The Mississippi Bend Players, Augustana College’s professional regional theatre, is beginning their second summer season with the opening of Big River on June 22. Based on the classic 1884 novel The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn, the original Broadway musical won seven Tony awards, and is being performed June 22-24 and June 29-July 1 at the Brunner Theatre Center on the Augustana College Campus.
In a couple of years, students at Augustana College will enjoy more space in the science building. This morning, college officials broke ground on an expansion of the Hanson Hall of Science. It will include classrooms, study areas, and offices.
Hoping to protect some of its students, Augustana College is joining with other colleges across the country. They're going to ask federal courts to block the Trump Administration from revoking the DACA program.
A former congressman who represented the Quad Cities for most of his 30 years in Washington will visit Augustana College Thursday. Jim Leach will give this year's Ellwood F. Curtis Family Lecture in Public Affairs, "What is Precedented and Un-precedented in American Politics."
Augustana College students, staff, and faculty were stuck in their workplaces for a couple of hours this morning. The school and first responders teamed up for an emergency exercise. The scenario was a professor bringing a gun to class and taking students hostage.
A newly created administrative position at Augustana College has just been filled. Doctor Monica Smith is the college's first Vice President of Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion, and she started work just last week.
Students from Augustana College will join the March For Our Lives this weekend in Washington DC. A bus load was scheduled to leave the Quad Cities Friday afternoon, headed for the national demonstration Saturday against school shootings and gun violence.