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So you're coming to the Open House and Scholarship Competition

Winter is coming and with it, a visit day that offers prospective college students an opportunity to win scholarship money. These days are called Scholarship Visit Days and here’s all the info you need to know before going to one.

Justin Verlinden
Justin Verlinden
November 11, 2019

What's a liberal arts college anyway?

Augustana College uses a liberal arts college curriculum, which pushes students to find opportunities in various fields throughout their four years.

Chelsea Meyer
Chelsea Meyer
November 6, 2019

My favorite places in the Quad Cities

If you're not familiar with the QC, you might wonder what there is to do around here. Lucky for you, there's four cities full of exciting opportunities, great food and fun entertainment!

Chelsea Meyer
Chelsea Meyer
October 31, 2019

No regrets: coming to Augie from California

Sophia chose to come to Augustana without ever experiencing life in the Midwest, and she wouldn't change her decision even after experiencing winter. 

Sophia Gilmore
Sophia Gilmore
October 28, 2019

Everything you should know about FAFSA

No one likes filing the FAFSA, but it must be done whether you expect to receive financial aid or not. Here's what you need to know to get it done without losing your cool. 

Chelsea Meyer
Chelsea Meyer
October 25, 2019

Finding myself between academics and athletics

Balancing athletics in college can be challenging. Sometimes, taking time off can help you find new interests and hobbies. And sometimes, the time off will lead you back.

Chelsea Meyer
Chelsea Meyer
October 21, 2019

A Week in the Life of an Augie Senior

Chelsea is a senior at Augustana balancing academics, Greek life and athletics. See how she keeps it together while living off campus and maintaining frienships.

Chelsea Meyer
Chelsea Meyer
October 21, 2019

Why I transferred to Augustana

College is more than academics and a beautiful campus. I learned that lesson over and over again during my freshman year when I found myself restless, lacking opportunities to explore and in need of guidance. Transferring to Augustana helped me find my passion and the opportunities I was craving. 

Kathleen Fues
Katie Fues
October 10, 2019

So you're coming to fall visit day

There's a lot going on during Fall Visit Day. Here's where to go and what to expect for everyone planning to join us for this big day. 

Mikaela Ferrara
October 7, 2019

Little Lesson on Microagressions

Microaggressions are daily indignities that happen in conversation and come from intentional of unintentional bias. At the core, they're based on stereotypes. Dr. Monica Smith teaches us how to recognize microaggressions and how to draw attention to them in a non-confrontational way to create access and reduce stereotypes.

Amanda Spurgeon
Amanda Spurgeon
October 1, 2019

No regrets: coming to Augustana from California

Every time I tell someone here that I’m from San Diego, California, I get the same response every single time: “What?! Why are you here in Illinois?!” 

Sophia Gilmore
Sophia Gilmore
September 30, 2019

6 tips if you're looking to transfer schools

If you’re looking to transfer, consider these six tips before you make your decision on a new school. If you consider these six steps, you’ll be closer to finding the best fit for you.

Chelsea Meyer
Chelsea Meyer
September 26, 2019

The difference between public and private colleges/universities

When you’re beginning your college search, you may be confused about what distinguishes a private institution from a public one. Learn how to clear up the confusion and get a better idea about what both kinds of schools have to offer.

Justin Verlinden
Justin Verlinden
September 25, 2019

What makes a campus beautiful? It's more than you think.

College campuses are known to be beautiful because of academic buildings and classrooms, but there is more than physical beauty. The memories made with friends at the quad and in residence halls are just as important.

Chelsea Meyer
Chelsea Meyer
September 23, 2019

Why I chose Augustana over a state school

Justin got into his dream school - a public university a few states over with the track team he always dreamed of being on. But after visiting, he realized that it wasn't the right fit for him. 

Justin Verlinden
Justin Verlinden
September 12, 2019