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President Emeritus, Steven and Jane Bahls Create Nelly Cheboi Scholarship

Brock Clark April 26, 2023

Former President Steven Bahls and wife Jane Bahls recently introduced the Nelly Cheboi Scholarship, created to assist international students with financial need who demonstrate positive determination,...

President Andrea Talentino gives a speech in the quad after being inaugurated as 9th president of Augustana College on Oct. 15, 2022.

Augustana inaugurates its ninth president

Brett Kuras October 19, 2022

On Oct. 15, President Andrea Kathryn Talentino was inaugurated as Augustana’s ninth president in 162 years since the school’s founding.  The inauguration took place on the Viking Plaza, where speakers...

Current President of Augustana Steve Bahls begins Talentino’s announcemnt ceremony at Lindberg Center on Dec. 7, 2021.

Talentino transition team expect smooth road ahead

Feven Zewdu March 9, 2022

After 20 years, Augustana College will appoint a new president. On July 1, 2022, Dr. Andrea Talentino will officially be in the President's office. Talentino will be Augustana’s ninth college president...

Augustana to conduct two graduation ceremonies for class of 2020

Augustana to conduct two graduation ceremonies for class of 2020

April 16, 2020

Due to COVID-19, Augustana College has made unprecedented changes to provide students education and services, including reworking their graduation ceremony. On Tuesday, April 14, the college announced...

Students impact Q2030 regional action plan

Students impact Q2030 regional action plan

Natalie McMillan January 24, 2019

Augustana hosted a Welcoming and Inclusive Visioning Session between students and leaders of the Quad Cities Chamber of Commerce on Wednesday, Jan. 16. At the session, students in Dr. Chris Strunk’s...

Faculty debates possible semester switch

March 24, 2016

Augustana College’s faculty council is debating moving toward a semester model. The administration estimates the switch to semesters would have the potential to generate $2-3 million in revenue from...

College explores MAP grant coverage options

February 7, 2016

Augustana College is exploring ways to allocate $3.2 million from the college’s budget so that students who haven’t received their state grants can remain in school. A budget impasse in the Illinois...

Task force announces proposal

May 5, 2015

Augustana’s Task Force on Sexual Assault Prevention delivered its report to President Steven Bahls on May 1, addressing how the college could better promote healthy relationships and informed respect. Task...

Augustana community sends off men's basketball team

Augustana community sends off men's basketball team

March 18, 2015

Approximately 70 members of the Augustana community gathered outside the Roy J. Carver Center to support the men’s basketball team leaving for the Final Four in Salem, Va., Wednesday morning. Head Coach...

Program offers faculty benefits

January 27, 2015

Up to 12 of Augustana’s senior faculty are being offered an opportunity to receive some incentive if they chose to make the decision to retire within the next academic school year. Colleges and universities...

Augustana bans Yik Yak from network

December 17, 2014

The Augustana community received an email stating that the popular, anonymous social media app Yik Yak had been banned from the college’s network in response to four student groups who requested administration...

Board of Trustees approves plans for Westerlin renovations

October 21, 2014

Augustana’s Board of Trustees approved architectural plans for Westerlin Residence Hall earlier this month, which include air conditioning in dorm rooms among other renovations for the building. The...

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