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MEET THE CANDIDATES

Before the vote, presidential candidates Lance Shaull and Brittany Dardis answer your questions about Augustana, ASA.

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ANDREA CONOVER

amconover13@ole.augie.edu

 

Q: How did you decide to run together?

 

Brittany: We’re both currently in ASA, and we feel that with our different leadership positions throughout Augie we would be a good representation of the student body.

We know a lot of different people with different interests, so I think that we would be able to lead and effectively communicate students’ various concerns and ideas.

Lance: I had been thinking about [running] for a long time, knowing that I was really excited about some of the changes that were coming up, especially with the budget. Continue Reading…

 

WILLIAM SWART NAMED NEW CIVITAS DIRECTOR

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MEGAN RAPOSA

mlraposa11@ole.augie.edu

 

Sociology professor William Swart will replace Jeffrey Miller as the director of the Civitas program in the fall.

Swart, who considered a leadership position in Civitas alongside Miller in 2007, said the timing is better now to step into the role of director.

“I’m really excited,” Swart said. “I think that Dr. Miller’s leadership has left the program in an incredibly strong position.” Continue Reading…

 

SLICES OF LIFE WITH SEPTEMBER: Mark O’Connor: professionalism in the face of adversity

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SEPTEMBER SYMENS

slsymens11@ole.augie.edu

Minutes before guest artist Mark O’Connor was supposed to perform onstage with the Augustana Orchestra last weekend, his violin fell from a table and split in half.

For a professional musician, having your instrument, the physical embodiment of your livelihood, break is probably among the worst things that could happen moments before a performance. After all, what good is a fiddler without a fiddle? Continue Reading…

 

HICKS’ FIRST NOVEL PROMPTS READERS TO REVISIT THE HOLOCAUST

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MATTHEW STOFFEL

mtstoffel11@ole.augie.edu

Since he started reading, Patrick Hicks has known he would write a novel.

“By the age of ten I was really enamored by the magic of novels,” says the Augustana College Writer-In-Residence.

On March 25th, Hicks realized his dream when Steerforth/Random House released his first novel, The Commandant of Lubizec. Continue Reading…

 

 

Softball: individual talent leads to promising regular season play

 

Sophomore Carly Peterson slides into home during Augustana’s sweep of Bemidji State on April 5. Peterson was four for six, helping the team to its 13-1 and 9-5 victories.

Sophomore Carly Peterson slides into home during Augustana’s sweep of Bemidji State on April 5. Peterson was four for six, helping the team to its 13-1 and 9-5 victories.

September Symens

srsymens11@ole.augie.edu

Members of the Augustana softball team are having what coach Gretta Melsted calls “a very good season,”—their record is currently 27-6, and they are ranked 13th in the nation. According to Melsted, despite their successes, the team’s philosophy is still, “take it one day at a time.”

“We try not to get too far ahead of ourselves,” Melsted said. “[We] go to the next opponent and do our best that day. [We] just keep cruisin’.” Continue Reading…