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They Pity The Fools That Don’t Hear Them Sing!

May 20th, 2017

“The A Team,” a touring ensemble formed of members of the Augustana Chamber Singers, will perform in an international music festival in China this month. In addition to four concerts, two in Shanghai and two in Nanjing, the group will have opportunities for more informal, impromptu cultural exchanges, including singing and interacting with choirs from China and other countries from around the world. Their director, Dr. Jon Hurty, is the director of choral activities at Augustana College. He also leads the Augustana Choir and the Augustana Chamber Singers. “This is a fantastic opportunity... Read More

Augie Hosting Q-C Playwrights Festival

May 12th, 2017

In 1999 the Quad-City Playwrights Festival was created to inspire and showcase the work of budding high school writers. In 2005, it expanded to include writers from throughout the community. Each year, playwrights submit 10-minute original plays to an adjudication committee. Selected plays are given to a director and a cast of all Augustana College students to present a staged reading of the work. Augustana College will host the 18th annual Quad-City Playwrights Festival on Saturday, May 13 at 1:30 p.m. The 2017 selected plays include:     It isn’t Funny by Victoria Navarro     The Familiar... Read More

Augie Alive With The Sound Of Music, Theater And More

May 5th, 2017

There are some exciting things happening this month in the arts at Augustana College! Here’s a rundown of some of the cool events: Titanic: the Musical opened last weekend, with more performances this weekend May 5-6 at 7:30 p.m. and May 7 at 1:30 p.m. Get your tickets at www.augustana.edu/tickets. The Senior Art Exhibition opened Friday, featuring the Senior Inquiry projects of the studio art and graphic design majors of the Augustana Class of 2017. As part of the Celebration of Learning on May 3, students will give artist talks in the Centennial Hall galleries beginning at 10:30 a.m. A closing... Read More

Take A Ride With Augie’s Equestrian Team

May 2nd, 2017

For the past two years, I have ridden on Augustana’s Western Equestrian Team with the Intercollegiate Horse Show Association. It has been on this team that I have met some of my closest friends from college, ridden some amazing horses, and gained so much experience with handling different horses in a show arena. It is through associations like this that equestrians can experience what they love while gaining show experience and horse time as well as pursuing their degrees and completing their studies. Being on the Equestrian Team, I have traveled to several colleges, shared a hotel room with... Read More

Augustana Fencing More Than Duel-ly Entertaining

April 25th, 2017

What drew you into movies the most? Was it the storyline? The romance? The characters? The costumes? Or was it the action scenes: the brawling, the pistol duels, the sword fights? For as long as I can remember, movies such as Pirates of the Caribbean, Princess Bride, and Robin Hood all drew me in with their epic sword fights and swashbuckling heroics. Now that I’m in college I have been given the opportunity to learn this wonderful sport and mimic the amazing combat I witnessed on screen. Of course, there is more to this sport than what meets the eye, it’s not all slashing and hacking at your... Read More

Quad City Playwrights’ Festival accepting submissions

April 20th, 2017

The Quad City Playwrights’ Festival is quickly approaching and submissions are being accepted now. Selected works will be presented in a staged reading in the Honkamp Black Box Theatre in the Brunner Theatre Center on May 13, 2017 at 1:30 p.m. The festival is currently calling for submissions. Submission requirements: original work, 10-minute script with a maximum of 10 pages, authored by one individual who resides in the Quad-Cities area or is an Augustana student or alum, no adaptions and no excerpt script from larger works. The script may be any genre. To enter please include a cover sheet... Read More

Local students get the chance to play with the Navy Band

April 9th, 2017

The United States Navy Concert Band, which has been entertaining audiences and supporting the Navy with some of the best musicians in the country, played to a full house at Augustana College’s Centennial Hall this weekend. The band has played for a Quad-Cities audience many times, and the college was glad to once again host them for an energetic and high-level performance. The Navy Band traditionally invites area students to join them in performing John Philip Sousa’s “Washington Post” march at their concerts. This year, 10 lucky students from Quad-Cities area high schools were invited... Read More

Stop Kiss at Augustana postponed until next season

April 5th, 2017

The Augustana College Department of Theatre will be postponing their Black Box student-directed production of Stop Kiss until next season. This postponed performance was previously scheduled to run this weekend, April 6-9. The band She/Her will no longer be performing as part of the Stop Kiss production. More details on updated showtimes and further performance details will be forthcoming. The department’s next production will be Titanic: the Musical, playing April 28-30 and May 5-7. Directed by Erin Platt with music direction by Ron May, this production will include the talents of current... Read More

Navy Concert Marches Into Rock Island

April 1st, 2017

Looking for a relaxing and patriotic way to spend your Sunday afternoon? Then you are in luck! On Sunday, April 2 the United State Navy Concert Band is coming to Rock Island! The concert will be held at Augustana College’s Centennial Hall, located at 3703 7th Avenue Rock Island. The show will run from 2-4pm. This is a FREE event! However, tickets are required to avoid overfilling the auditorium. There is a limit of six tickets per request. To obtain your tickets, stop by the Augustana Ticket Office at 3703 7th Avenue Rock Island during normal business hours, 10am-6pm M-F and 10am-2pm on Saturdays.... Read More

Walk Kicks Off National Autism Awareness Month

March 30th, 2017

According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, 1 in 68 children (1 in 42 boys and 1 in 189 girls) are identified as having Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD).  April is National Autism Awareness Month and is an excellent opportunity to promote autism awareness, autism acceptance and to draw attention to the tens of thousands facing an autism diagnoses every year. To kick off National Autism Awareness Month, the Autism Society of the Quad Cities is holding their 2017 Autism Awareness Walk on Saturday, April 1 at the Pepsico Center (1025 30th St Rock Island) at Augustana College. Online... Read More