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Rock Island, Illinois - July 8, 2010

Class of '74 on parade. See more in our Homecoming slideshow.

Homecoming Oct. 8-10:
special events and schedule

Special year, special Homecoming

Greetings from Augustana!

We hope you are enjoying the summer and spending time traveling, relaxing or visiting with family and friends.

The Office of Alumni Relations is working to connect alumni, parents and friends with one another and with the college. We plan events for a range of interests, including lectures, sporting events, art and theatre. I am particularly excited about the many special events planned for Homecoming 2010 in our sesquicentennial year!

Be sure to mark your calendar for Oct. 8-10 to come back to campus during this 150th Homecoming celebration. We will have lectures, a Farm 2 Fork dinner, special presentation by Ann Boaden, Dome Dash 5k run, signing of the Old Main beam, lunch in the Quad and a 150th anniversary reception and dinner under a chandelier-lit tent.

Regional alumni events throughout the country are in the works. Be on the lookout for your invitation to an event in your area. Contact with questions or to let us know if you would like to become involved.

See you at Homecoming!

Sincerely, Kelly Noack '02


Workers on the Old Main roof have a birds-eye view.

Getting to work on Phase I

After a couple of weeks putting up the tall scaffolding that surrounds Old Main's western wing, workers began exterior renovations in early July. Both the exterior and interior of the historic building will get a facelift over the next two years. Read more


A local send-off for first-years

Our annual On to Augie events are coming up! This is a chance for you to meet the Augustana Class of 2014. Enjoy some Augustana Viking Pride ice cream from Whitey's and pass along your best advice. Here are the dates:

July 15: Kane County; details
July 15: Rockford; details
July 18: Madison; details
July 30: Colorado; details
Aug. 4: DuPage County; details
Aug. 9: Quad Cities; details


Revere Healthcare is exploring the feasibility of establishing an active adult community near campus. The first step in this process is to survey alumni regarding their interest in the proposed project. (More information and survey link)


July 20: Alumni reception in Denver
Aug. 1: Majestic Gents Family Picnic
Aug. 2: Cubs game in Chicago
Aug. 13: Cubs game in St. Louis
Aug. 26: Alumni ice cream social
Sept. 1: 150th hometown celebration (tba)
Sept. 10-12: Family Weekend
Sept. 12: Chicago River trip (email for details)
Sept. 16: Peoria-area meet-up
Sept. 18: Art Institute of Chicago

(Campus calendar of events)


An all-time record!

With tremendous generosity from alumni and friends, The Augustana Fund Leadership Challenge exceeded all expectations. With your support, we surpassed the challenge goal, which led the charge in setting an all-time record for The Augustana Fund: more than $1.5 million raised in 2009-2010.

Your gifts to The Augustana Fund enhance the experiences and opportunities of students and faculty. Thank you.


North American
Indian Art Collection

Displayed for the first time as a whole, this 318-piece collection will be on view Aug. 24-30 at the Augustana Art Museum. A special tour by director Sherry Maurer will be offered during Homecoming. Other related events will be offered in September. The collection was donated to Augustana by Kent Olson '61 and his wife Elaine. Read more


Academic All-Americans 133 and 134

The Augustana tradition in producing Academic All-Americans continues! The list grew a little longer in June when Max Petersen, left, of Mundelein, Ill., and Nick Borchert, right, of Ankeny, Iowa, were named to the ESPN – The Magazine Academic All-American team. Both are 2010 graduates and track athletes. Read more


Our bloggers are climbing mountains and catching puffins

Coaching to win at the Deaf International
World Basketball Championships

Aguilar to lead Multicultural Services

Augustana dedicates Donald C. Davis Office


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