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What's good to eat at Augie?

You’ll find a pasta bar, burgers, Asian cuisine, salad bar, desserts, and many more options when you eat in the dining hall at Augustana. 

Chelsea Meyer
Chelsea Meyer
February 25, 2020

You've committed to Augustana. Now what?

You have committed to Augustana College and made your tuition deposit. Although you still have several months before you embark on this new adventure of college, here are some things you can do to stay excited about your decision and Augustana!

Patti Grod
Patti Grod
February 18, 2020

5 ways to make friends on campus

Patti Grod
Patti Grod
February 17, 2020

Who are the Carver Crazies?

The Carver Crazies are the Augustana Vikings' biggest fans, but exactly are they? Check out why the Carver Crazies are so important to Augustana Basketball!

Chelsea Meyer
Chelsea Meyer
February 12, 2020

How to spend Valentine's Day in the Quad Cities

Valentine's Day as we know it is a holiday created by Hallmark and has become popularly celebrated by almost all. It’s a day of love, not particularly with your romantic partner but with your friends and family too! 
 

Chelsea Meyer
Chelsea Meyer
February 7, 2020

A senior's first (and last) J-Term

Although it would have been nice to have a six-week winter break, my commitment to a winter sport required me to be on campus and take a class. Luckily, I was able to find one that fit my interests and fulfilled a requirement for one of my majors. 

Patti Grod
Patti Grod
February 6, 2020

J-Term was more than I expected

Three weeks and two days of fast-paced learning, three long hours of class, and late nights doing homework. But I loved every minute. 

Chelsea Meyer
Chelsea Meyer
February 4, 2020

Should I go Greek?

Chelsea never thought she would be a part of Greek life when she left for college, but now it’s changed her college experience. 

Chelsea Meyer
Chelsea Meyer
January 20, 2020

What to expect from Augie's first J-Term

The beloved trimesters have ended and we officially began the first year of semesters.  With our new semester transition, we are also experiencing our first J-term!  

Chelsea Meyer
Chelsea Meyer
December 23, 2019

How to boost your mood and beat the winter blues

It's normal for energy levels and moods to take a hit in the winter. You can help keep your winter blues at bay with diet, exercise, stress management and social support. Here are some tips to get started. 

Allison Mirell-Heaton
Allison Mirell-Heaton
December 17, 2019

6 thoughts every Augie student has when it snows

Every Augie student shares similar thoughts when the first snowfall occurs. We can’t control the weather, but we can hope for classes to be canceled.

Chelsea Meyer
Chelsea Meyer
December 11, 2019

Illinois winter essentials

What do you need to survive a midwest winter? A lot of layers, some patience and this blog by Augie Senior Chelsea Meyer. 

Chelsea Meyer
Chelsea Meyer
December 10, 2019

Coping with stress during the holidays

Without a realistic mindset, we often feel trapped in disappointment, resentment, bitterness, and self-pity—none of which help us celebrate the holidays or feel a sense of place and fellowship. 

William Iavarone
William Iavarone
December 10, 2019

The best playlists to study to

Is studying dreadful for you? It is for Augie Senior Chelsea Meyer. These playlists will make it easier to cram all that knowledge into your head. 

Chelsea Meyer
Chelsea Meyer
December 6, 2019

Want financial aid? You have to do this paperwork.

Justin Verlinden
Justin Verlinden
December 4, 2019