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.
The eighth annual Augustana College Business Plan Competition invites teams or individual students to present their ideas to a panel of business professionals.
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.
"Season of Light" will be shown Dec. 9-15 at the John Deere Planetarium.
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.
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.
“Nine” will premier Nov. 16-19 at Augustana College, directed by Shelley Cooper, associate professor of theatre arts.
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.
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.
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.
The Augustana Choir, under the direction of Dr. Jon Hurty, will perform concerts in California in March 2024. The voice ensemble will sing a selection of traditional and contemporary choral works. The choir is known for its innovative programming, attention to detail, and musical excellence.
Augustana College will sponsor its 27th annual Hispanic Film Festival on Wednesdays, Nov. 1-Dec. 6. All films will be shown at 7 p.m. in Hanson Hall of Science, Room 102. Films are free and open to the public. Films are in Spanish with English subtitles.
A member of Augustana’s faculty since 1974, Dr. Dan Lee's service was celebrated during Homecoming's QuadFest.