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Hartmann '72 bids farewell to museum after 26 years

Bonnie Hartmann majored in psychology and art at Augustana and studied painting and drawing at the Art Institute of Chicago. She discovered Door County in 1982 when she entered a painting in a juried exhibit at the Miller Art Museum in Sturgeon Bay. Now she's leaving the museum as executive director. "It's been the career of a lifetime for me, pulling all my education and skills into one perfect job," she said.

Students and alumnae work on "Aesop's (Oh So Slightly) Updated Fables"

Augustana students have been collaborating with three successful alumnae who majored in theatre in the production of the upcoming "Aesop's (Oh So Slightly) Updated Fables" Dec. 11-14.

Philippians playbook gets him back in the game

Chris Ford '86 survived a serious heart attack in January and has returned to the sport he loves, as a volunteer football coach at North Lawndale College Prep, a charter school on the west side in Chicago. He played on three state championships with Geneseo High School and for a national championship in his senior year at Augustana.

Starenko '83 became pioneer in heart-bypass surgery

Drew Starenko '83 is a Certified Registered Nurse First Assistant, not a surgeon, and he didn’t design the equipment or perfect the technique that together make recovery from heart-bypass surgery much easier for patients these days. But he is a local medical pioneer who has directly or indirectly improved hundreds of lives across the globe.

Cosentino '04 and students analyze amphibian populations

Dr. Bradley Cosentino '04 is an assistant professor of biology at Hobart and William Smith Colleges in New York. He and his students recently published "Citizen science reveals widespread negative effects of roads on amphibian distributions" after analyzing 20 years' worth of data. Cosentino earned his Ph.D. at the University of Illinois. He worked with Augustana's Dr. Steve Hager last year analyzing factors that cause birds to be killed by flying into windows.