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The top-ranked Augustana men's basketball team will face Emory Friday night in the third round of the Division III NCAA Tournament.

Dave Wrath, Augustana sports information director, says eight players who came in as freshmen in the fall of 2012 are still on the team. 

The Vikings will have home court advantage again, after winning last weekend's games in Rock Island.

Augustana went 26-1 over the season and won the CCIW Tournament championship.

The Emory Eagles won the University Athletic Association championship, after going 20-7 for the season.

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A multi-million dollar "recycling" project is now underway at Augustana College. A major part of the nearly 40 year old College Center is being turned into a modern theater center.

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America will need to fill three million manufacturing jobs over the next decade. But right now, companies can only find about one-third of the skilled workers they need. That's according to Illinois Congresswoman Cheri Bustos and other economic leaders, who gathered for the third annual Illinois Economic Summit today at Augustana College. 

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Theater students at Augustana College next fall will have new, bigger facilities for learning, practicing, and performing. Last week, construction began on a new theater department in the College Center, which currently includes a dining hall and bookstore. 

Augustana Names New CFO

Oct 19, 2015
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A graduate of Augustana College will return to campus to work as chief financial officer. On Friday, the college announced the hiring of Kirk Anderson, currently an associate director of procurement finance at Kraft-Heinz Foods in Northfield, Illinois. 

Anderson will start his new job in December. He graduated in 1993, and since then has spent 20 years working in accounting and finance, including 15 years at Kraft. He also served as the plant controller at the Oscar Mayer plant in Davenport, from 2009 through 2011.

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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.

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

WVIK's Benjamin Payne reports:

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

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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.