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Sophomore Alex Sell (left), Sophomore Zander Ulam (middle) and Sophomore Ethan Gabrys (right), who is the winner of the prize, discuss at the “FYI Research Prize Winner” ceremony in the library.

Is art officially artificial? Tredway Library celebrates research on AI creative tools

Gavin Nicoson December 9, 2023

Each year, Augustana’s First-Year students have the opportunity to submit their research to the Tredway Library Prize for First-Year Research. This competition presents an opportunity to celebrate Augie’s...

A Swedish broomcorn whisk used to beat eggs, a basket made by a Christian, a Swedish wick trimmer and a communion set dated back to 1885, displayed at the top of Denkmann in the Augustana Historical Society’s official meeting room, are reimagined in their usage. Photos by Giang Do and illustration by Jessica Ramirez.

Augustana Historical Society: preserving the future past

Gavin Nicoson November 25, 2023

Maintaining connections between the past and the present might seem trivial, but the preservation of historical knowledge is both vitally important and complex. Communicating history is a kind of storytelling,...

Study abroad office gains leadership for future travels around the world

Study abroad office gains leadership for future travels around the world

Jacob Spicer November 18, 2023

France, Peru and Hong Kong are all study abroad locations that Augustana students can visit during their time at the college.  However, over the past several weeks, the study abroad office has had...

Augustana College Student Government Association Vice President Amen Bekele gives suggestions to First-Year My Ha at the “Global Voices” event in Gavle 3 on Oct. 31, 2023.

SGA improves on inclusivity and increases campus interaction

Gavin Nicoson November 11, 2023

Over the past several years, Augustana College has increased its international student population. As the school grows, so does the need to include more voices and representation in its student body.  On...

Inside Augie’s secret spaces: From the bedrock to the bell

Inside Augie’s secret spaces: From the bedrock to the bell

Kayla Palliser and Allie Rial November 4, 2023

There are places at Augustana that are well-loved by students and employees alike. From the Slough Path to the stained glass of Old Main, everybody has their favorite spots. But there are also spaces on...

Augie chapter of Rotaract Club invites students to serve the community

Augie chapter of Rotaract Club invites students to serve the community

Jacob Spicer October 28, 2023

For many students, giving back to Augustana and the community around it is of the utmost importance. However, it seems Augie doesn’t have a lot of groups completely focused on doing community service....

Sophomore Kaden Micklos celebrates his victory with other contestants and host Brianna Ebenroth at the annual Mr. Augustana mock pageant on
Oct. 15, 2023, in Centennial Hall.

Mr. Augustana puts inclusivity and charity in the spotlight

Gavin Nicoson October 21, 2023

Cool fall weather has finally started to blow across campus, bringing a surplus of rain, seasonal drinks at the Brew and Halloween-themed window decals. As the Augustana community revels in the changing...

Daniel E. Lee, celebrates his 50th year at Augustana College with his advisees on Oct. 4.

Celebrating Dan Lee: 50 years of dedication

Jacob Spicer October 14, 2023

As a part of Augustana’s 103rd Homecoming, the Phi Rho sorority and religion department had someone special to congratulate. Dan Lee, Marian Taft Cannon professor in the humanities and director at Augustana...

Diversity, equity and inclusion empower students to embrace their culture

Gavin Nicoson October 7, 2023

Following the departure of Monica Smith at the end of the 2022-2023 school year, Augustana’s Office for diversity, equity and inclusion (DEI) continues efforts to support student-led events, maintain...

Dr. Ann Perreau in her office on May 12, 2023.

Discovering hyperacusis: Becoming sonder within sounds

Victoria Campbell May 20, 2023

Within the Augustana community is a unique group of students struggling with hyperacusis, a hearing disorder where sounds are perceived as loud, painful and even frightening, according to the Augustana...

Student businesses create new opportunities and communities for Augustana students

Rae Barry May 13, 2023

Despite the everyday challenges of being a full-time student, some Augustana students are finding success in their own small businesses. While already balancing academics, Greek life, clubs and activities,...

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