2015 Press Releases
After finishing the winningest season of his college football career, Joel Stevenson was invited to an opportunity of a lifetime.
The trouble with AIDS
The Humanities Film Series will feature Fire in the Blood.
Women’s Soccer Holds Awards Banquet
The MacMurray Women’s Soccer team held a banquet at the end of the 2015 season to recognize their notable players.
Football end of season awards
The MacMurray football team held a banquet at the end of the 2015 season to recognize their notable players.
Highlanders to host Coaches vs. Cancer
MacMurray College Basketball will host a Coaches vs. Cancer event in efforts to raise cancer awareness.
Eagle Scout scholarships
MacMurray scholarships give special scholarship preference to Eagle Scouts.
Gold Award scholarships
MacMurray gives scholarship preference to Gold Award Girl Scouts.
Methodist youth leaders scholarships
MacMurray gives special scholarship preference to Methodist youth leaders.
Research you can use
Nursing students present results of their semester’s research work.
MacMurray sings in the season
Lessons & Carols, the popular annual Christmas service, will be 4:30 p.m. on Sunday, Dec. 6 at the Annie Merner Chapel.
Berg publishes in Camus journal
Eric Berg, associate professor of philosophy, published an article in the latest issue of The Journal of Camus Studies 15.
Football players named to UMAC All-Conference
After securing the first winning season since 2004, seven MacMurray Football players received all-conference honors.
Men's Soccer Holds Awards Banquet
The MacMurray Men’s Soccer team held a banquet at the end of the 2015 season.
Behind the bookcase
The Science in the Movies film series showcases Hollywood’s hidden rooms and lairs in its next installment.
Coach Douglas named UMAC Coach of the Year
After four years of rebuilding the football program, MacMurray Head Coach Chris Douglas was chosen as Coach of the Year.
Koffel's art to appear in 3 shows
Khara Koffel, associate professor of art, has had five pieces of artwork accepted into three juried exhibitions.
Six MacMurray student athletes were chosen for all-sportsmanship and all-conference honors.
Metcalf's new book published
Oxford University Press has published Professor Allan Metcalf's seventh book about language, From Skedaddle to Selfie.
Photo exhibit to open at Applebee
The opening reception for the photo exhibition "Placed," will be 6 p.m. on Thursday, Nov. 12 at the Applebee Gallery.
Highlanders capture most wins since 2004
Highlanders capture most wins since 2004.
Junior named student of the month
Emmeritt Adair, of Oak Park, IL, has been named the September Student of the Month at MacMurray College.
Art professor to discuss work
MacMurray Art professor Khra Koffel will discuss her sabbatical work 7 p.m., Thursday, Nov. 5 at the Thoresen Recital Hall on campus.
Professor to exhibit artwork in Dayton
Associate Professor of Art Khara Koffel will be exhibiting two of her works in a national, juried exhibition in Dayton, OH.
Pride and Prejudice
The Humanities Film Series looks into the story of Jackie Robinson.
Senior outside hitter Morgan Hauser exceeded MacMurray's single season record for kills Friday, Oct. 16.
Former board chairmen Allen W. Croessmann recently published an article on MacMurray College history in Illinois Heritage.
See Homecoming 2015 photos
See photo galleries from the 2015 MacMurray Homecoming, "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.
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 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.
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.
The MacMurray men's basketball team hosted a youth camp the week of July 20 for area boys
A public memorial service for emeritus professor of literature and philosophy, Richard Palmer, will be on August 22.
Program receives accreditation through 2023.
The MacMurray Social Work Program hired a a new professor, Christina Blash, with extensive experience in community social work.
For the second year in a row, MacMurray has been named a College of Distinction.
The MacMurray women's basketbal team held a youth camp the week of June 22.
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.
The following students were named to the MacMurray College Dean’s List for the spring semester of 2015.
Two new majors, data analysis and marketing, will make their debut this fall at MacMurray College.
For its accreditation process, MacMurray seeks comments from the public about the quality of the institution or academic programs.
MacMurray College recognized its honors students at Commencement and at an annual award ceremony on campus.
MacMurray Volleyball will hold a camp for girls grades 5-8 that focuses on the fundamentals.
Choir to sing new refrain
The MacMurray College Choir will continue as a student organizaiton in Student Life.
The MacMurray baseball coach and four players were awarded conference honors by the St. Louis Intercollegiate Athletic Conference.
Over 100 students were recognized this year in the MacMurray College Class of 2015.
Thomas S. Ricketts, chairman of the Chicago Cubs, will give the address at MacMurray College's 164th Commencement ceremony.
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.
Softball team wins nine straight to clinch first tournament berth since 1999.
Larry Whewell from JACIL receives Outstanding Field Instructor Award.
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.
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.
Five students earn Phi Alpha honor
Phi Alpha Honor Society recognizes outstanding scholars in Social Work.
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 Colleen Hester was awarded for her outstanding contributions by the American Council on Education.
MacMurray and IC partner up for a good cause.
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.
Five social work students and professor volunteer in St. Louis.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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
MacMurray launches search for 16th President
The MacMurray Board of Trustees launched an extensive search for the new President of the College.
Whitlock recieves player of the week honors for the second time.
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 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.
President Colleen Hester is chairing a panel on strategies for pricing tuition for the Council of Independent Colleges.