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Campus update for Oct. 7, 2020

Oct. 7, 2020

What is truth? We've got a day for that

Symposium Days are a whole day when you get to talk and think about a serious question along with your community.

This time the question is, "What is truth?" And we have four keynote speakers who will have different and interesting ideas on that, including Julie Otsuka, who wrote this year's Augie Reads book, "When the Emperor Was Divine."

Symposium Day is Saturday, Oct. 17. Keep an eye out for the program!


Making good memories

Thought you might like to see this video of young alumni welcoming our Class of 2024! They talk about meeting roommates for the first time, making friends and even getting into a bit of hot water for having too much fun.

Today's updates: 

• Dr. Jeremy S. Hoffman, chief scientist at the Science Museum of Virginia and Augustana Class of 2011, will testify before the U.S. House Select Committee on the Climate Crisis tomorrow on redlining and environmental racism. 

• Senior Alek Jacobs is a semifinalist for the William V. Campbell Trophy. This award is given to the best football scholar-athletes in the nation based on academic excellence, final year of playing eligibility, outstanding football ability, and strong leadership.

• Experts have rated our COVID-19 dashboard presentation an A-.

Tonight: Pre-SOMA first meeting 7:30 p.m., Wednesday Worship 8 p.m.

Thursday: Emergency drill 8:40 a.m. (no evacuation), Well-being lab: Preventing Test Anxiety 3 p.m.


why d3

#WhyD3 Wednesday

The College Conference of Illinois & Wisconsin (CCIW) is running #WhyD3 Wednesdays to  feature student-athletes and why they chose their college. Today we feature Nick Dispensa and Jenna Dvorak from soccer.