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Video: River Readings with Charles Hughes '73

In the first 2015-16 installment of the River Readings series, Augustana alumnus, Charles Hughes '73 reads poetry from his book "Cave Art."

Connon looks foward to Augustana role in Chicago

New assistant director of employer relations will work with alumni and CORE (Careers, Opportunities, Research and Exploration)

Pickens '14 showing some serious mussel

Lillian Pickens '14 is an AmeriCorps volunteer with the Upper Tennessee River Roundtable in Abingdon, Va. To help educate people about improving water quality in the river she helps bring freshwater ecology alive by performing as Pearly the Mussel. Pickens was a religion major at Augustana, and as member of Alpha Psi Omega theatre group, she coordinated and performed numerous educational and outreach programs.

Schone '11 brings farm background to city

Growing up amid the corn and soybean fields of central Illinois, Ryan Schone '11 learned all about conventional farming. But he's taking a decidedly urban detour, working as a food systems educator with the University of Wisconsin Extension. He's helped establish the Emerging Farmer Program and microfarms throughout the Milwaukee area. Schone majored in geography at Augustana.

Jett '87 named baskeball coach at Davenport Central High

On July 13, the Davenport (Iowa) School Board approved Rita Jett '87 as the new girls basketball coach at Central High School. Jett, a member of the Augustana Hall of Fame for basketball and track, has had two separate stints as an assistant girls basketball coach at Rock Island and most recently coached the Illinois Rage, an AAU program. A former point guard, she also played basketball in a summer professional league in California.