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Lecture video: The secret life of Antarctic sand

Dr. Kathy Licht of Indiana University-Purdue University presents an Augustana Center for Polar Studies lecture, "The secret life of Antarctic sand: Tales from the world's largest ice sheet." Sand holds many clues to the Earth's past. The composition and age of single sand grains can be measured with high-tech analytical techniques and then combined with others to provide a rich history of the ice sheets in Antarctica.

Observer staff wins 18 awards

Augustana College's student newspaper, the Augustana Observer, has done it again, collecting 18 awards from the Illinois College Press Association to break the newspaper's record of 17 awards in 2011.

Augustana and Clinton, Iowa, to partner on projects

Augustana has selected the City of Clinton, Iowa, as its partner in the inaugural Sustainable Working Landscapes Initiative (SWLI). During the yearlong partnership, students and faculty will work with officials to complete community-identified projects related to regional transportation and transit routes, urban forest management and a senior citizen fire prevention campaign, among others.

Journalist to discuss aftermath of 2008 financial crisis

Augustana will host author Kevin Roose for the annual Ellwood F. Curtis Family Lecture in Public Affairs at 7 p.m. March 23. Roose, a journalist who has covered Wall Street, business and finance, will speak about his latest book, "Young Money: Inside the Hidden World of Wall Street's Post-Crash Recruits," which chronicles the story of brokers in the aftermath of the financial crisis of 2008.

Sinoidal Ensemble to perform Spanish music March 13

The Sinoidal Ensemble will perform a program of 20-21st century Spanish pieces at 8 p.m. March 13 on campus.

Darwin Week March 16-20: birds, games, concert

The Darwin Club will sponsor Darwin Week March 16-20, commemorating the 205th birthday of English naturalist Charles Darwin. The week will include craft sales in Brew by the Slough, Survival of the Fittest Games, campus bird walk Nature Movie Night and the annual Chuck Fest concert.

Edmondson's book discusses positioning for success

Dr. Michael Edmondson's, new book, 'Marketing Your Value: 9 Steps to Navigate Your Career,' comes on the heels of the launch of Augustana College's new approach for positioning its graduates for success, CORE. Dr. Edmondson is associate vice president of career development, and the book is available in paperback and as an e-book.

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Jake Self-MIS

Lacrosse brought Jake Self to Augustana, but it's been a powerful combination of his two majors that has defined his college experience. Self will graduate in May with a double major in accounting and management information systems and go to work for Deere and Co.

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Greek life can lay foundation for success

Learning to function within an organization is a highly valued asset in any business, or perhaps any enterprise in life. And one of the best places to learn those skills lies within the world of Greek fraternities and sororities.

Augustana to offer $150,000 to student entrepreneurs

There's no roadmap for entrepreneurs, but several new resources at Augustana, including $150,000 in donor-funded grants, will help students better transfer their college experiences to life as an entrepreneur.

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Students combine research and recreation in Denver

The Quad Cities is a rich location for internships and research. But some students want the added experience of practicing in their field while living in another part of the world. The Augustana in Denver internship program gives them that.The city is home to many alumni, providing students a strong career and internship network, and occasional invitations to dinner.

'12 grad directs new version of 'Little Red Riding Hood'

Kailey Ackermann '12 directs a new version of "Little Red Riding Hood" (in which the wolf is secretly a vegan) for Davenport Junior Theatre. “I am inspired by the dedication of the kids,” she said. “I can tell that they really want to be there and really want to work. Seeing young people with that kind of motivation is really inspiring."

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How a Pizza Hut problem calls on the liberal arts

Augustana students are thinking a lot about pizza, but not about how tasty it is. They're trying to figure out how to get more people to order it online. They're the Advertising Developers group, which competes in the annual National Student Advertising Competition.

Animal handler Stump '04 specializes in giraffes

Kristina Stump, an animal handler at Niabi Zoo, has a special relationship with the zoo’s three giraffes. A 2004 biology graduate from Augustana College, Stump has worked full-time at Niabi for nine years. Her job requires patience but offers plenty of variety. “There’s always something unexpected,” she said. “Also, I really enjoy the relationship you can have with the animals. Like with the bull giraffe; there’s a lot of trust there and it takes a long time to build that up.”

Jazz Ensemble performs Duke Ellington note-for-note

The Augustana Jazz Ensemble feature the music of Duke Ellington in the concert "Beyond Category" at 8 p.m. Feb. 6, 2015, in Centennial Hall. 

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