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Student Rachael Heah walks past Marcus Masters, first shift Public Safety officer, and Chris Scott from the Instruction Department, who are keeping students from entering Old Main Jan. 21, 2018.

Smoke found in Old Main

Montserrat Ricossa January 22, 2019

At about 9:45 a.m. on Monday, Jan. 21, there were reports of smoke coming out of Augustana’s oldest building: Old Main. Students were told to evacuate and leave all of their belongings in the building. Sophomore...

Administration: Augustana prepared for emergency situations

October 16, 2015

In the case of an active shooter being on campus, Augustana follows a lockdown procedure. In this scenario, all faculty, staff, and students would lock the door of the room they are in, turn off the lights,...

Armed presence passed by Board of Trustees

January 27, 2014

The Board of Trustees met this weekend in Chicago and voted to establish a small police task force, allowing an armed presence on campus starting next fall. The small police force will have three members,...

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Augustana discusses armed presence on campus

December 18, 2013

The Administration is discussing the possibility of having three Public Safety officers armed on weekdays and is ahead of the game in comparison to other private colleges. While 76 percent of public four-year...

Forum addresses armed presence on campus

December 12, 2013

A public forum hosted by SGA and led by Dean Evelyn Campbell, Chief of Public Safety Tom Phillis, and Assistant Chief of Security Mark Beckwith was held Tuesday to discuss an armed presence on campus. Students...

Physical assault leads to increased security

September 3, 2013

The Rock Island Police Department and Public Safety at Augustana have increased patrols on campus in response to a late-August physical assault on a student. This increase of patrols includes marked and...

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