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Greek Life faces unexpected challenges due to pandemic

Greek Life faces unexpected challenges due to pandemic

Aaron Hanania March 15, 2021

Pledging is a foundational aspect of Augustana College’s Greek Life. It is a ceremonial tradition in which active members of a sorority or fraternity bond with new members over a four-week period. This...



Alia McMurray April 5, 2019

Photographs by Mikaylo Kelly.

Junior Stephie Benito sings as the Jazz Ensemble’s featured vocalist on Friday, Feb. 1, 2019 in Centennial Hall.

Augustana Jazz Ensemble

Alia McMurray February 4, 2019

The Augustana Jazz Ensemble performs on Friday, Feb. 1, 2019 in Centennial Hall. The theme of the evening was “Latin feel” and included music from mambos, fiesta tunes, and Portuguese bossa nova. 

Dr. Monica Smith delivers the keynote address on Monday, Jan. 21, 2019. Photo submitted by Mikaylo Kelly.

Smith delivers first VP Keynote address on MLK Day

January 23, 2019

Dr. Monica Smith, Vice President of Diversity and Inclusion, delivered the third Martin Luther King, Jr. (MLK) keynote address in the Gavle rooms on Monday, Jan. 21. After 14 years of lively choral celebration...

Education 340 Leads Kickball Game

October 19, 2017

This upcoming Saturday, October 21st, the Education 340 class here at Augustana is holding an event for students in the Education program, and for students with special needs in the Quad City area. The...

Sam Slouch presents the Quad Cities Best Donut award to The Olde Towne Bakery. Photo by Kevin Donovan

A Day of Giving Brings In Donations

April 28, 2017

The 24-hour fundraising event that is Augustana's 4th annual "A Day of Giving" took place on campus, in cities throughout the state, and even across the country on Apr. 19. A Day of Giving is a massive...

Holi fosters community and education on campus

April 25, 2017

On Saturday, April 29, Augie International will be hosting the third annual celebration of the Hindu festival, Holi, here on Augustana’s campus. Holi, which is primarily celebrated in India and Nepal,...

Travel abroad highlights

Travel abroad highlights

March 17, 2017

  With international and off-campus study away programs, as well as Augie choice, given to every student, it’s apparent that Augustana College sees the invaluablity of travel. Students can apply...

Dr. James Lambrecht conducts the Symphonic Band before Saturdays concert. The ASB just returned from their tour in Spain. Photo by Kevin Donovan

Augustana Choir and Symphonic Band return home

March 17, 2017

Over this past spring break, the Augustana Choir and the Symphonic Band went on tour representing Augie on both the national and international level as they shared their music with different communities....

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,...

Go Gold Go Greek

January 20, 2017

Around 200 students kicked off the journey of Greek Life by attending the Recruitment Rally on Sunday, Jan. 15 at Centennial Hall and received more information on rush. All students who are not actively...

Guerrilla Girls create legendary art

December 17, 2016

The anonymous art collective the Guerrilla Girls will feature in this winter’s Symposium Day, sharing their experience in the field of art and anonymous activism with Augustana students. The Guerrilla...

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