Note: Due to weather, this event will now be held via Zoom.

ROCK ISLAND, ILLINOIS (January 9, 2024) — Dr Reggie Williams, professor of Christian ethics at McCormick Theological Seminary in Chicago, will be the keynote speaker at Augustana College’s annual celebration of Dr Martin Luther King Jr on Monday, January 15.

ROCK ISLAND, ILLINOIS (January 9, 2024) — Moline native Braden Frazelle was sworn in as an Augustana police officer January 3.

Friends and family gathered at Augustana’s Hamann Concert Hall in Bergendoff Hall for the swearing in by Vice President and Dean of Student Life Dr Wes Brooks. Dr Brooks commended Frazelle for his contributions to keeping Augustana a safe home away from home for students from all over the world. 

ROCK ISLAND, ILLINOIS (December 21, 2023) — Augustana College ranked N° 9 in the Wall Street Journal/College Pulse 2024 Best Colleges in the US ranking of highest-ranked liberal-arts schools in the Midwest. According to The Wall Street Journal, the ranking emphasizes how much each school boosts student outcomes beyond what is expected.

Niah Tyler at the annual American Geophysical Union meeting in San Francisco, December 11-15

ROCK ISLAND, ILLINOIS (December 18, 2023) — Augustana College junior Niah Tyler, of Silvis, Illinois (61282), presented at the annual American Geophysical Union, AGU, meeting in San Francisco. The event, held December 11-December 15, is attended by more than 25,000 attendees from 100 countries.

ROCK ISLAND, ILLINOIS (December 18, 2023) — More than 45 Augustana College students participated in the annual celebration of the Festival of Sankta Lucia on December 4 at the college's Ascension Chapel.

The celebration, held at Augustana's Ascension Chapel, commemorated the Sankta Lucia Festival with traditional Scandinavian Christmas carols, lessons and poetry.

Incoming first-year Augustana College students camped in the mountains of Wyoming and South Dakota on the annual Geology 105 trip August 4 to August 20 before starting their academic year

ROCK ISLAND, ILLINOIS (December 12, 2023) — For the third consecutive year, an anonymous donor has made a gift to pay for the outstanding tuition balance for Augustana College students. This year’s gift of $50,000 benefited seventeen Augustana College seniors.

Augustana College faculty and student researchers at an August 1 canvassing event for the water line inventory project

ROCK ISLAND, ILLINOIS (December 8, 2023) — Erik Bergren, an Economics and Public Health major from Geneseo, Illinois (61254), was one of three Augustana College student leaders to present water-line inventory project research at the November 27 Rock Island City Council meeting.

Students perform at Christmas at Augustana

ROCK ISLAND, ILLINOIS (December 8, 2023) — The Augustana College Department of Music presented Christmas at Augustana on December 2 and December 3, 2023.

ROCK ISLAND, ILLINOIS (December 7, 2023) — Augustana College has selected Jill Johnson to serve as Assistant Vice President of Marketing and Brand Communication. Johnson was one of several qualified candidates from across the nation.

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