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Katie Frese, SGA Vice Presidential candidate, speaks during the debate.

By students for students – presidential debate at Lindberg

Jack Brandt April 20, 2023

SGA hosted a debate on Tuesday, April 18, between the two tickets vying for president and vice president of next year's student government in the Lindberg Center. Sophomores Neleigh Rush and Katie Frese...

Supervisors and skilled positions receive raise

Supervisors and skilled positions receive raise

Jack Brandt April 12, 2023

As of April 28, student supervisors will begin to see a wage increase reflected in their paychecks as they were previously informed in an email sent on March 30. The student body received an email confirming...

Senators at the SGA meeting on Thursday, March 16, 2023.

SGA remains open for student participation

Kayla Hobbs March 22, 2023

The Student Government Association (SGA) has been established at Augustana to provide for students’ needs. SGA makes a big impact on campus because they are the bridge between our students and the faculty. SGA...

Augustana is now a smoke-free campus

Augustana is now a smoke-free campus

Gavin Nicoson March 1, 2023

On Feb. 9, Augustana College updated its policy on smoking and vaping, prohibiting both activities completely, including in and around residence halls and TLAs.  Mary Baril, resident director for TLA...

Student supervisors receive wage increase

Student supervisors receive wage increase

Charlie Roiland February 9, 2023

On Feb. 9, Chief Financial Officer and Vice President of Administration Kirk Anderson sent out an email notifying the campus of a wage increase for certain on-campus jobs. The increase is $1.25, bringing...

Person-of-interest located after making threats to Augustana campus

Person-of-interest located after making threats to Augustana campus

Molly Sweeney December 9, 2022

A suspect who made threats to campus Thursday has been apprehended by Rock Island Police. Augustana police chief Tom Phillis told the Observer he is “confident” that students, staff and faculty...

Town hall ignites the spark of an Augustana labor movement

Caitlin Campbell November 23, 2022

On Tuesday, Nov. 15, the Student Government Association (SGA) hosted a town hall meeting regarding the Augustana student minimum wage. Around 70 students were in attendance for the meeting, and the...

Misguided perceptions gobble up Thanksgiving traditions

Hailey Glasnovich November 20, 2022

Often being overshadowed by Halloween and Christmas, Thanksgiving is the holiday that most college students greatly associate with a break. More students should emphasize it as a holiday with merit and...

Town hall documents wage frustration

Caitlin Campbell November 16, 2022

On Tuesday Nov. 15, the Student Government Association (SGA) held a town hall meeting in response to students’ frustration with the 50 cent wage increase that was announced on Oct. 17.  The town...

Talentino prepares for inauguration

Molly Sweeney October 15, 2022

Dr. Andrea Talentino, the ninth president of Augustana College, celebrated her 100th day as President on Oct. 9. Student groups, including culture groups, sports teams and several sororities and fraternities...

Changes in the Dining Service are still unknown

Maria Fernanda Rubi March 31, 2021

Some weeks ago, the Student Government Association (SGA) sent a google form to the student body asking their opinion regarding possible changes in the Westerlin Market (C-Store) hours and adding more food...

Student Government Association adapts functions during COVID-19

María Fernanda Rubí March 17, 2021

Despite the challenges COVID-19 has brought this academic year, the Student Government Association (SGA) has worked hard to represent the student body’s needs. According to Kaitlyn Watkins, the president...

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