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Danny Ford in Greece

How to start a dream job right after (or before) graduating from Augustana

Three 2024 grads show what can happen with curiosity, internships, good challenges and support from their Augustana success team.

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2024 Vázquez-Valarezo Poetry Award winners announced

The award is sponsored by Dr. Jeanneth Vázquez, professor of Spanish. Winners receive a small monetary award and a certificate of recognition. The award is named in honor of two educators, the late Honorato Vazquez and the late Angelica Valarezo, writers who worked in the field of education in Ecuador for 35 years. In addition to recognizing excellence, the award is designed to encourage student poets to submit their work for consideration.

Courtney Thames '25 presenting

Celebration of Learning 2024 showcases research

The annual Celebration of Learning showcases work by students, faculty and staff at Augustana. This year's celebration on May 8 included poster presentations, interactive sessions, an art show, panel presentations and special events.

Presenters at WATERCON

Augustana students present at state water conference

Augustana students joined utilities and industry suppliers, consultants, manufacturers and regulators at the Illinois Section of the American Water Association to present research from the multi-faceted water line inventory project. 

Actors in "Our Country's Good"

Augustana College presents ‘Our Country’s Good’

“Our Country’s Good,” will be directed by Jeff Coussens, Augustana professor of theatre arts.

Chef Joseph Yoon

Edible insect ambassador Chef Joseph Yoon to lecture at Augustana

Chef Joseph Yoon will deliver the Roys Lecture and engage with Augustana students in class lectures and at the college's Celebration of Learning.

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Softball player Jennica Soliz '24 gets another shot at a senior season

Senior Jennica Soliz, a psychology major from Moline, Ill., remembers her last softball season in high school, which was cut short due to the onset of the COVID-19 pandemic.

Exterior of planetarium

Planetarium opens to the public for spring open house

The annual event features stargazing, space shows and access to the Fryxell Geology Museum.

Old Main

2024 Geifman Prize in Holocaust Studies winners

The annual Geifman Prize in Holocaust Studies is a competition in which students write or compose in music and art their responses to the Holocaust.

Augie Choice

Augustana expands student-engagement initiative Augie Choice

The innovative program, previously only available to juniors and seniors, is now expanded to sophomores so that they too can engage in transformational engaged learning experiences. 

Chezum at film fest

Augustana student wins award at Cedar Rapids Independent Film Fest

Matthew Chezum ’25, from New Windsor, Ill., won the Student Audience Choice Eddy Award in the 2024 Cedar Rapids Independent Film Festival (CRIFF).

Juniors selected for Texas Medical Center summer research internship

Selected students will take part in the paid, full-time, 10-week experience at the Texas Medical Center in Houston this summer.

Dr. Lisa Durant-Jones

Lisa Durant-Jones named Augustana’s commencement speaker

The May 25 ceremony will be the college's 164th annual convocation. 

Career outcomes

Career Outcomes

Class of 2023 outcomes, of those who responded to the survey. Source: Institutional Research at Augustana; CORE (Careers, Opportunities, Research, Exploration) at Augustana

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