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LaGow '77 memorial scholarship and departmental gift help music education students excel

Music education was always close to the heart of Michael LaGow '77. He studied music education at Augustana and played flute in the Augustana Symphonic Band. Following his graduation, he continued his passion for music education by teaching flute lessons and playing in local music ensembles. LaGow passed away in 2022, and his love for Augustana music education continued with a surprise estate gift directed to support the music education department.

Augustana student research assistants Adriana Reyes and Erik Bergren canvassing Rock Island neighborhoods.

Augustana students canvassing Port Byron homes for water line inventory

Seventeen Augustana College students will work on the Port Byron canvassing project through Sept. 1. The initiative aligns with the college's strategic plan, which prioritizes engaged learning, maximizing student potential and connecting through partnership. 

President Andrea Talentino and Headmaster Max Roach

Augustana College, Rivermont Collegiate to sign admissions agreement

The guaranteed admissions agreement applies to Rivermont Collegiate students who have completed at least two years in good standing at the Bettendorf college preparatory school. 

Augustana Symphonic Band on spring tour

Spring ensemble tours deepen performance skills

This spring, the Augustana Symphonic Band traveled the Midwest, the Augustana Choir toured California and the Jenny Lind Vocal Ensemble performed three concerts in Illinois. Through these tours, Augustana students get to experience different cultures and share their love of music with others.


Augustana College recognizes the Class of 2024

On Saturday, Augustana College recognized 498 candidates for graduation at the 164th commencement ceremony. The commencement address was given by Dr. Lisa Durant-Jones, who served as Augustana's interim vice president for diversity, equity and inclusion during the 2023-2024 academic year. Viet Bui '24, an engineering physics and computer science double major from Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam, was the featured student speaker.

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Inaugural Augustana Prison Education Program student to graduate Saturday

After graduation, David Staples plans to attend grad school and work in counseling psychology.

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Augustana celebrates faculty promotion and scholarship

The promotions were approved by the Augustana Board of Trustees during the spring meeting, held on campus May 9-10.


Dean Wes Brooks and Officer Tone

Augustana Police Department swears in Officer Ryan Tone

The Moline native and 1985 Augustana graduate became the newest member of the Augustana Police Department. 

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Augustana students moving out and doing good

Items donated will benefit The Salvation Army and Closet2Closet,a local nonprofit that distributes clothing to youth in foster care. The organization was founded 10 years ago by Dr. Allison Haskill, Augustana professor of communication sciences and disorders.

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Phi Beta Kappa chapter elects members from the Class of 2024

Augustana's Zeta of Illinois chapter of Phi Beta Kappa elected 46 senior students to membership. Members are chosen for their academic achievements and demonstrated commitment to the ideals of a liberal arts education.

President Andrea Talentino at commencement

Augustana prepares to graduate 500 Vikings

The 500 candidates for graduates represent 68 majors, 19 states and 20 countries at the college’s 164th annual convocation.

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Senior Honors Celebration 2024 honorees

Augustana College will hold its annual Senior Honors Celebration on May 24 in Centennial Hall. The list of honorees is below.

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Candidates for graduation 2024

Augustana’s Commencement ceremony is a celebration of the pride we share in our students’ accomplishments and opportunities during their studies on our campus. Names listed here represent candidates for graduation; inclusion does not indicate completion of the degree requirements.

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Augustana students envision future of Longview Park

The master plan will be used to guide future planning at the more than century-old park. City of Rock Island leaders said they will use the plan information to apply for a state-funded Open Space Lands Acquisition & Development Grant.

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Augustana launching Success Teams

Beginning fall 2024, every Augustana student will be paired with a Success Team, a multi-pronged team.

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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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