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Men Need Love: Augustana celebrates male empowerment

Morin Windle March 1, 2024

Although college often serves as an intersection for a variety of backgrounds and identities to merge together in one institution, most recent data from 2019 show that two-thirds of Augustana students...

President Andrea Talentino gives a speech in the quad after being inaugurated as 9th president of Augustana College on Oct. 15, 2022.

Augustana inaugurates its ninth president

Brett Kuras October 19, 2022

On Oct. 15, President Andrea Kathryn Talentino was inaugurated as Augustana’s ninth president in 162 years since the school’s founding.  The inauguration took place on the Viking Plaza, where speakers...

Chi Omega Gamma at the Homecoming Sing competition on Thursday, Oct. 13.

Augustana students reflect post-Homecoming

Anh Bui October 19, 2022

Augustana’s annual Homecoming concluded on Sunday, Oct. 16 with the return of alumni. The theme was “Welcome to Hollywood,” and students participated in activities coordinated by the Office of Student...

Augustana fundraises for student services and environmental projects

Feven Zewdu March 16, 2022

Augustana’s largest fundraising event of the year occurred last week. On March 10-11, Augustana celebrated the Blue, Gold & Bold event, which is a charity event organized by the Office of Student...

Dean Brill arrested on charge of public intoxication

Olivia Doak November 23, 2021

Kenneth Brill, Augustana College associate dean and director of the office of student life and leadership at Augustana, was arrested at a bar on Saturday, Nov. 13 at 11:39 p.m. on the charge of public...

Two members of Phi Rho take a commanding lead, smiling as their teamwork is paying off.

Augie hosts homecoming week post pandemic

Feven Zewdu October 13, 2021

Week 6 of the fall semester was eventful while homecoming celebrations took place. Events were planned by the Office of Student Life (OSL), such as the kick off and bonfire, the Regatta Race, Talent Show,...

Augustana discusses cultural appropriation for Halloween

Katherine Hogan October 31, 2019

On the evening of Wednesday, Oct. 24, The Office of Student Inclusion and Diversity (OSID) and the Office of Student Life (OSL) hosted “My Culture is not a Costume”, an initiative that educates students...

Homecoming Preparations on Campus

Collin Schopp September 29, 2016

The shift into fall weather marks the start of Augustana's Homecoming Week, where preparations by the members and students of the the Office of Student Life will be in full swing for the entire campus...

Opinion: Too much of budget being distributed to too small number of groups

September 13, 2015

With the recent release of student organization budget totals by the Student Government Association (SGA), a surprising number appeared: $31,185, which is the total funds distributed to four distinct groups...

Task force announces proposal

May 5, 2015

Augustana’s Task Force on Sexual Assault Prevention delivered its report to President Steven Bahls on May 1, addressing how the college could better promote healthy relationships and informed respect. Task...

The Hunts siblings to perform indie folk

September 19, 2014

The Hunts, a band of seven brothers and sisters will perform indie folk live on Sept. 20. The Office of Student Life (OSL) will host a performance by The Hunts at 8 p.m. in Centennial Hall. Admission for...

Alexander to perform indie rock 'without the snobbery'

September 11, 2014

Griffen Alexander will perform a mixture of acoustic and electric music, what he calls “indie rock without the snobbery” and “pop rock without the O.M.G.” The Office of Student Life (OSL) will...

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