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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...

Brenda Czajka Barnes, former Sara Lee and Pepsi-Cola CEO died Jan. 17, 2017 of a stroke. Submitted photo.

Former Sara Lee CEO and Augustana College alumna dies at 63

January 18, 2017

Augustana alumna Brenda Czajka '75 Barnes, who became one of the highest-ranking women in corporate America, died Tuesday after suffering a stroke. She was 63. “Brenda Barnes was a friend, role model...

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Diversity and Inclusion: Amendments to Augustana 2020

October 6, 2016

President Bahls released amendments to the Augustana 2020 strategic plan on Thursday, Oct. 6 that will ensure that Augustana is welcoming to all. A strategy dedicated to diversity and inclusion has been...

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College ready to continue funding construction

October 6, 2016

Augustana president Steven Bahls said Tuesday, Oct. 5 that the college is ready to "release the emergency break" on funding campus construction projects. This comes after a halt to most construction projects...

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...

Bahls shares 2015-2016 plans with faculty, students

April 3, 2015

President Bahls has shared the draft of his goal for the 2015-2016 year as he takes the next steps towards the Implement Augustana 2020 plan. His plans included platforms for enhancing student resources...

Armed presence passed by Board of Trustees

January 27, 2014

The Board of Trustees met this weekend in Chicago and voted to establish a small police task force, allowing an armed presence on campus starting next fall. The small police force will have three members,...

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Breaking: Armed officers proposal to be presented to Board of Trustees

December 18, 2013

Augustana's Cabinet will continue the development of a proposal in support of an armed presence on campus. In a campus-wide email, Dean of Students Evelyn Campbell condensed the various opinions expressed...

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