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Dean Campbell to retire this year

Natalie Spahn March 29, 2018

“To see how this community – whether it was a residence hall floor, or a team, or a professor and some people in a class – to see those people come together and support a student and to get them...

Dr. Mariano Magalhaes, political science professor, and Kai Swanson, special assistant to the president discuss the role of Augustana College in response to the 2016 election results at Sunday night’s election recap dialogue. There were election dialogue sessions held in Westerlin, Erickson, Andreen and Swanson. Photo by LuAnna Gerdemann.

Sustained Dialogue increases student involvement

March 17, 2017

The Sustained Dialogue program will be joined by over 120 new student participants this term. The steering committee hopes more students will continue to get involved. A new student-led group has been...

Dean Speaks On New Bias Reporting System

Collin Schopp December 17, 2016

During the past week, students across campus received an email detailing the specifics of a new bias reporting system that has been put into place on the Augustana website. According to the page on the...

Dr. Evelyn Campbell, Vice President and Dean of Student Life, discusses Before It Happens being at Augustana. Photo by Shemal Serma.

"Before It Happens" debuts on campus

September 8, 2016

Every Tuesday this year, Provost Pareena Lawrence and Dean Evelyn Campbell are reserving Gavle room 1 to discuss any concerns that the students, staff, and faculty members may have on the Augustana campus. By...

Diversity forum provides outlook in right direction

April 14, 2016

On Monday, April 11, President Bahls, Dean Campbell, Dean Lawrence and the Office of Multicultural Student Life hosted a diversity forum for students to come and give feedback on the president's diversity...

Augustana's new online suggestion box to be effective in bettering the college

March 23, 2016

Augustana College has always been open to comments and suggestions made by employees, faculties or students, showing its desire and willingness to listen to help make the college better. The college has...

Kaitlin Staes is one of two Augustana campus security officers stationed in the Gavle room. Laci Green received death and rape threats before beginning her nationwide college tour lecturing on rape culture.

What does Public Safety really do?

March 16, 2016

With Augustana’s continuously rising tuition, many students wonder exactly how their tuition money benefits them and their campus. Public Safety is one large department that is funded through tuition. Tom...

MLK day sparks conversation 30 years later

January 18, 2016

On Monday, Senior Tayvian Johnson was given permission to purposely miss a class in honor of the national holiday, Martin Luther King Day. Students and faculty members have expressed dissatisfaction over...

"Not Anymore" course seeks to educate against sexual assault

September 20, 2015

Not Anymore, Augustana’s newest mandatory sexual assault course, seeks to prevent and train Augustana students with in-depth information about sexual assault after being released to the campus on Sept....

"Not Anymore" course seeks to educate against sexual assault

September 20, 2015

Not Anymore, Augustana’s newest mandatory sexual assault course, seeks to prevent and train Augustana students with in-depth information about sexual assault after being released to the campus on Sept....

Council creates protest policy

March 21, 2015

Augustana’s first protest policy has been drafted by the Faculty Council, which  includes guidelines from which a protest is meant to accomplish. “Hopefully it’s read as encouraging of expressing...

Campus community addresses racism on social media

November 20, 2014

The Office of the Dean of Students is working to end online racism negatively reflecting the vision of the college after a series of racist messages were posted to the anonymous social media app Yik Yak...

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