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Campus update for March 17, 2021

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During a year alone in his cabin in Montana, Dr. Dan Lee  missed his favorite things at Augustana: choir and band concerts, Lessons and Carols, the spectacular beauty of spring on campus. 

Newly vaccinated, now he's happily anticipating being back in the classroom and eating his favorite dish at his favorite restaurant. → Read more

How Greek Life adapted

The process of pledging at Augustana has changed many times since the first sorority was established in 1908. The Augustana Observer reports on how it changed during the pandemic.

Seniors share why Augie has been 'More Than I Imagined'

Today we feature Nathaniel, Houssam and Jordan from the Class of 2021 on our homepage. Why did they choose Augie? What was their peak experience? Many more senior reflections will be shared in this annual series as we head toward commencement.


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Grateful students garner award for Dr. Ehrlich

Dr. Janina Ehrlich, professor of cello and music history, has been teaching Augustana students for 43 years. No one was surprised, especially current and former students, when she was named 2020 Outstanding Studio Teacher by the Illinois chapter of the American String Teachers Association. (more)

Today's updates

• Seniors, time is running out to apply for Augie Choice. If you don't have a plan, see Augie Choice for the Class of 2021 or contact Beth Ford.

• First-year students who are certain of their majors should declare now. (If you are not certain, you do not need to declare.) Complete and submit the program change form by 4:30 p.m. Friday.

• Campus Ministries plans pop-up worship services March 28, April 25 and May 16.

• You have until April 9 to apply for the 2021-2022 Augustana Honor Council.

👍 Junior Annelisa Burns is the winner of this year's Nils Hasselmo Award for Academic Pursuit. This is a $5,000 annual prize for an Augustana student pursuing a career in research or higher education teaching. She is a triple major in religion, English and German.

👍 Josh Malone '20 was featured by Wyoming Public Radio after his peer-reviewed paper touching on long‐distance dinosaur migration was published by Terra Nova. The paper stemmed from his Senior Inquiry project.


day of giving

Who is Blue, Gold and Bold? We are, every day! But especially on March 22-23, when that's the theme for our annual day of giving. Watch the video and be inspired! We'll have some special events for you on Monday at the Gerber Center.


augie tshirts

Bookstore spring special:  On Monday you can buy  crew sweatshirts in six spring colors for $21. (One day only, and in-store only.)