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Augustana celebrates International Education Week

Cora Deemer November 24, 2023

From Nov. 13 to 17, Augustana celebrated International Education Week (IEW). IEW is a joint initiative between the U.S. Department of State and the U.S. Department of Education.  The U.S. Department...

Sophomore Sushmita Adhikari and First-Year Chau Tran shop for groceries for the upcoming Cultural Cooking Workshop on Nov. 15 at Jasper Mart.

Cultural market excursions offer off-campus cuisines

Fatima Martinez Gallegos November 24, 2023

As the sun shined its last rays of warmth down on the lower quad, students from all different backgrounds made their way up through the stairs of the Gerber where they stood outside waiting for their ride....

Back on tour: 140 year tradition returns

Back on tour: 140 year tradition returns

Kayla Palliser March 3, 2023

For the first time since spring of 2020, multiple Augustana ensembles are setting off on tour. In March and April, two of Augustana’s choirs will tour the Midwest, and the Symphonic Band will venture...

Augustana promotes international perspectives

Anh Bui November 23, 2022

According to the government website dedicated to the week, International Education Week (IEW) is a joint initiative of the U.S. Department of State and the U.S. Department of Education to promote programs...

Short breaks generate thoughtful decisions

Short breaks generate thoughtful decisions

María Fernanda Rubí April 23, 2022

As senior Mike Bui looked up plane tickets from Chicago to Nepal, his search showed prices averaging $1400 for a roundtrip.  “I live halfway across the world. I don’t go [home] for short breaks...

Expired donations hurt campus cupboard

Expired donations hurt campus cupboard

Zach Blair March 19, 2022

First-year roommates Nabindra Karki and Mars Verma were in need of food and snacks last week. As international students from Nepal, the ease of access to food has been a bit tricky to nail down, so Augie’s...

International students offered more time to declare a major at Augie

My Nguyen March 19, 2022

These days, Augie’s first-year students are in the process of declaring their majors and minors, which is a really hard decision. That decision is especially difficult for international students like...

Is Augustana Affordable?

Zain Shrestha March 9, 2022

Since 2011, Augustana College tuition has increased around 30 percent according to According to first-year Nabin Neupane, the rising costs makes college much less affordable. Neupane...

New opportunities at upcoming study abroad fair

Etta Brooks October 22, 2021

The office of international and off-campus programs under CORE is encouraging all students to attend the study away fair scheduled for Thursday, Oct. 28 from 11 a.m. - 2 p.m. in the Galve rooms. This is...

Quarantined students start the year from a distance

Carly Davis September 11, 2020

Article by Carly Davis. Instead of starting their freshman year with a busy move-in day and hectic week of bonding with peers, 11 students began the fall semester in quarantine after traveling internationally....

Senior Francis Sophia Gow shows off her new study spot at her home in Managua, Nicaragua on March 31.

International students face uncertainty as COVID-19 spreads

Sophia Reid April 1, 2020

On Friday, March 13, Augustana College announced that classes were cancelling a week early for spring break. For most students at Augustana, this announcement meant packing a suitcase or two and driving...

The metro stations were packed with protesters transporting from all locations to downtown D.C. for the Womens March. Photo by Lu Gerdemann.

Supporting International Women’s Day

March 17, 2017

March 8th marked International Women’s Day where women from all around the world celebrated being female. Following the Trump presidency, women felt a great urge to be heard. The organization of women...

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