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WVIK Staff

Augustana College didn't have to look very far to find a new head football coach. 

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Students from Augustana College will put on a play in Milwaukee Thursday. "A Green River" was performed on campus last year, then was chosen for this year's regional festival of the Kennedy Center American College Theater Festival. 

The Rock Island Police Department has ended its investigation of a sexual assault reported by an Augustana College student. 

Police reports say, early on November 23rd, an officer was called to Erickson Residence Hall about a possible sexual assault. A detective was called in, and at the hospital, the victim told him that she'd been drinking heavily before going to a house party, in the 4200 block of 7th Avenue. The report says the woman started looking for a friend, and three young men told her the person was in the basement. She went downstairs with them.

Bergendoff Biography

Dec 14, 2014
WVIK Staff

A key figure in the history of Augustana College is the subject of a new biography. 

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Nine former standout athletes at Augustana College will be honored this weekend. They'll be inducted into the "Tribe of Vikings Hall of Fame" on Saturday, as part of the Homecoming celebration.

They'll be the 19th class inducted into the Hall of Fame, and will be presented at halftime during the football game between Augustana and Wheaton.

The former athletes graduated between 2000 and 2004, and excelled in cross country, track, baseball, soccer, football, volleyball, wrestling and basketball.

Renaissance Rock Island


By next spring, Rock Island's College Hill neighborhood will be feature three new homes. Today, Rock Island Economic Growth Corporation held a ground breaking for the single-family homes, off 30th Street and 9th Avenue, near Augustana College. 

Renaissance Rock Island President, Brian Hollenback, says it's part of a partnership between the city and college to develop a new subdivision, made up of 52 lots.