Greenville College - Alumni News News Ivan and Kathie Filby Become American Citizens Ivan and Kathie Filby recently exchanged their ties with their homeland to become American citizens. Wed, 25 Nov 2015 16:00:00 CST 06f3695e-7f12-4946-b37a-9dc1d00ef94f The Legacy of a Faithful Pioneer in Mainstream Media and Sports Two decades ago, Bob Briner made a radical decision as he edged away from his 35-year career in pro sports and global media: He sold his homes in Dallas, Texas and Paris, France and moved to a quiet town in southern Illinois. Tue, 24 Nov 2015 14:45:00 CST a4e86c1f-46ae-4bf0-bee8-0df4604186f7 Greenville Choral Union to Perform Messiah Concert on December 6 The Greenville Choral Union and Orchestra will celebrate their 85th annual performance of George Frideric Handel’s oratorio Messiah on December 6 at 4:00 p.m. in the Whitlock Music Center. Mon, 23 Nov 2015 15:45:00 CST 654e3cf2-d788-4c26-8090-dc97a15c2c4f "Do-It-Yourself" Instruments Enable Top-Flight Research by Undergrads Research equipment doesn’t come cheap. Consider the powerful multiphoton microscope developed for biological and medical research. A $500K price tag puts it out of reach for many colleges that aspire to equip student researchers with state-of-the-art instruments. Wed, 18 Nov 2015 05:15:00 CST 9f5dfd53-1eab-429c-b67e-e477196877c4 GC Alumna Named Director of New Nursing Partnerships Program Jessica (Briggs ’08) Evaul has been named the director of Greenville College’s new Nursing Partnerships Program. This Greenville alumna plans to bring her passion for nursing and her experience with GC to the table in order to grow the new program. Mon, 16 Nov 2015 13:45:00 CST f3e29398-f05f-433e-a367-89320b1b5bca Briner School of Business Celebration Recap The Briner School of Business held its founding celebration and official ribbon cutting ceremony on Tuesday, Nov. 3 to celebrate the newly renovated second floor Dietzman and the new school. Fri, 13 Nov 2015 15:45:00 CST e41e958b-0f5d-4eb0-a385-c19d95fa3708 Prepared to Prepare: GC Alumnus Talks About Transitioning from College to Career Imagine the versatility of a Swiss Army Knife with its “12-tools-in-one” capabilities and you have a good picture of composer, performer and producer Rod Kim ’05. Thu, 12 Nov 2015 15:00:00 CST 240175c4-2d61-4be5-8e0b-d896376d8a51 Greenville College Announces Choir's 2015-16 Concert Season Greenville College is pleased to announce the Greenville College Choir’s concert itinerary for 2015-16. Mon, 09 Nov 2015 10:45:00 CST 15d19029-5108-4664-81c2-f72b60cdc5a2 Introducing The Briner School of Business In July 2015, GC announced the expansion of its Business Management department into the Briner School of Business; learn more about the opportunities this transition opens for current and future students and alumni. Tue, 03 Nov 2015 10:30:00 CST d7b4275e-efae-4ae8-a3dd-79acf375a3ea Greenville College Invites Trick-or-Treaters to Campus for Halloween Greenville College invites children and parents to trick-or-treat on the GC campus on a tour that leads through several residence halls and ends with a small carnival. Tue, 27 Oct 2015 14:47:00 CDT c915c860-87e1-4499-8197-f464fdb30191 Stand Up and Cheer GC's expanded Cheerleading Program is expected to lift more than school spirit. Tue, 27 Oct 2015 13:00:00 CDT 63a9d020-d455-44c6-8960-ace00027778c Greenville College Honors Alumni at 2015 Homecoming Greenville College has announced the winners of its 2015 Alumni Awards. This year’s honors go to Distinguished Alumnus David Altopp of Cleveland, TN; Outstanding Young Alumna Sonya Jones of Sherman, IL; and Loyalty Awardees Howard and Virginia Schantz of Greenville. Thu, 15 Oct 2015 13:09:00 CDT 32496477-114c-49cb-9065-e081e926056b Greenville College Professor Contributes To Book On Early Christians A book just released by Brill publishers features a chapter authored by Ben Wayman ’02, assistant professor of theology at Greenville College. Tue, 13 Oct 2015 15:15:00 CDT e7e4d0db-fe1e-4b45-8e5a-8e961ec5e102 Greenville College Homecoming Parade October 16 GC will take its orange and black Homecoming celebration to the streets in a parade on Friday, October 16, beginning at 4:00 p.m. Fri, 09 Oct 2015 14:50:00 CDT 6a79fdfe-f553-4459-875d-35df531ccff0 48th Annual Panther 5K Road Race October 17 Runners, mark your calendars for the Panther 5K Road Race sponsored by Moneta Group to take place at Greenville College on Saturday, October 17. Wed, 07 Oct 2015 14:30:00 CDT ae9edef9-f186-42e4-85a3-e157e1f4802f Greenville College Homecoming 2015: October 15 - 18 Four days of Homecoming festivities at Greenville College promise a lively mix of competitive spirit, family fun and class reunions. Mon, 05 Oct 2015 07:15:00 CDT 0a511b30-24eb-43c4-b871-852421d0c9e0 Fall 2015 RECORD Examines Inspired Participation The Fall 2015 issue of The RECORD, “Come Join Us – Inspiring Participation” draws its theme from how GC draws people into our community. Its stories explore variations on that invitation: come study with us, come play with us, and come worship with us. Thu, 01 Oct 2015 16:00:00 CDT 9fe439fc-b5c1-4177-b87e-baccd164eb93 Literacy Program Partners MAE-Reading Program with The Simple Room This summer a partnership between GC and The Simple Room provided reading development and motivation for children in the Greenville area while also providing practical experience for graduate students in GC's MAE-Reading program. Wed, 23 Sep 2015 09:15:00 CDT 8d48e743-c65c-45d6-b574-407da3cb128b SIUE School of Nursing Announces Partnership with Greenville College The Southern Illinois University Edwardsville School of Nursing continues to create community partnerships in response to the demand for baccalaureate-prepared nurses. SIUE School of Nursing (SON) Assistant Dean Roberta Harrison has announced two new partnerships with Greenville College and Clay County Hospital. Mon, 21 Sep 2015 13:15:00 CDT dfe62380-d66a-4877-a6c8-faa436e97d86 Greenville Choral Union to Begin Messiah Rehearsals September 22 The Greenville Choral Union will begin vocal rehearsals for its Season on Tuesday, September 22. Tue, 15 Sep 2015 13:15:00 CDT 350b26d5-dcac-4ef3-bd80-e13754c131bc GC Included in Top Midwest College Ranking by U.S. News & World Report U.S. News & World Report ranked Greenville College among the top colleges in the region in their 2016 Regional Colleges (Midwest) report, ranking 35 on the list of 69 top-tier regional colleges. Fri, 11 Sep 2015 10:00:00 CDT 16fe06ca-e216-479c-af6a-240210bc70ce Greenville College Launches Briner School of Business Though the study of business has been part of the course offerings at Greenville College since the school’s inception in 1892, this fall marks a significant step forward for the discipline. Wed, 09 Sep 2015 14:00:00 CDT 1704e5d0-8b6e-4580-bb89-430c35e064de GC Welcomes Author Jonathan Wilson-Hartgrove to Speak at 2015 Convocation GC begins its 2015-16 academic year with a convocation ceremony on Wednesday, August 26. Author Jonathan Wilson-Hartgrove will deliver a convocation address at 9:30 a.m. in Whitlock Music Center. Tue, 25 Aug 2015 13:00:00 CDT a64cf0cb-16e5-4d71-91f3-62c3301487e8 Hoguey presented as new Panther mascot The Greenville College cheerleading program has announced that Lee Coakley of Greenville, Ill., offered the winning entry of "Hoguey" in the program's "Name the Panther" contest. Coakley graduated from Greenville College in 2000 and has been serving as an assistant track and field coach since 2013. Fri, 07 Aug 2015 15:00:00 CDT 228f00a0-6d87-49e4-9fc8-48ce6ae6ffd8 Wilderness Writings and Adventures Student leaders embarked this past weekend on Walkabout 2015, GC's 18th Walkabout adventure. This year’s trip comes just 3 days after a book review of The Wilderness Writings of Howard Zahniser - a collection of biographical essays about Zahniser (GC alumnus and author of The Wilderness Act.) Wed, 05 Aug 2015 15:15:00 CDT 745dd582-30c7-4d81-81c3-43d9ead084ff GC Religion Professor Explores Wisdom About Gender Equality in New Edition of "Ordaining Women" Dr. Ben Wayman takes a closer look at the wisdom and value of the newest edition of B.T. Roberts' book, Ordaining Women, published originally in 1891. Tue, 04 Aug 2015 09:00:00 CDT 78676d76-484d-4b66-9b86-dce4987c9c94 "Just" Play: Work, Play and the Educator's Dilemma Within the context of learning, work is important, but play is what makes our work meaningful. Read more about the value of play and its role in our curriculum for education majors at GC. Mon, 27 Jul 2015 09:30:00 CDT 50b3f0e8-b07d-4fc1-b320-12261ffcb778 Exploration and Discovery: GC Science & Engineering Camp Students Embrace the Joy of Science on GC's Campus Fri, 24 Jul 2015 12:30:00 CDT a45bf337-420b-4de1-9a61-961b5df59812 A Closer Look at GC's Transition to Greenville University While the Greenville College name won’t officially change until 2017, some of the changes outlined in our strategic plan, are already underway. Wed, 15 Jul 2015 13:00:00 CDT d2900810-1703-46c5-a10c-2896244d1bb6 Summer RECORD Spotlights Play That Helps us Work The summer issue of The RECORD, "Play That Helps Us Work Better" takes a look at experiential learning on the job and in the classroom. Thu, 02 Jul 2015 08:00:00 CDT 025478c3-85fb-49a9-a26c-806b19c6680c Studies in Game Design & Development, Sport Management and Pre-Nursing New This Fall Starting this fall, Greenville College will expand its reach to students who want to pursue game design and development, sports management or nursing. Wed, 24 Jun 2015 10:00:00 CDT 550dfbf3-acb6-42d5-93f6-61c3f2d84720 GC Team to Lead Worship at Conference A contingent from Greenville College, including ministry team Pursuit, will bring some of Greenville’s “rolling prairies, ‘neath fair skies of blue” to Orlando, FL, July 13-16, for the General Conference of the Free Methodist Church (GC15). Thu, 18 Jun 2015 07:45:00 CDT fe827402-5651-4314-b29b-065454b1766e Dr. Richard Huston - Outstanding Professor, Volunteer and Missionary of Latin American Culture A profile of the 2015 W. Richard Stephens Outstanding Faculty Award recipient, Dr. Richard Huston. Wed, 10 Jun 2015 13:15:00 CDT d4dd6ed0-5138-4554-8a65-3af07a9f6ad0 Panther Pride Golf Scramble Scheduled for June 12 The Greenville College Athletic Department is excited to host its 21st Annual Panther Pride Golf Scramble on Friday, June 12. We will again play at Indian Springs Golf Club – just west of Van Burensburg, Ill., on Illinois Route 185. Fri, 05 Jun 2015 12:30:00 CDT 99e59606-fd94-4de7-a966-1b917af2d98f President Filby Discusses GC's Strategic Plan with Students President Ivan Filby invites GC students into his home to talk about the Strategic Plan for Greenville College and the institution's transition to Greenville University. Fri, 29 May 2015 09:00:00 CDT c206ff53-fe14-43ba-a258-023058c9af66 Alex Simmonds '15 Receives Maxwell Award Scholarship Honors Dr. Maxwell by Awarding Outstanding Pre-Med Student, Alex Simmonds, who will attend Virginia Commonwealth University School of Medicine this fall. Wed, 27 May 2015 09:15:00 CDT 3b2470b9-c028-48e6-9494-ec0819f510fb Gray leads the way as Greenville finishes sixth in NCAA The run of national success for the Greenville men's track and field program has reached new heights. Riding the national championship of senior Bruce Gray in the 100 meter dash and a runner up finish by Gray in the 200, Greenville accumulated a school-record 25 points to place sixth overall, it's best overall finish at the national meet in school history. Sat, 23 May 2015 17:00:00 CDT 37ececca-6816-4132-abdb-91b4debd4640 GC Alumnus Ellis Named Top Rural Physician Nationwide The National Rural Health Association (NRHA) has named Dr. Wendel Ellis ’86 Rural Health Practitioner of the Year for 2015. Ellis was recognized April 16 during the NRHA’s 38th Annual Rural Health Conference in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. Tue, 19 May 2015 11:15:00 CDT b69231aa-d3de-4c0b-b234-ee691089078d Exact Copy: Pediatric Cardiologist Loves 3D Printing At the Children’s Hospital of Illinois in Peoria, Dr. Matthew Bramlet ’96 works at the forefront of medical technology to apply 3D printing techniques to treat congenital heart disease in children. Tue, 19 May 2015 10:00:00 CDT b3f0efa2-aec7-45ed-9034-790cd3eabb26 Greenville College Announces 2015 Commencement Schedule and Speakers Greenville College will conduct its 123rd commencement exercises on Friday, May 22 and Saturday, May 23. Thu, 14 May 2015 14:45:00 CDT 9439c1fb-b553-4aa5-b657-e278a7980872 GC Business Management Students Place First in Investment Contest The Greenville College Business Management Department placed first in this year’s St. Louis Collegiate Investment Management Contest and will collect a $10,000 award for its winning entry. Wed, 13 May 2015 09:45:00 CDT b08476d6-0be4-4efb-9fad-d3c3810e3703 GC Alumnus Snyder Named Conservation Educator of the Year The Conservation Federation of Missouri has named Robert Snyder ’74 its 2015 Conservation Educator of the Year. Wed, 06 May 2015 10:00:00 CDT fda04302-ea84-43a1-83e9-587d9e16ddb1 Greenville College Concert Band and Jazz Bands Spring Performances Don't miss the final band performances of the semester including the fifth annual Mother's Day Concert on Sunday, May 10 and the Jazz Band Concert on May 12th! Tue, 05 May 2015 11:15:00 CDT ec942426-73d6-481f-92e4-7b9575208003 Combined Greenville and Edwardsville Choirs to Perform Spring Concert on May 3 On Sunday, May 3 at 3:30 p.m., GC will host choral singers from Bond County and Edwardsville High Schools, members of the Greenville Free Methodist Church Sanctuary Choir and the GC Chorale, Choir and Chamber Singers ensembles. Tue, 28 Apr 2015 10:45:00 CDT 75845b2a-c131-43ff-a449-08567e6892c3 Biggest Loser Finalist Sonya Jones to Speak at Greenville College Greenville College is delighted to welcome GC Alumna and former Lady Panther, Sonya Jones ’96 onto campus on Monday, May 4 to speak about her journey of physical and spiritual transformation on Season 16 of NBC's reality weight-loss show, The Biggest Loser Mon, 27 Apr 2015 14:15:00 CDT af4ec1e4-d844-4a91-ab05-6c89e6b76f46 Career Chaos: Using Humor to Help Students Prepare for Career Search Greenville College's student improv group teamed up with Career & Calling and Student Success, using humor to prepare students for internships and job searches. Fri, 24 Apr 2015 09:45:00 CDT a6c9bdef-8943-47c3-b1f5-117a889cfbde Biggest Winner: Sonya Jones Recounts Faith and Transformation on The Biggest Loser Former Lady Panther Sonya Jones ’96 will return to Greenville College on May 4 to talk about personal transformation and the instant recognition she gained nationwide as a finalist on NBC’s reality weight-loss show The Biggest Loser. Wed, 15 Apr 2015 13:15:00 CDT fdaa18cf-e55c-4574-b690-9e4267068136 Extending Our Heritage of Scientific Exploration & Innovation Learn how GC is extending its rich heritage of scientific innovation through first-class classroom instruction and cutting-edge research in the Physics Department Fri, 10 Apr 2015 13:00:00 CDT 947f0bc2-a977-465e-87cb-cfe72759c0fc Vital Signs: A Terminally Ill Artist Learns to Create Instead of Fix Jim Johnson's ('77) love for drawing led to a successful career as a freelance artist, graphic designer and art director. Today, his passion for creative work sustains him even in the face of terminal illness. Wed, 08 Apr 2015 14:15:00 CDT acfaae95-89c0-4e88-8180-80b89bb1883f Greenville Religion and Science Society Welcomes Ben Lowe - April 15 Ben Lowe will present at Greenville College on April 15, hosted by the Greenville Religion and Science Society. Wed, 01 Apr 2015 14:30:00 CDT 33b6a3db-af5b-4996-a1d5-44e5a706243c Work-Life Integration - Millennials Value Merger of Career & Service Who knew that a freebie toothbrush and tiny tube of toothpaste could bring such a big smile? Tue, 31 Mar 2015 09:15:00 CDT 362b9e08-813e-45e8-b0b1-fa956305a3d3 Greenville College Choir Releases New Choral Album The GC Choir is pleased to announce the release of a new choral CD, "Great and Marvelous Are Your Deeds," with recordings from 2010 - 2014. Mon, 30 Mar 2015 10:45:00 CDT d5f3932d-6c7f-4d42-9dab-fa5cf84b62cf New Schedule and Format Announced for Agape Greenville College is happy to announce an exciting development for the future of Agapefest: a new name and production format. Thu, 26 Mar 2015 15:15:00 CDT c0c90433-bee0-4204-988f-da6acc21d626 Greenville Chamber of Commerce & Greenville College Unveil New Internship Program Greenville College and the Greenville Chamber of Commerce are partnering on a program that will place students in local businesses as interns. Thu, 19 Mar 2015 09:30:00 CDT 534540ef-1e94-4d0a-97a9-c542b241553a Greenville College Prison Program Inspires and Transforms More than offering credits, the Greenville College Prison Program offers "the gift of presence, breaking down walls that divide." Tue, 17 Mar 2015 09:45:00 CDT 5ad378d6-7511-4e0a-b16e-a17fb3db64a0 Greenville College Choir to Perform in St. Louis March 14-15 The Greenville College Choir will perform in three exciting venues in St. Louis, Missouri during the weekend of March 14-15. Mon, 09 Mar 2015 12:00:00 CDT 55125574-f764-40fe-9d8e-c3a7e586705d 2015 President's Report Spotlights the Power of Our Heritage The 2015 President's Report Edition of The RECORD recalls the legacy and inspiration of the people who championed ideals that have empowered the GC community for nearly 125 years. Mon, 02 Mar 2015 10:30:00 CST 053c7708-d85e-4dd5-8a37-3cc6e4405539 As Panthers Rise: Adventure, Service and Volleyball Learn how adventure and service in the Dominican Republic prepared the GC Women's Volleyball team for a winning season in 2014. Thu, 26 Feb 2015 08:45:00 CST db3a6976-a49a-4f22-9c3b-c39aa0f45af4 2015 Schoenhals Fine Arts Symposium to Feature Artist Kenneth Steinbach The 2015 Schoenhals Fine Arts Symposium guest will be Minneapolis-based artist Kenneth Steinbach, who will also speak in chapel on March 2. Learn more about his visit. Wed, 25 Feb 2015 13:15:00 CST 46b3f4d2-e613-4a13-9145-090906410f41 Familiar teams find way to SLIAC women's basketball tournament Familiar teams will battle it out in Louisville, Kentucky for the 2015 SLIAC Women's Basketball Tournament. Eureka College, Spalding University, and Westminster College all return from last year while Greenville College joins the group in the title chase. Wed, 25 Feb 2015 11:30:00 CST 44946e62-0ddf-4e3e-959c-e70b419922b9 Men’s track and field led by pair of NCCAA national championships The men’s track and field team earned sixth of 19 scoring teams at the NCCAA indoor national championships on Friday and Saturday. Senior Bruce Gray led the squad with national titles in the 55 meter and 200 meter dashes. Sat, 21 Feb 2015 15:00:00 CST 0907dbc9-71b1-4dca-8cee-4d3d0931c235 Baseball Theology, a Home Run with Students Dr. Wayman, creator of the game “Theology Baseball” and an Interterm course of the same name, uses the competitive structure of America’s favorite pastime to convey the essential teachings of Christianity. Mon, 09 Feb 2015 10:30:00 CST 974754df-ee00-4a6f-81b0-6d38cae65af4 Make the Words Your Own: GC Professor Benjamin Wayman Publishes Guide to the Psalms GC assistant professor Dr. Ben Wayman offers a renewed perspective on praying the psalms in his recently published book, "Make the Words Your Own: An Early Christian Guide to the Psalms." Mon, 26 Jan 2015 10:15:00 CST 8a482f89-fdcd-4073-bff4-8ed2148f2c02 Erin and the Amazing Technicolor Dream Job Holding out for perfection may not seem sage advice for new grads entering the job market, but Erin Williams ’13 made it work for her. Today, as marketing and communications specialist for CHS Inc., a Fortune 100 global agribusiness, Erin finds herself standing before high school audiences talking about landing that “dream” job. Wed, 21 Jan 2015 10:15:00 CST 6ef73c10-8581-4f5e-8294-ed9eb964d59b Extending Our Heritage, Expanding Our Reach: Greenville College Announces Transition to Greenville University Greenville College is pleased to announce that, at their recent meeting in November, the Greenville College Board of Trustees unanimously approved to transition the institution’s name from Greenville College to Greenville University in 2017. Thu, 18 Dec 2014 07:30:00 CST 3a33d244-1070-4251-9816-c87bd7b66c77 Good News for Social Work Majors - Accreditation Process Underway GC has just entered into a three-year accreditation process with the Council on Social Work Education that will enhance the internship experience for students majoring in social work, sociology or criminal justice. Tue, 16 Dec 2014 14:30:00 CST 7e5fe014-4139-44a5-b075-84f3fb222d73 Allaman Honored as Lincoln Laureate Greenville College elementary education major Rachael Allaman, was among the college scholars honored by the Lincoln Academy at its Student Laureate Convocation in November. Mon, 08 Dec 2014 08:00:00 CST c98f59ec-ae25-4710-ba5f-e343dae47265 Ring in the 2014 Christmas Season with Greenville College Bands Greenville College is proud to showcase two different bands in their holiday concerts this season with concerts on Dec. 11 and Dec. 14. Fri, 05 Dec 2014 09:30:00 CST 89cd85cd-9af5-41c3-add8-dd75d5ee5e51 A "Good Fit" Internship Few folks like to be known as a statistic, but Tasha Bryant ’15 won’t mind being part of this one: the number of students whose internships end with the invitation, “We want you to work for us.” Tue, 02 Dec 2014 06:30:00 CST 8b520c32-6850-4ea6-b921-99c6708383f6