A window inside life at Augustana College

Beauty in the Darkness

Beauty in the Darkness This week I have been reminded what life is really about. I’ve also been thinking a lot about what I want to get for my next tattoo, a lotus flower, which is far down the road, but it’s always nice to dream! Anyways this post connects those two things; what life […]

A reflection on my Augustana internship experience

If you have been on the Campusnet webpage at all this term chances are that you’ve seen the link for a few of my blogs. While I wish I could say that I blog this frequently for pure enjoyment, that would be a complete lie. For the academic portion of my six-credit internship in the […]

That looks cool!

  Everyone loves new uniforms, especially really cool ones! But sometimes those “cool uniforms” are impossible to read from further than 10 feet away…let alone in a press box.  Here are a few examples of jerseys that sports information departments hate! The worst part is, Augustana is guilty of having hard to read jerseys as […]

An interview with Dave Hilbert of the University of St. Francis

The third interview that I conducted for my internship at Augustana was with Dave Hilbert of the University of St. Francis located in Joliet, Illinois. With USF being an NAIA competitor, Mr. Hilbert offered a different perspective of sports information, especially considering his background at each different level during his career.   Dave Hilbert – […]

An interview with Jim McGrath of Butler

The second interview I conducted was with Jim McGrath of Butler University, formerly our own Augustana College. Mr. McGrath offered a unique perspective having started at Augustana, a Division III institution, and then moving to Butler, a Division I school.   Jim McGrath – Butler University – Division I   Q: How did you get into […]

An interview with Dave Blanchard of Luther College

I had the chance to talk to the sports information director, Dave Blanchard, of Luther College. It was a great chance to see how the Augustana office compares to another Division III institution.   Dave Blanchard – Luther – Division III   Q: Why did you want to be an SID and how did you […]

Once EDUC340, Always EDUC340

This was a line in my EDUC340 professor’s final “Random Memorandum” for the term. Deborah Bracke teaches EDUC340: Methods of Inclusion, a class required by all Education majors, and the Random Memorandum is her weekly email containing any stray thoughts about our week’s progress. As we come to the end of the term (and the […]

Interviews with SIDs

As part of my internship in the sports information office at Augustana this term there has been an academic component that I manage to find time to complete occasionally. One of my assignments was to conduct brief 5-10 minute long phone interviews with three sports information directors that I have never interacted with before.   […]

My Augustana internship experience hosting an NCAA women’s lacrosse game

For most people week nine consists of countless tests, quizzes, exams, and presentations. However, my final week nine has been a little different. On top of presenting my senior inquiry research in aquatic biology from this past fall, I have also been planning and preparing for an NCAA second-round women’s lacrosse game along with a […]

Your latest women’s lacrosse news is here!

In the last week I have had the opportunity to write seven stories reporting on Augustana’s women’s lacrosse team. The team has had a monstrous week. Starting on Monday, April 28th, the team returned to the NCAA National Rankings at 26th place.  Tuesday evening Tisdale’s unit wrapped up an undefeated regular season with a stomping […]