2015 Press Releases
See Homecoming 2015 photos
See photo galleries of the 2015 MacMurray Homecoming. More galleries coming Monday.
Homecoming this weekend Rooted in Tradition
The 2015 edition of Homecoming, “Rooted in Tradition,” kicks off the weekend of Oct. 8-11.
Mac professor to pen Oxford entry
Philosophy professor Eric Berg has been invited to write a lengthy entry for The Oxford Encyclopedia of Martin Luther.
Professor's work selected for Art St. Louis exhibition
MacMurray professor Khara Koffel has had a piece of artwork chosen for this year's prestigious Art St. Louis exhibition.
Mac grad joins Biology staff
MacMurray graduate Kala Wahl has joined the Biology Program's staff as lab coordinator and technician.
Alumnae artist opens show Friday
The opening reception for 1967 graduate Mary Lou Hicks' show, "Seeing the Light," will be 5-7 p.m. Friday, Oct. 12.
Volleyball player reaches milestone
Senior Alycia Ferrari eclipses 1,000 career digs.
Science in the Movies returns
The popular Science in the Movies series opens Sunday. Come find out whether Hollywood special effects are good, bad, or ugly science.
Mac adds assistant professor
Susan Hall joins the Interpreting Preparation faculty.
LGBT cultural competency events
Two events this week will focus on the issues and services to those who are LGBT.
Family Weekend at MacMurray
Series of events set to entertain students, parents and all family members.
ASL Club to raise Deaf awareness
The American Sign Language Club will host a variety of events during September in support of National Deaf Awareness Month.
Art show closing reception on Sept. 17
The closing reception for the Applebee Gallery's exhibit "Animal Motives" will be Sept. 17 at 6-8 p.m.
Highlander earns SLIAC weekly honors
Volleyball player Alexa Boyer named Player of the Week
College hires writing specialist
MacMurray welcomes to the faculty Tamar O'Hearn-Amman, who brings nearly 20 years of experience teaching writing.
Biology professor comes aboard
Martha Gauthier joins the Biology Program, bringing expertise in a variety of ecological and biological areas.
MacMurray names head baseball coach
Assistant Coach Austin Brough promoted
MacMurray hires new softball coach
College hires Brown County High coach and Jacksonville native, Samantha Valentine, to head women’s softball.
College seeks public comment
For reaccreditation this year, MacMurray is seeking comments from the public about the quality of the institution or its academic programs.
Applebee Gallery launches season
The Applebee Art Gallery kicks off its 2015-16 season with a two-person show now through Sept. 19.
Provost named to national board
Provost James Maxwell has been appointed to the Board of Directors of Sigma Beta Delta, a national business honors society.
State director rejoins MacMurray
Karin Zosel, executive director of Get Covered Illinois, has returned to MacMurray to lead its alumni relations and fundraising efforts.
Student-athlete shows artwork
Junior Cydny Saxer had a solo art exhibition August 7 in downtown Jacksonville.
Mac professor examines students’ Internet search patterns.
Volleyball receives academic award
For third year in a row women's volleyball receives national academic award.
Professor presents student research at conference
Biology professor Christy Wolovich will be presenting student research at the Ecological Society of American's conference.
Soccer teams to hold reunion
The men's and women's soccer teams will hold reunion matches and a social on August 29.
Volleyball to reunite
MacMurray College alumnae are invited to the annual Alumnae Volleyball Game on Saturday, Aug. 29.
Men's basketball holds youth camp
The MacMurray men's basketball team hosted a youth camp the week of July 20 for area boys
Memorial services to be held for Dr. Palmer
A public memorial service for emeritus professor of literature and philosophy, Richard Palmer, will be on August 22.
Mac Social Work Program re-accredited
Program receives accreditation through 2023.
MacMurray hires new soccer coaches
Two area coaches join the Athletics staff.
Social Work hires new professor
The MacMurray Social Work Program hired a a new professor, Christina Blash, with extensive experience in community social work.
MacMurray named College of Distinction for second year
For the second year in a row, MacMurray has been named a College of Distinction.
Women's basketball holds youth camp
The MacMurray women's basketbal team held a youth camp the week of June 22.
Highlanders to host youth camps
Youth Basketball Academy set to start on July 20
See a video interview with MacMurray's 16th president
Mark Tierno talks about becoming MacMurray's 16th president in a video interview.
Volleyball camp in photos
The Highlander Volleyball camp attracted about 60 campers during June 9-11. See a photo gallery of the camp.
MacMurray students make the grades
The following students were named to the MacMurray College Dean’s List for the spring semester of 2015.
MacMurray launches two new majors
Two new majors, data analysis and marketing, will make their debut this fall at MacMurray College.
Meet Mac's new president
Public reception for Mark Tierno to be Tuesday, June 2.
College seeks public comments
For its accreditation process, MacMurray seeks comments from the public about the quality of the institution or academic programs.
MacMurray honors best and brightest
MacMurray College recognized its honors students at Commencement and at an annual award ceremony on campus.
Volleyball team to hold summer camp
MacMurray Volleyball will hold a camp for girls grades 5-8 that focuses on the fundamentals.
Sophomore named Student of the Month
Student puts classroom skills into practice.
Choir to sing new refrain
The MacMurray College Choir will continue as a student organizaiton in Student Life.
Baseball coach, players win conference honors
The MacMurray baseball coach and four players were awarded conference honors by the St. Louis Intercollegiate Athletic Conference.
College announces Class of 2015 graduates
Over 100 students were recognized this year in the MacMurray College Class of 2015.
Cubs owner to speak at Commencement
Thomas S. Ricketts, chairman of the Chicago Cubs, will give the address at MacMurray College's 164th Commencement ceremony.
MacMurray to hold 164th Commencement
MacMurray College’s 164th Commencement ceremony begins at 1:30 p.m. May 9 at Annie Merner Chapel.
The MacMurray chapter of Chi Alpha Sigma, an honors society for athletes, inducted its inaugural class last week.
Highlanders headed to SLIAC tournament
Softball team wins nine straight to clinch first tournament berth since 1999.
JACIL member receives Social Work Award
Larry Whewell from JACIL receives Outstanding Field Instructor Award.
Nursing honors society inducts new members
The MacMurray Nursing Program inducted its latest members into the Nu Pi-at-Large Chapter of Sigma Theta Tau at a ceremony over the weekend.
Business honors society inducts members
MacMurray's new chapter of Sigma Beta Deltanducted its inaugural group of four members last week
Determan named Coach of the Year
MacMurray coach and players earn conference honors.
Highlander earns conference honors
MacMurray junior earns all-conference honors.
Honors society inducts new members
Thirteen students were inducted into the MacMurray College Cap and Gown Chapter of Mortar Board, the national honors society.
Freshman named Student of the Month
Leah Rhead honored for March.
Five students earn Phi Alpha honor
Phi Alpha Honor Society recognizes outstanding scholars in Social Work.
Film series to look at Hollywood natural disasters
The Science in the Movies film series will take a look at Hollywood's depictions of natural disasters on April 12.
Students put on show
The MacMurray Senior Art Show opens Thursday, featuring the works of senior Breanne Pelker and other MacMurray students.
Nursing students to inform seniors
MacMurray Nursing students will staff Health Fair tailored for seniors, Thursday, April 16, 12:30-2:30 p.m. in Jacksonville.
Poetry in Song
The MacMurray College Choir's spring concert will be Friday, April 10 at 7:30 p.m. in the Annie Merner Chapel.
Courage in the new world
The final installment of the 2014- 15 Humanities Film Series features Even the Rain.
MacMurray president honored by national group
MacMurray President Colleen Hester was awarded for her outstanding contributions by the American Council on Education.
Men's Golf to Hold Special Olympics Fundraiser
MacMurray and IC partner up for a good cause.
Whitlock named All-American
First player in College’s history to be named.
IT staffer presents at national conference
Kent Palmer, at IT staffer att MacMurray College, presented a report at a computer science conference earlier this month.
ASL Club holds Deaf Awareness Week
The MacMurray American Sign Language Club will have a series of events for Deaf Awareness Week Monday, March 23-Thursday, March 26.
Moral courage in war
Humanities Film Series discusses Valkyrie.
MacMurray students choose alternative spring break
Five social work students and professor volunteer in St. Louis.
Sophomore named Student of the Month
Modesto resident honored by College for February.
Professor exhibits in St. Louis
MacMurray artist Khara Koffel has two worksaccepted in a St. Louis exhibition of contemporary women artists.
Whitlock up for top national recognition
Senior Clayton Whitlock is one of the top 10 finalists in the prestigious Jostens Award.
Baseball Coach Fuhler named Athletic Director
Head Baseball Coach Justin Fuhler has been named Athletic Director at MacMurray College.
Men's Basketball Takes Top Honors
Clayton Whitlock named SLIAC Player of the Year.
Highlander take SLIAC title
The Highlanders finish off the regular season with a win to clinch a share of the SLIAC regular season title.
Highlander Student-Athletes of the Week
Megan Duisen & Clayton Whitlock honored.
Senior named Student of the Month
Senior Taylor Fritz, of Godfrey, IL, was named the Student of the Month for January.
Sophomore named student of the month
Lockport sophomore Christa Franc was named MacMurray Student of the Month for December.
Highlanders Fall to IWC
Iowa Wesleyan Defeated MacMurray 95-52.
Shopping as art
The reception for "Over and Over: Works by Christine Holtz" will be 6-8 p.m. Thursday, Feb. 19 in the Applebee Gallery.
Boyer selected for Student of the Month
Alexa Boyer, a senior majoring in nursing, has been named the MacMurray College Student of the Month for November.
Academy Award winning film to be shown
The Humanities Film Series continues this year with the Academy Award winner A Man for All Seasons.
Super weapons in the movies
The February session of Science in the Movies takes a look at high-tech weapons in Hollywood films.
MacMurray students make the grade
The following students were named to the dean’s list for the fall 2014 semester at MacMurray College.
UMAC Announces Academic-All Conference
MacMurray Football Players Honored
Art educators to show works
The Applebee Gallery 2014-15 exhibition series will showcase the work of local art teachers with a public reception on Feb. 5.
Student-Athletes of the Week
Dylan Guthrie & Breezy Walton Honored
Calling all suggestions
The committee seeking the 16th President of MacMurray will hold an open forum Sunday to get input from alumni and the public on the search.
Baseball Posts 3.16 GPA For the Fall
25 Baseball players had a 3.0 GPA or above for the fall
Football Operation 3.0
20 players earned 3.0 GPA or higher
Volleyball Held Post Season Banquet
Volleyball held their post-season banquet
MacMurray launches search for 16th President
The MacMurray Board of Trustees launched an extensive search for the new President of the College.
Whitlock Receives SLIAC Player of the Week Honor
Whitlock recieves player of the week honors for the second time.
Football Releases 2015 Schedule
The Highlanders 2015 Football Schedule
Highlander Student-Athletes of the Week
Andie Marvel & James Williams recognized.
Go, Go, Gadget
The Science in the Movies film series looks at spy gadgets Sunday, Jan. 25 at 4 p.m. in Bailey Auditorium on campus.
Financial aid made easy
The MacMurray Office of Financial Aid will be holding workshops for students and the general public during the coming weeks.
Carmody & Guthrie Student-Athletes of the Week
Carmody & Guthrie have stand-out weekends.
Professor explores holes in preparation
Bruce Liebe, assistant professor of Homeland Security, has had a feature article published in a national journal.
Student-Athletes of the Week
KayDee Carmody and Hunter Sutton honored.
President chairs panel on tuition pricing
President Colleen Hester is chairing a panel on strategies for pricing tuition for the Council of Independent Colleges.
MacMurray Social Work creates website of area service agencies.