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Video: Webster competition fuels student vocal performance

Every year, Augustana students compete for monetary prizes as part of the Steven Boone Webster Vocal Performance Award Recital. Webster attended Augustana in the mid-1960s before beginning his professional vocal career. One of this year's winners, Maria Catalano '16, discusses her past participation in the recital and what the event means to students.

Local 'P.T. Barnum' made lasting memories

G. LaVerne Flambo attended Augustana College and aspired to be an operatic tenor but was never able to pursue that dream. Instead, he became involved in radio, known as the P.T. Barnum of the Quad-Cities. He booked the nation’s top entertainers here long before the opening of the iWireless Center. He also was the donor of Augustana's Flambo Endowment for the Performing Arts.

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.