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The Defense Minister of Estonia, Hanno Pevkur, visits Augustana
College professor Xiaowen Zhang’s political science class on Apr. 9.

Estonian defense minister visits Augustana

Jack Brandt April 17, 2024

Hanno Pevkur, the Estonian minister of defense, visited Augustana on April 9 where he spoke to Xiaowen Zhang’s political science class in Old Main regarding foreign relations. Zhang’s class was joined...

Inflation underlies college cost

Inflation underlies college cost

Jack Brandt April 10, 2024

The United States has faced significant inflation in recent years, as shown in a 2023 report on personal consumption expenditures (PCE) and consumer price index (CPI) from the White House. PCE and CPI...

Vike app aims to promote student events

Jack Brandt March 20, 2024

What started as a Senior Inquiry (SI) project in 2019 is now a fully developed app available on iOS and Android. Vike, an app that shows current events and programs on campus, was created by current seniors...

Jenn Hintzsche ’06: Success from hardship

Jack Brandt March 13, 2024

Augustana alum Jenn Hintzsche '06 knew she wanted to pursue a career in science after multiple family members of hers suffered from cancer, but her career took an unexpected turn following a diagnosis...

Coach Jordan Delp huddles with players before a game.
Photo courtesy of Lauren Beck.

Coach Delp marks bright future for men’s basketball

Jack Brandt March 6, 2024

The Augustana men’s basketball team recently welcomed a new head coach. Following the last game of the 2023-2024 season, Jordan Delp was named head coach on Wednesday, Feb. 20. Delp succeeds former...

Students and community members brave tax season

Jack Brandt February 21, 2024

The new year marks not only the start of a new semester but also the start of tax season, and a group of Augustana students are helping residents of the Quad Cities file their taxes. The Volunteer Income...

New tennis courts at Lincoln Park on Nov. 14.

Paint mishap postpones tennis court opening ceremony

Jack Brandt November 22, 2023

Augustana's opening ceremony of the new tennis courts, located at Lincoln Park, has been postponed. The ceremony was scheduled for October but will now take place in the spring due to a painting mishap....

Incoming Vice President for College Advancement, Jonathan Enslin. 
Photo courtesy of Augustana College.

Augustana hires head of college advancement

Jack Brandt November 15, 2023

Augustana recently named Jonathan Enslin as vice president for college advancement, and he will be coming to Augustana on Jan. 1.  Kent Barnds previously held this position and is now Augustana’s executive...

Slough to be drained until Spring

Slough to be drained until Spring

Jack Brandt November 8, 2023

Augustana’s Slough will be drained for a significant portion of the school year, affecting the campus’ wildlife, beauty and events. Starting Nov. 12, the facilities department will begin to slowly...

Augustana awarded for its diversity

Augustana awarded for its diversity

Jack Brandt October 25, 2023

For the fourth time, Augustana College has been recognized for commitments to creating a diverse campus. On Oct. 10, 2023, Augustana received the Higher Education Excellence in Diversity (HEED) award,...

The Moline treatment facility, where the water that has just been cleaned of most PFAS, on Oct. 11.

RI approves new water chemical study

Jack Brandt October 18, 2023

The Rock Island City Council approved a study by the engineering company CDM Smith on Monday, Oct. 9. In the coming months, the company will study the treatment facilities of Rock Island, Moline and East...

Mapping out Rock Island’s lead pipes

Mapping out Rock Island’s lead pipes

Jack Brandt October 4, 2023

The partnership between Augustana College and the city of Rock Island, which had focused on identifying and replacing harmful lead pipes across the city, has moved into a new stage. Over the summer,...

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