Greenville College - Alumni News 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 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 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 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" 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 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 $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 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 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 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 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 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 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 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 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 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" 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 "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 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 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 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 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" 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 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 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 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 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. 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 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 Israel for Interterm: Bringing the Bible to Life Three weeks in Israel draw University students deeper into scripture. Tue, 11 Jul 2017 08:45:00 CDT b5a4ab5a-e2f6-4f71-9276-3e986dfeff49 Summer RECORD Celebrates 125 Years of Inspired Innovation Just out, The RECORD features 12 great ideas that have flowed out of our 125-year history. Entitled "Firm Foundation," this issue connects the past with the present. Check it out! Thu, 06 Jul 2017 00:00:00 CDT 75961968-4e2d-4a84-9f9c-edb63eb4baaa 125 Years and New Beginnings On Wednesday, September 20, 2017, Greenville University will celebrate its 125th birthday and its official inauguration as University. Thu, 29 Jun 2017 09:00:00 CDT 1745745a-3248-42f0-9068-3b160dad030b The RECORD Summer 2017 - Firm Foundation: Celebrating 125 Years of Inspiration and Innovation Thu, 29 Jun 2017 07:00:00 CDT 781d9784-d238-4d6e-9c7d-0cc8ce9e0d32 Calling: That Uniquely Personal Divine Tug Cassandra Olson '10 experienced the "fuzzy" gray areas of call and worked her way through them to understand that God's call is not one-size-fits-all. Tue, 20 Jun 2017 03:00:00 CDT 7509ece5-d39a-4e3b-8682-f1fbedf19e6e Lisa Amundson Receives 2017 Outstanding Faculty Award Associate Professor of Special Education Lisa Amundson received the W. Richard Stephens Outstanding Faculty Award for 2017 during the 10 a.m. Commencement service, May 27, 2017. Thu, 15 Jun 2017 07:30:00 CDT 9f3801b1-6961-4c0c-9bf3-685919281afc Kirsten Norsworthy Freeze Receives 2017 President's Citation Kirsten Norsworthy Freeze ’17 is no stranger to high achievement, but bending to serve is also in her nature. The recipient of the 2017 Greenville College President’s Citation practices servant leadership with grace. Thu, 15 Jun 2017 07:30:00 CDT 6604d59e-86e2-4e67-b367-9acaec2b789c Greenville College Grants Neurosurgeon Kenneth Smith Honorary Doctorate Dr. Kenneth R. Smith, Jr. received an honorary doctorate of science during afternoon Commencement exercises at Greenville College on May 27. President Ivan Filby presented the award, citing Smith’s contributions to medicine and the medical community, to his profession and to Greenville College. Tue, 13 Jun 2017 09:30:00 CDT 1cd41ca1-d6e0-4af8-aea3-1de624badfb9 Alumna to Join Research Team on Smoking Cessation “Helping individuals be the best they can be” is the attitude Dominique Brown ’08 built her career on. After earning a bachelor of science in psychology, Dominique’s motto guided her through jobs counseling youth in a chemical dependency program, managing foster and adoption cases, coordinating services for HIV patients and advocating for impoverished individuals seeking economic stability. Fri, 09 Jun 2017 09:30:00 CDT 8bef0b0c-2993-486b-97da-d0e5bed6969c Crash Course in Confidence Brought to You By Experience First What do you get when you cross a phone-phobic college student with a semester-long project that requires dozens of phone calls to vendors across North America? If you are Lincoln Siebert ’17, you get skills that bolster your confidence and help you secure a job. Thu, 08 Jun 2017 07:30:00 CDT db5fa8f0-4bc9-4ed7-a05b-b3350c33e99b Class of 2017 Makes History as Last to Graduate From GC, Now Greenville University The class of 2017 made history May 27, 2017, when graduates crossed the Commencement stage to receive congratulatory handshakes and diplomas. They are the last graduates to earn degrees from Greenville College. Effective June 1, Greenville College will become Greenville University. Wed, 07 Jun 2017 08:30:00 CDT 151867b8-d84a-49e1-b2fc-ad77b6e2306e Jars of Clay to Perform at Greenville College Greenville College proudly welcomes the multiplatinum-selling music group Jars of Clay to campus for a concert Friday, May 26 at 8:30 p.m. in Whitlock Music Center. Tue, 23 May 2017 09:30:00 CDT a706fc24-5d59-4e5c-bbd6-c8a620c1b10e Publish, Publish, Present, Present - Well Equipped Grad Finds His Stride Kirk Pearce ’15 recently published papers in two scientific journals and will present at two upcoming conferences for theoretical chemists. The PhD candidate at Virginia Tech has much to say about the preparation he received in the classroom and on the football field at GC. Tue, 16 May 2017 10:00:00 CDT c3949997-d91c-4777-baff-11b9f26b9bff GC Pair to Help Shape Nation's Science Education “Shaping the world” is more than a lofty ideal for biology processor Bwarenaba Kautu and senior Christian Semanik. In June, they will begin implementing a plan to improve science education in the island nation of Kiribati. Thu, 11 May 2017 08:00:00 CDT 1581c1a1-ee62-4594-b6a1-53a25cba3c0c Enrich Your Prayer Life: A Seven-Minute Lesson in Praying the Psalms Seedbed, the publishing arm of Asbury Theological Seminary, has published a video lesson on praying the psalms from Assistant Professor of Philosophy and Theology Benjamin Wayman. Thu, 04 May 2017 08:00:00 CDT 1213851c-acf9-4028-88a4-0ca3f462be38 Alumnus Hopkins Brings Fresh Material To Tried-And-True Text Kevin Hopkins ’83, mathematics professor and chair of the math department at Southwest Baptist University, has contributed to the newly released Thomas’ Calculus: Early Transcendentals 14th Edition (Pearson, 2017). Mon, 01 May 2017 08:00:00 CDT 67cb2cf6-a7cd-4d84-83ed-8ca7f7ffc67d Calling: A Hymnwriter's Story A gifted "ear" and a penchant for jazz performance may seem unlikely building blocks for pastoral ministry, but to the One who created a feast from five loaves and two fish, they are more than sufficient. Dan Damon '77, hailed as one of today's most eloquent Wesleyan poets, shares his personal tale of overcoming the fear of mistaken call. Fri, 21 Apr 2017 07:45:00 CDT d405d24c-3b62-4c4a-ae26-372756f32f82 Students' Discovery Draws Interest From International Scientific Community Student researchers have discovered a potential key to relief for sufferers of neurological disorders. Their work has drawn international attention, including recent publication of their research in The Journal of Experimental Neuroscience. Thu, 13 Apr 2017 10:00:00 CDT 881d6c76-88b7-4fae-8dc7-2e90ea13f828 "The Check's in the Mail" - Words MAP Grant Awardees Long to Hear For the second straight year, state legislators have dragged their feet fulfilling promises they made to college students at the start of the school year. Months later, with spring semester winding down, students struggling to make ends meet have failed to see the promised relief from Illinois' Monetary Awards Program (MAP). Tue, 11 Apr 2017 10:15:00 CDT 3d0a9b4d-1dd3-4638-a073-b696d606e93d GC Honors Emeriti Professors Siefken and Tomaschke GC will honor professors emeriti of physics Hugh Siefken and Harry Tomaschke for their years of service to the College’s physics program. Wed, 05 Apr 2017 08:30:00 CDT 39c747d6-017a-44e7-9125-98e90a149655 State's Failure to Deliver MAP Grants Throws Students Into Tailspin At the start of the school year, the State of Illinois promised financial relief to about one third of GC's students through its Monetary Award Program (MAP). To date, the funds have not arrived, and students like Robert Smith have taken on additional debt to fill the gap. This is the second year in a row that the state's budget crisis has created cash flow havoc for students trying to pay their bills. Tue, 04 Apr 2017 17:00:00 CDT 23f0ad90-988f-4525-8840-fd644d146ec4 Career Networking for the Beginner: What to Do When You Don't Know What to Do Career coaches have a lot to say to college students about taking the plunge into job fairs and networking events, but for this GC alumnus, one simple memorable tip outshines all the others. Fri, 31 Mar 2017 08:15:00 CDT 334d1552-3ed3-451c-a099-53fdd34418c8 Booklover Lands Job Reading for a Living “Reading books for a living? If that ever becomes a job, I’ll do it!” Kortney Price ’14 remembers thinking as an undergraduate. Three years after graduation, Kortney got her wish. Thu, 23 Mar 2017 07:00:00 CDT 052ac51c-dfad-4414-a6cb-decb9c80cf98 Calling: Coach's Helper As president of Greenville College from 1993-1998, Robert E. Smith was known for encouraging students to engage in servant leadership. This story from his personal "memory album" offers a touching portrait of the man who helped Smith embrace the call to be a helper rather than a star. Tue, 21 Mar 2017 16:00:00 CDT f002c38d-0d42-464d-a08c-ecb11eedf57f Give Big to the Pig: The Fresh Face of Philanthropy "We aren't looking for a few students to donate a lot; we're looking for a lot of students to donate a little." With this goal, six seniors personally distributed 500 piggy banks last semester to fellow students as part of a senior capstone project to educate their peers about personal stewardship. Fri, 17 Mar 2017 07:30:00 CDT afb6e7b9-4fed-46ce-9d6b-a153890e0b51 Spiritual Mentoring at GC Shapes Lifelong Passion for Education Don Easton-Brooks ’88 came to Greenville College unsure if he could really finish a four-year degree. He looked forward to playing Panther football but didn’t see himself as the academic type. GC professors, however, saw his potential and pushed him to do better work than Don ever dreamed he could. Thu, 09 Mar 2017 09:00:00 CST ae5047b1-f3d5-45f6-ad22-b584a1914640 One-Year MBA Program Adds to International Growth at GC Students in GC’s new one-year residential MBA program are among the international students on campus this semester. Read more to learn the surprising impact they may have on your cognitive skills. Mon, 06 Mar 2017 09:45:00 CST c2f752cf-4409-4b61-95fd-9b3d86aa3fca Be Our Guest: Personal Connection Drives Enrollment When Karl Hatton assumed duties as dean of admissions at Greenville College last year, he stepped into a lion's den . . . so why is he smiling now? Thu, 02 Mar 2017 09:15:00 CST 96c4ed4b-75d9-44c3-b1dc-1d7c9a2d6d1e Jesus, Master, Teacher, and the MBA Enrollment is at a historic high in GC’s graduate management programs where faith and career mix. Tue, 28 Feb 2017 09:00:00 CST 66b4afea-9df6-42e4-8aa6-87c64622604a