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Dr. Mariano Magalhaes, political science professor, and Kai Swanson, special assistant to the president discuss the role of Augustana College in response to the 2016 election results at Sunday night’s election recap dialogue. There were election dialogue sessions held in Westerlin, Erickson, Andreen and Swanson. Photo by LuAnna Gerdemann.

Sustained Dialogue increases student involvement

March 17, 2017

The Sustained Dialogue program will be joined by over 120 new student participants this term. The steering committee hopes more students will continue to get involved. A new student-led group has been...

Third week vote on switch to semesters

Thea Gonzales September 8, 2016

The Augustana Board will formally vote on the calendar's switch to semesters at the Board meeting in October. No official voting has taken place, but both the Faculty Council and the Board's executive...

Faculty debates possible semester switch

March 24, 2016

Augustana College’s faculty council is debating moving toward a semester model. The administration estimates the switch to semesters would have the potential to generate $2-3 million in revenue from...

College explores MAP grant coverage options

February 7, 2016

Augustana College is exploring ways to allocate $3.2 million from the college’s budget so that students who haven’t received their state grants can remain in school. A budget impasse in the Illinois...

Reward offered to find vandals

April 14, 2015

The Dean of Students Office is offering a $250 reward for any person who knows information about campus group Augustana Right to Life’s display being vandalized on Monday. Evelyn Campbell, dean of students,...

Program offers faculty benefits

January 27, 2015

Up to 12 of Augustana’s senior faculty are being offered an opportunity to receive some incentive if they chose to make the decision to retire within the next academic school year. Colleges and universities...

Director of advising resigns

November 20, 2014

Director of Advising Ned Laff has resigned after just over a trimester at Augustana due to familial reasons, according to Provost Pareena Lawrence. Laff, who worked in the CORE Office, oversaw faculty...

Augustana board member discusses her success

October 3, 2014

Brenda Barnes, former CEO of Pepsi-Cola and COO of Sara Lee, spoke at Augustana College on Oct. 2 where she emphasized universal respect and discipline as the tools to success. According to Augustana College's...

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...

Operation Christmas Spirit brings community together

December 19, 2013

Each year the Augustana community comes together for Operation Christmas Spirit. Groups and individuals adopt either a child or a Longfellow Liberal Arts School classroom or office. As one of the largest...

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