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2014 Press Releases

Four Football Players Earn Conference Honors
November 20

UMAC Announces All-Conference

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Professor speaks on engaging students
November 17

Assistant Professor of Business Steve Oberg spoke on "Engaging Students Using Real-world Data" at a conference in California.

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Riding to revolution
November 14

The Humanities Film Series takes a look at Motorcycle Diaries on Thursday, Nov. 20 at 6:30 p.m. at the Jacksonville Public Library.

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Alumni authors to read poetry, fiction
November 13

Two alumni and published authors will read from their works Thursday, Nov. 13 at 7 p.m. at Thoresen Recital Hall in the Putnam-Springer Center.

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Mitchell and Alvarez Earn Conference Honors
November 12

SLIAC announces all-conference soccer team.

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Illinois artist to exhibit works
November 11

A reception for "Set Up," an exhibition of Tim Kowalczyk's trompe l'oeil sculptures will be Nov. 13 at 6 p.m. at the Applebee Gallery.

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Hauser, Spicer Earn Conference Honors
November 11

Hauser named All-Conference Third Team

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Student-Athletes of the Week
November 10

Volleyball and Football teams recognized for fall accomplishments. 

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MacMurray off to good start on SLIAC Food Drive
November 10

MacMurray got off to a fast start in the annual SLIAC Food Drive contest, donating more during its fall collection than all of last year.

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Follow that .... !
November 6

The Science in the Movies series takes another look at chases in Hollywood film 4 p.m. Sunday, Nov. 9 at Bailey Auditorium in Julian Hall.

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MacMurray, IC rally for the cure
November 6

The MacMurray and Illinois College volleyball teams combined forces to raise nearly $3,000 for the Jacksonville Mia Ware Foundation.

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Student-Athletes of the Week
November 4

Taylor Hewitt and Danny Williams were honored this week. 

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Student-Athletes of the Week
October 29

Two Soccer Players Honored this Week 

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MacMurray Choir to cover 500 years
October 29

The MacMurray Choir will cover 500 years of choral music at its fall concert on Friday, Nov. 7 at 7:30 p.m. at the Annie Merner Chapel.

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College to re-focus academics
October 28

MacMurray will phase out a number of programs of study and is actively assessing the viability of new, market-aligned programs.

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Crosstown for a cure
October 21

The MacMurray and IC volleyball teams play Wednesday, Oct. 22 at Wall Gymnasium in a fundraiser to fight breast cancer.

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College becomes Highlander Country
October 20

Highlander Country, the 2014 MacMurray Homecoming, runs through next weekend with athletics events, alumni gatherings and entertainment.

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Highlander Student-Athletes of the Week
October 20

Coy Dorothy and Katie Frye are honored. 

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The Humanities Film Series continues in the wild west
October 16

The Humanities Film Series will take a look at the Academy Award nominee, The Ox-Bow Incident.

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Professor co-authors paper
October 15

Jeannie Zeck, associate professor of English and Theatre, is a co-author on a paper accepted to a peer-reviewed publication.

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Art professor in show
October 14

Associate Professor of Art Khara Koffel has three pieces on exhibit through Nov. 5 in a show in Peoria, IL.

 

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Golf Competes in Kansas
October 13

Men's and Women's Golf Competes in Bethany tournament

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Highlander Student Athletes of the Week
October 13

Hollie Schultz and Cliff Peterson recognized. 

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Honors society recognized
October 13

The MacMurray chapter of Mortar Board, a national honors society, was recognized by the national organization.

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College connects students to alumni
October 12

MacMurray students signed thank-you cards to alumni in the inaugural Thank-you Thursday at Institutional Advancement.

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Science goes to the cartoons
September 29

For the Oct. 12 session, the Science in the Movies series will look at cartoon science.

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Area firms invited to job fair
September 29

MacMurray College's first Part-time and Holiday Career Fair is seeking business and agency participants. The event is Oct. 16.

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Highlander women's soccer falls to Fontbonne
September 27

The Highlanders were defeated 8-0. 

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Highlanders rally in the second half, but fall short
September 27

The Highlanders scored all 34 points in the second half. 

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Volleyball drops two SLIAC matches
September 27

MacMurray College drops two SLIAC games at Principia triangular 

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Touchdown named D-III Play of the Week
September 25

A trick play in MacMurray Football's game against Westminster was named the D3Football.com Play of the Week.

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Musician, artist to perform at MacMurray
September 25

The opening reception for "Sally Weisenburg Paitings and Music" will be Friday, Oct. 3 at 4:30-7 p.m. at the Applebee Gallery.

 

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Highlanders Announce Student-Athletes of the Week
September 23

Alexa Boyer and Zach Mudd recognized. 

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Sweet Potatoes to play at MacMurray
September 18

The California band the Sweet Potatoes, with alumni Rick Hall, will play Monday, Sept. 29 at 6:30 p.m. at Bailey Auditorium on campus.

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Highlanders announce student-athletes of the week
September 18

Patrick Hall and Tiffany Hazelwonder recognized 

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Swing dancing leads rebellion
September 16

First installment of the Humanities Film Series is Thursday.

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Professor pens encyclopedia entry
September 16

Assistant Professor of History Chris Strangeman wrote the D.W. Griffith entry for the Encyclopedia of Populism in America.

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MacMurray Athletics Inks Deal with Little Caesar’s Pizza
September 15

Firm becomes official pizza of Highlander Athletics. 

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Science film series starts with bangs
September 15

The Science in the Movies film series kicks off its second season on Sunday, Sept. 21 with a crowd favorite: explosions.

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College enrollment holds steady
September 14

MacMurray College's traditional, campus-based enrollment for fall 2014 remained steady at just under 530 students.

 

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Highlanders announce student-athlete of the week
September 10

Football player Patrick Hall recognized. 

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Closing reception for "Upper-middlebrow..." Sept. 18
September 9

The closing reception for MacMurray art instructor Michael Prault's show "Upper-middlebrow ..." is Sept. 18 at the Applebee Gallery.

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Science in the Movies -- the Sequel
September 5

Science in the Movies film series returns with another look at the science of Hollywood special effects.

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Frye places in top 20 at IC Fall Invitational
September 3

Katie Frye finished 14th at Illinois College Invite. 

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A look at courage through film
September 2

The Humanities Film Series starts in September.

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Highlanders announce first student-athletes of the week
September 2

Rowe and Hauser recognized and Rowe picks up SLIAC weekly honor

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Highlanders coach, compete in Canada
August 26

Austin Brough and Anthony Willeford spend summer with Okotoks Dawgs. 

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MacMurray football welcomes 4 new coaches
August 12

New coaches include two former Highlanders.

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Lovekamp in Atlanta for honors conference
August 11

Arenzville native returns from National Mortar Board Conference.

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Berg named review editor at scholarly journal
August 7

MacMurray professor Eric Berg has been named the first book review editor of The Journal of Camus Studies.

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Founding father of MacMurray Athletics passes away
August 7

Bill Wall, a former coach, athletic director, and teacher dies.

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Volleyball receives academic award
August 5

Volleyball receives the AVCA Team Academic Award for second straight year.

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Social Work professor publishes on spring break
July 31

Director of Social Work Joe Squillace published a paper in a scholarly journal about MacMurray students on alternative spring break.

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Professor awarded state grant
July 7

Jill Parsons, a MacMurray associate professor of nursing, was named a 2014 Nurse Educator Fellow, program designed to retain nursing faculty.

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Professor honored for work at scholarly journal
June 27

The nursing program's JoEllen Brannan was honored by Nursing Outlook for her work for the scholarly journal.

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MacMurray’s quality recognized
June 25

MacMurray College has been selected as a College of Distinction for 2014-15.

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Elisha Fry joins MacMurray College soccer staff
June 23

Assistant soccer Fry begins assignment on August 1.

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Professor grades AP tests
June 13

Jeannie Zeck, association professor of English and theater, is in Louisville, KY to read the Advanced Placement tests for literature.

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Koffel receives award from alma mater
June 13

Khara Koffel, associate professor of art, received a Young Alumni Achievement Award from her alma mater, Juniata College.

 

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Berg assesses study abroad program
June 13

Eric Berg, associate professor of philosophy and Religion, traveled to the Netherlands earlier this month to assess a study abroad site.

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MacMurray football honors graduates, top students
June 11

MacMurray College football recognizes its spring graduates and the top students for the spring semester 2014.

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MacMurray students make the grade
June 5

Nearly 150 students were named to the dean’s list for the spring 2014 semester.

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Four students graduate after May term
June 1

Four MacMurray students graduated after completing the May term.

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SLIAC Announces 2014 Spring All-Academic Team
May 29

Seven MacMurray College athletes make high marks in the classroom.

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Grading the best
May 27

MacMurray Assistant Professor of History Christopher Strangeman will be a reader this month for the AP history tests.

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Highlanders Win SLIAC Service Award
May 27

MacMurray College places first in conference-wide food drive.

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Montage 2014 available online
May 23

Montage, the MacMurray College compilation of student creative works, is now available online.

 

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MacMurray honors best and brightest
May 22

During the Commencement festivities earlier this month, MacMurray College awarded its college and departmental awards.

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Volleyball team to hold summer camp
May 20

The Highlander volleyball team will hold a summer instructional camp for grades 5 through 8 in June.

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College names provost
May 19

James R. Maxwell, vice president of Academic Affairs for MacMurray College, has been named to the newly-created post of provost.

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Women's basketball to hold summer camp
May 14

The MacMurray women's basketball team will hold a summer camp in June for grades three through eight.

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College announces Class of 2014 graduates
May 12

Over 100 students graduated this year in the MacMurray College Class of 2014.

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Nursing grad to present paper at national conference
May 9

Graduating senior Laura Wells will present her research at the American Psychiatric Nurses Association's annual conference later this year.

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MacMurray students lobby at statehouse
May 7

Three MacMurray students took a break from finals to travel to the state capitol for Private Student Lobby Day and the MAP Matters Rally.

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Images from MacMurray's 163rd Commencement
May 5

The 2014 Commencement festivities in photo and video.

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Methodist bishop to speak at MacMurray
May 2

Bishop Jonathan D. Keaton of the United Methodist Church will give the baccalaureate sermon May 3 at the College.

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Former Lt. Gov. to speak at MacMurray
May 1

Former Illinois Lt. Gov. Bob Kustra will be the Commencement speaker on May 3 at Annie Merner Chapel.

 

 

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Lovecamp named Student of the Month
April 28

Brooke Lovekamp, a junior majoring in Social Work, was named the MacMurray College Student of the Month for April.

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Three former faculty honored
April 27

John Cox and Richard and Mary Freiburg to receive honorary doctorates at 163rd MacMurray Commencement.

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Richard Eighme Freiburg
April 26

Emeritus professor of biology Richard Feiburg will receive an honorary Doctorate of Science at MacMurray's 163rd Commencement

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Mary Works Freiburg
April 26

Emerita professor of biology Mary Freiburg will receive an honorary Doctor of Science at MacMurray's 163rd Commencement.

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John D. Cox
April 26

Professor emeritus John D. Cox, former chair of the Social Work Program at MacMurray, will be honored with an honorary doctorate.

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Busy Day of Athletics ahead at MacMurray College
April 23

Men's Golf Competes at SLIAC Championships, Baseball at Illinois State and Softball hosts Webster University

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Freshman named Student of the Month
April 22

Nicholas Kruse, a freshman majoring in accounting, was named the MacMurray College Student of the Month for March.

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MacMurray honors top students
April 20

The 2014 MacMurray College Honors Recognition Program presented 36 awards to 20 students on Thursday, April 18, 2014.

 

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Koonce named SLIAC Golfer of the Week
April 17

MacMurray freshman Zach Koonce, from Washington, IL, was named Golfer of the Week by the St. Louis Intercollegiate Athletic Association.

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Mortar Board inducts new members
April 16

The MacMurray chapter of  Mortar Board, a national honors society, inducted 17 new members at a ceremony Sunday.

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Students to show work
April 15

The 2014 Student Art Show, highlighting work by three seniors, is 6-8 p.m. Thursday, April 17 at the Applebee Gallery.

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Highlanders participate in 'Fortyfor40'
April 13

As part of NCAA Division III Week, the Highlanders are highlighting eight significant achievements per day on social media platforms.

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Soccer player named student of the month
April 11

Zac Bozarth, a sophomore majoring in education, was named MacMurray College Student of the Month for February.

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MacMurray student-athlete receives SLIAC scholarship
April 10

Senior Derek Crouch has been awarded a Post Graduate Scholarship by the St. Louis Intercollegiate Athletics Conference.

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MacMurray to celebrate D-III sports
April 9

MacMurray celebrates D-III sports this week.

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Professor, student to read original poetry
April 8

Robert Seufert and Tasha Morwell will both be reading their original poetry in downtown Jacksonville on April 10.

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Football honored by Toys for Tots
April 8

The MacMurray football team was honored recently by Toys for Tots for the team's work with before Christmas last year.

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MacMurray does Disney
April 7

College Choir to perform Disney classics on April 11.

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Nurses march at capital
April 6

MacMurray nursing students went to Sprinsfield last week to participate in the 16th Annual Student Nurse Political Action Day.

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MacMurray hires new soccer coach
April 4

Bill Koeppen brings a depth of experience as head coach of the MacMurray men's and women's soccer teams.

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Students welcomed into honor society
April 4

Eight social work students inducted into Phi Alpha Honor Society.

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Student receives D.C. intership
April 3

Martin Lara, a junior in accounting and business, was awarded an internship with the U.S. Department of Transportation this summer.

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Willeford strikes out the side
April 3

Anthony Willeford leads the SLIAC in strikeouts.

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Jenalee Stine named Student of the Month
April 2

Jenalee Stine has been named as the MacMurray College January 2014 Student of the Month.

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Danger, Will Robinson
March 31

The next Science in the Movies event looks at robots and computer on Sunday, April 6 at 4 p.m. in the Bailey Auditorium.

 

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Camus play takes center stage
March 28

A MacMurray College production of Albert Camus’ play The Misunderstanding will be April 4 & 5 at the Scaffer Studio Theater.

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Montage 2014
March 27

Sumbit your work now for Montage 2014.

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Vaccine anxiety
March 26

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.

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Camus course brings experts on French author
March 24

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.

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Social work spends spring break in Chicago
March 17

Four students from MacMurray’s Social Work Program took a three-day, alternative spring break trip to Chicago. 

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Take Back the Night is March 20
March 13

The MacMurray College is hosting its 15th annual Take Back the Night commemoration at 7 p.m. March 20.

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Metcalf scheduled for ‘CBS Sunday Morning’
March 12

On Sunday, March 16, CBS Sunday Morning is tentatively scheduled to broadcast Mo Rocca’s interview with professor Allan Metcalf.

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Superheros in the Movies
March 11

The next Science in the Movies series looks at superheros on Sunday, March 16 at 4 p.m. in Bailey Auditorium in Julian Hall.

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Livewire exceeds goal
March 7

Livewire, the annual phone-a-thon fundraiser, exceeded its goal in 2014 by 20 percent.

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Applebee to exhibit regional artist
March 6

The Applebee Gallery will exhibit the works of regional artist Jeff Robinson. The opening reception is 6 p.m. March 6 at the gallery.

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How can they defend those people?
March 5

Chicago public defender and MacMurray graduate Theresa Nelson will speak on common ethical problems that lawyers face in the criminal courts.

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Slagle named Player of the Year
March 2

Brady Slagle finished a stellar career last week by being named the St. Louis Intercollegiate Athletic Conference (SLIAC) Player of the Year.

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Disaster/Triage Drill
March 1

MacMurray College hosted a triage/disaster drill on Saturday, March 1.

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Planning for a disaster
February 23

MacMurray College will be hosting a triage/disaster drill on Saturday, March 1 at 1 p.m.

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Campus sends the team off for the SLIAC tournament
February 22

The MacMurray College men’s basketball team heads to Louisville, KY for SLIAC tournament.

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Highlander tournament game broadcast on campus
February 22

MacMurray will host a viewing party Bailey Auditorium of the men's basketball tournament game at 5 p.m. Thursday.

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The spoken word is a powerful thing
February 12

MacMurray College will host a poetry celebration to honor Black History Month on Thursday, Feb. 20, 2014.

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Slagle named SLIAC Player of the Week
February 10

Brady Slagle was named SLIAC Player of the Week for the third time this season. 

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It’s a big, bad universe out there
February 7

The next Science in the Movies film series will take a look at Hollywood aliens and monsters. The event is at 4 p.m. Sunday in Bailey Auditorium.

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Auditions this week for Camus play
February 6

MacMurray will produce the Albert Camus play The Misunderstanding in April. Auditions are Thursday and Friday.

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Soldiers take a stand
February 5

The next film in the Perspectives on War film series delves into the nature of courage and following orders with a screening of Paths of Glory.

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MacMurray announces fall graduates
January 30

Except where noted, the following students graduated with bachelor's degrees on Dec. 12, 2013 from MacMurray College.

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College hires new PR associate
January 21

John Honnen joined the MacMurray College public relations staff specializing in social media.

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MacMurray students make the grade
January 20

More than 130 students were named to the dean’s list for the fall 2013 semester.

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Highlander named Player of the Week
January 13

MacMurray College's Brady Slagle has been named the SLIAC Men's Basketball Player of the Week for the week of January 13.

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The lingering effects of war
January 10

The next film in the Humanities Film Series: Perspectives on War delves into the lingering effects of war with a screening of Chocolat.

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Skilled artist to show pottery
January 10

MacMurray College's Applebee Gallery will showcase the works of potter Karin Solberg in "Out of the Woods."

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Berg named an editor of scholarly journal
January 9

Eric Berg has been appointed the editor for Protestant theology and doctrine at the scholarly journal, Religious Studies Review.

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MacMurray artist to show work
January 9

Khara Koffel has been invited to exhibit three of her pieces in a reunion art exhibition at the Walnut Gallery in Gadsden, AL.

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Toy shows complex behavior
January 9

Dr. Joanne Budzien has had a paper accepted for publication in The Journal of Chemical Physics.

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Highlanders: See yourself in the Homecoming video
January 8

See the sights and sounds of Homecoming 2013 in a video produced by friends of the college.

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Freshman named Student of the Month
January 7

Brady Milnes, of Manchester, IL, a freshman majoring in elementary education, was named the MacMurray College Student of the Month for December.

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