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President's message: Racial justice, change

President Steve Bahls credits Lydia Ruelas Duran '05 for questioning his plans for diversity in 2004 and encouraging him to do more.

He appreciates all he has learned from others and the progress Augustana has made in diversity, equity and inclusion in recent years, but he knows there is much more work to be done.

• Video    • Transcript

Action and education

Augustana sent its community a plan of actions for the coming year. (more)

 •  From Dr.  Monica M. Smith

Response to COVID-19

Kassidy Belcher campus tour

Kassidy Belcher '21 takes prospective students on a campus tour June 25.

Planning for fall semester

We look forward to opening campus for classes on Aug. 31, 2020. The Augustana Strong Task Force is developing plans that provide for in-person experiences. (more)

Krishna Marmé '20

Public health major Krishna Marmé '20 interned at the R.I. County Health Department.

Studying public health

Dr. Diane Griffin  ’62 and Dr. Rebecca Heick '96 share expertise and perspective on the pandemic. The global health crisis has magnified the importance of our public health majors. (more)

Lydia Boyle

Occupational therapist Lydia Boyle '14 works at Mayo Clinic, Critical Care, Jacksonville, Fla.

Making a difference

Thousands of Augustana alumni are making a difference in their communities during the pandemic. Here are some of their stories. (more)


richard priggie

The pastor's new goal will be to relax, something he admits he isn’t very good at.

Q&A: Chaplain Priggie reflects on Augustana

Retiring Pastor Richard Priggie has 21 years of memories: dramatic moments such as 9/11, but also happier times as a homebuilder and student confidant. (more)

GIS image

GIS provides 3D visualization of 60 years of sand deposits in the lower Mississippi River.

GIS: 'A powerful tool for analyzing the world'

Gus Benson '18 and Barrie Chileen '17 work with GIS daily and support Dr. Reuben Heine and the geography department's proposal for a new minor in geospatial science. (more)

audrey moore

Audrey Moore in a tintype created for her at a fundraiser for Artists Working in Education. 

Letting her artistic voice 'take up space'

Audrey Moore ’15, graduate in art history and graphic design, has given the Milwaukee community an extraordinary public work of art. (more)

Campus news

Peter and Mary Lindberg

Peter and Mary Lindberg at a Vikings football game during a 2013 visit to campus.

Lindberg Center taking shape

The construction site of the newest building on campus—the Peter J. Lindberg, M.D., Center for Health and Human Performance—is one busy place right now.

About the center  •  Video tour  •  About Peter J. Lindberg '61

Why I give video Josef Weber

"If we can make an impact on at least one kid, you know that's money well spent."

Alumni video: 'Why I Give'  

Faced with unexpected financial hardships due to the pandemic, the college reached out, and the response from alumni and friends was humbling. The numbers tell the story. (more)

steve schafer

New coaches: Steve Schafer (above) for men's basketball and Ryan Pryor for water polo.

What’s new in athletics? 3 sports, 2 coaches

The spring sports season may have been canceled, but the Augustana athletics program hasn’t slowed down. We've added three varsity sports and two new head coaches. (more)

Kirsten Biefeld

Kirsten Biefeld '20 (above) and grounds supervisor Josh Becker led the initiative.

'Pollinator pockets' come to campus

Augustana will create special places on campus in response to the decline in populations of bees, butterflies and other pollinators. (more)

A nurse with a student

A nurse sits with a student in the campus infirmary, most likely in the 1930s.

Escape from the infirmary

As Augustana prepares to open an on-campus health clinic, here’s a look back at the years when the college had an infirmary on campus, along with a few alumni memories. (more)

campus rally

Students, faculty and staff join a global climate action with a campus rally Sept. 20, 2019.

Students light up solar project

The college plans to place solar panels on four campus buildings that will provide about 8% of the college’s annual electric energy. (more)

Alumni news


Alumni re-connect at Oktoberfest during Homecoming 2017.

Join us Oct. 9-11 for Homecoming 2020!

Alumni are invited to enjoy a picnic lunch on the Quad and Vikings football at Lindberg Stadium. After the game, join us for brats, beer and live music at Oktoberfest. (more)


michael recaurte

Alumni are eager to share what they've learned from their career experiences.

Viking Connections gives students a boost

Forty-five alumni in different professions already are offering advice to students and young graduates. More is better. Alumni are encouraged to sign up to participate! (more)

Robert and Julie Blew

Robert Blew '71 and his wife, Julie, on May 23, 1970, and May 23, 2020, in Founders courtyard.

Class notes: the highlights of daily life

Class Notes appears in the monthly e-newsletter for alumni and friends, and it's the most popular feature.

In case you missed any so far in 2020.