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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...

The caption for this photo in the 1960 Augustana year book was “friendly belligerents wield pledge paddles over humble ‘freshies’ confessing to be ‘the lowliest scum of the earth.’”
Photo courtesy of  the Special Collections photo department.

Putting pledging in perspective

January 29, 2015

Augustana students who started informal rush earlier this month have little chance of being driven out into a cornfield and having to walk back to campus like some Augustana alumnae in the past. Pastor...

Campus forum discusses racial justice

Campus forum discusses racial justice

December 2, 2014

A lack of empathy is one of the issues surrounding reactions to recent events in Ferguson, said Christopher Whitt, associate professor of political science, at a community discussion on Monday. “Justice...

Senior John DAversa gives Sister Bobbi a hug to wish her well with her retirement from Augustana’s Catholic Ministry. Students said their good-byes to Sister Bobbi Sunday at a farewell party.

Sister Bobbi leaves Augustana Catholic Church

September 25, 2014

Roberta Bussan, known in the Catholic Church on campus as Sister Bobbi, is leaving Augustana after two years of service. Sister Bobbi has worked on the Campus Ministries professional staff and as coordinator...

Campus Ministries, Habitat for Humanity, repair homes for the poor

Campus Ministries, Habitat for Humanity, repair homes for the poor

March 20, 2014

Campus Ministries and Habitat for Humanity at Augustana went on annual mission trips during spring break to repair homes for the less fortunate. Campus Ministries went to Henderson’s Settlement in Frakes,...

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