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Aron Aji's Work as Literary Translator Is Honored With Nomination For PEN Award

Aron Aji, PhD, dean of the College of Arts and Sciences at St. Ambrose University, was among five nominees for the prestigious 2013 PEN Translation Prize. Aji was honored for his English translation of renowned Turkish author Bilge Karusu's "A Long Day's Evening."  READ ABOUT HIS NOMINATION.

In the News

Alums' Humorous RSVP An Internet Sensation

The clever RSVP card Katie Kerr '06 and Chris Sabino '06 included in their wedding invitation quickly became an Internet sensation. Problem: Now no one is returning those famous RSVPs. Read about it.

Welcome Week Launches New Academic Year

Welcome Week traditions, new and old, heralded the start of the academic year. See a photo album of new SAU families, watch as first-year students are clapped in to the convocation, and follow all of our Welcome Week coverage here.

Three First-Year Students Take The Plunge

Urban Plunge has been a tradition for first-year students at SAU for more than a decade. See what three students learned about our culture of service in this video. See more Urban Plunge coverage here.

Debut Dance Marathon Wins National Award

The first-year SAU Dance Marathon raised $47,000 to help the Children's Miracle Network assist children like Carson Dalaska, the eight-year-old son of Patty Ernst-Dalaska '04. Any wonder it was crowned the best first-year marathon in the country? Read about it.

Sad Story Has Twist of Ambrosian Hope

Laura (Brammeier) Yoho '05 was diagnosed with cancer weeks after her storybook engagement came to pass. She died in late July but her legacy will live on, thanks to SAU roommate Kara (Lucas) Stetson '06. Read a moving Des Moines Register story.  View an obituary here.

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McCarthy Hall Honors Loyal Friend

McCarthy Hall was dedicated in mid-August to honor the late Richard McCarthy, a war veteran and generous friend to St. Ambrose. View SAUtv coverage of the event.

Alumni House: The Place to Bix

If you weren't running, Alumni House was the place to view the race. Read about it.

Summer Research Institute is Growing

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In the late 1970s, our cheerleaders went to great heights to cheer for their Fighting Bees. Do you recognize any of these three daredevils? See a larger version.

Class Notes

Bryan Hanson '91 MBA

Bryan Hanson has been named chief operating officer and senior vice president of Exelon Generation's nuclear plants. In his new role, Hanson will oversee daily operations for all 10 of Exelon's nuclear facilities. Read about him.