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Just winging it: Erickson’s cost crisis

Just winging it: Erickson’s cost crisis

Taylor Roth April 27, 2024

Throughout the 2023-24 academic year, the B wing in the sophomore residence building Erickson has been undergoing renovations.  However, this does not mean the price tag will be any different for students...

Image rendering of the Erickson bathroom. Courtesy of Chris Beyer.

Students hunt for housing

Abbey Mondi March 13, 2024

First-Years and sophomores will soon begin selecting housing and roommate groups for the upcoming school year. Housing applications are due March 29, and roommate group selections are due by April 7. With...

Erickson nails down further renovation plans

Abbey Mondi February 28, 2024

Rising sophomores can look forward to an updated residence hall next year. Augustana College was recently granted $6.7 million from the Illinois Board of Higher Education (IBHE) to help cover Erickson's...

First-Year Moss Truman cooks using the microwave in the Westerlin kitchen area.

Westerlin kitchen cooks up renovations

Abbey Mondi December 6, 2023

Augustana’s First-Year residence hall, Westerlin, is cooking up a storm with kitchen renovations starting Dec. 13. Over the next several weeks, residents and students can expect to see renovations occurring...

Erickson residents prepare for renovations

Sylvia Hughes November 15, 2023

Erickson’s C-wing stands empty as it prepares for renovations, set to begin Jan. 2024 and end Aug. 2024. Augustana College hopes to renovate the remaining wings of Erickson over three years, leaving...

Artworks and posters by the students of Augustana College fill up the walls of what was once a bathroom at the Bergendoff Museum.

Augustana art museum gets a makeover

Abbey Mondi November 15, 2023

Formerly known as the Museum of Art, Augustana’s Center of Visual Culture has received a makeover, undergoing renovations, new management along with its new name. Found in the basement of Bergendoff...

Erickson renovations negatively impact rising juniors

Charlie Roiland May 13, 2023

On Monday, April 3, the office of residential life sent a campus-wide email informing students that housing selection for the rising junior class was postponed. Due to renovations being made to Erickson’s...

Erickson Residence Hall front desk.

Erickson residence hall slated for renovations next year

Gavin Nicoson April 20, 2023

Augustana College is planning renovations to Erickson residence hall during the 2023-2024 school year. A student bulletin sent via email on April 3 contained the initial announcement. “We listened....

Augustana plans for renovations around campus

Brett Kuras November 24, 2021

Augustana College has plans to improve the infrastructure around campus. Bergendoff, Sorenson, Thorson-Lucken field (TF field) and Pepsico (PCo) recreation center will undergo renovations. Bergendoff will...

Blue, Mold and Beautiful campus buildings

Blue, Mold and Beautiful campus buildings

Montserrat Ricossa October 11, 2018

Augustana is said to have two seasons: construction and winter. Walking through the lower quad, you can see construction left and right. The college currently has three main capital projects: the Hanson...

SGA discusses plans for renovations to College Center and Bergendoff

February 17, 2015

Kent Barnds, vice president of enrollment, communication and planning, presented plans for renovating the College Center and Bergendoff Hall of Fine Arts at last week’s SGA meeting. The plan to renovate...

Board of Trustees approves plans for Westerlin renovations

October 21, 2014

Augustana’s Board of Trustees approved architectural plans for Westerlin Residence Hall earlier this month, which include air conditioning in dorm rooms among other renovations for the building. The...

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