Student-Led Effort Works to Ban the "R-Word"

Augustana’s Student Council for Exceptional Children (SCEC) is selling t-shirts to raise awareness about the negative connotations associated with the word "retarded." SCEC is hoping elected officials will pass legislation to formally change the phrase “mental retardation” to “cognitive impairment” on state-issued Special Education teaching certifications.

Augustana Announces Largest Enrollment Since 1980

“In today’s economy, we’re humbled to see that students and families continue to believe in the world-class liberal arts education Augustana’s great professors provide,” said Rob Oliver, president. For Fall 2011, the College is serving 1,745 full-time undergraduate students – the highest full-time enrollment since 1980.

In the News: Conductor Weston Noble Has a 'Heart for the Students'

Meet the legendary and passionate music educator Weston Noble, guest conductor of The Augustana Choir. Of conducting, Noble says: "You can certainly remember when you had tears in your eyes. Goose bumps. Joy rushes. Whatever you want to call it. Those experiences are very strong."

Oliver Appointed to Second Term as Augustana President

“Rob’s passion for Augustana is unmatched. He absolutely believes in the vision of this institution and is committed to doing all he can to support our mission of providing students with the education they need in order to make tomorrow’s world even better than today’s,” said John Thomas, chair of the Board of Trustees.

'World Hunger and Poverty' Named 2011-12 International Theme

A number of events are planned in support of “World Hunger and Poverty,” Augustana’s International Theme for the 2011-12 academic year. “By taking time to explore issues and support causes ...  we will all be better suited to appreciate and understand important topics that extend far beyond our ... borders,” said Sam Ogdie, instructor of Spanish and faculty chair of Augustana’s Co-Curriculum Council.

First-Ever Faculty Film Festival to Debut with 'Salaam Bombay!'

Dr. Sandra Looney, professor of English, will lead the first-ever Faculty Film Festival with a showing and discussion of Salaam Bombay!, an Academy Award nominee for Best Foreign Language film, at 7 p.m. on Monday, Sept. 26, in the Gilbert Science Center auditorium.

'No Impact Man' Author Colin Beavan to Speak on Campus Sept. 29

Dr. Colin Beavan and his family spent a year trying to live without negatively impacting the environment. His discussion, set for 10 a.m. on Thursday, Sept. 29,  in the Chapel, will detail the struggles, frustrations and discoveries that come with adjusting to a new lifestyle.

Student-led 'Bread for the Apple' to Raise Money for NYC Soup Kitchen

In honor of the 10-year anniversary of 9-11, Augustana students will be hosting a series of bake sales and collecting donations for New York City’s Trinity Lutheran Church, a soup kitchen on the lower eastside of Manhattan that serves 1,000 meals to people in need each week.