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Augustana selects 1993 alumnus to be CFO, VP of finance

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.

Tea Series: Tony Pomales, anthropology

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.”

'Machinal' portrays woman's rebellion against role in society

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.

Free training for parents of children with Autism Spectrum Disorder

Thanks to a generous $20,000 donation from Royal Ball Run, Augustana College’s Center for Speech, Language, and Hearing is able to offer a free parent training program that provides classroom and home-based instruction to improve communication with their children. Because of the funding from Royal Ball, the center can offer interested families full scholarships for the second year in a row.

Lecture to address immigrant backlash in a nation of immigrants

Dr. Peter Kivisto, Richard A. Swanson Professor of Social Thought at Augustana College, will give the annual O. Fritiof Ander Lecture in Immigration History on Saturday, Oct. 24, at 7 p.m. in Hanson 102. In his talk, "Immigrant Backlash in the Nation of Immigrants," Dr. Kivisto will discuss immigration patterns to the United States during the past 50 years, and the present tension between immigrants.

College working on interfaith certificate curriculum

Augustana College is celebrating the 10th anniversary of its "Five Faith Commitments" and preparing to introduce a new interfaith certificate program designed to "help students learn about the religions of others and negotiate faith in a multi-faith world."

River Readings: Charles Hughes '73

In the first 2015-16 installment of the River Readings series, Augustana 1973 alumnus Charles Hughes reads poetry from his book "Cave Art."

Video: 'Rethinking the Mycenaean World'

Dr. Dimitri Nakassis, associate professor of classics at the University of Toronto, gives this year's Archaeological Institute of America (AIA) lecture, "Rethinking the Mycenaean World."

 

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Connon to help students find Chicago-area jobs, internships

New assistant director of employer relations will work with alumni and CORE (Careers, Opportunities, Research and Exploration)

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Voigt credits Augustana for career liftoff

Jordan Voigt '09, and his twin sisters, Katherine Voigt '11 and Emily Voigt '11, all are successful in the field of health care: Jordan in administration, Katherine as a physician's assistant, and Emily in medical equipment as a representative. Their parents instilled the desire to help others, and "Augustana allowed us to flourish."

Vigil marks year since Mexican students kidnapped

Standing shoulder to shoulder in a circle on the grassy lower quad of Augustana College, nearly 40 students came together Thursday evening to mark the one-year anniversary of the kidnapping of 43 male college students in Guerrero, Mexico.

Faculty trio Tikkun presents concert Sept. 29

The Augustana faculty trio Tikkun will offer its first world premiere and a "homecoming" at a concert this Sept. 29. The ensemble takes its name from the Hebrew belief that all humans are called to help heal the world.

Augustana to host domestic violence awareness events

October is National Domestic Violence Awareness Month, and this year Augustana College is hosting events throughout the month to spread awareness and involve the local community. Each event is geared toward different audiences and is sponsored by Augustana College or one of the many Quad-City organizations dedicated to helping victims of domestic violence.

Pickens '14 showing some serious mussel

Lillian Pickens '14 is an AmeriCorps volunteer with the Upper Tennessee River Roundtable in Abingdon, Va. To help educate people about improving water quality in the river she helps bring freshwater ecology alive by performing as Pearly the Mussel. Pickens was a religion major at Augustana, and as member of Alpha Psi Omega theatre group, she coordinated and performed numerous educational and outreach programs.

View Sept. 27 lunar eclipse at Augustana

Augustana's John Deere Planetarium and Carl Gamble Observatory will host free public programs on Sunday, Sept. 27, in conjunction with the total eclipse of the moon.

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