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First-Year Chloe Brees and First-Year Nguyen Hoang at To He Workshop by Vietnam Student Organization at the Brew on Nov. 30.

Crafting Vietnamese culture in Tò He workshop

Morin Windle December 8, 2023

It was a calm and comforting atmosphere in the Brew on Thursday, Nov. 30, as the Vietnamese Student Association (VSA) held its first ever workshop featuring Tò He, a popular and traditional toy from Vietnam....

Dance Company members perform their 2023 Fall showcase, Feel The Power,on Dec. 2. in Brunner Theater.

Augustana Dance Company: The power of confidence

Fatima Martinez Gallegos December 8, 2023

On Saturday, Dec. 2, families and friends gathered together at Brunner’s main theater to watch Augustana’s Dance Company’s performance, “Feel the Power.” The seats were filled and the energy...

Augustana celebrates International Education Week

Cora Deemer November 24, 2023

From Nov. 13 to 17, Augustana celebrated International Education Week (IEW). IEW is a joint initiative between the U.S. Department of State and the U.S. Department of Education.  The U.S. Department...

Sophomore Sushmita Adhikari and First-Year Chau Tran shop for groceries for the upcoming Cultural Cooking Workshop on Nov. 15 at Jasper Mart.

Cultural market excursions offer off-campus cuisines

Fatima Martinez Gallegos November 24, 2023

As the sun shined its last rays of warmth down on the lower quad, students from all different backgrounds made their way up through the stairs of the Gerber where they stood outside waiting for their ride....

Educating yourself through International Men’s Week

Morin WIndle November 24, 2023

This year, Sophomore Terrance Jones, liaison with the Office of Sexual Assault Prevention Education (OSAPE) worked hard with Zachary Draves and Jamie Heminway to put on Augustana’s first International...

Augustana hosts 27th annual Hispanic Film Fest

Augustana hosts 27th annual Hispanic Film Fest

Cora Deemer November 17, 2023

Augustana has a rich tradition of hosting a Hispanic Film Festival for students and the surrounding community, and this year marks the 27th annual festival organized by the college’s Spanish Program....

Xong Song Yang (left), Director of the Office of International Student and Scholar Services, Daniel Lee (middle), religions professor, and Anna Badamo (right), TRIO employee, talk at “First Gen Gems.”

First gen gems shine bright celebrating education

Molly Sweeney November 17, 2023

Community, belonging and celebration were at the heart of an event organized by Augustana’s Office of Student Inclusion and Diversity (OSID) and TRIO. On Nov. 8, “First Gen Gems” celebrated National...

Sophomore Kaden Micklos (left), Junior Mukupa Lungu (middle) and Senior Rose Klinger (right) perform during the NINE tech rehearsal in the Brunner Theater on Nov. 13.

“Nine” hits the Quad Cities for first time

Morin Windle November 17, 2023

Augustana’s premiere of “Nine” will take the main stage Nov. 16 in a whirlwind of drama, music and love depicting the story of troubled Italian filmmaker Guido Contini.  This musical follows...

YDSA movie night raises Palestine relief funds

Charlie Roiland November 17, 2023

On Thursday Nov. 9, Augustana’s chapter of Young Democratic Socialists of America (YDSA) hosted a fundraiser to raise medical relief funds for Palestinians affected by the ongoing conflict with Israel....

Augie students join the Open Dance at Diwali, hosted by the Global Engagement Team in Wallenberg Hall.

Diwali lights shine at Augustana

Morin Windle November 10, 2023

This year, Augustana held its third annual Diwali celebration on Friday, Nov. 3, organized by the Global Engagement Team. The event was open to all students and included raffles, performances, sparklers...

Augustana explores diversity in literature with Dilruba Z. Ara

Fatima Martinez Gallegos November 10, 2023

Books can be transformative and empowering for students. On Nov. 3, Dilruba Z. Ara, an author born in Bangladesh who is currently living in Sweden, visited Augustana College. During her visit, she shared...

Augie Autistic Experiences creates campus community

Cora Deemer November 10, 2023

Augustana promotes itself as an institution that uplifts and provides a sense of belonging to every student. There are more than 150 student organizations on campus, but there are still some groups without...

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