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2012 News Coverage

Mac professor to help choose Word of the Year
December 12

Dr. Allan Metcalf, a professor of English and chairman of the humanities and fine arts division at MacMurray College, will help choose the Word of the Year.

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Derek James inducted into SLIAC Hall of Fame
December 10

MacMurray College's head golf coach and assistant men's and women's basketball coach Derek James has been inducted into the St. Louis intercollegiate Athletic Hall of Fame, class of 2013.

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MacMurray social work student collects items for the needy
November 27

Unable to afford Christmas gifts for her children, Mendy Overly decided to teach them the value of giving to others who are in worse condition.

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Mac professor has article published in dentistry magazine
November 26

Assistant professor and chair of the division of social and behavioral sciences Joe Squillace wrote an article in the November issue of the Journal of Public Health Dentistry.

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5 Mac football players receive honors
November 26

Five MacMurray College football players received postseason honors from the Upper Midwest Athletic Conference.

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MacMurray women's soccer and volleyball receive post-season honors
November 14

Three MacMurray College volleyball players and three women's soccer players received postseason honors from the St. Louis Intercollegiate Athletic Conference.

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MacMurray College, SLU developing plan to host a satelite social work program
November 14

MacMurray College's social work program is holding three open house meetings this week as it develops plans with St. Louis University to be a host for the university's master's in social work program.

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Volleyball teams thank those who helped raise funds for cancer research
November 12

Volleyball teams thank those who helped raise funds for cancer research.

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Speaker brings stories of poor and homeless people to Jacksonville
November 1

Robert Wolf, the Nov. 1 speaker in the MacMurray College Speaker Series, was interviewed in advance of his talk.

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Old College Haunts: MacMurray and Illinois College ghost stories evoke Halloween chills
October 29

Between them, Jacksonville's two colleges have about 1,600 students. It is not clear if they have counted their ghosts.

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Film about prominent Jacksonville family exposes domestic abuse
October 25

Nan Hocking-McDonough is interviewed in advance of her Oct. 25 presentation, which drew about 225 people to the screening of her movie, "Mother's Day," and her talk about her parents' abusive relationship.

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Daughter of former Jacksonville mayor to present her film about domestic abuse
October 23

Former Jacksonville resident Nan Hocking-McDonough is returning to her hometown to show her documentary film, "Mother's Day," which depicts the abusive relationship between her father, a former Jacksonville mayor, and her mother.

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Speaker to shine light on domestic violence
October 21

Nan Hocking-McDonough's documentary "Mother's Day," about her parents' abusive relationship, is detailed in this extensive Journal-Register profile of the speaker and the series.

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Homecoming 2012 coverage
October 21

MacMurray welcomes alumni back for the 2012 homecoming. Coverage includes photos of the parade, a story on Allen Croessmann's retirement from the Board of Trustees and photos and story of the Highlanders' first football win of the year.

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City recognizes, congratulates Social Work
October 12

Jacksonville Mayor Andy Ezard signed a mayoral proclamation in honor of the macMurray Social Work Program. See a copy of the proclamation here.

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Mac explores Adam, Eve
October 11

The MacMurray fall play kicks off tonight with four Mac students taking the lead roles in an ensemble cast. Performances are 7:30 p.m. Thursday, Friday and Saturday in the Marion Chase Shaeffer Theater in the Education Complex on campus.

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MacMurray's Social Work program celebrates 100 years
October 11

The MacMurray Social Work program celebrates 100 years of Social Work education and 20 years of accreditation. A variety of events are planned, starting with a mayoral proclamation Friday.

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MacMurray students spread word about hunger
October 4

The Springfield television station covered a hunger awareness event that MacMurray students put on in conjunction with the Central Illinois Food Bank.

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President Hester photos on display at MacMurray
October 4

President Collen Hester's photo exhibition, "Images of MacMurray and other Wonders of the World begins Friday, Oct. 5 in conjunction with the Jacksonville Downtown Gallery Hop. An opening reception is the next evening, Saturday, Oct. 6.

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Sculptor Koffel part of ArtPrize 2012
September 12

Khara Koffel, associate professor of art, has a piece accepted for the massive ArtPrize exhibition in Grand Rapids, MI.

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Three Mac staff named young leaders
August 31

MacMurray staffers Amy Kay Pavlovich, Bridget Phillips and Susan Bergscneider were all named among the Jacksonville Journal-Courier's "20 Under 40" list this year as young leaders in the area.

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Artist kicks off MacMurray Speaker Series
August 30

Dave Kube, visiting assistant professor of Digital Media at the University of Illinois Springfield, will speak Wednesday, Sept. 5 at Thoresen Recital Hall, the first of the fall lineup of the MacMurray Speakers Series.

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Khara Koffel shows sculptures in Kentucky
August 9

MacMurray College Associate Professor of Art Khara Koffel will show two of her sculptures in Kentucky.7, a biennial exhibition of contemporary art that runs through Sep. 9.

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PHOTO: MacMurray College football field
July 26

The MacMurray College football field is watered Wednesday in Jacksonville. The green grass ends at the sidelines of many area football fields, as every blade that hasn't been watered has succumbed to this summer's extreme heat and lack of rain.

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MacMurray plants garden on campus
July 18

As a way of putting theory into practice, two MacMurray College seniors started a vegetable garden on campus.

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Mac art professor to show off work in national exhibition
July 7

An associate professor at MacMurray College is among 76 artists whose works have been selected for a national exhibition in St. Louis.

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New Homeland Security program draws students to MacMurray
July 1

MacMurray's addition of a Homeland Security major and associated minor brings added career choices for students.

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Remapping recruiting
June 8

Focus for men's basketball at Mac shifts to local prep talent.

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City strikes tuition deal with MacMurray
May 15

A tuition agreement with MacMurray College is giving city employees an incentive to further their education.

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PHOTO: Leading the way
May 6

Tom Ogilvy, of Springfield, leads the procession of faculty and graduates across Rutledge Lawn to Annie Merner Chapel for the commencement ceremony Saturday at MacMurray College in Jacksonville.

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Grads say Mac feels like home
May 6

95 graduate at Saturday ceremony.

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Mac will offer degree in homeland security
May 1

MacMurray College is tackling a new generation of careers by offering a new degree in homeland security starting this fall.

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ISD/ISVI superintendent to speak at MacMurray College Commencement
April 29

Marybeth Lauderdale, superintendent of the Illinois School for the Deaf and the Illinois School for the Visually Impaired, will be the featured speaker at the 2012 MacMurray College Commencement.

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PHOTO: Messages of thanks
April 28

Guy Crumley, director of elementary education at MacMurray College, glances over a large banner filled with thank you messages for local veterans in appreciation of their service Friday on the steps of Annie Merner Chapel in Jacksonville.

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Overdue 'thank you' planned for vets
April 27

Mac students to gather signatures in community.

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PHOTO: Traditional toss
April 22

MacMurray College junior Raymond Smith, of Champaign, participates in the caber toss, a traditional Scottish athletic event, Friday at the MacMurray Highland Games in Jacksonville.

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PHOTO: Challenged to duel
April 21

Erik Hack shows sophomore James Simelton, of Memphis, Tenn., the proper way to hold his sword during battle Friday at the MacMurray Highland Games in Jacksonville.

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PHOTO: Campus creation
April 19

MacMurray College sophomore Tim Calvin of St. Louis makes a toss during a game of bags Wednesday in "Mac Land," the student section in left field of Don Timm Baseball Field on campus.

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PHOTO: Social Work Advocacy Day
April 15

The MacMurray College social work program sponsored an advocacy day March 29 at the state Capitol in Springfield for students in the social policy class.

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PHOTO: Getting ready for the future
April 5

MacMurray students mingle with local business professionals prior to dinner service at the College to Profession Student Gala Dinner in McClelland Dining Hall Wednesday.

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PHOTO: Blueboys batter Mac
April 4

MacMurray College starting pitcher Anthony Willeford managed to keep Illinois College slugger Terry Davis off the basepaths Tuesday afternoon.

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PHOTO: Mac physical education students jump rope
April 2

MacMurray College physical education students, including senior Sara Coultas, participated in Winchester's Jump Rope for Heart, a fundraiser to promote the value of physical activity and fitness.

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PHOTO: Keeping an eye on it
April 2

MacMurray College's Chase Day runs down a pop fly in shallow right field Sunday in Jacksonville.

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PHOTO: Let 'er rip
April 2

MacMurray College's Austin Jones delivers a pitch against Spalding University Sunday in Jacksonville.

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PHOTO: Basking in a sunny Sunday
April 2

Senior Erin Shanks, of Shelbyville, studies under a tulip poplar on Rutledge Lawn at MacMurray College as temperatures climbed into the upper 80s and even touched 90 Sunday in Jacksonville.

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VIDEO: Take Back the Night Rally Event
March 22

The Rally focuses on ending violence that is so common in our world, including child abuse, rape, domestic violence and dating violence, racism, homophobia, and elder abuse.

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PHOTO: Violence Addressed
March 15

Attendees of Take Back the Night prepare for the candlelight walk part of the program Wednesday at MacMurray College.

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Mac assistant competes in playoffs
March 7

MacMurray College assistant men's and women's soccer coach Blake Ordell competed in the Professional Arena Soccer League playoffs this past weekend.

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SLIAC Tournament
February 27

The MacMurray men's basketball team was one second away from advancing to the NCAA Division III Tournament.

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Mac stages comeback
February 24

The MacMurray College men's basketball team overcame a 14-point deficit in the second half to knock off top-seeded Webster University 68-62 in the semifinals of the SLIAC Tournament.

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Whitlock earns SLIAC honor
February 24

MacMurray College men's basketball player Clayton Whitlock has been named the St. Louis Intercollegiate Athletic Conference Newcomer of the Year.

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Mac to face Webster in SLIAC semis
February 23

The fourth-seeded MacMurray College men's basketball team will take on No. 1 seed Webster University in the semifinals of the SLIAC tournament tonight at Webster at 8 p.m.

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Mac makes SLIAC Tournament
February 22

The MacMurray men's basketball team finished the regular season with a 13-12 overall record with a 76-62 win over Eureka College Tuesday night.

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PHOTO: Practicing with disaster
February 22

MacMurray College nursing students conduct triage during a disaster simulation Tuesday in Jacksonville.

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PHOTO: Now Playing
February 16

MacMurray's Brady Slagle attempts a 3-point shot Wednesday night during the men's home game against Westminster College in Jacksonville.

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Musical Youth
February 1

The Jacksonville Symphony Orchestra performed Tuesday Jan. 31 in the Annie Merner Chapel located on the MacMurray Campus.

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Mac men rally, 82-77
January 23

Highlander men's basketball beat Blackburn College with an 82-77 win on Saturday Jan. 21.

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Alumnae turns 100
January 7

Gretchen Mounce, a 1933 graduate of the MacMurray College music program, turned 100 this month. Her hometown paper published this profile of her.

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Work in progress
January 5

Photo: MacMurray renovates Piper's cafe upstairs in the Gamble Campus Center. The $35,000 renovation is part of a $100,000 campus center upgrade.

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