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Free training for parents of children with Autism Spectrum Disorder

Thanks to a generous $20,000 donation from Royal Ball Run, Augustana College’s Center for Speech, Language, and Hearing is able to offer a free parent training program that provides classroom and home-based instruction to improve communication with their children. Because of the funding from Royal Ball, the center can offer interested families full scholarships for the second year in a row.

'Machinal' portrays woman's rebellion against role in society

Augustana College will present the play "Machinal," the story of a woman's rebellion again her husband and society, Oct. 16-18 and 23-25. The journalist and playwright, Sophie Treadwell, often wrote about the women's issues of her time and her Mexican heritage.

College working on interfaith certificate curriculum

Augustana College is celebrating the 10th anniversary of its "Five Faith Commitments" and preparing to introduce a new interfaith certificate program designed to "help students learn about the religions of others and negotiate faith in a multi-faith world."

River Readings: Charles Hughes '73

In the first 2015-16 installment of the River Readings series, Augustana 1973 alumnus Charles Hughes reads poetry from his book "Cave Art."

Video: 'Rethinking the Mycenaean World'

Dr. Dimitri Nakassis, associate professor of classics at the University of Toronto, gives this year's Archaeological Institute of America (AIA) lecture, "Rethinking the Mycenaean World."

 

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Voigt credits Augustana for career liftoff

Jordan Voigt '09, and his twin sisters, Katherine Voigt '11 and Emily Voigt '11, all are successful in the field of health care: Jordan in administration, Katherine as a physician's assistant, and Emily in medical equipment as a representative. Their parents instilled the desire to help others, and "Augustana allowed us to flourish."

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Connon to help students find Chicago-area jobs, internships

New assistant director of employer relations will work with alumni and CORE (Careers, Opportunities, Research and Exploration)

Faculty trio Tikkun presents concert Sept. 29

The Augustana faculty trio Tikkun will offer its first world premiere at a concert this Sept. 29. The ensemble takes its name from the Hebrew belief that all humans are called to help heal the world.

Vigil marks year since Mexican students kidnapped

Standing shoulder to shoulder in a circle on the grassy lower quad of Augustana College, nearly 40 students came together Thursday evening to mark the one-year anniversary of the kidnapping of 43 male college students in Guerrero, Mexico.

Augustana to host domestic violence awareness events

October is National Domestic Violence Awareness Month, and this year Augustana College is hosting events throughout the month to spread awareness and involve the local community. Each event is geared toward different audiences and is sponsored by Augustana College or one of the many Quad-City organizations dedicated to helping victims of domestic violence.

Pickens '14 showing some serious mussel

Lillian Pickens '14 is an AmeriCorps volunteer with the Upper Tennessee River Roundtable in Abingdon, Va. To help educate people about improving water quality in the river she helps bring freshwater ecology alive by performing as Pearly the Mussel. Pickens was a religion major at Augustana, and as member of Alpha Psi Omega theatre group, she coordinated and performed numerous educational and outreach programs.

Kristy Blue mines for Augustana gold in California

Kristy Lear Blue has joined Augustana in a new position: director of admissions–West Coast. She will lead Augustana’s effort to recruit students in California and other western states. Blue, who has admissions experience at the University of Minnesota, also will work with alumni in California and other western states.

View Sept. 27 lunar eclipse at Augustana

Augustana's John Deere Planetarium and Carl Gamble Observatory will host free public programs on Sunday, Sept. 27, in conjunction with the total eclipse of the moon.

The perks of having an Augustana ID

All Augustana students are issued an ID card that not only serves as a practical tool for getting into residence halls, serving as a meal ticket and checking out materials from the Tredway Library, it also allows students to take advantage of some other perks. Here are six of them.

Baity '16 helps lead RI marching band

Senior Dena Baity will begin student teaching in the Rock Island High School band department in mid-November. Baity, who has played the trumpet for the last 11 years, has worked with the marching band since July as they perfect their routine to compete Oct. 24 at the Bands of America Marching Championships Super Regional.

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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