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Dr. Andrea Talentino gives a speech after being announced as the next President of Augustana College on Dec. 7, 2021.

Talentino announced as next college president

Molly Sweeney December 14, 2021

On Tuesday, Dec. 7, Augustana College’s ninth president was announced. Dr. Andrea Talentino, currently the provost of Nazareth College in Rochester, N.Y, will begin her presidency at Augustana on...

Pioneering a four-year prison education program

Olivia Doak April 16, 2021

Starting next fall, Augustana will offer a four-year degree program for incarcerated men at East Moline Correctional Center (EMCC). A select group of applicants will be able to participate in the program...

Augustana exchanges close-knit classrooms for distance learning

Aubrey Lathrop March 23, 2020

Augustana announced that all classes will switch to Distance Learning for the rest of the spring semester on March 18. Uncertainty surrounded this initial message and left students with many questions....

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,...

Augustana lacks racial diversity in faculty

Augustana lacks racial diversity in faculty

Olivia Doak April 5, 2019

Out of a total of 261 instructional faculty, 29 belong to minority racial and ethnic groups. This lack of diversity among faculty impacts everyone in the Augustana community and plays a large role in shaping...

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