ROCK ISLAND, ILLINOIS (February 20, 2024) — Augustana College’s Jenny Lind Vocal Ensemble, under the direction of Dr Michael Zemek, will perform three Illinois concerts during an April tour.

Jenny Lind is a select treble ensemble for students who wish to develop advanced choral skills and better understand various styles of choral music composed for sopranos and altos. The choir performs on campus and at community events.

Junior Matthew Chezum, a film and chemistry double major from New Windsor, Illinois, cuts the ribbon at the film program event February 16. Holding the ribbon are Associate Professor Stacy Barton and sophomore film major Aron Stewart, of Davenport, Iowa. Pictured at the podium, Provost Dianna Shandy spoke at the event about the evolution of the film program from a certificate program in 2016 to the major and minor it is today

ROCK ISLAND, ILLINOIS (February 14, 2024) — The Augustana OperX program will perform “Amahl and the Night Visitors” at 7PM, Saturday, February 17, on the Brunner Theatre Main Stage. Dr Patrick McNally (below), assistant professor of music and director of opera, will direct the performance.

ROCK ISLAND, ILLINOIS (February 13, 2024) — Augustana College announced more than 1,100 students were named to the Dean's List for the 2023-2024 fall 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:

Gage Humphreys, a Business Administration-Finance, Accounting major of Coal Valley (61240)

ROCK ISLAND, ILLINOIS (February 12, 2024) — The Augustana Choir, under the direction of Dr Jon Hurty, will perform concerts in California March 21-25, followed by a home concert on April 6 in Davenport.

The 54-voice ensemble, known for its innovative programming, attention to detail, and musical excellence, will perform at five Southern California churches. The tour will include collaborations with choirs directed by Augustana alumni Brent Wilson and Jens Hurty, Dr Hurty’s son.

ROCK ISLAND, ILLINOIS (February 12, 2024) — Augustana College will host the annual Shockingly Modern Saxophone Festival February 24. The event, featuring guest artist Kyle Hutchins of Virginia Tech, will be held at Bergendoff Hall, 3520 7th Ave, Rock Island, Illinois. All events are free and open to the public.

The festival also will feature performances from Augustana faculty and the Augustana College Saxophone Studio.

ROCK ISLAND, ILLINOIS (February 8, 2024) — The Augustana Symphonic Band, directed by Dr James Lambrecht, will tour the Midwest in March. The fifty-member ensemble will perform in four cities from March 22-26.

ROCK ISLAND, ILLINOIS (February 7, 2024) — Augustana College announces the election of two members of the college’s Board of Trustees. Robert Anderson (above) and Ronald Workman (below), both 1980 Augustana graduates, were elected January 27 at the college’s winter retreat, held in Rock Island.

ROCK ISLAND, ILLINOIS (February 6, 2024) — Twelve Augustana College students are assisting local residents file their tax returns through the United Way Quad Cities Volunteer Income Tax Assistant (VITA) Coalition. Olivia Melton, associate professor of accounting, said the initiative serves Quad Cities’ residents and benefits students, who gain problem-solving experience.

Augustana students Fynnigan "Fynn" Greene ('26) and Zack Horve ('24) with Dr Brittany McCall

ROCK ISLAND, ILLINOIS (February 5, 2024) — Two Augustana College environmental studies majors presented at the Southeastern Fishes Council conference hosted at the Tennessee Aquarium Conservation Institute on November16-November18.