Girl with the Arrow
Rader '05 (October/November 2007)
Sam Sibert '06 with big April Rader '05
I would like to nominate April Rader '05. I
lived with April for two years during college and have kept in constant contact
with her since. Even after her time at Muskingum, she still upholds and embodies
everything that a Kianu is and should be! She donates a lot of her time to
coaching junior high softball at the school where she teaches. In addition,
she is enrolled at Ashland University and taking classes toward her masters.
I don’t get to see her as often as I’d like, but she is a great
person and a wonderful representation of what our club is and what we stand
Love in XAN and mine,
Deidre Hauenstein '06
What is your favorite Kianu story from when you were an active?
AR: What is my favorite Kianu story?!? Oh, wow, that is a hard question.
I have so many great memories, many of which are somewhat fuzzy... ha-ha.
All of my days living in 181 Friendship were great. Pledge days were of
course wonderful, trekking across the softball field in knee high snow with
Katie and Marissa is near the top of my list, and "borrowing"
a plastic monkey from the Phi Tau house with Lindsay and Sam ranks up there
pretty high. However, I think my favorite moments are the ones I spent just
hanging out with my friends. Sarah O, X-tina, VP, Deidre, maybe Kristi and
Sam and I all sunning ourselves on the porch roof is something I'll never
forget. The night Lisa video taped Deidre H. as she returned home late is
most likely the funniest thing I'll ever see, and the countless nights of
chips and salsa with my big, Lindsay, and lil, Sam mean so much to me. The
formals and parties were always a blast, and recounting the stories the
next morning was always a wonderful time. The bowls of "raw" brownie
mix which Deidre and I devoured are nothing to be ashamed of, but have definitely
had their lasting effects. I am so thankful for the friends and memories
I will always have because of Kianu and the girls who made/make it was it
- How do you stay connected to Kianu as an alum?
AR: I stay connected to Kianu through the close friends I made at Muskingum.
There are several girls I talk to and visit fairly regularly. I've been
able to make it back to Muskingum a few times since graduation, and have
had a wonderful time getting to know the new actives.
- What have you been up to since graduating from MC?
AR: Since graduating from Muskingum, I've been teaching seventh and eighth
grade English at William Crawford Intermediate School. I've coached JV and
summer softball for the Eagles the past two years, and have been working
toward getting my master's from Ashland University. After two more class,
I'll have my master's degree in Educational Administration. I've also been
spending a lot of time with my family and boyfriend when my schedule allows.
Although there are times I still really miss campus, I love my job and get
to work with great people.
If you would like to nominate someone for this honor (active or alumna),
please e-mail ruthsaraconnell(at)gmail(dot)com with your selection. Changes are
made as nominations are received.
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Last Update: October 2007