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Campus update for Nov. 4, 2020

Nov. 4, 2020

Suggestions for today

Elections by their very nature create tension, and this one is no exception.

Bill Iavarone, director of student counseling, has some suggestions about things to do today:

→ Talk with friends and peers to feel supported and included.

→ Go outside and enjoy the weather! Be in nature. Be mindful and in the moment.

→ Remember that to dwell on something stressful only increases anxiety and sadness.

→ Consider unplugging from the news for awhile.

Student Counseling has special times set aside today and tomorrow for anyone who would like to talk about the election. Email Cheri Mizaur for an appointment. Also, Students.Care is available 24/7.

New process for in-person club meetings

important covid info

You naturally want to meet in person with fellow students in your clubs and interest groups. But it's tricky to do while complying with the college's COVID-19 guidelines.

Now, the Augustana Strong Task Force and Student Government Association have come up with a process to make it easier to safely have in-person meetings, and they suggest several models of how such meetings can work.

First, though, student organizations must apply to hold an in-person meeting. Applications will be reviewed by members of SGA and the task force. 

In-person events will be limited to 10 people or fewer and can run no longer than 90 minutes. All who attend must be masked and follow social distancing guidelines.

Today's updates: 

 Juniors: There is a second info meeting about the Texas Medical Center Summer Research Program this Sunday.

This is a full-time, 10-week research internship in Houston. It has been life-changing for Augie students who have participated.

You do NOT have to be a science major. Previous students have majored in English, art, psychology, business, communication studies, education, economics, political science, graphic arts and philosophy, among others.

• Due to COVID-19 restrictions, the PepsiCo Recreation Center is available only to students and employees. Family members of employees may not use the facility until further notice.

• "I Stand With You" in support of underrepresented students kicks off Friday and continues all month.

• Sign up by tomorrow to play "Augie Feud" on Friday.

Today: LGBTQ+ career professionals' panel 4:30 p.m., Worship Under the Stars 8 p.m.

Thursday: The Bigger Picture of Pandemic Disease Severity 2 p.m., Well-being lab: Mindfulness 3 p.m., Intersex and Differences of Sex Development 4 p.m.


doctor faustus

Alyssa Frazier as Mephistopheles in "The Tragical History of Doctor Faustus." Pay-what-you-can tickets are available to a recorded virtual performance via Zoom at 7:30 p.m. Sunday.