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A long time professor of religion at Augustana College has died. Dr. Peter Beckman passed away last week at the age of 93. 

First generation college students will have plenty of help making the transition this year, thanks to a program at Augustana College. For the second year, the "Augie 1st Gen Rising Scholar Program" will proivide scholarships to students who are the first in their family to attend college.

The roughly 2,500 students of Augustana College in Rock Island returned to campus this week to begin their fall trimester. It's the first of Augustana's three academic terms, which each span ten weeks of class—considerably shorter than the 14 to 16 weeks typically spent in the standard semester followed by most colleges and universities twice a year.

Augustana College students will help four cities become more sustainable. On Friday, the school announced they will work with Davenport, Rock Island, Morrison, and Geneseo on 15 projects. It's the third year of the Sustainable Working Lanscapes Initiative.

Beginner’s Luck, a play written by Emmy Award-nominated Philip Jayson Lasker, will premiere Friday, Aug. 3, 2018, at the Brunner Theatre Center on the Augustana College campus.

Dennison Services

Jul 25, 2018
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Visitation will be held Thursday, with the funeral on Friday, for a longtime employee of Augustana College. 64 year old Leslie Dennison of Sherrard died last week as a result of the duck boat accident on Table Rock Lake, in Branson, Missouri.

A woman who lived approximately 10 miles south of the Quad Cities and worked at Augustana College in Rock Island was one of the 17 people killed in last week’s fatal boat accident in southwest Missouri.

Courtesy Mississippi Bend Players

The Mississippi Bend Players, Augustana College’s professional regional theatre, is beginning their second summer season with the opening of Big River on June 22. Based on the classic 1884 novel The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn, the original Broadway musical won seven Tony awards, and is being performed June 22-24 and June 29-July 1 at the Brunner Theatre Center on the Augustana College Campus.

Paul Olsen Retiring From Augustana College

May 14, 2018

After 50 years of coaching, Paul Olsen will retire from Augustana College athletics. 

Mike Poletto reports the professor of English and head track and cross country coach will start a new leg of his journey.


Augustana College Expanding Hanson Hall

May 10, 2018

In a couple of years, students at Augustana College will enjoy more space in the science building. This morning, college officials broke ground on an expansion of the Hanson Hall of Science. It will include classrooms, study areas, and offices. 

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