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Photo courtesy of Augustana Facilities.
Construction began in the College Center late last year. This a current image of the College Center’s interior. Augustana has spent $4 million on this renovation.

College Center Construction going according to plan

January 21, 2016

Construction work on turning Augustana College’s College Center into a new building for the performing arts is going according to plan, according to Director of Facility Services Joe Scifo. The construction...

Student groups affected by College Center closing

December 18, 2015

Multiple student groups and organized events have been relocated from the College Center to other buildings as a result of the ongoing renovations. Due to the closing of the Wilson Center, many groups...

Plans for College Center theater put on hold

September 13, 2015

The college’s strategic plan to convert the College Center into a “corner for the arts” is currently on hold, due to the initial cost estimates for the entire project. However, the college plans...

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...

Construction to improve Westie, CC

February 8, 2015

During the spring and summer, there will be a large number of facility improvement projects across campus, including renovations in PepsiCo Recreation Center, Centennial Hall and the Thomas Tredway Library....

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...

Vikathon brings changes to annual fundraiser

November 24, 2014

Augustana's Vikathon, formerly known as Dance Marathon, raised $26,204.06 this year after its Saturday event, falling just short of the $30,000 goal for the year. The proceeds go to the University of Iowa...

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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