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Campus update for Oct. 5, 2020

Oct. 5, 2020

Flu season is coming

You can get a flu shot at the Augustana Convenient Care on campus on any day but Sunday. Make an appointment online and get it done! It only takes a few minutes.

Or, make plans to go to the flu shot clinic on campus Oct. 23 offered by the Rock Island Health Department.

It is more important than ever to get a flu shot because flu and COVID-19 viruses both are likely to spread this fall and winter. A flu shot won’t prevent COVID-19, buy getting one could help your doctor differentiate between the diseases if you develop symptoms.

students care

Also remember, Augustana offers Students Care, a telehealth service that gives you access to virtual medical and mental health visits any time, from anywhere.

This is in addition to our own staff and resources in Counseling Services. Be well!

COVID-19 testing dashboard

The college shares new data on the dashboard at noon on Mondays. The number of new cases has remained low.

Getting back in the garden!

When students went home last March, the gardens at Augie Acres were largely left untended.

But now the Augustana Local Agriculture Society is regrouping: harvesting plums and honey, getting ready to plant fall cover crops, and considering a fence to keep out pillaging rabbits and deer. Olivia Smith interviews Darby Burk and Faith Pickslay in the ObserverCast.

Today's updates: 

• The Reading/Writing Center is standing by to assist you with any reading/writing assignment for any class. Choose a video chat over Google Meet or written feedback via email. Here is how to sign up.

• Learn how to schedule a location for your next event. The Office of Campus Scheduling will offer 30-minute training sessions this month on using the Astra system.

Tonight: Javier Avila: "The Trouble with My Name" begins at 7 p.m. A pre-show starts at 6:15 p.m. in three locations: Olin auditorium, Hanson 102 or Hanson 304.

Tuesday: Using Handshake for Career Success 4 p.m.; Boundless Health and Wellness meeting 4:30 p.m.

Looking for new members: TriBeta


lacrosse practice

Spot the ball

Lacrosse practice on a sunshiny October day last week.