Augustana Celebrates Old Main

October  11, 2013

     The symbol of Augustana College will be celebrated this weekend. Homecoming will begin tonight with the "re-dedication" of Old Main, following a two year, 13-million dollar renovation. 

     Along with shoring up the bell tower and replacing the roof, Old Main now has new carpets, walls, lights and fixtures, chairs, and a LOT of new equipment. 

     The ceremony begins at 6 pm, on the front steps facing 7th Avenue, and then the building will be open for tours until 7:30.  Speakers will include Augustana president Steve Bahls, and retired English professor Dorothy Parkander who taught in Old Main during her 49 year-career.