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Swenson Center receives $50,000 NEH grant

Swenson Center receives $50,000 NEH grant

Abbey Mondi October 18, 2023

The Swenson Swedish Immigration Research Center, located in the Denkmann Memorial Building, received a $50,000 grant from the National Endowment for the Humanities (NEH) in order to better preserve the...

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There’s a new provost in town!

Kayla Hobbs April 12, 2023

In July 2023, Dr. Dianna Shandy will officially be the new provost on Augustana’s campus. She specialized in anthropology and worked as a former associate provost at Macalester College in St. Paul, MN. Dr....

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...

Augustana announces new provost

Augustana announces new provost

Charlie Roiland March 23, 2023

On March 21, Augustana College sent out an email announcing the selection of its new provost. Dr. Dianna Shandy from Macalester College in St. Paul Minnesota will begin her position as provost later this...

Search for new provost involves Augustana students

Gavin Nicoson February 22, 2023

Augustana College is nearing the final stages of its search for a new provost. During the search, the college had a selection committee composed of faculty, staff, board members and a student representative.  One...

Uppsala University provides a new perspective

Krystina Slack October 21, 2022

On Saturday, Oct. 15, seven faculty members and one student presented “Sweden as Our Classroom: Partnerships with Uppsala University and Beyond.” With the inauguration of a new president came a series...

Dr. Andrea Talentino gives a speech after being announced as the next President of Augustana College on Dec. 7, 2021.

Talentino announced as next college president

Molly Sweeney December 14, 2021

On Tuesday, Dec. 7, Augustana College’s ninth president was announced. Dr. Andrea Talentino, currently the provost of Nazareth College in Rochester, N.Y, will begin her presidency at Augustana on...

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...

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,...

Putting college in perspective

May 4, 2016

Being co-editor of the Augustana Observer has taught me so much, primarily that most Augie students don’t care about anything besides themselves, Greek events, alcohol and (usually around week 10) their...

Throwback Thursday: Augustana faculty and administrators talk about their time as undergraduates

October 18, 2015

Wendy Hilton-Morrow, associate dean of Academic Affairs What years did you attend Augustana? 1990-1994 Why did you choose Augustana for your undergraduate career? I grew up in the Quad Cities, and Augustana...

Assault survivor speaks out, criticizes college's procedures

October 15, 2015

Senior Briana Hays said she was raped near the District in the summer of 2014 by a Rock Island resident. Although she reported the assault to Augustana College at the time it occurred, she felt like the...

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