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Augustana adjusts surveillance testing procedures

Augustana adjusts surveillance testing procedures

Molly Sweeney March 19, 2021

Several changes have been made to Augustana’s surveillance testing for the spring semester. These changes include switching from a spit test to a nasal swab, the amount of willing volunteers and the...

COVID surveillance testing demonstrates campus safety

COVID surveillance testing demonstrates campus safety

Mia C. Vu October 9, 2020

Augustana has partnered with Genesis Health to provide surveillance testing for campus communities. Volunteers will be tested every Tuesday at the PepsiCo Recreation Center. Dave Wrath, sports information...

Coach Giovanine during a CCIW game in 2018. Photo by Kevin Donovan

Coach Giovanine retires with a lasting legacy

Madison Williams May 12, 2020

On Tuesday, May 5, head coach of the men’s basketball team Grey Giovanine shocked the Augustana community by announcing his retirement. After 21 years of leading the Vikings, Giovanine decided it was...

Top (L-R): Vince Lundeen, Arvid Herstedt, Paul Carlstedt, Steve Miller; Bottom (L-R): Allison Wolak Quadhamer, Craig Lyon, Julie Constien Diem, Hayley Hallstrom Voorhees
Photo compilation courtesy of Dave Wrath

Eight into Hall of Fame

October 12, 2017

Eight new athletes will be inducted into the Hall of Fame on Oct. 14 for showing athletic and leadership accomplishments when they were students here at Augustana. This will be the 22nd induction in school...

Carver Crazies provide good times and good fans throughout the years

Carver Crazies provide good times and good fans throughout the years

December 9, 2016

Augustana men’s basketball has thrived in it’s history at the Carver Center which now goes back more than 40 years. While the five Vikings on the court have been the driving factor behind their wins,...

Augustana Sports Information updates website

October 14, 2016

There’s a new updated page for the Augustana Sports Information website as the overall layout for the site has changed. The change was due to the website provider company, Sidearm, that Augustana Sports...

The Augustana womens basketball team huddles up after the first quarter of their game against Illinois Weslyan that took place on Wednesday night in the Carver Center. Photo by LuAnna Gerdemann.

How to be an Academic All-American

March 17, 2016

Augustana has become widely known for both academic and athletic achievement and is recognized with the likes of Notre Dame and Stanford in the area of Academic All-American Athletes. This prestigious...

Vikings Hall of Fame inducts six

October 17, 2015

The 20th Hall of Fame Induction Ceremony will be held during homecoming week as former Augustana athletes Mark Shafer, Norm Ayer, Fred Whiteside, Jill Rednour Guth, Darren Linton, and Kiersten Madden Stanzel...

Dave Wrath, Augustana’s sports information director, fills out game statistics. Wrath has served as the head of the college sports information office for 35 years.
Photo by Janie Le.

Wrath provides college’s sports information

October 8, 2015

Nestled deep in the Carver Center, the sports information office provides Augustana with knowledge involving all 23 sports. Some of the tasks sports information performs is creating and updating the athletic...

Below: Senior Samantha Kammerman watches over the cows on her family farm in Milan, Ill. Kammerman is currently training for the Miss Illinois pageant. If she wins she will take a year off to prepare for Miss America.
Above: Kammerman with one of the 20 cows her family raises. Kammerman hopes to expand the cattle operation to 60 cows in the future. Kammerman cites working on a farm as a lesson in strength and independence.
Photo by Ian Magnuson.

Crowning Glory: Samantha Kammerman, bringing agriculture to pageants

April 23, 2015

Samantha Kammerman is a beauty pageant winner with an unusual goal. She dreams of expanding her cattle operation to 60 cows. Kammerman, who won the Miss Blackhawk Valley pageant last month, said she doesn’t...

Enke’s determined work ethic earns him postgraduate scholarship

March 26, 2015

Senior linebacker Thomas Enke was recently awarded the NCAA Postgraduate Scholarship. Augustana senior linebacker Thomas Enke’s dedication and hard work in the classroom and on the field have paid major...

Wrath discusses ticket availability for NCAA basketball sectional semifinal

March 13, 2015

Tickets are running out for the basketball tournament at Augustana starting Friday, with Sports Information Director Dave Wrath estimating that the tickets will be sold out by opening tip-off. Wrath...

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