Multimedia journalism major Ben Payne '18 spent a week in Minneapolis at the Next Generation Radio project from Oct. 19-24. Payne learned the importance of collaboration in the newsroom and through social media. "I found my people" in public radio, Payne writes in his blog recap.
The Augustana Teaching Museum of Art will present work by a local artist in "A Place Called Home: Frank Lundahl and the Quad Cities" Nov. 18, 2015–Feb. 12, 2016. Lundahl (1858-1932) was a Swedish-American artist born in Rock Island. A painter of interior murals by trade, his works in Augustana's collection focus on the world around him, calling attention to the everyday beauty of the region.
Augustana College is creating a new center for student support services designed to help every student develop more successful habits, both in college and later life, and it's happening on the fourth floor of The Gerber Center.
Senior Josh Wielenga "brings an honest maturity and decency" to his role as a college professor in a local theatre's production of "Bingo." The comedy is being staged by Richmond Hill players in nearby Geneseo, Ill., and runs through the weekend.
Augustana’s hub for student support services is designed to help every student develop more successful habits, both in college and later in life, and it’s happening on the fourth floor of The Gerber Center.
Dr. Christopher Whitt, associate professor of political science, presents a Frieze Lecture on D.W. Griffith's "Birth of a Nation" and how racism in entertainment shapes politics. The Frieze Lecture Series is an 18-year partnership between the Rock Island Public Library and Augustana College. It continues this year with the theme "1915 – A Landmark Year."
Dr. Lisa Seidlitz, associate professor of German studies, discusses Franz Kafka's "'The Metamorphosis' 100 years later" as part of the Frieze Lecture Series. The series is an 18-year partnership between the Rock Island Public Library and Augustana College. It continues this year with the theme "1915 – A Landmark Year."
A look into some of the ways Augustana students spend their time outside class
Jill Brokaw credits the More Than Words program at Augustana's Center for Speech, Language and Hearing for helping her son, Jacob.
In the 2015 Ander Lecture in Immigration History, sociology professor Dr. Peter Kivisto discusses immigration patterns in U.S. history and connects these to the politics of the current presidential race.
John Henry Hauberg was a researcher and photographer active in the Quad-City area in the early 20th century. He compiled some 150 unpublished volumes of Illinois history over the course of his life. This project will target 1,500 of the most historically significant glass plate images related to Native American culture and landscapes, Quad-Cities scenes, the Rock Island Arsenal, Black Hawk State Historic Site, and the Denkmann-Hauberg West End Settlement in Rock Island.
With the number of students of color on campus more than doubling in the past seven years, a reflection of even broader changes in the nation's demographics, Augustana College is redoubling its efforts to help students build more diverse social networks as a key to their future success.
Augustana has selected Kirk Anderson, CPA, as the college's new chief financial officer and vice president for finance and administration. Anderson currently is an associate director of procurement finance at Kraft-Heinz Foods in Northfield, Ill. Anderson will assume his new role at Augustana in December.
Dr. Tony Pomales, teaching fellow of the department of anthropology, spoke at the Tea Series about “In/visibility and belonging in Costa Rica: From the vantage point of older women sex workers on the margins of San José Centro.”
Augustana College will present the play "Machinal," the story of a woman's rebellion again her husband and society, Oct. 16-18 and 23-25. The journalist and playwright, Sophie Treadwell, often wrote about the women's issues of her time and her Mexican heritage.