A window inside life at Augustana College

Hi! My name is Katrina Jensen, and I am a senior at Augustana. I am double majoring in communication sciences & disorders and psychology. I am also involved in a number of activities on campus including playing my French horn in Symphonic Band, Campus Ministries, Clogustana, Admissions Ambassadors and Peer Mentors and the Augustana Student Speech and Hearing Association. In the summer of 2009, I traveled to Singapore and Thailand where I participated in a volunteer abroad program. Click here to read about my travels.

Dancing Through Life…

Do you ever start to think that maybe your life is a cheesy middle school novel because there seem to be some obvious recurring themes? Yeah I usually don’t either. But the last few days of my life seem to be centered around one thing- dancing! Since I have a little bit lighter schedule than […]

The official ransom

Homecoming Shenanigans


One of the most fun things I’m involved in here at Augie is Clogustana, Augustana’s very own clogging group!  Clogging is a form of dance similar to tap that originated in the Appalachian mountains (no, it doesn’t involve wooden shoes) and was brought to our campus by sisters Kim and Chris Hedlin.  They have been […]

Bye, Doc!

If you’re a member/friend/fan/follower of the Augustana music department, you might have heard about the recent excitement in the Symphonic Band. Our conductor, Dr. Lambrecht (more commonly known as Doc) was invited last spring to conduct the Musashino Wind Ensemble in Tokyo, Japan.  He is the only conductor from a private college like Augustana to […]

Augustana Lies to Prospective Students :-O

When deciding to come to Augustana, I remember being told that my professors “would get to know me inside and outside of the classroom,”  I would have time for lots of “one-on-one interactions with faculty members who hold the highest degrees in their fields.”  Little did I know that all of that was a big, […]

Things that make me cry

If you’re familiar with the hymn, I Was There to Hear Your Borning Cry, and you’re anything like me, you can’t make it through the first verse without a little tear leaking from your eye.  It’s a beautiful hymn about how God is always there for us from the time we are born, through our […]

Welcome, Class of 2013!

Hello all! This past weekend was our “Fall Connection” (otherwise known as freshman orientation).  As a peer mentor, I got to be fully involved in this awesome, jam-packed weekend filled with lots of fun and new friends!  The first-year and transfer students got to do all kinds of awesome activities including a riverboat ride on the […]

Junior Year???

Hello all! I was at Michael’s craft store the other day when I ran into a teacher from high school.  “Is that Katrina?”  she said.  “I hardly recognized you, you look so grown up!  Let’s see, you must be going into your third year of college.  Wow!” I guess I really hadn’t thought much about […]