Students Enjoy Flexibility in Augustana's Expanded Science Building

Sep 5, 2019

This week, Augustana College celebrated the expansion of its Hanson Hall of Science on the campus in Rock Island. It's a four-story cylindrical addition built on the north side of the science building along 7th Avenue.

Dr. Wendy Hilton-Morrow, Provost & Dean, Augustana College
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Provost and Dean, Wendy Hilton-Morrow, says in five new classrooms, students can listen to traditional lectures, work in groups, and conduct experiments.

The $8.5 million addition also includes five research labs, places for students to relax, and offices.

Dr. Hilton-Morrow says Augustana paid for the expansion with donations, including a large gift from the Carver Charitable Trust. Russell Construction was the general contractor.

The college is also spending $3.8 million to expand Betsey Brodahl Hall, the home of its Communication Sciences and Disorders program.