Dr. Steven Hager, Augustana College

A biology professor at Augustana College will finally get to teach a class on climate change. Dr. Steven Hager is very passionate about the subject. And he's already taught workshops about it.

Property taxes for residents of the Moline School District may go down next year.

Davenport School District

The search for a new superintendent for the Davenport schools will include parents, staff, and the community.

Knox College

A major building project begins Friday at Knox College in Galesburg. The college will hold a groundbreaking ceremony for the first phase of a long-term renovation of the Umbeck Science-Mathematics Center.

Rivermont Collegiate / Russell Construction

Work will begin soon to build a major addition to a private school in Bettendorf. Wednesday night trustees of Rivermont Collegiate approve plans to build a new STEAM building - which stands for science, technology, engineering, art, and math.

Augustana College

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."

Augustana College

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."

Augustana College

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.

Natalie Spahn / WVIK News

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.