Illusionist Craig Karges to perform at Augustana


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Posted Online: Oct. 26, 2012, 9:50 am
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Press release submitted by Augustana College



Rock Island, Ill. – Illusionist and magician Craig Kargeswill combine the art of magic with the science of psychology and the power of intuition during his show on Saturday, Dec. 1, at 8 p.m. in Wallenberg Hall inside the Denkmann Memorial Building (3520 7th Ave.).
Karges promises to make tables float, read minds, bend metal and challenge the imagination of all of those in the audience. He tours nationwide and was named Entertainer of the Year six times by the National Association for Campus Activities (NACA).
With more 4,000 appearances to his credit, Karges has been featured on "The Tonight Show with Jay Leno," "Larry King Live," E! Entertainment Television and CNBC. He has written three books, one focusing on how to unlock the natural powers of your mind, one fiction novel and one featuring short stories that Karges has gathered from his travels.
Tickets for the general public are $10, and admission is free for Augustana students, faculty and staff. Tickets are available at the Augustana Ticket Office, 3703 7th Ave., Rock Island, during regular business hours. They also can be charged by phone at (309) 794-7306 or purchased online at www.augustana.edu/tickets.
For information, please contact Keri Rursch, director of public relations, at kerirursch@augstuana.edu or (309) 794-7721.

About Augustana: Founded in 1860, Augustana College is a selective four-year residential college of the liberal arts and sciences. Augustana is recognized for the innovative program Augie Choice, which provides each student up to $2,000 to pursue a high-impact learning experience such as study abroad, an internship or research with a professor. Alumni include 139 Academic All-Americans, a Nobel laureate, 12 college presidents and other distinguished leaders. The college enrolls 2,500 students and is located along one of the world's most important waterways, the Mississippi River, in a community that reflects the diversity of the United States.



















 




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