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Hannah Lohmeier

Lohmeier wins NCAA Postgraduate Scholarship

Augustana senior Hannah Lohmeier, a standout for the Vikings on the soccer field for four years, has been named the winner of an NCAA Postgraduate Scholarship.

Green Wing Environmental Lab

Augustana establishes new endowed chair while partnering with Illinois Audubon Society to preserve environmental laboratory

This past December, Augustana College sold 395 of its 410-acre Green Wing Environmental Laboratory near Amboy, Illinois, to the Illinois Audubon Society for $2.1 million. Proceeds from the sale of the property will fund ongoing operations of Augustana’s three environmental field stations, as well as establish the Dr. Bohdan Dziadyk Distinguished Chair in Environmental Science and Conservation. In addition to the endowed chair, proceeds from the sale will contribute to a pending addition to the Hanson Hall of Science on campus.

Chrishawn Orange

Vikings advance; ticket sales Tuesday

The Vikings men's basketball team will play in the NCAA Division III Tournament Friday, advancing to the Sweet 16 after two closely fought games last weekend.

Dr. Jessica Schultz in class

Five Questions: Dr. Jessica Schultz

Dr. Jessica Schultz, assistant professor of psychology, talks about happiness, the ideal student and how learning is applied.

adarios jones

Wrestler finds success on and off the mat

A transfer to Augustana has helped Adarios Jones refocus — and qualify for NCAA nationals.

Amber Andress Schorg

Schorg ’06 helping solve a problem: wind energy and bats

Students hear a lot about the value of learning to solve problems and conduct research. Here’s a real example of what that can mean.

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.  

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