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Condoms, brochures, and lubes, oh my!

Montserrat Ricossa April 17, 2019

The third annual sexual health education fair was held last Wednesday, April 10, where students, faculty and staff could learn about sexual and reproductive health from a variety of organizations. Catherine...

Finding Your Voice: Augustana’s Transgender Voice Program

Montserrat Ricossa March 28, 2019

Augustana’s communication and science disorders (CSD), voice/music, theatre, and women & gender studies departments are teaming up for a common goal: helping transgender students and community members...

The Kick-Off for the 10th Annual “Spread the Word for Inclusion”

Montserrat Ricossa March 10, 2019

“Spreading The Word For Inclusion” kicked off its 10th year at Augustana – previously known as “Spread The Word To End The Word.” Best Buddies is an organization that helps to create opportunities...

Student Rachael Heah walks past Marcus Masters, first shift Public Safety officer, and Chris Scott from the Instruction Department, who are keeping students from entering Old Main Jan. 21, 2018.

Smoke found in Old Main

Montserrat Ricossa January 22, 2019

At about 9:45 a.m. on Monday, Jan. 21, there were reports of smoke coming out of Augustana’s oldest building: Old Main. Students were told to evacuate and leave all of their belongings in the building. Sophomore...

Building names depict Augustana’s lack of diversity

Montserrat Ricossa January 17, 2019

Augustana continues to build its diversity, increasing its multicultural population each year – this year raising it to about 20 percent. The diversity of students, however, does not seem to be reflected...

Augustana students affected by California Wildfires

Augustana students affected by California Wildfires

Montserrat Ricossa November 26, 2018

Californians have been facing wildfires for over two weeks now, with 87 people confirmed dead (as of Nov. 25) and now about 500 missing. Wendy Kelley from Admissions says Augustana has 18 students from...

Blue, Mold and Beautiful campus buildings

Blue, Mold and Beautiful campus buildings

Montserrat Ricossa October 11, 2018

Augustana is said to have two seasons: construction and winter. Walking through the lower quad, you can see construction left and right. The college currently has three main capital projects: the Hanson...

FDA may ban flavored E-Cigs

FDA may ban flavored E-Cigs

Montserrat Ricossa September 27, 2018

Walking across Augustana's campus, one can surely smell fruity vape and see big clouds of smoke. That may soon be coming to an end. Earlier this month, the FDA ordered that five e-cigarette brands submit...

Presidents cabinet features new faces

President’s cabinet features new faces

Montserrat Ricossa September 20, 2018

The President's Cabinet has had five major position changes since last spring. Two positions have been hired from outside the college: Dr. Monica Smith as the Vice President of Diversity, Equity and Inclusion...

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