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Playwright Sarah Ruhl visiting March 29-30

Playwright, professor and essayist Sarah Ruhl will visit Augustana the last weekend in March. Her residency will include class visits, readings, a workshop and “An Evening with Sarah Ruhl” on Saturday.

College explores alternatives to cut textbook cost

Augustana College faculty are looking at alternatives to traditional textbooks that could improve learning and save students money.

Shades of Beauty summit March 17

The Augustana offices of Student Inclusion and Diversity and Student Life will sponsor the Shades of Beauty Summit with keynote speaker Miss Iowa 2018, Mikhayla Hughes-Shaw, a native of Rock Island.

Leech book explores 'city that ate itself'

Augustana's Dr. Brian Leech writes about how Butte, Mont., went from a booming mining economy to a shrinking town infamous for a toxic pit.    

Amanda Tiffany ’04

Global health: A view from the front lines

Epidemiologist Amanda Tiffany ’04 will talk about her work responding to global public health concerns.

Students enjoying discussion in seminar class

How to develop the soft skills employers look for

LinkedIn’s latest Global Talent Trends report suggests a background in liberal arts could be what sets graduates apart from the competition.

Historian to discuss erasure of indigenous histories

Dr. Jacki Thompson Rand, associate professor of history and the coordinator of Native American and indigenous studies at the University of Iowa, will give a public presentation, "After Indian Removal: A Persistent Indigenous Presence in the American Midwest," March 21.

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Eight Vikings head to NCAA Championships

Augustana athletes from four teams—men's and women's indoor track & field, wrestling and swimming—will contend for national titles in competitions around the country this month.

Bryan Kent TEDx

What color is Razzmatazz, anyway?

Bryan Kett ’08 presents a TEDx talk on the unique perspectives of being colorblind.

Class Notes

LaGrow '15 celebrated as a leader for youth

Ashley LaGrow '15 is a community leader recognized by the Galesburg Chamber of Commerce as one of "20 under 40" for success. She is a fourth-grade teacher at Mable Woolsey Elementary School in Knoxville, Ill.

CORE ideas to get ahead this summer!

CORE (Careers, Opportunities, Research, Exploration) lists what students can do this summer to help find the right career.

Group at Holden

The good life outside the comfort zone

Living and working at an ‘unexpected’ place, alumni consider their expected paths. 

Dr. Frank named top scientist of the year

Dr. Nathan Frank's efforts to help students reach beyond the classroom, numerous scientific papers and leadership were recognized by the Quad City Engineering & Science Council.

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