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African artifacts for sale at the Diversity Week
celebration on April 28, 2023.

OSID honors diversity week in Gävle rooms

Allie Lewis May 5, 2023

On Friday, April 28, Augustana held its annual Diversity Week celebration. The Augustana Office of Student Inclusion and Diversity (OSID) was at the forefront of this event and gave a great opportunity...

“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...

OBScast – The Augustana Observer Podcast – NAMI Hear Me Out

April 27, 2023

On this episode of the Augustana Observer Podcast, Podcast Director Jaren Smith sits down with the director of student well-being and resilience, Farrah Roberts, to discuss the upcoming National Alliance...

Ann Oakes and Bill Lavarone preparing to start a Mario Kart race.

Pledging for the Support Squad: Groups outside of Greek Life

Victoria Campbell February 25, 2023

As the school year gets busy, it becomes more difficult to balance social and academic areas of life. That anxiety can be managed by making mental health a priority. The Dean of Students and student counseling...

Augustana Alum Haley DeGreve ends her presentation Civil Discourse and Mental Health with heartfelt words of affirmation on Oct. 12, 2022.

Mental health support highlighted as midterms loom

Feven Zewdu October 21, 2022

As midterms approach, Augustana increasingly advertises mental health services around campus. In addition to notices in the student bulletin and posters placed in academic buildings, an alum returned to...

A “new NAMI” supports students’ mental health

Molly Sweeney, Josie Hathaway, and Anh Bui March 9, 2022

The Augie National Alliance on Mental Illness (NAMI) is rebranding itself in order to further provide students with mental health resources. Augie NAMI is a student-led campus club that supports student...

Caring for mental health in a pandemic

Caring for mental health in a pandemic

Natalie McMillan April 17, 2020

The upheaval in Augustana students’ and faculty’s life can be distressing to some of the community's mental health. Despite the changes in classrooms and pushed back graduation, Augie’s community...

The Gray Matters says that you matter

Carly Davis November 21, 2019

The Gray Matters hosted “You Matter” on Tuesday, Nov. 19 in the Gavle Rooms. The goal of the event was to promote awareness of mental health on campus and provide support for students. The Gray Matters...

Students affected by seasonal depression are not alone

Students affected by seasonal depression are not alone

Paige Sheppard November 14, 2019

While most people look upon daylight savings as a gift that offers one extra glorious hour of sleep when we all seem to need it most, it also marks the beginning of shorter, darker and colder days. Winter...

A box for Augie Students to drop off their cards on October 11th, 2019.

Augustana Raises Awareness on Mental Health

Dina Marin October 17, 2019

Augustana National Alliance for Mental Illness (NAMI) organized different events to mark Mental Health Awareness Week, commemorated nationwide from Oct. 6-12. “Mental Health Week is all about bringing...

Take Back the Night empowers campus and supports survivors

Martha Tomesen May 1, 2019

On Sunday, April 28, the Take Back the Night rally was held in the Olin auditorium. The event was organized by the students from the introductory women studies course, Women and Change, taught by Dr. Jane...

Augustana students tackle mental health on campus with new group

Shanela Ranaraja March 15, 2018

On Thursday, Mar. 9, Augustana students brought a new mental health group, the National Alliance for Mental Illness (NAMI), to campus. At a meeting in Olin 208 at 7 p.m., Augie NAMI president and sophomore...

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