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Despite the pandemic and the closing of schools, Moline is still holding out hope for a commencement ceremony. Tuesday graduating seniors drove up to the high school, stayed in their cars, and were handed their caps and gowns by school staff. 

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Just in time for Earth Day and its 50th anniversary, Augustana College has announced plans to put solar panels on four campus buildings. 

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After five years of planning and preparation, and adding on to one of its buildings, Augustana College is ready to offer its only graduate program. The new masters program in speech-language pathology has just earned accreditation by a national association, and is now accepting applications.

W. Kent Barnds discusses college admissions during the coronavirus pandemic with colleagues Karen Dahlstrom, Executive Director of Admissions, and Courney Wallace, Director of Admissions for the Chicago Region, both of Augustana College.

"Relax and remember you are not alone in this" is some of the advice Bruce Epstein, independent counselor with First Choice College Counseling, offers to juniors as they make their first steps toward choosing a college this spring in this conversation with W. Kent Barnds on this episode of True Admissions. High school juniors and their support network will benefit from listening to this great dialog between two experts in the the college search and selection process. 

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A street in Rock Island will be closed Wednesday to allow construction to begin on a new building at Augustana College. A section of 35th Street, north of 7th Avenue, probably won't re-open until the spring or summer of next year when completion is expected of the Peter J. Lindberg M.D. Center for Health and Human Performance.

Kent Barnds hosts a conversation with a senior and father to discuss how COVID-19 has impacted her final college choice. Food, classroom visits and interactions with current students are really important for Natalie. Her father is focused on dollars and cents! Listen to this comforting and reassuring conversation with a student trying to decide between her remaining two choices.

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Even though the campus is mostly empty, one event at Augustana College has been  well attended. Because of the pandemic, the weekly Wednesday night chapel is now virtual and the first in a series of six was held last week.

"Relax, reach out to an admissions officer and remember you are not alone in this" is some of the advice Bruce Epstein, independent counselor with First Choice College Counseling, offers to seniors trying to make a final college choice this spring in this conversation with W. Kent Barnds on this episode of True Admissions. High school seniors and their support network will benefit listening to this great dialog between two experts in the the college search and selection process.

The buildings are closed, but it's still a busy day in the Rockridge School District. Online classes began Tuesday, and to make sure students have the class materials they need, their lockers have been emptied and the contents can be picked up.

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