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Augustana awarded for its diversity

Augustana awarded for its diversity

Jack Brandt October 25, 2023

For the fourth time, Augustana College has been recognized for commitments to creating a diverse campus. On Oct. 10, 2023, Augustana received the Higher Education Excellence in Diversity (HEED) award,...

Diversity, equity and inclusion empower students to embrace their culture

Gavin Nicoson October 7, 2023

Following the departure of Monica Smith at the end of the 2022-2023 school year, Augustana’s Office for diversity, equity and inclusion (DEI) continues efforts to support student-led events, maintain...

Sangeetha Rayapati, Mayor of Moline, in a meeting with Alexandra Elias, President and CEO of Renew Moline, at her city hall office.

Brunch and Bloom cures the hunger for empowerment

Victoria Campbell March 18, 2023

HerCampus, alongside the Office of Student Inclusion and Diversity (OSID), hosts Shades of Beauty during women's history month to celebrate the diverse Augustana community. This year, the event will take...

Rebecca Montgomery hands a flower to senior Lilia Rangel at the P.E.O. table on International Women’s Day on March 8, 2023. Jan Riccio is also pictured.

What does International Women’s Day mean at Augie?

Krystina Slack March 16, 2023

Anyone walking into the Gävle rooms on March 8 saw a room bustling with people walking around decorated tables dedicated to gender and equity. Talking and laughter carried through the open doors, inviting...

Diversity and equity survey: How’s Augustana doing?

Priyanjana Chaudhary March 10, 2023

The Diversity and Equity Campus Climate Survey is a crucial tool utilized by Augustana College to gather data and opinions from students, faculty, staff and other members of the campus community regarding...

A trip to Chicago supports cultural diversity

Jack Brandt November 16, 2022

On the weekend of Nov. 11-13, a group of students and faculty traveled to Chicago as part of an event put on by the Multicultural Programming Board (MPB). During the trip, they visited cultural sites such...

Supreme Court threats to affirmative action endanger campus diversity and opportunity

Chloe Baxter November 12, 2022

Colleges across the United States have been free to use affirmative action in admission decisions to contribute to campus diversity, but recent Supreme Court arguments jeopardize this.  Brittanica...

Sophomore Grisma Niraula hosts the Nepali Student Organization table at the Campus-Wide Diversity Celebration on Friday, April 29, 2022.

You belong here: Celebrating diversity

Kayla Palliser May 6, 2022

From “Take Back The Night” to “Filipino Culture Fest,” student and faculty coordinators worked hard to showcase the importance of diversity with a week of activities bringing education and celebration...

Stalls being set up during the International Womens Day event at Gavle rooms on Tuesday, March 8, 2022.

Augustana creates goal to #BreaktheBias

Zain Shrestha March 16, 2022

Augustana hosted its first ever International Women’s Day fair on Tuesday, March 8th at the Gerber Center.  The fair was advertised as a way to celebrate diversity, equity and inclusion. There were...

Augustana preserves history with QC Pride Memory Project

Anh Bui October 27, 2021

Kathy Bowman, a member of Quad-Citians Affirming Diversity (QCAD), created The Quad Cities Pride Memory Project to remind people of the importance of respect for differences and tolerance for diversity....

LGBTQ+ students find faith despite past prejudices

María Fernanda Rubí March 19, 2021

This story is from the Observer’s Injustice and inequalities inside Augie magazine publication. Print March 2021. Augustana College’s Lutheran religious affiliation welcomes all students, regardless...

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...

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