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Some students from Minneapolis have stopped in the Quad Cities while they spend a  semester on the river. The class from Augsburg College began a canoe trip down the Mississippi River last month, and will end in December at the Gulf of Mexico.

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More than a month after Augustana College's first ever men's lacrosse coach resigned, the school has announced the hiring of a new head coach. Dan Torie, from Franklin and Marshall College, will replace Kyle Hart, who built the men's lacrosse program.

Torie has assistant coaching experience at three NCAA Division Three institutions. In 2014, he helped lead Franklin and Marshall to an NCAA Division Three final ranking of 18th.

Last season, the Vikings had a record of 14 games to 5, and earned the school's first ever NCAA Division Three post-season bid.

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Six former athletes will be honored by Augustana College next month. The newest members of the "Tribe of Vikings Hall of Fame" will be inducted on October 17th as part of homecoming weekend.The six excelled in a variety of sports, from the 1960's through the early 2,000's.

Ben Thomas Payne

Augustana College welcomed back to campus former Augie professor and world-renown theologian Stanley Hauerwas for the College's Fall Symposium Day.

WVIK's Ben Thomas Payne reports:

After his Symposium Day discussion, Hauerwas sat down for an interview broadcast live over Augustana student radio WAUG:

Delta Chi Theta

A sorority at Augustana College is helping raise money to fix up a historic Quad Cities monument. The Delta Chi Theta sorority will wash cars tomorrow, to raise money for the 146-year-old Civil War monument at the Rock Island County Courthouse. 

The monument was dedicated in 1869, and bears the names of Rock Island County residents who died in the war. It's been heavily damaged by weather over time, and the life-sized Union soldier has been removed from the monument. 

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 "How to be Decent and White in an Era of Black Rage." That was the theme for today's speech at Augustana College by Leonard Pitts Junior. The nationally syndicated columnist and author addressed about 500 students, faculty, and local residents as part of the college's Symposium Day. WVIK's Sarah Ritter was there.

Pitts is a nationally syndicated columnist for the Miami Herald and won a Pulitzer Prize in 2004 for commentary.

WVIK Staff

  "How to be Decent and White in an Era of Black Rage." That was the theme for today's speech at Augustana College by Leonard Pitts Jr. The nationally syndicated columnist and author addressed about 500 students, faculty, and local residents as part of the college's Symposium Day. 

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A unique partnership between a college in the Quad Cities and an eastern Iowa city is officially underway. From now through the spring, students in several classes in various disciplines at Augustana College in Rock Island will work on projects to help the city of Clinton.

Students at Augustana College recently held the first Gus' Garage Sale to raise money to build wells in Africa, and to prevent some castoffs from being sent to landfills.

WVIK's Ben Thomas Payne reports:

If you would like to donate to the next Gus' Garage Sale, email Keri Bass with Augustana's CORE office.

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Augustana College will observe Constitution Day on Thursday. Students and staff will take turns reading from the preamble to the Constitution and the Bill of Rights. 

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