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Love Stories Dances into the Quad Cities February 9-10

February 9th, 2024
Love Stories Dances into the Quad Cities February 9-10

Fall in love with love and with Ballet Quad Cities as an all-new Love Stories takes the Brunner Theatre Center stage just in time for Valentine’s Day! Experience Aaron Copland’s rarely seen love letter to the American Wild West, Billy the Kid, with choreography by Artistic Director Courtney Lyon, plus other memorable selections to round out the evening. Seating is in the round and audiences can expect to feel the energy! Friday. February 9 and Saturday, February 10 – 7:30pm Get your tickets here: LOVE STORIES    Read More

Spoken Word Event With Aubrey Barnes Taking Place Tonight At Rock Island’s Augustana College

May 10th, 2023
Spoken Word Event With Aubrey Barnes Taking Place Tonight At Rock Island's Augustana College

A special “Spoken Word” event will take place tonight,  Wednesday, May 10th at 6:30 pm at Augustana College.  There is a live performance by local spoken word artist, Aubrey Barnes.  Poems from incarcerated students in the Augustana Prison Education Program will also be read.  Read More

Illinois Congressman Sorensen Announces Research Grant for Augustana College

May 8th, 2023
Illinois Congressman Sorensen Announces Research Grant for Augustana College

Congressman Eric Sorensen (IL-17) announced $416,363 for Augustana College to conduct a study to expand therapy for those with disorders related to language and communication.  “Northwestern Illinois once again shows itself to be a leader in the area of expanding access to care for those who need it most,” said Sorensen. “I applaud Augustana College and their cutting-edge team of researchers for securing this critical funding to support care for those living with communicative disorders.”  “Augustana’s Speech, Language, and Hearing Clinic is one of the oldest college... Read More

Illinois Congressman Sorensen Announces Research Grant for Augustana College

May 4th, 2023
Eric Sorensen

Congressman Eric Sorensen (IL-17) announced $416,363 for Augustana College to conduct a study to expand therapy for those with disorders related to language and communication.  “Northwestern Illinois once again shows itself to be a leader in the area of expanding access to care for those who need it most,” said Sorensen. “I applaud Augustana College and their cutting-edge team of researchers for securing this critical funding to support care for those living with communicative disorders.”   “Augustana’s Speech, Language, and Hearing Clinic is one of the oldest... Read More

Shockingly Modern Saxophone Festival returns to Augustana College February 25

February 23rd, 2023
Shockingly Modern Saxophone Festival returns to Augustana College February 25

The annual, featuring guest artist Jorge Hoyo from Mexico City and the premiere of a new work from the German composer Hainbach. The festival also will feature performances from Augustana faculty and the Augustana College Saxophone Studio. All events are free and open to the public. The festival is an annual event that celebrates new and experimental music for saxophone. It features music that explores the potential of the saxophone through new composition, improvisation, extended performance techniques, microtonality, electronic music, multimedia and other experimental elements. Learn more: MODERN... Read More

Augustana College to host “Birth of the Computer: The John Atanasoff Story”

February 19th, 2023
Augustana College to host “Birth of the Computer: The John Atanasoff Story”

Come learn about John Atanasoff, an assistant professor in mathematics and physics at Iowa State College in Ames, Iowa. Atanasoff traveled to Rock Island, Illinois where he conceptualized the first digital computer in 1937. This event is brought to you in collaboration with Rock Island Public Library and Augustana College. Join us at Davenport Public Library Thursday, February 23rd at 6:00pm | Wallenberg Hall, Denkmann Building, Augustana College as we retrace Dr. Atanasoff’s road trip to the destiny of that fateful, winter night. For more information, please visit: https://davenportlibrary.libcal.com/event/9662939  Read More

Illinois School Foundations Partner for College Financing Event

February 8th, 2023
Illinois School Foundations Partner for College Financing Event

The Rock Island-Milan Education Foundation is partnering with the Moline Public Schools Foundation and Alleman Catholic High School to host “Everything You Always Wanted to Know About College Planning” with Heidi Huiskamp Collins. This free presentation will be held on February 21 starting at 6:00pm in the Galve Rooms/Gerber Center of Augustana College. The event is open to any Quad City area parents, guardians, students, educators, and counselors who want to learn more about the best way to save for college. Heidi Huiskamp Collins is the CEO and Founder of Huiskamp Collins Education Planning,... Read More

‘Cabaret’ Hitting The Stage At Rock Island’s Augustana College

November 17th, 2022
'Cabaret' Hitting The Stage At Rock Island's Augustana College

The Augustana College Department of Theatre presents “Cabaret,” November 17-20, 2022. Set in 1929-1930 Berlin, the musical focuses on the hedonistic nightlife at the Kit Kat Club and revolves around an American writer’s relationship with Sally Bowles, a cabaret performer. The original Broadway production opened in 1966 and ran for 1,166 performances. A musical theatre performer herself, Augustana’s Shelley Cooper, assistant professor of theatre arts, will direct “Cabaret.” Cooper said she hopes the audience takes away a simple message: “I can be changed by what happens to me, but... Read More

Rock Island’s Augustana College Department of Theatre presents “Cabaret”

November 9th, 2022
Rock Island's Augustana College Department of Theatre presents “Cabaret”

The Augustana College Department of Theatre presents “Cabaret,” November 17-20, 2022. Set in 1929-1930 Berlin, the musical focuses on the hedonistic nightlife at the Kit Kat Club and revolves around an American writer’s relationship with Sally Bowles, a cabaret performer. The original Broadway production opened in 1966 and ran for 1,166 performances. A musical theatre performer herself, Augustana’s Shelley Cooper, assistant professor of theatre arts, will direct “Cabaret.” Cooper said she hopes the audience takes away a simple message: “I can be changed by what happens... Read More

Illinois’ Augustana College Department of Theatre presents: “The Pitchfork Disney”

October 27th, 2022
Illinois' Augustana College Department of Theatre presents: “The Pitchfork Disney”

The Augustana College Department of Theatre presents “The Pitchfork Disney,” October 27-30, 2022. The surreal 1991 play by Philip Ridley initially met with negative reviews but later was well-received by young audiences. It now is considered a prime example of the 1990s British style of drama called “in-yer-face” theatre. Directed by Lindsey Edwards ‘23. Tickets can be purchased at Augustana.edu/tickets. Performances will all take place in the Honkamp Myhre Black Box, within the Brunner Theatre Center For additional information, please contact the Ticket Office at tickets@augustana.edu... Read More