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President Steve Bahls announces retirement in 2022

Steven Bahls will retire as president of Augustana College effective in 2022 after a 19-year career leading the college. 

No pressure, but President Bahls is teaching this term

President Steve Bahls will teach one of the 130 courses offered during January Term starting this week.

music video

Even without an audience, music students find joy, purpose

Music students aren't able to perform for an audience due to COVID-19, but in some ways this has caused them to look at music with fresh eyes:

North elevation Lindberg Center

Lindberg Center on track for spring finish

Construction of the Peter J. Lindberg, M.D., Center for Health and Human Performance, is on schedule to be finished in mid-May.

Dr. Kimberly Murphy’s class

Global Classroom Project: The adventure continues

Augustana students are continuing to explore the world this year, making connections and asking questions while studying abroad virtually.

Class Notes

Catch up on the latest news and photos from alumni!

Michael Yuchs

Augustana’s eSports Club putting up big numbers

The Augustana eSports Club has certainly leveled up since the club began in 2017, moving up in competition and the number of members.

Conference announces resumption of athletics; no spectators allowed

The College Conference of Illinois and Wisconsin has released its schedules for winter sports competition starting in late January. Spectators will not be allowed at any event.

Lunchtime Lecture Series

The Swenson Center has organized a Lunchtime Lecture Series highlighting the work being done by scholars using materials in the Swenson Center library and archival collections.

Ken Nwadike Jr.

'Free Hugs Guy' Nwadike to speak on MLK Day

Augustana College will celebrate the life and legacy of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. with a virtual keynote by Ken Nwadike Jr. at 10:30 a.m. Jan. 18.

Old Main

AUGUSTANA NOW campaign finishes $8M over goal

The blue lights on the Old Main dome turned gold on New Year's as the college surpassed its $125 million, finishing at $133,662,743.

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New $1.3M TRIO program for high-need students

Augustana College will launch the TRIO Scholars Program in early 2021 to bolster the academic, graduation and career success of students.

Augustana improves ranking for international student enrollment

Augustana College continues to climb the ranks among baccalaureate colleges for the number of international students it enrolls.

$10,000 Business Plan Competition open for 2021

The fifth annual Augustana College Business Plan Competition invites teams or individual students to present their ideas to a panel of business professionals.

Megan Hoppe '21 in the 1865 dress she made

Hoppe '21 combines research, sewing skills in unexpected honors project

Triple major Megan Hoppe '21 combined her research and sewing skills to create an unexpected honors project and "knocked it out of the park," in the words of her advisor.

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