Interns stand out in the field

What can happen in a collaboration involving Augustana College, the National Science Foundation (NSF), Chicago's Field Museum and Ford Motor Company? Undergraduate research at its best. MORE...

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'85 grad named Illini’s head men’s track & field coach

Unbeknownst to Mike Turk at the time, his desire to avoid being
harassed by senior baseball players at Mendota High School in the
winter of 1977 proved to be a decision that would impact his life and
his career. MORE...

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Vikings bond learning the law

First-year law student Tim Peterson '10 began looking for summer work in the legal field early last spring. One firm wasn't offering a position, but Peterson dressed in a suit and tie and delivered his résumé in person. He did not know the owner of the firm graduated from Augustana in 1988. MORE...


Augie Choice takes students where they want to go

Through the Augie Choice program, Augustana students may receive up to $2,000 to defray non-tuition costs of international study, internships and research during their junior or senior year. Since 2009, nearly 275 Augustana students have applied for and been granted $545,000 in Augie Choice funding for experiential learning experiences. Find out where they've been and what they've been doing. MORE...


Chris McAuliffe ’88 looks for the eyesores

Nestled on a side street about seven miles from Chicago's Midway International Airport sits a three-bedroom bungalow in mint condition. Six months ago, it was an eyesore, laden with spray-painted walls and overgrown weeds--a haven for squatters and a headache for local law enforcement. Then Chris McAuliffe '88 turned it "green" in more ways than one. MORE...

Tim Muir

From one professor to another

Augustana's Dr. Tim Muir is the inaugural recipient of a new research fund: the Dr. Larry P. Jones Endowed Fellow in the Natural Sciences. Dr. Muir has been investigating for several years how turtle hatchlings survive the extreme cold winters in the upper Midwest. MORE...

Alumni snapshot

First Friends, now Entourage, this 1980s grad is getting to know his way around the studios in L.A.

Augustana Choir reunion

Earlier this summer, the Augustana Choir celebrated its 80th anniversary in Naperville, Ill., where almost 300 choir alumni gathered to sing together once again.


Alumni connect

Don't miss the lighting of the dome during Homecoming weekend, October 21-23.


Legacy families celebrate

For many of our Class of 2011 graduates, attending Augustana is a family tradition. Meet some of our 2011 legacy graduates and their families.


Dr. Mel Peterson ’53 remembered for his dedication

Described by one colleague as a “gift to the campus,” Dr. Mel Peterson ’53, chemistry professor from 1958-1998 and former director of the John Deere Planetarium, passed away July 16 in Berlin, Germany, after attending the Kiwanis International Convention in Geneva.


In President Steven Bahls' address to the Class of 2011 at commencement, he listed the many "powers" he hopes all graduates carry with them as they leave Augustana. MORE...
Construction update: What's being built next to PepsiCo and what's next for Old Main? MORE
Your Gifts at Work: Meet the 2011 winner of the Hasselmo Prize for Academic Pursuit