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First-year student tells story of sexual assault

Olivia Doak March 3, 2021

Trigger Warning: This article contains a graphic depiction of sexual assault and violence with the consent of the survivor. First-year Ella Roadruck was sexually assaulted in her dorm room on Thursday,...

Augustana to conduct two graduation ceremonies for class of 2020

Augustana to conduct two graduation ceremonies for class of 2020

April 16, 2020

Due to COVID-19, Augustana College has made unprecedented changes to provide students education and services, including reworking their graduation ceremony. On Tuesday, April 14, the college announced...

Augustana exchanges close-knit classrooms for distance learning

Aubrey Lathrop March 23, 2020

Augustana announced that all classes will switch to Distance Learning for the rest of the spring semester on March 18. Uncertainty surrounded this initial message and left students with many questions....

Students attended a womens leadership summit to learn about why its important to have female leaders in todays society. Photo by: Tawanda Mberikwazvo

The future leaders of Augustana: women

Rachel Leman September 27, 2016

Augustana's Multicultural Programming Board held a Women’s Leadership  Summit on Saturday, hosting multiple female leaders from Augustana and the Quad Cities to speak and empower college-age women...

A tree tore into the side of Arbaugh 6 during a severe Thunderstorm on Mar. 15, 2016. The incident caused 30 students to be displaced from their unit.

Thunderstorm displaces 30 students from assigned housing

March 15, 2016

Update: Wednesday 11:30 a.m. Sam Schlouch, director of public relations for the college, said the 30 students living in Arbaugh who were displaced were able to room with friends for the night. A tree...

Conductor Jon Hurty directs the Augustana Choir from the College Center Boardroom. The choir had to move its Monday rehearsal due to Bergendoff being closed.
Photo by Ryan Silvola.

Pipe burst closes Bergendoff and Centennial

September 15, 2014

The Bergendoff Hall of Fine Arts and Centennial Hall were closed today due to a chilled water line that burst in a mechanical room on Friday night. Vice President Kent Barnds said the burst in Bergendoff...

Update: Boil order lifted on campus

Update: Boil order lifted on campus

February 14, 2014

The boil order placed on the area between 7th and 14th Avenue has been lifted, according to an email sent out by Keri Rursch, Augustana's public relations director. The boil order was caused by a water...

Roberts appearing at WVIK fundraiser event

February 8, 2014

NPR contributing senior news analyst Cokie Roberts will be visiting the Quad Cities on March 27. Roberts will be in attendance at a fundraiser for WVIK at Hotel Blackhawk. WVIK is the National Public Radio...

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