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Allan Daly at TMC

From theory to practice: Allan Daly’s decision making

A liberal arts education can make you interesting and get you the best internships.

Scott Gehler at Last Lecture

Five Questions: Scott Gehler

Dr. Scott Gehler was one of the professors voted by Augustana seniors to give the “Last Lecture” in May 2017. "I learn just as much from my students as they learn from me," he said.

Scott Gehler at Last Lecture

Five Questions: Dr. Scott Gehler

Dr. Scott Gehler, assistant professor of biology, discusses the interconnectedness of cancer biology across disciplines, and witnessing students’ “ah-ha” moments.

Augustana students

SWLI kicks off second year of lead project

Representatives from Augustana College, Scott County and Genesis Health System gathered Thursday to congratulate more than 100 Augustana students on their work to address lead contamination in Scott County, and kick off the second year of the project.


Yarn “bombs” under construction

Augustana students, staff and community members learned to crochet this week to prepare the Yarn Bomb public sculpture. #yarnbombqc

Class Notes

Swedish genealogists to offer services

The Swenson Swedish Immigration Research Center at Augustana College will welcome the return of the renowned SwedGenTour Sept. 30. These professional genealogists from Sweden will give lectures on Swedish genealogy, searching records, inventories and more.

mural wall sitters

Faith and filmmaking lead to new programs

Starting this fall, students can complete certificates in Entertainment & Media Industries and Interreligious Leadership. 

football preview

Vikings feel great vibe heading into Bell's third season

The Vikings return this year with plenty of experience on both sides of the football. Head Coach Steve Bell hopes to turn that experience and familiarity into winning.

Jessica Lange (left) and Elizabeth Alsup (right)

Roommates from Hunan were meant to be

Elizabeth Alsup and Jessica Lange will share a room in Westerlin Residence Center this year, but they share more than that. Both were adopted from China, from the same province of Hunan.

Finally! It's Welcome Week

Last-minute trips to Target. Facebook photos of loaded cars and "Augie or Bust!" After a long summer of anticipation, Move-In Day finally arrived and Welcome Week has begun!

Installation by Carol Hummel

Yarn bomb events begin Aug. 28

This fall, Augustana will seek the help of Quad-City citizens to "yarn bomb" a tree along 7th Avenue in Rock Island.

Rebecca Kelly

Summer in the Cities: Interns on the job

From accountants to artists, Augustana students found professional internships in the Quad Cities this summer.

Gail Summer

Meet Dr. Gail Summer, Augustana provost

Augustana's new provost, Dr. Gail Summer, talks about why she wanted to return to a liberal arts college with a Lutheran affiliation.

Schwiebert '72 establishes fund to address climate change

Mark Schwiebert '72, a former Rock Island mayor and Augustana trustee, has established a fund that will award grants each year for environmental education and studies.