A window inside life at Augustana College

Hey, I’m Jacob O’Rourke, and I’m a freshman this year at Augustana. I am from Bettendorf, Iowa where I attended Assumption High School. I am going to major in biology/pre-med/business and plan on going to med school following college. I run track, help out with Habitat for Humanity, and plan on being involved in many other service orginizations and clubs.

The Liberal Arts

I never thought I would say this, but I actually like the liberal arts system at Augustana.  Coming into college I was a little unsure about how the liberal arts system was going to work.  I thought that I would have to take all these random classes that had nothing to do with my major […]

Summer 2010!

So it’s August already of my first summer of college!  I never thought I would hear myself say this but I am ready for school to begin.  It seemed like in high school I could not wait for summer.  I would have baseball and get to hang with my friends on a daily basis, but […]

Freshmen Year!!!

Its week 8 of my last trimester as a freshmen here at Augustana.  I know its totally cliche to say how time has flown by…BUT IT HAS!!! It seems like just yesterday I was hauling my clothes up the stairs of Erikson wondering how this year was going to go.  Like most freshmen I had […]

Can you say busy!!!

So I know its been awhile, but I have been extremely busy!!!  So first I had finals for last term, which took up most of my day and when I was not studying I had track, which I love going to.  Its such a nice way to hang out with the guys, get in a […]

Well that was fun…

So I woke up today thinking it was going to be like any other winter day….cold and windy  but when I got outside I realized I would have much rather preferred it to be just that.  Instead, I got cold, windy, rainy, and icy.  At first, I was not to hot for the ice…haha get…but […]

Week 5!!!

Wow…thats all I can say!!!!  Having fall break and then thanksgiving break in a matter of about three weeks is so nice, but then as soon as your back, it seems like all the teachers are trying to fit EVERYTHING in before we go on break.  I can understand that having a big break makes […]

Week one of Winter Term….

So its already week one of winter term and it seems like it should only be halfway through fall term!  I love how Augustana does trimesters instead of the semester schedule.  Instead of having to worry about five classes at a time, we only have to worry about four and occasionally only three.  Yes, these […]

Week 10!!!

So it’s week ten and wow has this first term at Augustana flown by!!  It seems like just yesterday I was moving in.  The only bad part about it being week ten is the fact that it seems like all the teachers are trying to cram everything they haven’t done in the last week or […]

Track at Augustana

Hey everyone! Wow has this first term went by!!!  It seems like just yesterday I was moving everything in to my dorm, and going to my first track practice.  I remember being so nervous to go to my first practice because I did not know what to expect at all.  I did not know what […]

Finally getting adjusted to college….

Hey everyone, Were now halfway through the first trimester and I finally feel like I’m getting used to the college life.  At first it was weird trying to juggle the homework load and all the extra free time.  In high school, I hardly ever had any homework and if I did, I finished it all […]