share in our students’ accomplishments. Names listed here represent candidates for graduation; inclusion does not indicate completion of the degree requirements.

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Overview: Celebration of Learning 2017

Augustana held its annual Celebration of Learning on May 3. Here are some highlights from a full and celebratory day of art, research presentations, interactive multimedia events and performances. 

Augie Abroad photo winners

Marissa Hollems, a senior from New Lenox, Ill., won the grand prize in this year's Augie Abroad photo contest with a photo at Cahergal Stone Fort, Ring of Kerry, Ireland.

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Top five reasons to see "Titanic: the Musical"

“Titanic: the Musical” will be the college’s first musical in the new Kim and Donna Brunner Theatre Center. Do you need more reasons to attend? Here are five.

Geifman prize winners

Geifman prize winners announced

Student winners of the yearly Geifman "Responses to the Holocaust" Prize  received their awards Monday at the annual Holocaust remembrance talk at Augustana.

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