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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,...

Students gather to look at the pink crosses in the pro-life clubs display on Monday, April 1. Each of the 911 crosses signifies an abortion performed at Planned Parenthood each day. Photo by Emily Jacobson.

Pro-Life group demonstrates on quad

Thea Gonzales April 1, 2019

Representatives from Augustana's pro-life group stood in the quad and passed out cards to students on Monday, April 1. With a display of pink crosses signifying the 911 abortions done everyday at Planned...

Vandalism reported in Evald Hall

Thea Gonzales February 24, 2018

Developing story: check out for the latest details. NEWS BRIEF: A campus incident report sent through email on Friday, Feb. 23 announced "extensive vandalism" in Carlsson Evald Hall....

Sexual assault task force established

Thea Gonzales February 14, 2018

Developing story: check out for the latest details. NEWS BRIEF: The Augustana administration has responded to campus calls for action by updating the faculty, staff and students...

Members of the Augustana community march across 5th Ave. from the Thomas Tredway Library to the Quad City Botanical Center on Saturday, Feb. 3 for the event “Take Care of All of Us: Bringing Survivors’ Voices into the Light,” Photo by Tony Dzik.

Augie community walks together to “Take Care Of All Of Us”

Brady Johnson February 4, 2018

Developing story: check out for the latest details. NEWS BRIEF: The Augustana community came together to support survivors who want to speak out and add their voices to the discussion...

International SGA involvement grows

Rachel Leman April 26, 2017

The Student Government Association Senate for the 2017-2018 school year is officially set following an email announcement on Saturday. Most senate elections this year had equal amounts of candidates and...

New App Helps Clubs on Campus

New App Helps Clubs on Campus

February 2, 2017

Augustana College is introducing the Check I’m Here app for student organizations to help them market their clubs to the student body. On Monday and Tuesday of week eight, student organization leaders...

SGA replaces second Executive Board member

February 2, 2017

The Student Government Executive Board is having their second major role switch of the year, as Secretary Caitlin Slone will graduate a term early, prompting her replacement by senior Amanda Ico for the...

President Steven Bahls and Provost Pareena Lawrence head towards the stage in Carver during the 2015 Welcome Week Opening Convocation. Photo courtesy of Observer photo files.

The Search for a New Provost continues

February 2, 2017

Augustana will choose a new provost and vice president of academic affairs, with current Provost Lawrence leaving at the end of the year to become president of Hollins University. Dr. Kathy Jakielski,...

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...

Womens March on Washington Flyer. Graphic courtesy of

Augustana joins the March on Washington

January 20, 2017

While most students were relaxing over their winter breaks, Sophomore Carli Schwanebeck was researching furiously and contacting people from departments and organizations to try and get a Washington DC...

Brenda Czajka Barnes, former Sara Lee and Pepsi-Cola CEO died Jan. 17, 2017 of a stroke. Submitted photo.

Former Sara Lee CEO and Augustana College alumna dies at 63

January 18, 2017

Augustana alumna Brenda Czajka '75 Barnes, who became one of the highest-ranking women in corporate America, died Tuesday after suffering a stroke. She was 63. “Brenda Barnes was a friend, role model...

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