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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...

Students turned up in a large crowd to support the Gray Matters movement on Tuesday, Feb. 5, 2019 in the Gavle rooms. The room was filled to capacity, with many sitting outside the doorway to hear speakers. Photo courtesy of Ian Murrin.

Student-led mental health campaign draws crowds

Katrina Scheer February 9, 2019

On Tuesday, Feb. 5 several members of the Augustana community came together to discuss the importance of mental health and why The Gray Matters. The room was packed with dozens of students surrounded the...

Turnover with SGA leaders

Brittnany Nelson April 19, 2018

In the wake of the Student Government Association (SGA) election, junior Brendan Walker has resigned as senator due to “social circumstances” in the group. In an email, Walker said that he didn’t...

(left to right) Current Vice President Courtney Kampert, President elect Adam Gronewold, Vice President Elect Belle Hartman and current President Allan Daly meet to discuss upcoming senatorial elections and go over the transition of office. Photo by Kevin Donovan

SGA President and Vice President Elect are Ready to Get Started

Brittnany Nelson April 12, 2018

The results are in and the new Student Government Association (SGA) President and Vice President for next year will be juniors Adam Gronewald and Belle Hartman. Voting took place during week five, and...

SGA holds presidential debate

Brittnany Nelson March 29, 2018

Augustana students came out to hear what the two presidential teams had to say and get their questions answered by the candidates at the The Student Government Association (SGA) debate. It was held on...

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