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The ultimate guide to choosing a kinesiology major

Kinesiology has become a buzzword in the last few years, with many schools like Augustana adding new academic majors and programs in the field. If you’re wondering what a kinesiology major is, where it can take you after college and what you should consider before declaring, here are some tips.

Amanda Spurgeon
Amanda Spurgeon
October 9, 2020

3 reasons you should get involved with music or theatre

Augustana College provides opportunities for music and theatre majors and minors and students involved in other programs on campus to be involved in music ensembles, lessons and theatre production. But why should you take advantage of these opportunities at Augustana?

Jon Jaworowski
October 9, 2020

I had COVID-19

Mari and her family were diagnosed with COVID-19 this summer. Here's how they coped, and what they're doing moving forward.

Mari Kelley
August 19, 2020

What it's like to apply test optional

Maria Coulter
Maria Coulter
August 16, 2020

How to choose a major

I think it’s safe to assume we all want the same happiness, financial stability and job satisfaction that the “American Dream” promises. Unfortunately, there isn’t a road map on how to get there, and we’re expected to figure out where to start our journey before we turn 18. If you're concerned about your major, here are some helpful tips to help you find the right fit. 

Autumn Peele
July 29, 2020

Common myths about the college admission process

A lot of misinformation can swirl around and rumors die hard. How important are extracurriculars, really? And how important are my test scores if I have above a 3.5 GPA? As someone who’s been through the same process you’re getting ready to start, I’ve compiled a list of myths about college applications.

Autumn Peele
July 2, 2020

4 ways to make the most of summer before junior year

You're halfway through your high school career. Now it's crunch time for the college search. Here's how to get the most out of your summer so the next year is a breeze.

Autumn Peele
June 29, 2020

Should you explore a gap year?

Patti Grod
Patti Grod
June 5, 2020

The pros and cons of living off campus

There comes a point in every Augie student’s career where they transition into uncharted territory: living off-campus. For some, it’s a celebratory moment where independence is gained. For others, the thought is scary, but I'm here to prove there's nothing to fear. 

Justin Verlinden
Justin Verlinden
June 3, 2020

Why you should attend Summer College Search at Augustana

For high school and transfer students just starting the college search process, the Summer College Search series at Augustana is a great place to start gathering the information you need. 

Mary Isabel Sales
Mary Isabel Sales
June 1, 2020

Senior Reflection: finding "home"

Patti Grod
Patti Grod
May 22, 2020

Senior reflection: running through the years

Justin Verlinden
Justin Verlinden
May 21, 2020

5 things to consider when choosing a college

There is a school out there that will meet all of your needs and expectations. Here are some characteristics to look out for to determine if the college is a good fit for you. 

Patti Grod
Patti Grod
May 6, 2020