Lalini Shanela Ranaraja, a sophomore from Sri Lanka, won this year's Vázquez-Valarezo Poetry Award.
English and creative writing student groups
Unabridged is Augustana's club for English and creative writing majors. Every two weeks the group meets for English major coffee hours or to sponsor campus-wide events like Yoga for Writers, a book vs. movie club, Cards Against Humanity games, end-of-term Write-Ins, or workshops on job seeking and applying to grad schools.
President: Allyson Jesse
Vice President: Sabrina Hill
Advisor: Meg Gillette
SAGA is Augustana's art and literary magazine. Published once a year, the student-run magazine accepts student submissions of poetry, fiction, and artwork, including drawings, paintings, and photography. The SAGA staff also organizes poetry slams, readings and a yearly gallery walk featuring student art work.
Advisor: Rebecca Wee.
Black Squirrel Productions
Black Squirrel Productions is an interdisciplinary film society that provides an opportunity for students to make movies and develop multi-media portfolios.
Advisor: Kevin Carton