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Jill Johnson

Augustana selects Johnson as assistant VP of marketing and brand communication

Jill Johnson will lead the Office of Communication and Marketing, a multi-talented team of 12 that serves the college in enrollment marketing, brand strategy, campus and alumni communications, media engagement and event management.

Staff and alumni of Augustana College

Augustana staff, alumni named to Most Influential List

The Quad Cities Regional Business Journal’s Most Influential list recognizes the region's most influential business leaders.

Dr. Reggie Williams

Dr. Reggie Williams to speak on MLK Day

The celebration, which is co-sponsored by the Office of Student Inclusion and Diversity and the Augustana Diversity Council, will take place Monday, Jan. 15, at 10:30 a.m., in the Gävle rooms of the Gerber Center for Student Life.

Rachel Nandelenga and President Talentino with Rachel's certificate

Nandelenga named Lincoln Academy student laureate

Rachel Nandelenga, a senior pre-medicine and neuroscience major from Cary, Ill., was honored at a ceremony this fall at the President Abraham Lincoln Hotel in downtown Springfield, Ill. 

Students present results from Rock Island water line survey

The city of Rock Island and Augustana College partnered over the summer to engage Rock Island residents in an inventory of water service lines in the city. As part of a regional effort to remove lead in drinking water, the state of Illinois asked communities to survey their water pipes to gauge how much funding would be needed to replace them.

$10,000 Business Plan Competition open for 2024

The eighth annual Augustana College Business Plan Competition invites teams or individual students to present their ideas to a panel of business professionals.

Aykeem Spivey

Spivey’s memorial mural replaces tears with joy

Art/psychology double major Aykeem Spivey '24 donated his time and talent to paint a mural at the Rock Island Center for Math and Science, in honor of a beloved teacher, Kris Hays. Hays passed away from cancer last year.

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'Season of Light' planetarium show Dec. 9-15

"Season of Light" will be shown Dec. 9-15 at the John Deere Planetarium. 

Augustana Slough

Slough drainage and restoration updates

On Nov. 12, crews from the City of Rock Island will begin draining the Slough in order to relocate a water pipe. The project, which will move a primary water line from under the Slough to under the Slough Path, will allow for easier access to the pipe in the event of future needed repairs.

Jon Enslin

Augustana selects Jonathan Enslin as vice president for college advancement

Jonathan Enslin has been selected to serve as Augustana College’s vice president for college advancement. Enslin, who now serves as vice president for college advancement at St. Norbert College, De Pere, Wis., will join the college Jan. 1.

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Class Notes

Alumni share their latest news and photos!

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Augustana College Department of Theatre Arts presents ‘Nine’

“Nine” will premier Nov. 16-19 at Augustana College, directed by Shelley Cooper, associate professor of theatre arts.

Peter Xiao

A father’s son makes his connections

When Peter Xiao learned his father was near death in late 1998, he immediately flew to his homeland to be at his father’s bedside. Xiao Qian, one of China’s best known writers, never regained consciousness before passing away four days after his son’s arrival. As often happens with adult children who suddenly lose a parent, Xiao is becoming aware of how enormously indebted he is to his father.

Peter Xiao

Professor celebrates first solo art show on campus

More than 30 of Peter Xiao’s paintings are featured in his “Sighting at Augie” exhibition in Wallenberg Hall, inside Denkmann Memorial Building, through March. A reception for the campus community and the public begins at 5:15 p.m. on Thursday, Nov. 9.

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Slough drainage, restoration project ensures future beauty

Work to relocate a primary water line from under the Slough to under the Slough Path will allow for easier access to the pipe in the event of future needed repairs.

Career outcomes

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Class of 2022 outcomes, of those who responded to the survey. Source: Institutional Research at Augustana; CORE (Careers, Opportunities, Research, Exploration) at Augustana

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