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2013 Press Releases

Film series takes off from Earth
December 20

The MacMurray College film series "Science in the Movies" kicks off the new year with a segment on outer space.

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Sophomore named student of the month
December 11

Sophomore criminal justice major Emmeritt Adair was named the MacMurray Student of the Month for November.

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Highlanders to play in Global Football Game
December 5

Dakota Cane and Dimitrios Dimoulas will represent Team Stars and Stripes in the fifth annual Tazón de Estrellas (Bowl of the Stars) in Mexico.

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November Student-Athlete of the Month
December 5

Senior forward Brady Slagle of Winchester, Ill., has been selected as the MacMurray College Student-Athlete of the Month for November.

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Students to shave heads for cause
November 27

Six MacMurray students hope to raise $1,500 for St. Jude Children's Research Hospital by shaving their heads Dec. 6 on campus.

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Homage to Macedonia
November 26

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.

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Come all ye faithful
November 26

The annual Lessons & Carols, MacMurray College's Christmas celebration and Advent worship service, will be held 5 p.m., Sunday, Dec. 8.

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Hot topics at the Statehouse
November 20

The Illinois Rural Health Association's executive director/lobbyist, Margaret Vaughn,will be the next featured speaker at MacMurray College.

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UMAC announces football honors
November 19

The Upper Midwest Athletic Conference (UMAC) has announced their All-Conference teams.

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Highlander named Player of the Week
November 18

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.

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MacMurray Highlanders make the grade
November 15

Five Highlander athletes were named to the SLIAC All-Academic Team.

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Anna Ruppel named Student of the Month
November 15

Social work major Anna Ruppel, of Jacksonville, IL, was named the October 2013 Student of the Month at MacMurray College.

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MacMurray Athletics to support Toys for Tots
November 13

The MacMurray basketball teams are designating their Nov. 20 games as fundraisers for the local Toys for Tots efforts.

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October Student-Athletes of the Month
November 12

Pelker and Rowe chosen as Student-Athletes of the month for October.

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Soccer receives SLIAC honors
November 12

Two MacMurray College soccer athletes received St. Louis Intercollegiate Athletic Conference honors.

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Volleyball receives SLIAC honors
November 10

Two MacMurray College volleyball athletes received St. Louis Intercollegiate Athletic Conference (SLIAC) honors.

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Moral dilemmas of war
November 9

The film series Perspectives on War continues 6-9 p.m. Nov. 14 at the Jacksonville Public Library with Bonhoeffer: Agent of Grace.

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View from the trenches
November 6

Ashley Green, will provide the soldiers' perspective during the Great War Encampment held later this month at the Illinois State Military Museum.

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MacMurray senior named Student of the Month
November 6

Jake Goodwin, of Fort Worth, TX, was named the MacMurray student leader of the month for September.

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MacMurray students to show work
November 5

The fall MacMurray student art show kicks off with an opening reception 6-8 p.m., Thursday, Nov. 7 at the Applebee Gallery.

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Local organist to perform on campus
November 2

Nichol DelGiorno, an accomplished area organist and the former college organist at MacMurray College, will perform 2:30 p.m. Sunday, Nov. 10.

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Fast & furious in the movies
October 30

The Science in the Movies film series continues 4 p.m. Sunday, Nov. 10 with a look at car chases in films.

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Mac-appella coming to Annie Merner
October 29

The MacMurray College Choir's fall concert will be 7:30 p.m. Friday, Nov. 8 at the Annie Merner Chapel.

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Speakers Series to tackle voting rights
October 28

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.

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MacMurray College inducts four into Hall of Fame
October 23

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.

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MacMurray College hires new assistant coach
October 21

MacMurray College has hired Austin Brough, of Clifton, IL, as the new Highlander assistant baseball coach.

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Nursing students join day of prayer
October 21

A dozen MacMurray College nursing seniors participated in the National Day of Prayer for Mental Illness Recovery and Understanding.

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MacMurray Admissions site makes the grade
October 15

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.

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Faculty participates in teaching panel
October 14

MacMurray faculty members Chris Strangeman and Ashley Green held a seminar on teaching college and high school history.

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Film series set to begin
October 11

Gallipoli with Mel Gibson is showing Thursday, Oct. 17, the first in a series sponsored by MacMurray and the Jacksonville Public Library.

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Education professor granted tenure
October 9

Dawn Allred, associate professor and director of special education at MacMurray College, was granted tenure by the College in August.

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Faculty member to join science video advisors
October 8

Assistant Professor of Physics Joanne Budzien will join an academic advising panel for a national science video contest.

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Whitlock named preseason All-American
October 8

Basketball player Clayton Whitlock was named Preseason Honorable Mention All-American.

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Volleyball team volunteers at Big AL 5k
October 7

Volleyball team volunteered at Big AL Walk/Run 5k.

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Event to examine explosions in the movies
October 7

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.

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Alumna to debut book
October 4

Patricia Bauer Burnette, a 1958 graduate of MacMurray, will hold a book signing Oct. 10 for her new book.

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MacMurray invites parade participants
October 3

MacMurray is seeking participants for the Oct. 19 Homecoming parade. Groups, organizations and bands are all invited to join the festivities.

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'Science in the Movies' to make debut
September 30

A film series, Science in the Movies, will run monthly during the academic year beginning in mid-October.

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Highlander receives SLIAC special mention
September 30

MacMurray College's Sammy Jo Petefish received special mention from the St. Louis Intercollegiate Athletic Conference (SLIAC).

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Applebee to show contemporary art
September 27

The Ratcliffe Contemporary Collection will be on display next month at the Applebee Gallery on the MacMurray College campus.

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Nursing students attend Chicago meeting
September 27

Nine senior nursing students attended the American Psychiatric Nurses Association Illinois Chapter conference in Chicago.

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MacMurray alumna named new assistant coach
September 25

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.

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Thrust into the global economy
September 25

Faranak Miraftab, professor of Urban and Regional Planning at the University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign, will present on Oct. 2.

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Golf teams tee up fundraiser
September 23

MacMurray College's men's and women's golf teams partnered with Northridge Hills Golf Course in Jacksonville for their second annual golf fundraiser.

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MacMurray welcomes new chaplain
September 23

The Rev. Jean Hembrough has been named the new chaplain for MacMurray College.

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MacMurray College welcomes new IT Director
September 23

Nancy Sullivan, originally from Jerseyville, IL, has been named the new director of information technology for MacMurray College.

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Faculty to participate in teaching panel
September 20

Five MacMurray faculty will participate in a panel on teaching at the 15th Annual Conference on Illinois History in Springfield, IL, later this week.

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Faculty member organizes film series
September 20

Christopher Strangeman, assistant professor of history, has joined with the Jacksonville Public Library to present a monthly screening of war films.

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Sign-up for Homecoming 5K run/walk due
September 20

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.

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MacMurray names new assistant coach
September 17

MacMurray College has appointed Matthew Zosel of Herndon, VA, as the new assistant men's basketball coach.

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Faculty member presented national award
September 17

Writing instructor Tom Winski has been selected for a Pioneer Award by the National Scholastic Press Association.

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Professor to give paper in England
September 17

Eric Berg, associate professor of Philosophy and Religion, will be presenting at the 2013 Albert Camus Society Joint US/UK Conference.

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Students to write-up hunger
September 17

The MacMurray Social Work Club will hold a hunger awareness event on campus at 2 p.m. Wednesday, Sept. 18.

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Students to write up hunger
September 16

Social Work Club students and anyone interested will be writing facts about hunger in chalk in front of MacMurray Hall 2 p.m. Wednesday.

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MacMurray College hires new professor
September 14

MacMurray College welcomed Deborah Kuzmanovic to campus this semester to teach biology classes, genetics classes, biochemistry and microbiology.

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Social Work professor publishes paper
September 10

Joe Squillace, assistant professor of Social Work, published a paper recently on the history of the MacMurray Social Work program.

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Highlander named to tournament team
September 9

Middle hitter Breanne Pelker was named to the all-tournament team at the Prairie Fire Invitational at Knox College over the weekend.

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MacMurray College tees up fundraiser
September 6

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.

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MacMurray hires new softball coach
September 3

MacMurray College appointed Lexy Determan of Mt. Pleasant, IA, as the new head softball coach and sports information director at MacMurray College.

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New art professor to show work
September 3

The Applebee Gallery kicks off its season Thursday, Sept. 5 with a solo show by new art professors Megan Rigoni-McCormic.

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Highlander takes tournment honors
September 3

Senior Sammy Jo Petefish was named to the Illinois College All-Tournament team for her defensive play during the Illinois College Invitational.

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Soccer player takes conference honors
September 3

In the first week of season play, sophomore Caroline Keppler was named SLIAC offensive soccer player of the week.

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Speakers Series kicks off with women's historian
September 3

Women's historian Jenny Barker Devine will kick off the 2013-14 MacMurray College Speakers Series, "Diversity in the Heartland."

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MacMurray places high in national ranking
August 26

MacMurray College returned to Washington Monthly's Top 20 colleges this year.

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Pinning ceremony set for nursing students
August 22

MacMurray College's RN to BSN class of 2013, the first class to graduate from the program, is prepping for its pending graduation.

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Director of Music closes library speaker series
August 14

Laurie Lewis, director of music, will headline the final segment of the Jacksonville Public Library's speaker series “Travelogue”.

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Volleyball team makes the grade
August 8

The MacMurray volleyball team took home a national academic excellence award for the 2012-13 year.

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Art professor to hold solo show
August 8

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."

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MacMurray adds new admissions counselor
August 1

MacMurray College welcomed St. Joseph, MI native Libby Boren to its Admissions staff this summer.

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MacMurray College appoints new coaches
July 23

The Highlander soccer teams welcome two new assistant coaches for their 2013-2014 year.

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MacMurray College hires new baseball coach
July 18

MacMurray College has hired Justin Fuhler as the new head baseball coach for the Highlanders. He previously served as assistant coach for the team.

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MacMurray appoints athletic director
July 12

MacMurray College has hired Scott McClure, an experienced administrator and communicator, to be its Athletic Director, beginning July 22.

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MacMurray alumnae 'set' to take the court
July 11

MacMurray College is hosting its annual, tournament-style Alumnae Volleyball Game on Friday, Aug. 23 in the Bill Wall Gymnasium.

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Nursing professor defends dissertation
July 11

Jill Parsons, assistant professor of nursing, successfully defended her dissertation earlier this month to complete the requirements for her Ph.D.

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MacMurray awarded tiller for community garden
June 27

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.

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Professor to grade AP test
June 3

Chris Strangeman will be spending next week reading the AP history exam at the College Board grading center in Salt Lake City.

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MacMurray joins pilot program for degree completion
May 31

MacMurray College is one of two institutions to pilot a program made possible by AT&T to help nearly completed students finish their degrees.

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College to offer range of online courses
May 31

The College will offer a range of online courses during the summer, plus several traditional courses during the July three-week term.

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MacMurray volleyball to conduct camp
May 30

The MacMurray College Highlander Volleyball program will hold a youth volleyball camp this summer at the Bill Wall Gymnasium.

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MacMurray coach inducted into Hall of Fame
May 23

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.

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MacMurray College aids Oklahoma relief efforts
May 23

MacMurray College collected items to send to relief efforts helping the victims of last week's devastating tornado that tore through Moore, OK.

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MacMurray students make the grade
May 22

The following students (S-Z) were named to the dean's list for the spring 2013 semester at MacMurray College.

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MacMurray students make the grade
May 22

The following students (A-R) were named to the dean's list for the spring 2013 semester at MacMurray College.

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MacMurray professor makes beautiful music
May 21

Laurie Lewis, director of music, will head to the Clinton Area Showboat Theatre in Clinton, IA, as music director for three productions.

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MacMurray baseball to conduct camp
May 21

The MacMurray College Highlander Baseball program will hold a youth baseball camp this summer.

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VP to referee scholary journal
May 13

James Maxwell has been appointed to serve as a referee for the Journal of Technology, Management, and Applied Engineering.

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College to offer accelerated classes
May 10

MacMurray College's May and June terms offer accelerated classes, some required of students at all colleges and universities.

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College announces May 2013 graduates
May 7

The following students (S-Z) graduated from MacMurray College during the May, 4, 2013 Commencement ceremonies held on campus.

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College announces May 2013 graduates
May 7

The following students (A-R) graduated from MacMurray College during the May, 4, 2013 Commencement ceremonies held on campus.

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Highlander receives football academic honors
May 6

MacMurray College football player Dan Routh was recently recognized by the National Football Foundation and College Hall of Fame.

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College presents senior honors
May 6

Twenty MacMurray seniors were presented with honors cords at the 2013 Senior Reception Friday evening, to wear at the next day's Commencement.

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College to hold 162nd Commencement
May 1

MacMurray College's 162nd Commencement is 1:30 p.m. Saturday, May 4 at Annie Merner Chapel.

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College inducts honors society
April 29

The MacMurray College Honors Society will induct a dozen new members at the senior reception Friday, May 3.

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MacMurray names top freshmen students
April 25

The following students were inducted into Alpha Lambda Delta honors society for 2013 at MacMurray College at a ceremony on campus April 25.

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Nursing attends Advocacy Day
April 23

The Nursing Department took all the senior nursing students and several faculty members to Springfield, IL to participate in an Advocacy Day.

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MacMurray College helps emergency operations
April 23

MacMurray College athletics helped Scott County emergency operations as they fill sandbags in preparation of rising river levels.

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MacMurray bestows student awards
April 22

MacMurray College held its annual Honors Recognition Program on Thursday, April 18, at Thoresen Recital Hall on campus.

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MacMurray professor speaks in St. Louis
April 22

Joe Squillace spoke earlier this month at the John Cook School of Business at Saint Louis University’s speaker series.

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MacMurray soccer presents awards
April 22

The men's and women's soccer teams recently announced their respective individual awards for their 2012-2013 seasons.

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MacMurray senior honored
April 16

Dana Steben, a senior double majoring in accounting and business, was named Student Leader of the Month for April at MacMurray College.

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Student show to open at Applebee Gallery
April 16

MacMurray art student Chelsea Verticchio, of Jacksonville, will hold her senior thesis show this month.

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Social Work Program sponsors Advocacy Day
April 15

MacMurray College's Social Work Program sponsored an Advocacy Day in Springfield, IL, for students as a service learning experience.

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MacMurray professor attends conference
April 11

Jill Parsons, assistant professor of nursing, recently traveled to Chicago for the Midwest Nursing Research Society's 37th Annual Research Conference.

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MacMurray nursing students earn honors
April 11

MacMurray College Division of Nursing inducted 13 area students into Sigma Theta Tau.

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Director of Music to make music in Macedonia
April 10

The Rotary Club of Jacksonville is sponsoring Laurie Lewis, director of music, as part of the Rotary District 6460 Group Study Exchange (GSE).

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MacMurray student honored
April 9

Morgan McGee, of Camp Point, IL, was honored as the student leader for the month of March. McGee is a junior at MacMurray College.

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Social work announces new Phi Alpha members
April 5

MacMurray College Division of Social Work inducted new members in to the Phi Alpha National Social Work Honor Society on Wednesday, April 3.

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MacMurray Choir to have a "Spring Fling"
April 5

The MacMurray College Choir will perform a "Spring Fling" at 7:30 p.m. Friday, April 12, at Annie Merner Chapel.

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How to say 'I'm sorry'
April 4

The 2013-14 MacMurray Speakers Series will conclude with an ethicist talking about what makes a sincere apology.

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MacMurray to host 3rd annual Highland Games
April 1

MacMurray students will participate in the 2013 Highland Games on Friday April 5, 2013. The games will take place from 4 - 6 p.m. on Rutledge Lawn.

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MacMurray announces Mortar Board recipients
April 1

MacMurray tapped 12 students and a professor into the Cap and Gown Chapter of Mortar Board Honor Society 2012-2013 chapter.

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MacMurray nursing students earn honors
April 1

Thirteen inducted into Sigma Theta Tau.

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MacMurray College to 'Take Back the Night'
March 28

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.

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MacMurray artist to exhibit near Pittsburgh
March 27

Khara Koffel, associate professor of art, will have three sculptures on exhibit this month in the juried show, "Small Shrines," in Sewickley, PA.

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Student named February student of the month
March 27

Caty Anderson of Chapin, IL, was named MacMurray student leader of the month for February.

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MacMurray student attends conference
March 20

Sophomore business administration major Lamin Sanyang, of Jacksonville, IL, attended the Mary T. Washington Wylie Internship Preparation Program.

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Social work spring break trip
March 19

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.

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Professor Active at Conference
March 18

Jeannie Zeck, associate professor of English and Theater, spoke last month at a conference at the University of Louisville.

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MacMurray appoints academic leader
March 15

MacMurray College has appointed James R. Maxwell as vice president for academic affairs and student life.

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Leveling the playing field
March 14

The March event in the MacMurray Speakers series will present an early proponent of the Head Start program.

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Students make pitch for MacMurray
March 14

Four MacMurray students went to Springfield earlier this week to keep state funding of private colleges on the minds of state legislators.

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English professor promoted
March 8

After a national search, Ashley Green has been appointed to the tenure-track position of assistant professor of English at MacMurray College.

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MacMurray names new women's basketball coach
March 8

Derek James was named head basketball coach for the Lady Highlanders.

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MacMurray to exhibit St. Louis artist
March 6

The Applebee Art Gallery brings St. Louis artist Travis Russell for a solo show this month.

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Faculty member contributes to teaching site
March 6

Christopher Strangeman, assistant professor of history, has had his syllabus and other course materials accepted for publication.

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MacMurray artist to have solo show
February 26

MacMurray College Associate Professor of Art Khara Koffel will be showing her work in a solo exhibition in Lincoln, NE.

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College prof to join panel on deaf protest
February 26

Jerry Covell, coordinator of the Interpreter Preparation Program (American Sign Language), will join a panel March 9.

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Lascelles Fundraiser
February 15

A fundraiser is set in place to help Jim and Kelly Lascelles, active members of the MacMurray community.

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Athlete named January student of the month
February 15

Clayton Whitlock of Springfield, IL, was named MacMurray student leader of the month for January 2013.

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Choir to showcase tour
February 14

The MacMurray College Choir will perform its spring tour preview 7:30 p.m. Friday, Feb. 22 in the Annie Merner Chapel.

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Award winning historian to speak
February 14

Renowned Civil Rights historian John Dittmer will talk on "The Civil Rights Movement and the Possibilities of Democracy" Thursday, Feb. 21.

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Basketball player named Player of the Week
February 12

The St. Louis Intercollegiate Athletics Conference named MacMurray senior forward Amy Radford the Women's Basketball Player of the Week.

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MacMurray announces fall graduates
February 1

The following students graduated from MacMurray College in December 2012.

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MacMurray hires new assistant coach
January 29

MacMurray College welcomed Angie Augspols to its staff as an assistant softball coach.

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MacMurray football awards academic achievements
January 28

The MacMurray College football team recently honored 15 players for maintaining at 3.0 and above GPA during the 2012 football season.

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Volleyball team celebrates season with award banquet
January 28

The MacMurray College volleyball team awarded six players for their achievements during the 2012 season.

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Doing and teaching
January 22

Area art educators will show off their works beginning with a reception at 7 p.m. Thursday at the Applebee Gallery.

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MacMurray welcomes new admissions counselor
January 10

MacMurray College welcomed Colin Kuchy to its staff.

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Speaker to talk about exonerated prisoners
January 10

Larry Golden, executive director of the Illinois Innocence Project, will present "Found Guilty but Really Innocent."

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Family raises money for JHS Bowl
January 10

MacMurray College is providing a outlet Saturday for a fundraising event to benefit the Jacksonville High School Bowl.

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