August 03, 2010
The anniversary events begin with Augustana's 150th Anniversary Hometown Celebration on Sept. 1, 2010.
In an expression of gratitude to Rock Island, our hometown of 135 years, the party will be held at the new Schwiebert Riverfront Park, featuring an ice cream social, poetry readings, a performance by a faculty “symphony,” fireworks and speeches by President Steve Bahls, Congressman Phil Hare and other local dignitaries.
Schwiebert Riverfront Park recently was dedicated in honor of former Rock Island Mayor Mark Schwiebert ’72.
Sept. 2: Sharing Our Stories
Sept. 10-11: Family Weekend
Oct. 1: O. Fritiof Ander Lecture
Oct. 8-10: Homecoming
These include an All Classes Reunion, including special classroom programs featuring current and retired faculty; a Friday dinner celebrating Augustana’s innovative Farm2Fork sustainability initiative; a presentation by Dr. Ann Boaden ’67 on her forthcoming book, Women of Augustana; and a Saturday banquet under the stars on the Quad. An affirmation of vows ceremony and group photo for all alumni married in Ascension Chapel is scheduled for Sunday.
Oct. 9: Signing the beam
Oct. 11-16: Beyond Bergman
Nov. 5-6: Chicago symposium
Thomas Tredway Library
Fall events in honor of the 150th
Library Scavenger Hunt
River Readings, Sept. 23 Simon Ortiz, Centennial Hall, 7 p.m.
Display: “Blackhawk Memorabilia from the Collection of John Hayes,” 2nd floor
Display: “Snapshots of Entering Classes,” Special Collections
Display: “Reformation Printing,” 2nd floor
Display: “Christmas at Augustana,” Special Collections
Aug. 24-Oct. 30: Sesquicentennial Art Exhibition
Oct. 21-Nov. 11
For its 13th year, the Frieze Lectures — instituted in the centennial year of the Rock Island Public Library’s main branch — will include four lectures on various aspects of the college’s history, including the women of Augustana, art at the college and general college history. The tentative schedule for the 2 p.m. lecture at the main Rock Island Public Library is:
Oct. 21 – Ann Boaden ’67: The Women of Augustana
Oct. 28 – Roald Tweet: Augustana and Rock Island
Nov. 4 – Thomas Tredway ’57: Coming of Age (Augustana 1935-1975)
Nov. 11 – Sherry Maurer: The Art of Augustana (slide lecture)