Rock Island, Illinois - February 25, 2010
Our 150 years of learning and leadership
Augustana College opened its doors in a small frame building on Superior Street in Chicago on Sept. 1, 1860.
Through its 150 years of history, Augustana's mission has evolved with the integration of the Swedish immigrant community into American society, and today Augustana is considered one of the nation's premier colleges of the liberal arts and sciences.
Read more on our special Sesquicentennial web pages
Preserve Old Main
The place that links us
This is the year we take steps to preserve Old Main, the one building that links every living Augustana graduate.
"Old Main is a symbol of the vision and dedication not just of our founders, but also of generations of students, professors and all those who have maintained a stalwart devotion to the vital role of higher education in transforming lives," said President Steve Bahls.
Learn more about the Old Main project and how you can help
"Good Fit" photos tell a great story
Viewbooks and visits have been our main recruitment resources but new media has changed our work. For the fall of 2010 we introduced the Good Fit T-Shirt Scholarship Competition at www.augustana.edu/goodfit
We challenged our campus visitors to show their "good fit" in photos of themselves wearing Augie t-shirts. Entries were posted on the site, and viewers vote for their favorites. We'll have one scholarship winner in each of four categories, plus a people's choice winner. Each scholarship is a one-time $1,000 award.
AUGUSTANA IN THE NEWS
Resolution in Congress to honor college
Dr. Ellen Hay to serve as interim dean
New program to aid transfer students
Medical mission to Nicaragua
At bat in Australia
Andi Walker, a senior from Plainfield, Ill., plays second base on the softball team, which traveled to Australia over holiday break to play.
"I learned about a new culture... gaining a new love for softball by seeing how loved it is overseas. Watching others play with the same passion as our team makes me realize how proud I am to play with a team as excellent as the Augustana Vikings." Read more
ARTS and MUSIC
on tour, YouTube
The Augustana Choir and Symphonic Band are on tour through February and the Handbell Choir will go in March. Please attend if they're in your area!
Home concerts for choir and band are March 12-13. You can follow the choir on YouTube.
FEBRUARY 28: Choir concert and alumni reception in Bloomington, Ill.; details
MARCH 5-7: Ascension Ringers tour; details
MARCH 26: Alumni event in Scottsdale, Arizona; details
APRIL 10: Alumni event in Amsterdan; details
APRIL 11: Ascension Singers in Naperville; details
APRIL 18: Festival concert at Orchestra Hall in Chicago; details
(Campus calendar of events)