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Repairs to Slough begin; college plans improvements

City workers arrived this morning to begin repairs to the Slough on campus, which was drained after a pipe under it collapsed about 8:30 a.m. Saturday.


Broken pipe drains slough

A drainage pipe beneath the slough on campus failed Saturday morning. As a result, water from the slough was released down-campus, which resulted in water damage in many areas.

2016 photo from the Genesius Guild Facebook

Great opera in the great outdoors with Genesius Guild and Augustana

“Selections from Menotti” at the Genesius Guild will feature talented Augustana alumni, students and staff. 

Carter Amundsen

Amundsen becomes Academic All-American 166

Augustana junior outfielder Carter Amundsen is the 166th student-athlete in Augustana history to win Academic All-America honors.

Marckus Simmons

Diploma and a national title, all in one week

Marckus Simmons graduated with a degree in biology from Augustana College on a Sunday and a few days later  he truly put the hammer down, winning an NCAA national title.

Ten students receive awards for international study and summer programs

Dr. Dan Lee, professor of religion, and his wife, Ruth Lee, established the Excellence in the Liberal Arts Award, which provides Augustana students with $400-$4,000 for international study or summer programs in the humanities.

Business plan competition winners

Inaugural business plan competition awards $14,000

Augustana’s Department of Business Administration held its inaugural Rogers Business Plan Competition this spring. The Howard and Helen Rogers Entrepreneurial Endowment provided the funds for prizes of $7,000, $4,500 and $2,500 for the first-, second- and third-place teams, respectively.

Augustana holds second annual robotics competition

Seven teams from Augustana College, Knox College and St. Ambrose University went head-to-head in the second annual Augustana Invitational Robotics Challenge in early May. Teams from Augustana won first and third place, while a St. Ambrose team took home second.

Former Augie coach Davis fondly remembered

Football coach Don Davis, who died Saturday at the age of 82, was an ``artist'' when it came to teaching and getting the most out of the offensive linemen who played for him. 

Andrew Nice '12 named hospital COO

Andrew Nice '12 has been named chief operating officer at Medical City McKinney hospital in McKinney, Texas.

Wegley '88 honored by Northbrook community

Dr. Brian Wegley '88 was honored by his community of Northbrook, Ill., last week "in recognition of his outstanding support and contribution to the well-being of families."

Commencement 2017 in photos

Photos from the Augustana College Commencement Convocation May 21, 2017, at the iWireless Center, Moline, Ill.

Augustana congratulates 483 new graduates

Four hundred and eighty-three students participated in Augustana College's 157th Commencement Convocation on Sunday.

Examination of drones wins Ethics Contest

Anne Hopkins, a senior majoring in business administration, is the winner of this year's Ethics Essay Content. Her essay is entitled "Ethical Debate on Drones." 

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.

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