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Eugene Robinson delivers MLK keynote address

Pulitzer Prize-winning columnist Eugene Robinson delivered the keynote address at the campus Martin Luther King, Jr., celebration event on Saturday, Jan. 17.

Augie professor working to fulfill King's legacy

Like many African-American leaders, Dr. Christopher Whitt is profoundly influenced by the passion and example of the Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. And that extends to the work of the civil-rights giant for economic equality.

Augustana again recognized for efficiency

U.S. News & World Report once again recognized Augustana College for efficiency. In this year's report, Augustana earned the third-place ranking among top national liberal arts colleges in the country. The report ranked institutions of higher education that were able to produce the highest educational quality while containing spending.

River Readings: Jessica Lamb-Shapiro

Author Jessica Lamb-Shapiro delivered the second River Readings of the school year on Jan. 27. She has published fiction and nonfiction in The Believer, McSweeney's, Open City and Index magazine, among others.

Viking Score lays out path to employment

The Viking Score is a new career development tool offered through CORE (Careers, Opportunities, Research, Exploration) at Augustana. In this Q&A interview, President Steve Bahls and Provost Pareena Lawrence discuss the features and benefits of the Viking Score.

Pultizer Prize-winning writer to speak at King event

A community celebration and theatrical tribute to honor Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr., will be held at 6 p.m., Jan. 17 in Centennial Hall. Pulitzer Prize-winning columnist Eugene Robinson will give the keynote address

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.”

Dr. Kivisto to get honorary degree, link to family

Augustana's Dr.Peter Kivisto has a couple of firsts awaiting him in the next few weeks: He will receive an honorary doctorate from the University of Turku in Finland, and he will step into the childhood home of his Finnish grandfather.

Student earns $5,000 Hasselmo Prize

An Augustana College junior with a lifelong love of nature and a double major in biology and environmental sciences, Carlisle Evans Peck, of Geneseo, is this year’s winner of Augustana’s Hasselmo Prize for Academic Pursuit.

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