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Take Back the Night empowers campus and supports survivors

Martha Tomesen May 1, 2019

On Sunday, April 28, the Take Back the Night rally was held in the Olin auditorium. The event was organized by the students from the introductory women studies course, Women and Change, taught by Dr. Jane...

Students donate to Augustana’s Day of Giving

Martha Tomesen April 17, 2019

On April 9, the annual A Day of Giving, a campus-wide fundraising day took place in the lower quad. This day, centered around receiving donations for Augustana, was organized by the Advancement Office,...

Conversation on National Service

Martha Tomesen April 10, 2019

Vietnam War veteran and Augustana alumnus, Major General John Borling, came to campus to discuss national service in the United States on Monday, April 8. The event was held outside on the brew patio,...

Augie is not “LEED”-ing in sustainability

Martha Tomesen April 4, 2019

Augustana College is expanding its campus with an extension to Hanson Hall of Science and the new Knowlton Center for Innovation in Health, Wellness and Human Performance.  They have been making efforts...

Public Safety launches new app

Public Safety launches new app

Martha Tomesen March 14, 2019

Wherever you are, Public Safety is with you through their new on-campus safety app. The creative process of over a year consisted of discussions between Public Safety and Augustana administration, along...

First-year student Ryley Knar, from left, writes a relationship expectation on a sharing post-it as Sexpectations coordinators, seniors Maddie Witt and Kelcie Fredrickson discuss sexual communication on Friday, Feb. 1. Photo by Ian Murrin/Observer Staff.

SEXpectations takes “pillow talk” out of the bedroom

Martha Tomesen February 8, 2019

From January 28 to February 1, the Health Communication Campaigns class (COMM 405) organized the sexual wellness campaign SEXpectations. Over the course of this week, multiple events were held on campus,...

Augustana has a new Director of Counseling

Augustana has a new Director of Counseling

Martha Tomesen January 31, 2019

Augustana has a new Director of Counseling, William Iavarone. Former director Mike Tendall retired after working nearly 30 years in Augustana’s mental health field. Iavarone started on January 14th. It...

Progressing climate change to affect future of Augustana

Martha Tomesen January 24, 2019

As climate change progresses, Augustana College and students could be affected in multiple ways.   Problems noticeable in the Midwest today include the increasing of hot, humid days, more heatwaves,...

Freshman Sarah Spears gets a henna tattoo done by sophomore Courtney Vetch at Augustanas Asian night this past Saturday, January 12, 2019.

Asian Night aims to break Asian stereotypes

Martha Tomesen January 16, 2019

On Saturday, Jan. 12, the Asian Student Organization organized Asian Night in the Wilson Center. Asian Night is an annual event in which people from various Asian countries collaborate and represent their...

College Hill Shop and Stroll

College Hill Shop and Stroll

Martha Tomesen December 6, 2018

On Saturday, Dec. 1, Augustana organized the College Hill Shop and Stroll. Businesses such as Cool Beanz, Fred & Ethel’s, Kavanaugh’s Hillstop Bar & Grill and Steve’s Barbershop opened their...

OSID organizes a Model UN conference imitation

Martha Tomesen November 29, 2018

On Monday Nov. 19th, the Office of Student Inclusion and Diversity organized a conversation series entitled “It Ain’t Just America.’’ Open for all students, the conversation imitated a Model United...

Kyle Workman, the creator of the Augustana College Express Service ACES app. Photo by Brady Johnson.

ACES’ new mobile app improves functionality

Martha Tomesen October 18, 2018

The new ACES app, which allows students to request a ride with the Augustana College Escort Service (ACES) without having to call, was recently released to the student body. The app enables students all...

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