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A New Lindberg Baby to Grow on Augustana Campus

May 22nd, 2020

Just 13 months after famed aviator Charles Lindbergh visited the Quad-Cities, Charles Lindberg was born Sept. 11, 1928 in Rock Island. He received his bachelor’s degree from Augustana College, where he was debate team captain, in 1950. Charles and his younger brother Peter (a 1961 Augie alum) would profoundly influence the private Rock Island school for years to come, including a new $18-million center for health and human performance that’s now going up — to help prepare students for growing career fields. While site work for the 52,000-square-foot Peter J. Lindberg, M.D., Center for... Read More

Rock Island’s Genesius Guild Theatre Cancels Summer Season

April 21st, 2020

Joining the chorus of Covid-related theater closings, Rock Island-based Genesius Guild on Tuesday afternoon announced it is canceling its planned 2020 season.  “This is a decision that none of us took lightly – we have not canceled a season since the Genesius Guild started in 1956 – but we feel that it is the right call,” the nonprofit posted on Facebook.  “This decision protects the health of our audience, our cast who would begin rehearsing together in the next month, and our crew, who would have needed to begin working in the upcoming weeks to get the stage ready for the season to... Read More

Coronavirus Crisis Claims More Theatrical Victims

April 17th, 2020

Theaters in the Quad-Cities and nationwide are canceling spring and summer shows, due to Covid-19. The latest response to the global pandemic is the Augustana College-based Mississippi Bend Players (MBP), which is shelving its 2020 season. Jackie McCall is in her first year as MBP producing artistic director, and this was to be the fourth season for the professional summer-stock company. It planned to start rehearsals for Neil Simon’s “Broadway Bound” June 7, with performances June 19-28 at Brunner Theatre Center, Rock Island. “When we just looked at ahead at what could happen,... Read More

Rock Island’s Augustana College Adding Men’s, Women’s Water Polo Teams

April 12th, 2020

Rock Island’s Augustana College is ready to make a splash, after announcing this week they’re going to be adding men’s and women’s water polo to its varsity sports lineup beginning with the 2021-22 school year. Director of athletics Mike Zapolski announced in a press release on the Augustana site that the two genders of water polo will give the Vikings 14 women’s sports and 14 men’s sports. Just last week Augustana announced that women’s wrestling would become a varsity sport, also in the 2021-22 school year. Zapolski is beginning a search for a new coach... Read More

Rock Island’s Augustana College Adding Women’s Wrestling

April 6th, 2020

ROCK ISLAND – Women’s wrestling will hit the mats at Augustana College beginning with the 2021-22 school year! The addition pushes to 26 the number of intercollegiate varsity sports offered by Augustana, with 13 women’s sports and 13 men’s sports, according to a statement released by director of athletics Mike Zapolski. . “Wrestling is becoming an increasingly popular sport for girls nationwide, and our goal is that Augustana will become the small college destination for young women who want to excel at a high level academically and continue to compete,” said Zapolski... Read More

Enjoy a Concert & Conversation with Peter Buffett

March 3rd, 2020

New York. Miami. The Quad Cities. What’s the common denominator? These communities were handpicked by Peter Buffett – Emmy Award-winning musician, composer, author, philanthropist and the youngest son of investor Warren Buffett – for a Concert & Conversation designed to change lives. A Concert & Conversation with Peter Buffett will take place this Thursday Mar 5 from 6:30 – 8:30 p.m. in Centennial Hall at Augustana College (3703 7th Avenue Rock Island). NOW MORE THAN EVER, our region must come together around shared values to tackle the vital work of building a stronger community... Read More

The Real Group Brings A Cappella to Augie

February 8th, 2020

Augustana College is proud to present a live performance from The Real Group, an a cappella group visiting from Sweden. This exciting performance from The Real Group will take place in Wallenberg Hall (3520 7th Avenue Rock Island) on Tuesday Feb 11 at 8 p.m. Tickets are $15 for the general public, $12 for senior citizens, $10 for Augustana faculty/staff, $5 for children and non-Augustana students and free for Augustana students with an ID. You can purchase tickets today, online. The Real Group is a Swedish vocal group with five dedicated singers and musicians. The group has been touring for more... Read More

Ballet Quad Cities Returning With MUSICMOVES This Week

September 10th, 2019

Ballet Quad Cities dances back in with their latest season opener, MUSICMOVES, doing a grand jete into the Brunner Theater Center on Augustana Campus in Rock Island at 7:30 p.m. Sept. 13-14 and 2:30 p.m. Sept. 15. Don’t miss this all new performance – new dancers, new venue, and new music!  Limited number of tickets available for this intimate performance at the Brunner Theatre Center on the campus of Augustana College.  Get your tickets online today or call Amanda at 309-786-3779 for more information.  Read More

Ballet Quad Cities Returning With MUSICMOVES

August 21st, 2019

Ballet Quad Cities is dancing back in with their latest season opener, MUSICMOVES, doing a grand jete into the Brunner Theater Center on Augustana Campus in Rock Island at 7:30 p.m. Sept. 13-14 and 2:30 p.m. Sept. 15. Don’t miss this all new performance – new dancers, new venue, and new music!  Limited number of tickets available for this intimate performance at the Brunner Theatre Center on the campus of Augustana College.  Get your tickets online today or call Amanda at 309-786-3779 for more information.  Read More

Rock Island Hosting NFL Draft Pick!

April 3rd, 2019

Are you ready for some football… drafting??? Rock Island sure is, the city that rocks is hosting the sixth round picks in this year’s NFL draft and having a hometown event for the whole family in conjunction with the kickoff. The entire community is invited to join in celebration on April 27th at the Austin E. Knowlton Athletic Complex at Augustana College. Gates Open: 12:00 pm Family Fun Zone:  Bounce houses, Games, & Goodie Bags Youth Football Skills Clinic: 12:30 PM (Sign Up for Skills Clinic) (Pre-Registration Required) Vintage Football Game:  Rock Island Independents vs.... Read More

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