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2017 Press Releases

Mac ushers in the Christmas season with Lessons and Carols

Mac ushers in the Christmas season with Lessons and Carols
November 21

The annual Advent worship service is Sunday, Dec. 3 at 7 p.m.

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Mac professor pens book about county’s poorhouse and farm

Mac professor pens book about county’s poorhouse and farm
November 15

Book signing set for Nov. 29 at MacMurray College.

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MacMurray to step back in time with madrigal dinner

MacMurray to step back in time with madrigal dinner
November 14

MacMurray College will step back in time to the Renaissance period for a special Madrigal Reunion Dinner Fundraiser on Saturday, Dec. 2.

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MacMurray College partners with RaiseMe

MacMurray College partners with RaiseMe
November 9

The college joins social enterprise program to motivate students and provide a clearer pathway to higher education

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CMS 100 Workshop to be held at MacMurray College
November 8

Representatives from State of Illinois agencies will be on hand to assist in placing employment applications

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MacMurray holds MacNation Choir Concert

MacMurray holds MacNation Choir Concert
November 2

Performances included the premier of the "MacNation" song

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MacMurray is “Bringing the Spirit Home” this Homecoming

MacMurray is “Bringing the Spirit Home” this Homecoming
October 18

Homecoming festivities kick-off on Oct. 20 and continues through Oct. 22.

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MacNews Alumni Spotlight: Dr. Norman L. Foster, M.D. ‘73

MacNews Alumni Spotlight: Dr. Norman L. Foster, M.D. ‘73
October 11

Dr. Norman L. Foster, M.D. ‘73 said he appreciates the liberal arts education he received at MacMurray College now more than ever.

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Art exhibit to feature Mac alumnus Michael Houser

Art exhibit to feature Mac alumnus Michael Houser
September 29

The opening will be in the Applebee Gallery on Oct. 7

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Former MLB pitcher Dave Dravecky to share his story with MacMurray and Western Illinois FCA
September 14

The Western Illinois FCA and MacMurray College will host former Major League Baseball pitcher and motivational speaker Dave Dravecky.

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MacMurray implements two-school academic structure

MacMurray implements two-school academic structure
September 4

The new structure has been fully implemented for the 2017 Fall Semester

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College appoints new vice president

College appoints new vice president
September 3

David Hawsey named VP of Institutional Advancement and Enrollment Management

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Three MacMurray students receive Promise Scholarships

Three MacMurray students receive Promise Scholarships
August 30

The Jacksonville Promise awards 19 area students with scholarships to attend a college in Jacksonville

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Downtown Amazing Race connects students to local businesses

Downtown Amazing Race connects students to local businesses
August 28

Support from downtown businesses help make this event a success

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MacMurray College seeks entries to Homecoming parade

MacMurray College seeks entries to Homecoming parade
August 23

The annual parade will take place Saturday, October 21.

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President Tierno to travel country in RV, rally alumni

President Tierno to travel country in RV, rally alumni
May 26

The MacNation Tour will officially begin June 1 with kick-off party on President’s Lawn

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MacMurray announces new LLCC transfer scholarship
May 26

LLCC transfers are eligible for a renewable scholarship of $500 per year

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Mac partners with the Critical Infrastructure Institute at the U of I

Mac partners with the Critical Infrastructure Institute at the U of I
May 17

The CIRI will work with the College's Homeland Security Program

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MacMurray College purchases Franklin Elementary School

MacMurray College purchases Franklin Elementary School
May 16

Initial plans for the space include a fitness center and weight room.

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MacMurray celebrates 2017 graduates

MacMurray celebrates 2017 graduates
May 13

The 166th Commencement ceremony was held May 13, 2017.

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Amazon's VP and associate general counsel to give keynote

Amazon's VP and associate general counsel to give keynote
May 12

Jacksonville native Kathryn Thomson comes back home to speak at Commencement.

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Students earn Sigma Beta Delta business honor

Students earn Sigma Beta Delta business honor
May 1

Seven MacMurray College business students were inducted into the Sigma Beta Delta International Honor Society.

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Fourteen athletes inducted into Chi Alpha Sigma

Fourteen athletes inducted into Chi Alpha Sigma
April 28

Fourteen MacMurray College student-athletes were inducted into the national Chi Alpha Sigma Honor Society.

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Students earn Sigma Theta Tau nursing honor

Students earn Sigma Theta Tau nursing honor
April 28

Seven MacMurray College Nursing students were inducted into the Sigma Theta Tau International Honor Society of Nursing.

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MacMurray senior receives World Series ring from Cubs organization

MacMurray senior receives World Series ring from Cubs organization
April 26

MacMurray College senior Michael Cameron internship nets him a World Series ring from the Chicago Cubs organization.

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Annual health fair for seniors features Mac nursing students

Annual health fair for seniors features Mac nursing students
April 17

MacMurray teams up with the Jacksonville Area Senior Center to answer questions from older adults on April 20.

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Six students earn Phi Alpha social work honor

Six students earn Phi Alpha social work honor
April 14

Six MacMurray College social work students were inducted into the national Phi Alpha Social Work Honor Society.

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Inaugural class inducted in the Order of the Sword and Shield

Inaugural class inducted in the Order of the Sword and Shield
April 13

Twelve MacMurray College students were inducted into the Order of the Sword and Shield Honor Society.

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Film series concludes with The Great Debaters

Film series concludes with The Great Debaters
April 13

The final installment of this year’s Humanities Film Series will feature the movie The Great Debaters.

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Mortar Board inducts newest class

Mortar Board inducts newest class
April 10

The MacMurray chapter of the Mortar Board National Honor Society inducted its new members.

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Middlebrook honored as nation's leading rusher

Middlebrook honored as nation's leading rusher
April 7

MacMurray College presented running back Chazz Middlebrook with the NCAA Division III Statistical Champion award.

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MacMurray family  mourns the loss of Dr. Chet Bone

MacMurray family mourns the loss of Dr. Chet Bone
March 17

The lifetime trustee passed away March 15; he was 102. 

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Mac Business Division to show “The Big Short” on Feb. 22

Mac Business Division to show “The Big Short” on Feb. 22
February 20

A student lead disussion will follow the movie

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Humanities Film Series continues with “Snowden”

Humanities Film Series continues with “Snowden”
February 10

The movie will be shown on Feb. 16, at the Jacksonville Public Library

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Deaf UFC fighter to speak at MacMurray College

Deaf UFC fighter to speak at MacMurray College
February 10

Matt “The Hammer” Hamill to talk about how he beat all the odds on his climb to the top

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MacMurray hosts annual Poetry Celebration in honor of Black History Month

MacMurray hosts annual Poetry Celebration in honor of Black History Month
February 8

The celebration will be on Feb. 9, at 7 p.m.

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MacMurray students make the grades
January 30

The following students were named to the dean’s list for the fall 2016 semester at MacMurray College.

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MacMurray College announces new provost

MacMurray College announces new provost
January 5

Beverly Rodgers from Ottawa University in Kansas will assume the role Feb. 20

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MacMurray mourns the passing of Professor Katherine Starks-Lawrence

MacMurray mourns the passing of Professor Katherine Starks-Lawrence
January 3

Katherine Starks-Lawrence, assistant professor of marketing and business, passed away on December 24, 2016.

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