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Augustana College

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Established 1860
Type Private college
President Steven C. Bahls
Students 2,500
Location Rock Island, Illinois, United States
Nickname Augie
Mascot Vikings
Affiliations ELCA
Website http://www.augustana.edu/

Augustana College is a small liberal arts college, with a current enrollment of approximately 2,400 students. Covering 115 acres (465,000 m²) of hilly, wooded land, Augustana is adjacent to the Mississippi River in Rock Island, Illinois. A large percentage of the student body takes part in a wide variety of groups and activities related to the performing arts, theatre, debate, publications, broadcasting, student government, and a broad spectrum of professional, religious, departmental, political, social, and service organizations. The date of establishment or date of founding of an institution is the date on which that institution chooses to claim as its starting point. ... University President is the title of the highest ranking officer within a university, within university systems that prefer that appellation over other variations such as Chancellor or rector. ... Alternate uses: Student (disambiguation) Etymologically derived through Middle English from the Latin second-type conjugation verb stŭdērĕ, which means to study, a student is one who studies. ... Rock Island is a city in Rock Island County, Illinois, United States. ... Official language(s) English[1] Capital Springfield Largest city Chicago Largest metro area Chicago Metropolitan Area Area  Ranked 25th  - Total 57,918 sq mi (140,998 km²)  - Width 210 miles (340 km)  - Length 390 miles (629 km)  - % water 4. ... The athletic nickname, or equivalently athletic moniker, of a university or college within the United States of America is the name officially adopted by that institution for at least the members of its athletic teams. ... Millie, once mascot of the City of Brampton, is now the Brampton Arts Councils representative. ... The Evangelical Lutheran Church in America or ELCA is a mainline Protestant denomination headquarted in Chicago, Illinois. ... A website (alternatively, Web site or web site) is a collection of Web pages, images, videos or other digital assets that is hosted on one or several Web server(s), usually accessible via the Internet, cell phone or a LAN. A Web page is a document, typically written in HTML... Liberal arts colleges in the United States are institutions of higher education in the United States which are primarily liberal arts colleges. ... For the river in Canada, see Mississippi River (Ontario). ... Rock Island is a city in Rock Island County, Illinois, United States. ...


Swedish immigrants founded the College in 1860. Augustana is a college of the Evangelical Lutheran Church in America and is the alma mater of Daniel C. Tsui, the recipient of the 1998 Nobel Prize in Physics. 1860 is the leap year starting on Sunday. ... The Evangelical Lutheran Church in America (ELCA) is a mainline Protestant denomination headquartered in Chicago, Illinois. ... Daniel Chee Tsui 崔琦 (pinyin: Cuī Qí)(born February 28, 1939, Henan Province, China) is a Chinese American physicist whose areas of research included electrical properties of thin films and microstructures of semiconductors and solid-state physics. ... Hannes Alfvén (1908–1995) accepting the Nobel Prize for his work on magnetohydrodynamics [1]. List of Nobel Prize laureates in Physics from 1901 to the present day. ...

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Campus life

Augustana College is the home of the Augustana Choir, which was founded in 1931 and is known for its performances of a cappella choral music. Among the choir's many accomplishments are performances at Carnegie Hall and several trips to Sweden. In addition to the numerous other music performance groups on campus, including the Augustana Symphony Orchestra, the Augustana Symphonic Band, founded in 1875, is the oldest. During World War I, members of the band enlisted as a unit in the American Armed Forces. During that time they not only saw action, but also gave a concert tour after the Armistice was signed. In 1928, the Band became one of the first American collegiate bands to tour in Europe. This article is about the vocal technique. ... “The Great War ” redirects here. ... The Military of the United States, officially known as the United States Armed Forces, is structured into five branches consisting of the: United States Army United States Marine Corps United States Navy United States Air Force United States Coast Guard The U.S. Public Health Service and the National Oceanic...


Augustana College houses the Fryxell Geology Museum and John Deere Planetarium. The museum, named after Fritiof Fryxell, has become one of the largest and finest collections of rocks, minerals and fossils in the Midwest. Founded in the late 1880s with a small collection devoted to natural history, the museum now contains over 1,500 rock, mineral, and fossil specimens. On display is a complete skeleton of a Tylosaurus "sea serpent", skulls of Parasaurolophus, Ankylosaurus, Apatosaurus, Allosaurus and Tyrannosaurus rex and a 2 billion year old fossil. Of particular interest is the display of the complete 22-foot long skeleton of Cryolophosaurus, a large crested carnivorous dinosaur discovered in Antarctica in 1991 by Augustana paleontologist Dr. William Hammer. John Deere This article is about John Deere, the inventor of the first successful steel plow. ... Species Tylosaurus (Greek tylos protuberance, knob + Greek sauros lizard) was a mosasaur, a large, predatory marine lizard closely related to modern monitor lizards and to snakes. ... Species (type) Wiman, 1931 Ostrom, 1961 Parasaurolophus was a genus of hadrosaurid (duck-billed) dinosaur from the Upper Cretaceous Period (about 76-65 million years ago) of what is now North America. ... Binomial name Ankylosaurus magniventris Brown, 1908 Ankylosaurus (pronounced or , meaning stiffened lizard) is a genus of ankylosaurid dinosaur, containing one species, . Fossils of Ankylosaurus are found in geologic formations dating to the very end of the Cretaceous Period in western North America. ... Species Apatosaurus ajax Apatosaurus excelsus Apatosaurus louisae Apatosaurus (pronounced ) meaning deceptive lizard, because its chevron bones were like those of Mosasaurus (Greek apatelos or apatelios = deceptive + sauros = lizard), often mistakenly referred to as Brontosaurus, is a genus of sauropod dinosaurs that lived about 140 million years ago, during the Jurassic... Species type (Marsh, 1878) Paul, 1987 Mateus , 2006 jimmadseni Chure, 2000 vide Glut, 2003 Synonyms Creosaurus Marsh, 1878 Labrosaurus Marsh, 1879 Camptonotus Marsh, 1879  ?Epanterias Cope, 1878 Allosaurus (IPA: ) was a large (up to 11. ... Binomial name Tyrannosaurus rex Osborn, 1905 Synonyms Manospondylus gigas Dynamosaurus imperiosus Dinotyrannus megagracilis Nanotyrannus lancensis? Tyrannosaurus (IPA pronunciation or ; from the Greek τυραννόσαυρος, meaning tyrant lizard) is a genus of tyrannosaurid theropod dinosaur. ... Binomial name Cryolophosaurus ellioti Hammer & Hickerson, 1994 Cryolophosaurus (// or //, meaning cold crest lizard) was a large bipedal dinosaur, with a bizarre crest on its head that looked like a Spanish comb. ...


Augustana College is also home to the Swenson Center, a national archives and research institute providing various resources for the study of Swedish immigration to North America, the communities the immigrants established, and the history and culture of Swedish immigrants and their descendants in America. Augustana College is also very proud to claim the best hills to sled on in all of the Midwest region.


In 2006, Augustana College's Thomas Tredway Library was selected as the winner of the Association of College & Research Libraries' "Excellence in Academic Libraries Award" for four-year colleges.


The Augustana Vikings compete in the NCAA Division III College Conference of Illinois and Wisconsin (CCIW). The Vikings compete in a combined total of 21 male and female team sports, and four out of five students compete in some form of varsity, club, or intramural sport. The Augustana College football team won four NCAA Division III national championships in a row from 1983 - 1986 under Coach Bob Reade. Coach Reade's overall winning percentage of 87% is second only to Knute Rockne on the all-time list. The National Collegiate Athletic Association (NCAA, often pronounced N-C-Double-A or N-C-Two-A ) is a voluntary association of about 1,200 institutions, conferences, organizations and individuals that organizes the athletic programs of many colleges and universities in the United States. ... The College Conference of Illinois and Wisconsin (CCIW) is a College Athletic Conference which competes in the NCAAs Division III. Its member teams are located in Illinois and Wisconsin. ... In the United States and Canada, varsity sports teams are the principal athletic teams representing a college, university, or high school or other secondary school. ... 1927 Time cover featuring Rockne Knute (pronounced kah-noot) (noot is the anglicized nickname) Kenneth Rockne (March 4, 1888 – March 31, 1931) was an American football player and is regarded by many as the greatest coach in college football history. ...


Augustana's men's lacrosse club won their first Great Rivers Lacrosse Conference championship in 2006. The team went 13-2 on their way to a final Shamrock Lacrosse MCLA Division B Coaches Poll ranking of #7 in the nation.


Courses of Study

Majors: Accounting, Art, Art Education, Art History, Biochemistry, Biology, Business Administration, Chemistry, Classics, Computer Science/ Mathematics, Earth Science Teaching, Economics, Elementary and Secondary Education, English, French, Geography, Geology, German, History, Mathematics, Pre-Medicine, Music, Music Education, Music Performance, Philosophy, Physics, Political Science, Psychology, Religion, Scandinavian, Sociology, Spanish, Speech Communication, Communication Sciences and Disorders, Studio Art, and Theatre.


Minors: Most major areas, plus Asian Studies, Environmental Studies, Latin American Studies, Medieval and Renaissance Studies, and Women's and Gender Studies.


Coordinated Degree Programs: Dentistry, Engineering, Environmental Management, Forestry, Landscape Architecture, and Occupational Therapy.


Pre-Professional Studies: Dentistry, Law, Medicine, Occupational Therapy, Optometry, Pharmacy, and Physical Therapy, Veterinary Medicine.


Notable faculty

William Hammer, a paleontologist who holds the college's Fritiof Fryxell Chair in Geology, has twice discovered the remains of dinosaurs while leading research expeditions funded by the National Science Foundation in Antarctica.


Notable alumni

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External links

  • Transantarctic Vertebrate Paleontology Project, official website for the Dr. William Hammers NSF project conducting research on Cryolophosaurus and related fauna.
  • Fryxell Geology Museum
  • Augustana Music Department
  • Augustana Choir
  • Handel Oratorio Society
  • Augustana Athletics
  • Augustana College
  • Augustana on CollegeView.com

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Augustana College (Illinois) - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia (394 words)
Augustana is a college of the Evangelical Lutheran Church in America and is the alma mater of Daniel C. Tsui, the recipient of the 1998 Nobel Prize in Physics.
Augustana College is the home of the Augustana Choir, which was founded in 1931 and is known for its performances of a cappella choral music.
The Augustana Vikings compete in the NCAA Division III College Conference of Illinois and Wisconsin (CCIW).
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The College is an acknowledged leader in undergraduate higher education in the northern plains region.
The College is chartered by the State of South Dakota as an institution of higher education and is accredited by the South Dakota Division of Higher Education and regionally accredited by the Higher Learning Commission of the North Central Association of Colleges and Schools.
Augustana is in compliance with Title IX of the Education Amendments of 1972; Section 504, Rehabilitation Act of 1973 and the Internal Revenue Code of 1954.
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