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A “new NAMI” supports students’ mental health

Molly Sweeney, Josie Hathaway, and Anh Bui March 9, 2022

The Augie National Alliance on Mental Illness (NAMI) is rebranding itself in order to further provide students with mental health resources. Augie NAMI is a student-led campus club that supports student...

Healthy Relationships month raises conversations about college hookup culture

Etta Brooks February 25, 2022

The 2009 documentary, “Spitting Game: The College Hookup Culture,” explores the dynamics of hookup culture and its relations to gender roles, sexual consent and coercion. The documentary was informed...

Augie celebrates first-gen students

Feven Zewdu November 17, 2021

Augustana College celebrated first-generation students for the first time this past week. The celebration lasted for two days, beginning with a banner signing on Thursday, Nov. 4. On Monday, stickers were...

Zachary Draves opens and introduces his lecture on the male ally.

The role of a male ally in preventing sexual assault

Michelle Pacheco October 15, 2021

Sexual assault is an issue across all college campuses. According to RAINN, the largest anti-sexual violence organization in the United States, 26.4 percent of females and 6.8 percent of males experience...

Mental health effects of no spring break and how to overcome it

Mental health effects of no spring break and how to overcome it

Bethany Abrams March 23, 2021

In October 2020, Augustana College announced the change that spring break in the 2021 academic year will not be held. The Augustana College website states, “The goal of canceling spring break is to mitigate...

Sophomore Long Nguyen helps staff the Pho-Tastic event in Wallenburg Hall on Saturday night.

Students explore new food at Pho-TASTIC

Abigail Johnson November 21, 2019

The Vietnamese Student Association (VSA) hosted the Pho-TASTIC event which shared Vietnamese culture with Augustana students, faculty and their families. This event also helped raise money for a Vietnamese...

Striving to destigmatize abortion through Zines

Katherine Hogan March 12, 2019

The night of Thursday, Mar. 7, Augustana College hosted a Zine making workshop in Centennial Hall.  A Zine is a self-published collection of text and/or images, usually photocopied or otherwise printed...

Clyde Lipp, Program Manager at the Project of the Quad Cities, goes through paperwork. Photo by Brady Johnson

+Impact partners with The Project of The Quad Cities to offer sex education and HIV testing

October 19, 2017

Augustana student groups +Impact and Love along with The Project of the Quad Cities (TPQC) organized a sex education seminar on the prevention of HIV/AIDS/ STI at the Blackbox Theatre in the Brunner Centre...

Volleyball players Rachel Butters and Taryn VanEarwage write messages on shirts as part of the Clothesline Project during Symposium Day on Sept. 17.
Photo by LuAnna Gerdeman.

Augustana to host events promoting sexual assault awareness

October 1, 2015

Augustana College will host two events on Oct. 5 to promote awareness for sexual assault and gender-based violence. These events are The Clothesline Project and a showing of the 2015 documentary “The...

Exchange student Mai Shiromaru of Japan sits at an International Club meeting. There are over 50 new international students this year at Augustana.
Photo by Hoang Nguyen.

5 percent of incoming class from 15 countries

September 11, 2014

This year, Augustana has enrolled 54 new international students, making up 5% of the incoming class. Last year, 39 new international students enrolled, compared to the previous year, which brought in...

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