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Augustana religious organizations adapt to COVID-19 regulations

Molly Sweeney October 21, 2020

Religious organizations such as Augie Catholics, the Muslim Student Association (MSA) and Campus Ministries have all adapted in specific ways to follow Augustana’s COVID-19 guidelines.  Senior Maria...

The Su Co of the Quam Nam Buddhist Temple, in East Moline, sits silently during the remembrance.

In Remembrance of Yen Ngo

Brittnany Nelson January 18, 2018

Over winter break Augustana students woke up one morning to find an email notifying them of the passing of first year international student Yen Ngo. On the arrival back to school for the second half of...

Augustana students at the rally on Sunday. Many staff, students and alumni came to listen. Photo by Kevin Donovan

Quad Cities anti-hate rally spreads inclusive message

September 5, 2017

Residents from both sides of the Mississippi gathered to take a physical stand against discrimination in the Quad Cities on Sunday, Aug, 27 at 4 p.m. at Schwiebert Riverfront Park in Rock Island. Students...

SGA Awards $6,575 to three on campus groups

February 5, 2015

SGA reached a quorum this week due to improved attendance from SGA members, granting a total of $6,575 to three on campus groups. Campus Ministries received the bulk of the contingency money after being...

SGA moves voting on final contingencies

January 28, 2015

SGA moved voting of three contingencies for the Campus Ministries's Appalachia Trip, Commuter Club and Augustana Ski and Snowboard Club to next Thursday SGA couldn’t reach a forum this week due to only...

SGA approves more than $2,000 to four on-campus groups

January 22, 2015

GA gave $2,035 of their re- maining $12,570 budget last week to four groups on campus, includ- ing the Art History Club, Relay for Life, the Rocky Mountain Ski Club and the National Association for...

Campus forum discusses racial justice

Campus forum discusses racial justice

December 2, 2014

A lack of empathy is one of the issues surrounding reactions to recent events in Ferguson, said Christopher Whitt, associate professor of political science, at a community discussion on Monday. “Justice...

Ask Augie: Why does Ferguson matter?

December 2, 2014

Monday night found students, faculty and community members joining together to discuss recent events in Ferguson, Mo. Sponsored by Black Student Union, Campus Ministries, Interfaith Understanding and Multicultural...

Senior John DAversa gives Sister Bobbi a hug to wish her well with her retirement from Augustana’s Catholic Ministry. Students said their good-byes to Sister Bobbi Sunday at a farewell party.

Sister Bobbi leaves Augustana Catholic Church

September 25, 2014

Roberta Bussan, known in the Catholic Church on campus as Sister Bobbi, is leaving Augustana after two years of service. Sister Bobbi has worked on the Campus Ministries professional staff and as coordinator...

Campus Ministries, Habitat for Humanity, repair homes for the poor

Campus Ministries, Habitat for Humanity, repair homes for the poor

March 20, 2014

Campus Ministries and Habitat for Humanity at Augustana went on annual mission trips during spring break to repair homes for the less fortunate. Campus Ministries went to Henderson’s Settlement in Frakes,...

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