Greenville College - Academics News News Brent Ellis, Expert on Christian Higher Ed, Kicks Off Fall 2019 at GU Brent Ellis '92, current president of Spring Arbor University, will deliver a Convocation chapel address on “Faith and Inspired Learning” at GU. Tue, 13 Aug 2019 16:15:00 CDT 0c5556db-3f83-4897-af4f-abd31a4f0c21 Corrosion and Copper: Local Business Teams Up With GU Students to Solve the Geothermal Piping Puzzle Corrosion in copper is no small matter to businesses like Greenville's Enertech Global that depend on copper piping. Student Researchers at GU hope to find a way to extend the life of copper pipes. Mon, 05 Aug 2019 10:15:00 CDT 23748f9e-ff51-4db6-be5a-b62714415744 Storming the Gates of Grammar When he's not on the soccer field or in class, you can find GU's Michael Gonzalez at University Pathways, guiding Level 1 English language students in the complexities of grammar. He equates their embrace of a new culture and immersion in the English language with bravery. Wed, 31 Jul 2019 07:00:00 CDT 7df82a08-e7a8-4934-8268-fd6cfe725a6e Learning Compassion From the Early Church: New Article by GU's Wayman A workmate receives crushing news; a friend faces bankruptcy; a neighbor’s baby dies in the delivery room. Too often, anguish leaves us speechless and struggling for a response. In times like these, looking back to the early church can help. Mon, 22 Jul 2019 12:30:00 CDT 82e10c71-aaf2-48f8-b093-dce73a28b84e Well-Trained Intern Embarks On A Summer Of Music Hours onstage and in the studio at Greenville University paid off big time for Brian Wells ’21, who landed a summer internship that will help him prepare for a career in either discipline. Wed, 17 Jul 2019 14:00:00 CDT d34ad641-c576-49cf-b95e-cd915bfde88b G.U.’s Science and Faith Conference Tackles Evolution, Aliens and More Tough questions about the relationship between science and faith take center stage at a conference hosted by Greenville University November 8-10, 2019. Tue, 02 Jul 2019 07:30:00 CDT 52685849-3592-4e02-81bb-c71091edbee9 Ministry Students of Character, Serving the Church Eleven senior ministry students will serve in ministry internships across the U.S. and overseas this summer. Wed, 29 May 2019 07:30:00 CDT 33c60cf5-9109-414d-a511-773e07b0f469 2019 Commencement Ceremony Honors Outstanding Faculty, Students At Greenville University’s 2019 Commencement ceremony, G.U. President Ivan Filby and VP for Academic Affairs Brian Hartley honored several individuals whose achievements and faith in Christ set them apart. Mon, 27 May 2019 08:30:00 CDT acb21851-1a0b-421f-a7e3-4df565e58655 G.U. Professor Malone Tackles Timely Questions in Education and Social Theory Assistant Professor of Education Larissa Malone has contributed her academic research to conversations about race and education that reach far beyond G.U.’s campus. Thu, 23 May 2019 09:15:00 CDT 3630ce98-255d-4e11-89e7-6fb6abc61e9f Briner School at Greenville University Honors Graduates Honorees in accounting, marketing, business management and music business received certificates and cash awards. Congratulations to the awardees! Thu, 23 May 2019 06:30:00 CDT aa339650-c087-4e3f-a0f0-ccfa54ae6eae Greenville University Undergrad Researcher Jessie Chappel Receives Prestigious Goldwater Scholarship Student researcher Jessie Chappel, a junior at Greenville University, has been named recipient of the 2019-20 Barry M. Goldwater Scholarship. Wed, 08 May 2019 14:45:00 CDT 3f11c88b-f14d-4eb8-bbac-177561967944 Three New Awards to Honor Criminal Justice and Social Work Majors The Department of Criminal Justice and Social Work will bestow three new academic awards on graduating seniors this spring: the Estevez Award for Commitment to Social Justice, the Trooper James M. Bava Criminal Justice Award and the Award for Academic Excellence in Social Work. Fri, 26 Apr 2019 14:15:00 CDT a3997d32-f997-4266-a284-0023dfdc5af9 Survival of the Fastest: Newcomer Mao Helps Students Keep Up With Biology’s Rapid Strides As the field of biology undergoes rapid change, Biology Instructor Lindsey Mao determines to keep G.U. students ahead of the game. Thu, 18 Apr 2019 12:15:00 CDT 7a614f86-286c-4d83-ab32-13071d279750 Undergraduate Research: A High-Impact Learning Experience For G.U. Princeton-Bound Chappel How do you top publishing research in a Stanford U. journal and presenting at Harvard? By interning at Princeton of course! Mon, 15 Apr 2019 09:00:00 CDT ba0a4eb5-0576-4e43-b2ae-6816eef9814d Briner School Undergraduate Estes Publishes Case Study on Public Relations and Social Responsibility Retail giants Target and Kroger, gun control advocates and consumers play key roles in this class assignment turned published case study. Wed, 10 Apr 2019 13:00:00 CDT 5a9d1cd9-5766-45eb-9edc-f4a600f5a4dc Benefits Of Undergraduate Research Reach Far Beyond Campus Can student research really impact science? The answer bodes well for student researchers preparing for G.U.’s 2019 Summer Research Experience. Tue, 09 Apr 2019 12:45:00 CDT c22313da-1968-444b-899c-500ef006c47b More Students Drawn to Social Work and Criminal Justice The departments of social work and criminal justice at Greenville University have realized significant growth in the past two years, with enrollment increasing in strides. Fri, 29 Mar 2019 10:00:00 CDT 45389166-d53e-42f5-9124-6e7c09353d65 Sorensen, VP of Mercy, To Speak At G.U. Commencement Greenville University will welcome Donn Sorensen, executive vice president of operations with Mercy health system, to speak at the University’s 2019 Commencement ceremonies on May 11. Wed, 20 Feb 2019 09:30:00 CST 173b90eb-748c-4a92-a0d5-fcafecd92712 The Passing of Orley Herron, Past G.U. President Dr. Orley R. Herron Jr., seventh president of Greenville University, left an indelible mark on the institution. Fri, 15 Feb 2019 08:00:00 CST 3ac189c5-9de4-47ab-80fc-dda19f546d33 G.U. Forensics Conference Returns In April Following 2018 Success Greenville University will once again host the G.U. Forensics Conference, April 5-6, 2019, featuring presentations on timely topics in forensic science and criminal justice. Wed, 13 Feb 2019 13:15:00 CST 616c0da4-e17c-466e-8fe8-cc53c450ff62 Doubly Blessed: G.U. Benefits from Professor’s Dual Talents G.U.'s Assistant Professor of English Courtney Bailey-Parker landed center stage in a recent St. Louis Post-Dispatch article because of her dual and complementary talents: interpreting literature and acting onstage. Fri, 01 Feb 2019 10:45:00 CST 4870bce6-7af8-45b9-a45c-296fb04e2938 G.U. Students Embrace Expanded Learning About Stereotypes Students attending the annual Richey Lecture in Social Psychology at St. Louis University came away enriched, enthused and eager to share with peers how to make the most of time spent at an academic conference. Thu, 24 Jan 2019 10:00:00 CST e4e01de7-cefc-4c8f-88ee-7fc730b0f79e Intern With Postal Inspection Service Offers Tips For A “First Class” Intern Experience Recent grad Sam Barnhart's double major in psychology and criminal justice set the stage for experiential learning with the U.S. Postal Inspection Service. Mon, 21 Jan 2019 10:45:00 CST b73f74cb-9aa6-4a28-b730-2bc8fc79bb1d Harvard U. Invites G.U. Bio-Chem Major Jessie Chappel To Present Research flowing out of G.U.'s Department of Biology continues to draw interest from the scientific community, this time for junior Jessie Chappel. She is among an elite group of student researchers invited to present in January. Fri, 11 Jan 2019 05:15:00 CST ff8e70b7-fefc-487a-8f37-75b91f82c173 Illustrated Bible Life Features Wayman Article on Luke's Account of the Holy Spirit Imagining the Holy Spirit as the main character in the Acts of the Apostles, helps us appreciate the story's powerful plot. A new article by Ben Wayman sheds light on "God the Holy Spirit" as the source of everything the church needs to thrive. Wed, 09 Jan 2019 09:00:00 CST 852c3808-7df5-441f-915a-7a70161fbed4 Christiane Zeller '17 Honored for Teaching Excellence G.U.'s School of Education has added another awardee for excellence in teaching to its alumni ranks. Congratulations go to recent graduate, elementary teacher Christiane Zeller '17. Mon, 07 Jan 2019 13:00:00 CST d5d6a129-5c21-4a22-b60c-a0567dbf0ca7 First, Greatest, Best: Talking Ag-Business With Samantha Cooley The USDA reports that the U.S. is in the middle of a five-year hiring boom for college grads interested in agribusiness. Nearly half of the opportunities occur in business management. G.U.'s first agribusiness graduate talks about her college to career transition. Fri, 04 Jan 2019 16:15:00 CST 55c2ad24-b63d-45a4-844a-6f1daddf75d6 ISBE Approves Redesign of G.U.'s Middle Grades Teacher Education Program The School of Education at Greenville University is pleased to announce state approval of a redesigned program that prepares teachers for middle grades education. Approval comes at a time when teacher shortages hamper school districts throughout Illinois. Thu, 20 Dec 2018 11:00:00 CST def063b6-075c-42d2-a05c-e37807eb9987 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 "Shalom, Shalom" - Enduring Lessons Wrapped in Hospitality, Stories and Faith A rabbi, the Torah and names of family members who perished in the Holocaust -- Janika Grimlund '17 recounts the impact of experiential learning at Congregation Temple Israel in St. Louis. Wed, 10 Oct 2018 09:30:00 CDT 27139c16-f72b-43a1-a1bc-369e3dfba517 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