Seniors Grace Vranicar, a biology major, and Rachel Galluzzo, a kinesiology and psychology double major, center, facilitate a focus group at Lindberg Center during Symposium Day. Students from the Health Behavior and Promotion class led seven focus groups to hear what changes students want to see on campus

ROCK ISLAND, ILLINOIS (October 24, 2023) — From living it up at SloughFest to chilling at the Brew, Augustana College’s Slough offers something for everyone at every season. 

The changing autumn leaves beckon all of campus to stroll the Slough Path as decades of students, faculty, and community members have done before. Vikings are advised to soak up these fall walks along their beloved Slough now as upcoming changes will temporarily disrupt this beautiful corner of campus.

ROCK ISLAND, ILLINOIS (October 19, 2023) — Augustana College ranked in the top 21 percent of The New York Times’ list of US schools with the greatest economic diversity. Augustana was one of only nine private Illinois colleges to make the list, which ranks the most-selective universities according to Barron’s Profiles of American Colleges and other metrics.

Newly-elected trustees, left to right, include Leslee S Hager (’93), Darrell Owens (’90), Dr Brigit E Ray (’07), Daryl Roser (’91), Matthew Stoodley (’97), and the Rev Lamont Anthony Wells

ROCK ISLAND, ILLINOIS (October 16, 2023) — Augustana College announces the election of six members of the college’s Board of Trustees. The new trustees were elected October 6 during the college’s fall trustee meeting and will serve a term of four years.

ROCK ISLAND, ILLINOIS (October 12, 2023) — Augustana College is one of only two private colleges in Illinois and among only nine national liberal-arts colleges recognized by INSIGHT Into Diversity magazine's Higher Education Excellence in Diversity (HEED) Award. This is the fourth time Augustana has received this distinction.

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 (October 11, 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 (October 10, 2023) The Augustana College Department of Theatre Arts presents “Dracula: A Feminist Revenge Fantasy,” October 12-15. The Quad Cities regional premier is directed by Dr Jennifer Popple (below), associate professor of theatre arts and co-chair of the theatre department.

ROCK ISLAND, ILLINOIS (October 9, 2023) — Augustana College student Maitreyi Shrikhande, a Pre-medicine and Biology major from Davenport, was named an ALIVE fellow for the 2023-2024 year.

ALIVE, Augustana Leaders in Vocational Exploration, is a residential program that provides weekly discussions prompting fellows to discuss life-long work and live-giving relationships to which they feel called.

ROCK ISLAND, ILLINOIS (October 9, 2023) — Can a person – or an organization or college or culture — truly change? That is one of many questions that will be posed at Augustana College’s Fall Symposium Day, Wednesday, October 11. The event includes visiting speakers from across the nation as well as student and faculty presentations on the theme of transformation.

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