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What to expect your first year at Augustana

Mari Kelley
February 9, 2021

The best ways to get a job on campus

Your guide to finding campus employment and going from broke college student to... less broke. 

Jon Jaworowski
Jon Jaworowski
February 9, 2021

The ultimate guide to choosing a data analytics major

Amanda Spurgeon
Amanda Spurgeon
November 20, 2020

What is environmental studies, and why should you major in it?

An environmental studies major will give you the knowledge, skills and analytical tools needed to tackle environmental challenges on a local, regional and international level. You’ll be creating a more sustainable, healthier environment for generations to come.

Debbie Blaylock
Debbie Blaylock
November 12, 2020

Consider this before declaring a neuroscience major

If you’re wondering what a neuroscience major is, where it can take you after college and what you should consider before declaring, here are some tips.

Debbie Blaylock
Debbie Blaylock
November 2, 2020

Want to be a public health major? Here are some tips.

Because students of public health need a broad background of knowledge and experiences, a liberal arts college can be perfect fit. 

October 28, 2020

The ultimate guide to choosing a kinesiology major

Kinesiology has become a buzzword in the last few years, with many schools like Augustana adding new academic majors and programs in the field. If you’re wondering what a kinesiology major is, where it can take you after college and what you should consider before declaring, here are some tips.

Amanda Spurgeon
Amanda Spurgeon
October 9, 2020

3 reasons you should get involved with music or theatre

Augustana College provides opportunities for music and theatre majors and minors and students involved in other programs on campus to be involved in music ensembles, lessons and theatre production. But why should you take advantage of these opportunities at Augustana?

Jon Jaworowski
Jon Jaworowski
October 9, 2020

I had COVID-19

Mari and her family were diagnosed with COVID-19 this summer. Here's how they coped, and what they're doing moving forward.

Mari Kelley
August 19, 2020

What it's like to apply test optional

Maria Coulter
Maria Coulter
August 16, 2020

How to choose a major

I think it’s safe to assume we all want the same happiness, financial stability and job satisfaction that the “American Dream” promises. Unfortunately, there isn’t a road map on how to get there, and we’re expected to figure out where to start our journey before we turn 18. If you're concerned about your major, here are some helpful tips to help you find the right fit. 

Autumn Peele
July 29, 2020

Common myths about the college admission process

A lot of misinformation can swirl around and rumors die hard. How important are extracurriculars, really? And how important are my test scores if I have above a 3.5 GPA? As someone who’s been through the same process you’re getting ready to start, I’ve compiled a list of myths about college applications.

Autumn Peele
July 2, 2020