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Rocky Resource Room coordinator Kathy Lelonek, Rock Island High School principal Jeff Whitaker and Augustana President Andrea Talentino at the check presentation on Oct. 31.

President Talentino delivers street party funds to Rocky Resource Room

President Andrea Talentino visited the Rocky Resource Room on Oct. 31 to deliver $2,844 raised at her post-inauguration street party to benefit students in the Rock Island-Milan district. 

Paige Lundborg

Academic opportunities in the lab, the marsh and on the beach

Three Augustana science students — Paige Lundborg, Bobby Nwachukwu and Audrey Zettler — made the most of their summer by taking advantage of opportunities on campus, in the Quad Cities and in another country.

College participates in National Alumni Career Mobility Survey

Augustana College has partnered with the Career Leadership Collective, a higher education solutions group, to conduct a national online survey to collect career pathway data from alumni. 

2022 Augustana College Alumni Awards

The Augustana Alumni Association recognizes the achievements, contributions and service of alumni and friends of the college each year.

New music faculty eager to see students grow

New music faculty at Augustana this year may teach in different areas, or come into contact with students in conducting or accompanying, but their common goal is seeing their students grow.

Jenny Lind Vocal Ensemble

Energized music students look forward to concerts, tours

Augustana's music students and their directors are preparing for a packed fall semester schedule of concerts, while also planning ensemble tours.

Mike Augspurger

Engineering majors build connections across campus

Majoring in engineering feels different at a liberal arts college. Find out how Augustana’s new B.S. in engineering is embracing the “interdisciplinary nature of engineering.”

Pianist returns home for Nov. 8 concert

When pianist Kate Boyd began planning a Midwest tour, it was only natural to include Rock Island, where she grew up and began her studies.

new graduates at commencement

Families invited to learn about Augustana Possible

Augustana College is offering special webinars in November and December for students and families to learn about Augustana Possible.

An artist’s impression of the cat-like Pangurban egiae

Fossil's name recalls Augustana English class

A newly named 38-million-year-old catlike mammal will be called Pangurban egiae in honor of a scientist's fond recollection of his Augustana English class.

Augustana again wins INSIGHT into Diversity Award

For the third time Augustana earned the Higher Education Excellence in Diversity (HEED) Award from INSIGHT Into Diversity Magazine.

street party

An inauguration and Homecoming, all in one weekend

It is no hyperbole to say that Oct. 15-16, 2022, will go down in history at Augustana College, where a new president was inaugurated on the same weekend as Homecoming.

Augustana’s new president, Andrea Kathryn Talentino

New president embraces Augustana's transformative power

Augustana’s new president, Andrea Kathryn Talentino, used her inaugural address Saturday to encourage the college to preserve its ability to transform lives and combat the notion that education is only for the elite.

Talentino inauguration

‘Stories shape us and the world we shape’

Dr. Ann Boaden ’67, who taught classes in English and creative writing at Augustana from 1970-2015, shares a personal reflection on the college’s historic ninth presidential inauguration.

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

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