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Albert Redmond discusses his notes and sources for his class assignment at EMCC on OCt. 1, 2021

Educating a new type of student

Brett Kuras October 14, 2021

On April 16, 2021, Observer staff member Olivia Doak reported on a new program that Augustana College was going to be a part of in the coming semester. This academic school year, the program officially...

Professor Sharon Varallo, left, teaches the class as Brandon Johnson, center, and Tyrone Stone, right, listen attentively on Oct. 1, 2021.

Gallery: Prison education unlocks new possibilities

Photos by Chris Ferman October 14, 2021

The Augustana Prison Education Program (APEP), pioneered by Dr. Sharon Varallo, began this fall at East Moline Correctional Center (EMCC). APEP is a four-year degree program where a select group of men...

Pioneering a four-year prison education program

Olivia Doak April 16, 2021

Starting next fall, Augustana will offer a four-year degree program for incarcerated men at East Moline Correctional Center (EMCC). A select group of applicants will be able to participate in the program...

Starfish program connects faculty; students

January 24, 2015

Augustana has implemented a new communication tool to improve discourse between students, professors and assorted faculty members. Kristin Douglas, associate dean of the college, said the overall goal...

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