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October  10, 2011

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Headlines about Augustana students, staff and alumni


Augustana graduates Brian Pawl and Kaitlin Kulovitz have launched iDeliverIKEA.com to offer the Quad-Cities a delivery service from the nearest IKEA® in Bolingbrook, Ill.

W. Kent Barnds, Augustana vice president of enrollment, communication and planning, joins a discussion of the federally mandated Net Price Calculator in an article by AP national education writer Justin Pope Oct. 6, 2011. The article was picked up by numerous news outlets.

Augustana's board of trustees gains three new members.

Augustana has seen an increase in students taking advantage of the federal Pell grant, said W. Kent Barnds, vice president of enrollment, communication and planning. His comments were included in "College plans reflect weak economy" in The Dispatch and The Rock Island Argus Oct. 8, 2011.

Augustana helps celebrate the American Library Association's Banned Books week with people reading selections from their own copies of banned or challenged books.

Stephen Klien, associate professor of communication studies, says Facebook may be a bit "tone deaf" when making changes to its service as it did Wednesday.

WQAD Newschannel 8 visited ProFair Tuesday: "Quad City job push reaches from trucking to teaching."

Laura Stuber '07 is in the Educator Spotlight at the Peoria Journal Star. She teaches sixth grade in Morton, Ill. "I had lots of wonderful teachers from grade school to college who made me love going to school every day," she says.

Rock Island will celebrate the 100th anniversary of the Hauberg Civic Center and the legacy of the Hauberg family on Sept. 24. John Hauberg was on the Augustana College Board of Trustees for more than 30 years, and his library and photos are housed in the college library's special collections.

Albert Karnig '68, will retire as president of Cal State San Bernardino after the end of the academic year.

Victor H. Bartolome, who attended Augustana but left to serve in the Army Air Corps in WWII, died July 26 in Santa Barbara, Calif. He won an Augustana letter in football in 1939 and 1940.

Augustana student group Global Affect works with local residents for a fossil-fuel-free day here Sept. 24. The event is part of Moving Planet, a collection of events in 151 countries as a worldwide rally.

Tom Hintz '88, a biology grad, says having prison inmates grow native prairie plants is a big benefit for Illinois state parks and roadsides. He is site superintendentat Jubilee College State Park.

Pete Schimeck and Shane Holl, senior starting defensive ends for the Augustana football team, recount their two-month internships in Australia in January and February. Hollis worked at a surfing school and Schimeck did financials for a food distribution company.

MidCoast Arts' Harley Award was given posthumously to Jim Konrad, a member of the Augustana faculty who died last May at the age of 67. The annual award goes to artists, teachers, museum officials or others who have fostered the arts.

1981 NFL MVP Kenny Anderson returned to campus Sept. 16 as Augustana officially retired his No. 14 Augustana football jersey. See also, Augie retires Anderson's number."

James R. Weigand '77, president of DuPont Sustainable Solutions, writes in Sustainable Business Forum on the core values of business sustainability.

Ashley Webb '09, a third-year student at Wake Forest University School of Law, writes about tattoo copyright in LawJournalFeeds.

Lindsay McGreevy '93 has been appointed director of enterprise solutions for Skygone, a company that focuses on geographical information systems (GIS) technology.

Esther Gonzales '02 got acquainted with Benjamin Ramirez Spencer over soccer and ended up getting a proposal while walking across the Brooklyn Bridge.

Sue Rezin '84 will seek election to the newly redrawn Illinois 38th District seat in 2012. The district serves the people of Grundy, LaSalle, Bureau, Putnam, Will and Kendall counties.

Professor Thomas Mayer says Republican presidential hopeful Rick Perry got Galileo all wrong in Wednesday's debate.

Fred McGlaughlin '54 talks about his family's trip to Heidelberg Army base where McGlaughlin served from 1954-56. "Lots of memories would be putting it mildly," said McGlaughlin.

Ken Brill, associate dean of students and director of student activities, outlines the college's program to educate students about sexual assault.

Sophomore Andy Shearouse is one of many theatre volunteers in a local news spotlight. He volunteers for Genesius Guild.

John Doonan '92 is promoted to director of Mazda Motorsports. He was the keynote speaker at the April 2011 Business Day on campus.

Dean Pareena Lawrence talks about the path that led her to Augustana College.

Augustana senior Fatima Kazmi describes her family's pilgrimage to Mecca, known as Umrah, over the summer.

Augustana receives a certificate of appreciation from the Quad City Riverfront Council / Bi-State Regional Commission for its campus multi-use trail.

Bill Albracht '75, a retired Secret Service agent from Moline, announces he will run for Illinois State Senate in the 36th District.

Students like their volunteer time at the Quad City Animal Welfare Center in a story about Community Connection activities.

Cody Johnson '15 is snapped in a feature photo with mom Maggie Johnson, of Poplar Grove, Ill., on move-in day at Westerlin Hall.

Chassidy Mangers '13 organizes the second annual dance for children with disabilies in her hometown of Elburn, Ill.

Michael Guignon Jr. '07, a third-year student at Southern Illinois University School of Medicine at Springfield, is doing a "preceptorship" at a doctor's office in Collinsville, Ill.

David Williams '93, who played basketball and was a student coach and assistant at Augustana, has been named athletic director at Kentucky Wesleyan College in Owensboro.

Steve Grismore, Augustana music instructor, recalls his role in organizing the annual Iowa City Jazz Festival.

Brad Roth '99 will head for Cuzco, Peru, with his family for a year's assignment as a missionary.

Alumnus John McGehee announced he will run for the Democratic nomination for Rock Island County State's Attorney next March.

Carla Tracy, director of the Tredway Library, talks about the struggle between resources for books and technology.

Josh Fahs '12 explains how elementary school students can learn math using iPads and iPods. Fahs contributes to the education department's Numbersense blog.

Vickie Sutton '84 touched base with friends and family in the Quad-Cities area recently; she and her husband, Norman, sold their home and possessions in 2010 to become missionaries in Guatemala.

The Quad City Chapter of the National Association of Women In Construction recently gave Augustana College one of its annual awards of excellence for the campus multi-use trail.