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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...

Two Augustana students were transported to a hospital after being struck by a car on 7th Avenue and 38th Street on Thursday night.

Two students struck by car in stable condition

January 20, 2017

Two Augustana students were hit by a vehicle crossing 7th avenue on Thursday, Jan. 19, at about 5:30 p.m. First-year student Ericka Contreras confirmed that she is in stable condition at UnityPoint Health...

Augustana pushes for more gender neutral bathrooms after federal discrimination decision

May 13, 2016

The U.S. Departments of Education and Justice released a joint guidance on Friday that prohibits transgender students from being discriminated on the basis of sex. This guidance effects all schools...

Putting college in perspective

May 4, 2016

Being co-editor of the Augustana Observer has taught me so much, primarily that most Augie students don’t care about anything besides themselves, Greek events, alcohol and (usually around week 10) their...

Public Relations staff at Augustana College confer in the active shooter drill operations center at the Gerber Center on April 26.

Ops Center: Keeping communication lines open

April 26, 2016

Communication between officials, victims, and emergency crews can break down quickly during a chaotic active shooter situation. The campus community of Augustana College practiced this scenario in Tuesday's...

Senior Victoria Gillon serves mashed potatoes to Pastor Richard Priggie. Photo by LuAnna Gerdemann.

Black Student Union hosts Thanksgiving soul food meal

November 22, 2015

On Sunday afternoon, Augustana's Black Student Union hosted a Thanksgiving meal in the Galve room of the Gerber Center. The Augustana community was invited to enjoy homemade soul food, learn about soul...

Assault survivor speaks out, criticizes college's procedures

October 15, 2015

Senior Briana Hays said she was raped near the District in the summer of 2014 by a Rock Island resident. Although she reported the assault to Augustana College at the time it occurred, she felt like the...

"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....

Reward offered to find vandals

April 14, 2015

The Dean of Students Office is offering a $250 reward for any person who knows information about campus group Augustana Right to Life’s display being vandalized on Monday. Evelyn Campbell, dean of students,...

Residential Life looks to fill new director position

March 19, 2015

The Office of Residential Life and Dean Evelyn Campbell have received about 50 applications from candidates applying for the position as the director of residential life, upon the resignation of Christina...

The caption for this photo in the 1960 Augustana year book was “friendly belligerents wield pledge paddles over humble ‘freshies’ confessing to be ‘the lowliest scum of the earth.’”
Photo courtesy of  the Special Collections photo department.

Putting pledging in perspective

January 29, 2015

Augustana students who started informal rush earlier this month have little chance of being driven out into a cornfield and having to walk back to campus like some Augustana alumnae in the past. Pastor...

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