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Campus update for May 8, 2020

May 8, 2020

Dear students,


caroline wator
Caroline Wator '20 interned with the Chicago Public Health Department.

As COVID-19 continues, we've all seen that public health work and expertise is of the utmost importance.

No one is watching events unfold more closely than our public health majors (you could be one!), faculty and alumni in the field.

They see a need for improvement, and an opportunity.

→ Studying public health in the time of COVID-19




Playwrights Festival this Saturday!

Each year we host the Quad City Playwrights Festival to showcase work by high school, college, and community members. This year's fest begins at 7 p.m. Saturday.

The featured playwrights are Dan Haughey, Don Faust, Matt Berry, Jacob French and Jimmy Sederquist. Students will read their scripts and there will be a Q&A.

Join the Zoom Meeting using ID 864 5265 2201 and password: 195928.

Today's updates:

• The Office of the Registrar has new self-service registration. See the instructions on using this new module or watch an instructional video.

• The Ronald Reagan Presidential Foundation is offering opportunities with its (virtual)  Summer Leadership and the American Presidency. Dedicated scholarships are available for Augustana students. For more info, contact Dr. Pedro Bidegaray, director of International Programs and Off Campus Programs.

• Check out the Augustana Modded Minecraft Server! We are now running a dedicated Minecraft Server with more than 210 mods. For details check this dedicated discord for install instructions (check the pinned message). And don't forget to join the official Augustana Esports Club Discord Server!

• Campus Cupboard will be open today from 12:30-1:30 p.m.

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Today's video: ICYMI: Coach G: Recapping an amazing career

Today's podcast: "Co-Culinary Oral Histories" with Dr. Elizabeth Stigler '10

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President Bahls last lecture toast

President Steve Bahls lifts his glass to the Class of 2020 during the Last Lecture and Senior Toast via Zoom last night. Congratulations to the three faculty members chosen by the students to offer words of wisdom: Dr. Scott Gehler, Dr. Kathy Jakielski and Dr. Troy Larson.