2010 News Releases
Shane Taylor, of Winchester, enters his first year as the men’s and women’s head soccer coach at MacMurray College. Read more.
Khara Koffel, associate professor of art at MacMurray College, had one of her pieces selected for a national, juried show at Pittsburgh State University in Pittsburgh, KS. Read more.
President Colleen Hester of MacMurray College and Lincoln College President Jon Astroth will come together to formally recognize a new agreement between the two historic liberal arts colleges. Read more.
Michael Viles of Jacksonville was named Student Leader of the Month for November at MacMurray College. Read more.
MacMurray Professor Robert Seufert is the 2010 recipient of the United Methodist Award for Teaching Excellence. Read more.
MacMurray College had four fall athletes selected for the St. Louis Intercollegiate Athletic Conference All-Academic team. Read more.
Danielle Doerfler, assistant professor and director of Physical Education at MacMurray College, presented a session at the Illinois Association for Health, Physical Education, Recreation and Dance Convention in St. Charles. Read more.
Three Jacksonville-area workers made the Dean’s List for academic excellence in the MacMurray Adult Completion Program. Read more.
For the 2010 football campaign, a trio of MacMurray student athletes were awarded Upper Midwest Athletic Conference honors. Read more.
MacMurray College’s Khara Koffel received an Award of Excellence at the Art St. Louis, XXVI: The Exhibition at the Art St. Louis Gallery in St. Louis. Read more.
Nadine Szczepanski, MacMurray College Shonle Professor of Chemistry, has joined the planning committee for the International Chemistry Olympiad scheduled for 2012 in Washington, D.C. Read more.
Three Highlander student athletes have received conference honors for their performances this fall season. Read more.
Mike Viles, of Jacksonville, has been chosen the student of the year by the Illinois Council of Exceptional Children. Read more.
LaToya Jones of Gurnee, IL, was honored as the student leader of the month for November at MacMurray College. Read more.
Joseph Essig of Homer, IL was named student leader of the month for October at MacMurray College. Read more.
Within weeks of the release of Allan Metcalf’s “OK: the improbable story of America’s greatest word,” the book has been generating interest in the national media. Read more.
Friday, Nov. 12 brings the centerpiece of MacMurray’s Fine Arts Series -- Arts Alive!, an evening of the visual arts, music and theater. Read more.
The Henry Pfeiffer Library at MacMurray College is hosting an exhibit from the Illinois State Historical Society’s collection on Abraham Lincoln, with many pieces displayed from the 1860 presidential campaign, 150 years ago this month. Read more.
Kelli Ruppel of Chandlerville, Ill., has been named a Lincoln Laureate Award recipient. Read more.
MacMurray students voted 10 of their peers to the 2010 Homecoming Court, which was announced at a pep rally on Thursday, October 21. Read more.
MacMurray College was ranked 52 of 200 colleges in the 2011 edition of U.S. News Best Colleges in Regional Colleges (Midwest) by U.S. News & World Report. Read more.
Jenni Gee of Jacksonville, Ill. begins this month as Director of Annual Giving for MacMurray College. Read more.
The MacMurray Choir reunion will perform Saturday, Oct. 23 as a feature presentation of the College’s Homecoming activities that weekend. Read more.
The MacMurray College Homecoming festivities kick off Thursday, Oct. 21 with the traditional torchlight parade and pep rally and continue through the weekend. Read more.
Ensemble Chaconne will perform at MacMurray College this Monday, Oct. 11 at 7:30 p.m. in Thoresen Recital Hall in the Springer Center. Read more.
Khara Koffel, Associate Professor of Art at MacMurray College, has had two works accepted for Art St. Louis XXVI, The Exhibition, the Art Saint Louis organization’s 26th annual, juried show. Read more.
The Committee on the MacMurray Art Collection presents a show by two of its alumnae, with an opening reception 5-7 p.m., Saturday Oct. 2, at the Putnam Center for the Arts. Read more.
MacMurray College has been named a Silver Torch Award Recipient by the Mortar Board National Conference. Read more.
By the end of the year, MacMurray College will be closing the Norris Educational Building and moving the College’s successful nursing program to the Springer Center, where there is more space for the growing program. Read more.
MacMurray College begins the 2010-2011 Fine Arts Series with a performance by Jacksonville’s own nationally acclaimed storyteller and dulcimer player, Mike Anderson. Read more.
MacMurray College started off the 2010-2011 school year with an increase in the number of students enrolled. Read more.
MacMurray College and Lincoln Land Community College - Jacksonville and Beardstown are building a partnership designed to leverage each institution’s strengths and take advantage of efficiencies that mutually support the missions of the colleges. Read more.
MacMurray College has planned a number of new initiatives to support student access and affordability in these challenging economic times. Read more.
MacMurray College honored the following merit-scholarship recipients at its 164th opening convocation on August 25, 2010. Read more.
MacMurray College named the executive leadership of the MacMurray Student Association (MSA) at its 164th Convocation Ceremony on August 25. Read more.
In the past year, Koffel has had her work accepted by juried shows in Indianapolis and Chicago as well as having a one-woman show at the Walnut Gallery in Gadsden, Ala. Read more.
Derek James embarks on his first year as head women’s golf coach at MacMurray College, as well as assuming the positions of assistant men and women’s basketball coach. Read more.
MacMurray College is honoring an alumna, former faculty member, and continuing supporter who made significant contributions to MacMurray College, the Jacksonville community and girls’ high school sports in Illinois. Read more.
The following area students graduated from MacMurray College in the summer session. Read more.
Eric Berg, Assistant Professor of Philosophy and Religion at MacMurray College, has had a paper on religious thought published in an international scholarly journal. Read more.
Danny Callihan joins MacMurray’s staff as assistant director at the Center for Learning Excellence. Read more.
Classes resume for the 2010-11 school year Wednesday, August 25 at MacMurray College. Members of the media are welcome to attend and photograph the following events, which lead up to the beginning of the fall semester. Read more.
Arielle Berna enters her first year on MacMurray’s coaching staff this fall. Read more.
John Cox, Chair of the Division of Social and Behavioral Sciences, MacMurray professor and U.S. military veteran, recently presented a paper at the annual meeting of the Institute for Rural Social Work and Human Services. Read more.
New fitness equipment will be available to MacMurray students and athletes when they return to campus this fall. Read more.
A MacMurray College student in the class of 1980 has established a MacMurray scholarship in honor of Steve West, longtime Jacksonville High School teacher and wrestling and soccer coach, and Henry “Chip” Marchetti, a former MacMurray wrestling coach. Read more.
Cori Wagner, Coordinator for Career Services and Student Activities at MacMurray College, was recognized for her service to the Jacksonville community. Read more.
Christy Wolovich will join MacMurray’s biology program as an assistant professor this fall. Read more.
Bridget Dhom, Interim Director of Development, has been named Executive Director of Institutional Advancement, the College’s head of fundraising and alumni relations. Read more.
Samantha Burmeister recently began as softball coach and sports information director at MacMurray College. Read more.
Dr. Srinivasan Durairaj will join the Biology Program at MacMurray College as an assistant professor this fall. Read more.
MacMurray College honored 141 students for academic excellence by naming them to the Dean’s List. Read more.
MacMurray College welcomed 30 high school students to campus for Teens Experience Nursing (TEN) Camp, which gives teens a hands-on introduction to the nursing career. Read more.
Dan Roberts begins this week as Coordinator for Residence Life, Student Conduct and Student Organizations. Read more.
Campus-wide facility renovation projects are underway at MacMurray College this summer. Read more.
Jenny Briney begins as Director of the Center for Learning Excellence. Read more.
Five long-serving MacMurray College trustees stepped down this spring, most with more than a decade of service apiece. Read more.
The Cap and Gown Chapter of Mortar Board, MacMurray’s premier honor society, inducted 17 members for the 2010-11 academic year. Read more.
MacMurray College President Colleen Hester will be teaching a class this summer on leadership as part of the College’s Adult Degree Completion program. Read more.
The MacMurray College softball team had six members selected for the St. Louis Intercollegiate Athletic Conference’s Academic All-Conference team. Read more.
MacMurray baseball player Joe Butler has been named to the Academic All-Conference team by the St. Louis Intercollegiate Athletic Conference. Read more.
Khara Koffel, assistant professor of art at MacMurray College, has been invited for a solo show of her sculpture at the Walnut Gallery, in Gadsden, Ala. Read more.
About 15 members of the MacMurray College football team got a different view than their dorms and the practice field when they spent an afternoon recently at Knollwood Retirement Village in Jacksonville. Read more.
The St. Louis Intercollegiate Athletic Conference (SLIAC) named MacMurray College softball player Rikki Jenkins to the All-Conference first team. Read more.
Dane Pavlovich, presently the Associate Athletic Director and head women’s basketball coach at Stephens College in Columbia, Mo., has agreed to become the head women’s basketball coach and athletic director of MacMurray College effective June 1. Read more.
Federal Judge Larry J. McKinney, a 1966 graduate of MacMurray College, will be the speaker at MacMurray’s 2010 Commencement , 1:30 p.m., Saturday, May 8 at Annie Merner Chapel. Read more.
MacMurray College and Passavant Area Hospital are co-hosting a benefit Mother’s Day concert with the proceeds going to Passavant’s Cardiac/Pulmonary Rehabilitation Unit. Read more.
The MacMurray College Cap and Gown Chapter of Mortar Board, a national honor society of seniors, inducted 17 new members earlier this month. Read more.
MacMurray junior Anna Dickhut’s Elementary Education class, “Integrating Music and Movement into the Elementary Classroom,” got some hands-on training earlier this month courtesy of Anna’s mother, Karen (Hagen) Dickhut. Read more.
The Holy Fools will hold the final service of the school year 6 p.m. Saturday, April 24 at the Annie Merner Chapel on the MacMurray College campus. Read more.
After its double-header against Fontbonne University Saturday, the MacMurray softball team will provide dog washings for donations and will be collecting pet and food supplies. Read more.
Members of the MacMurray Choir will perform 2 p.m. Sunday, April 25 at the Virginia United Methodist Church to begin the Judy Schaeffer Memorial Concert Series. Read more.
Anna Dickhut, a senior elementary education major has been named Student Leader of the Month for April. Read more.
Senior Psychology major Christina Benoit has been named the Student Leader of the Month for March. Read more.
There’s a Song in My Art II, the reprise of the popular musical event, is scheduled for 7:30 p.m., Saturday, April 10 at the McClelland Dining Hall on the MacMurray College campus. Read more.
Raymond Yeager, Associate Professor of Art at MacMurray College, has had a work accepted for a contemporary art exhibit in the Thompson Gallery at the Cambridge School of Weston, in Weston, Mass. Read more.
The Drag Show ’10, the annual musical revue featuring cross-dressing performers, will be held 7:30 p.m., Friday, April 16 at the MacMurray College Gamble Campus Center. Read more.
David Fitz, MacMurray College Vice President of Academic Affairs and Dean of the College, will join 19 other chief academic officers from around the country in July for a seminar on Leadership for the 21st Century for Academic Officers. Read more.
MacMurray College football players, Jimmy Perry and James Rollon, were named to the NCAA Division II/ Division III All American Bowl that was played Saturday, March 27, 2010, in Charleston, WV. Read more.
On Thursday, March 25, the Social Work Policies class delayed its start while Professor John Cox was tapped as an honorary member of the MacMurray College Cap and Gown Chapter of Mortar Board. Read more.
MacMurray College will host accomplished and versatile percussionist Dennis Maberry, 6:30-8 p.m. Monday, March 29 at the Thoresen Recital Hall on the MacMurray campus. The public is welcome. Read more.
MacMurray College will host a panel explaining education benefits to veterans 8:30 a.m. to 9:30 a.m. Friday, March 26 on the second floor of the Gamble Campus Center. Read more.
The Ratcliffe Collection will wind up its six-week run with a reception beginning at 6 p.m. Thursday, March 25, at the Applebee Art Gallery in MacMurray College’s Putnam Center for Art, on the southeast corner of Clay and State streets. Read more.
Mikel W. Hand, assistant professor of nursing at MacMurray College, presented a paper earlier this month (March 6), at the Hospice and Palliative Nursing Assembly conference in Boston, Mass. Read more.
The newly formed Drum Circle at MacMurray College will host a performance by accomplished and versatile percussionist Dennis Maberry, 6:30-8 p.m. Monday, March 29 at the Thoresen Recital Hall on the MacMurray campus. Read more.
Derek James, assistant women’s and men’s basketball coach at MacMurray College for the past two years, will step in as interim Head Women’s Basketball and Golf Coach, effective immediately. Read more.
The “MacAppalooza” music festival this weekend will showcase such local bands as Jeff Davidsmeyer and Friends, the Rob Killam Trio, performers from Tapestry, and a group of new bands that include MacMurray students. Read more.
A reception for the cast of “Nobody’s Perfect,” a play based on a children’s book by Marlee Matlin, will be held 6:30 p.m. to 9 p.m. March 21 at the lower level of the Education Complex on the MacMurray College campus. Read more.
MacMurray College President Colleen Hester was elected chair-elect of the American Council on Education’s Council of Fellows Executive Board of the ACE’s Fellows Program at ACE’s annual meeting in Phoenix, Ariz. Read more.
The St. Louis Intercollegiate Athletic Conference has named three MacMurray basketball players to its winter All-Academic Team. Read more.
The MacMurray Choir will lend its sweet sounds to this year’s vespers service at 6 p.m. Sunday, March 21 at the Annie Merner Chapel on MacMurray College’s campus. Read more.
The MacMurray College Department of Social Work is striving to raise awareness of and help the area homeless this month. Read more.
MacMurray Concert Choir is hosting a music festival, “MacAppalooza,” showcasing a lineup of local bands. Read more.
Young athletes dream of having their pictures on Wheaties boxes. Lori Degman will take Cheerios. Read more.
Despite the anxious economic times, MacMurray College supporters across the country are keeping the college at the top of their giving lists. Read more.
The St. Louis Intercollegiate Athletic Conference has announced that MacMurray College's Brady Slagle is the 2010 SLIAC Newcomer of the Year and coach Todd Creal is the co-winner of the 2010 SLIAC Coach of the Year award. Read more.
The MacMurray College men’s basketball team is one of four teams earning the honor to play in the St. Louis Intercollegiate Athletic Conference(SLIAC) post season tournament. Read more.
MacMurray College regrets that Dr. Sidney Milkis will be unable to give his lecture "The Obama Presidency: Change We Can Believe In." Read more.
The Art Committee of MacMurray College in conjunction with the MacMurray College Art Department, are pleased to announce the upcoming public exhibition of the Vera Maxine & Albert H. Ratcliffe Modern Art Collection. Read more.
MacMurray College would like to announce Kerry Hahn, as the Advisor/Recruiter for the Adult Degree Completion Program (ADC). Read more.
MacMurray College Theatre will present A… My Name is Alice. The musical revue, directed by Rich McCoy is scheduled for February 25-27, 2010. Read more.
MacMurray College, through its Office of Religious Life, will take part in a national prayer vigil organized by the Interfaith Immigration Coalition. Read more.
UMAC (Upper Midwest Athletic Conference) has honored two MacMurray highlander football players as members of the Academic All-Conference team for fall 2009. Read more.
Dr. Sidney Milkis, author, lecturer and White Burkett Miller Professor of Politics at the University of Virginia will present, “The Obama Presidency: Change We Can Believe In” as part of the College’s 2009-10 Speaker Series. Read more.
On Saturday, February 13, 2010, MacMurray Baseball Coach, Fred Curtis, will be inducted into the Jacksonville Hall of Fame. Read more.
The MacMurray College women’s basketball team will host two Pink Zone games to help support awareness for breast cancer on Wednesday, Feb 10 at 6:00 p.m. against Fontbonne University, and Saturday, Feb 13 at 1:00 p.m. against Westminster College. Read more.
MacMurray College announces the following fall 2009 graduates. Read more.
The St. Louis Intercollegiate Athletic Conference (SLIAC) has named MacMurray men’s basketball freshman, Brady Slagle, as the SLIAC Player of the Week for January 25-31. Read more.
The St. Louis Intercollegiate Athletic Conference (SLIAC) has announced MacMurray women’s basketball sophomore Ashley Will as the SLIAC Player of the Week for the week of January 18-24. Read more.
MacMurray’s Khara Koffel, Assistant Professor of Art, is highlighted in an Art from the Heartland juried exhibition in the Indianapolis Art Center in Indianapolis, Indiana. Read more.
MacMurray’s Khara Koffel, Assistant Professor of Art, is featured in an art exhibition in the Woman Made Gallery in Chicago, Illinois. Read more.
MacMurray College released its Dean’s List of academic achievement for the 2009 Fall Semester honoring students who exhibited outstanding performance in class during the first semester of the school year. Read more.
MacMurray College Black Student Union and the Office of Religious Life will host a program on “Spiritual Songs” by Dr. Naima Johnston in celebration of Black History Month on Monday, February 1, 2010. Read more.
Dr. Laura Blackburn, Dr. Samuel Supalla and Dr. Jody Cripps will present, “What is Gloss?” as part of the College’s 2009-10 Speaker Series entitled “Challenging Your Perspectives.” Read more.
The League of Women Voters of Morgan County and the Jacksonville Journal Courier will co-sponsor a voters’ forum on Wednesday, January 27, 2010, at 7 p.m. in MacMurray’s Thoresen Recital Hall. Read more.
MacMurray student Albert James Grable will feature his work, “The Next Chapter,” during the senior art exhibition held in the Applebee Art Gallery on the MacMurray College campus. Read more.
A special Vespers service to commemorate the life and legacy of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. will be held on Wednesday, January 20, 2010, at 5:00 p.m. in Annie Merner Chapel. Read more.
On December 18, 2009, the MacMurray College Highlander women’s basketball team assisted with the Jacksonville Salvation Army Christmas food distribution for needy families. Read more.