2013 News Releases
Dakota Cane and Dimitrios Dimoulas will travel to Mexico to represent Team Stars and Stripes in the fifth annual Tazón de Estrellas (Bowl of the Stars). The team features NCAA non-scholarship student-athletes. Read more.
Senior forward Brady Slagle of Winchester, Ill., has been selected as the MacMurray College Student-Athlete of the Month for November. Read more.
Six MacMurray students hope to raise $1,500 for St. Jude Children's Research Hospital by shaving their heads Dec. 6 on campus. Donation stations will be up around campus next week or can be made care of the MacMurray Student Association. Read more.
The annual Lessons & Carols, MacMurray College’s Christmas celebration and Advent worship service, will be held 5 p.m., Sunday, Dec. 8 at the Annie Merner Chapel on the MacMurray campus. Read more.
Director of Music Laurie Lewis will talk about her foreign exchange earlier this year to Macedonia at 7 p.m. Tuesday, Dec. 3 at Thoresen Recital Hall in the Putnam/Springer Center. Read more.
The Illinois Rural Health Association’s executive director/lobbyist, Margaret Vaughn, dubbed the “Professional Persuader” by the Chicago Tribune, will be the next featured speaker at MacMurray College, 7:30 p.m., Thursday, Dec. 5. Read more.
The Upper Midwest Athletic Conference (UMAC) has announced their All-Conference teams. Two Highlander Football players were named to UMAC All-Conference Teams. Read more.
MacMurray College’s Brady Slagle was named a St. Louis Intercollegiate Athletic Conference (SLIAC) Player of the Week Honors for the week of Nov. 18. Read more.
Five Highlander athletes were named to the SLIAC All-Academic Team. Read more.
Social work major Anna Ruppel, of Jacksonville, IL, was named the October 2013 Student of the Month at MacMurray College. She was nominated by Jodi Williams, assistant professor of social work. Read more.
The MacMurray basketball teams are designating their Nov. 20 games as fundraisers for the local Toys for Tots efforts. Read more.
Pelker and Rowe chosen as Student-Athletes of the month for October. Read more.
Two MacMurray College soccer athletes received St. Louis Intercollegiate Athletic Conference honors. Read more.
Two MacMurray College volleyball athletes received St. Louis Intercollegiate Athletic Conference (SLIAC) honors. Read more.
The film series Perspectives on War continues 6-9 p.m. Nov. 14 at the Jacksonville Public Library with a screening and discussion of the movie Bonhoeffer, which explores a resisters moral dilemmas in Nazi Germany. Read more.
Ashley Green, assistant professor of English at MacMurray, will provide the soldiers’ perspective during the Great War Encampment held later this month at the Illinois State Military Museum in Springfield, IL. Read more.
Jake Goodwin, of Fort Worth, TX, was named the MacMurray student leader of the month for September. To be named a student leader, scholars must show academic excellence and involvement around campus. Read more.
The fall MacMurray student art show kicks off with an opening reception 6-8 p.m., Thursday, Nov. 7 at the Applebee Gallery in the Putnam/Springer Center. Read more.
Nichol DelGiorno, an accomplished area organist and the former college organist at MacMurray College, will perform 2:30 p.m. Sunday, Nov. 10 at Annie Merner Chapel on the MacMurray campus. The recital is free and open to the public. Read more.
The Science in the Movies film series continues 4 p.m. Sunday, Nov. 10 with a look at car chases in films. Read more.
The MacMurray College Choir's fall concert will be 7:30 p.m. Friday, Nov. 8 at the Annie Merner Chapel. Read more.
The next MacMurray Speakers Series event brings a panel to discuss Voting Rights in Illinois. The event is 7:30 p.m. Nov. 7 at Thoresen Recital Hall. Read more.
One of the many highlights of MacMurray College Homecoming 2013 was the induction of four new members into its Hall of Fame on Saturday night during the annual Alumni Reception and Awards Ceremony in McClelland Dining Hall. Read more.
MacMurray College has hired Austin Brough, of Clifton, IL, as the new Highlander assistant baseball coach. Read more.
A dozen MacMurray College nursing seniors participated in the National Day of Prayer for Mental Illness Recovery and Understanding held at Hope Presbyterian Church in Springfield on Tuesday, Oct. 8 Read more.
The MacMurray admissions portion of its website received an A grade from a trade group, placing it among the top 100 sites in the country for prospective students. Read more.
MacMurray faculty members Chris Strangeman,assistant professor of history, and Ashley Green, assistant professor of English, presented a conference on teaching last week in Kentucky. Read more.
The MacMurray volleyball team took two matches Tuesday against nonconference foes. Contains link to video clips from the contests. Read more.
Gallipoli with Mel Gibson is showing Thursday, Oct. 17, the first film in a series sponsored by MacMurray and the Jacksonville Public Library. It will be 6-9 p.m. at the library Read more.
Dawn Allred, associate professor and director of special education at MacMurray College, was granted tenure by the College in August. Read more.
Basketball player Clayton Whitlock was named Preseason Honorable Mention All-American. Read more.
Assistant Professor of Physics Joanne Budzien will join an academic advising panel for a national science video contest for middle and high school students. Read more.
Volleyball team volunteered at Big AL Walk/Run 5k. Read more.
The first event in the film series, Science in the Movies, will be 4 p.m. Sunday, Oct. 13 in the Bailey Auditorium in Julian Hall. Read more.
Patricia Bauer Burnette, a 1958 graduate of MacMurray, will hold a book signing Oct. 10 for her new book, "James F. Jaquess: Scholar, Soldier and Private Agent for President Lincoln," about MacMurray’s first president (1848-1855). Read more.
MacMurray is seeking participants for the Oct. 19 Homecoming parade. Groups, organizations and bands are all invited to join the festivities. Read more.
A film series, Science in the Movies, will run monthly during the academic year beginning in mid-October. The series will look at the science of Hollywood special effects. Read more.
MacMurray College’s Sammy Jo Petefish received special mention from the St. Louis Intercollegiate Athletic Conference (SLIAC). Read more.
The Ratcliffe Contemporary Collection will be on display next month at the Applebee Gallery on the MacMurray College campus. Read more.
Nine senior nursing students attended the American Psychiatric Nurses Association Illinois Chapter conference in Chicago. Read more.
Faranak Miraftab, professor of Urban and Regional Planning at the University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign, will talk Oct. 2 about the immigrant communities in Beardstown, IL Read more.
Abby Lowe, of Decatur, IL, has been named the new women’s assistant basketball coach and the new women’s assistant golf coach for MacMurray College. Read more.
The Rev. Jean Hembrough has been named the new chaplain for MacMurray College. Read more.
Nancy Sullivan, originally from Jerseyville, IL, has been named the new director of information technology for MacMurray College. Read more.
Christopher Strangeman, assistant professor of history, has joined with the Jacksonville Public Library to present a monthly screening of war films through the academic year. Read more.
Five MacMurray faculty will participate in a panel on teaching at the 15th Annual Conference on Illinois History in Springfield, IL, later this week. Read more.
The Michalson 5K Run/Walk, a Homecoming staple, will take off the morning of Oct. 19 during the 2013 Homecoming. Sign-up is due Sept. 27. Read more.
The MacMurray Social Work Club will hold a hunger awareness event on campus at 2 p.m. Wednesday, Sept.. 18. Read more.
Eric Berg, associate professor of Philosophy and Religion at MacMurray College, will be presenting a paper, “Topography in Camus' The Stranger” in November at the 2013 Albert Camus Society Joint US/UK Conference in London, England. Read more.
writing instructor Tom Winski has been selected for a Pioneer Award by the National Scholastic Press Association, the organization’s top honor to individuals. Read more.
MacMurray College has appointed Matthew Zosel of Herndon, VA, as the new assistant men’s basketball coach. Read more.
Social Work Club students and anyone interested will be writing facts about hunger in chalk in front of MacMurray Hall 2 p.m. Wednesday. Everyone is invited. Read more.
MacMurray College welcomed Deborah Kuzmanovic to campus this semester. She will be teaching biology classes, genetics classes, biochemistry and microbiology. Read more.
Joe Squillace, assistant professor of Social Work, published a paper recently on the history of the MacMurray Social Work program. Students Kady Darr and Jessica Wilson contributed research to the work. Read more.
Middle hitter Breanne Pelker was named to the all-tournament team at the Prairie Fire Invitational at Knox College over the weekend. Read more.
MacMurray College’s men’s and women’s golf teams are partnering up with Northridge Hills Golf Course again for their second annual golf fundraiser Read more.
In the first week of season play, sophomore Caroline Keppler was named SLIAC offensive soccer player of the week. Read more.
Senior Sammy Jo Petefish was named to the Illinois College All-Tournament team for her defensive play during the weekends Illinois College Volleyball Tournament. Read more.
Women's historian Jenny Barker Devine will kick off the 2013-14 MacMurray College Speakers Series, "Diversity in the Heartland," with a talk Thursday, Sept. 5 on her recent research on rural women activists. Read more.
The Applebee Gallery kicks off its season Thursday, Sept. 5 with a solo show by new art professors Megan Rigoni-McCormic. Read more.
MacMurray College appointed Lexy Determan of Mt. Pleasant, IA, as the new head softball coach and sports information director at MacMurray College. Read more.
MacMurray College returned to Washington Monthly's Top 20 colleges this year. The ranking seeks to gauge how much a college or university gives back to the country. It is the second time in three years MacMurray has appeared in the magazine's Top 20. Read more.
MacMurray College’s RN to BSN class of 2013, the first class to graduate from the program, is prepping for its pending graduation with a pinning ceremony. Read more.
Laurie Lewis, director of music for MacMurray College, will headline the final segment of the Jacksonville Public Library’s speaker series “Travelogue”. Her segment is entitled “Destination: Macedonia”. Read more.
Associate Professor of Art Khara Koffel will show a number of works she’s created in the past two years in “at this point in time,” a solo exhibition at the McHenry County College Art Gallery in Crystal Lake, IL. Read more.
The MacMurray volleyball team took home a national academic excellence award for the 2012-13 year. Read more.
MacMurray College welcomed St. Joseph, MI native Libby Boren to its Admissions staff this summer. Read more.
The Highlander soccer teams welcome two new assistant coaches for their 2013-2014 year. Read more.
MacMurray College has hired Justin Fuhler as the new head baseball coach for the Highlanders. He previously served as assistant coach for the team. Read more.
MacMurray College has hired Scott McClure, an experienced administrator and communicator, to be its Athletic Director, beginning July 22. McClure comes from Bethany College in Lindsborg, KS, where he was interim athletic director. Read more.
MacMurray College is hosting its annual, tournament-style Alumnae Volleyball Game on Friday, Aug. 23 in the Bill Wall Gymnasium, located in the Jenkins Education Complex on MacMurray College’s campus. Read more.
Jill Parsons, assistant professor of nursing, successfully defended her dissertation earlier this month to complete the requirements for her Ph.D. in nursing from Saint Louis University. Read more.
MacMurray College’s Social Work Program was selected from a pool of more than 350 applicants as one of the recipients of the 2013 Mantis Tiller Award administered by the National Gardening Association and funded by Schiller Grounds, Inc. Read more.
Chris Strangeman will be spending next week reading the AP history exam at the College Board grading center in Salt Lake City. Read more.
MacMurray College is one of two institutions to pilot a program made possible by AT&T to help nearly completed students finish their degrees. Read more.
The College will offer a range of online courses during the summer, beginning June 4, plus several traditional courses during the July three-week term. Read more.
The MacMurray College Highlander Volleyball program will hold a youth volleyball camp this summer for middle-school age athletes at the Bill Wall Gymnasium in the Education Complex on MacMurray College’s campus. Read more.
Head men’s and women’s golf coach and head women’s basketball coach Derek James was inducted into the SLIAC Hall of Fame Class of 2013. Read more.
MacMurray College collected items to send to relief efforts helping the victims of last week’s devastating tornado that tore through Moore, OK. Read more.
The following students were named to the dean’s list for the spring 2013 semester at MacMurray College. To be named to the Dean’s List, a student must have a 3.5 grade point average and be enrolled for at least 12 credit hours. Read more.
Laurie Lewis, director of music at MacMurray College, will head to the Clinton Area Showboat Theatre in Clinton, IA, as music director for three productions: Godspell, The Sound of Music and She Loves Me. Read more.
The MacMurray College Highlander Baseball program will hold a youth baseball camp this summer. The three-day camp is open to boys and girls between the ages of 6 and 14. Read more.
MacMurray's Adult Degree Completion program announced its dean's list honorees for the term ending in March. Read more.
James Maxwell, MacMurray’s recently hired vice president for academic and student affairs, has been appointed to serve as a referee for the Journal of Technology, Management, and Applied Engineering. Read more.
MacMurray College's May and June terms offer accelerated classes, some required of students at all colleges and universities. Credits for all courses can be transferred. Read more.
Commencement ceremonies at MacMurray College went ahead May 4 despite a rainy day. Most activities were held inside, as seniors celebrated receiving their degrees. Read more.
Twenty MacMurray seniors were presented with honors cords at the 2013 Senior Reception Friday evening, to wear at the next day’s Commencement ceremonies. Read more.
MacMurray College football player, Dan Routh was recently recognized by the National Football Foundation and College Hall of Fame for his academic achievements. Read more.
MacMurray College's 162nd Commencement is 1:30 p.m. Saturday, May 4 at Annie Merner Chapel. The featured speaker is Kathryn Kimura Mlsna, an executive with the Chicago-area Girl Scouts council. Read more.
The MacMurray College Honors Society will induct a dozen new members at the senior reception Friday, May 3. Read more.
The following students were inducted into Alpha Lambda Delta honors society for 2013 at MacMurray College at a ceremony on campus April 25. Read more.
MacMurray College athletics helped Scott County emergency operations as they fill sandbags in preparation of rising river levels. Read more.
The MacMurray College Nursing Department took all the senior nursing students and several faculty members to Springfield, IL, on Tuesday April 16, 2013 to participate in an Advocacy Day. Read more.
The men’s and women’s soccer teams recently announced their respective individual awards for their 2012-2013 seasons. These honors are voted on by the players and were presented during the end-of-the-year soccer banquet. Read more.
Joe Squillace, director of the Social Work Program at MacMurray College, spoke earlier this month as the final speaker of the year for the John Cook School of Business at Saint Louis University’s speaker series, “Social Justice and Advocacy.” Read more.
MacMurray College held its annual Honors Recognition Program on Thursday, April 18, at Thoresen Recital Hall on campus,awarding 29 students a total of 32 awards. Read more.
MacMurray art student Chelsea Verticchio, of Jacksonville, will hold her senior thesis show this month, with an opening reception 6-8 p.m., Thursday, April 18 at the Applebee Gallery. A number of other students' work will also be on display. Read more.
Dana Steben, a senior double majoring in accounting and business, was named Student Leader of the Month for April at MacMurray College. Read more.
MacMurray College’s Social Work Program sponsored an Advocacy Day in Springfield, IL, for students as a service learning experience. Advocacy Day took place Thursday, April 11, 2013. Read more.
MacMurray College Division of Nursing inducted 13 area students into Sigma Theta Tau. Read more.
Jill Parsons, assistant professor of nursing, recently traveled to Chicago, for the Midwest Nursing Research Society’s (MNRS) 37th Annual Research Conference. The conference, held March 7-10, had more than 1,200 participants. Read more.
The Rotary Club of Jacksonville is sponsoring Laurie Lewis, director of music at MacMurray College, as part of the Rotary District 6460 Group Study Exchange (GSE) ambassador team to Macedonia. Read more.
Morgan McGee, of Camp Point, IL, was honored as the student leader for the month of March. McGee is a junior at MacMurray College. Student leaders of the month are selected by showing academic excellence and involvement around campus. Read more.
The MacMurray College Choir will perform a “Spring Fling” at 7:30 p.m. Friday, April 12, at Annie Merner Chapel. The performance is free and open to the public. Read more.
MacMurray College Division of Social Work inducted new members in to the Phi Alpha National Social Work Honor Society on Wednesday, April 3. Read more.
The 2013-14 MacMurray Speakers Series 7 p.m. Thursday, April 11 at Thoresen Recital Hall with an ethicist talking about what makes a sincere apology and the nature of forgiveness. Read more.
MacMurray tapped 12 students and a professor into the Cap and Gown Chapter of Mortar Board Honor Society 2012-2013 chapter. Read more.
MacMurray students will participate in the 2013 Highland Games on Friday April 5, 2013. The games will take place from 4:00-6:00 p.m. on Rutledge Lawn (corner of College and Clay avenues) on MacMurray College’s campus. Read more.
MacMurray College will host its 14th annual Take Back the Night Rally on Thursday, April 4, at 7:00pm in McClelland Dining Hall on campus. Read more.
Caty Anderson of Chapin, IL, was named MacMurray student leader of the month for February. To be named a student leader, scholars must show academic excellence and involvement around campus. Read more.
Khara Koffel, MacMurray associate professor of art, will have three sculptures on exhibit this month in the juried show, “Small Shrines,” in Sewickley, PA. Read more.
Sophomore business administration major Lamin Sanyang, of Jacksonville, IL, attended the Mary T. Washington Wylie Internship Preparation Program earlier this year in Chicago, IL. Read more.
In honor of March as National Social Work Month, seven students from MacMurray’s Social Work Program took a three-day, alternative spring break trip to St. Louis. Read more.
Jeannie Zeck, associate professor of English and Theater at MacMurray College in Jacksonville, IL, spoke last month at a conference at the University of Louisville, in Louisville, KY, and chaired two panels at the conference. Read more.
MacMurray College has appointed James R. Maxwell as vice president for academic affairs and student life. He will be taking over his duties in early June. Read more.
Four MacMurray students went to Springfield earlier this week to keep state funding of private colleges on the minds of state legislators. Read more.
The March event in the MacMurray Speakers series will present early proponent of the Head Start program, who will speak on closing the achievement gap at 7 p.m. Thursday, March 21 at the Thoresen Recital Hall. Read more.
Derek James, 2004 MacMurray graduate and longtime women’s and men’s assistant basketball coach was named head basketball coach for the Lady Highlanders. Read more.
After a national search, Ashley Green has been appointed to the tenure-track position of assistant professor of English at MacMurray College. She has been teaching in a visiting capacity during the current academic year. Read more.
Christopher Strangeman, MacMurray College assistant professor of history, has had his syllabus and other course materials accepted for publication in the online site Syllabus. Read more.
The Applebee Art Gallery brings St. Louis artist Travis Russell for a solo show this month. An opening reception will be 6-8 p.m. Thursday, March 7, with a gallery talk at 6:15 p.m. Read more.
Jerry Covell, coordinator of the Interpreter Preparation Program (American Sign Language) at MacMurray, will join a panel March 9 on the 25th anniversary of the Deaf President Now protest at Gallaudet University in Washington D.C. Read more.
MacMurray College Associate Professor of Art Khara Koffel will be showing her work in a solo exhibition in Lincoln, NE. An opening reception will be 5-8 p.m. March 1, with the exhibition continuing through March 29. Read more.
Clayton Whitlock of Springfield, IL, was named MacMurray student leader of the month for January 2013. To be named a student leader, scholars must show academic excellence and involvement around campus. Read more.
Renowned Civil Rights historian John Dittmer will talk on "The Civil Rights Movement and the Possibilities of Democracy," 7 p.m. Thursday, Feb. 21 at the Thoresen Recital Hall in the Putnam/Springer Center. Read more.
The MacMurray College Choir will perform its spring tour preview 7:30 p.m. Friday, Feb. 22 in the Annie Merner Chapel. Read more.
The St. Louis Intercollegiate Athletics Conference named MacMurray senior forward Amy Radford of Pana, IL, the Women's Basketball Player of the Week for the week of Feb. 4-10, 2013. Read more.
The following students graduated from MacMurray College in December 2012. Read more.
MacMurray College welcomed Angie Augspols to its staff as an assistant softball coach. Read more.
The MacMurray College volleyball team awarded six players for their achievements during the 2012 season. Read more.
The MacMurray College football team recently honored 15 players for maintaining at 3.0 and above GPA during the 2012 football season. Read more.
Area art educators will show off their works, beginning with a reception, 7 p.m. Thursday at the Applebee Gallery in the Putnam/Springer Center. Read more.
MacMurray College is providing a outlet Saturday for a fundraising event to benefit the Jacksonville High School Bowl. Read more.
Larry Golden, executive director of the Illinois Innocence Project, will present presentation, “Found Guilty but Really Innocent,” 7 p.m. Thursday, Jan. 17 at the Thoresen Recital Hall in the Putnam/Springer Center. Read more.