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Lois Samuelson White, known for gift of music

Lois Hulda Marie Samuelson White, Augustana Class of 1942, known for her gift of music, died at home July 16 in Dunedin, Fla. She was 96. Born into a musical family, she studied at Augustana, the University of Illinois and in Grenoble, France. She met her husband, the late Dr. Lucien White, at Augustana where she was executive secretary to the comptroller and he was a foreign language professor and head of the library.

Martha T. Harris, professor emerita, dies at 88

Martha T. Harris, 88, a reference librarian for Augustana College from 1974-1989 and professor emerita, died July 13 in LaGrange Park, Ill. A memorial service and musical tribute will be held at 2 p.m. Sept. 20 at the Unitarian Church in Davenport.

Kefalides '51 a part of Cold War history

In the mid-1950s, the imminent threat of nuclear war weighed heavily. Men like Nicholas Kefalides already had experienced war, living through it as a teenager in World War II in his native Greece. But, Kefalides survived and he dreamed of greatness. He eventually would graduate from Augustana and become a pioneer in the treatment of burn patients, something of great interest to the U.S. government.

Video: Summer Visit Days opportunities

Karen Dahlstrom, associate director of admissions at Augustana, is interviewed on CBS affiliate WHBF about about the college's Summer Visit Days for high school students, and the opportunity to earn a scholarship. The first Summer Visit Day at Augustana is June 27.

Rigg '02 chosen as Geneseo city administrator

Patrick Ian Rigg has been named city administrator of Geneseo, Ill. Rigg, a native of East Moline, Ill., graduated from Augustana College in 2002 in political science, and earned a master's degree in public administration from Northern Illinois University while interning with the city of Davenport. For the past six year, he has been the city administrator in Eldora, Iowa.