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Semester switch changes theater dept. schedule

Abigail Johnson October 24, 2019

Augustana’s switch from a trimester schedule to a semester schedule has led to a lot of mixed emotions throughout campus. One area of Augustana’s campus that has definitely been affected by the switch...

New Musical Theatre Professor Michael Carrera. Photo by Lu Gerdemann.

Musical theatre professor follows theatrical path to Augie

December 9, 2016

Augustana’s new musical theatre professor, Michael Vincent Carrera, is a man of experience. He has worked in musical theatre, dramatic and comedic plays, television, and many other facets of acting....

New Theater Space

September 15, 2016

Amongst the many renovations to Augustana’s campus, one of the most drastic is the brand new theater space. Brunner Theater recently opened, replacing Potter Theater completely. Besides being in a new...

First-year Keenan Odenkirk rehearses for the upcoming performance of Shakespeare’s ‘As You Like It’ in Potter Hall. The play is directed by Jennifer Popple, and performances begin on May 1.
Photo by Madison Rodgers.

Augustana to expand theater department

April 16, 2015

Theater programs are being cut all over the country, but Augustana College is expanding its availability of the arts. Augustana College announced they are currently in the process of expanding their Theatre...

Jennifer Popple brushes her daughter, Anya’s hair while eating breakfast and getting ready for school. Popple has two children with Samantha Keehn, a professor in the music department.
Photo by Madison Rodgers.

A Look Behind the Stage: Popple leads in theater and gender studies

March 26, 2015

Mother, wife and professor: Jennifer Popple holds all of these titles. Popple is married to Samantha Keehn, a professor in the music department at Augustana College. They have been married for five years...

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