ROCK ISLAND, ILLINOIS (September 18, 2023) —Augustana College’s John Deere Planetarium and Fryxell Geology Museum invite the public to view the partial eclipse of the sun 11AM-1PM, Saturday, October 14.

The planetarium, located at 820 38th St, Rock Island, will offer indoor and outdoor programs in the planetarium, observatory and geology museum. Admission is free.

ROCK ISLAND, ILLINOIS (September 14, 2023) — For the first time in five years, “The President’s Own” United States Marine Band returns to the Midwest on tour, performing a free 7:30PM concert on October 13 at Augustana College’s Centennial Hall, 3703 7th Ave, Rock Island. 

ROCK ISLAND, ILLINOIS (August 29, 2023) — Augustana College will welcome new students to campus on move-in day Friday, September 1. The Class of 2027 is among the largest and most diverse in the college’s 163-year history, with 800 first-year, transfer and exchange students from thirty states and 35 countries.

Vikings football players talk with a Rock Island resident about the water line inventory project. The project is a partnership between Augustana College and the city of Rock Island

ROCK ISLAND, ILLINOIS (August 25, 2023) — More than 100 Augustana Vikings football players took a break from practice to assist the water line inventory project.

ROCK ISLAND, ILLINOIS (August 16, 2023) — College alumni, parents and friends helped Augustana College raise $16.9 million during the 2022-2023 fiscal year. The support comes as the college prepares to enroll one of the college’s largest and most diverse classes this fall, with new Vikings hailing from nearly thirty states and forty countries.

Augustana students, faculty and staff gathered before a day of canvassing Rock Island neighborhoods for the water service lines project

ROCK ISLAND, ILLINOIS (August 4, 2023) — 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.

ROCK ISLAND, ILLINOIS (July 12, 2023) Augustana College announced more than 1,000 students were named to the Dean's List for the 2022-23 spring semester. Students who have earned this academic honor have maintained a grade point average of 3.5 or higher on a four-point scale for courses taken during the term.

Recognized students include:

Shannon Kenney, a Public Health major from Taylor Ridge, IL (61284)

ROCK ISLAND, ILLINOIS (June 28, 2023) — Augustana College 2023 graduate Peyton Heisch, an environmental studies major from Illinois City, Ill., was nominated to submit a “More Than I Imagined” profile by Dr Michael Reisner, associate professor, environmental studies; director, Upper Mississippi Center.

Augustana President Andrea Talentino in July 2022 announces a partnership between the college and the city of Rock Island to identify lead water service-lines

ROCK ISLAND, ILLINOIS (June 22, 2023) — Augustana College student research assistants are assisting with the inventory of water service-lines in the city of Rock Island, Illinois.

ROCK ISLAND, ILLINOIS (June 22, 2023) — The Women, Gender, and Sexuality Studies (WGSS) program has announced the winners of the 2023 Audre Lorde Prize and department awards.

The awards are named in honor of Audre Lorde (1934-1992), an intersectional feminist writer and civil rights activist who wrote the foundational text "Sister Outsider" (1984). Awards are given annually.