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Aubrey Barnes, a local spoken word artist, reads his poems in the Brew.

Emotional night ends celebration of learning 2023

Jack Brandt May 17, 2023

Local artists and community members spoke at an event in the brew on Wednesday, May 10, for the end of Augustana's Celebration of Learning. The event highlighted spoken word poetry and themes of personal...

Fresh Fruit Friday is brief but beloved

Fresh Fruit Friday is brief but beloved

Jack Brandt May 13, 2023

As a student athlete, I did better this year than last. Not because I worked any harder or changed my form, but because I ate better. Last year, often running from class to class, I struggled to prioritize...

“Hear Me Out” event lends an ear to students

Jack Brandt May 3, 2023

As May is mental health awareness month, two groups on campus are working to promote a better understanding of mental health among students. On Sunday, April 30, Augustana’s chapter of the National...

Katie Frese, SGA Vice Presidential candidate, speaks during the debate.

By students for students – presidential debate at Lindberg

Jack Brandt April 20, 2023

SGA hosted a debate on Tuesday, April 18, between the two tickets vying for president and vice president of next year's student government in the Lindberg Center. Sophomores Neleigh Rush and Katie Frese...

Supervisors and skilled positions receive raise

Supervisors and skilled positions receive raise

Jack Brandt April 12, 2023

As of April 28, student supervisors will begin to see a wage increase reflected in their paychecks as they were previously informed in an email sent on March 30. The student body received an email confirming...

Campus schedule currently being revised

Jack Brandt March 22, 2023

On Tuesday, March 14, students and faculty received an email stating that the fall registration period has been moved back a week. According to the email, current juniors will now register in week 11,...

Dr. Lauren Hammond Ford, Ph.D., Associate Professor of History at Augustana College, during her presentation on Gregoria Fraser Goins at Davenport Public Library on Wednesday, March 8, 2023.

Professor discusses a bicultural 19th century icon and scholar

Jack Brandt March 15, 2023

A professor from Augustana College recently gave a lecture at the Davenport Public Library. On Wednesday, March 8, Dr. Lauren Hammond Ford spoke at the Fairmount library in Davenport about Gregoria Fraser...

Dawn Schmitt, representative at WQPT PBS, talking with MacKenzie Kent.

Career fair showcases companies looking for college students

Jack Brandt March 8, 2023

On Tuesday, Feb. 28, more than 100 companies took part in a career fair hosted by five institutions including Augustana, providing students and employers a chance to interact in person. The fair took place...

Seniors reminisce on their final semester

Jack Brandt March 1, 2023

Spring semester began and seniors found themselves closer to the adult world. Augustana provides resources for students for their future, from career coaches at Careers Opportunity Research and Exploration...

Zachary Draves, Program Director for Sexual Assault Prevention Education, address the members.

Taking back the night at Augie

Jack Brandt December 7, 2022

On Tuesday, Nov. 29, students discussed forming a sexual violence prevention chapter, under the organization Take Back the Night. Take Back the Night is a foundation that aims to increase awareness about...

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...

Event participants create different designs for their own tote bag.

Pre-rush events encourage learning about Greek life

Jack Brandt November 9, 2022

Throughout the later half of fall semester, Augustana's Greek groups offer pre-rush events where potential new members have the chance to meet current members of a fraternity or sorority. The events are...

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