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Bahls announces largest donation in school history

Charlie Roiland April 6, 2022

On Wednesday, April 6 at noon President Steve Bahls announced that the college received a 40 million dollar donation, the largest in school history.  This generous donation came from Murry Gerber,...

Student journalism creates opportunities

Mia C. Vu November 6, 2021

As a student journalist, claiming that student journalism is important isn’t the utmost example of objectivity to offer our audience. But one thing I will argue is while student journalism alone cannot...

College and caffeine:  An unhealthy relationship with work

College and caffeine: An unhealthy relationship with work

Giselle Barajas October 17, 2021

Your schedule’s jam packed, you’re running late to class and you’re so exhausted but won’t be back in your bed for another 12 hours. You’re too tired to walk down the Olin stairs, so you decide...

LGBTQ+ students find faith despite past prejudices

María Fernanda Rubí March 19, 2021

This story is from the Observer’s Injustice and inequalities inside Augie magazine publication. Print March 2021. Augustana College’s Lutheran religious affiliation welcomes all students, regardless...

Augustana Now leaps far past the finish line

Augustana Now leaps far past the finish line

Brady Johnson January 1, 2021

The five-year long “Augustana Now” campaign reached its goal and then some. A golden lit ceremony reveals a total of $133,662,742.55 concluding the college fundraiser. Now, the funds will be spread...

President Bahls extends his stay at Augustana

Brady Johnson June 16, 2020

On June 6, President Bahls sat down for a virtual interview to discuss his contract extension, current plans for Augustana's reopening and the new Presidential Racial Justice and Equity Fund. Below is...

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...

Bahls announces new sustainability efforts

Dina Marin November 7, 2019

Steven Bahls, president of Augustana, sent an announcement via email on Oct. 22 to the college community in response to the Global Climate Strike on Sept. 20. In this statement, President Bahls stated...

Augie Junior Vicente Serrano writes why he stands with immigrants at the Gerber Center on October 22, 2019.

Augie joins national stand with immigrants

Dina Marin October 31, 2019

Augustana hosted the first “I Stand with Immigrants” Day of Action Campaign on Oct. 22. Augie wasn’t alone in this campaign and stance on DACA policy. On this day, the campaign included over 150...

New citizens receive their naturalization certificates and shake hands with the court officials at the naturalization ceremony in Augustana College on October 18, 2019.

Over one hundred immigrants granted citizenship at Augustana College

Carly Davis October 24, 2019

On Friday, Oct. 18, 163 immigrants living in the Quad Cities became U.S. Citizens during a ceremony held in Centennial Hall at Augustana College. The ceremony began with an Opening of Court from Shig Yasunaga,...

Matt Case, member of Sierra Club, applauds a speech on Friday, Sept. 20 in the lower quad.  President Bahls says Augie has made progress towards campus sustainability, but there is more to do. Photo by Mikaylo Kelly.

Campus community demands sustainability

Audrianna Schneider September 26, 2019

Augustana students have a powerful voice on subjects they feel need to be addressed. By forming a student-led “climate strike” rally on Friday, Sept. 20 at noon, Augustana students made it quite clear...

Augustana President, Steven C. Bahls, speaks at the ribbon cutting ceremony for the new extension to the Hanson Hall of Sciences at Augustana College on Tuesday, Sept. 3. Photo by Ian Murrin.

The Hanson expansion is now open to students

Olivia Doak September 3, 2019

On Tuesday, Sept. 3 the addition to Hanson hall of science opened for classes with a celebratory ribbon cutting ceremony. The 22,000 square foot addition has a unique circular design and many new features,...

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