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Slough reconstruction project continues

In early December of 2017, the college began reconstruction work on the Slough. According to Kirk Anderson, CFO and vice president of finance and administration, this was the first project of such a scale to be taken on. Recent extreme weather conditions have prevented the project from advancing as fast…

Construction on Westerlin’s W-Wing

Despite rumors that the new structure on top of Westerlin’s W-wing is a “new CA lounge,” the construction being done on top of the W-wing roof will serve a more functional purpose. According to Joseph Scifo, director of facilities, the structure is actually a storage room being built to house…

SGA, facilities implement and install more outlets in Brew

Over spring break, the brew acquired several electrical outlets against its three main walls. The Student Government Association (SGA), along with help from Augustana Facilities, implemented a student suggested plan to install the additional electrical outlets with the aim of improving Augustana’s Campus. The Brew is a hot spot for…

College explores MAP grant coverage options

Augustana College is exploring ways to allocate $3.2 million from the college’s budget so that students who haven’t received their state grants can remain in school. A budget impasse in the Illinois General Assembly has meant that 683 students who were awarded the Monetary Award Program (MAP) grant at Augustana…

New Location for Student Success Services

Augustana has a new central location where students can go to get support on academic, personal and leadership issues. Student support resources can now be found collectively on the fourth floor of the Gerber Center. Offices in this cluster include the Learning Commons, Office of Multicultural Student Life, Office of International Student…

College to install gender-neutral bathrooms on campus

Augustana College will be installing gender-neutral bathrooms in the next five to six months across campus. Campbell said while it is not yet determined where or how many bathrooms will be installed, the school is working to find the best and most suitable places. Gender-neutral means that they will be…

Bergendoff Hall of Fine Arts to undergo large-scale renovation in future

Bergendoff Hall of Fine Arts has never been the site of a large-scale restoration project; however, it looks to be in the foreseeable future. According to Kent Barnds, vice president of enrollment, communication and planning, construction will hopefully begin at some point in 2017. The plans for the renovation, according…

Plans for College Center theater put on hold

The college’s strategic plan to convert the College Center into a “corner for the arts” is currently on hold, due to the initial cost estimates for the entire project. However, the college plans to complete the project on schedule, and should be completed by fall of 2016. The college is…