A window inside life at Augustana College

Turtle internship update!

For those of you who do not know, I am in Swansboro, North Carolina studying the nesting patterns of Loggerhead sea turtles. I began my internship on May 20th and will be continuing until August 5th. We had our first turtle on Monday June 3 at 1:45 AM. The only problem was it was a […]

Day one of turtle internship: Dissection, Protocol, and Patrol

I performed my first turtle dissection yesterday. It was one of the coolest, yet grossest things I have done so far.  The turtle we dissected was found on the beach prior to my arrival and was frozen until the start of the intern training.  Using this turtle we learned how and where to tag the […]

Internship in NC: Turtle time!

Today we start our training for tagging and collecting samples of loggerhead sea turtles.  I have never been so excited in my life!  I have been on Bear Island for 4 days now, and I already feel right at home.  There are 3 other interns here with me, all boys (Jeremy, Caleb, and David).  Jeremy […]

I graduated!

I’m officially an alumni of Augustana College! It’s weird because I think it hasn’t completely sunk in yet. I just wanted to thank all my professors, family, friends and especially my parents for getting me to this point in my life. I couldn’t have gotten to this point in my life without all of them […]

Surviving Your First Year

There are so many things that you will encounter in College, but the important thing is to know how to get out of those sticky situations.  As I come to an end on my first year here at Augustana, I have encountered or heard about a number of interesting situations. Lets begin. People are using […]

Week 7

The end of my freshman year is coming to a close, and I just cannot believe how quickly everything has flown by!  I am in the process of declaring my major (Biology and Spanish) and picking my classes for next year!!! YIKES! I feel bad for the seniors that are coming to an end at […]

Spring Term 2013: A New Beginning Thanks to Pledging

A new term, and perhaps a new start. That is the mind set I am going in with. For many of us, it is the start of the pledging process, weather you are pledging COG, DON, OZO, CAP, you are about to venture on a journey that will change your life. Now that the first […]

It’s Our Time

This is a video my mom’s cousin Marty Casey sings. I think this is a great new year song! (: I hope that everyone enjoyed their break off of school and are looking forward to getting back together with their Augie friends on campus on Sunday! I know I am excited to see them all […]

Tired of cafeteria food?

Cafeteria food can only keep you going for so long so every so often my friends and I like to venture off campus and find places to eat! Here are a few places that I would recommend checking out. The Little Rangoon This is a little restaurant tucked away on a corner of 5th Ave in Moline. It doesn’t […]

Christmas at Augustana

As usual, Christmas at Augustana was fantastic! I went this past Saturday and I can tell you that it was well worth the money I spent to attend. Christmas at Augustana is where all of the Augustana choirs and the orchestra play Christmas music. As you can see from this picture, they decorated Centennial beautifully […]