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2015 Press Releases

Stevenson to play in Tazón de Estrellas (Bowl of Stars)

Stevenson to play in Tazón de Estrellas (Bowl of Stars)
December 16

After finishing the winningest season of his college football career, Joel Stevenson was invited to an opportunity of a lifetime.

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The trouble with AIDS
December 12

The Humanities Film Series will feature Fire in the Blood.

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Women’s Soccer Holds Awards Banquet

Women’s Soccer Holds Awards Banquet
December 10

The MacMurray Women’s Soccer team held a banquet at the end of the 2015 season to recognize their notable players. 

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Student of the month named

Student of the month named
December 10

Junior Brittany Spicer honored for November.

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Football end of season awards

Football end of season awards
December 8

The MacMurray football team held a banquet at the end of the 2015 season to recognize their notable players.

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Highlanders to host Coaches vs. Cancer

Highlanders to host Coaches vs. Cancer
December 8

MacMurray College Basketball will host a Coaches vs. Cancer event in efforts to raise cancer awareness.

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Eagle Scout scholarships

Eagle Scout scholarships
December 4

MacMurray scholarships give special scholarship preference to Eagle Scouts.

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Gold Award scholarships

Gold Award scholarships
December 4

MacMurray gives scholarship preference to Gold Award Girl Scouts.

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Methodist youth leaders scholarships

Methodist youth leaders scholarships
December 2

MacMurray gives special scholarship preference to Methodist youth leaders.

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Research you can use

Research you can use
December 2

Nursing students present results of their semester’s research work.

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MacMurray sings in the season

MacMurray sings in the season
December 1

Lessons & Carols, the popular annual Christmas service, will be 4:30 p.m. on Sunday, Dec. 6 at the Annie Merner Chapel.

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Berg publishes in Camus journal

Berg publishes in Camus journal
November 30

Eric Berg, associate professor of philosophy, published an article in the latest issue of The Journal of Camus Studies 15.

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Football players named to UMAC All-Conference
November 23

After securing the first winning season since 2004, seven MacMurray Football players received all-conference honors.

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Men's Soccer Holds Awards Banquet
November 23

The MacMurray Men’s Soccer team held a banquet at the end of the 2015 season.

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Behind the bookcase

Behind the bookcase
November 23

The Science in the Movies film series showcases Hollywood’s hidden rooms and lairs in its next installment.

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Coach Douglas named UMAC Coach of the Year
November 19

After four years of rebuilding the football program, MacMurray Head Coach Chris Douglas was chosen as Coach of the Year.

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Koffel's art to appear in 3 shows

Koffel's art to appear in 3 shows
November 16

Khara Koffel, associate professor of art, has had five pieces of artwork accepted into three juried exhibitions. 

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Fed up with food
November 15

The Humanities Film Series looks at the American diet.

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MacMurray Athletes awarded with all-conference honors
November 10

Six MacMurray student athletes were chosen for all-sportsmanship and all-conference honors. 

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Metcalf's new book published

Metcalf's new book published
November 10

Oxford University Press has published Professor Allan Metcalf's seventh book about language, From Skedaddle to Selfie.

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Photo exhibit to open at Applebee

Photo exhibit to open at Applebee
November 9

The opening reception for the photo exhibition "Placed," will be 6 p.m. on Thursday, Nov. 12 at the Applebee Gallery.

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Highlanders capture most wins since 2004

Highlanders capture most wins since 2004
November 5

Highlanders capture most wins since 2004.

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Junior named student of the month

Junior named student of the month
October 31

Emmeritt Adair, of Oak Park, IL, has been named the September Student of the Month at MacMurray College.

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Art professor to discuss work

Art professor to discuss work
October 30

MacMurray Art professor Khra Koffel will discuss her sabbatical work 7 p.m., Thursday, Nov. 5 at the Thoresen Recital Hall on campus.

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Professor to exhibit artwork in Dayton

Professor to exhibit artwork in Dayton
October 26

Associate Professor of Art Khara Koffel will be exhibiting two of her works in a national, juried exhibition in Dayton, OH.

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Pride and Prejudice

Pride and Prejudice
October 23

The Humanities Film Series looks into the story of Jackie Robinson.

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Hauser breaks school record for single season kills

Hauser breaks school record for single season kills
October 21

Senior outside hitter Morgan Hauser exceeded MacMurray's single season record for kills Friday, Oct. 16.

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Two Macs

Two Macs
October 19

Former board chairmen Allen W. Croessmann recently published an article on MacMurray College history in Illinois Heritage.

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Monster mania

Monster mania
October 16

Science in the Movies looks at Hollywood monsters.

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See Homecoming 2015 photos

See Homecoming 2015 photos
October 11

See photo galleries from the 2015 MacMurray Homecoming, "Rooted in Tradition."

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Homecoming this weekend Rooted in Tradition

Homecoming this weekend Rooted in Tradition
October 6

The 2015 edition of Homecoming, “Rooted in Tradition,” kicks off the weekend of Oct. 8-11.

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Mac professor to pen Oxford entry

Mac professor to pen Oxford entry
October 1

Philosophy professor Eric Berg has been invited to write a lengthy entry for The Oxford Encyclopedia of Martin Luther.

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Professor's work selected for Art St. Louis exhibition

Professor's work selected for Art St. Louis exhibition
September 30

MacMurray professor Khara Koffel has had a piece of artwork chosen for this year's prestigious Art St. Louis exhibition.

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Mac grad joins Biology staff

Mac grad joins Biology staff
September 29

MacMurray graduate Kala Wahl has joined the Biology Program's staff as lab coordinator and technician.

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Alumnae artist opens show Friday

Alumnae artist opens show Friday
September 28

The opening reception for 1967 graduate Mary Lou Hicks' show, "Seeing the Light," will be 5-7 p.m. Friday, Oct. 12.

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Volleyball player reaches milestone

Volleyball player reaches milestone
September 25

Senior Alycia Ferrari eclipses 1,000 career digs.

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Science in the Movies returns

Science in the Movies returns
September 22

The popular Science in the Movies series opens Sunday. Come find out whether Hollywood special effects are good, bad, or ugly science.

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Mac adds assistant professor

Mac adds assistant professor
September 19

Susan Hall joins the Interpreting Preparation faculty.

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LGBT cultural competency events
September 18

Two events this week will focus on the issues and services to those who are LGBT.

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Family Weekend at MacMurray
September 17

Series of events set to entertain students, parents and all family members.

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ASL Club to raise Deaf awareness

ASL Club to raise Deaf awareness
September 12

The American Sign Language Club will host a variety of events during September in support of National Deaf Awareness Month.

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Art show  closing reception on Sept. 17

Art show closing reception on Sept. 17
September 12

The closing reception for the Applebee Gallery's exhibit "Animal Motives" will be Sept. 17 at 6-8 p.m.

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Highlander earns SLIAC weekly honors

Highlander earns SLIAC weekly honors
September 8

Volleyball player Alexa Boyer named Player of the Week

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College hires writing specialist

College hires writing specialist
August 31

MacMurray welcomes  to the faculty Tamar O'Hearn-Amman, who brings nearly 20 years of experience teaching writing.

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Biology professor comes aboard

Biology professor comes aboard
August 30

Martha Gauthier joins the Biology Program, bringing expertise in a variety of ecological and biological areas.

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MacMurray names head baseball coach

MacMurray names head baseball coach
August 28

Assistant Coach Austin Brough promoted

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MacMurray hires new softball coach

MacMurray hires new softball coach
August 28

College hires Brown County High coach and Jacksonville native, Samantha Valentine, to head women’s softball.

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College seeks public comment

College seeks public comment
August 26

For reaccreditation this year, MacMurray is seeking comments from the public about the quality of the institution or its academic programs.

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Applebee Gallery launches season

Applebee Gallery launches season
August 25

The Applebee Art Gallery kicks off its 2015-16 season with a two-person show now through Sept. 19.

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Provost named to national board

Provost named to national board
August 21

Provost James Maxwell has been appointed to the Board of Directors of Sigma Beta Delta, a national business honors society.

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State director rejoins MacMurray

State director rejoins MacMurray
August 12

Karin Zosel, executive director of Get Covered Illinois, has returned to MacMurray to lead its alumni relations and fundraising efforts.

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Student-athlete shows artwork

Student-athlete shows artwork
August 11

Junior Cydny Saxer had a solo art exhibition August 7 in downtown Jacksonville.

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Digital Practitioners

Digital Practitioners
August 7

Mac professor examines students’ Internet search patterns.

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Volleyball receives academic award

Volleyball receives academic award
August 6

For third year in a row women's volleyball receives national academic award.

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Professor presents student research at conference

Professor presents student research at conference
August 3

Biology professor Christy Wolovich will be presenting student research at the Ecological Society of American's conference.

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Soccer teams to hold reunion

Soccer teams to hold reunion
August 3

The men's and women's soccer teams will hold reunion matches and a social on August 29.

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Volleyball to reunite

Volleyball to reunite
July 31

MacMurray College alumnae are invited to the annual Alumnae Volleyball Game on Saturday, Aug. 29.

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Men's basketball holds youth camp

Men's basketball holds youth camp
July 24

The MacMurray men's basketball team hosted a youth camp the week of July 20 for area boys

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Memorial services to be held for Dr. Palmer

Memorial services to be held for Dr. Palmer
July 21

A public memorial service for emeritus professor of literature and philosophy, Richard Palmer, will be on August 22.

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Mac Social Work Program re-accredited
July 20

Program receives accreditation through 2023. 

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MacMurray hires new soccer coaches

MacMurray hires new soccer coaches
July 7

Two area coaches join the Athletics staff.

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Social Work hires new professor

Social Work hires new professor
July 6

The MacMurray Social Work Program hired a a new professor, Christina Blash, with extensive experience in community social work.

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MacMurray named College of Distinction for second year

MacMurray named College of Distinction for second year
July 5

For the second year in a row, MacMurray has been named a College of Distinction.

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Women's basketball holds youth camp

Women's basketball holds youth camp
June 26

The MacMurray women's basketbal team held a youth camp the week of June 22.

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Highlanders to host youth camps

Highlanders to host youth camps
June 24

Youth Basketball Academy set to start on July 20

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See a video interview with MacMurray's 16th president

See a video interview with MacMurray's 16th president
June 19

Mark Tierno talks about becoming MacMurray's 16th president in a video interview.

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Volleyball camp in photos

Volleyball camp in photos
June 18

The Highlander Volleyball camp attracted about 60 campers during June 9-11. See a photo gallery of the camp.

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MacMurray students make the grades

MacMurray students make the grades
May 29

The following students were named to the MacMurray College Dean’s List for the spring semester of 2015. 

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MacMurray launches two new majors

MacMurray launches two new majors
May 23

Two new majors, data analysis and marketing, will make their debut this fall at MacMurray College.

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Meet Mac's new president

Meet Mac's new president
May 19

Public reception for Mark Tierno to be Tuesday, June 2.

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College seeks public comments

College seeks public comments
May 18

For its accreditation process, MacMurray seeks comments from the public about the quality of the institution or academic programs.

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MacMurray honors best and brightest

MacMurray honors best and brightest
May 18

MacMurray College recognized its honors students at Commencement and at an annual award ceremony on campus.

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Volleyball team to hold summer camp

Volleyball team to hold summer camp
May 15

MacMurray Volleyball will hold a camp for girls grades 5-8 that focuses on the fundamentals. 

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Sophomore named Student of the Month

Sophomore named Student of the Month
May 15

Student puts classroom skills into practice.

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Choir to sing new refrain

Choir to sing new refrain
May 14

The MacMurray College Choir will continue as a student organizaiton in Student Life.

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Baseball coach, players win conference honors

Baseball coach, players win conference honors
May 11

The MacMurray baseball coach and four players were awarded conference honors by the St. Louis Intercollegiate Athletic Conference.

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College announces Class of 2015 graduates

College announces Class of 2015 graduates
May 11

Over 100 students were recognized this year in the MacMurray College Class of 2015.

 

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Cubs owner to speak at Commencement

Cubs owner to speak at Commencement
May 1

Thomas S. Ricketts, chairman of the Chicago Cubs, will give the  address at MacMurray College's 164th Commencement ceremony.

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MacMurray to hold 164th Commencement

MacMurray to hold 164th Commencement
May 1

MacMurray College’s 164th Commencement ceremony begins at 1:30 p.m. May 9 at Annie Merner Chapel.

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Student-athletes honored

Student-athletes honored
April 27

The MacMurray chapter of Chi Alpha Sigma, an honors society for athletes, inducted its inaugural class last week.

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Highlanders headed to SLIAC tournament

Highlanders headed to SLIAC tournament
April 24

Softball team wins nine straight to clinch first tournament berth since 1999.

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JACIL member receives Social Work Award

JACIL member receives Social Work Award
April 24

Larry Whewell from JACIL receives Outstanding Field Instructor Award.

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Nursing honors society inducts new members

Nursing honors society inducts new members
April 24

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.

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Business honors society inducts members

Business honors society inducts members
April 24

MacMurray's new chapter of Sigma Beta Deltanducted its inaugural group of four members last week

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Determan named Coach of the Year

Determan named Coach of the Year
April 23

MacMurray coach and players earn conference honors.

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Highlander earns conference honors

Highlander earns conference honors
April 22

MacMurray junior earns all-conference honors.

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Honors society inducts new members

Honors society inducts new members
April 17

Thirteen students were inducted into the MacMurray College Cap and Gown Chapter of Mortar Board, the national honors society.

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Freshman named Student of the Month

Freshman named Student of the Month
April 17

Leah Rhead honored for March.

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Five students earn Phi Alpha honor

Five students earn Phi Alpha honor
April 16

Phi Alpha Honor Society recognizes outstanding scholars in Social Work.

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Film series to look at Hollywood natural disasters

Film series to look at Hollywood natural disasters
April 14

The Science in the Movies film series will take a look at Hollywood's depictions of natural disasters on April 12.

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Students put on show

Students put on show
April 13

The MacMurray Senior Art Show opens Thursday, featuring the works of senior Breanne Pelker and other MacMurray students.

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Nursing students to inform seniors

Nursing students to inform seniors
April 10

MacMurray Nursing students will staff Health Fair tailored for seniors, Thursday, April 16, 12:30-2:30 p.m. in Jacksonville.

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Poetry in Song

Poetry in Song
April 7

The MacMurray College Choir's spring concert will be Friday, April 10 at 7:30 p.m. in the Annie Merner Chapel.

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Courage in the new world

Courage in the new world
April 6

The final installment of the 2014- 15 Humanities Film Series features Even the Rain.

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MacMurray president honored by national group

MacMurray president honored by national group
April 2

MacMurray President Colleen Hester was awarded for her outstanding contributions by the American Council on Education.

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Men's Golf to Hold Special Olympics Fundraiser

Men's Golf to Hold Special Olympics Fundraiser
March 31

MacMurray and IC partner up for a good cause.

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Whitlock named All-American

Whitlock named All-American
March 27

First player in College’s history to be named.

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IT staffer presents at national conference

IT staffer presents at national conference
March 24

Kent Palmer, at IT staffer att MacMurray College, presented a report at a computer science conference earlier this month.

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ASL Club holds Deaf Awareness Week

ASL Club holds Deaf Awareness Week
March 16

The MacMurray American Sign Language Club will have a series of events for Deaf Awareness Week Monday, March 23-Thursday, March 26.

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 Moral courage in war

Moral courage in war
March 15

Humanities Film Series discusses Valkyrie.

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MacMurray students choose alternative spring break

MacMurray students choose alternative spring break
March 13

Five social work students and professor volunteer in St. Louis.

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Sophomore named Student of the Month

Sophomore named Student of the Month
March 9

Modesto resident honored by College for February.

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Professor exhibits in St. Louis

Professor exhibits in St. Louis
March 6

MacMurray artist Khara Koffel has two worksaccepted in a St. Louis exhibition of contemporary women artists.

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Whitlock up for top national recognition

Whitlock up for top national recognition
March 3

Senior Clayton Whitlock is one of the top 10 finalists in the prestigious Jostens Award.

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Baseball Coach Fuhler named Athletic Director

Baseball Coach Fuhler named Athletic Director
February 27

Head Baseball Coach Justin Fuhler has been named Athletic Director at MacMurray College.

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Men's Basketball Takes Top Honors

Men's Basketball Takes Top Honors
February 27

Clayton Whitlock named SLIAC Player of the Year. 

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Highlander take SLIAC title

Highlander take SLIAC title
February 25

The Highlanders finish off the regular season with a win to clinch a share of the SLIAC regular season title.

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Highlander Student-Athletes of the Week

Highlander Student-Athletes of the Week
February 23

Megan Duisen & Clayton Whitlock honored. 

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Senior named Student of the Month

Senior named Student of the Month
February 23

Senior Taylor Fritz, of Godfrey, IL, was named the Student of the Month for January.

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Sophomore named student of the month

Sophomore named student of the month
February 20

Lockport sophomore Christa Franc was named MacMurray Student of the Month for December.

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Highlanders Fall to IWC

Highlanders Fall to IWC
February 18

Iowa Wesleyan Defeated MacMurray 95-52.

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Shopping as art

Shopping as art
February 16

The reception for "Over and Over: Works by Christine Holtz" will be 6-8 p.m. Thursday, Feb. 19 in the Applebee Gallery. 

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Boyer selected for Student of the Month

Boyer selected for Student of the Month
February 16

Alexa Boyer, a senior majoring in nursing, has been named the MacMurray College Student of the Month for November.

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Academy Award winning film to be shown

Academy Award winning film to be shown
February 12

The Humanities Film Series continues this year with the Academy Award winner A Man for All Seasons.

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Super weapons in the movies

Super weapons in the movies
February 6

The February session of Science in the Movies takes a look at high-tech weapons in Hollywood films.

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MacMurray students make the grade

MacMurray students make the grade
January 30

​The following students were named to the dean’s list for the fall 2014 semester at MacMurray College. 

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UMAC Announces Academic-All Conference

UMAC Announces Academic-All Conference
January 29

MacMurray Football Players Honored

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Art educators to show works

Art educators to show works
January 26

The Applebee Gallery 2014-15 exhibition series will showcase the work of local art teachers with a public reception on Feb. 5. 

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Student-Athletes of the Week

Student-Athletes of the Week
January 26

Dylan Guthrie & Breezy Walton Honored

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Calling all suggestions

Calling all suggestions
January 25

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.

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Baseball Posts 3.16 GPA For the Fall
January 23

25 Baseball players had a 3.0 GPA or above for the fall

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Football Operation 3.0

Football Operation 3.0
January 22

20 players earned 3.0 GPA or higher  

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Volleyball Held Post Season Banquet

Volleyball Held Post Season Banquet
January 22

Volleyball held their post-season banquet 

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MacMurray launches search for 16th President
January 22

The MacMurray Board of Trustees launched an extensive search for the new President of the College.

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Whitlock Receives SLIAC Player of the Week Honor

Whitlock Receives SLIAC Player of the Week Honor
January 21

Whitlock recieves player of the week honors for the second time. 

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Football Releases 2015 Schedule

Football Releases 2015 Schedule
January 21

The Highlanders 2015 Football Schedule

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Highlander Student-Athletes of the Week

Highlander Student-Athletes of the Week
January 21

Andie Marvel & James Williams recognized. 

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Go, Go, Gadget

Go, Go, Gadget
January 20

The Science in the Movies film series looks at spy gadgets Sunday, Jan. 25 at 4 p.m. in Bailey Auditorium on campus.

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Financial aid made easy

Financial aid made easy
January 12

The MacMurray Office of Financial Aid will be holding workshops for students and the general public during the coming weeks.

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Carmody & Guthrie Student-Athletes of the Week

Carmody & Guthrie Student-Athletes of the Week
January 12

Carmody & Guthrie have stand-out weekends.

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Professor explores holes in preparation

Professor explores holes in preparation
January 10

Bruce Liebe, assistant professor of Homeland Security, has had a feature article published in a national journal. 

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Student-Athletes of the Week

Student-Athletes of the Week
January 6

KayDee Carmody and Hunter Sutton honored. 

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President chairs panel on tuition pricing

President chairs panel on tuition pricing
January 5

President Colleen Hester is chairing a panel on strategies for pricing tuition for the Council of Independent Colleges.

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Mobile-friendly help
January 2

MacMurray Social Work creates website of area service agencies.

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