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A laid pipe in the hole of the construction site.

Heating system is under construction

Anh Bui November 9, 2022

Augustana’s Viking Plaza, also known as the Lower Quad, has been under construction for the past few weeks. Specifically, construction has been focused on two main spots on campus: minor construction...

A conceptual design for the remodel of Sorensen Hall. Provided by Augustana College.

Construction on Sorensen helps beautify campus

Caitlin Campbell November 4, 2022

Since the beginning of the 2022-23 school year, Sorensen Hall has been under construction, with multiple contractors working to repair and update the building. Despite possible concerns that the construction...

Covered walls, empty field house and new flooring materials in PepsiCo Recreation Center on Monday April 25

Constructing a way to work out at PepsiCo

Brett Kuras May 4, 2022

Beginning the week after Easter break, Pepsico Recreation Center went under construction. The building is closed to students, including varsity athletes. According to several lacrosse players, students...

An art major airs her grievances

Carly Davis October 13, 2021

Last week, I needed to get into the Abbey art studios. It was 7:45pm on a Thursday, well within open building hours. When I ran down to the building and went to open the back door, it was locked. I walked...

Augustana President, Steven C. Bahls, speaks at the ribbon cutting ceremony for the new extension to the Hanson Hall of Sciences at Augustana College on Tuesday, Sept. 3. Photo by Ian Murrin.

The Hanson expansion is now open to students

Olivia Doak September 3, 2019

On Tuesday, Sept. 3 the addition to Hanson hall of science opened for classes with a celebratory ribbon cutting ceremony. The 22,000 square foot addition has a unique circular design and many new features,...

Taming of the Slough

December 7, 2017

For people walking the Swanson Slough path over the past couple months, erosion has been evident. To solve this problem, Augustana has put together a restoration plan: through the next months, workers...

Augustana Observer File Photo.

College ready to continue funding construction

October 6, 2016

Augustana president Steven Bahls said Tuesday, Oct. 5 that the college is ready to "release the emergency break" on funding campus construction projects. This comes after a halt to most construction projects...

Photo courtesy of Augustana Facilities.
Construction began in the College Center late last year. This a current image of the College Center’s interior. Augustana has spent $4 million on this renovation.

College Center Construction going according to plan

January 21, 2016

Construction work on turning Augustana College’s College Center into a new building for the performing arts is going according to plan, according to Director of Facility Services Joe Scifo. The construction...

Construction to improve Westie, CC

February 8, 2015

During the spring and summer, there will be a large number of facility improvement projects across campus, including renovations in PepsiCo Recreation Center, Centennial Hall and the Thomas Tredway Library....

Centennial Bridge opening delayed

October 9, 2014

The opening of Centennial Bridge, which connects Rock Island and Davenport, has been delayed for the second time since its closure. The bridge, which is 74-years old, closed Aug. 3 and repairs included...

College Hill gains three villas

October 4, 2014

Augustana has partnered with the Rock Island Economic Growth Corp, also known as GROWTH, to begin construction on three villas near the college. The villas are located in Rock Island’s College Hill Neighborhood...

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