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Campus update for July 31, 2020

July 31, 2020

Dear students,

Dean of Students Dr. Wes Brooks gives an update on the new health clinic opening Aug. 31, our partnership with Genesis Health and telehealth services.

You will be able to schedule an appointment online, reducing the need to sit in a waiting room.

important covid info

Make a virtual appointment!

On our friendly campus, we're used to popping into offices for services or just to ask a question. 

However, now most offices, such as CORE, Registrar, Financial Aid and the Business Office, will ask you to make a virtual appointment instead. Parents also are welcome and encouraged to make a virtual appointment. Here is how to do it.

Boy or girl? A lot depends on the answer

Dr. Michelle Wolff and junior Aviana Zahara have published "The ethics of gender selection" in the journal of the Social Science Research Council.

If that sounds a bit dry to you, then here is an excerpt: "Before she (Aviana) was conceived, her parents hoped to have a girl rather than a boy...Her mother was born with one of the 1,100 known chromosome X-linked genetic disorders that, if passed on to a son, would cause serious health problems."

Zahara is majoring in biology and public health with plans to become a physician assistant. Dr. Wolff is an assistant professor of religion.

Their paper is here:

Today's updates:

• Women's bowling has become the 25th sport sponsored at the championship level by the CCIW. Augustana will have its fourth season of bowling this year, and now will compete with Carthage, Elmhurst, Illinois Wesleyan and North Central. 

• One more session is available of "The Defamation Experience," a courtroom drama that explores race, class, religion, gender and the law. This is a two-part event and registration is required. Film from 2-3:30 p.m. Aug. 3, followed by discussion from 2-3 p.m. Aug. 10. 

• Building Services has laid out the plans for cleaning and disinfecting campus this fall.

• If you are in the area of campus and would like to be a good neighbor, Rock Island Clean and Beautiful is looking for cleanup volunteers Aug. 8.


lindberg center

The walls are going up fast at the Lindberg Center this week. See a slideshow of photos.