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Homecoming 2019 in photos

It was a 50th reunion for the Class of 1969 and 100th anniversary for the Phi Rhos. Bubble mimosas, alumni awards, a GOLD (Graduates of the Last Decade) party, and, of course, football. Here are a few images from the weekend.

hispanic film fest

Hispanic Film Festival begins Oct. 30

Augustana College will sponsor its 25th annual Hispanic Film Festival on four consecutive Wednesdays, Oct. 30-Dec. 4. The films,

Examination of land use and heritage wins national award 

Dr. Lucy Burgchardt, an assistant professor of communication studies at Augustana College, has received a national award for her examination of how lands and their histories in the Southwest are considered and preserved.

ancient Greek shipwreck

Discoverer of shipwreck graveyard to speak Nov. 13

A scientist who stumbled upon an extraordinary graveyard of ancient ships will speak at Augustana College about the discovery Nov. 13.

daniel chetel

Symphony orchestra invites community to join in

Musicians of all ages are invited to join the Augustana Symphony Orchestra on Nov. 7 to play the themes from some of Hollywood's most popular films.

Noises Off play

'Funniest farce' on stage at Augustana Oct. 17-20

Augustana College will present "Noises Off" — called “the funniest farce ever written” by the New York Post — Oct. 17-20.

jacob bancks

New opera to give voice to cancer survivors

Dr. Jacob Bancks, Augustana associate professor of music, is writing a new opera for the Quad City Symphony Orchestra that will be performed in May 2020.

Award-winning poet and activist to visit Augustana

American poet, professor and human rights activist Carolyn Forché will read poetry and from her 2019 memoir at Augustana College Oct. 1.

Ryan Johnson

To Australia and back with Augie Choice

Why does the blue-lined goatfish see red? Ryan Johnson ’20 explored this question and more this summer. 

'Season of Light' planetarium show Dec. 7-13

John Deere Planetarium at Augustana College will present its annual holiday program, "Season of Light, on Dec. 7-13.

HEED award group

College wins Higher Education Excellence in Diversity Award

A national honor recognizes colleges and universities that demonstrate an outstanding commitment to diversity and inclusion.

Mia Feuer

Canadian artist explores environmental effects of petroleum

The Center for Polar Studies at Augustana is a partner in presenting "Mia Feuer: Totems of the Anthropocene" at the Figge Art Museum, Davenport.

Frieze Lectures consider student activism, from the 60s to Greta Thunberg

The 22nd annual Frieze Lecture Series will consider the nature and impact of student activism here and around the world.

lee carkner in the planetarium

Planetarium open house planned Oct. 12

Augustana College's John Deere Planetarium invites the community to its annual fall open house from 7:30-9 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 12.

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