2014 Press Releases
MacMurray football welcomes 4 new coaches
New coaches include two former Highlanders.
Lovekamp in Atlanta for honors conference
Arenzville native returns from National Mortar Board Conference.
Berg named review editor at scholarly journal
MacMurray professor Eric Berg has been named the first book review editor of The Journal of Camus Studies.
Founding father of MacMurray Athletics passes away
Bill Wall, a former coach, athletic director, and teacher dies.
Volleyball receives academic award
Volleyball receives the AVCA Team Academic Award for second straight year.
Social Work professor publishes on spring break
Director of Social Work Joe Squillace published a paper in a scholarly journal about MacMurray students on alternative spring break.
Professor awarded state grant
Jill Parsons, a MacMurray associate professor of nursing, was named a 2014 Nurse Educator Fellow, program designed to retain nursing faculty.
Professor honored for work at scholarly journal
The nursing program's JoEllen Brannan was honored by Nursing Outlook for her work for the scholarly journal.
MacMurray’s quality recognized
MacMurray College has been selected as a College of Distinction for 2014-15.
Elisha Fry joins MacMurray College soccer staff
Assistant soccer Fry begins assignment on August 1.
Professor grades AP tests
Jeannie Zeck, association professor of English and theater, is in Louisville, KY to read the Advanced Placement tests for literature.
Koffel receives award from alma mater
Khara Koffel, associate professor of art, received a Young Alumni Achievement Award from her alma mater, Juniata College.
Berg assesses study abroad program
Eric Berg, associate professor of philosophy and Religion, traveled to the Netherlands earlier this month to assess a study abroad site.
MacMurray football honors graduates, top students
MacMurray College football recognizes its spring graduates and the top students for the spring semester 2014.
MacMurray students make the grade
Nearly 150 students were named to the dean’s list for the spring 2014 semester.
Four students graduate after May term
Four MacMurray students graduated after completing the May term.
SLIAC Announces 2014 Spring All-Academic Team
Seven MacMurray College athletes make high marks in the classroom.
Grading the best
MacMurray Assistant Professor of History Christopher Strangeman will be a reader this month for the AP history tests.
Highlanders Win SLIAC Service Award
MacMurray College places first in conference-wide food drive.
Montage 2014 available online
Montage, the MacMurray College compilation of student creative works, is now available online.
MacMurray honors best and brightest
During the Commencement festivities earlier this month, MacMurray College awarded its college and departmental awards.
Volleyball team to hold summer camp
The Highlander volleyball team will hold a summer instructional camp for grades 5 through 8 in June.
College names provost
James R. Maxwell, vice president of Academic Affairs for MacMurray College, has been named to the newly-created post of provost.
Women's basketball to hold summer camp
The MacMurray women's basketball team will hold a summer camp in June for grades three through eight.
College announces Class of 2014 graduates
Over 100 students graduated this year in the MacMurray College Class of 2014.
Nursing grad to present paper at national conference
Graduating senior Laura Wells will present her research at the American Psychiatric Nurses Association's annual conference later this year.
MacMurray students lobby at statehouse
Three MacMurray students took a break from finals to travel to the state capitol for Private Student Lobby Day and the MAP Matters Rally.
Images from MacMurray's 163rd Commencement
The 2014 Commencement festivities in photo and video.
Methodist bishop to speak at MacMurray
Bishop Jonathan D. Keaton of the United Methodist Church will give the baccalaureate sermon May 3 at the College.
Former Lt. Gov. to speak at MacMurray
Former Illinois Lt. Gov. Bob Kustra will be the Commencement speaker on May 3 at Annie Merner Chapel.
Lovecamp named Student of the Month
Brooke Lovekamp, a junior majoring in Social Work, was named the MacMurray College Student of the Month for April.
Three former faculty honored
John Cox and Richard and Mary Freiburg to receive honorary doctorates at 163rd MacMurray Commencement.
Richard Eighme Freiburg
Emeritus professor of biology Richard Feiburg will receive an honorary Doctorate of Science at MacMurray's 163rd Commencement
Mary Works Freiburg
Emerita professor of biology Mary Freiburg will receive an honorary Doctor of Science at MacMurray's 163rd Commencement.
John D. Cox
Professor emeritus John D. Cox, former chair of the Social Work Program at MacMurray, will be honored with an honorary doctorate.
Busy Day of Athletics ahead at MacMurray College
Men's Golf Competes at SLIAC Championships, Baseball at Illinois State and Softball hosts Webster University
Freshman named Student of the Month
Nicholas Kruse, a freshman majoring in accounting, was named the MacMurray College Student of the Month for March.
MacMurray honors top students
The 2014 MacMurray College Honors Recognition Program presented 36 awards to 20 students on Thursday, April 18, 2014.
Koonce named SLIAC Golfer of the Week
MacMurray freshman Zach Koonce, from Washington, IL, was named Golfer of the Week by the St. Louis Intercollegiate Athletic Association.
Mortar Board inducts new members
The MacMurray chapter of Mortar Board, a national honors society, inducted 17 new members at a ceremony Sunday.
Students to show work
The 2014 Student Art Show, highlighting work by three seniors, is 6-8 p.m. Thursday, April 17 at the Applebee Gallery.
Highlanders participate in 'Fortyfor40'
As part of NCAA Division III Week, the Highlanders are highlighting eight significant achievements per day on social media platforms.
Soccer player named student of the month
Zac Bozarth, a sophomore majoring in education, was named MacMurray College Student of the Month for February.
MacMurray student-athlete receives SLIAC scholarship
Senior Derek Crouch has been awarded a Post Graduate Scholarship by the St. Louis Intercollegiate Athletics Conference.
MacMurray to celebrate D-III sports
MacMurray celebrates D-III sports this week.
Professor, student to read original poetry
Robert Seufert and Tasha Morwell will both be reading their original poetry in downtown Jacksonville on April 10.
Football honored by Toys for Tots
The MacMurray football team was honored recently by Toys for Tots for the team's work with before Christmas last year.
MacMurray does Disney
College Choir to perform Disney classics on April 11.
Nurses march at capital
MacMurray nursing students went to Sprinsfield last week to participate in the 16th Annual Student Nurse Political Action Day.
MacMurray hires new soccer coach
Bill Koeppen brings a depth of experience as head coach of the MacMurray men's and women's soccer teams.
Students welcomed into honor society
Eight social work students inducted into Phi Alpha Honor Society.
Student receives D.C. intership
Martin Lara, a junior in accounting and business, was awarded an internship with the U.S. Department of Transportation this summer.
Willeford strikes out the side
Anthony Willeford leads the SLIAC in strikeouts.
Jenalee Stine named Student of the Month
Jenalee Stine has been named as the MacMurray College January 2014 Student of the Month.
Danger, Will Robinson
The next Science in the Movies event looks at robots and computer on Sunday, April 6 at 4 p.m. in the Bailey Auditorium.
Camus play takes center stage
A MacMurray College production of Albert Camus’ play The Misunderstanding will be April 4 & 5 at the Scaffer Studio Theater.
Sumbit your work now for Montage 2014.
For the next MacMurray Speakers series, a medical historian will look at the fears of vaccines. The talk is Wednesday, April 2 at 7 p.m.
Camus course brings experts on French author
A course on Camus brought experts to campus electronically or in person and culminates with a production of one of the French writer's plays.
Social work spends spring break in Chicago
Four students from MacMurray’s Social Work Program took a three-day, alternative spring break trip to Chicago.
Take Back the Night is March 20
The MacMurray College is hosting its 15th annual Take Back the Night commemoration at 7 p.m. March 20.
Metcalf scheduled for ‘CBS Sunday Morning’
On Sunday, March 16, CBS Sunday Morning is tentatively scheduled to broadcast Mo Rocca’s interview with professor Allan Metcalf.
Superheros in the Movies
The next Science in the Movies series looks at superheros on Sunday, March 16 at 4 p.m. in Bailey Auditorium in Julian Hall.
Livewire exceeds goal
Livewire, the annual phone-a-thon fundraiser, exceeded its goal in 2014 by 20 percent.
Applebee to exhibit regional artist
The Applebee Gallery will exhibit the works of regional artist Jeff Robinson. The opening reception is 6 p.m. March 6 at the gallery.
How can they defend those people?
Chicago public defender and MacMurray graduate Theresa Nelson will speak on common ethical problems that lawyers face in the criminal courts.
Slagle named Player of the Year
Brady Slagle finished a stellar career last week by being named the St. Louis Intercollegiate Athletic Conference (SLIAC) Player of the Year.
MacMurray College hosted a triage/disaster drill on Saturday, March 1.
Planning for a disaster
MacMurray College will be hosting a triage/disaster drill on Saturday, March 1 at 1 p.m.
Campus sends the team off for the SLIAC tournament
The MacMurray College men’s basketball team heads to Louisville, KY for SLIAC tournament.
Highlander tournament game broadcast on campus
MacMurray will host a viewing party Bailey Auditorium of the men's basketball tournament game at 5 p.m. Thursday.
The spoken word is a powerful thing
MacMurray College will host a poetry celebration to honor Black History Month on Thursday, Feb. 20, 2014.
Slagle named SLIAC Player of the Week
Brady Slagle was named SLIAC Player of the Week for the third time this season.
It’s a big, bad universe out there
Auditions this week for Camus play
Soldiers take a stand
MacMurray announces fall graduates
College hires new PR associate
MacMurray students make the grade
Highlander named Player of the Week
The lingering effects of war
Skilled artist to show pottery
Berg named an editor of scholarly journal
MacMurray artist to show work
Toy shows complex behavior
Highlanders: See yourself in the Homecoming video
Freshman named Student of the Month