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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...

Two construction workers ascend on a crane to continue work on Sorensen Halls renovations.

Campus buildings receive needed facelift

Gavin Nicoson March 22, 2023

Bergendoff and Sorensen are seeing changes inside and out as renovation projects on both buildings continue. Though the projects are happening right next to each other, they utilize different contractors...

Morgan Bullen goes to return the ball at the team’s practice on Thursday, March 28, 2019 while preparing for their matches against Illinois Insitute of Technology and Coe College on Saturday, March 31. (previously published in 2019)

Augustana tennis courts to move to Lincoln Park

Charlie Roiland February 27, 2023

Augustana and the city of Rock Island will be working together to create six new tennis courts at Lincoln Park, paid for by the college. On Feb. 27, the Rock Island City Council announced the construction...

A laid pipe in the hole of the construction site.

Heating system is under construction

Anh Bui November 9, 2022

Augustana’s Viking Plaza, also known as the Lower Quad, has been under construction for the past few weeks. Specifically, construction has been focused on two main spots on campus: minor construction...

A conceptual design for the remodel of Sorensen Hall. Provided by Augustana College.

Construction on Sorensen helps beautify campus

Caitlin Campbell November 4, 2022

Since the beginning of the 2022-23 school year, Sorensen Hall has been under construction, with multiple contractors working to repair and update the building. Despite possible concerns that the construction...

Covered walls, empty field house and new flooring materials in PepsiCo Recreation Center on Monday April 25

Constructing a way to work out at PepsiCo

Brett Kuras May 4, 2022

Beginning the week after Easter break, Pepsico Recreation Center went under construction. The building is closed to students, including varsity athletes. According to several lacrosse players, students...

An art major airs her grievances

Carly Davis October 13, 2021

Last week, I needed to get into the Abbey art studios. It was 7:45pm on a Thursday, well within open building hours. When I ran down to the building and went to open the back door, it was locked. I walked...

Augustana President, Steven C. Bahls, speaks at the ribbon cutting ceremony for the new extension to the Hanson Hall of Sciences at Augustana College on Tuesday, Sept. 3. Photo by Ian Murrin.

The Hanson expansion is now open to students

Olivia Doak September 3, 2019

On Tuesday, Sept. 3 the addition to Hanson hall of science opened for classes with a celebratory ribbon cutting ceremony. The 22,000 square foot addition has a unique circular design and many new features,...

Taming of the Slough

December 7, 2017

For people walking the Swanson Slough path over the past couple months, erosion has been evident. To solve this problem, Augustana has put together a restoration plan: through the next months, workers...

Augustana Observer File Photo.

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...

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