Greenville College - Alumni News News Loving Two Languages: Schmidt-Gomez ’98 Brings Dual Language Learning to Middle School Her passion for the Spanish language drew her into the classroom and motivated her to trailblaze a dual-language program at the middle school level in her district. Tue, 28 Jul 2020 09:15:00 CDT 4f8f9085-ef0e-436f-9176-85764e7a19e0 Summer RECORD Explores How Students and Grads Apply the Liberal Arts Every day GU students and alumni use their liberal arts training to solve problems, create beauty, deliver the gospel, and more. Explore their stories in this issue of The RECORD. Wed, 01 Jul 2020 10:00:00 CDT 3c2862c9-6e78-4933-9db4-386a866a54e0 Jack D. Trager Golf Scramble Coming July 31 Greenville University’s fifth Annual Jack D. Trager Memorial Panther Pride Golf Scramble will be held Friday, July 31. Wed, 01 Jul 2020 06:00:00 CDT 24f83402-f352-4d82-9b72-68fa333abd04 GU Trustee Emeritus David Fisher Passes Colleagues remember him as a thoughtful communicator with deep understanding and appreciation for how state laws apply to the work of a board or committee. Mon, 22 Jun 2020 17:00:00 CDT 28f76bae-8ec9-4cff-82a3-224531fac034 GU Emeritus Trustee Donald Joy (1928-2020): A Life Well Lived Greenville University Trustee Emeritus Donald Joy ’49, age 91, of Wilmore, Kentucky, passed away June 6, 2020. He served on GU’s Board of Trustees from 1967 to 1996. Thu, 11 Jun 2020 17:00:00 CDT 6b7d6631-cd58-418e-b432-04934a787ed1 Students Flex Their Event-Planning Muscles With a Little Golf On the Side See what happens when students take on an assignment that demands imagination, planning, critique, implementation, and rapid problem solving with the results wide open for public scrutiny. Introducing "Artist and Event Management." Thu, 04 Jun 2020 10:00:00 CDT 201c5456-3111-4616-b32f-3153095f3a27 Commencement 2020 Honorees Recognized Remotely Former President Ivan Filby and Vice President for Academic Affairs Brian Hartley surprised three outstanding members of GU's community with news via Zoom. Thu, 28 May 2020 11:00:00 CDT caa17e6c-8c78-496a-9927-844782641f6d Graduates From These Two GU Programs Regularly Find Jobs In Their Fields Last year, nearly 100% of GU's graduates majoring in worship arts and/or music industry studies secured full time jobs in their fields following graduation. Professor Paul Sunderland explains why. Tue, 19 May 2020 14:00:00 CDT 6000e917-4fc8-4867-8b9c-5a5e0bd98ebc Goodbye and Hello In One Weekend for 2020 Seniors With Commencement 2020 rescheduled for Homecoming weekend, the Class of 2020 looks forward to a double celebration. Thu, 14 May 2020 10:30:00 CDT 31ddfc6a-f8a7-4941-9b3b-b1d8f8df5a98 Fishing By Number: Hooked on Competitive Bass Fishing “People think we set up lawn chairs on the bank and fish with bobbers,” laughs Shane Campbell, GU's assistant bass fishing coach for the last two years. He quickly sets the record straight that strategy before and during an event comprises 90% of the sport. At GU, character development and community also figure into the formula for success. Thu, 07 May 2020 09:00:00 CDT 0b022a1e-1c26-4fbd-b6af-0373075db5ca Fun, Games, and GU Influence At The Hungry Hippo Dice clatter; spinners whirr; cards from draw piles elicit groans and cheers. Welcome to a night of games at the Hungry Hippo Board Game Café. Thu, 23 Apr 2020 09:15:00 CDT fbc532c5-031f-4796-abba-8d5db3ab83ba The Clinic: GU Music Alumni Offer Hope To Exhausted “Roadies” Paul and Courtney Klimson's nonprofit The Clinic will offer therapy, rest, and resources to music industry professionals suffering burnout and disconnect from loved ones. Wed, 15 Apr 2020 15:07:00 CDT 12e67ab6-9843-4f11-8467-5205213f2bf0 Greenville University Named Military Friendly School Once again, GU has earned distinction as a Military Friendly® School. GU serves veterans, spouses, and children of veterans who use VA benefits. Thu, 02 Apr 2020 10:00:00 CDT bd91e500-e777-4e46-a1f9-b87a70c3da8e GU's Board of Trustees Welcomes Two New Members Greenville University is pleased to announce the addition of Free Methodist Bishop Keith Cowart and Rev. Dr. Kristen Marble to its Board of Trustees. Mon, 30 Mar 2020 09:30:00 CDT a74c204f-3ca0-4e60-8c35-f8685a5b1ad9 GU Announces New Major in Liberal Studies Beginning fall 2020, students can opt for a four-year degree path that leads to a bachelor of science in liberal studies. The degree suits students whose curiosity takes them many places and who value connecting ideas across various subjects. Thu, 26 Mar 2020 09:30:00 CDT 4c37aad9-d7d0-4800-a930-cbc3754cb9b6 No Scripture, No Believers, No Idea: GU Alum Engages Unreached People in Southeast Asia A radical idea and a willing heart paved the way for one man's remarkable commitment to sowing seeds of belief abroad. Thu, 19 Mar 2020 11:30:00 CDT 5206878b-24c5-4283-83fc-1cda09bf42ab Give Greenville: Zavier Shaw, Panther Preferred Scholar Zavier Shaw ’23 faced a lack of support from teachers early in high school, and his grades suffered. Donors to GU’s Panther Preferred Scholarship offered helped based on “academic determination,” not letter grades. Mon, 16 Mar 2020 14:00:00 CDT 50b0cd05-a430-48ed-ac26-3e4f6e21a48f GU's Panther Cheer and Dance Teams Rank Among the Nation's Top Ten The Panthers had a strong showing in three events at the recent USA Collegiate Championships in Anaheim, California. Mon, 16 Mar 2020 07:00:00 CDT fc9b2825-8988-492c-8fa4-692895abb0f8 GU's Krukewitt Lands Internship With NCAA's College World Series Senior marketing and sport management major Hannah Krukewitt has capitalized on internships that add experience to her resume and give her something to talk about during job interviews. Her work with the NCAA this June marks her fifth internship, and a prized one at that. Thu, 12 Mar 2020 09:15:00 CDT 8409a347-d17c-4051-8140-aaf3280849c6 Disagreement Tempered With Love, Humility, and Courage: Wayman Presents to Diverse Scholars Opposing perspectives held passionately may ignite divisions, but they don't have to. This good word comes from GU's Ben Wayman on his idea exchange with scholars committed to learning and growing from constructive engagement. Thu, 12 Mar 2020 07:00:00 CDT 35173135-36d0-46b3-b72f-795b92abd3a6 New Book By GU Prof Guides Readers to Richer Prayer Life A few strategic trade-offs can pave the way to a deeper, richer prayer life says Tyler Boyer in his new book, Thou My Best Thought. A GU alumnus and pastor, Boyer also teaches in the Bastian School of Theology, Philosophy, and Ministry at GU. Thu, 05 Mar 2020 13:00:00 CST 7666edda-3964-4c00-954c-ed629273459d Alumni of GU’s MAE-Coaching Program Claim Media Attention Several alumni of GU’s Master of Arts in Education-Coaching program made media headlines in 2019, each for different reasons, resulting in a busy year for recognition of GU’s coaching graduates. Thu, 27 Feb 2020 11:45:00 CST 54f73634-d6f7-4f2d-8d6d-877612b1ead0 Give Greenville: Sidney Webster, MOSAIC Scholar As Sidney approached her freshman year at GU, the gravity of paying for a college degree hit her. But fear turned to relief when donors rescued her with the MOSAIC Diversity scholarship. Tue, 25 Feb 2020 10:30:00 CST 980552d7-d823-4740-b1c9-3341b56d49b1 Give Greenville: Lauren Eagleson, McAllaster Scholar At her GU preview day, Lauren knew she “wanted to do whatever it took to get to GU." Thankfully, Financial Champions funded the scholarship that put GU within reach for Lauren. Tue, 25 Feb 2020 08:30:00 CST 99e9ebaa-bd80-4f4e-8a87-fa67f5d8163b Greenville University Forensics Conference To Address Gun Violence, Drugs This year’s GU Forensics Conference, March 20-21, will address the topics of drugs and gun violence, featuring presentations by forensic psychiatrists, members of law enforcement and the judicial system, physicians, and other experts. Thu, 20 Feb 2020 09:15:00 CST 197d37a1-536c-4cca-b98a-1d69777e1d92 Clearing the Job Experience Hurdle with GU’s Experience First As qualifications for "entry-level" jobs become more demanding, GU students gain valuable workplace experience through the Experience First class. Mon, 10 Feb 2020 08:00:00 CST 68d5e01b-536d-49ad-8940-0a9729f42aaf Alums of GU's School of Education Awarded For Excellence Two Greenville University graduates have received the 2019 Emerson Excellence in Teaching Award. Brandan Lemarr and Kaci Lueking were among 102 recipients of the annual award that recognizes exceptional educators in the St. Louis area. Mon, 03 Feb 2020 08:00:00 CST 4ca65277-e9bf-407a-9ed3-3410a6d90fbd GU Hall of Famer John Curry Inspires Panthers, Calls Them to a Champion’s Mindset John Curry ’80, a member of GU’s Athletic Hall of Fame, returned to his alma mater last Friday to inspire student athletes with a powerful message and personal testimony that greatness can flow from a campus like GU's. Wed, 29 Jan 2020 11:00:00 CST df190598-8ac2-46cf-908d-fa46f7744963 From Bison to Butterflies: Alumna Anna Weyers Turns Passion for Wildlife Into a Career Biology 102 for Anna Weyers served as the gateway to a rewarding career and regular encounters with profound beauty. No two days are the same for the new manager of the 4,000-acre Rio Mora National Wildlife Refuge in New Mexico. Fri, 17 Jan 2020 09:30:00 CST 6b236288-c07d-423d-916b-28fec667c463 GU Invites Choir Alumni, Others to Join New Choral Group St. Louis and Metro-East area GU choir alumni, and others closely associated with GU’s choral program, are invited to join a new choir called The Greenville University Singers. Wed, 15 Jan 2020 09:15:00 CST 2bb12654-facb-4e11-a07b-2ac07ce8647c New Scholarship Honors the Memory of Allyson Grabowski A new scholarship fund established by anonymous donors rewards students who exhibit the leadership skills, kindness, and Christian character of Allyson Grabowski '20. Mon, 13 Jan 2020 12:00:00 CST 66800782-b534-4996-9a2e-10eeea298573 Curiosity Takes Alumnus Bramlet From Cardiology Into Virtual Reality How did Matthew Bramlet '96 go from physician to virtual reality guru, business owner, and researcher? One word: curiosity. Thu, 09 Jan 2020 09:30:00 CST 0b2f1f2b-c201-410a-a601-a8ad99892408 Winter RECORD Spotlights Hard Working Students Fueled By Donor Generosity Hard work and hustle took on countless forms at GU in 2019. The RECORD, just released, captures month-by-month examples and heaps applause on the many scholarship donors who helped students push through difficulties to come out on top. Thu, 09 Jan 2020 08:30:00 CST 1fef6559-a318-4bad-8e97-db3d51b60668 The RECORD Winter 2020 - Hard Work and Hustle Mon, 06 Jan 2020 00:00:00 CST da501c0a-9a21-4577-b55e-7eee86d6d51d Alumnus Donald Easton-Brooks Awarded For Multicultural Contributions The National Association for Multicultural Education has named GU alumnus Donald Easton-Brooks ’88 recipient of its 2019 Phillip C. Chinn Multicultural Book Award. Fri, 03 Jan 2020 09:00:00 CST e263e304-1b24-4b0b-93c7-f0dae8a13613 GU Water Testers to Publish Research This Spring Alumna Hannah Frerker ’19 and biology and chemistry major Logan Dameris will see their work published in Journal of Chemical Education this spring. Wed, 18 Dec 2019 10:45:00 CST 13135deb-9176-472e-83a7-9b247397d59d "Beautiful Collision" of Spanish and Social Work Yields Rewards for Alumni Spanish ranks second out of more than 25 minor options for GU students. Learning the language may broaden their understanding of culture and increase their marketability, but the stories of two alumni show that it does much more . . . Thu, 12 Dec 2019 09:45:00 CST 96ac8f0b-30bb-47b0-b345-13d86deb1036 NBC's TODAY Show Celebrates GU Alumna's "Life Well Lived" NBC’S TODAY Show recently featured Greenville University Distinguished Alumna Mary Taylor Previte ’53 as part of its “Life Well Lived” series. The segment appeared in response to Previte’s death November 16. Wed, 11 Dec 2019 12:15:00 CST 20fc3230-7cf8-40bb-b795-796671c8362c GU Donors Come Through for Students 4 Years In A Row GU’s faithful Financial Champions maintained a four-year streak of meeting fundraising goals to help students when they gave to the #GivingTuesdayGU 2019 fundraising campaign. Fri, 06 Dec 2019 14:30:00 CST 9686e390-706b-45f7-b023-35276f2ab507 Choral Union Presents 89th Messiah Performance December 8 The Greenville Choral Union and Orchestra will celebrate its 89th performance of George Frideric Handel’s oratorio Messiah on Sunday, December 8 at 4 p.m. in the Whitlock Music Center. Fri, 06 Dec 2019 07:45:00 CST 7f3d6afe-4d27-4abc-8eda-a9fb621b5d26 A Five-Generation GU Family This family tree has deep roots at Greenville University. Thu, 05 Dec 2019 12:45:00 CST d4619d99-81f9-49ef-a7fb-2d58cd9c06d5 Long-Time Board Member Neeley to Head GU Alumni Association Dewayne Neeley ’98, long-time member of the Alumni Board, began his role as GU’s director of alumni and church relations on September 30. Thu, 07 Nov 2019 12:15:00 CST ca1704c5-1780-496c-9e8a-6d1f4e06c9de GU Alumnus Dr. Todd Stephens ’85 Named 2019 Kansas Humanitarian A lifetime of service to international and underserved communities, plus commitment to family medicine bring well-deserved honors to this GU grad. Tue, 08 Oct 2019 14:30:00 CDT d8c3d636-5ea2-4d13-a8a7-43ecd09c9db0 Fall RECORD Recounts God's Work Multiplied at GU Just out, GU's alumni magazine looks at big ideas, big surprises, and surprisingly big impact, all involving the GU community. Tue, 08 Oct 2019 13:00:00 CDT 444fecd2-9db8-45b8-8112-9b754688dec2 The RECORD Fall 2019 - The Big Issue Mon, 07 Oct 2019 16:30:00 CDT d7fbf5a9-39ec-4de0-a9c8-cf6fe83274dc Homecoming 2019: Fun and Fellowship Four days of Homecoming festivities at Greenville University promise a lively mix of competitive spirit, family fun and class reunions. Fri, 04 Oct 2019 08:15:00 CDT ef513404-df9e-48fa-bc8a-c1ffa722f2b1 From Quiet to Confident: Martinez on Networking and Interning With the San Diego Padres Once the quiet kid in the background with the idea others "weren't so interested in a person like me," Daniel Martinez tells a different story after his summer internship with the San Diego Padres. Tue, 01 Oct 2019 14:00:00 CDT 7b6a4568-625a-49ed-9add-8b3f94d663f8 GU To Honor Wilson, Smarrella, and Cobb at Homecoming Greenville University's 2019 Alumni Awards will honor Distinguished Alumna Carol Wilson '81, Loyalty Awardee Tony Smarrella ’88, and Outstanding Young Alumnus Aaron D. Cobb ’01. Mon, 30 Sep 2019 14:30:00 CDT e70f8a9e-02ac-469d-996f-7c25d050394b Six Weeks In Parasites: Student Researchers Take On Tropical Foe How does learning by conducting research differ from learning in the classroom? Six weeks dedicated to one topic, working nights and weekends to access critical material, and tapping willing experts for help say recent veterans of GU's Summer Research Experience. Would they do it again? Yes! Thu, 26 Sep 2019 09:00:00 CDT 0225740f-81de-4006-ad19-44d952fa86a3 Improvise, Say "Yes, and": Senior Ministry Majors Offer Tips to Internship-bound Classmates Mention “improvisation” to most students at Greenville University, and thoughts run to Joyous Chaos, GU’s improvisational comedy troupe. But lately, other students on campus give Joyous Chaos a run for its money thinking quickly. Thu, 19 Sep 2019 13:45:00 CDT 0665bffc-5c01-4f85-90f9-3b6c05b09e34 Area Singers Invited to Join Greenville Choral Union’s 89th Season Singers high school age and older are invited to participate in the Greenville Choral Union’s 89th anniversary season, including the 89th performance of George Frideric Handel’s oratorio Messiah. Rehearsals begin Tuesday, September 24 at 7 p.m. in the Whitlock Music Center on the Greenville University campus. Thu, 12 Sep 2019 12:00:00 CDT 1a59d0f4-90a8-4635-9db1-37ef2daf3316 Factory Theatre Launches New Season With The 39 Steps What could be more fun than a spy-thriller parody that features 150 characters played by four actors? Welcome to Factory Theatre's 2019 season! Tue, 27 Aug 2019 15:30:00 CDT ed3552a1-9702-409f-91a2-7534f028b13e Panther Volleyball, Summer Research Produce Valuable Workplace Skills Communication and collaboration on the volleyball court and in the research lab smoothed the transition from college to career for Jenna (Marcotte '11) Wolff, now a multitasking dynamo as research coordinator with National Jewish Health. Fri, 23 Aug 2019 15:45:00 CDT bf65edb8-885c-4784-b967-ecef4065289a Playful Music Education Hits All the Right Notes For Alumna Klauzer A life-long learner, veteran music teacher Liz (Lock '10) Klauzer shares her latest discovery and an encouraging word about GU's enduring community. Mon, 19 Aug 2019 10:30:00 CDT 10817c34-182b-4fa0-9731-cc7397fbe39a Fervent for Family Restore Network is a labor of love for alumna Katie (Rathgeb '05) Myette. The enterprise is dedicated to changing the culture of foster care in Illinois, the lowest-ranked state in timely placement of foster children. Thu, 15 Aug 2019 03:15:00 CDT 89f8a1ce-436a-4d82-8afc-81731ea6fca9 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 Small Town Cool Alumni Brian and Kristen Lee are part of a national trend where urban dwellers with small-town roots make their way back to smaller communities with degrees, work experience, professional connections and families in tow. It's all about quality of life. Wed, 07 Aug 2019 09:30:00 CDT fe86a011-08d2-435c-a976-5a8e50750ec3