Campus update for March 11, 2021
March 11, 2021
Augustana President Steve Bahls and Dean of Students Wes Brooks updated campus today about changes in some COVID-19 guidelines:
• Classes will be in person this fall.
• Everyone on campus in the next academic year should act on the guidance of health officials, who strongly encourage people to get the vaccine when it's available to them.
• The policy for visitors in residence hall rooms has been changed to allow one guest per host. Previously, it was one guest per room. This means that roommates each may have a guest in their shared room. Visitors must be Augustana students.
• Campus Recreation has begun a trial period of offering open rec basketball under COVID-19 guidelines. → Read more
Fans are back in the game
Starting this weekend, the college will allow a limited number of fans at home athletics events. Each student-athlete will be limited to a maximum of four guests. If venue capacity caps permit, faculty, staff and students also will be able to attend.
Augustana has received a federal grant of $298,827 to fund sexual violence prevention programs on campus. Now we welcome the new program director — Zachary Draves.
He will focus on education and work with others from across campus to coordinate and enhance Augustana’s response to sexual violence, domestic violence, dating violence, and stalking. → Read more
• Help with a Senior Inquiry project on autism spectrum disorder by taking this survey.
• Women, Gender, and Sexuality Studies is offering a $500 scholarship for first- or second-year students.
• Heads-up if you've thought about running for president or vice president of SGA. Candidate applications are coming.
• The new Student Research Club is looking for members.
Professor Rowen Schussheim-Anderson's color field tapestries are lighting up the Quad City Airport but you don't have to go there to enjoy them. See them online.
Here's a look from inside the new Peter J. Lindberg, M.D., Center for Health and Human Performance across 7th Avenue toward the Denkmann Memorial Building. See more photos of construction progress.