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Top Rock Rocking College Hill This Weekend

August 24th, 2017

Are you ready for an all-day party with live music and motorcycles? Wieblers Harley-Davidson is sponsoring Top Rock 2017, an all-day music fest, at Kavanaugh’s Hilltop (1228 30th Street Rock Island) on Saturday Aug 26. Music starts at noon and will play until 11 p.m. General tickets are only $10 and VIP Tickets (with perks) are $20. Tickets can be purchased ahead of time at Wieblers Harley-Davidson, located at 5320 Corporate Park Drive Davenport. Top Rock 2017 will be hosted by Chuck Murphy. Musical acts include Lexi Parr & The Rubyblonde Band, 3 Years Hollow, Seven SHY, StillChyld, and more! Grab... Read More

Shoot For Some Fun With The Augie Hoops Team This Winter

December 9th, 2016

If you’re a big basketball fan, you’ll want to look no further than Augustana College’s men’s basketball team, which just started its season. Augustana Men’s Basketball will be playing home games in December on Saturday Dec. 10 against Carthage, Friday the 16th against Central College, and in January on Wednesday the 11th against Illinois Wesleyan, Saturday the 14th against Carroll College, and Wednesday the 25th against Elmhurst. All games start at 7:00 p.m. and are held at the Carver Center at 3500 5th Ave, Rock Island, IL 61201 and can be reached at 395-709-7000. The full game schedule... Read More

‘The Voice’ Of Javier Colon Coming To Augustana

December 8th, 2016

Are you a fan of The Voice? On Friday, December 9, international musician and Voice veteran Javier Colon will be performing at the Brew at 6 p.m. The Brew is the coffee shop and lounge area located on the fourth floor of the Gerber Center (3435 9 1/2 Ave, Rock Island). Colon has been a contestant on The Voice and won the first season. He has four albums released titled: “Javier,” “Left of Center,” “Come Through For You,” and “Gravity.” He also has a Christmas album titled “A Very Acoustic Christmas” that is a digital download. Prior to that, Colon was lead singer in The Derek... Read More

Augustana Lighting Up Campus With Holiday Events

November 25th, 2016

Are you ready for Christmas? Is your house decorated from roof to foundation? Is your radio station set to Christmas songs that you will be humming for the next month? If you are ready to be in the festive spirit, come to Augustana College and experience one of the many Christmas themed events they are having over the next month. On Wednesday, November 30th, Augustana College is holding their annual Christmas Tree Lighting Ceremony. President Bahls will be conducting this ceremony in the quad on the south side of Old Main, which is located at 3600 7th Avenue, Rock Island, IL 61201. You can contact... Read More

Augustana Women’s Basketball Shooting For A Huge Season

November 17th, 2016

What is the first thing you think of when you think of Augustana College? Is it the school mascot? The campus? The events you’ve attended or heard about, or is it what the school is better known for in the sports world: the school’s basketball team? Before Christmas, Augustana’s Women’s Basketball Team will have five home games at the Carver Center (3500 5th Ave, Rock Island, IL 61201, Phone: (309) 794-7000): 11/19 with Monmouth at 5 p.m., 11/29 with Coe at 7 p.m., 12/3 with North Park at 5 p.m. (which also starts their conference), 12/10 with Carthage at 5 p.m., and 12/20 with Whitewater... Read More

You’ll Get A Punch Of Humor Out of New Library Program

November 1st, 2016

Rock Islanders were busy founding a new City in 1841, but that wasn’t the only notable event of that year. The 2016 Frieze Lecture Series discussion theme celebrates “1841: The Year That Rock Island Began,” with a lecture Nov. 1 by Dr. Kelly Daniels, associate professor of English. Daniels will speak on “A Punch of Literary Humor,” which covers the 1841 birth of the British humor magazine named Punch, and all that has meant for for satire and humor in writing through National Lampoon, The Onion, and beyond. Daniels helps lead Augustana’s creative writing program... Read More

Learn About the Next Generation of Post Millennials, Sept. 7

September 6th, 2016

Now that the millennial generation has graduated and entered the workforce, what’s next on the horizon? Explore that question at 6 p.m. Wednesday, Sept. 7, at a presentation at the Rock Island Public Library from Doug Tschopp, director of the Augustana College Entrepreneurial Center. Tschopp’s lecture on “The Next Generation: Post Millennials” is at the Rock Island Main Library, 401 19th Street. Post or late millennials were born after the millennial generation, usually defined from around 1982 to 2002. Tschopp’s remarks will touch upon current research into what is... Read More

Retro Rally Revving Back Into Rock Island

June 2nd, 2016

Fans of the Retro Rally and Street Fair are ready to twist again like they did last summer, with a whirl of ‘50s-themed nostalgia and cool events for the whole family at the fourth annual shindig hitting Rock Island’s college hill Saturday from noon to 5. Memories of rallies past continue to drive the success and crowd numbers of the annual Retro Rally and Street Fair in Rock Island’s college hill, and have driven up expectations for this year’s event. “This year’s event is going to be much bigger, much better!” said organizer Jennifer Horvath, who also owns one of the participating... Read More

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