Greenville College - Alumni News http://www.greenville.edu/ News Shirly Hoogstra Named 2017 Convocation Speaker http://www.greenville.edu/news/shirly-hoogstra-named-2017-convocation-speaker CCCU President Shirley Hoogstra will be the featured speaker at Greenville University's 125th Convocation, September 20. Thu, 14 Sep 2017 14:30:00 CDT 52ddb5a6-b902-4aaf-90c8-b6da461190e6 Greenville University Research Team Examines Well Water In Southern Illinois http://www.greenville.edu/news/greenville-university-research-team-examines-well-water-in-southern-illinois Student researchers Hannah Frerker and Jonathon Adams realized surprising results when they tested the quality of local water. Learn more about their work that drew inspiration from the Flint water crisis. Wed, 23 Aug 2017 12:15:00 CDT b460a2ad-0fab-4b64-a709-7f482f16cd09 70 Years of Letter-Writing Fosters First Class Friendships http://www.greenville.edu/news/70-years-of-letter-writing-foster-first-class-friendships Personal correspondence via a "round robin" system of letter-writing has kept girlfriends from the Classes of 1948-51 connected for nearly 70 years. Read about the grace and gift of correspondence. Mon, 21 Aug 2017 15:15:00 CDT 70cc7afc-d35a-41b3-b701-cd9dfb8a76d1 The Exhilaration of "Team" http://www.greenville.edu/news/the-exhilaration-of-team 1944 marked the beginning of intercollegiate athletic competition in Greenville. Ever since, student athletes have made surprising discoveries both on and off the playing field. Here are two tales that began with football. Thu, 10 Aug 2017 13:00:00 CDT a1d3f27b-4863-46e4-a002-df66ccbe79e7 The Gymnasium Boom and The Simple Room http://www.greenville.edu/news/the-gymnasium-boom-and-the-simple-room In 1914, college students banded together to help build a campus gymnasium. Today's students echo that theme of "together" by keeping The Simple Room humming with activity. Take a look at "community" then and now. Mon, 07 Aug 2017 08:15:00 CDT f0a4fe43-2873-4866-8bfa-f34dbed3e211 Euca Balm and Tour Logistics: The Chemistry Behind Those College Degrees http://www.greenville.edu/news/euca-balm-and-tour-logistics-the-chemistry-behind-those-college-degrees From the Great Depression to just last semester, hands-on learning is a hallmark of the Greenville University experience. Check out what happens when experience is the teacher. Thu, 03 Aug 2017 13:45:00 CDT 6dce7714-3373-4a11-8771-1b71782a3a6d Offense, Defense, Character, Class http://www.greenville.edu/news/offense-defense-character-class Nearly 125 years after President Wilson T. Hogue declared education for character as Greenville's motto, the Lady Basketball Panthers made a memorable statement about character and class. Mon, 31 Jul 2017 15:45:00 CDT 17a1e50b-ef29-4e41-be90-b0d1c44c572e A Lesson in Adventure Brought to You By Sally http://www.greenville.edu/news/a-lesson-in-adventure-brought-to-you-by-sally On first glance, Fei “Sally” Li ’16 doesn’t appear adventuresome, but looks can be deceiving. Her bold move to study 7,000 miles from home opened the door to exploration at every turn. Thu, 27 Jul 2017 08:30:00 CDT f9731109-44f8-48a1-bd6f-3bb37ecf1f4d Four Years. Two Degrees. A World of Opportunities. http://www.greenville.edu/news/four-years-two-degrees-a-world-of-opportunities Greenville University will soon offer a speedy path to business degrees for students from China. Mon, 24 Jul 2017 09:15:00 CDT 0c9ad253-5725-4242-af13-779a55604ee2 Blend of Leadership and Service Score On and Off the Court http://www.greenville.edu/news/blend-of-leadership-and-service-score-on-and-off-the-court Janisha Pealer '17 is the first Panther volleyball player in Greenville University’s history to serve as team captain for three successive years. Research suggests that a "servant's heart" may have something to do with that feat. Mon, 17 Jul 2017 14:30:00 CDT f6fb3571-0499-4d24-872e-36103d59d91a Israel for Interterm: Bringing the Bible to Life http://www.greenville.edu/news/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 http://www.greenville.edu/news/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 http://www.greenville.edu/news/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 http://www.greenville.edu/news/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 http://www.greenville.edu/news/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 http://www.greenville.edu/news/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 http://www.greenville.edu/news/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 http://www.greenville.edu/news/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 http://www.greenville.edu/news/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 http://www.greenville.edu/news/crash-course-in-confidence-courtesy-of-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 http://www.greenville.edu/news/class-of-2017-makes-history-as-last-to-graduate-from-gc-soon-to-be-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 http://www.greenville.edu/news/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 http://www.greenville.edu/news/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 http://www.greenville.edu/news/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 http://www.greenville.edu/news/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 http://www.greenville.edu/news/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 http://www.greenville.edu/news/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 http://www.greenville.edu/news/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 http://www.greenville.edu/news/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 http://www.greenville.edu/news/greenville-college-honors-emeriti-professors-of-physics-hugh-siefken-and-harry-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 http://www.greenville.edu/news/state-s-failure-to-deliver-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 http://www.greenville.edu/news/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 http://www.greenville.edu/news/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 http://www.greenville.edu/news/calling-coachs-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 http://www.greenville.edu/news/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 http://www.greenville.edu/news/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 http://www.greenville.edu/news/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 http://www.greenville.edu/news/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 http://www.greenville.edu/news/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 Inspired Learning in the Classroom and Beyond: Winter 2017 RECORD Now Out http://www.greenville.edu/news/inspired-learning-in-the-classroom-and-beyond Greenville College has entered its final stretch toward formal recognition as Greenville University, and the President’s Report edition of The RECORD, just out, highlights memorable events from GC's last year as a college. Wed, 15 Feb 2017 09:00:00 CST bc4fac6e-0288-432d-b4ba-3aaeb0e7a3fa Alumnus Sculptor James Mellick Claims $200,000 Grand Prize http://www.greenville.edu/news/alumnus-sculptor-james-mellick-claims-200-000-grand-prize "Running solely on adrenalin" is how alumnus and wood sculptor James Mellick described his experience at ArtPrize 2016, where his allegories in wood, "Wounded Warrior Dogs," earned the $200,000 People's Choice Award. Tue, 14 Feb 2017 07:45:00 CST 85d1fc69-55c4-4e5d-a836-23c3561c318f GC Alumnus Wins Big at the Grammys http://www.greenville.edu/news/gc-alumnus-wins-big-at-the-grammys Andre Anjos ’09 won the award for Best Remixed Recording at the 2017 Grammys on February 12 for his remix of “Tearing Me Up” by Bob Moses. Mon, 13 Feb 2017 11:15:00 CST 755676e5-5ada-493f-8a0d-5d6957cc0c9f Called Out From the Sidelines http://www.greenville.edu/news/called-out-from-the-sidelines Fri, 10 Feb 2017 15:15:00 CST abb6484d-ad28-4af1-ae5a-80d426e0ef9a Foundation for the Sciences Will Support GC STEM Programs http://www.greenville.edu/news/foundation-for-the-sciences-will-support-gc-stem-programs A generous gift to the College will help support students interested in science, technology, engineering and math (STEM) programs. The Foundation for the Sciences was founded in 2015 when GC received a lead gift of $250,000 to create an endowment supporting STEM education at GC. The Foundation for the Sciences Endowment Fund now provides for a variety of needs within the sciences at the College, directed by an advisory committee of alumni. Fri, 10 Feb 2017 00:00:00 CST 117d519b-99cb-4f1b-aab6-8dc8b78f8a9e National Assessment Reflects Solid Preparation for Future Teachers http://www.greenville.edu/news/national-assessment-reflects-solid-preparation-for-future-teachers The credentials and employability of GC students preparing to be teachers have received a boost with a new state requirement. Their performance testifies to GC's strong teacher education program. Tue, 07 Feb 2017 09:00:00 CST e9af4fc6-c39d-4e98-b00a-ae40ba318d75 Calling: The Place God Wants Me - Wholly Dependent on Him http://www.greenville.edu/news/calling-the-place-god-wants-me-wholly-dependent-on-him What happens when God's clear direction is followed by divine silence? Christiana (Gilmore '05) Kirkham's story offers encouragement for those who find themselves waiting on the Lord. Fri, 03 Feb 2017 11:45:00 CST 68668a1e-8496-4e85-847b-8a971c9c4958 Alumna’s GC Experience Sets the Stage for Award in the Medical Field http://www.greenville.edu/news/alumna-s-gc-experience-sets-the-stage-for-award-in-the-medical-field Catherine (Weyers ’10) Moore was among 12 recipients of the Award for Excellence in Graduate Medical Education bestowed by the American Academy of Family Physicians (AAFP) this fall. Mon, 23 Jan 2017 07:30:00 CST 698751e6-3103-4d4e-b843-922c50569f49 Engineering at GC and Thoughts on the Divine Engineer http://www.greenville.edu/news/engineering-at-gc-and-thoughts-on-the-divine-engineer With the inaugural semester of engineering at GC successfully behind us, what better time to pause and recognize the team and inspiration behind this exciting new program? Wed, 18 Jan 2017 08:30:00 CST 3e253e6b-33cd-45af-8fa3-6b91d52045a2 Future Teachers Benefit from GC's Stretch http://www.greenville.edu/news/future-teachers-benefit-from-gcs-stretch For more than a century, GC has thoroughly prepared teachers for service in the classroom. Here are five new ways that future teachers can benefit from the School of Education's extended reach. Tue, 10 Jan 2017 15:15:00 CST 110f1756-b1a9-4449-a60d-482364e4daf3 Federal Agency Donates Lab Instruments to GC Sciences http://www.greenville.edu/news/federal-agency-donates-lab-instruments-to-gc-sciences The U.S. Drug Enforcement Administration’s Chicago lab has donated scientific instruments valued at $300,000 to Greenville College for use in its science labs. Thu, 05 Jan 2017 06:30:00 CST 35ab8482-a317-4f6a-ad8e-9dfeacd57574 Students Exceed Expectations Putting Experience First http://www.greenville.edu/news/students-exceed-expectations-putting-experience-first Students went above and beyond earlier this month when they wrapped up their work for the inaugural session of Experience First at Greenville College. The students' showing gave Dean Suzanne Davis good reason for calling it "the best day ever" of her professional career. Mon, 19 Dec 2016 16:30:00 CST 77b7fc1c-3de1-43d5-9af6-92375e163d55 Catching the Dream http://www.greenville.edu/news/catching-the-dream Five years out from her GC graduation, Lindsey Schuberth ’12 has just released the comedy web series she produced and starred in: Dream Job. Fri, 16 Dec 2016 13:30:00 CST b15ffb93-149e-43d8-ac79-dd59ddeffc08 Calling: Freedom in Christ http://www.greenville.edu/news/calling-freedom-in-christ As a child, Panther defensive lineman Tywon Bender ’17 attended church often with his family and understood God as “part of our household.” But when he was older, he preferred the freedom the “middle of the road” seemed to afford. After all, knowing God and hearing His voice didn’t necessitate “community” like church . . . or did it? Wed, 14 Dec 2016 15:15:00 CST e759d288-a823-481a-a6e3-dc25b70aec13 Greenville College Announces the 1st Annual Andrews Lecture in Christian Unity http://www.greenville.edu/news/greenville-college-announces-the-1st-annual-andrews-lecture-in-christian-unity Greenville College and the Bastian School of Theology are pleased to announce the 1st Annual Andrews Lecture in Christian Unity, entitled "That They May All be One," by Dr. Michael Gorman. Mon, 12 Dec 2016 12:15:00 CST 26b474ad-c5f5-4ced-9d05-0e3f6df58feb 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 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 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 Follow Me: Inspiring Students to Embrace God's Call http://www.greenville.edu/news/follow-me-inspiring-students-to-embrace-god-s-call Our college community launched the 2016-17 school year with a chapel service that focused on the many way our Lord woos and captivates us with his Call. The RECORD, just released, focuses on inspired call, too. Mon, 10 Oct 2016 00:00:00 CDT 2a2040a5-b33d-4b3e-a0f7-1fbbeccfc4d3 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