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2012 Press Releases

MacMurray student demonstrates the real reason for the season
December 13

Mendy Overly and her family are opting to give donations to the needy this Christmas instead of giving each other gifts.

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MacMurray student honored
December 12

Rochelle McElroy, of Springfield, IL, was named the student of month for December at MacMurray College.

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Area student honored
December 10

Mendy Overly, of Jacksonville, IL, was named the student of the month for November at MacMurray College.

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Derek James Inducted into SLIAC Hall of Fame
December 10

Head golf coach and assistant men's and women's basketball coach Derek James has been inducted into the SLIAC Hall of Fame.

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MacMurray professor wins teaching award
December 5

Dr. Matt Wiediger received the United Methodist Board of Higher Education Teaching Excellence Award for 2012-13.

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MacMurray professor publishes health article
December 4

Joe Squillace has published an article in the latest online issue of Missouri Electronic Journal of Sociology.

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Speakers Series to focus on women's athletics
December 3

Amy Wilson, an expert on women's athletics, will talk about the effects of Title IX.

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Derek Crouch named Lincoln Laureate
December 3

MacMurray College senior Derek Crouch has been named the Student Laureate for the Lincoln Academy of Illinois.

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English professor defends dissertation
November 29

Ashley Green, writing professor, successfully defended her dissertation earlier this month to earn her Ph.D. in English/Literature.

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Faculty member speaks at national conference
November 29

MacMurray writing instructor Thomas Winski spoke in a session of a national convention of student journalists in San Antonio, TX.

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MacMurray students show artwork
November 27

The opening of the MacMurray College Senior Exhibition and Student Show will be 6 p.m. Thursday, Nov. 29, at the Applebee Gallery.

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Choir to perform holiday music
November 26

The MacMurray College Choir will perform in the college's annual Christmas service, Lessons & Carols, 5 p.m. Sunday, Dec. 2.

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V'ball gives thousands for the cure
November 20

The MacMurray and Illinois College volleyball teams presented the Mia Ware Foundation with a $3,165.36 donation.

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MacMurray professor publishes health article
November 19

Joe Squillace has published an article in the Nov. issue of the Journal of Public Health Dentistry.

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Eric Berg publishes paper on ethics of technology
November 14

Eric Berg has published a paper in the current issue of the Journal of Lutheran Ethics.

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Anastasia Morwell named Student of the Month
November 14

MacMurray College named Anastasia Morwell of Quincy, IL as the Student of the Month for October.

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MacMurray professor speaks at conference
November 12

Danielle Doerfler spoke at the SLIAC "Women's Leadership in Athletics...Discover What's Possible" Symposium.

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MacMurray athlete competes in food challenge
November 12

MacMurray College football player Dakota Cane competed in the Clydesdale Challenge, at The Brickhouse Barbeque.

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MacMurray, SLU exploring MSW Program
November 9

MacMurray College is developing plans with St. Louis University's School of Social Work to be a host for SLU's Master's in Social Work program.

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MacMurray hires PR staffer
November 9

Alyssa Eason has joined the MacMurray Public Relations Office as a public relations associate.

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Speaker gives voice to the powerless
October 26

Robert Wolf will read and discuss the writings of farmers, homeless men and women, and others whose voices are seldom heard.

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Highlanders Host "Set, Serve, and Rally for the Cure"
October 25

MacMurray College hosted a volleyball match against Illinois College to raise money for the Mia Ware Foundation.

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MacMurray College Mortar Board receives award
October 25

The Cap & Gown chapter at MacMurray College received the Silver Torch Award at the 2012 Mortar Board National Conference.

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MacMurray board leadership changes
October 20

MacMurray Board Chairman Allen Croessmann stepped down Thursday after nine years as Board chairman.

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Ashley Sanders named Student of the Month
October 18

MacMurray College named Ashley Sanders, of Chapin, as the Student of the Month for October.

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Choir to take journey through the '80s
October 18

The MacMurray College Choir will take a "Journey Through the '80s" in its fall concert, 7:30 p.m., Friday, Oct. 26 at the Annie Merner Chapel.

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Tragic Mother's Day
October 17

Jacksonville native Nan Hocking-McDonough will show her documentary, "Mother�s Day."

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Volleyball team plays for a cure
October 16

The MacMurray and Illinois College volleyball teams will face off Tuesday, Oct. 23 at 7 p.m. in the Bill Wall Gymnasium.

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got kilt?
October 12

The 2012 MacMurray Homecoming begins Thursday, Oct. 18 with the traditional torchlight parade and pep rally.

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MacMurray to present college comedy/drama
October 9

Four MacMurray students take the stage Oct. 11-13 in the fall play production of "The Shape of Things."

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Philosophy professor to talk in London
October 5

Eric Berg, associate professor of religion and philosophy, will present a paper on religious imagery at the annual conference in London.

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MacMurray celebrates 100 years of social work
October 5

The MacMurray College Social Work Program is celebrating its 100th anniversary of social work education and 20 years as an accredited program.

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Mac president to show photos
September 28

President Colleen Hester will exhibit her photographs of MacMurray and around the world at the Applebee Gallery beginning Oct. 5.

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Athletic Department Improvements Continue
September 19

MacMurray College athletics have completed several different projects involving various athletic facilities debuting this fall.

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College to create park on campus
September 17

MacMurray College will be creating a green space on the southeast corner of campus on the land where Blackstock House now stands.

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Child abuse advocate to speak
September 14

Betsy Pope Goulet, an advocate for children, will talk on child sexual abuse as part of the MacMurray Speakers Series.

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MacMurray artist has solo show
September 14

Khara Koffel, associate professor of art, has a solo show at the William and Florence Schmidt Art Center.

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MacMurray sees double-digit growth
September 14

MacMurray College fall enrollment grew for the fourth straight year, significantly increasing its enrollment to 625.

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Koffel to show in massive ArtPrize competition
September 10

Khara Koffel, asssociate professor of Art, will exhibit a piece in the massive ArtPrize show in Grand Rapids, MI.

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Professor's work selected for KY show
August 9

MacMurray Associate Professor of Art Khara Koffel will show two of her sculptures in Kentucky.7.

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MacMurray, Knox begin traveling soccer competition
August 9

MacMurray College and Knox College have agreed to an annual contest between the two school's men's and women's soccer teams.

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MacMurray Athletics Renovations Continue
July 23

New scoreboard debuts on baseball and soccer field.

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MacMurray artist selected for national show
July 3

Associate Professor of Art Khara Koffel has had one of her works selected for a national show in St. Louis.

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MacMurray hires new registrar
June 27

Glen Clatterbuck, of Jacksonville, and formerly of Illinois College, began his duties earlier this month as registrar at MacMurray College.

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College announces May graduates
June 15

The following students graduated at the May 5 Commencement ceremonies at MacMurray College.

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College announces spring Dean's List
June 8

The following students (S-Z) were named to the dean's list for the spring 2012 semester at MacMurray College.

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College announces spring Dean's List
June 8

The following students (A-R) were named to the dean's list for the spring 2012 semester at MacMurray College.

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Art professor honored at Midwest show
June 1

Art Professor Khara Koffel's work was awarded an Honorable Mention at an Indianapolis show.

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Mac training against sexual assault
May 25

The Prairie Center Against Sexual Assault teamed up with the Social Work Program last week to conduct a 40-hour professional training.

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Chamber, city workers offered tuition incentive
May 22

MacMurray has entered agreements with the Jacksonville Area Chamber of Commerce and the city to encourage continuing education in the area.

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MacMurray launches major in Homeland Security
April 30

The MacMurray College faculty approved a new major in Homeland Security. Classes in the field will begin being offered in the fall.

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Nursing attends Advocacy Day
April 30

The MacMurray College Nursing Department took all the senior nursing students and several faculty to participate in an Advocacy Day.

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Local educator, Mac grad to speak at Commencement
April 27

Marybeth Lauderdale will be the featured speaker at the 2012 MacMurray College Commencement.

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Mac athletes volunteer time
April 25

The MacMurray College men's and women's soccer teams have been helping coach soccer players this spring.

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Mac student to thank vets
April 24

Freshman Meghan Fornecker will be getting notes and signatures this weekend as a giant thank-you to veterans.

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Athlete named April student of the month
April 23

Derek Crouch, of Chatham, IL, was named MacMurray student leader of the month for April 2012.

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Choir to hold a 'Spring Sing'
April 16

The MacMurray Choir will hold is spring performance at 7:30 p.m. Friday in the Annie Merner Chapel on campus.

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MacMurray to hold 2nd Highland Games
April 16

The second annual Highland Games kicks off 3:30 p.m. Friday, April 20, on the Rutledge Lawn.

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MacMurray recognizes scholar
April 16

MacMurray named Cara Crain, of Manchester, IL, as student leader of the month for March 2012.

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Mac artists put on a show
April 13

The annual MacMurray Student Art Show makes its debut 6 p.m. Thursday, April 19 at the Applebee Art Gallery.

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New members inducted into Mortar Board
April 10

Nine students and three honorary members were inducted into MacMurray College's Mortar Board organization on Sunday Apr. 1, 2012.

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MacMurray celebrates Broadway
April 10

MacMurray College will celebrate Rogers & Hammerstein with a musical review of love songs from their musicals.

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Chapin native joins MacMurray staff
April 9

Matthew Snodgrass, a Jacksonville-area native, has joined the MacMurray Office of Institutional Advancement.

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Assistant professor contributes to published book
April 2

Jill Parsons was a contributor for the Sensory Alterations chapter of the eighth edition of Fundamentals of Nursing.

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MacMurray Choir to perform in Virginia
April 2

The MacMurray Choir will perform a concert of spring songs 2 p.m. Sunday, April 15 at the Virginia United Methodist Church.

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Social work sponsors an Advocacy Day
March 30

The Social Work Program, in honor of March as Social Work Month 2012, sponsored an Advocacy Day in Springfield, IL.

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College announces Presidential Scholarship winners
March 30

MacMurray College announced its winners for the second annual Presidential Scholarship Competition.

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Pianist to perform at MacMurray
March 20

Claude Cymerman, who has played five times at Carnegie Hall in New York, will play Thursday, March 22 at 7 p.m. in the Thoresen Recital Hall.

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Mac student recognized as leader
March 15

MacMurray College named Leonel Coronado of Coppell, TX, student leader of the month for February 2012.

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Students take alternative spring break trip
March 14

In honor of National Social Work Month, four students from MacMurray's Social Work Program took a three-day alternative spring break trip.

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Mac professor to judge student work
March 12

Associate Professor of Art Khara Koffel has been asked to judge the 38th Annual High School Art Competition this month.

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Nursing students educate community
March 12

MacMurray nursing students participated in a health fair for Village Manor residents at the Labor Drive Community Center in Jacksonville.

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MacMurray to "Take Back the Night"
March 9

MacMurray College will host a Take Back the Night Rally 7:30 p.m. on Wednesday, March 14 in McClelland Dining Hall.

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Assistant coach makes playoffs
March 6

Blake Ordell, MacMurray assistant men's and women's soccer coach, helped his team to the Professional Arena Soccer League this year.

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MacMurray in the West Wing
March 1

President Colleen Hester visted Chris Lu at his White House office recently. Lu was the 2011 Commencement speaker.

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MacMurray tops Webster in SLIAC semifinal game
February 24

The MacMurray College men’s basketball team topped Webster University 68-62 to advance to the SLIAC postseason championship game.

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Koffel speaks at alma mater
February 21

Associate Professor of Art Khara Koffel gave a guest lecture Feb. 16 at her alma mater, Juniata College, in Huntingdon, PA.

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An improbable life
February 21

Richard Nelson, a world history teacher at Jacksonville High School, will recount the uplifting life of Nobel poet Vaclav Havel.

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New York artist to show photos
February 20

Margaret LeJeune's images will go on display at the Applebee Gallery with opening reception for the show, "The Modern Day Diana."

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Student named January student of the month
February 13

Joseph Essig, of Homer, IL, was named MacMurray student leader of the month for January.

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Choir to preview tour
February 13

The MacMurray College Choir will perform 7:30 p.m., Friday, Feb. 17 at Annie Merner Chapel, showcasing music they will take on a spring tour.

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MacMurray recognizes scholar
February 3

MacMurray named Daniel Routh of Edelstein, IL, as student leader of the month for December 2011.

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MacMurray to audition for Spring play
February 1

MacMurray College will hold an audition for the play "Bleacher Bums: a nine-inning comedy," 7-9 p.m. Monday, Feb. 6.

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Speaker to explore deaf culture
January 31

Katherine Aubry will discuss cultural similarities and differences, including the role -- or not -- of music in the deaf community.

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Inspirational speaker to share wit, wisdom
January 30

Naima Johnston-Bush will bring her uplifting music, wit and wisdom to MacMurray Monday, Feb. 6 at the Marian Chase Schaeffer Studio Theatre.

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Student recognized as leader
January 24

MacMurray named Amy Goodman of Peru, IL, student leader of the month for November 2011.

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MacMurray hires Dean of Student Affairs
January 20

MacMurray welcomed Marty Sabolo to campus this semester as the new Dean of Student Affairs.

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College announces fall Dean's List
January 20

The following students (M-Z) were named to the dean's list for the fall 2011 semester at MacMurray College.

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College announces fall Dean's List
January 20

The following students (A-L) were named to the dean's list for the fall 2011 semester at MacMurray College.

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MacMurray hires new Admissions Specialist
January 19

Whitney Phillips, of Rushville, IL, recently joined the MacMurray staff as an admissions specialist.

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Long time professor receives emeritus status
January 19

Dr. John Cox, longtime social work professor and chair of the Division of Social and Behavioral Sciences, has been awarded for emeritus status.

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Area musicians to explore "America's Music"
January 13

The Rob Killam Trio will demonstrate through performance "America's Music: the evolution of blues into jazz."

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Collaborative show continues art season
January 13

Artists Alison Ouellette-Kirby and Noah Kirby of the St. Louis area open the spring season of the Applebee Art Gallery.

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MacMurray announces December graduates
January 7

The following list of students completed requirements for graduation in December 2011 at MacMurray College.

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Pipers gets new look
January 3

An upgrade to Pipers snack shop was underway in preparation for students' return for spring semester.

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