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Just one month after losing its coach, a new one has been hired for the women's lacrosse team at Augustana College.  Caroline Durham takes over for Meredith Newman who left last month after leading the Vikings for two years.

Durham comes to Augustana after two years as head coach at Hanover College in Hanover, Indiana where she started the team from scratch. She's also served as head coach of the Indy United Lacrosse Club in Indianapolis for the past two years. 

Northern Illinois Synod ELCA

For the first time in 18 years, thousands of Lutherans in northern Illinois will soon have a new leader. Electing a new bishop tops the agenda this week for the 29th annual assembly of the Northern Illinois Synod of the Evangelical Lutheran Church in America.

It's being held at Augustana College in Rock Island, Thursday through Saturday.

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Alumni and friends of Augustana College in Rock Island are being asked to help some of its students stay in school during the state budget impasse. The board of trustees is holding a fund drive to support those who may not receive the Monetary Award Program, or MAP grants, they need.

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A year-long partnership between Augustana College and the city of Clinton is ending. Tuesday afternoon, they'll celebrate the success of the first Sustainable Working Landscapes Initiative.

During the past year, more than 300 students, in 20 different classes, worked on a variety of projects for the city. City Administrator Jessica Kinser says one of the projects involved students in accounting.

But since budgeting for the new fiscal year is over, these recommendations will be considered when the 2017-2018 budget is put together.


The Augustana College football team will play "on the road" this weekend - in Italy. The team leaves Tuesday for a two week trip that'll include two games next Sunday (5/29) against Italian teams, in Bologna. 

Head Coach, Steve Bell, says 120 people are making the trip, including 64 players, coaches, trainers, and parents. The main value of the trip is educational - with stops and tours in Rome, Bologna, Venice, and Milan. 

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A former chairman of Deere and Company has died. Robert Hanson died on Thursday in Florida - he was 91 years old. 

Bustos Wants Lead Abatement in Her District

May 20, 2016
WVIK Staff

Representative Cheri Bustos visited Augustana College Friday to meet with the director of a program working to tackle the lead paint problem in Scott County.

Last week, Augustana's Upper Mississippi Center for Sustainable Communities and the Scott County Health Department announced the partnership, which involves Augustana students identifying areas in the county with the highest risk of lead paint exposure and introducing solutions to prevent poisoning. 

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Faculty at a local college want to change its academic calendar. In a vote of 124 to 47 last week, faculty at Augustana College recommended moving from 10-week trimesters to semesters.

Augustana College Tackles Scott Co. Lead Paint Problem

May 11, 2016
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Augustana College is partnering with Scott County to tackle a public health problem. Each year, 50 children in Scott County test positive for lead in their blood.

Image from Fresh Films website with 2 posters from current films, 1 from a children's TV show / Fresh Films

A movie production house plans to make Augustana College its new home. After alumnus  Estlin Feigley graduated from the Rock Island college in 1993, he founded Dreaming Tree Films in Chicago.