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Augustana alumna inspires and educates students

Krys Lee December 6, 2023

Alicia Oken ‘13, Augustana alumna and one of Vice President Kamala Harris’ team members, visited Augustana last week to speak about social media’s role in politics and political campaigning. Her...

The CSD department organized its annual carnival on Friday, Dec. 1. Face painting was one of the activities offered to attendees.

CSD carnival brings holiday cheer

Maranda Bargren December 6, 2023

On Dec. 1, Augustana’s Communication Sciences and Disorders (CSD) program held its 19th annual CSD Holiday Carnival in Brodhal Hall. CSD and Masters in Speech-Language Pathology (MS-SLP) student volunteers...

First-Year Moss Truman cooks using the microwave in the Westerlin kitchen area.

Westerlin kitchen cooks up renovations

Abbey Mondi December 6, 2023

Augustana’s First-Year residence hall, Westerlin, is cooking up a storm with kitchen renovations starting Dec. 13. Over the next several weeks, residents and students can expect to see renovations occurring...

The bus after sliding down the hill outside the Swenson Hall of Geosciences on Dec. 5.
Photo sourced from YikYak.

School bus slides down Augie hill

Molly Sweeney December 5, 2023

A school bus that rolled down the hill between the Swenson Hall of Geosciences and the Slough has been safely towed away.  According to Nicole Lauer, Public Relations and Marketing Specialist at Augustana,...

New tennis courts at Lincoln Park on Nov. 14.

Paint mishap postpones tennis court opening ceremony

Jack Brandt November 22, 2023

Augustana's opening ceremony of the new tennis courts, located at Lincoln Park, has been postponed. The ceremony was scheduled for October but will now take place in the spring due to a painting mishap....

Kittens win over students’ hearts at MSU fundraiser

Krys Lee November 22, 2023

Augustana’s Moroccan Student Union (MSU) hosted a fundraiser on Wednesday, Nov. 15 in the Office of International Student and Scholar Services (OISSS) Lounge, featuring kittens and skincare. The fundraiser...

Augustana develops strategic plan for 2024-2029

Abbey Mondi November 22, 2023

Augustana College and Academic Leadership Associates (ALA), a consultant firm in Southern California, have partnered to develop Augustana’s 2024-2029 strategic plan, “Augustana Unbound.” A team of...

Erickson residents prepare for renovations

Sylvia Hughes November 15, 2023

Erickson’s C-wing stands empty as it prepares for renovations, set to begin Jan. 2024 and end Aug. 2024. Augustana College hopes to renovate the remaining wings of Erickson over three years, leaving...

Incoming Vice President for College Advancement, Jonathan Enslin. 
Photo courtesy of Augustana College.

Augustana hires head of college advancement

Jack Brandt November 15, 2023

Augustana recently named Jonathan Enslin as vice president for college advancement, and he will be coming to Augustana on Jan. 1.  Kent Barnds previously held this position and is now Augustana’s executive...

Texas Medical Center internship welcomes juniors

Maranda Bargren November 15, 2023

On Sunday, Nov. 12, Augustana held an information session and application workshop to inform potential applicants about the Texas Medical Center Summer Research Internship Program (TMC-SRIP). The TMC-SRIP...

Artworks and posters by the students of Augustana College fill up the walls of what was once a bathroom at the Bergendoff Museum.

Augustana art museum gets a makeover

Abbey Mondi November 15, 2023

Formerly known as the Museum of Art, Augustana’s Center of Visual Culture has received a makeover, undergoing renovations, new management along with its new name. Found in the basement of Bergendoff...

Augustana increases tuition by 3.38%

Augustana increases tuition by 3.38%

Charlie Roiland November 13, 2023

On Monday, Nov. 13, Kirk Anderson, chief financial officer and vice president of administration, announced a tuition increase of 3.38% for the 2024-2025 school year. In an email sent to this year’s...

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