Greenville College - Alumni News http://www.greenville.edu/ News Better Together: Summer RECORD Spotlights Productive Partnerships http://www.greenville.edu/news/better-together-summer-record-spotlights-productive-partnerships Teaming up has advantages in the arts, business, the church and more. Check out the summer issue of The RECORD for ways that students and the University leverage collaboration. Tue, 10 Jul 2018 10:00:00 CDT 8263d917-667d-4844-8660-2bab030a8c25 Greenville U's Time is Now Says Alumna/Authority on Diversity and Inclusion http://www.greenville.edu/news/greenville-u-s-time-is-now-says-alumna-authority-on-diversity-and-inclusion Venessa A. Brown's personal story of warmth, welcome and belonging gives special meaning to $20,000 in funding she has provided to facilitate conversations about diversity and inclusion on G.U.'s campus. Thu, 05 Jul 2018 00:00:00 CDT 94e78344-ddd2-42e2-8ab2-76fb198ede5f Mary Pandora Cheung, International Executive and Former Miss Hong Kong, Visits Greenville University http://www.greenville.edu/news/mary-pandora-cheung-international-executive-and-former-miss-hong-kong-visits-greenville-university On June 12 and 13, Greenville University welcomed Hong Kong executive Mary Pandora Cheung, writer, educator and renowned expert in international etiquette. Mon, 02 Jul 2018 09:45:00 CDT 5c496e69-919f-4139-9856-b91cd3ceb6b5 Alumni and Students Help Restore Hope to Survivors of Human Trafficking http://www.greenville.edu/news/alumni-and-students-help-restore-hope-to-survivors-of-human-trafficking It started with a “task force” to raise awareness about human trafficking; it grew into a ministry for survivors and an opportunity for university students to serve and learn. Thu, 21 Jun 2018 10:00:00 CDT f92477ca-4871-476a-8336-8833ddf87215 Bahl Receives Honorary Doctorate At Commencement http://www.greenville.edu/news/bahl-receives-honorary-doctorate-at-commencement At Commencement exercises on May 12, Greenville University President Ivan Filby presented an honorary doctorate of laws to Roy Bahl ’61. Mon, 11 Jun 2018 07:15:00 CDT e52c8002-2f70-4fe1-89b9-eab79d650d6c Not Just a Gym: Career, Calling and The “Y” http://www.greenville.edu/news/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 http://www.greenville.edu/news/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 Jeff Wilson Receives 2018 Outstanding Faculty Award http://www.greenville.edu/news/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 Class of 2018 Makes History As First to Graduate From Greenville University http://www.greenville.edu/news/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 http://www.greenville.edu/news/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 Spanish Edition of Wayman's Ordaining Women Just Released http://www.greenville.edu/news/spanish-edition-of-wayman-s-ordaining-women-just-released Light and Life Publishing has just released La Ordenación De La Mujer, the Spanish edition of Ordaining Women: New Edition with an Introduction and Notes by Ben Wayman ’02. Thu, 26 Apr 2018 12:00:00 CDT a578dac2-04cb-484a-9e77-d168af28573f Forensics Conference Exceeds Expectations, Informs and Inspires http://www.greenville.edu/news/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 Greenville University First Lady Kathie Filby Prepares for Ordination http://www.greenville.edu/news/greenville-university-first-lady-kathie-filby-prepares-for-ordination Kathie Filby has spent her career at the intersection of academia and ministry. On April 20, she'll be ordained at the Gateway Conference Leadership Summit of the Free Methodist Church. Wed, 11 Apr 2018 09:15:00 CDT 5f39ee0a-8bc3-4daf-a115-b069400bdc84 Vocalist Leslie Barnes Visits Campus http://www.greenville.edu/news/vocalist-leslie-barnes-visits-campus Nationally renowned vocalist, Leslie Parker Barnes, will be visiting Greenville’s campus on April 25, 2018. Fri, 06 Apr 2018 10:45:00 CDT 7722e520-48cd-403d-8651-342edcc740dd Teamwork and Experience Help Vanwey Land Coveted Internship With St. Louis Cardinals http://www.greenville.edu/news/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 Marketing and Ministry Team Up For A Win http://www.greenville.edu/news/marketing-and-ministry-team-up-for-a-win Greenville University encouraged Riley to pursue a well-rounded education. He came to his first youth ministry job with a set of skills most people don’t think to pair with ministry: business. Tue, 27 Mar 2018 07:30:00 CDT c7ec0131-7138-406a-a180-b4524af15cd8 Equipped for Seminary (and Life) at Greenville University http://www.greenville.edu/news/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 Alumna Cathy Burgos Wins Prestigious Award for Helping At-Risk Youth http://www.greenville.edu/news/alumna-cathy-burgos-wins-prestigious-award-for-helping-at-risk-youth Cathy Burgos ’95 was one of 13 recipients presented last month with the prestigious In the Company of Women award in Miami. Fri, 02 Mar 2018 13:30:00 CST 3ac4f295-b651-45f9-b2cf-064f131466de Called to Know Christ's Beloved Outside of Church http://www.greenville.edu/news/called-to-know-christ-s-beloved-outside-of-church Since his graduation in 1992 and his ordination in the Free Methodist Church, Nathan Perkins has ministered in various capacities. The story he shares here as a Christian minister working in the secular workplace will resonate with clergy who—like the Apostle Paul—serve bi-vocationally. Nathan helps to manage Upland Hills Farm, an educational agricultural enterprise in Oxford, Michigan. The operation sees over 100,000 visitors annually through field trips, summer day camps, seasonal festivals, weddings and more. Thu, 01 Mar 2018 14:00:00 CST 11d7d614-00b4-409c-b97f-81667039ad83 How to Thrive, Not Just Survive the Seminary Scene http://www.greenville.edu/news/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 Do It Yourself: Alumna Rice Leads Grassroots Campaign to Landslide Win http://www.greenville.edu/news/do-it-yourself-alumna-rice-leads-grassroots-campaign-to-landslide-win Annie Rice '07 answers the call of voters and wins the St. Louis Board of Alderman’s 8th Ward seat by a landslide in a Feb. 13 special election. Thu, 22 Feb 2018 07:15:00 CST a1c799c1-7186-4ce9-87fd-488422b1448b Legacy of Greenville Alumnus "Father of Sport Psychology" Seen at Pyeongchang Olympics http://www.greenville.edu/news/legacy-of-greenville-alumnus-father-of-sport-psychology-seen-at-pyeongchang-olympics Whether they're skiing, skating or sledding, today's Olympians get their heads in the game thanks in part to Greenville University alumnus Coleman Griffith, a.k.a. the father of sport psychology. Wed, 21 Feb 2018 10:15:00 CST 9a3d1b43-ed53-44ce-9383-d301d75c18b6 The Tradition Continues: Duke Divinity School Awards Full Scholarship to Bastian School Grad http://www.greenville.edu/news/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 http://www.greenville.edu/news/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 Music, Mistakes and Mirth: Alumnus Reflects on More Than 40 Years With Lyric Opera http://www.greenville.edu/news/music-mistakes-and-mirth-alumnus-reflects-on-more-than-40-years-with-lyric-opera Robert Prindle ’73 is one of the few classical singers to make a living in opera. The onetime physics major, who "never sang a note" before coming to Greenville, reflects on his long time career with the Chicago Lyric Opera and laughter along the way. Mon, 12 Feb 2018 13:30:00 CST a46a1f7b-961e-4768-9226-3176ca1ffaff Beware of the Blindspot: Popular Curriculum Features Wayman Article http://www.greenville.edu/news/beware-of-the-blindspot-popular-curriculum-features-wayman-article A tweak in perspective can unlock kingdom treasures says Ben Wayman in the spring issue of Illustrated Bible Life. Fri, 26 Jan 2018 15:00:00 CST 64d86cf5-6789-4f08-9ac2-1f1ca997b430 Interterm in Israel Redefines "Classroom" http://www.greenville.edu/news/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 President's Report and Year in Review Just Released http://www.greenville.edu/news/president-s-report-and-year-in-review-just-released From well-publicized celebrations like its 125th Convocation and dedication of Hogue Memorial Tower, to quiet achievements behind the scenes, the events that shaped 2017 attest to a productive year. Thu, 25 Jan 2018 09:00:00 CST ce817909-9d21-4997-914d-df33ac166eb6 Healing Help: Alumna Finds Remedy for Pricey Medical Equipment http://www.greenville.edu/news/healing-help-alumna-finds-remedy-for-pricey-medical-equipment $600 for a medical boot that is available online for $69.99? $115 for an ace bandage? The sticker price of hospital-ordered home medical supplies can be shocking, but thanks to a Greenville U. grad and her collaborators, now there's HELP! Thu, 04 Jan 2018 12:00:00 CST 7092160d-a8ba-4c2f-bdef-53c9c3860d0c Stick It Out: Service Through Struggle http://www.greenville.edu/news/stick-it-out-service-through-struggle In a challenging new role, Kirsten Norsworthy Freeze '17 draws strength from lessons learned at Greenville University. Tue, 12 Dec 2017 14:15:00 CST e55147e4-0854-4a17-9db2-191cdb7a18ba Déjà Vu: Donors Pull Through All Over Again http://www.greenville.edu/news/for-the-second-year-in-a-row-generous-donors-far-exceeded-giving-goals-during-greenville-university-s-givingtuesdaygu-fundraising-campaign For the second year in a row, generous donors far exceeded giving goals during Greenville University’s #GivingTuesdayGU fundraising campaign. Tue, 05 Dec 2017 15:30:00 CST e781d6bf-5f78-40d1-8bdb-555ade689cae Greenville Choral Union to Celebrate 87th Anniversary Season of Community Messiah Performances on Sunday, December 3 http://www.greenville.edu/news/messiah-concert GREENVILLE, IL. – The Greenville Choral Union and Orchestra will celebrate their 87th performance of George Frideric Handel’s oratorio Messiah on Sunday, December 3 at 4:00 p.m. in the Whitlock Music Center on the campus of Greenville University (Greenville, IL). In addition to enjoying this perennial favorite, the audience will have opportunity to hear German composer Johann Sebastian Bach’s Magnificat in D and sing Christmas carols along with the Choral Union and Orchestra. Tue, 14 Nov 2017 15:00:00 CST 7847f634-12e1-4f06-afb8-1936dc8baf86 Little League Legacy: The Inspiration Behind a Career Coach http://www.greenville.edu/news/little-league-legacy-the-inspiration-behind-a-career-coach Happy fifth anniversary to Greenville University's master's in coaching program, inspired by stories like this one, from Head Softball Coach Buddy Foster. Thu, 09 Nov 2017 15:45:00 CST 17d205d7-cc2b-4b5a-8166-7c73fa02980a Greenville University Hosts Nationally Acclaimed Exhibit http://www.greenville.edu/news/greenville-university-hosts-nationally-acclaimed-exhibit Greenville University is pleased to show alumnus James Mellick's award-winning Wounded Warrior Dogs exhibit through November 21. These exquisite "allegories of redemption" reside in Maves Art Center. Tue, 07 Nov 2017 11:00:00 CST a62c65f5-fa1d-46c1-bd82-725a0a781ecc Water Quality Researchers Earn Top Honors For Presentation http://www.greenville.edu/news/water-quality-researchers-earn-top-honors-for-presentation Students researching the quality of water in Bond County recently claimed top honors for presentation of their work at a meeting of the American Chemistry Society. Tue, 31 Oct 2017 12:00:00 CDT c6edf484-aa27-49e2-9401-bc35521c0dbb Campus Community Honors Outstanding Alumni http://www.greenville.edu/news/campus-community-honors-outstanding-alumni Greenville University honored alumni Dr. Paul Heath '72, Sarah (Coleman '06) Toth and Jim '59 and Susan '86 Claussen on Homecoming weekend. Congratulations to the awardees! Mon, 23 Oct 2017 14:00:00 CDT 5537b29e-79ab-4827-98c2-0d322d4d5083 Discovery in the U.K. Holds Deep Personal Meaning For Greenville Professor http://www.greenville.edu/news/discovery-in-the-u-k-holds-deep-personal-meaning-for-greenville-professor An unexpected discovery in a stranger's home added untold meaning to Bwarenaba Kautu's work at Cambridge University this summer. Tue, 17 Oct 2017 04:30:00 CDT c2ac6c07-147c-4e24-957c-f90d83707452 Practice Makes Proficient: Learning to Teach http://www.greenville.edu/news/practice-makes-proficient-learning-to-teach When it comes to being a teacher, some skills only come through practice. Andy Mulholland ’15 thanks Greenville University for giving him ample practice. Thu, 12 Oct 2017 09:30:00 CDT e6bb190b-aa64-4195-9a07-b333b143cab5 Just Out, the RECORD Reimagines "University" http://www.greenville.edu/news/just-out-the-record-reimagines-university Just out, the Fall 2017 RECORD examines the path from college to career. Learn what today's students at Greenville University are doing to gain valuable experience before they graduate. Mon, 09 Oct 2017 10:15:00 CDT 02f96955-b4e1-4293-90da-f9388051c90b Running on Gratitude: Double Thanks for Cross-Country, Grace and Coach P http://www.greenville.edu/news/running-on-gratitude-double-thanks-for-cross-country-grace-and-coach-p "Coach taught me to love God, be confident and remain resilient." Happy fifth anniversary to Greenville University's master's in coaching program, inspired by stories like this one. Mon, 02 Oct 2017 15:00:00 CDT f528f1f9-348f-43b0-803c-4b4d28323bcd Long Jump, Long Shot http://www.greenville.edu/news/long-jump-long-shot Jarrid Williams '17, a self-described long shot for success, was able to go the distance thanks to Greenville University. Tue, 26 Sep 2017 08:00:00 CDT f3cf4d2e-2345-42dd-a523-f2568e0fd86c Shirly Hoogstra Named 2017 Convocation Speaker http://www.greenville.edu/news/shirly-hoogstra-named-2017-convocation-speaker CCCU President Shirley Hoogstra will be the featured speaker at Greenville University's 125th Convocation, September 20. Thu, 14 Sep 2017 14:30:00 CDT 52ddb5a6-b902-4aaf-90c8-b6da461190e6 Greenville University Research Team Examines Well Water In Southern Illinois http://www.greenville.edu/news/greenville-university-research-team-examines-well-water-in-southern-illinois Student researchers Hannah Frerker and Jonathon Adams realized surprising results when they tested the quality of local water. Learn more about their work that drew inspiration from the Flint water crisis. Wed, 23 Aug 2017 12:15:00 CDT b460a2ad-0fab-4b64-a709-7f482f16cd09 70 Years of Letter-Writing Fosters First Class Friendships http://www.greenville.edu/news/70-years-of-letter-writing-foster-first-class-friendships Personal correspondence via a "round robin" system of letter-writing has kept girlfriends from the Classes of 1948-51 connected for nearly 70 years. Read about the grace and gift of correspondence. Mon, 21 Aug 2017 15:15:00 CDT 70cc7afc-d35a-41b3-b701-cd9dfb8a76d1 The Exhilaration of "Team" http://www.greenville.edu/news/the-exhilaration-of-team 1944 marked the beginning of intercollegiate athletic competition in Greenville. Ever since, student athletes have made surprising discoveries both on and off the playing field. Here are two tales that began with football. Thu, 10 Aug 2017 13:00:00 CDT a1d3f27b-4863-46e4-a002-df66ccbe79e7 The Gymnasium Boom and The Simple Room http://www.greenville.edu/news/the-gymnasium-boom-and-the-simple-room In 1914, college students banded together to help build a campus gymnasium. Today's students echo that theme of "together" by keeping The Simple Room humming with activity. Take a look at "community" then and now. Mon, 07 Aug 2017 08:15:00 CDT f0a4fe43-2873-4866-8bfa-f34dbed3e211 Euca Balm and Tour Logistics: The Chemistry Behind Those College Degrees http://www.greenville.edu/news/euca-balm-and-tour-logistics-the-chemistry-behind-those-college-degrees From the Great Depression to just last semester, hands-on learning is a hallmark of the Greenville University experience. Check out what happens when experience is the teacher. Thu, 03 Aug 2017 13:45:00 CDT 6dce7714-3373-4a11-8771-1b71782a3a6d Offense, Defense, Character, Class http://www.greenville.edu/news/offense-defense-character-class Nearly 125 years after President Wilson T. Hogue declared education for character as Greenville's motto, the Lady Basketball Panthers made a memorable statement about character and class. Mon, 31 Jul 2017 15:45:00 CDT 17a1e50b-ef29-4e41-be90-b0d1c44c572e A Lesson in Adventure Brought to You By Sally http://www.greenville.edu/news/a-lesson-in-adventure-brought-to-you-by-sally On first glance, Fei “Sally” Li ’16 doesn’t appear adventuresome, but looks can be deceiving. Her bold move to study 7,000 miles from home opened the door to exploration at every turn. Thu, 27 Jul 2017 08:30:00 CDT f9731109-44f8-48a1-bd6f-3bb37ecf1f4d Four Years. Two Degrees. A World of Opportunities. http://www.greenville.edu/news/four-years-two-degrees-a-world-of-opportunities Greenville University will soon offer a speedy path to business degrees for students from China. Mon, 24 Jul 2017 09:15:00 CDT 0c9ad253-5725-4242-af13-779a55604ee2 Blend of Leadership and Service Score On and Off the Court http://www.greenville.edu/news/blend-of-leadership-and-service-score-on-and-off-the-court Janisha Pealer '17 is the first Panther volleyball player in Greenville University’s history to serve as team captain for three successive years. Research suggests that a "servant's heart" may have something to do with that feat. Mon, 17 Jul 2017 14:30:00 CDT f6fb3571-0499-4d24-872e-36103d59d91a