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Parker Junior Wins Library Associates Research Award

SIOUX FALLS, SD - Zachary Ludens, a junior from Parker, SD, is the recipient of the 2010 Augustana Library Associates Research Award. His winning paper is entitled, Protecting the Most Precious Gift: How the Forefathers Saw the Natural Aristocracy and Created a Government that Would Provide for its Flourishing.

The $250 Augustana Library Associates Research Award is given in recognition of outstanding achievement in research methodology and writing. Participants in the Augustana Symposium were eligible to submit their work for consideration.

Ludens (pictured right) is majoring in history, government, and economics and plans to attend law school after graduating from Augustana. In December, he accepted a student clerkship at the United States Attorney's Office. He is the son of Ann Chase (Rapid City, SD) and Greg Ludens (Parker, SD).

The Augustana Library Associates was established in 1983 to promote and support Mikkelsen Library and academic excellence at Augustana College.