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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...

Religious diversity at Augustana on the rise

October 9, 2015

Founded by Swedish Lutheran Settlers in 1860, Augustana has grown to become more religiously and racially diverse throughout time. According to Mark Salisbury, assistant dean and director of institutional...

Remembering student Ryan Love

May 28, 2015

Ryan Love, an Augustana student, passed away on May 13 from a five vehicle car accident in Galesburg, IL. On his way to his final class, Love was killed in a car accident. According to a CiNews article,...

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 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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