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Feeling hemmed in, and wanting to try something new, a Quad Cities man took off on a cross country trip last year, and has just published a book about it.

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Augustana College will soon have to find someone new for one of its top administrative positions. The provost and dean of the college, Doctor Pareena Lawrence is leaving to become president of Hollins University in Roanoke, Virginia.

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Additional polling places open Monday, October 24, for residents of Rock Island County. Voters can cast ballots early at several locations until November 4th.

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A 400 year old play will help open a new state-of-the-art theater complex this weekend at Augustana College. "Othello" by William Shakespeare is the first play to be produced in the new Brunner Theatre Center.

The chair of the Theatre Arts Department, Jeff Coussens, says the new main stage theater is a huge improvement over the previous one.

This year the city of DeWitt will help students at Augustana College get some "real world" experience. Students from two geography classes will study zoning as part of the college's Sustainable Working Landscapes Initiative.

Assistant professor of geography, Chris Strunk, says his students in urban design and urban planning will try to make up for the fact that DeWitt has no planning staff of its own.

In recent years, his students have done similar work for Clinton, and for the Green Bush neighborhood in Rock Island.

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At this weekend's homecoming game, Augustana College will honor former record-breaking student athletes. Saturday, the college will induct six new members into the "Tribe of Vikings Hall of Fame." 

Volunteers will help create safer and healthier neighborhoods this weekend. Re-building Together Quad Cities will hold its annual Fall Work Day Saturday at four sites. 

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A sidewalk at Augustana College in Rock Island is now a "free expression zone." This morning, students used chalk to write "make America safe again" and "black lives are human lives," on the campus Quad. 

This will be the second "Fathers Bring Your Kids To School Day" at Rock Island Academy that coincides with National Million Father March.
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Augustana College formed a Center for Inclusive Leadership and Equity over the summer. On Monday, the center is collaborating on events with two local schools.

The center worked with Rock Island Academy on their "Fathers Bring Your Kids to School Day." The center's director, Christopher Whitt, says the event is coordinated with the National Million Father March, which encourages men to show their commitment to children's education.

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After almost a year of construction, Augustana College has opened its new theater center to the public. Last night, the theater department performed its first production, "Rabbit Hole," in the new space.