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Augustana announces leadership change for men's basketball program

Director of Athletics Michael Zapolski  names Assistant Coach Jordan Delp Acting Head Coach

Nathan Frank

Dr. Frank receives $397K grant from National Science Foundation

The new NSF grant builds on the success of the MoNA Collaboration to involve undergraduate students in research over the years, resulting in numerous publications and presentations by students.

2023 in review

2023 in review: Bergendoff renovations, Japan tour, and Slough draining and restoration

2023 marked a return for our music students traveling internationally, with a transformative band trip to Japan. We saw several campus improvements, including the Bergendoff and Sorensen renovations, and broke ground on the Lincoln Park tennis complex. Another in-progress improvement includes the draining and restoration of the Slough.

Grant Shavaun

Graphic designer works his way up

Armed with a degree in graphic design, Shavaun Grant ‘16 returned home to the Chicago area after graduation and found plenty of opportunities. He recently was promoted to senior graphic designer, photographer and project manager at Sol-Millennium Medical Group.

Augustana Football

Football Vikings celebrate 8 wins plus bowl bid

Augustana’s football team broke loose for an 8-2 run in regular season play and a 7-2 third-place finish in the CCIW, thanks in part to the return of 10 fifth-year players this season.

Brenda Barnes Leadership Academy

Alumnae mentor first-year students in new academy

Twenty-nine students of Augustana's Class of 2027 make up the inaugural cohort of the Brenda Barnes Leader-ship Academy. Alumnae will help these students develop leadership skills, inspired by the life of Brenda Czajka '75 Barnes.

Rehearsal room

Take a look! Bergendoff Hall transformed

The $11.2 million transformation of Bergendoff Hall is complete. Students and faculty are taking advantage of the new and updated spaces, including Larson Hall, the piano lab, ensemble rehearsal hall, practice rooms, Hamann Concert Hall and more.

Old Main

Anonymous gift benefits 17 Augustana students

This is the third consecutive year this donor has made a gift to directly benefit Augustana students.

Staff and alumni of Augustana College

Augustana staff, alumni named to Most Influential List

The Quad Cities Regional Business Journal’s Most Influential list recognizes the region's most influential business leaders.
 

Dr. Reggie Williams

Dr. Reggie Williams to speak on MLK Day

The celebration, which is co-sponsored by the Office of Student Inclusion and Diversity and the Augustana Diversity Council, will take place Monday, Jan. 15, at 10:30 a.m., in the Gävle rooms of the Gerber Center for Student Life.

Rachel Nandelenga and President Talentino with Rachel's certificate

Nandelenga named Lincoln Academy student laureate

Rachel Nandelenga, a senior pre-medicine and neuroscience major from Cary, Ill., was honored at a ceremony this fall at the President Abraham Lincoln Hotel in downtown Springfield, Ill. 

Lead Service Line report

Students present results from Rock Island water line survey

The city of Rock Island and Augustana College partnered over the summer to engage Rock Island residents in an inventory of water service lines in the city. As part of a regional effort to remove lead in drinking water, the state of Illinois asked communities to survey their water pipes to gauge how much funding would be needed to replace them.

Augustana Business Plan Competition

$10,000 Business Plan Competition open for 2024

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

Aykeem Spivey

Spivey’s memorial mural replaces tears with joy

Art/psychology double major Aykeem Spivey '24 donated his time and talent to paint a mural at the Rock Island Center for Math and Science, in honor of a beloved teacher, Kris Hays. Hays passed away from cancer last year.

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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