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Stefani Hicswa, Fall 2014/ Spring 2015

By Dan Brown. While in Paris on business, Harvard symbologist, Robert Langdon, receives an urgent late-night phone call: the elderly curator of the Louvre has been murdered inside the museum. Near the body, police have found a baffling cipher.... It leads to a trail of clues hidden in the works of Da Vinci.
A children's classic by E. B. White. Louis is a trumpeter swan. But unlike his four brothers and sisters, Louis can't trumpet joyfully. In fact, he can't even make a sound. And since he can't trumpet his love, the beautiful swan, Serena, pays absolutely no attention to him. Then his father steals him a real brass trumpet. Is a musical instrument the key to winning Louis his love?
A phenomenal worldwide bestseller for more than forty years, Richard Adams' Watership Down is a timeless classic and one of the most beloved novels of all time. Set in England's Downs, a once idyllic rural landscape, this stirring tale of adventure, courage, and survival follows a band of very special creatures on their flight from the intrusion of man and the certain destruction of their home.
Geoffrey Chaucer's most celebrated work. At the Tabard Inn, a tavern in Southwark, near London, the narrator joins a company of twenty-nine pilgrims. The pilgrims, like the narrator, are traveling to the shrine of the martyr Saint Thomas Becket in Canterbury. The narrator gives a descriptive account of twenty-seven of these pilgrims, including a Knight, Squire, Yeoman, Prioress, Monk, Friar, Merchant, Clerk, Man of Law, Franklin, Haberdasher, Carpenter, Weaver, Dyer, Tapestry-Weaver, Cook, Shipman, Physician, Wife, Parson, Plowman, Miller, Manciple, Reeve, Summoner, Pardoner, and Host. A literary classic.
At thirty-one, Noah Calhoun, back in coastal North Carolina after World War II, is haunted by images of the girl he lost more than a decade earlier. By Nicholas Sparks, this book is a celebration of how passion can be ageless and timeless, a tale that moves us to laughter and tears and makes us believe in true love all over again.
Audiobooks (Book CDs)
Here’s where it all begins—Janet Evanovich brings us Stephanie Plum, a bounty hunter with attitude who steps out of Trenton’s blue-collar “burg” and into the heart of America. The first in the series.
Directed by Peter Weir, Robin Williams stars as an English teacher who doesn't fit into the conservative prep school where he teaches, but whose charisma and love of poetry inspires several boys to revive a secret society with a bohemian bent.
Michael Oher (Quinton Aaron) knows little about family. Less about football. What the homeless teen knows is the streets and projects of Memphis. Well-to-do Leigh Anne Tuohy (Sandra Bullock) knows little about his world. Yet when she and Michael meet, he's found a home. Based on a true story.
Tour-de-force performances from an unparalleled comic cast highlight this much-loved, award-winning hit. Wanda (Jamie Lee Curtis) tries to deceive her Nietzche-quoting boyfriend (Kevin Kline), an animal-loving hitman ( Michael Palin) and an embarrassment-prone counselor (John Cleese) out of a fortune in jewels in this hilariously funny farce!

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Who says college administrators are … ahem… stuffed shirts? NWC President Stefani Hicswa was one of the first in line to ride the zip line on campus and later showed Block and Bridle Club members how to wrestle pigs.

Her frequent outdoor pursuits, with family in tow, make for memorable moments, like the time her youngest son climbed to the top of Heart Mountain by her side and declared, “In your face, Heart Mountain!”

Stefani has a fondness for writers like Chaucer, Dan Brown and Nicholas Sparks, but for total escapism, give her any title in the Stefanie Plum series by Janet Evanovich. Bounty hunter with an attitude—yup, that’ll do it!

Photo Credits

  • Stefani Hicswa, by Daniel Baney, Public Relations Photography Specialist, Northwest College, Powell, WY, 2014.
  • Muddy Boots, Image provided by Feversham Arms Hotel, 2014.

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