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Betsy Mueller’s passion for art and, more specifically, animation, was fueled at a very young age, so majoring in studio art, with an emphasis in graphic design, was a natural fit at the College. An all-around athlete, Mueller (C’98) also played golf, volleyball, and basketball. After graduation, Mueller taught physical education in elementary schools for many years, substituting as an art... Read More

Ridgway Auditorium has seen a whole lot of talent cross its stage over time. But the night of April 18 was surely a record in terms of the sheer volume of musical talent to grace the stage in just one evening! The Upper School Jazz Band was joined by over a dozen alumni and friends of Principia, as well as the locally renowned Gary Dammer Big Band, to celebrate 40 years of excellence in the... Read More

Political science professors John Williams, JD, and Dr. Brian Roberts (on the right) presented papers at the Midwest Political Science Association (MPSA) held in Chicago in April. One of the largest annual gatherings of political science scholars in the United States, MPSA represents a valuable opportunity for Principia faculty to share research with other education professionals. Williams (C'76... Read More

Hoping to help bring positive change and stability to turbulent parts of the world, Melissa Duffy (US’96, C’00) traveled to the Netherlands the summer after graduating from the College to attend a symposium sponsored by the International Institute for Mediation and Conflict Resolution. That experience focused her attention on law as a tool to effect change. She went on to earn a law degree from... Read More

Several times now, David Lovegren (US’73, C’77) has visited the College campus to talk with students about careers in the entertainment industry. And for five years running, he has sponsored a weeklong, spring break externship to introduce current College students and recent alums to the film business and to help them establish connections. This year, four current students and three recent... Read More