Greenville College - News http://www.greenville.edu/ News Barth and Tackett Honored for Outstanding Service http://www.greenville.edu/news/barth-and-tackett-honored-for-outstanding-service On November 9, President Ivan Filby recognized Janice Barth and Barb Tackett for their exceptional contributions to our college community. He presented each with the President’s Outstanding Service Award. Wed, 07 Dec 2016 11:45:00 CST 4a3b2df8-4c7a-4ac2-b67a-64150f54c0b7 Giving Tuesday, Full of Grace http://www.greenville.edu/news/giving-tuesday-full-of-grace Financial champions of Greenville College gave new meaning to the children's verse that says,"Tuesday's child is full of grace." Their gracious generosity on Giving Tuesday overflowed in a big way to fund scholarships. Wed, 30 Nov 2016 13:30:00 CST 97d1b8e2-b6f6-4ecc-a78b-e6f9287f8265 Calling: Wait, Who Said That . . . Mom or God? http://www.greenville.edu/news/calling-wait-who-said-that-mom-or-god Harry Bonney ’47 draws from personal experience and half a century of Kingdom work to help others understand the hard parts about responding to divine call . . . hard parts like saying "yes" to God when "yes" means relinquishing something we dearly love. Mon, 28 Nov 2016 05:30:00 CST 70ead744-316a-44c3-b9a1-4b719d51ab80 Greenville College Honors Alumni at Homecoming 2016 http://www.greenville.edu/news/greenville-college-honors-alumni-at-homecoming-2016 This year's Alumni Awardees are Distinguished Alumnus Stanley Ellis, Outstanding Young Alumnus Jeff Finley, Loyalty Awardee Richard Schien, and Briner Salt and Light Awardee Enoch Poon. Tue, 22 Nov 2016 11:30:00 CST c46b3fce-09a7-4e71-bf95-93313ba6bea5 “Mock-R-View” Prepares Future Job Hunters http://www.greenville.edu/news/mock-r-view-prepares-future-job-hunters If practice makes perfect, tomorrow's GC graduates will be equipped to nail that all-important first job interview. Tue, 22 Nov 2016 09:30:00 CST c0190acd-a6fb-40dd-b36a-1dad51badbb3 Greenville College Receives 2017 Military Friendly School Award http://www.greenville.edu/news/greenville-college-receives-2017-military-friendly-school-award Greenville College is honored to receive the title of a 2017 Military Friendly School by Victory Media, the leader in connecting the military and civilian worlds. Wed, 16 Nov 2016 08:00:00 CST 2e3d98bb-f927-47fe-96a7-099ce127bd94 Greenville Choral Union to Celebrate 86th Anniversary Season of Community Messiah Performances http://www.greenville.edu/news/greenville-choral-union-to-celebrate-86th-anniversary-season-of-community-messiah-performances The Greenville Choral Union and Orchestra will celebrate their 86th performance of George Frideric Handel’s oratorio Messiah on Sunday, December 4 at 4:00 p.m. in the Whitlock Music Center on the campus of Greenville College Sun, 13 Nov 2016 14:00:00 CST a045b883-a8ab-49a7-a93a-133e053582bb Calling: When God Opened My Eyes http://www.greenville.edu/news/calling-when-god-opened-my-eyes How can one experience fail to inspire while another, not so different from the first, makes the heart sing? Michelle Biernbaum '17 shares from her experience about the mystery of God's call and a time her eyes were opened. Fri, 11 Nov 2016 07:15:00 CST fcb5a638-c77a-477c-acaa-590131539bc3 Greenville College Formally Recognizes Andrews Chair http://www.greenville.edu/news/greenville-college-formally-recognizes-andrews-chair “Turning a triple play” is the analogy Professor Brian Hartley used to recognize the Andrews Endowed Chair for Christian Unity. The fully-funded chair provides for robust programming in the Bastian School. Fri, 11 Nov 2016 06:45:00 CST e53ddf97-c9d6-4bfa-beca-a75ad5b0c3aa Greenville College Ranked in Top 10 Online Colleges in Illinois http://www.greenville.edu/news/greenville-college-ranked-in-top-10-online-colleges-in-illinois Greenville College is proud to announce that the institution was ranked as one of the Top 10 Best Online Colleges in Illinois by Affordable Colleges Online. Sun, 06 Nov 2016 12:45:00 CST 93a48e3a-301f-478a-bda3-648c85b2c8f8 Duane E. Hood Hall Honors Alumnus and Faithful Board of Trustees Member http://www.greenville.edu/news/duane-e-hood-hall-honors-alumnus-and-faithful-board-of-trustees-member During Homecoming 2016, one event both surprised and honored a special guest on campus who has a 60-year history at Greenville College. Fri, 04 Nov 2016 14:15:00 CDT 1d89c327-fedd-49eb-98be-6f1c128483b0 New Site for College's Fundraising Team http://www.greenville.edu/news/new-site-for-college-s-fundraising-team Greenville College is pleased to announce the dedication of a new site for its Office of Development at 221 N. Prairie Street. Fri, 04 Nov 2016 09:00:00 CDT 0e7dc397-d583-447c-8616-ed320a96055c Calling: When God Tells You What I Should Do http://www.greenville.edu/news/calling-when-god-tells-you-what-i-should-do For today's students, Kinney and LaDue are names on buildings, but to Tom Clark '63, the names call to mind two professors whose tag-team prayers profoundly influenced his career path. Read Tom's account about what happens when God's call comes through a third party. Thu, 03 Nov 2016 08:00:00 CDT 55c73afc-c3f6-4e8a-bb0e-d4003fb523a9 Calling: Called To and Called From http://www.greenville.edu/news/calling-called-to-and-called-from Our God is a sending God and we are a sent people. This is the message Erick Ewaskowitz '04 delivered to students in chapel October 19. "You are here because the God of the universe has sent you here for such a time as this." This excerpt from his talk describes the call to adventure Jesus Christ issues with the words, "Follow me." Tue, 01 Nov 2016 16:30:00 CDT ce4ab59d-3227-49c4-a631-b1e4ec15e0a7 Bastian School of Theology, Philosophy, and Ministry Formally Launched http://www.greenville.edu/news/bastian-school-of-theology-philosophy-and-ministry-formally-launched The Greenville College Department of Philosophy and Theology formally transitioned into the Donald N. and Kathleen G. Bastian School of Theology, Philosophy, and Ministry with a dedication and ribbon cutting ceremony that took place October 5. Tue, 01 Nov 2016 16:00:00 CDT 871ce4e8-8f9c-41f7-aaa7-fc0513c406a6 Calling: God's Gift of Mentors http://www.greenville.edu/news/calling-god-s-gift-of-mentors For some, God's call comes through a clear voice or unmistakable sign. For others, “call” comes through gentle coaxing and coaching from interested and engaged others. For Emily Callon ’15, God spoke through mentors who made themselves available to her. Sun, 30 Oct 2016 10:30:00 CDT a621fff4-3420-4303-8d04-d3a3cc3e1961 Set Goal, Plan, Achieve, Repeat http://www.greenville.edu/news/set-goal-plan-achieve-repeat What's with that inner voice that rouses us out of complacency and urges us to try something new? Alyssa Schmidt's "can-do" back-to-school story may be all you need to take that next step toward career-advancement. Wed, 26 Oct 2016 14:15:00 CDT 1a761e25-e4ff-4c99-b153-8d965f55261d Calling: The Sometimes Painful Transition to New Community http://www.greenville.edu/news/calling-the-sometimes-painful-transition-to-new-community Jordan Hohm '12 narrates the discomfort and rewards that come with following God's call when that call uproots you from community and leads somewhere new. Tue, 25 Oct 2016 15:30:00 CDT 39378f9f-ec96-411c-ae83-19617499a25e Calling: Saying Yes to Jesus http://www.greenville.edu/news/calling-saying-yes-to-jesus Rev. Bryan Fink '86 describes his calling as telling others about Christ and promoting vital Christianity. In this excerpt from his GC Homecoming Chapel address, Bryan weaves a story of calling, legacy and a 20-year-old's decision to say "yes" to Jesus. Tue, 25 Oct 2016 15:00:00 CDT 141d24c0-a324-4c15-b27b-046742ddfd71 Calling: The Weekend That Changed Everything http://www.greenville.edu/news/calling-the-weekend-that-changed-everything When Emily (Chalker '54) Moore and her husband Al attended a Marriage Encounter weekend in 1976, they unwittingly took a first step toward ministry that would impact the lives of countless others. Looking back on a fruitful work that began with God's nudge and eclipsed three decades, Emily encourages others: "God will enable you and help you grow into the job." Tue, 25 Oct 2016 00:00:00 CDT a3ab63f9-69a8-42f5-9775-f2d108971a8f Calling: From Lady Panther to Lieutenant Colonel http://www.greenville.edu/news/calling-from-lady-panther-to-lieutenant-colonel “God ordered my steps into the military,” reflects Vonjia Shannon ’84, recently retired after 29 years in the U.S. Army. The former Lady Panther basketball player and accounting major has served as company commander, battalion commander and deputy director G1 in a career that has taken her to Baghdad, Iraq, and Seoul, South Korea. Fri, 21 Oct 2016 04:30:00 CDT 1dd66e1c-c2ee-4bdd-998b-ee5f5d81e984 Victor Shepherd Joins the Greenville College Board of Trustees http://www.greenville.edu/news/victor-shepherd-joins-the-greenville-college-board-of-trustees In its forthcoming meeting on November 3, 2016, the Greenville College Board of Trustees will welcome Professor Victor Shepherd to its ranks. He is a Presbyterian minister, theology professor and author. Wed, 19 Oct 2016 13:00:00 CDT db81e801-8a40-4598-bfff-fa861ea403d2 Triple Threat Mentoring Wants You http://www.greenville.edu/news/triple-threat-mentoring-wants-you Triple Threat Mentoring fights poverty with passion. Check out this work founded by alumnus Caleb Luper '99. Tue, 18 Oct 2016 16:30:00 CDT 9cc0b930-f185-4890-9131-1a42881cd22f Celebrating 125 Years of Embracing God's Call http://www.greenville.edu/news/celebrating-125-years-of-embracing-god-s-call Just out, GC's Fall RECORD celebrates 125 years of divine call and response at Greenville College with a collection of personal accounts. Check them out! Thu, 13 Oct 2016 11:00:00 CDT 733e9f43-7b8d-4e8d-a344-196d267400e6 Calling: Not What I Have Done http://www.greenville.edu/news/calling-not-what-i-have-done Gang culture, gambling addictions, an absent mother and a series of foster homes all find a place in senior Isaiah Coleman's remembrances of childhood. In chapel, October 10, Isaiah shared with classmates how he came to listen to God and accept His calling. Tue, 11 Oct 2016 16:00:00 CDT 368f4103-35c4-4cfe-ac12-b938a9588820 Calling: Faith in He Who Has Overcome http://www.greenville.edu/news/calling-faith-in-he-who-has-overcome "God guided me to Greenville by a single phone call," Sydney Porter '19 shared with our college community from the speaker's platform in chapel, October 10, 2016. That phone call from Coach Brian Patton was a watershed moment for Sydney, who frames it within the context of God's call. Tue, 11 Oct 2016 15:00:00 CDT c2697c8c-9c64-42e7-ada3-1954f5d1dcdb Calling: Once Upon a Road Trip When God Took the Steering Wheel http://www.greenville.edu/news/calling-once-upon-a-road-trip-when-god-took-the-steering-wheel "God calls us to participate with Him in the transformation of the world," Dr. Delia Nüesch-Olver told students in a chapel address October 7. She then shared this remarkable story about one couple's complete surrender to follow that call. Sat, 08 Oct 2016 08:00:00 CDT 0a95bc9a-f16c-4633-954a-acbf69a59f71 Calling: The Incremental Call http://www.greenville.edu/news/calling-when-god-s-call-is-incremental With a freshly minted master's of divinity degree in hand and a flock to shepherd, Rev. Jarrod Severing '93 shares an encouraging word about how God gradually prepared him for the eventual call to ministry. Fri, 07 Oct 2016 12:00:00 CDT f7a7c796-6035-423f-ad25-4cff7c0642ce Calling: Called to Echo Hallelujah http://www.greenville.edu/news/calling-called-to-echo-hallelujah Karla (Kugler '86) Winslow gives an intimate poetic voice to the topic of "call" and "calling." Thu, 06 Oct 2016 16:15:00 CDT 3ff7711e-0d5f-4c7f-8efd-b8e636fe7b62 Greenville College Choir to Celebrate 90th Anniversary http://www.greenville.edu/news/greenville-college-choir-to-celebrate-90th-anniversary To celebrate their 90th anniversary, the Greenville College Choir's 2016-2017 season will feature premiere performance of newly-commissioned work and a special Homecoming Reunion for alumni. Mon, 03 Oct 2016 12:45:00 CDT 02fd8c85-d091-44ae-8b47-8b18acc87d9d Calling: Inspired to Take On the Impossible http://www.greenville.edu/news/calling-inspired-to-take-on-the-impossible It's one thing to see a picture of a starving child; it's quite another to see a starving child. So begins, the story of Eugene Dunkley's call to help street children in Malawi. Eugene is associate professor of biology. Sat, 01 Oct 2016 05:00:00 CDT 77023d52-c2e1-4847-8ed2-06bf71f0c0f1 Calling: Be My Witness http://www.greenville.edu/news/calling-be-my-witness Recent graduate Missy Deal '16 shared her thoughts on calling from Guyana, where she volunteered this summer. Her down-to-earth perspective flows from a conviction that God's call to "be my witnesses unto all nations" applies to all Christ-followers. Fri, 30 Sep 2016 16:45:00 CDT d3ed134c-63b8-4498-b91f-3c83829fa0b5 High Rise: Project Manager Maria Krivtstova Reflects on Her Career in Construction http://www.greenville.edu/news/high-rise-project-manager-maria-krivtstova-reflects-on-her-career-in-construction Moscow native Maria Krivtstova '07 reflects on the GC mentors who jump-started her career in high rise construction and renovation. Fri, 30 Sep 2016 14:00:00 CDT ba4c6539-e321-4966-802b-5e6d5c919b4b Calling: "Go North!" http://www.greenville.edu/news/calling-go-north Schoolteacher Anna (Bortel ’47) Church felt God's call to the Alaska Territory so compelling that she traveled north in her '51 Chevy, a single woman with no prospect of a job. She peppers her tales of adventure in Alaska with God's leading and her response. Anna passed away in December 2014, but her stories of saying “yes” to God and “yes” again live on in her stories. Fri, 30 Sep 2016 13:45:00 CDT 20b69ffd-440a-4be9-b114-a2950e25eca1 Calling: Led Over Obstacles, Past Fear and Straight to the Classroom http://www.greenville.edu/news/calling-led-over-obstacles-past-fear-and-straight-to-the-classroom Wed, 28 Sep 2016 16:30:00 CDT 52f1bd57-6e56-4d18-8e49-deeeebf641a5 Calling: Called or Not Called, Four Steps to Solving the Puzzle http://www.greenville.edu/news/calling-called-or-not-called-four-steps-to-solving-the-puzzle Called by God or not called by God, that is the question . . . and one that sometimes troubles students considering the vocation of ministry says GC's Dean of Chapel and Director of Spiritual Formation Lori (Nielsen '83) Gaffner. Lori shares a resource that helps students understand the experience of calling. Wed, 28 Sep 2016 04:30:00 CDT 098e70e6-ccac-422c-bf71-5d2f8b5a2479 Calling: The Long Way to China http://www.greenville.edu/news/calling-the-long-way-to-china Wilma Kasten graduated from Greenville College in 1947 with a clear call to serve in China; 17 years later the doors opened for her to finally go. Wilma's story is faith that God would provide details when she needed them; not before. At age 90, she tells her college family that even though following may take a winding rode, "You can rely on God!" Mon, 26 Sep 2016 15:45:00 CDT 5bc61935-c499-487f-a77f-67e82093ba6f Back to School Just a Little Later in Life: Five Keys to Making It Work http://www.greenville.edu/news/back-to-school-just-a-little-later-in-life-five-keys-to-make-it-work Lori Sadler describes her life as smooth sailing before that great disruptor "merger" threatened her employment picture. Read how changes at A.G. Edwards moved this working mother of two to sharpen her competitive edge and turn "back-to-school" into an opportunity for professional networking and showcasing her leadership skills. Tue, 20 Sep 2016 16:45:00 CDT 538b2ffb-5a37-415d-8b0a-c0fd487c4ce1 Calling: The Voice That Trumps Reason and Worldly Values http://www.greenville.edu/news/calling-the-voice-that-trumps-reason-and-worldly-values If President Ivan Filby had relied solely on first impressions, he would have dismissed the thought of a future with GC after the first day. Here is the story of how God guided him to look beyond first impressions and worldly values. Sun, 18 Sep 2016 00:00:00 CDT 5c9bf659-54db-4744-9b60-b438c9a6590d Chicago's Lakefront and Protecting the People's Parks http://www.greenville.edu/news/protecting-the-people-s-parks Skim Juanita Irizzary’s work history and words jump out to paint a vivid picture of the woman who punctuates passion and purpose with action: long term care reform, basic human needs officer, Christian Community Development, Latinos United . . . It’s no surprise that she draws inspiration from the Scripture that instructs readers to “act justly, love mercy and walk humbly with God” (Micah 6:8). Fri, 16 Sep 2016 15:00:00 CDT f910ea36-19e2-441a-a7a5-d4f96fdfb87d Daily Donuts and Rethinking Call in Uganda http://www.greenville.edu/news/daily-donuts-and-rethinking-call-in-uganda Do our jobs define us? Do young people in our culture feel pressed to identify a life work or vocation? These are the questions that Hannah (Groves '13) Cowman puzzled over as she observed differences between Christians in America and Christians in Uganda. Thu, 15 Sep 2016 14:30:00 CDT 4cea4085-49d0-458c-ae5a-295b7f31a31e Calling: Receiving Little Gifts http://www.greenville.edu/news/calling-receiving-little-gifts "It is a gift to be close to people who are dear to the heart of God," reflects Andrew Nelson '09 of his call to participate in the L'Arche community, a place where persons with intellectual disabilities and persons without intellectual disabilities live together. We too can benefit from Andrew's insights. Thu, 15 Sep 2016 13:15:00 CDT 7425e58c-e39f-4be1-90c7-1e2bba4afb6a Calling: Humble Beginning, Grand Design http://www.greenville.edu/news/calling-those-memorable-words-i-want-you-in-coopersville Grand Valley State University serves more than 25,000 students at multiple locations including its 1300-acre campus just outside of Grand Rapids. Here is the story of the humble prayer from a college student 400 miles away that influenced the birth of GVSU. Thu, 15 Sep 2016 09:15:00 CDT 81ec8625-102f-4de3-8fcb-35535f0ca1ef Greenville College Receives Generous Funding for Studies in Christian Unity http://www.greenville.edu/news/greenville-college-receives-generous-funding-for-studies-in-christian-unity Greenville College is pleased to announce its receipt of a $1,361,750 gift to promote studies of Christian Unity. The gift comes from the Full Salvation Union. Thu, 15 Sep 2016 09:00:00 CDT a6ad166a-8faf-40d1-a5a5-6fc9cdeb278f Calling: "Come to Greenville" . . . To Where? http://www.greenville.edu/news/calling-come-to-greenville-to-where For GC’s First Lady Kathie Filby, 2004 was a year that turned her family’s life upside down. Kathie's remembrance of the events reveals the challenge of “call” for a married couple and how a prior agreement would ease the way. Thu, 15 Sep 2016 05:00:00 CDT 1556a418-e5fc-41fe-848c-486b5c7688de Some Kids in East St. Louis . . . http://www.greenville.edu/news/some-kids-in-east-st-louis On occasion we are intrigued with stories that involve an audible voice that the "called" clearly hear. Kent Krober's story is one of those stories. Here's his account about his inspired career shift. Wed, 14 Sep 2016 15:00:00 CDT 3590917c-2358-4d1b-b26a-5088736828f3 Greenville Choral Union to Begin Rehearsing for 86th Anniversary Season of Community Messiah Performances http://www.greenville.edu/news/greenville-choral-union-to-begin-rehearsing-for-86th-anniversary-season-of-community-messiah-performances The Greenville Choral Union will begin vocal rehearsals for its Eighty-sixth Anniversary Season on Tuesday, September 20 at 7:00 p.m. Singers (high school age and older) are invited to join this fine ensemble. Wed, 14 Sep 2016 14:30:00 CDT 11ff4f44-fd9d-4193-a2f8-3543f6e6b86a Calling: The Journey That Begins With Discovering God's Pleasure http://www.greenville.edu/news/calling Sometimes we think we have the answers, only to discover that we need to rethink, regroup and try another path. Aaron Cobb brings a message of hope and encouragement with his personal tale of backing up and trying again when it comes to understanding God's call. Mon, 12 Sep 2016 20:30:00 CDT ed0c1c66-39b0-4470-ba5d-6839b88c08d6 Magazine Features Innovation in the Sciences at Greenville College http://www.greenville.edu/news/magazine-features-innovation-in-the-sciences-at-greenville-college The innovative efforts of professors Hyung Choi and Dongxue Zhao to restore and renovate equipment in science labs on campus were recently featured in the August issue of Private University Products and News (PUPN) Magazine. Mon, 12 Sep 2016 09:00:00 CDT 4f0bc83c-c9a4-4cf3-9b73-66b8eb330646 Calling: The Politics of Hearing a Call http://www.greenville.edu/news/calling-the-politics-of-hearing-a-call When social conditioning clouds our view, discerning God's call can be tricky. Amanda DiMiele, member of GC's Class of 2012 and a recent graduate of Duke University Divinity School, shares insights that help clear the fog. Wed, 07 Sep 2016 05:30:00 CDT 08ee39d9-18d5-473a-9091-93b9994c15b9 Calling: Care for the Caregiver http://www.greenville.edu/news/calling-care-for-the-caregiver The care of his grandfather proved a watershed moment for Pastor Chad Abbott '00 by opening his eyes to the overlooked ministry of caregiving. This is the account of his response to God's call to care folks who feel isolated and exhausted in ministering to others. Tue, 06 Sep 2016 08:30:00 CDT 4536a127-c6d4-4418-9272-5960acba2ec6 Calling: Chicago's Lakefront and Protecting the People's Parks http://www.greenville.edu/news/calling-chicago-s-lakefront-and-protecting-the-people-s-parks Chicago native Juanita Irizarry works from a deep sense of God's calling to serve her neighbor as executive director of Chicago's Friends of the Parks. Fri, 02 Sep 2016 08:30:00 CDT 564407f0-1142-4866-b3e5-fa9e6d3f380f Announcing The Bastian School of Theology, Philosophy, and Ministry http://www.greenville.edu/news/announcing-the-bastian-school-of-philosophy-theology-and Greenville College is pleased to announce its launch of the Donald N. and Kathleen G. Bastian School of Theology, Philosophy and Ministry. President Ivan Filby called the school an exciting and important development for Greenville College. Wed, 31 Aug 2016 20:30:00 CDT 7b40e787-57c2-42b6-9cf7-341bb0b5822e Calling: Thanks Mom, Gentle Conversation and Wise Counsel http://www.greenville.edu/news/calling-wise-counsel-from-between-the-sheets Mallory Sample ’07 was a high school freshman when her 38-year-old mom was diagnosed with an aggressive cancer. Just days after diagnosis, her mom underwent a double mastectomy and began chemotherapy. Thus begins Mallory’s tale about a wise but gravely ill counselor who gently guided her daughter to embrace God’s call. Fri, 26 Aug 2016 09:00:00 CDT 5c5b5b79-14b7-4552-bf52-16e738245b72 Growing a Business by Degrees http://www.greenville.edu/news/growing-a-business-by-degrees Meet horticulturist Jeremiah Godby, owner of G & C Precision Landscapes and recent graduate of GC's MBA program. Godby met his educational and business goals at the same time by converting coursework into increased revenues for his business. Here's how he did it. Wed, 24 Aug 2016 06:00:00 CDT 6a48d04b-4ade-43f6-8707-5fdf21c1a5dc Calling: Ready, Aim, Miss - The Hard Parts About Call and Response http://www.greenville.edu/news/calling-ready-aim-miss-the-hard-parts-about “It was and still is through the wisdom and guidance of the GC faculty that I have come to better understand Jesus’ calling,” says Samantha Paulin '15. Here, she recounts what’s hard about listening and obeying. Mon, 22 Aug 2016 07:30:00 CDT 2cb6bc66-df10-4b6a-806c-637e06bff287 Calling: There for the Summer, Stayed 22 Years http://www.greenville.edu/news/calling-went-for-the-summer-stayed-22-years Not everyone is called to leadership. Tom Belser Brown '79 describes a lifetime of going for the assist. His tale begins with a one-way ticket after graduation via Amtrak to Mississippi, then one of the nation's poorest states. Fri, 19 Aug 2016 08:00:00 CDT 126dc938-f17e-410a-817d-5d56985e5964 Calling: Forever Changed by the Wesleyan Commitment to Social Justice http://www.greenville.edu/news/calling-wesleyan-commitment-to-social-justice On August 10th, 2014, I stood in Wellspring United Methodist Church in Ferguson, Missouri, during the early upheaval following the death of Michael Brown, Jr. I gathered with neighbors . . . We sang, we cried, we did what God's people do during times of mourning and upheaval. Tue, 16 Aug 2016 05:00:00 CDT 0a36161c-9f38-4523-a80a-ee9eb649d3a3 Calling: What God Did With "Too Afraid, But Willing" http://www.greenville.edu/news/calling-what-god-did-with-too-afraid-but-willing It's surprising where an honest confession about fears can take you. A case in point is this account from Richard Innes '64. Fri, 12 Aug 2016 14:45:00 CDT f6d182b2-3e6b-40ee-b9af-e931af4cfe86 Calling: From Financial Advisor to the Clergy, Alumnus Paul Reese Talks Transition http://www.greenville.edu/news/calling-from-financial-advisor-to-the-clergy-alumnus-paul-reese-talks-transition For more than three years, Paul Reese ’08 served PNC Financial Services Group in various capacities. A dramatic change is in the works, however, the result of his response to a felt call. Fri, 12 Aug 2016 10:00:00 CDT b8bd3e7e-6ed2-4317-b206-d52a91d06f53 Author Howard A. Snyder to Speak at College Convocation http://www.greenville.edu/news/author-howard-a-snyder-to-speak-at-college-convocation Greenville College begins its 2016-17 academic year with a convocation ceremony on Wednesday, August 31, at 9:30 a.m. in Whitlock Music Center on campus. Renowned author and Greenville College alumnus Dr. Howard A. Snyder will deliver a message titled “Jesus and the Earth.” Tue, 09 Aug 2016 12:00:00 CDT adde41d4-b905-4c45-9bda-f05d6467a0b5 Alumnus Damon Receives Highest Honors as Hymn Writer http://www.greenville.edu/news/alumnus-damon-receives-highest-honors-as-hymn-writer It's hard to explain the nuts and bolts of inspiration. For Pastor Dan Damon '77, memories stirred when one of his parishioners talked "shop." Creativity followed. Mon, 08 Aug 2016 10:45:00 CDT b1acc01c-5248-4cbe-93b0-88e3b102ab5f Alumna Nicole (Tucker) Crites Named Grocery Industry's Rising Star http://www.greenville.edu/news/alumna-nicole-tucker-crites-named-grocery-industry-s-rising-star GC alumna Nicole (Tucker '08) Crites was recently named a rising star in the grocery industry. Progressive Grocer included the financial analyst on its 2016 list of Top Women in Grocery. Wed, 27 Jul 2016 08:45:00 CDT 29a5b691-1897-4d9a-b6b4-4b7ddfd2430b Greenville College Ranked Among 20 Most Affordable Online MBA Programs - No GMAT Required http://www.greenville.edu/news/greenville-college-ranked-among-20-most-affordable-online-mba-programs-no-gmat-required Greenville College has been ranked among the 20 most affordable online Master of Business Administration (MBA) programs with no Graduate Managment Admission Test (GMAT) required by Best Value MBA. The ranking was published on the organization's website in July. Tue, 26 Jul 2016 13:00:00 CDT 5a154551-9839-4b5e-900d-0b87ea79b5ad New Identity, Same Tradition http://www.greenville.edu/news/new-identity-same-tradition Simple, distinct, memorable, timeless—no, we're not talking about fashion inspired by Audrey Hepburn here; we're talking about GC's new logo. As Greenville College approaches its official transition in identity to Greenville University in 2017, we've updated our logo's look. Here's a sneak peek! Tue, 26 Jul 2016 10:45:00 CDT 86646d76-b607-4671-b251-620f30bb5d0a Humility 101, the "Cleansing Breath" of Walkabout 2016 Commences http://www.greenville.edu/news/humility-101-the-cleansing-breath-of-walkabout-2016-commences Tuesday, July 26, marked the start of WalkAbout 2016 for nearly 50 members of our college community. Their immersion in the wilderness experience is also an immersion in challenge. Sun, 24 Jul 2016 10:00:00 CDT 88104e4a-2265-4e18-ac11-c04190d81053 Men's and women's golf announce fall schedules http://www.greenville.edu/news/men-s-and-women-s-golf-announce-fall-schedules The Greenville College golf programs have announced their fall schedules. The men's and women's teams will participate in a variety of events. Thu, 21 Jul 2016 10:00:00 CDT 05b88a57-975e-4f8a-a5fa-a720a79acea4 The Vista - Spring 2016 http://www.greenville.edu/news/the-vista Check out the Spring 2016 edition of The Vista, GC's award-winning student publication. Wed, 20 Jul 2016 14:45:00 CDT 791d63f1-baba-473e-ae67-2c6a37f68d90 ENCORE-The Spotlight Shines on Factory Theatre Alumni http://www.greenville.edu/news/encore Alumni of Factory Theatre productions at Greenville College keep busy and productive on stages from Florida to California as actors, directors, designers, educators and more. Here's a sampling of GC's influence on stage and behind the scenes. Wed, 20 Jul 2016 09:45:00 CDT e2af77b4-a54c-4022-916a-143b1a047aff Equipped, Experienced and Confident http://www.greenville.edu/news/equipped-experienced-and-confident Greenville's access to state-of-the-art scientific equipment helped to propel graduate, Mandy (Bristol '04) Swanson to a successful career. To this day, the labs continue to be upgraded and students benefit from hundreds of thousands of dollars of new equipment! Thu, 14 Jul 2016 12:30:00 CDT 590ad827-7aac-4b9c-ab71-f72e41db0c17 GC Students Secure Competitive Science Research Internships http://www.greenville.edu/news/gc-students-secure-competitive-science-research-internships Learn about Greenville students who were awarded coveted internships with some of the world's leading research entities in physics and quantum engineering. Thu, 14 Jul 2016 10:30:00 CDT 90d86f98-3f94-4362-841e-7cda28030d93 Alumna Ahern Steps Into New Role With International Business http://www.greenville.edu/news/alumna-ahern-steps-into-new-role-with Elizabeth de la Garza Ahern ’93 recently accepted a position as director of the Peoria U.S. Export Assistance Center with the U.S. Department of Commerce. Wed, 13 Jul 2016 13:30:00 CDT 4af1b795-a273-4131-9270-bdc806a36366 Curtains Up: Act Two for Factory Theatre http://www.greenville.edu/news/curtains-up-act-two-for-factory-theatre Lights dim on cue before a live audience on Sunday night. Upbeat music ushers in the announcer’s “retro-radio” voice. Broadcasting live from Greenville, Illinois, The Factory Theatre Hour is on the air. Thu, 30 Jun 2016 15:30:00 CDT a961f020-b43f-4776-b63b-ee33e1da230f Summer RECORD Tips Its Hat to GC Adventurers http://www.greenville.edu/news/summer-record-tips-a-hat-to-gc-adventurers Summer invites thoughts of travel. What better time than a lazy summer afternoon to read about adventures in distant places, especially when the adventurers are folks we know? Thu, 30 Jun 2016 13:00:00 CDT ed9470d1-bd6e-4070-a25d-b8d5bc8dc105 George Peters Named Outstanding Faculty Member at 2016 Commencement http://www.greenville.edu/news/george-peters-named-outstanding-faculty-member-at-2016-commencement Associate Professor of Mathematics George Peters ’92 accepted the Outstanding Faculty Award at GC's 2016 Commencement ceremony May 21. Thu, 30 Jun 2016 09:15:00 CDT 7bf6c080-9871-4f63-8d36-f9b39ba6e9ea Quantum Leap http://www.greenville.edu/news/quantum-leap-curiosity-fuels-discovery-on-three-continents-for-student-researcher Curiosity fueled discovery on three continents for recent graduate Shuto Osawa. From his home in Northern Japan to GC to Vienna and now Boston, Osawa's scholarship knows no bounds. Wed, 29 Jun 2016 06:00:00 CDT 7af78669-fbf3-4a92-9205-6620d59b9f44 Alum Phil Davis joining Greenville College as head men's volleyball coach http://www.greenville.edu/news/alum-phil-davis-joining-greenville-college-as-head-men-s-volleyball-coach The Greenville College athletic department has announced the hiring of Phil Davis as its head men’s volleyball coach. Thu, 23 Jun 2016 15:00:00 CDT 159974b7-67d8-421d-8cd0-fa2a54e2415f Elle Shaw Claims Top Honors at Commencement http://www.greenville.edu/news/elle-shaw-claims-top-honors-at-commencement At the Greenville College 2016 Commencement ceremony on May 21, graduating senior Elle Shaw received the President's Citation award. Wed, 22 Jun 2016 13:45:00 CDT 158df015-8a5f-479f-93ec-b48a83cb1c66 Jes Adam Turns Passion Into Action to Keep Factory Theatre Humming http://www.greenville.edu/news/jes-adam-turns-passion-into-action-to-keep-factory-theatre Local business owner Jes Adam ’08 played a role in preserving the Factory Theatre when GC had to rethink its theater major. Wed, 15 Jun 2016 15:00:00 CDT 53ae9de7-4c0a-49e6-be0a-fb772f3afa8b Men's volleyball student-athletes attain MCVL academic all-conference honors http://www.greenville.edu/news/men-s-volleyball-student-athletes-attain-mcvl-academic-all-conference-honors A total of 92 student-athletes were named to the 2016 Midwest Collegiate Volleyball League (MCVL) All-Academic Team. The inaugural Greenville College men's volleyball team was recognized with seven selections. Mon, 13 Jun 2016 13:00:00 CDT ecb681e0-32a6-428d-9783-4c7f5d0b527f Embracing God's Calling http://www.greenville.edu/news/embracing-god-s-calling Greenville College’s vision is to inspire students to embrace God’s calling for their lives. Through her liberal arts education at GC, senior Kayla Hyde knows exactly what her career calling is: research. Tue, 07 Jun 2016 14:00:00 CDT 829e46f5-f3aa-49a0-9cc2-bb3ec02086b9 GC Commencement http://www.greenville.edu/news/gc-commencement A recap of the Greenville College 2016 Commencement. Tue, 07 Jun 2016 12:15:00 CDT 52621eb1-7030-405e-9e1b-af4f80bf277f Where the Fish Are Biting: Alumnus Finds Success in Hollywood http://www.greenville.edu/news/where-the-fish-are-biting-alumnus-finds-success-in-hollywood “The Woodsman,” a feature film directed, written, scored and edited by alumnus Paul Leach, was accepted into the Buffalo International Film Festival. Wed, 01 Jun 2016 15:00:00 CDT ef07d147-8e4f-4876-91b1-d569a68a6592 Softball awards presented http://www.greenville.edu/news/softball-awards-presented The softball team's successful season has been completed with the announcement of several postseason awards. The Lady Panthers completed the 2016 season with a SLIAC tournament championship and their first appearance in the NCAA national tournament. Mon, 30 May 2016 14:00:00 CDT b8eea6f6-0bad-4a34-811d-a286895aff03 Sharp takes second NCAA All-American award in 800 http://www.greenville.edu/news/sharp-takes-second-ncaa-all-american-award-in-800 The men's track and field team was led by sophomore Andrew Sharp's second place finish in the 800 meter run as the team placed 34th in the NCAA national championships on Saturday. Sat, 28 May 2016 20:30:00 CDT 505169a5-f6c4-49ee-aba7-935fed17d52f Gilles achieves national runner-up finish in 400 http://www.greenville.edu/news/gilles-achieves-national-runner-up-finish-in-400 The women's track and field team took 34th place in the NCAA national championships on Saturday as junior sprinter Chelsea Gilles finished second in the 400 meter dash in the NCAA Division III outdoor national championships. Sat, 28 May 2016 20:00:00 CDT 163e933e-1ea1-4b91-92f3-be99689a8dfa Jarrid Williams places 14th in NCAA long jump competition http://www.greenville.edu/news/jarrid-williams-places-14th-in-ncaa-long-jump-competition The men's track and field team saw Jarrid Williams participate in the long jump at the NCAA Division III national track and field championships on Thursday and finish 14th in the event. Thu, 26 May 2016 18:00:00 CDT 69739582-5735-4164-9d0b-8596eba9cac5 Lest We Forget: New Grad Jogs Memories for Buchheit Stores http://www.greenville.edu/news/lest-we-forget-new-gc-grad-jogs-memor A girl who throws tomahawks, a fire that levels a five-story building and the threat of amnesia all weave their way into Katie Schmierbach's story of how she recently landed a job. Thu, 26 May 2016 07:30:00 CDT fab3f860-7b9e-4ce3-a7cf-a09cd2dc7180 Greenville sending three to NCAA national championships http://www.greenville.edu/news/greenville-sending-three-to-ncaa-national-championships The NCAA Division III Men’s and Women’s Track and Field Committee has announced the participants in the 2016 NCAA Division III Men’s and Women’s Outdoor Track and Field Championships. Greenville College will have three entries in the championships. Mon, 23 May 2016 15:00:00 CDT 4932d323-f4dc-4110-8b92-91f2c9eca426 Women's track and field participates in qualifying meets http://www.greenville.edu/news/women-s-track-and-field-participates-in-qualifying-meets The women’s track and field team concluded their attempts for qualification in the NCAA Division III national championships in meets at North Central and Augustana. Thu, 19 May 2016 19:15:00 CDT 007f2003-b66a-4652-ae37-93af033d29a8 Men's track and field competes at North Central and Augustana http://www.greenville.edu/news/men-s-track-and-field-competes-at-north-central-and-augustana The men’s track and field team sent several competitors to North Central and Augustana and saw five men finish in the top eight positions within their events. Thu, 19 May 2016 19:00:00 CDT 8248fe8a-332e-48e9-89c5-f5692ce23056 Alumnus Speaks Into National Conversation About Mental Health on Campus http://www.greenville.edu/news/alumnus-speaks-into-national-conversation-about-mental-health-on Greg Eells '89 calls on colleges and universities to seriously address a growing epidemic of mental distress among students. Thu, 19 May 2016 10:15:00 CDT d753f827-1218-4221-a5f9-6be47a7f3cbe 2016 Greenville College Commencement Schedule and Speakers http://www.greenville.edu/news/greenville-college-announces-2016-commencement-schedule-and-speakers The 2016 Greenville College Commencement activities will begin on Friday, May 20 with the Ivy Cutting Ceremony at 6:15 p.m., followed by the Baccalaureate Ceremony at 7:30 p.m. Thu, 19 May 2016 08:00:00 CDT f4fc35c1-52ca-48b9-9819-f8ab53a4e1cf Women’s soccer announces summer camp dates http://www.greenville.edu/news/women-s-soccer-announces-summer-camp-dates The Women’s Elite Soccer Camp will be held July 13-16 and provides skills training to female players ages 12-18. Mon, 16 May 2016 12:00:00 CDT 8d091a00-cb6a-4c72-92cc-b1d245e920d6 Baseball falls short in SLIAC championships http://www.greenville.edu/news/baseball-falls-short-in-sliac-championships The baseball team nearly completed an improbable run to a second straight SLIAC baseball tournament championship but fell short 9-5 against Westminster in a winner-take-all championship game on Saturday. Sat, 14 May 2016 19:00:00 CDT f626fb49-ab6f-47cc-ab02-62d86a0d86d4 Men's track and field places fourth in NCCAA championships http://www.greenville.edu/news/men-s-track-and-field-places-fourth-in-nccaa-championships The men's track and field team racked up 59 points to earn the fourth place position for the third consecutive year at the NCCAA outdoor national championships. Sat, 14 May 2016 00:00:00 CDT 0472153e-04de-41e3-8662-3d12a65beccb Women's track and field finishes in top 10 at NCCAA championships http://www.greenville.edu/news/women-s-track-and-field-finishes-in-top-10-at-nccaa-championships The women's track and field team took the tenth place position at the NCCAA outdoor national championships. Sat, 14 May 2016 00:00:00 CDT 09096cb8-1255-4e47-a83c-0a495ea85827 Softball drops contest to Chicago to conclude NCAA tournament run http://www.greenville.edu/news/softball-drops-contest-to-chicago-to-conclude-ncaa-tournament-run The softball team rallied late against Chicago but left the tying run on second base as the game ended to wrap up their appearance in the program's first NCAA tournament with a 7-6 loss. Fri, 13 May 2016 20:00:00 CDT 423c5a5e-e5ab-4a0d-8de7-73af1d797fc0 Baseball advances to SLIAC championship game http://www.greenville.edu/news/baseball-advances-to-sliac-championship-game The baseball team defeated Webster 4-3 on Friday afternoon to advance to the SLIAC championship game for the third consecutive season and eliminate the Gorloks from the SLIAC tournament for the first time in GC's history. Fri, 13 May 2016 19:00:00 CDT 5c3bf637-8641-4ebb-8ba3-023d6175e9c4 Entering the Whirlwind--Alumnus Shows How Faith Communities Can Help the Mentally Ill http://www.greenville.edu/news/entering-the-whirlwind-alumnus-shows-how-faith-communities In a world increasingly aware of emotional disorders, Bryan Langdoc ’01 believes the church should offer a message of “radical hospitality” to sufferers. Fri, 13 May 2016 08:15:00 CDT 02aff81b-c03e-416b-a235-2c0f0f611a15