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Augustana seeks participants for tinnitus research

The Tinnitus Activities Treatment–Online program includes video-recorded counseling sessions with a focus on the causes, prevalence, mechanisms and reactions to tinnitus. Thirty or more participants can take part in the sessions.

Frieze Lectures to examine feminism starting Oct. 19

The Frieze Lectures series continues for its 26th year, from Oct. 19 to Nov. 9. The free public lecture series was created to celebrate the oldest library in Illinois, the Rock Island Public Library, founded under the Local Library Act of 1872.

Kade Ariano

Augustana’s Ariano ’25 named a Bandits Scholar

Recognized for excellence in and out of the classroom, Kade Ariano '25 received a scholarship that pays for his junior year’s tuition at Augustana and a paid internship with the Quad Cities River Bandits in the summer of 2024.

International students

Global Ambassadors welcome international students

Augustana welcomes 192 first-year and transfer international students this year. Seven Global Ambassadors, who are returning international students, assist the new students throughout the year.

Augustana student moving into campus

Ready to welcome the Class of 2027

Faculty, staff and returning students will assist first-year students in moving to campus and beginning their Augustana journey. 

Head Vikings football coach Steve Bell

Viking football players lend a hand to water line inventory project

More than 100 Augustana Vikings football players hit the streets of Rock Island near campus and Saukie Golf Course to assist with the water service line inventory project. 

Mural at Gerber Center

Augustana alumni and friends’ giving hits $16.9 million during 2022-23

3,640 Augustana alumni and friends made gifts to Augustana during the 2022-2023 fiscal year.

Senior Alexander Tosetti awarded Sikich Visionary Scholarship

Alexander Tosetti, a senior accounting and business administration major, plans to become a certified public accountant.

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Augustana student research assistants and staff

Augustana officials, students canvas neighborhoods for lead drinking water pipes survey

Student research assistants were joined by President Andrea Talentino and Dr. Dianna Shandy for a morning of knocking on doors in Rock Island to encourage residents to report the material of their water service lines. 

Matt Ozanic

Baseball’s Ozanic wins $10,000 NCAA scholarship

The NCAA honored baseball's Matt Ozanic  ’22 with the prestigious $10,000 Postgraduate Scholarship to use for graduate study at a university or professional school.

Alyssa Motzel

'16 grad combats newborn mortality in rural Kenya

By developing curriculum to teach neonatal resuscitation protocol to medical practitioners in Mutomo, Kenya, Dr. Alyssa Nelson '16 Motzel was determined to not only teach her peers, but also help them continue to train others.

Josh Wintroub

Vikings coach keeps Wintroub '22 in the game

Pitcher Josh Wintroub  ’22 did not play his last year of high school and thought his playing days were over. But Augustana Coach Greg Wallace '88 saw Wintroub’s potential and recruited the right-hander to join the Vikings.

Augustana announces 2023-2024 athletic sponsorship opportunities

Augustana announces a full slate of athletic sponsorship opportunities for the 2023-2024 school year. Opportunities include website and livestream promotion as well as game sponsorships and student-athlete of the week promotions.

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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