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Mom, I'll be fine

Preschool started for our  3 1/2 year old, Charles, last Monday, August 13th.  Today, August 20th, is the first day of classes at Augustana.  It does not escape [..]

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How the Olympic Games relate to college

Augustana has a recommended list of courses students should take in high school to prepare for college.  With the possible exception of our foreign language recommendation, most of [..]


Check in to your new dorm room – and write another check?  College Orientation Comes With a Hefty Price Tag In response to this article/blog in the Wall Street Journal about colleges fees, I offer the following advice: Get a [..]


We've got spirit, yes we do. We've got spirit, how about you?

  In the fall of 1999, my boyfriend (now husband) and I traveled across the wide wide state of Ohio to watch an Augustana Viking football playoff game [..]


Acceptance Season – Be sure to CELEBRATE!

There’s nothing like receiving your first college acceptance letter. generic cymbalta canada Excitement, nervous anticipation, happy, reassured, elation, delight, relief…the emotions run the gambit. But really end in one [..]


The secret codes of the college search: FAFSA, RIC, ACT, XYZ?

GPA: Grade Point Average. For most colleges this means a cumulative grade point average. For a cumulative grade point, each grade a student is given is assigned a [..]


Cool Cars vs a Cool College Education

On Wednesday (Oct 26) The College Board said “about 56% of bachelor’s degree recipients at public schools graduated with debt averaging about $22,000.  From private nonprofit universities, 65% [..]


Care packages – always appreciated

There’ s nothing quite like receiving a care package when you are in college.  Here are some tips on how to send one… Be sure to send it [..]