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Photos and videos that capture Augustana's 2019


Despite record cold (-58 degrees F wind chill) Dining Services delivered walking tacos to students in Westerlin Residence Center.

Westerlin Residence Center
rob williams

Augie senior Rob Williams represents! He was the only undergrad chosen out of 280 presenters at the American Historical Association.


College announces a new building that will be home to public health and a new program in kinesiology, with classrooms, team spaces, exercise labs and aquatic center.

knowlton center rendering
Nadia Ayensah and Caroline Siaw
choir tour

Students got into the kitchen to make sure the annual International Dinner was authentic.

Meanwhile, the touring Augustana Symphonic Band and Augustana Choir gave 20 concerts in four states.



Vikings crash into the Sweet 16 again!

Geology students looked lively on a Death Valley field trip.

death valley


Librarian Maria Emerson and family moved into Swanson Commons under the faculty-in-residence program.

Maria Emerson, Villalpando, and Scout

Seniors gathered for their Last Lecture and Senior Toast to hear wisdom of three favorite professors.

last lecture 2019


Graduation! Smiles and happy tears.

anderson pavilion

More room for theatre and music! The new Ruth and Lefty Anderson Pavilion opens behind the Brunner Theatre Center.


Brandon Wilkerson ’19 was named an Academic All-American in men’s track and field, the 176th student-athlete in Augustana history to win the honor.

Augustana is in the top 10 nationally for number of Academic All-Americans.

brandon wilkerson


Interns are everywhere, from Texas Medical Center to Fresh Films.

kyle barkelow

Kyle Barkalow interned with Fresh Films on campus and in Chicago.


Hanson Hall of Science opens a new wing. Watch it expand in 30 seconds!


Welcome Week! The newest 719 Vikings come from 326 high schools, 26 states and 22 countries.

Faculty reveal what they did over summer break.

Kirsten Day Annette Esjing


“Falling for Augie” shows off campus.

Director Daniel Chetel

Musicians of all ages joined the Augustana Symphony Orchestra to play Hollywood theme music in the first of two Orchestra Reading Nights.

Homecoming! It’s not just football; Augustana has a Yell and Sing competion, as well.

homecoming yell competition


It’s a long way from Ghana to the Land of Lincoln, but not in spirit!

Nadia Ayensah

Nadia Ayensah is our 2019 student laureate of the Lincoln Academy of Illinois.

kristy norman

Students are starting to receive their acceptance letters for next year, and there is excitement on social media!


The annual Sankta Lucia Festival represents the return of light to the dark winter season and points toward the hope of Christmas. Senior Emily Stine played the role of Lucia this year.

lucia festival
tree lighting 2019 President Steve Bahls

President Steve Bahls gets help from Chi Vu, a first-year student from Vietnam, in lighting the tree during the annual campus celebration in front of Old Main.

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