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“Always Ready”: College Tennis Coach Carney is National Champion

After a hiatus and multiple interruptions to her competitive schedule, Principia College head women’s tennis coach and associate professor of physical education Shannon Carney won the 2023 USTA National Senior Women’s 65 Singles and Doubles Championships in October.

Art and Enlightenment in Prague

When 13 Principia College students and two professors set out to learn in this legendary setting, they knew something great awaited them. The one-time home of Vaclav Havel—poet, playwright, and first democratically elected president of the Czech Republic—Prague is also host to iconic gothic architecture and canonical literary works.

Small Forward, Big Impact: Adams is SLIAC Player of the Year

6'3" small forward Jaquan Adams was named the 2023-24 SLIAC Men’s Basketball Player of the Year, national NCAA D-III Player of the Week, and is the first two-time First Team All-SLIAC men’s basketball player in Principia College history.

"Stories from Home" Devises a New Process

Stories from Home, the College's Fall 2023 production, pulled together international students, faculty, staff, and members of the community at large to create a devised play based on oral histories. The result was unexpected.

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Monitor Night Live: Bravery to Bridge the Divide

Principia’s 23rd annual Monitor Night Live took on an unexpected gravity as just a week prior the world watched the fires of conflict ignite between Israel and Palestine. “We all need what The Monitor and this conversation have to offer more than ever,” said College President Dr. Norton in his opening statement, a sentiment underscored by audience engagement.

From Alton Youth to Army Vet to Entrepreneurial Leader

This October, the Black Student Union welcomed Dr. Eric Luster to speak to the College and members of the greater community. A decorated Army veteran who specialized in nuclear biological chemistry and tactical satellite communications, Dr. Luster went on to earn a PhD and invent groundbreaking wearable technology.

Dr. Luster grew up in Alton, Illinois and as a child spent many afternoons and weekends on the Principia College campus with mentor (and Black Student Union advisor) Becky Coles.