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Student Organizations

WAUG Radio
WAUG (97.9 FM/570 AM) is a student run radio station under the direction of the department of Communication Studies. Between 80-100 students each year gain on-air experience by hosting or producing shows on WAUG. Academic credit is available through Comm or MJMC 220: Radio Production. Staff members can be reached at 7513. 

The Observer
The Observer is Augustana's student newspaper, published weekly seven times each term. Any student on campus is welcome to write or take photos for the publication. For more information, call 794-7485 (Business and Editorial), 794-7484 (Advertising Desk), or 794-3460 (Fax), or email us.

Augustana Debate
Augustana's debate program is one of the oldest and most successful in the history of intercollegiate debate. We rank in the top ten schools in the country for having qualified teams to Nationals. Augustana has won over 1500 debates in the last decade and has reached the final round of fifty tournaments. Augustana is committed to making debate accessible to all students and has a tradition of helping students, regardless of their backgrounds, achieve excellence. Our teams qualifying to Nationals have included debaters with no high school debate experience, as well as students who finished in the top ten at the NFL national championships. The Augustana squad is typically comprised of 10 - 12 debaters from around the nation competing at all levels. Debate scholarships are available. Contact: Max Archer,

Advertising Developers (ADs)
The ADs group at Augustana is a chapter of the AAF (American Advertising Federation) dedicated to the development of student understanding of advertising and marketing communication. The chapter focuses on the professional development of its' members through programming, networking, portfolio building, social functions, and mentorship. A key activity of this group is the National Student Advertising Competition where the group prepares an advertising plan for a real client and "pitches" the plan to the client in competition against other top colleges. Contact: Doug Tschopp,

Augustana Web Authors Guild
This organization has two main directives, one of which is to educate the campus community in the tools of web development and uses of the Internet, and the other is to provide experiences in web development and exposure to entrepreneurial skills to students. The group holds web training seminars for the campus community and operates a web development company. Portfolio building and professional development are high priorities for this group.

Lambda Pi Eta
Augustana College is a member of Lambda Pi Eta, the National Communication Association (NCA). The NCA recognizes communications scholars and students for their contributions to the field through scholarship and service. Augustana Communications majors are invited to join Lambda Pi Eta once they have completed 12 credits in the major. Please visit the NCA website at for more information. Contact: Dr. Ellen Hay,

Public Relations Network
This Quad Cities organization is the most active PR organization in the area with great networking and educational opportunities. They hold monthly meetings throughout the school year and students are welcome.

American Advertising Federation
This national professional organization has a chapter at Augustana! See the ADs group above...