Greenville College - Academics News News Smerick Contributes Essay to Popular Book on Women and Faith A popular new book featuring an article by G.U. Professor of Philosophy Christina Smerick has topped Amazon's list for books on religious essays. Tue, 20 Nov 2018 11:30:00 CST f8119f75-9727-4630-9623-fbe28d3e690a G.U. and Chamber Hire Joint Employee to Facilitate Partnership Greenville University and the Greenville Chamber of Commerce announce the hire of a joint employee who will help strengthen both economic growth and educational opportunities in the region. Welcome Elaine McNamara! Fri, 02 Nov 2018 09:00:00 CDT 7413deaf-978a-4be3-bccd-f4ee542d2e88 Greenville University Among the Few to Offer Podcast Studies Increasingly, students practice their communication skills by creating podcasts and publishing them through G.U.'s new podcasting platform, Podlab. Welcome to the world of digital storytelling. Thu, 01 Nov 2018 08:30:00 CDT f55439b6-804e-4214-bfb2-d435cfd5f2c2 Genius or Not, They'll Take Their Shot History lessons and character lessons merge for Hamilton-inspired students from Wyvetter Younge Alternative Center in East St. Louis under the leadership of Jordan Hohm '12, veteran of G.U.'s character-rich teacher education training. Tue, 30 Oct 2018 09:45:00 CDT 1c3b2f4b-0073-46bd-9705-091da87ff37e The Panther-Cardinal Connection Greenville University Panthers are finding their way into major league baseball operations through the St. Louis Cardinals organization, and the match between G.U. talent and Cardinals' needs seems to fit like a glove . . . a custom-tailored MLB glove at that. Fri, 26 Oct 2018 08:00:00 CDT b4fdd15d-3e01-46ce-80b8-190306097c77 The Turtle-Whisperer's Apprentice The Illinois Cooperative Work Study Program paid for Cheyanne Hulvey's internship and rich experiential learning with the Illinois Department of Natural Resources. Your nonprofit can employ a G.U. intern too! E-mail to learn more. Thu, 25 Oct 2018 10:45:00 CDT cc5c1eac-52bb-4bff-bcc5-38f315544c17 Panther Preferred Scholarships Take Center Stage on Morning Show G.U. President Ivan Filby recently appeared on STLMoms to talk about affordable college and Panther Preferred Scholarships. These generous awards are based on character and perseverance. College-bound students should apply by November 26. Thu, 25 Oct 2018 09:30:00 CDT 54ef25fd-7374-4b09-ad20-6d5ea657fffc Wayman Contributes to Book on Christian Ethics Ben Wayman, assistant professor of theology at Greenville University, has contributed to the second edition of a popular textbook in Christian ethics by Samuel Wells. Mon, 22 Oct 2018 10:30:00 CDT 61e23d0e-a4fb-410b-9c67-096e11cee58e Fall RECORD Highlights Holistic Education at G.U. Is it possible to deliver learning experiences that build character, expand perspective and inspire? The Fall issue of The RECORD, just out, showcases learning experiences that do just that. Thu, 11 Oct 2018 10:30:00 CDT d8609d3e-d88c-419e-9976-d8c44cb3802e Ministry Interns: Embracing an Adventure That's More Than a Job Tougher than corporate CEO and tougher than U.S. congressperson—that’s how Forbes Magazine ranks the leadership role of pastor. Still, summer ministry interns out of the Bastian School of Theology, Philosophy, and Ministry were up for the challenge . . . Fri, 05 Oct 2018 09:00:00 CDT 2cecb5d7-9041-47aa-84b0-e70299fec389 Alumna Kate Leenerts Named Teacher of the Year at St. Louis College Prep Teachers at St. Louis College Prep (SCP) recently voted their colleague, Greenville University alumna Kate Leenerts, teacher of the year. Called to serve in urban education, Kate teaches sixth grade. Thu, 27 Sep 2018 08:00:00 CDT 5b503816-2220-4e0f-9127-0631f5a985d6 Greenville University's Early Childhood Education Program Approved The Illinois State Board of Education (ISBE) commended the program's new design for integrating diverse learning settings and character education. Mon, 24 Sep 2018 09:30:00 CDT d5f12095-c07b-424c-9c4b-5bd5a3d41d4a Greenville University Welcomes Internationally Recognized Justice Leader for Third Annual Andrews Lecture G.U. is excited to welcome Lisa Sharon Harper, author and internationally recognized Christian justice leader, for the third annual Andrews Lecture in Christian Unity. Thu, 13 Sep 2018 09:15:00 CDT b37ac7f2-f487-4d82-8941-c47dacf7f563 Research Team to Publish in Stanford U. Scientific Journal Multiple scientific journals invited this G.U. research team to publish with them. The team chose Stanford University's Journal of Bio-Protocol. The paper will appear in this fall's issue. Wed, 12 Sep 2018 00:00:00 CDT 7791f713-6b68-4ba5-a218-bc8651428162 G.U. “Power Couple” Share Recipe for Success: Work + Opportunities + Mentors From small-town teens to seasoned FBI workers, Derek ’06 and Holly (Eaton ’05) Velazco's story reads like a script for success. Mon, 10 Sep 2018 10:15:00 CDT 5bfa5b3c-b131-428e-8d94-44d3040a60a1 Beyond the Books: Helen Kaufmann ’56 Reaps Benefits of “Embodied Learning” One alumna discovers the power of "place" for fresh understanding of familiar subjects. Tue, 04 Sep 2018 09:00:00 CDT 15edde6d-9914-4370-9e38-debfa79fa71a Greenville Professor Visits Harvard To Help Combat Global Disease Bwarenaba Kautu will spend two years with a team of scientists at Harvard Medical School to help develop a diagnostic tool that could boost the ability to combat global diseases. Wed, 08 Aug 2018 08:30:00 CDT 8e5bf810-4c71-4853-a051-667140cb3d51 University Students Continue Testing Well Water Quality In Southern Illinois A second summer of research has opened more doors for G.U. students to serve Southern Illinois through water quality testing. Mon, 23 Jul 2018 08:30:00 CDT c5645fce-651f-42b6-b73d-b9ebd555173f Experiential Learning, Justice Ministry Pilgrimage A Success Students, pastors, professors and authors became pilgrims this May, learning together on a journey into the Deep South, where they connected events from the past with meaningful ministry today. Fri, 20 Jul 2018 09:45:00 CDT 6a525ea7-df57-4857-bdbd-cc374074c330 Partners In Profit: Students Learn, Nonprofits Benefit A partnership between University students and artisans halfway across the world came about through a design class created by Professor Lisa Sharpe. Mon, 18 Jun 2018 09:30:00 CDT fd21156e-25e2-46a8-8c1d-5b7ea6ce5722 From Students To In-Demand Employees, Thanks To Experience First In recent years, employers nationwide have reported searching for qualities beyond grades in college graduates. Greenville University developed the Experience First program precisely to nurture these employability skills. Thu, 07 Jun 2018 07:30:00 CDT c906334a-54f5-4c82-b7f4-00d3e4cfc95a Not Just a Gym: Career, Calling and The “Y” Could working for an exercise facility be considered a calling? It is for John Heater ’01, who has worked for the service-minded YMCA organization since he was 15. Tue, 05 Jun 2018 09:30:00 CDT aa289b7d-fb79-48ce-865c-86a9d0ba354f Homegrown Greenville Graduate Gives Back to Local Economy Lincoln Siebert ’17 is an example of what can happen when a small town and a small university work together to unlock the potential of the next generation. Tue, 29 May 2018 09:30:00 CDT e31909fa-a777-48b0-983f-a32cb107ab1e Valuable Summer Opportunities for G.U. Philosophy Students Two students majoring in philosophy within the Bastian School of Theology, Philosophy, and Ministry will embark on prestigious adventures this summer. Fri, 25 May 2018 08:15:00 CDT 94ca9b65-211f-49a6-941c-3eaa33333ed9 Jeff Wilson Receives 2018 Outstanding Faculty Award At Commencement last Saturday, President Ivan Filby presented the W. Richard Stephens Outstanding Faculty Award to a surprised Jeff Wilson, longtime professor of music and director of choral programs at Greenville U. Wed, 16 May 2018 08:45:00 CDT 9cdeb4c2-9f3e-4967-8d83-880f63224ec8 Graduating Seniors Goodnight and Steele Honored At last Saturday's Commencement, Greenville University celebrated excellence by awarding Laura Goodnight the newly established President’s Award for Character and Service, and Kellie Steele the President’s Citation. Wed, 16 May 2018 07:45:00 CDT 5b3653e5-0230-457e-825c-4b4f61e03fda Class of 2018 Makes History As First to Graduate From Greenville University The Class of 2018 made history May 12, when graduates in two services crossed the Commencement stage to receive congratulatory handshakes and diplomas. They are the first graduates to earn degrees from Greenville University, formerly Greenville College. Tue, 15 May 2018 09:00:00 CDT dab97674-fef6-456b-988e-2e80e743dd72 National Recognition Times Two for Senior Lindsay Burton The National Christian College Athletic Association (NCCAA) has recognized senior Lindsay Burton as the recipient of its 2018 Heart of Courage Award. But that's not the only national recognition the future teacher has garnered . . . Mon, 07 May 2018 09:15:00 CDT d1f7d250-dd68-46ad-b519-a522e3502dd3 Student Takes Creative Route for Honors Thesis Mandy Pennington ’18 took the creative route with her honors thesis: a song and poetry cycle exploring various emotional states. Thu, 03 May 2018 14:00:00 CDT 88f58d9d-c746-4770-b1dd-c4e369b3f2cb Forensics Conference Exceeds Expectations, Informs and Inspires Hard science, psychology, decades of professional experience and a generous helping of engaging stories contributed to a successful forensics conference on Greenville University’s campus last weekend. Over 200 persons attended the event. Wed, 18 Apr 2018 09:15:00 CDT ee747911-f2c9-434e-8410-514dab242bcd Teamwork and Experience Help Vanwey Land Coveted Internship With St. Louis Cardinals Sport Management major Jake Vanwey approaches each workday at Busch Stadium with a grateful heart. Learn how his resume rose to the top of the pile and the unique support he received in the process. Thu, 05 Apr 2018 09:45:00 CDT f8c9c8ee-9039-4ed4-bf95-7b5b6b581ae5 Justice Ministry Pilgrimage Course Offered in May Greenville University will offer a travel-based course, "Justice Ministry: The Gospel and the Politics of Race," featuring renowned Christian leader Lisa Sharon Harper. Students who have completed at least 90 college credits are eligible. The course begins in May. Mon, 19 Mar 2018 15:00:00 CDT 08daaf77-0f09-4c53-9d71-eb190c2c6862 Equipped for Seminary (and Life) at Greenville University The future is wide open for seminary student Maria Koppelberger ’14. But she credits her past—specifically lessons learned at Greenville University—for laying a successful foundation. Mon, 19 Mar 2018 10:30:00 CDT ae83ff0c-620a-4c2a-bc30-3e598dbc943c Greenville University Announces New Engineering Degree Program Greenville University is pleased to announce a new four-year degree program in engineering approved by the Higher Learning Commission. Wed, 14 Mar 2018 07:30:00 CDT c976b795-dee8-4c05-b559-43c1bf899e76 Greenville University Students to Exhibit at Art St. Louis Seniors Hannah Parkerson-Mayhall and Kyle Anderson are among select area artists to show their work March 2-29 at Varsity Art XXII. The annual invitational exhibition at Art Saint Louis showcases undergraduate and graduate talent. Mon, 05 Mar 2018 10:00:00 CST 492b48b8-86af-46bb-a3e7-b8fdc86c3cfa How to Thrive, Not Just Survive the Seminary Scene How should a student prepare for graduate school? What makes the difference between surviving and thriving? Chris Albin '14 says students can proactively set the stage for success. Tue, 27 Feb 2018 08:15:00 CST 29311bfb-d595-44c1-918b-a69803afd9a7 Greenville University Well Water Testing The Greenville University Science Division is running a well-water water testing project. It will involve faculty and student researchers testing water samples for the presence of specific metals, microbes, and other drinking water contaminants. Tue, 20 Feb 2018 10:00:00 CST 47c8b118-166a-4b66-a2e8-09be72788759 The Tradition Continues: Duke Divinity School Awards Full Scholarship to Bastian School Grad Any financial award that reduces tuition is welcome, but one that covers the “full cost” of tuition can’t be beat. Greenville University graduate Keli (Totton ’16) Pennington will begin studies at Duke Divinity School in the fall on a "full ride" scholarship. Tue, 20 Feb 2018 09:45:00 CST 6257340d-daad-44b4-9e57-fd46dff753ab Navigating Seminary, Fueled By Blessing New beginnings can be rough, and new beginnings at graduate school and seminary are no different. But when recent G.U. graduate LaRyssa Herrington looks back on her first semester at Candler School of Theology, she sees a trail of blessings. Mon, 19 Feb 2018 08:15:00 CST ec6e0aa3-0894-4107-9408-5f9faee14587 Interterm in Israel Redefines "Classroom" Students made Israel their classroom during January, exploring geography, archeology and Biblical texts in Jerusalem, Galilee, Caesarea and other sites of Bible history. Fri, 26 Jan 2018 06:30:00 CST ef9b2587-5ba9-4e5d-9ffc-82180a69cb73