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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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