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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 […]

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 […]

It’s a big day for Augustana athletics

Typically my blogs revolve around just lacrosse, my internship(s), or sports information in general. Today I am broadening my horizons (just a little) to inform you of how big today will hopefully be for the Augustana sports nation.   We’ll begin with baseball. With victories in both of today’s contests the Vikings will claim the […]

Good news!

I have been keeping my blog relatively up-to-date with the progress of my internship search, well here’s the newest information! I received an email from Syracuse (yes, the East coast, New York, Orange, Syracuse!) informing me that I was one of their top candidates for an internship. I was asked to send them a link […]

Interviews!!!

I know that it has been a while since my last blog post but with good reason!  Last week was not only my midterms but also the week that I had phone interviews with the University of Illinois  and the Saint Louis Intercollegiate Athletic Conference (SLIAC)! I was also invited to the football press conference […]