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First-year student Ryley Knar, from left, writes a relationship expectation on a sharing post-it as Sexpectations coordinators, seniors Maddie Witt and Kelcie Fredrickson discuss sexual communication on Friday, Feb. 1. Photo by Ian Murrin/Observer Staff.

SEXpectations takes “pillow talk” out of the bedroom

Martha Tomesen February 8, 2019

From January 28 to February 1, the Health Communication Campaigns class (COMM 405) organized the sexual wellness campaign SEXpectations. Over the course of this week, multiple events were held on campus,...

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...

Old Main heating system to be repaired

January 18, 2016

Temperatures on the second floor of Old Main were cooler than other parts of the building on Monday as a result of a failed compressor in one of the building’s heating systems. Faculty and students were...

Student volunteers who organized a petition on campus on Dec. 9 in the Brew. 1,023 signatures were collected from students, faculty, and staff. This is the second demonstration concerning racial issues on Augustana’s campus. The group hopes to gain more action from administrators concerning the proposal that was presented last year.
Photo by LuAnna Gerdemann.

Issues Through Our Eyes: 2015

December 30, 2015

This year, the Observer decided to look back on 2015 by addressing national issues that made their way to campus, with an emphasis on those that made an impact on the student body or were taken up by students...

Senior Lisa Williams adjusts a t-shirt on a rope for Augustana’s Clothesline Project that was displayed in the lower quad. The Clothesline Project raises awareness about violence against women.
Photo by LuAnna Gerdemann.

Survey depicts campus attitudes, perceptions regarding sexual assault

October 14, 2015

Augustana College reported approximately 10 percent of female students will be sexually assaulted during their four years at Augustana. That is compared to the national average of 20 to 25 percent. Even...

Senior Eleanor Nolan and Clarissa Thompson, assistant director of student employment and campus internships, strike a few yoga poses on the Quad. Thompson lead a yoga and meditation session for the Day of Self-Care.
Photo by LuAnna Gerdemann.

Day of Self-Care brings emotional health to campus

October 8, 2015

Students gathered to view The Hunting Ground, a documentary focused on sexual assault on U.S. campuses, on Oct. 5. Salon talks, forums, and guest speakers on this topic aren’t new to Augustana’s campus....

Volleyball players Rachel Butters and Taryn VanEarwage write messages on shirts as part of the Clothesline Project during Symposium Day on Sept. 17.
Photo by LuAnna Gerdeman.

Augustana to host events promoting sexual assault awareness

September 30, 2015

Augustana College will host two events on Oct. 5 to promote awareness for sexual assault and gender-based violence. These events are The Clothesline Project and a showing of the 2015 documentary “The...

Senior Jessica Capp works in the Brew as a student employee.

Campus: FDA nutrition rules a positive change

December 12, 2014

The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) finalized two regulations mandating that calorie information be listed on menus and menu boards in fast food restaurants or food establishments and vending...

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