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John Deere Planetarium

Planetarium and geology museum to host open house on May 11

Augustana College's John Deere Planetarium and Fryxell Geology Museum will be open to the public on Saturday, May 11, 2024, for an evening of stargazing and space shows. The planetarium, located at 820 38th Street, Rock Island, will be open from 8:30-10 p.m., with indoor and outdoor programs in the planetarium, observatory and geology museum.

2024 Audre Lorde Prize winners announced

The Women, Gender, and Sexuality Studies (WGSS) program has announced the winners of the 2024 Audre Lorde Prize. The awards are named in honor of Audre Lorde (1934-1992), an intersectional feminist writer and civil rights activist who wrote the foundational text "Sister Outsider" (1984). Awards are given annually.

2024 Ethics Essay Contest winners announced

Claire Martino, a junior from New Berlin, Wis., majoring in applied mathematics and data science, is the winner of the 2024 Ethics Essay Contest for the essay "Artificial Intelligence Could Probably Write This Essay Better than Me."

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Why transfer to Augustana College?

Transfer students know what they want. Better fit, better value. Hear four transfer students' personal experiences, and get some practical information, too.

Nina Ehrlich

Alumnus premieres cello piece in honor of Dr. Ehrlich's 45 years

Grant Estes '21, commemorating Dr. Janina Ehrlich's 45 years of service at Augustana, premiered "The Quarrel Between Winter and Summer," composed by faculty member Dr. Jacob Bancks, on April 14.

Hasselmo Award winners recognized for passions, work ethic

The annual award recognizes students pursuing a career in research or higher education teaching. 

Leadership Academy

Students attend national character and leadership symposium

Four students represented Augustana at the 31st annual National Character and Leadership Symposium (NCLS) at the U.S. Air Force Academy in Colorado Springs, Colo. NCLS is an annual two-day symposium in which participants hear distinguished scholars, military leaders, corporate executives and world-class athletes share stories of character and leadership.

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Augustana’s Master of Science in Speech-Language Pathology program earns full accreditation

The full accreditation status was achieved over four years and recognizes the high standards of Augustana's program. The 24-month program launched in 2020 and the first cohort graduated in May 2022.

Augustana to host ‘Moved by Waters’ screening, panel discussion

The April 4 screening will be followed by a panel discussion featuring Steve Gustafson, of the Army Corps of Engineers, Dr. Brittany McCall, Augustana professor of biology, and Amy Kay, City of Davenport clean water manager

Lindsay Adolphs

Augustana selects Lindsay Adolphs to lead CORE, community-engaged learning

Lindsay Adolphs was  selected after a nationwide search led by Dr. Sangeetha Rayapati, professor of music, and an interview process that involved Augustana faculty, staff and students.

Phuong Lu with Doug Tschopp and Andy Shearouse

'Fruitful Oasis' pitch wins top prize at Business Plan Competition

Eight Augustana students won honors and prize money at the eighth annual Business Plan Competition.

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Augustana hosts reentry simulation

The event, which will include up to 100 students and nearly 30 volunteers, highlights the struggles and challenges faced by individuals who are transitioning from incarceration back into their communities.

Jones ’20 continues to create inclusive communities

Now an Iowa College of Law student, former Vikings basketball standout Alexis Jones  '20 continues to make a difference. She has immersed herself in promoting diversity and supporting minority law students.

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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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