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Menstruation is natural and healthy. Period.

Anh Bui May 4, 2022

To acknowledge ongoing period poverty, Augustana’s Her Campus held a menstrual hygiene drive from May 4-6. Her Campus is an online magazine targeting young women in college, according to the HerCampus...

Covered walls, empty field house and new flooring materials in PepsiCo Recreation Center on Monday April 25

Constructing a way to work out at PepsiCo

Brett Kuras May 4, 2022

Beginning the week after Easter break, Pepsico Recreation Center went under construction. The building is closed to students, including varsity athletes. According to several lacrosse players, students...

Muslim students and faculty aspire to uphold Ramadan traditions

Molly Sweeney and Josie Hathaway May 4, 2022

In 1860, Augustana College was founded in Chicago by the Scandinavian Evangelical Lutheran Augustana Synod. This is a church composed of Swedish-American immigrants, according to the college’s website....

Reverend Yolanda Norton reciting a prayer during the event Beyonce Mass at Centennial Hall on Wednesday, April 13, 2022.

Beyonce Mass celebrates the Black experience

Anh Bui April 20, 2022

On April 13, 2022, Augustana College welcomed “Beyoncé Mass,” a womanist Christian worship service that celebrates the lives, beauty, culture, spirituality and experiences of Black women, according...

Thomas Tredway, past president of Augustana College, recently passed away. Used with permission from the Augustana College website.

Remembering Augustana’s seventh college president

Molly Sweeney and Josie Hathaway April 20, 2022

Former Augustana College President Thomas Tredway died at 86 years old on April 10, 2022, after a brief illness, according to President Steve Bahls in an email sent out to the school.  Tredway, an...

Bahls wins award for trailblazing student career development

Feven Zewdu April 20, 2022

President Bahls recently received The Career Services Champion Award from the National Association of Colleges and Employers (NACE) for his leadership role in enhancing the career development programs...

Augie professor and students team up to take on Congress

Brett Kuras April 13, 2022

Several Augustana students are interning for Angie Normoyle's campaign for Congress. Normoyle is an Illinois Native running for Congress and is a part-time assistant professor of communication studies...

Augustana Observer staff Feven Zewdu(Left) interviewing sophmore Abby Campis(right) by the Brew on Friday, April 8, 2022.

Alumni and students work for career readiness

Feven Zewdu April 13, 2022

According to the Augustana College website, 98 percent of the graduating class of 2019 either got a job within six months of graduating or went to graduate school. Some students keep in close contact with...

Photo submitted by the college. Augustana President Steve Bahls with his wife Jane Bahls. Photo taken by Megan McLaughlin

Founders gets Bahls-y new name change

Anh Bui April 13, 2022

On June 1, Founder’s Hall will be renamed to honor Steve and Jane Bahls. After 19 years as president of Augustana College, Steven Bahls will retire effective July 1, 2022. During his tenure, he guided...

Bahls announces largest donation in school history

Charlie Roiland April 6, 2022

On Wednesday, April 6 at noon President Steve Bahls announced that the college received a 40 million dollar donation, the largest in school history.  This generous donation came from Murry Gerber,...

COVID creates trials and tribulations for study abroad departures

Brett Kuras April 6, 2022

Augustana offers multiple study abroad options for students looking for an opportunity to travel the world to explore their major and discover new cultures. However, in March of 2020, the arrival of COVID-19...

Mask mandate lifted in classrooms

Olivia Doak April 1, 2022

The college announced today that starting this Monday, April 4 masks will no longer be required in classrooms. The last time students were unmasked in classrooms was March of 2020. This means that as...

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