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A graduate of Augustana College, and former corporate executive, has died. Brenda Barnes was 63 years old when she died on Tuesday.

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This weekend, local college students will march for women's and minority rights. About 50 Augustana students and faculty will participate in the Women's March on Washington, D.C. 

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A youth forum, musical tribute, and keynote address are just some of the events being held this weekend in honor of Dr. Martin Luther King. Augustana College and The King Center in Rock Island will hold several public events celebrating the life and work of the civil rights leader.

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The Illinois Audubon Society has bought most of a large nature preserve in Lee County. Earlier this month it finalized the purchase of 395 acres of the former Green Wing Environmental Laboratory from Augustana College - for 2.1 million dollars.

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The men's basketball coach at Augustana College has been chosen to join a select group of coaches. In April, Grey Giovanine will be inducted in the Illinois Basketball Coaches Association Hall of Fame.

Rob Erwin

Feeling hemmed in, and wanting to try something new, a Quad Cities man took off on a cross country trip last year, and has just published a book about it.

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Augustana College will soon have to find someone new for one of its top administrative positions. The provost and dean of the college, Doctor Pareena Lawrence is leaving to become president of Hollins University in Roanoke, Virginia.

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Additional polling places open Monday, October 24, for residents of Rock Island County. Voters can cast ballots early at several locations until November 4th.

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A 400 year old play will help open a new state-of-the-art theater complex this weekend at Augustana College. "Othello" by William Shakespeare is the first play to be produced in the new Brunner Theatre Center.

The chair of the Theatre Arts Department, Jeff Coussens, says the new main stage theater is a huge improvement over the previous one.

This year the city of DeWitt will help students at Augustana College get some "real world" experience. Students from two geography classes will study zoning as part of the college's Sustainable Working Landscapes Initiative.

Assistant professor of geography, Chris Strunk, says his students in urban design and urban planning will try to make up for the fact that DeWitt has no planning staff of its own.

In recent years, his students have done similar work for Clinton, and for the Green Bush neighborhood in Rock Island.