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Inauguration address: President Andrea Kathryn Talentino

Augustana College President Andrea Kathryn Talentino delivered her inauguration address on Oct. 15, 2022, before the crowd of students, alumni and employees on the campus Quad.

Pearce retiring from WVIK; reception Oct. 25

Jay Pearce, chief executive officer and general manager of Quad Cities NPR affiliate WVIK, will retire Oct. 28 after 11 years at the station.

DeSimone to lead Viking Club fundraising, engagement

David DeSimone, Augustana College head tennis coach,  is adding fundraising and booster engagement to his duties.

Arun Gandhi

Arun Gandhi, grandson of Mahatma Gandhi, to speak at Augustana

Arun Gandhi, a socio-political activist, journalist and philanthropist, will share his grandfather’s message of the transformational power of channeling one’s anger into an agent for doing good.

Students kick off inauguration festivities

The celebration of President Andrea Talentino's inauguration started Sunday with an Inauguration Kickoff Student Picnic, a special event just for students.

Augustana partners with PEN America to support free expression

On Wednesday, Oct. 12, during Augustana’s Symposium Day: Civil Discourse, PEN America will present a keynote address and workshop on why free expression matters globally, nationally and on college campuses, especially during an election season.

25th Frieze Lectures: Ideas That Changed Us

Augustana College faculty will present "Ideas That Changed Us" in the annual Frieze Lectures at the Rock Island Public Library.

Post-inauguration Street Party to close 7th Ave.

To celebrate the inauguration of Augustana President Andrea Talentino, 7th Avenue will be closed from Centennial Hall to the Lindberg Center for a post-ceremony Street Party Oct. 15.

$10,000 Business Plan Competition open for 2023

The seventh annual Augustana College Business Plan Competition invites teams or individual students to present their ideas to a panel of business professionals.

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Fall Symposium Day Oct. 12 addresses civil discourse

Civil Discourse is the topic of Augustana's Fall Symposium Day Oct. 12, and presenters will include PEN America, an organization that works protect free expression, and alumni, faculty and students from many disciplines.

Reporters join students in water sampling

 Media representatives joined Augustana College students and faculty for a water sampling exercise.

Hispanic Film Festival begins Oct. 26

Augustana College will sponsor its 26th annual Hispanic Film Festival on Wednesdays, Oct. 26-Nov. 30. All films will be shown at 7 p.m. in Hanson Hall of Science, Room 102. Films are free and open to the public.

New Parkinson’s support group opens to the public

The Department of Communication Sciences and Disorders at Augustana College invites the public to join a new support group for people affected by Parkinson’s disease. 

Lee Carkner in the planetarium

Planetarium open house planned Nov. 5

The John Deere Planetarium at Augustana College will be open to the public from 7-8:30 p.m. Nov. 5. There will be indoor and outdoor programs, including a planetarium show where the wonders of the night sky will be
presented on the facility’s 30-foot dome.   

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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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