The 2010-11 men's basketball team grabbed its fifth CCIW title in the last nine years; advanced to the Elite Eight in the NCAA Division III national tournament; and tied the second highest win total in school history with a 27-4 record.
Pastor Mark Anderson, assistant dean of student services at Augustana, energized the crowd gathered in Centennial Hall to celebrate Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.'s 82nd birthday.
The Augustana College Symphonic Band, under the direction of Dr. James Lambrecht, performed four concerts while touring Italy. The nine-day tour included stops in Venice, Florence, Pisa, Rome and other cities. It was the first time the Symphonic Band has traveled to Italy to perform.
Another first ... Augustana College Art Museum loaned paintings, prints, sculptures and other objects to the Figge Art Museum in Davenport, Iowa. Augustana's Dr. Catherine Carter Goebel (pictured), Paul A. Anderson Chair in the Arts, co-curated the exhibit.
It’s official! Augustana College, Whitey's Ice Cream and the Quad-City community celebrated the college’s Guinness World Record set for the longest chain of people (2,694) licking ice cream.
Last May, 580 students in the Class of 2011 graduated with a bachelor of arts degree at the college’s 151st commencement ceremony held at the i wireless Center. U.S. Sen. Mark Kirk, R-Illinois, gave the commencement address.
The 65-member Augustana Choir, directed by Dr. Jon Hurty, performed a program of a cappella works at New York City’s Carnegie Hall during Memorial Day weekend. The choir also joined Augustana’s Handel Oratorio Society in a performance of “Carmina Burana.” The trip continued a tradition of the Augustana Choir performing at Carnegie that started in the 1930s.
Augustana welcomes Dr. Pareena G. Lawrence, the college’s new dean. Dr. Lawrence administers the academic program and leads the work of 313 faculty members in the college’s 28 academic departments.
Athletes, cheerleaders and members of the campus community attended the unveiling of a new athletics logo designed by Kurt Tucker, the college’s design director. The core elements of the new logo are authentic to Viking history and to Augustana.
John Lucken and Mary Thorson Lucken gifted $700,000 toward the construction of a facility for lacrosse and soccer competition. At the dedication of the field that carries their names, the Luckens were joined by members of their family, the college's trustees and members from the Vikings lacrosse and soccer teams, among others.
After more than a century reigning as Augustana's landmark, the dome of Old Main is now a shining beacon in the night sky. Relive the historic moment in this video of the dome lighting.
Sophomore Erik Westerberg is named the 136th Academic All-American in college history. A linebacker on the football team, Westerberg was a second team selection on the Capital One NCAA Division III Academic All-American team and is the only sophomore on the NCAA Division III squad. Carrying a 3.89 GPA, Westerberg is majoring in math and business administration.