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Augie Choice now available for sophomores

Augie Choice now available for sophomores

Abbey Mondi May 8, 2024

Augie Choice, a program that grants students up to $2,000 to use towards internships, study away programs or research, is now available for sophomores. On Monday, April 29, a campus-wide email was sent...

SGA hosts Presidential/Vice Presidential debate

SGA hosts Presidential/Vice Presidential debate

Abbey Mondi April 23, 2024

SGA held its annual presidential and vice presidential debate on Monday, Apr. 22 in the Gävle rooms. Present were running mates Neleigh Rush and Tsion Nigate along with running mates Kelly Moore and Izzy...

Letter to the Editor: Senior prom date excludes track students

March 23, 2024

Editor’s note: This piece was submitted by senior Mike Hudson.  As a delegated representative of the Augustana Track and Field team, I am currently at odds with the OSL for their lack of due diligence...

Brenda Barnes Leadership Academy provides empowering spaces by and for women at Augustana

Brenda Barnes Leadership Academy provides empowering spaces by and for women at Augustana

Gavin Nicoson March 23, 2024

“A gem of the Quad Cities” might describe any number of local businesses, restaurants, museums and more. But if a diamond is forever, if sapphire is a symbol of wisdom and emerald represents truth...

Members of a string orchestra made up of the string sections of the Augustana Symphony
Orchestra practice in Bergendoff Hall.

Augie orchestra hopes for stability with a new conductor

Sylvia Hughes March 13, 2024

Hisham Groover will be Augustana’s next orchestra conductor. Groover was selected by a search committee alongside President Andrea Talentino and Provost Dianna Shandy. The orchestra hopes the new conductor...

Student found dead in Westerlin Hall early Saturday morning

Student found dead in Westerlin Hall early Saturday morning

Charlie Roiland January 27, 2024

Augustana College President Andrea Talentino said in a campus-wide email sent Saturday, Jan. 27, that an Augustana College student has died. According to a statement from Nicole Lauer, Augie public...

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...

Recycling prominent on campus

Recycling prominent on campus

Priyanjana Chaudhary May 17, 2023

A sustainability report released by Augustana College in 2021 reports the work that has been done and that Augustana continues to do with recycling. According to the report, the goals were to increase...

GIS leads Lead Service Line Project

Sarah Villani May 17, 2023

Working to map the lead water service lines in Rock Island, Augustana College is collaborating with the city to work on the Lead Service Line Project. Announced last July by President Andrea Talentino,...

Augustana’s Board of Trustees prepares for incoming leadership

Gavin Nicoson May 10, 2023

Augustana College’s Board of Trustees is preparing for a change in leadership this October as current Chair John Murabito and Vice-Chair Wiley Adams reach the end of their terms. Filling their respective...

Cheri Bustos wants students to use their vote

Molly Sweeney May 3, 2023

Cheri Bustos, the former representative for Illinois’ 17th district, came to Augustana College late last month.  On Monday, April 24, Bustos spoke to students about her time in Congress, the role...

Dr. Monica Smith, the current vice president of Diversity, Equity and Inclusion
works in her office at the Steven C. Bahls Institute for Leadership and Service.

Dr. Monica Smith leaves Augie after five years

Gavin Nicoson May 3, 2023

After five years of service as Augustana College’s first vice president of diversity, equity and inclusion, Dr. Monica Smith will take on a new role next year as the associate vice president for equity,...

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