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The Augustana Choir

Augustana Choir to tour California in March

Directed by Dr. Jon Hurty, the 54-member Augustana Choir will perform in California March 21-25, followed by a home concert on April 6. 

Augustana names two new trustees

Robert Anderson and Ronald Workman, both 1980 Augustana graduates, were elected Jan. 27 at the college's winter retreat.

Augustana students, staff assisting QC tax filers

Augustana students are assisting the United Way Quad Cities Volunteer Income Tax Assistant Coalition to help local residents in need.

Augustana Slough

Slough drainage and restoration updates

On Nov. 12, crews from the City of Rock Island will begin draining the Slough in order to relocate a water pipe. The project, which will move a primary water line from under the Slough to under the Slough Path, will allow for easier access to the pipe in the event of future needed repairs.

Fit & Strong! participants

Augustana students lead fitness program for older adults

Augustana student instructors lead the low-impact course at the Moline Activity Center.

Augustana’s Sierra Club to host ‘We the Power’ at 2024 QC Environmental Film Series

The screening is part of the six-part 2024 QC Environmental Film Series.


Erickson Residence Center exterior

Augustana receives $6.7 million from Illinois Board of Higher Education

The $6.7 million grant is being used for the Erickson Residence Center renovation. The project, which continues through August 2024, includes a new HVAC system, windows, bathrooms, flooring and storage/cabinets in residence hall rooms. 

Old Main

2024 Francophone Film Festival begins Feb. 20

The annual Francophone Film Festival at Augustana will screen a film each Tuesday from Feb. 20 to March 19. All films are free and open to the public. Films begin at 7 p.m. in the auditorium of the Olin Center on campus.

Snow bear

Students create amazing snow sculptures for contest

Students braved sub-zero wind chills for the 2024 Winter Wonderland Competition. The contest featured 23 entries, with judging criteria centered on the creativity and quality of the sculpture.

John Hildreth

Dr. John Hildreth receives ‘I Have A Dream’ Award

Dr. John Hildreth had no idea he was going to be honored at the Martin Luther King, Jr., Community Center’s 41st annual Memorial Service and Award Ceremony.

Dr. Gauri A. Pitale

Dr. Gauri A. Pitale selected as Augustana’s vice president for diversity, equity and inclusion

Dr. Gauri A. Pitale, an accomplished educator with extensive experience in DEI programming and advising student clubs and organizations, will join the college Feb. 29 to lead Augustana’s Office for Diversity, Equity and Inclusion.

Dean Wes Brooks swears in Officer Braden Frazelle

Augustana swears in Officer Braden Frazelle

Officer Braden Frazelle began serving the college as a public safety officer in March 2022. He was sworn in Jan. 9 at the Hamann Concert Hall. 

Maitreyi Shrikhande

Shrikhande's dream of becoming a doctor 'actually happening' at Augustana

When making her college decision, 20-year-old Davenport native Maitreyi Shrikhande '26 strictly weighed academics and athletics.

Reggie Williams

Community invited to ‘Called to Love’ MLK event

The free event features keynote speaker Dr. Reggie Williams and student performances, including step group Heavy Steppas.

Andrea Talentino, Erik Bergren and Kimberly Murphy

Bergren adds fourth generation to family's Augustana legacy

Despite being a fourth-generation Viking, Erik Bergren '25 said he didn't feel pressured to choose Augustana. In an interview with the Quad-City Times, the economics and public health double major talks about his college experience.

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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