Greenville College - Alumni News 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 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 Inspired Learning in the Classroom and Beyond: Winter 2017 RECORD Now Out 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 "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 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 Fri, 10 Feb 2017 15:15:00 CST abb6484d-ad28-4af1-ae5a-80d426e0ef9a 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 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 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 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 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 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 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 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 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 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 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 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? 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 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 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 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 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 “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 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 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 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 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 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 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 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 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 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 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 “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 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 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 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 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 "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 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 "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 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 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 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 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 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 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!" 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 Wed, 28 Sep 2016 16:30:00 CDT 52f1bd57-6e56-4d18-8e49-deeeebf641a5 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 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 Lori Sadler describes her life as smooth sailing before that great disruptor "merger" threatened her employment picture. Read how changes at A.G. Edwards moved this working mother of two to sharpen her competitive edge and turn "back-to-school" into an opportunity for professional networking and showcasing her leadership skills. Tue, 20 Sep 2016 16:45:00 CDT 538b2ffb-5a37-415d-8b0a-c0fd487c4ce1 Calling: The Voice That Trumps Reason and Worldly Values If President Ivan Filby had relied solely on first impressions, he would have dismissed the thought of a future with GC after the first day. Here is the story of how God guided him to look beyond first impressions and worldly values. Sun, 18 Sep 2016 00:00:00 CDT 5c9bf659-54db-4744-9b60-b438c9a6590d Chicago's Lakefront and Protecting the People's Parks Skim Juanita Irizzary’s work history and words jump out to paint a vivid picture of the woman who punctuates passion and purpose with action: long term care reform, basic human needs officer, Christian Community Development, Latinos United . . . It’s no surprise that she draws inspiration from the Scripture that instructs readers to “act justly, love mercy and walk humbly with God” (Micah 6:8). Fri, 16 Sep 2016 15:00:00 CDT f910ea36-19e2-441a-a7a5-d4f96fdfb87d Daily Donuts and Rethinking Call in Uganda Do our jobs define us? Do young people in our culture feel pressed to identify a life work or vocation? These are the questions that Hannah (Groves '13) Cowman puzzled over as she observed differences between Christians in America and Christians in Uganda. Thu, 15 Sep 2016 14:30:00 CDT 4cea4085-49d0-458c-ae5a-295b7f31a31e Calling: Receiving Little Gifts "It is a gift to be close to people who are dear to the heart of God," reflects Andrew Nelson '09 of his call to participate in the L'Arche community, a place where persons with intellectual disabilities and persons without intellectual disabilities live together. We too can benefit from Andrew's insights. Thu, 15 Sep 2016 13:15:00 CDT 7425e58c-e39f-4be1-90c7-1e2bba4afb6a Calling: Humble Beginning, Grand Design Grand Valley State University serves more than 25,000 students at multiple locations including its 1300-acre campus just outside of Grand Rapids. Here is the story of the humble prayer from a college student 400 miles away that influenced the birth of GVSU. Thu, 15 Sep 2016 09:15:00 CDT 81ec8625-102f-4de3-8fcb-35535f0ca1ef Greenville College Receives Generous Funding for Studies in Christian Unity Greenville College is pleased to announce its receipt of a $1,361,750 gift to promote studies of Christian Unity. The gift comes from the Full Salvation Union. Thu, 15 Sep 2016 09:00:00 CDT a6ad166a-8faf-40d1-a5a5-6fc9cdeb278f Calling: "Come to Greenville" . . . To Where? For GC’s First Lady Kathie Filby, 2004 was a year that turned her family’s life upside down. Kathie's remembrance of the events reveals the challenge of “call” for a married couple and how a prior agreement would ease the way. Thu, 15 Sep 2016 05:00:00 CDT 1556a418-e5fc-41fe-848c-486b5c7688de Some Kids in East St. Louis . . . On occasion we are intrigued with stories that involve an audible voice that the "called" clearly hear. Kent Krober's story is one of those stories. Here's his account about his inspired career shift. Wed, 14 Sep 2016 15:00:00 CDT 3590917c-2358-4d1b-b26a-5088736828f3 Greenville Choral Union to Begin Rehearsing for 86th Anniversary Season of Community Messiah Performances The Greenville Choral Union will begin vocal rehearsals for its Eighty-sixth Anniversary Season on Tuesday, September 20 at 7:00 p.m. Singers (high school age and older) are invited to join this fine ensemble. Wed, 14 Sep 2016 14:30:00 CDT 11ff4f44-fd9d-4193-a2f8-3543f6e6b86a Calling: The Journey That Begins With Discovering God's Pleasure Sometimes we think we have the answers, only to discover that we need to rethink, regroup and try another path. Aaron Cobb brings a message of hope and encouragement with his personal tale of backing up and trying again when it comes to understanding God's call. Mon, 12 Sep 2016 20:30:00 CDT ed0c1c66-39b0-4470-ba5d-6839b88c08d6 Calling: The Politics of Hearing a Call When social conditioning clouds our view, discerning God's call can be tricky. Amanda DiMiele, member of GC's Class of 2012 and a recent graduate of Duke University Divinity School, shares insights that help clear the fog. Wed, 07 Sep 2016 05:30:00 CDT 08ee39d9-18d5-473a-9091-93b9994c15b9 Calling: Care for the Caregiver The care of his grandfather proved a watershed moment for Pastor Chad Abbott '00 by opening his eyes to the overlooked ministry of caregiving. This is the account of his response to God's call to care folks who feel isolated and exhausted in ministering to others. Tue, 06 Sep 2016 08:30:00 CDT 4536a127-c6d4-4418-9272-5960acba2ec6 Calling: Chicago's Lakefront and Protecting the People's Parks Chicago native Juanita Irizarry works from a deep sense of God's calling to serve her neighbor as executive director of Chicago's Friends of the Parks. Fri, 02 Sep 2016 08:30:00 CDT 564407f0-1142-4866-b3e5-fa9e6d3f380f Announcing The Bastian School of Theology, Philosophy, and Ministry Greenville College is pleased to announce its launch of the Donald N. and Kathleen G. Bastian School of Theology, Philosophy and Ministry. President Ivan Filby called the school an exciting and important development for Greenville College. Wed, 31 Aug 2016 20:30:00 CDT 7b40e787-57c2-42b6-9cf7-341bb0b5822e Calling: Thanks Mom, Gentle Conversation and Wise Counsel Mallory Sample ’07 was a high school freshman when her 38-year-old mom was diagnosed with an aggressive cancer. Just days after diagnosis, her mom underwent a double mastectomy and began chemotherapy. Thus begins Mallory’s tale about a wise but gravely ill counselor who gently guided her daughter to embrace God’s call. Fri, 26 Aug 2016 09:00:00 CDT 5c5b5b79-14b7-4552-bf52-16e738245b72 Growing a Business by Degrees Meet horticulturist Jeremiah Godby, owner of G & C Precision Landscapes and recent graduate of GC's MBA program. Godby met his educational and business goals at the same time by converting coursework into increased revenues for his business. Here's how he did it. Wed, 24 Aug 2016 06:00:00 CDT 6a48d04b-4ade-43f6-8707-5fdf21c1a5dc Calling: Ready, Aim, Miss - The Hard Parts About Call and Response “It was and still is through the wisdom and guidance of the GC faculty that I have come to better understand Jesus’ calling,” says Samantha Paulin '15. Here, she recounts what’s hard about listening and obeying. Mon, 22 Aug 2016 07:30:00 CDT 2cb6bc66-df10-4b6a-806c-637e06bff287 Calling: There for the Summer, Stayed 22 Years Not everyone is called to leadership. Tom Belser Brown '79 describes a lifetime of going for the assist. His tale begins with a one-way ticket after graduation via Amtrak to Mississippi, then one of the nation's poorest states. Fri, 19 Aug 2016 08:00:00 CDT 126dc938-f17e-410a-817d-5d56985e5964 Calling: Forever Changed by the Wesleyan Commitment to Social Justice On August 10th, 2014, I stood in Wellspring United Methodist Church in Ferguson, Missouri, during the early upheaval following the death of Michael Brown, Jr. I gathered with neighbors . . . We sang, we cried, we did what God's people do during times of mourning and upheaval. Tue, 16 Aug 2016 05:00:00 CDT 0a36161c-9f38-4523-a80a-ee9eb649d3a3 Calling: What God Did With "Too Afraid, But Willing" It's surprising where an honest confession about fears can take you. A case in point is this account from Richard Innes '64. Fri, 12 Aug 2016 14:45:00 CDT f6d182b2-3e6b-40ee-b9af-e931af4cfe86 Calling: From Financial Advisor to the Clergy, Alumnus Paul Reese Talks Transition For more than three years, Paul Reese ’08 served PNC Financial Services Group in various capacities. A dramatic change is in the works, however, the result of his response to a felt call. Fri, 12 Aug 2016 10:00:00 CDT b8bd3e7e-6ed2-4317-b206-d52a91d06f53 Author Howard A. Snyder to Speak at College Convocation Greenville College begins its 2016-17 academic year with a convocation ceremony on Wednesday, August 31, at 9:30 a.m. in Whitlock Music Center on campus. Renowned author and Greenville College alumnus Dr. Howard A. Snyder will deliver a message titled “Jesus and the Earth.” Tue, 09 Aug 2016 12:00:00 CDT adde41d4-b905-4c45-9bda-f05d6467a0b5 Alumnus Damon Receives Highest Honors as Hymn Writer It's hard to explain the nuts and bolts of inspiration. For Pastor Dan Damon '77, memories stirred when one of his parishioners talked "shop." Creativity followed. Mon, 08 Aug 2016 10:45:00 CDT b1acc01c-5248-4cbe-93b0-88e3b102ab5f Alumna Nicole (Tucker) Crites Named Grocery Industry's Rising Star GC alumna Nicole (Tucker '08) Crites was recently named a rising star in the grocery industry. Progressive Grocer included the financial analyst on its 2016 list of Top Women in Grocery. Wed, 27 Jul 2016 08:45:00 CDT 29a5b691-1897-4d9a-b6b4-4b7ddfd2430b Greenville College Ranked Among 20 Most Affordable Online MBA Programs - No GMAT Required Greenville College has been ranked among the 20 most affordable online Master of Business Administration (MBA) programs with no Graduate Managment Admission Test (GMAT) required by Best Value MBA. The ranking was published on the organization's website in July. Tue, 26 Jul 2016 13:00:00 CDT 5a154551-9839-4b5e-900d-0b87ea79b5ad New Identity, Same Tradition Simple, distinct, memorable, timeless—no, we're not talking about fashion inspired by Audrey Hepburn here; we're talking about GC's new logo. As Greenville College approaches its official transition in identity to Greenville University in 2017, we've updated our logo's look. Here's a sneak peek! Tue, 26 Jul 2016 10:45:00 CDT 86646d76-b607-4671-b251-620f30bb5d0a ENCORE-The Spotlight Shines on Factory Theatre Alumni Alumni of Factory Theatre productions at Greenville College keep busy and productive on stages from Florida to California as actors, directors, designers, educators and more. Here's a sampling of GC's influence on stage and behind the scenes. Wed, 20 Jul 2016 09:45:00 CDT e2af77b4-a54c-4022-916a-143b1a047aff Equipped, Experienced and Confident Greenville's access to state-of-the-art scientific equipment helped to propel graduate, Mandy (Bristol '04) Swanson to a successful career. To this day, the labs continue to be upgraded and students benefit from hundreds of thousands of dollars of new equipment! Thu, 14 Jul 2016 12:30:00 CDT 590ad827-7aac-4b9c-ab71-f72e41db0c17 GC Students Secure Competitive Science Research Internships Learn about Greenville students who were awarded coveted internships with some of the world's leading research entities in physics and quantum engineering. Thu, 14 Jul 2016 10:30:00 CDT 90d86f98-3f94-4362-841e-7cda28030d93 Alumna Ahern Steps Into New Role With International Business Elizabeth de la Garza Ahern ’93 recently accepted a position as director of the Peoria U.S. Export Assistance Center with the U.S. Department of Commerce. Wed, 13 Jul 2016 13:30:00 CDT 4af1b795-a273-4131-9270-bdc806a36366 Curtains Up: Act Two for Factory Theatre Lights dim on cue before a live audience on Sunday night. Upbeat music ushers in the announcer’s “retro-radio” voice. Broadcasting live from Greenville, Illinois, The Factory Theatre Hour is on the air. Thu, 30 Jun 2016 15:30:00 CDT a961f020-b43f-4776-b63b-ee33e1da230f Summer RECORD Tips Its Hat to GC Adventurers Summer invites thoughts of travel. What better time than a lazy summer afternoon to read about adventures in distant places, especially when the adventurers are folks we know? Thu, 30 Jun 2016 13:00:00 CDT ed9470d1-bd6e-4070-a25d-b8d5bc8dc105 Quantum Leap Curiosity fueled discovery on three continents for recent graduate Shuto Osawa. From his home in Northern Japan to GC to Vienna and now Boston, Osawa's scholarship knows no bounds. Wed, 29 Jun 2016 06:00:00 CDT 7af78669-fbf3-4a92-9205-6620d59b9f44 Jes Adam Turns Passion Into Action to Keep Factory Theatre Humming Local business owner Jes Adam ’08 played a role in preserving the Factory Theatre when GC had to rethink its theater major. Wed, 15 Jun 2016 15:00:00 CDT 53ae9de7-4c0a-49e6-be0a-fb772f3afa8b Embracing God's Calling Greenville College’s vision is to inspire students to embrace God’s calling for their lives. Through her liberal arts education at GC, senior Kayla Hyde knows exactly what her career calling is: research. Tue, 07 Jun 2016 14:00:00 CDT 829e46f5-f3aa-49a0-9cc2-bb3ec02086b9 GC Commencement A recap of the Greenville College 2016 Commencement. Tue, 07 Jun 2016 12:15:00 CDT 52621eb1-7030-405e-9e1b-af4f80bf277f