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Augustana College has kicked off the second phase of its latest, major fundraising campaign. The goal is 125 million dollars, and Thursday students, staff, alumni, and donors gathered to celebrate the public phase of "Augustana Now: A Campaign for Success in the World, for the World."

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One of the best-known features of the Augustana College campus will look different for a while. To mark the public phase of a major fund-raising campaign the dome on Old Main will be lit blue, and stay blue until the goal is reached, then turn to gold.

A reporter from Sweden who covered the U.S. for over two decades will visit the Quad Cities this week. Karin Henriksson will participate in a panel discussion on Saturday at Augustana College, "News from America: Reporting on the United States in Sweden."

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Funeral arrangements are pending for a long-time member of the Augustana College faculty. Dr. Dorothy Parkander, professor emerita of English, has died at the age of 93.

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Hundreds of excited kids released balloons for the groundbreaking of the new Mark Twain Elementary School in Bettendorf. This morning, students, faculty, contractors, and even "Tinker" the therapy dog celebrated the official start of construction.

In two months, residents of the Bettendorf School District will be asked to help pay for a long list of projects. This week, the school board approved asking permission to borrow 30 million dollars.

You Are Welcome Here

Oct 1, 2018

At a time when the federal government is trying to restrict entry into the US, some colleges are working hard to attract more international students. Loras College in Dubuque is one of nearly 60 across the country to offer a scholarship program called "You Are Welcome Here."

When he could no longer stand much of the music he had to listen to as a newspaper music critic, Leonard Pitts switched to writing columns. And since then, his work for the Miami Herald, syndicated across the country, has won him a Pulitzer Prize and death threats.

BHC Addition & Renovation

Sep 25, 2018

A renovation and construction project at Black Hawk College has reached an important milestone. This week, the final steel beam will be put in place for an addition to Building One on the Moline campus.

New Dean at Augustana

Sep 24, 2018
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"Every day is unique and interesting." That's according to Dr. Wes Brooks who started last month as Vice President and Dean of Student Life at Augustana College.