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News from alumni – January 2019.

In Memoriam: Nils Hasselmo

Dr. Nils Hasselmo, a scholar who made significant contributions to Swedish-American studies and former president of University of Minnesota, died on January 23, 2019 at age 87.

Darrin Good is latest alumnus to become a college president

Augustana College has had only eight presidents in 159 years, but it has graduated 15 people who became college presidents during their careers.

Conducting the youth choir at St. Paul Lutheran

A musical journey from student to colleague

Augustana mentors have been instrumental to Dan Pepper’s professional life.

Curtis Lecture: 'What Future has the Press in a Free Society?' March 28

British economist, journalist and academic Frances Anne Cairncross will give the 2019 Ellwood F. Curtis Family Lecturer in Public Affairs, “What Future has the Press in a Free Society?” March 28.

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Nils Hasselmo ’57 remembered as college benefactor

Dr. Nils Hasselmo ’57, a long-time supporter of Augustana College and former president of University of Minnesota, died Wednesday at age 87.

Carolyn Krueger at the pottery wheel

Making art, and making it in the arts, in the Quad Cities

Carolyn Krueger’s success story begins here in her hometown.

Chicago Sotheby’s

Art history and psychology go to Sotheby’s Chicago

Stephanie Loria ’11 has what it takes to help people navigate the art world.


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Buildings for the future

Augustana College became one of America's most beautiful college campuses by creating spaces that further our students' experiences and education in new and innovative ways. Here's a snapshot!

students enjoying QC style pizza

How to spend a Saturday in the Quad Cities

If you're making a visit to Augustana College and want to see what Rock Island and the Quad Cities have to offer, here's your go-to guide for spending a fun day in our community! 

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My Augustana Story: Nolan Ebel

My Augustana Story is a chance for students to explain why they chose Augustana and what's happened since then.

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The Three Musketeers on stage Jan. 25-Feb. 3

This adaptation for the Augustana stage is based on the timeless swashbuckler by Alexandre Dumas, a tale of heroism, treachery, close escapes, and above all, honor.

Center for Creativity Catalyst Lab

Dr. John Pfautz discusses importance of creative thinking

Augustana music professor Dr. John Pfautz shares why creative thinking is vitally important in an episode of  Talking Art, a series by WVIK 90.3, Augustana Public Radio.

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