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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.

Guests at the planetarium

'Season of Light' planetarium show Dec. 9-15

"Season of Light" will be shown Dec. 9-15 at the John Deere Planetarium. 

Jon Enslin

Augustana selects Jonathan Enslin as vice president for college advancement

Jonathan Enslin has been selected to serve as Augustana College’s vice president for college advancement. Enslin, who now serves as vice president for college advancement at St. Norbert College, De Pere, Wis., will join the college Jan. 1.

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Class Notes

Alumni share their latest news and photos!

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Augustana College Department of Theatre Arts presents ‘Nine’

“Nine” will premier Nov. 16-19 at Augustana College, directed by Shelley Cooper, associate professor of theatre arts.

Peter Xiao

A father’s son makes his connections

When Peter Xiao learned his father was near death in late 1998, he immediately flew to his homeland to be at his father’s bedside. Xiao Qian, one of China’s best known writers, never regained consciousness before passing away four days after his son’s arrival. As often happens with adult children who suddenly lose a parent, Xiao is becoming aware of how enormously indebted he is to his father.

Peter Xiao

Professor celebrates first solo art show on campus

More than 30 of Peter Xiao’s paintings are featured in his “Sighting at Augie” exhibition in Wallenberg Hall, inside Denkmann Memorial Building, through March. A reception for the campus community and the public begins at 5:15 p.m. on Thursday, Nov. 9.

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Slough drainage, restoration project ensures future beauty

Work to relocate 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.

Augustana Choir

Augustana Choir to tour California in March

The Augustana Choir, under the direction of Dr. Jon Hurty, will perform concerts in California in March 2024. The voice ensemble will sing a selection of traditional and contemporary choral works. The choir is known for its innovative programming, attention to detail, and musical excellence.

2023 Alumni Association Award winners

2023 Augustana College Alumni Awards

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

Hispanic Film Festival begins Nov. 1

Augustana College will sponsor its 27th annual Hispanic Film Festival on Wednesdays, Nov. 1-Dec. 6. All films will be shown at 7 p.m. in Hanson Hall of Science, Room 102. Films are free and open to the public. Films are in Spanish with English subtitles.

Dr. Dan Lee celebration

Celebrating 50 years at Augustana

A member of Augustana’s faculty since 1974, Dr. Dan Lee's service was celebrated during Homecoming's QuadFest.

Prof. Lina Zhou with students

New York Times names Augustana top college for economic diversity

The New York Times’ College Access Index list ranks the most-selective universities in order of economic diversity.

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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