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Vike app now offers a new feature

Vike app now offers a new feature

Abbey Mondi April 17, 2024

Vike, the student-created app designed to promote events and programs on campus, now allows users to register for events early. The app received an update on March 29 from developers and seniors, Hung...

The Defense Minister of Estonia, Hanno Pevkur, visits Augustana
College professor Xiaowen Zhang’s political science class on Apr. 9.

Estonian defense minister visits Augustana

Jack Brandt April 17, 2024

Hanno Pevkur, the Estonian minister of defense, visited Augustana on April 9 where he spoke to Xiaowen Zhang’s political science class in Old Main regarding foreign relations. Zhang’s class was joined...

SGA campaign gives voice to the student body

Sylvia Hughes April 17, 2024

This year’s SGA presidential and vice presidential candidates are running mates Neleigh Rush and Tsion Nigate as well as running mates Kelly Moore and Izzy Blanford. Announced Wednesday, Apr. 10, both...

Augustana College women’s tennis team practices on the new Lincoln Park Tennis Court near Swanson, equipped with benches.

Despite paint mishap, tennis team has a ball on the court

Sylvia Hughes April 10, 2024

Augustana tennis’ spring season is underway, and men’s and women’s teams have had two matches on their new courts, located in Lincoln Park, despite a previous paint mishap in the fall of 2023.  According...

Inflation underlies college cost

Inflation underlies college cost

Jack Brandt April 10, 2024

The United States has faced significant inflation in recent years, as shown in a 2023 report on personal consumption expenditures (PCE) and consumer price index (CPI) from the White House. PCE and CPI...

APEP hosts community re-entry simulation

APEP hosts community re-entry simulation

Abbey Mondi March 20, 2024

The Augustana Prison Education Program (APEP) held a re-entry simulation in the Gavle rooms to immerse community members into a scenario that showed them what re-entering the world after incarceration...

Pastor Melinda Pupillo, who had the second highest score, pies first-place Nathan Frank on Pi Day, March 14, in the Hanson Lobby.

Professor pied for student clubs’ clothing drive

Maranda Bargren March 20, 2024

The Augustana Physics and Engineering Society (APES) club and Psychology and Neuroscience Club partnered to host a “Pi week” clothing drive. From March 11-14, the clubs collected clothing donations...

New 2+2 nursing program welcomes students

Sylvia Hughes March 20, 2024

Augustana College partnered with Trinity College of Nursing & Health Sciences to create a direct-entry nursing program. The program allows students to graduate with a Bachelor of Science in Nursing...

Vike app aims to promote student events

Jack Brandt March 20, 2024

What started as a Senior Inquiry (SI) project in 2019 is now a fully developed app available on iOS and Android. Vike, an app that shows current events and programs on campus, was created by current seniors...

Public safety searches campus for unconfirmed threat

Public safety searches campus for unconfirmed threat

Molly Sweeney March 15, 2024

Public safety officers are warning students to stay aware of their surroundings tonight. That’s according to Jama Schwegman, public safety dispatcher.  According to Schwegman, the office has received...

Image rendering of the Erickson bathroom. Courtesy of Chris Beyer.

Students hunt for housing

Abbey Mondi March 13, 2024

First-Years and sophomores will soon begin selecting housing and roommate groups for the upcoming school year. Housing applications are due March 29, and roommate group selections are due by April 7. With...

Jenn Hintzsche ’06: Success from hardship

Jack Brandt March 13, 2024

Augustana alum Jenn Hintzsche '06 knew she wanted to pursue a career in science after multiple family members of hers suffered from cancer, but her career took an unexpected turn following a diagnosis...

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