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Love without borders: Dating across cultures

Love without borders: Dating across cultures

Delaney Farwell May 7, 2022

The first time I met my boyfriend’s parents, I couldn’t really speak to them. They knew some English and I knew some Spanish, but it wasn’t enough to foster a good or clear connection between us.  I...

Event host Gavinya Wijesekera(left) meets with Grisma Niraula(middle) and Arnav Shrestha(right) discussing what is presented on their table at the International Street Festival.

International Street Fest Represents Multiple Cultures

Connie Krupa April 8, 2022

The Global Engagement Team (GET) put on an important event called the International Street Fest. This event took place on Thursday, March 31 at 6:00 p.m. in the Gavle rooms.  The International Street...

OBScast – The Augustana Observer Podcast – Talking with Vuong Tien (Jay) Nguyen – Vol 2 Ep. 3

Chris Ray March 1, 2022

Podcast producer Chris Ray sits down with Vuong Tien (Jay) Nguyen to discuss the how cuisine and culture intertwine.

New opportunities at upcoming study abroad fair

Etta Brooks October 22, 2021

The office of international and off-campus programs under CORE is encouraging all students to attend the study away fair scheduled for Thursday, Oct. 28 from 11 a.m. - 2 p.m. in the Galve rooms. This is...

Presentation addresses difficulty in inclusion

Etta Brooks October 11, 2021

Dr. Javier Avila, in his presentation “The Perfect Latino,” encourages the Latine community to embrace all of who they are, because with visibility comes representation. This seminar, hosted by the...

Preserving Swedish culture through art

Kayla Palliser October 11, 2021

Like a fossil in amber, resin artwork has the ability to preserve tiny treasures for years. The Swenson Swedish Immigration Research Center hosted its first Nordic-inspired craft workshop on Saturday,...

The Importance of Identity

The Importance of Identity

Celeaciya Olvera March 12, 2021

We all attempt to discover ourselves at a young age. Whether it is playing on the playground at recess with friends or distancing ourselves from the loud noises. There is comfort in the atmosphere we put...

African week enables celebration and education

African week enables celebration and education

Molly Sweeney October 30, 2020

The African Student Association (ASA) celebrated African Week from Oct. 18-23 with a variety of activities around campus. Due to COVID-19, the celebrations looked a bit different than previous years, but...

Sophomore Long Nguyen helps staff the Pho-Tastic event in Wallenburg Hall on Saturday night.

Students explore new food at Pho-TASTIC

Abigail Johnson November 21, 2019

The Vietnamese Student Association (VSA) hosted the Pho-TASTIC event which shared Vietnamese culture with Augustana students, faculty and their families. This event also helped raise money for a Vietnamese...

Augustana celebrates African cultures with Afro Fest

Katherine Hogan April 17, 2019

On the night of April 13, Augustana’s African Student Association (ASA) held the second annual AfroFest.  Overall, ASA is a student group that strives to bring people together and share the culture...

Dr. Monica Smith delivers the keynote address on Monday, Jan. 21, 2019. Photo submitted by Mikaylo Kelly.

Smith delivers first VP Keynote address on MLK Day

January 23, 2019

Dr. Monica Smith, Vice President of Diversity and Inclusion, delivered the third Martin Luther King, Jr. (MLK) keynote address in the Gavle rooms on Monday, Jan. 21. After 14 years of lively choral celebration...

50 years of Black Student Union

50 years of Black Student Union

Thea Gonzales October 4, 2018

Decades after its founding at Augustana in the spring of 1968, alumni are coming home for the 50th anniversary of Black Student Union (BSU) on homecoming weekend, Oct. 5 and 6. At a time of national unrest...

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