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Oct. 26 concert to reflect on anniversary of armistice

The Augustana Choir and Augustana Choral Artists will mark the 100th anniversary of the end of World War I with themes of war and peace at their fall concert Oct. 26.

Gary Miller

Gary Miller’s ‘mad genius’

As an actor-comedian, Gary Miller ’15 has made a name for himself by making a fool of himself. His liberal arts education helped.


Alumni honored for achievements, service

The Augustana Alumni Association recognized the achievements, contributions and service of four alumni and one college group at Homecoming Oct. 6.

old main dome

AUGUSTANA NOW campaign to raise $125 million

Augustana College is launching a $125 million campaign to strengthen its endowment and prepare graduates for a world that increasingly needs them.

painting the bell tower

Bock-style bell tower gets a makeover

As a part of the college’s campus beautification campaign, the venerable bell tower is getting some maintenance and a new paint job.

Dorothy Parkander in 2010

Campus mourns Dr. Dorothy Parkander

Dr. Dorothy Parkander, an Augustana professor emerita of English whose 50-year teaching career touched an estimated 40,000 students, died Oct. 8 in Rock Island.

Katelyn Farrell Dr. Mischa Hooker, Dr. Kirsten Day Dr. Emil Kramer

A major to make you stand out

Here’s a college major that makes you a serious problem-solver and superior writer. And it’s an attention-getter that shows would-be employers that you are curious and creative.

Lauren Anderson '07

Anderson '07 to visit campus before rocking the Redstone

An Augustana alumna who's found success in Nashville will speak on campus before performing at Davenport's Redstone Room Friday.

rehearsal for The Crucible

'The Crucible' will move into 2018 at Augustana

Augustana's presentation of "The Crucible," Arthur Miller's drama about the Salem Witch Trials, will take the story out of the 1600s and into the future.

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.

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Grin and Barracks: 'Biloxi Blues' through June 23

"The Mississippi Bend Players provided an opportunity to both laugh and cry – and feel a multitude of other emotions – while also enjoying a high-quality theatrical production."

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