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Lecture to reveal myths behind Russian influence

This year's Stanley Erikson Lecture in Public Affairs will address the timely topic of the influence of Russia in American politics and elections.

Festival of Sankta Lucia Dec. 11

Augustana's annual celebration of the Festival of Sankta Lucia will take place on Dec. 11. The event commemorates the Scandinavian holiday with traditional songs and stories.

Frieze Lectures to reveal life and times of 'French Moderns'

The Frieze Lecture Series is a 21-year partnership between the Rock Island Public Library and Augustana College to present four talks in the fall each year featuring Augustana faculty. This year's theme is "modern lives," in conjunction with the "French Moderns" exhibit at the Figge Art Museum in Davenport.

Polar Studies lecture to examine climate change, history

This fall's Center for Polar Studies lecture at Augustana will examine the Arctic's histories of science and colonialism in light of current thinking on climate change.

Tea Talks series begins 10th year

Now entering its 10th year, the Tea Talks lecture series at Augustana will feature faculty, staff and guest speakers on a range of topics.

'Elegies for Angels, Punks, and Raging Queens' Sept. 27-30

'Elegies for Angels, Punks, and Raging Queens' Sept. 27-30

Augustana College will present “Elegies for Angels, Punks, and Raging Queens,” a dramatic musical theatre piece composed of free- verse monologues and songs that reflect the lives of people who have lived with and died from AIDs.

Dr. Wesley Brooks

Augustana welcomes Dr. Wesley Brooks as vice president and dean of student life

Dr. Wesley Brooks has joined Augustana as vice president and dean of student life.

Augustana Symphony Orchestra

Made in America, touring the Midwest

The Augustana Symphony Orchestra will embark on its second annual tour, performing concerts in Illinois and Wisconsin on Oct. 13 and Nov. 2, 3 and 4. 

“The Frog and the Princess”

“The Frog and the Princess” Sept. 15-16

Augustana College will present an interactive children's show, “The Frog and the Princess,” at 1:30 p.m. Sept. 15-16 in the Brunner Theatre.

Class Notes

News from alumni received as of Aug. 30, 2018.

Janice Budd ’68 Gockel

50 years of making musicians

Janice Budd ’68 Gockel knows how to make a career and a community with music.

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News from America: Reporting on the United States in Sweden

News from America occupies a prominent place in Swedish media. For decades, political, cultural, and social developments in the U.S. have been closely followed in Sweden. This interest has grown even more intense in recent years. Join the Swenson Center for a panel discussion on October 13, 2018. 

Student's app makes ride-calling easier

Kyle Workman, a senior at Augustana, spent his summer developing an app to make hitching a ride on the college's shuttle service easier for his classmates. 

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