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Augustana President, Steven C. Bahls, speaks at the ribbon cutting ceremony for the new extension to the Hanson Hall of Sciences at Augustana College on Tuesday, Sept. 3. Photo by Ian Murrin.

The Hanson expansion is now open to students

Olivia Doak September 3, 2019

On Tuesday, Sept. 3 the addition to Hanson hall of science opened for classes with a celebratory ribbon cutting ceremony. The 22,000 square foot addition has a unique circular design and many new features,...

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...

Construction continues on the slough slowly as extreme weather events keep inhibiting reconstruction. Photo by Brady Johnson.

Slough reconstruction project continues

Shanela Ranaraja January 18, 2018

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...

Construction on Westerlin’s W-Wing

February 2, 2017

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...

SGA, facilities implement and install more outlets in Brew

March 23, 2016

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...

A tree tore into the side of Arbaugh 6 during a severe Thunderstorm on Mar. 15, 2016. The incident caused 30 students to be displaced from their unit.

Thunderstorm displaces 30 students from assigned housing

March 16, 2016

Update: Wednesday 11:30 a.m. Sam Schlouch, director of public relations for the college, said the 30 students living in Arbaugh who were displaced were able to room with friends for the night. A tree...

College explores MAP grant coverage options

February 7, 2016

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...

Photo courtesy of Augustana Facilities.
Construction began in the College Center late last year. This a current image of the College Center’s interior. Augustana has spent $4 million on this renovation.

College Center Construction going according to plan

January 21, 2016

Construction work on turning Augustana College’s College Center into a new building for the performing arts is going according to plan, according to Director of Facility Services Joe Scifo. The construction...

New Location for Student Success Services

December 4, 2015

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...

College to install gender-neutral bathrooms on campus

October 8, 2015

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...

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

October 2, 2015

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...

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