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January 2015

River Readings video: Jessica Lamb-Shapiro

01/28/15 River Readings video: Jessica Lamb-Shapiro


Author Jessica Lamb-Shapiro delivered the second River Readings of the school year on Jan. 27. She has published fiction and nonfiction in The Believer, McSweeney's, Open City and Index magazine, among others.
Video: Greek Life community holds recruitment rally

01/23/15 Video: Greek Life community holds recruitment rally


Members of the Greek Life community talk to prospective members about Augustana's fraternities and sororities.
Augustana and Longfellow students make dream machines

01/22/15 Augustana and Longfellow students make dream machines


When asked how she would make the world of the future better, Edita Salama, 11, built a dam to protect people from tsunamis. Edita, a student at Longfellow Liberal Arts School in Rock Island, made her project Tuesday during Augustana's Symposium Day. The Longfellow class was invited to create an object that would solve a problem.
Gallery: The Power of One

01/20/15 Gallery: The Power of One


Pulitzer Prize-winning columnist Eugene Robinson was the keynote speaker at this year's annual tribute to Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. at Augustana's Centennial Hall. The Power of One event also celebrated the 50th anniversary of the Voting Rights Act of 1965.
Video: Pulitzer winner delivers MLK celebration keynote

01/20/15 Video: Pulitzer winner delivers MLK celebration keynote


Pulitzer Prize-winning columnist Eugene Robinson delivered the keynote address at the campus Martin Luther King, Jr., celebration event on Saturday, Jan. 17.
HIV researcher to speak at Symposium Day

01/19/15 HIV researcher to speak at Symposium Day


Augustana's Winter Symposium Day will focus on Social Justice. The daylong event on Tuesday, Jan. 20 will take the place of classes, and the entire campus community will have the opportunity to discuss a variety of issues related to Social Justice. Additionally, many guest speakers will lead sessions, including Dr. Elizabeth Lowenthal '95
Augustana professor working to fulfill King's legacy

01/19/15 Augustana professor working to fulfill King's legacy


Like many African-American leaders, Christopher Whitt is profoundly influenced by the passion and example of the Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. And that extends to the work of the civil-rights giant for economic equality.
"A Green River" gets 'standing O' at regional fest

01/16/15 "A Green River" gets 'standing O' at regional fest


Augustana's production of "A Green River" got a standing ovation at the Kennedy Center's regional college theater festival, but students will have to wait until March to see if they will be invited to the national festival.
Figge and Augustana show "Juvenile in Justice"

01/16/15 Figge and Augustana show "Juvenile in Justice"


The Figge Art Museum is partnering with Augustana College to present "Girls in Justice" and "Juvenile in Justice," a nationally acclaimed project by photographer Richard Ross. "Juvenile in Justice" will be at Augustana's Teaching Museum of Art beginning March 9.
Augustana again recognized for efficiency

01/16/15 Augustana again recognized for efficiency


U.S. News & World Report once again recognized Augustana College for efficiency. In this year's report, Augustana earned the third-place ranking among top national liberal arts colleges in the country. The report ranked institutions of higher education that were able to produce the highest educational quality while containing spending.
Rowen Schussheim-Anderson to give gallery talk about her work

01/14/15 Rowen Schussheim-Anderson to give gallery talk about her work


Rowen Schussheim-Anderson will give a gallery talk about her pieces that are on display as part of Art Matters, an exhibition of Augustana faculty artwork, in the Augustana Teaching Museum of Art. The free talk will take place Friday, Jan. 16 at 4 p.m.
Viking Score lays out a path to employment

01/13/15 Viking Score lays out a path to employment


The Viking Score is a new career development tool offered through CORE (Careers, Opportunities, Research, Exploration) at Augustana. In this Q&A interview, President Steve Bahls and Provost Pareena Lawrence discuss the features and benefits of the Viking Score.
Symposium Day to focus on Social Justice

01/13/15 Symposium Day to focus on Social Justice


Augustana College's 2015 winter-term Symposium Day on the theme of Social Justice will be on Tuesday, January 20. Faculty, guest speakers and students will discuss race, sexual violence, social awareness and reconciliation.
River Readings continues with Jessica Lamb-Shapiro

01/13/15 River Readings continues with Jessica Lamb-Shapiro


River Readings will continue its seventh season with author Jessica Lamb-Shapiro on Tuesday, January 27 at 7 p.m. in the Wilson Center. Lamb-Shapiro will read from her first book, "Promise Land: My Journey Through America's Self-Help Culture," a tour of the billion-dollar self-help industry that explores American devotion to self-improvement.
Video: Augie Minute with Chuck Hyser

01/12/15 Video: Augie Minute with Chuck Hyser


Professor of education Chuck Hyser discusses Augustana's partnership with Rock Island's Longfellow Elementary School. Augustana education students have helped design parts of the Longfellow curriculum, but the college's partnership extends beyond the education department.
Pulitzer Prize-winning writer to speak at King event

01/10/15 Pulitzer Prize-winning writer to speak at King event


A community celebration and theatrical tribute to honor Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr., will be held at 6 p.m., Jan. 17 in Centennial Hall. Pulitzer Prize-winning columnist Eugene Robinson will give the keynote address
Dr. Heidi Storl to open CommUniversity

01/05/15 Dr. Heidi Storl to open CommUniversity


Augustana's Dr. Heidi Storl will open this year's CommUniversity with the talk "Bio-medical Ethics: Doing the Right Thing at the Right Time" at 1 p.m. Feb. 1 at St. Ambrose University in Davenport. CommUniversity, a series of Sunday classes taught by area experts, will begin its 36th year in February.
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