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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.

Nationals Bound (Again)!

In March, the Thunder Chickens rugby team took top honors in the Kansas City 7s tournament, clinching their spot in the 2024 Collegiate Rugby 7s Championship.

Dr. Johnson Receives Secretary of Energy’s Achievement Award

Many academics describe their sabbatical as rewarding. For Dr. Nicholas Johnson (C’04), Chair of the Sustainability Department, it was awarding as well. Johnson’s year-long sabbatical with the U.S. Department of Energy earned him the Secretary of Energy’s Achievement Award. Twice.

Spring Production Inspires

This year’s spring production was an original play based on Sinclair Lewis’ 1935 dystopian political novel, It Can’t Happen Here.

Principia Students WOW at MIG

This year Principia sent four outstanding first-year delegates to the intercollegiate Model Illinois Government (MIG) simulation at the Illinois State Capitol in Springfield, IL. MIG staff and faculty advisers were unanimously excited to have Principia back at MIG after being absent in 2023 and attending sporadically in the years previous.

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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