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Managing stress and anxiety around finals

Alyssa Matz from counseling services knows a little bit about managing stress around finals. Here, she shares her best tips for keeping stress and anxiety low during an important time in the school year. 

November 26, 2019

Tips to survive (and thrive!) during finals

Finals week can be challenging, but don’t forget to take care of yourself to achieve your best success. 

Chelsea Meyer
Chelsea Meyer
November 22, 2019

All the Augie holiday celebrations

 To accommodate all students, Augie celebrates a wide range of holidays before winter break. Check out which events you want to attend! 

Chelsea Meyer
Chelsea Meyer
November 22, 2019

Let's Party. . . but sober.

You don't have to drink to have a good time, and you don't have to drink to throw a good party! Kayley Larson and her roommates are proving it.

Kayley Larson
November 21, 2019

Coming to the Open House and Scholarship Competition?

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.

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