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Go Team! 2021 Cheer and Dance National Championship to be Held at St. Ambrose, Davenport

February 1st, 2021

The National Association of Intercollegiate Athletics (NAIA) 2021 cheer and dance national championships will return to St. Ambrose University, Davenport, in March. The championship tournaments were recently relocated due to a scheduling conflict with the Eastern Michigan Convocation Center. The championships will move from Ypsilanti, Mich., to Davenport, and will be hosted by St. Ambrose and Visit Quad Cities. In a year of shuffling of schedules, the NAIA worked with St. Ambrose swiftly after it was determined that the previously announced host site was unable to accommodate the championships... Read More

St. Ambrose President Joan Lescinski Retiring

January 25th, 2021

Today, it was announced that Steven Bahls will retire as president of Augustana College effective July 1, 2022, after a notable 19-year career leading the private Rock Island school. And, on the Iowa side of the Mississippi River, the head of the other major private university in the Quad-Cities, is also retiring. St. Ambrose University president Sister Joan Lescinski announced last summer she will retire effective August of 2021. A national search for the 14th president in the university’s 138-year history has been underway. Trustee alumni John Anderson ’87 and Renee Citera ’81 were appointed... Read More

St. Ambrose University Ends Theater Major, Despite Massive Opposition

October 27th, 2020

Despite an online petition protesting theater cuts, the private St. Ambrose University in Davenport has decided to eliminate its award-winning theater major, but maintain faculty and programs. It’s also cut two theater staff positions. “It’s a disappointing decision, and a short-sighted one,” River Music Experience executive director Tyson Danner (a 2007 SAU alum) said Monday by e-mail. “I don’t believe the university’s leadership has an understanding of the value of the arts, or the important role SAU has (had?) as an anchor of our arts and culture community.” Steph DeLacy, an... Read More

Changing Climates: 13th Annual Project Series

September 29th, 2020

Presented by the College of Arts and Sciences at St. Ambrose University, the annual Project Series is an academic year’s worth of lectures, exhibits, art, and performances revolving around a central theme. This year’s theme is Changing Climates: From Rising Seas to Societal Needs. Follow the link for full event descriptions, links and more: http://www.sau.edu/college-of-arts-and…/changing-climates   For more fun things to do in the Quad Cities this week, check out the latest issue of FUN10QC.  Read More

Coming Home: Livestream Concert

September 21st, 2020

Award-winning composer, pianist, and music professor William Campbell will livestream his heart-felt music straight from the semi-concert grand piano in his own home. Coming Home: Livestream Concert will take place this Friday Sep 25 from 7 – 8 p.m. online. This special “Coming Home” concert will feature music from his 2011 album, including his arrangement of the SAU alma mater Ambrosian Oaks (“Finlandia”), and newer pieces from his forthcoming album. Visit https://www.facebook.com/events/1042748776148284 for more information.     For more fun things to do in the Quad Cities... Read More

Almost 2,500 Sign Petition Protesting Possible Theater Cuts at St. Ambrose

September 3rd, 2020

Less than a week after it was posted on Change.org, roughly 2,500 people have a signed a petition protesting potential removal of the theater major at St. Ambrose University, Davenport. The petition to the Board of Trustees says that due to economic concerns, the private SAU is considering eliminating the theater major and converting it to a minor. “Removing the theatre major will rob many students of opportunities to take classes that will help them to develop and hone essential skills within and outside of the theatre world,” says the page, started Aug. 28 by SAU student Erika Seabloom. Ambrose... Read More

QCSO Presents Signature Series: Fantasie In-Person and Virtually

August 4th, 2020

Quad City Symphony Orchestra presents Signature Series: Fantasie this Friday Aug 7 from 7:30 – 9:30 p.m., live from Allaert Auditorium at the Galvin Fine Arts Center (St. Ambrose University 518 Locust Street Davenport), both in-person and virtually. Join concertmaster Naha Greenholtz and pianist Marian Lee for an evening of Musical Fantasies! Experience the music live in-person or from the comfort of your own home via Livestream.  With a multiple high-definition camera setup, Livestream viewers will get an up-close view of these two masterful musicians at work, unlike anything they could experience... Read More

Introduce a Girl to STEAM at SAU

February 14th, 2020

It may have a new name, but this amazing event for local girls in the Quad Cities is back and better than ever! St. Ambrose University hosts ‘Introduce a Girl to STEAM’, formerly ‘Introduce a Girl to Engineering’, on Tuesday Feb 18 from 4 – 7 p.m. at the Rogalski Center (518 W Locust Street Davenport, 3rd Floor). Designed for girls in grades 2-8, this year’s event includes science, technology, engineering, art, and math and will explore how all those subjects relate to one another. The 2020 theme is Expedition Exploration: Safari. Space is limited for this free event, so register... Read More