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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.

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.

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.

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A long time professor of religion at Augustana College has died. Dr. Peter Beckman passed away last week at the age of 93. 

First generation college students will have plenty of help making the transition this year, thanks to a program at Augustana College. For the second year, the "Augie 1st Gen Rising Scholar Program" will proivide scholarships to students who are the first in their family to attend college.

The roughly 2,500 students of Augustana College in Rock Island returned to campus this week to begin their fall trimester. It's the first of Augustana's three academic terms, which each span ten weeks of class—considerably shorter than the 14 to 16 weeks typically spent in the standard semester followed by most colleges and universities twice a year.

Augustana College students will help four cities become more sustainable. On Friday, the school announced they will work with Davenport, Rock Island, Morrison, and Geneseo on 15 projects. It's the third year of the Sustainable Working Lanscapes Initiative.

Beginner’s Luck, a play written by Emmy Award-nominated Philip Jayson Lasker, will premiere Friday, Aug. 3, 2018, at the Brunner Theatre Center on the Augustana College campus.

Dennison Services

Jul 25, 2018
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Visitation will be held Thursday, with the funeral on Friday, for a longtime employee of Augustana College. 64 year old Leslie Dennison of Sherrard died last week as a result of the duck boat accident on Table Rock Lake, in Branson, Missouri.

A woman who lived approximately 10 miles south of the Quad Cities and worked at Augustana College in Rock Island was one of the 17 people killed in last week’s fatal boat accident in southwest Missouri.