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Augustana plans for renovations around campus

Brett Kuras November 24, 2021

Augustana College has plans to improve the infrastructure around campus. Bergendoff, Sorenson, Thorson-Lucken field (TF field) and Pepsico (PCo) recreation center will undergo renovations. Bergendoff will...

Bergendoff is in structural treble

Bergendoff is in structural treble

Giselle Barajas March 5, 2020

Augustana’s music building, Bergendoff, has surprisingly withstood the test of time. However, Bergendoff has definitely not aged well, and students have begged for a renovation for years. The Director...

Apollonia Weyerhaeuser Davis, pictured here in 1914,
lived in House on the Hill for her entire life until her death in 1953. She is rumored to still haunt its halls.
Photo courtesy of Augustana Special Collections

Augie horror story: Ghost stories from Augustana College

May 5, 2016

Women in Bergendoff singing in the middle of the night. Shadows staring back at you. Steps following right behind you. Though the seniors may be leaving this month, some entities never seem to leave Augustana...

Bergendoff Hall of Fine Arts to undergo large-scale renovation in future

October 2, 2015

Bergendoff Hall of Fine Arts has never been the site of a large-scale restoration project; however, it looks to be in the foreseeable future. According to Kent Barnds, vice president of enrollment, communication...

SGA discusses plans for renovations to College Center and Bergendoff

February 17, 2015

Kent Barnds, vice president of enrollment, communication and planning, presented plans for renovating the College Center and Bergendoff Hall of Fine Arts at last week’s SGA meeting. The plan to renovate...

Board of Trustees approves plans for Westerlin renovations

October 21, 2014

Augustana’s Board of Trustees approved architectural plans for Westerlin Residence Hall earlier this month, which include air conditioning in dorm rooms among other renovations for the building. The...

Conductor Jon Hurty directs the Augustana Choir from the College Center Boardroom. The choir had to move its Monday rehearsal due to Bergendoff being closed.
Photo by Ryan Silvola.

Pipe burst closes Bergendoff and Centennial

September 15, 2014

The Bergendoff Hall of Fine Arts and Centennial Hall were closed today due to a chilled water line that burst in a mechanical room on Friday night. Vice President Kent Barnds said the burst in Bergendoff...

President Steven Bahls spoke to staff and students last week on the decline of liberal arts colleges and the logistics concerning the first-year class. $50 million in financial aid was granted this year.
Photo by Andrew Skalak.

President addresses state of the college

September 3, 2014

During a State of the College address last week, President Steven Bahls discussed the decline of liberal arts colleges in America and his plan to keep Augustana from struggling. Bahls said he expects...

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