2011 News Releases
Pedro Rodriguez, a dominating soccer player in the early 1990s, has been named to the St. Louis Intercollegiate Athletic Conference Hall of Fame. Read more.
MacMurray College will present a readers theater presentation of the Charles Dickens classic, A Christmas Carol – a radio drama on Thursday, Friday and Saturday, Dec. 8-10 at the Marian Chase Schaeffer Studio Theatre in the Education Complex. Read more.
MacMurray professor Jeannie Zeck’s research will be the focus of an upcoming segment of an Illinois Public Radio program. The segment will air 6:30 p.m., Wednesday, Dec. 7 on WUIS 91.9-FM. Read more.
Khara Koffel, associate professor of art at MacMurray, was named a Thumbs Up Merit Award winner in the Pinholio Contemporary Pinhole Photography Exhibition at the Good Citizen Gallery in St. Louis, MO. Read more.
MacMurray's Emily Wright speaks at the Illinois Accounting Teachers Conference at DePaul University. Read more.
Bernd Estabrook, Illinois College associate professor of Modern Languages will present “The Berlin Wall Revisited – a memoir,” at 7 p.m. Thursday, Dec. 1 at the Thoresen Recital Hall. Read more.
MacMurray biology students took a trip outside the classroom last week to the Jim Edgar Panther Creek State Park. Students assessed species diversity by stepping foot into a stream to retrieve some samples to take back to the classroom. Read more.
MacMurray students, faculty and staff donated their time yesterday afternoon to give back to the Jacksonville community. The Jacksonville Salvation Army was in need for some help, preparing for the upcoming holiday season. Read more.
MacMurray's annual Lessons & Carols worship service and choral performance will be 5 p.m., Sunday, Dec. 4. Read more.
Teresa Marcotte, of Kankakee, IL, was honored as the student leader for the month of October. Marcotte is a MacMurray senior majoring in interpreting. Read more.
MacMurray College was honored by a recruiting arm of the Guard and Reserves for its successful Career Expo in April. Read more.
Khara Koffel, associate professor of art at MacMurray, has had two photographs selected for an exhibition later this month at a St. Louis art gallery. Read more.
Most MacMurray student residents wake up on the MacMurray campus each morning, but Kelly Franklin and Megan Toomey wake up at the Illinois School for the Deaf. Read more.
Well-known playwright and humorist Ken Bradbury will speak on the trials and tribulations of creative writing in the next installment of the MacMurray Speakers Series, 7 p.m. Thursday, Nov. 10 at the Thoresen Recital Hall in the Putnam/Springer Center. Read more.
Matthew Stock, a nursing major from Chapin, IL, has been named a 2011 Lincoln Laureate award recipient. The Lincoln Academy of Illinois honored one senior student from each of the four-year, degree-granting colleges and universities in Illinois. Read more.
Eric Berg, associate professor of philosophy and religion at MacMurray College, has had the text of one of his lectures accepted for electronic publication. Read more.
Jim Daniels, a St. Louis-area artist, and Khara Koffel, associate professor of art at MacMurray, will present a joint art exhibit at the Applebee Gallery in the Putnam/Springer Center at MacMurray. Read more.
The MacMurray Choir will be hosting a fall concert in the Annie Merner Chapel on the College campus on Friday Nov. 4, 2011 from 7:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. Read more.
MacMurray chemistry students traveled to St. Louis last week to attend The American Chemical Society’s national meeting on Oct. 20, 2011. Read more.
Dr. Wolf Fuhrig, former chair of the departments of Criminal Justice and of Political Science will speak 7 p.m., Thursday, Oct. 27 at the Thoresen Recital Hall in the Springer/Putnam Center. Read more.
The 2011 MacMurray Homecoming court was announced at a pep rally on Thursday Oct. 13, 2011. Voted king was Zac Ozee, an accounting major from Arcola, IL. LaToya Jones, an accounting and business administration major from Gurnee, IL was voted queen. Read more.
Soccer captain and volunteer, Kark Tooren, a senior in secondary physical education, was named the MacMurray College Student Leader of the Month for September. Read more.
The late Sgt. Andrew Tobin will be honored during MacMurray’s Homecoming. An oak tree will be planted in his honor at 4:30 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 15, 2011, near Jane Hall, at the intersection of College Avenue and Clay Street. The public is welcome. Read more.
MacMurray alumnus Rick Hall and his wife, Laura will cap the Homecoming festivities Saturday evening with a performance at Julian Hall. Read more.
The theme for this year’s homecoming is “An American Homecoming.” The weekend packed with activities open to the general public will begin Thursday, Oct. 13, 2011. Read more.
Anna Dickhut, a 2011 MacMurray alum, had an article published in the most recent edition of Illinois Heritage. Her article is titled “Shadow of the Land: The Influence and Legacy of Thomas Bailey, Founder of Camp Point, Illinois.” Read more.
MacMurray College nursing students participated in several activities this week to recognize Mental Health Awareness Week, a national event. Students traveled to Springfield, IL, volunteering in outreach, education and advocacy. Read more.
MacMurray Assistant Professor of Biology Christy Wolovich recently presented a paper at the 34th annual meeting of the American Society of Primatologists. The meeting was held Sept. 16-20 in Austin, Texas. Read more.
Susan Bergschneider, joined the MacMurray staff this week. A native of Franklin, IL, she is a recent graduate of Southern Illinois University at Edwardsville. Read more.
For the first time, a MacMurray student will be a liaison for the state chapter of the National Association of Social Workers. Read more.
The MacMurray community and Jacksonville-area musicians and actors will gather Saturday to remember Kerry Hahn, former theater instructor and coordinator of the College’s Adult Degree Completion Program. She died last month after a battle with cancer. Read more.
MacMurray College is seeking participants in its 2011 Homecoming parade, with the theme of “An American Homecoming,” scheduled for Oct. 15 beginning and ending on the MacMurray College campus. Read more.
A collection of about 50 paintings by Jacksonville artist Nellie Knopf that have never before been on public display in the area will be shown beginning Oct. 1 at the Applebee Gallery on the MacMurray College campus. Read more.
A panel of 2011 community leaders under 40 years old will share their thoughts about Jacksonville in a panel discussion Sept. 29 at MacMurray College. Read more.
MacMurray College's overall enrollment edged up 4 percent in the fall of the 2011-12 academic year and most promising, the number of full-time freshmen increase 40 percent. Read more.
The Henry Pfeiffer Library on the MacMurray College campus will celebrate its 70th year in operation with a reception 2-4 p.m. Friday, Sept. 16 at the library. Read more.
MacMurray professor of English, Allan Metcalf, has begun writing for a Chronicle of Higher Education blog. Read more.
For the first event this fall of “Jacksonville Speaks,” MacMurray College’s 2011-12 Speaker Series, area residents will look back at the 1960s. Read more.
MacMurray College was ranked No. 14 in the Washington Monthly magazine’s 2011 annual rankings of baccalaureate colleges in the country. Read more.
Jamey Grimes, an instructor at the University of Alabama Art and Art History Department, will provide the inaugural show, push/pull, which opens August 30 at the Applebee Gallery. Read more.
John Bailey, chair of the Education Division at MacMurray College, has been appointed President of Academic Affairs at MacMurray. Read more.
MacMurray College Assistant Professor of Art Khara Koffel has had her works solicited by the Davis Art Gallery at Stephens College gallery in Columbia MO. Read more.
With the help of an outpouring of donations from alumni and friends of MacMurray College, there has been a flurry of work the past few weeks to repair the massive flood damage on campus and to get all the buildings ready for the start of school Aug. 30. Read more.
Derek James begins this fall his first year coaching the MacMurray College men’s golf team. Read more.
Blake Ordell begins his new role as assistant men’s and women’s soccer coach effective immediately. Read more.
Fun and games -- and not a little learning -- came to MacMurray this summer as a physical education conference took over Wall Gymnasium this week. Read more.
Associate Professor of Art Khara Koffel continues to have her work selected for exhibition. This time, a piece will be in a Kentucky gallery. Read more.
Andrew Bartman, a 2006 MacMurray graduate, will begin as the Highlanders new head baseball coach effective immediately. Read more.
Chris Douglas will take over next week as head coach of the Highlanders, coming from Highland Community College in Highland, KS, where he was the offensive coordinator. Read more.
The following students were named to the dean’s list for the spring 2011 semester at MacMurray College. Read more.
Jackie Looser, controller at MacMurray College for two years, has been promoted to chief financial officer and Vice President of Finance at the College. Read more.
Kelli Ruppel, a May graduate from MacMurray College, was awarded one of two post-graduate scholarships from the St. Louis Intercollegiate Athletic Conference. Read more.
Nine MacMurray nursing students, seven incoming seniors and two May graduates, were inducted into the prestigious nursing honor society. Read more.
Danielle Doerfler will step in as the head women’s volleyball coach at MacMurray College effective immediately. Read more.
Joseph Squillace will join MacMurray’s faculty this year as an Assistant Professor of Social Work and Chair of the Division of Social and Behavioral Sciences. Read more.
John Cox, Chair of the Division of Social and Behavioral Sciences, has retired from MacMurray College after more than 15 years of instruction. Read more.
MacMurray College granted degrees to 99 students at a commencement ceremony on May 7. Read more.
MacMurray College’s 160th Commencement will take place 1:30 p.m. Saturday, May 7 at Annie Merner Chapel. Chris Lu, Cabinet Secretary for President Barack Obama, will speak on “The Legacy of a MacMurray Education.” Read more.
Seven MacMurray freshmen were inducted into Alpha Lambda Delta, a national honors society. To be considered, a student must have a 3.5 GPA in the freshman year. Read more.
MacMurray College honored students for academic achievements, leadership and service at the Honors Recognition Ceremony on Thursday, April 14. Read more.
Rich Mayson begins this month as the offensive coordinator for the MacMurray Highlanders football team. Read more.
Chris Lu, Cabinet Secretary for President Barack Obama, will be the commencement speaker during MacMurray College’s 2011 graduation ceremonies, when Lu will receive an honorary doctorate. Read more.
MacMurray's 2011 Senior Art Exhibition will open Thursday, April 14 at 6-7 p.m. at the Applebee Gallery in the Springer/Putnam Center on campus. Read more.
MacMurray College will host a career expo on Thursday, April, 14 from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. The expo is free and open to the public. Read more.
MacMurray College inducted six students to the Zeta Omega Chapter of the Phi Alpha National Social Work Honor Society during a ceremony on Sunday, April 3. Read more.
MacMurray inducted 14 incoming senior into the Cap and Gown Chapter of Mortar Board Honor Society. Read more.
The MacMurray Women’s Ensemble will perform 2 p.m. Palm Sunday, April 17, at the Virginia United Methodist Church, 401 E. Broadway, for the annual Judy Schaeffer Memorial Concert. Read more.
MacMurray students will compete in the 2011 “Highland” Games on Saturday, April 9. This is the first time the College has hosted the event. Read more.
Betty Welch Irvin of Mt. Pulaski, IL, will be awarded an honorary bachelor’s degree from MacMurray College during Alumnae Weekend 2011. Read more.
MacMurray Associate Professor of English and Theatre Jeannie Zeck will present “Standing on the Shoulders of Giants: The influence of Romare Bearden’s visual art on August Wilson’s drama.” Read more.
Lincoln Land Community College and MacMurray College presidents signed a partnership agreement this morning that outlines special opportunities available to LLCC graduates who continue their studies at MacMurray. Read more.
For the 12th year, MacMurray College will host 'Take Back the Night,' the annual observance to prevent domestic violence and other types of violence in our culture. Read more.
Kelsie Huffman, a sophomore nursing student, was named Student of the Month for February at MacMurray College. Read more.
The Saint Louis Intercollegiate Athletics Conference honored Men’s and Women’s Basketball Players. Read more.
The Upper Midwest Athletics Conference named seven football players to the All-Academic Team. Read more.
Dan Callihan recently received certification as a Developmental Education Specialist from the Kellogg Institute for the Training and Certification of Developmental Educators. Read more.
MacMurray College's largest annual fundraiser raised 8 percent more than targeted in the 2011 effort. Read more.
MacMurray Physical Education students traveled to Winchester Elementary School Feb. 17 to assist Tracy Eisenhauer, a 1990 MacMurray graduate, with a successful Jump Rope for Heart Event. Read more.
The next of MacMurray College’s Fine Arts Series will present the work of Mario Gallardo, an Alabama artist who has been active in presenting southeastern American art. Read more.
Associate Professor of Art Khara Koffel has had four works selected for a show at the Annmarie Sculpture Garden and Arts Center in Maryland. Read more.
Dr. Rand Burnette, professor emeritus of history at MacMurray College, will speak on a historical Jacksonville luminary who is probably underappreciated and lesser known than other historical Jacksonville figures. Read more.
Demetrius Suggs was named student leader of the month for January at MacMurray College. Read more.
Singer, speaker, educator and author Naima Johnston- Bush will visit MacMurray’s campus this February in celebration of Black History Month. Read more.
The opening and reception of painter Bryce Speed’s show, “Peaceable Kingdom,” has been rescheduled for 6 p.m. Thursday, Feb. 10 at MacMurray College’s Applebee Art Gallery. The opening was canceled last week due to the winter storm. Read more.
The longest-running New York City musical of all time, the Fantasticks, will open Thursday, Feb. 10 and will run Friday, Feb. 11 and Saturday, Feb. 12 at the Marian Chase Schaeffer Studio Theatre on the MacMurray College campus. Read more.
Khara Koffel’s sculpture, “in case of the eventual,” has been selected for the juried art exhibit “Intimacy at the ARC Gallery and Educational Foundation in Chicago. Read more.
Jill Parsons joins MacMurray’s faculty this semester as an assistant professor of nursing. Read more.
MacMurray College’s Fine Art Series continues with a performance and a gallery opening. Both events are free and open to the public. Read more.
The following students were among 125 students named to the Fall 2010 Dean’s List at MacMurray College. Read more.
Two works by Khara Koffel, associate professor of art at MacMurray College, have been selected for the Twenty-Four Maximum show at Prairie State College in Chicago Heights. Read more.
MacMurray’s nursing program has been reaccredited by the Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education (CCNE), which is recognized by the U.S. Department of Education to accredit baccalaureate- and graduate-degree programs in nursing. Read more.
MacMurray Associate Professor of History Kelly Lankford was awarded a Smithsonian Institution travel grant to conduct research at the Smithsonian’s Archives of American Art in Washington, D.C. Read more.
Artist Khara Koffel has been selected artist in residence for a week at the Annmarie Sculpture Garden and Arts Center in Maryland as part of the center’s Living Gallery. Read more.
In December, the following 21 students graduated from MacMurray College. Read more.