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Augustana professors lead CommUniversity courses

Augustana's Dr. Heidi Storl will open this year's CommUniversity with the talk "Bio-medical Ethics: Doing the Right Thing at the Right Time" at 1 p.m. Feb. 1 at St. Ambrose University in Davenport. CommUniversity, a series of Sunday classes taught by area experts, will begin its 36th year in February.

Public health students

New public health major leads to wide-ranging careers

Augustana's new major in public health opens many career fields for students and draws on the college's strong tradition in the liberal arts and health sciences.

Bob Odenkirk Breaking Bad

Odenkirk encourages theatre students to focus on improving

"Breaking Bad" star Bob Odenkirk Tuesday encouraged Augustana theatre students to concentrate on steadily getting better at what they do, and not so much on the "big break." He joined the students for an informal workshop in the Black Box Theatre. Earlier in the day he had lunch with students, and on Monday evening spoke at an event at the Center for Student Life.

'14 geology grad describes job as 'so much fun'

Lauren Kirik '14 came to Augustana to become a graphic designer, but an internship at a full-service branding company convinced her otherwise. Dr. Mike Wolf suggested she take a course in mineralogy after Geology 101, and as Kirik says, "I never looked back."

Economics major sees Asia in different way

Each year, many Augustana students study abroad and return with a memorable experience and a new world view. But how does study abroad could affect a student's understanding of the world economy?

Matt Osman

On to Greenland, glaciers and MIT

Like many an Augustana student before him, Matt Osman took a geosciences course and unexpectedly found himself falling in love with the discipline.

Hasselmo winner Wood fascinated by human conflict

The global world is top of mind for Joseph Wood, this year's Hasselmo Prize winner, whose primary concern is in “reducing the factors that push people toward violence.”

Making it count in Texas

Alongside peers from top research schools in the country, Augustana students are making a name for themselves and their college a thousand miles from campus.

Augustana debuts Four-Year Graduation Agreement

Augustana College will underscore its high four-year graduation rate by giving incoming students a written guarantee that they'll have a diploma in four years.

Former Deere CEO and alumnus donates $8 million to name Science Building

Former Deere CEO and 1948 Augustana alumnus Robert Hanson and his wife, Patricia Hanson, have generously given $8 million, the largest single gift in the history of Augustana College, to name the Science Building and the building's lecture hall wing at Augustana.

Hansons donate $8 million to name Science Building

On a warm summer day 62 years after he graduated from Augustana College, Robert Hanson returned to campus with his wife, Patricia, to give the college $8 million.

original design for old main

The Old Main story: designs, domes and dolomite

Old Main, the best-beloved and most well-known building on the Augustana College campus, and a cultural monument to the achievements of 19th-century Swedish immigrants, did not have any easy journey to its present form.

seminar on space exploration

A passion for the stars, a mission for Augustana

In 1969, a Saturn V rocket thrust Apollo 11 towards the moon. That same year, Augustana College threw open the doors to its new John Deere Planetarium and Carl Gamble Observatory. Both successfully completed the mission.

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