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In memory: June Strahl, GU Hall of Fame inductee and beloved coach

In memory: June Strahl, GU Hall of Fame inductee and beloved coach

November 29, 2021

June (Starr) Strahl, co-founder of women’s intercollegiate basketball at Greenville University and a member of its Athletics Hall of Fame, died November 18, 2021. She was 98 years old.
GU part of pilot group to develop recruitment, retention plans for future teachers of color

GU part of pilot group to develop recruitment, retention plans for future teachers of color

November 23, 2021

The Illinois State Board of Education (ISBE) announced that 24 colleges and universities in Illinois have volunteered for a pilot to develop plans to recruit and retain future teachers of color. The pilot will help establish best practices ahead of ISBE requiring all 54 Illinois educator preparation programs to develop plans next year.
A weekend of music in Greenville features GU's jazz band and a performance of Handel's Messiah

A weekend of music in Greenville features GU's jazz band and a performance of Handel's Messiah

November 22, 2021

The Greenville University Jazz Band performs on Saturday, December 4, and the Greenville Choral Union presents its 91st annual performance of George Frideric Handel’s Messiah on Sunday, December 5.
One cool project heats up learning thanks to Enertech Global

One cool project heats up learning thanks to Enertech Global

November 11, 2021

Some say an engineering degree is like a master key; it opens many doors. When four engineering majors at Greenville University graduated last spring, they did so after immersing themselves in a yearlong project that held the promise of opening doors not just for them, but for untold others. Their challenge? Modify a standard HVAC unit into a demonstration model that shows thermodynamics and heat transfer in action.
Toastiez restaurant closed for reboot

Toastiez restaurant closed for reboot

November 09, 2021

Toastiez restaurant, located in the SMART Center on the town square in Greenville closed November 6, to prepare for a reboot and relaunch of the restaurant.
GU makes history with inauguration of President Suzanne Allison Davis

GU makes history with inauguration of President Suzanne Allison Davis

November 08, 2021

On Friday, October 29, Greenville University celebrated the formal inauguration of Suzanne Allison Davis, the first female president in its 129-year history.
GU professors help St. Paul's Church receive grant to explore crossroads of theology and science

GU professors help St. Paul's Church receive grant to explore crossroads of theology and science

November 05, 2021

Professors Bob Munshaw and Ben Wayman were instrumental in securing a $15,000 grant for use by St. Paul's Free Methodist Church in Greenville. St. Paul's is one of six congregations nationwide to receive the 2021-22 John Stott Award for Pastoral Engagement.
St. John’s College of Nursing opens education center at HSHS Holy Family Hospital

St. John’s College of Nursing opens education center at HSHS Holy Family Hospital

November 04, 2021

St. John’s College of Nursing is pleased to announce they have established an education center at HSHS Holy Family Hospital. The center will be used to provide clinical simulation labs to Greenville University students who enter the St. John’s College Bachelor of Science in Nursing (BSN) program.
Imagine That! Student engineers aim to simulate high risk adventure for persons in wheelchairs

Imagine That! Student engineers aim to simulate high risk adventure for persons in wheelchairs

November 03, 2021

Two minutes into your ride, the speedboat accelerates. The shoreline scenery blurs. The boat accelerates even more and then swings sharply around. You gasp. It circles back on its wake—one bounce, two bounces, three. Water sprays. You feel the rush. Some call the ride thrilling; some call it breathtaking. Five seniors at Greenville University hope to call it a simulation success for adventurers confined to wheelchairs. Their planned design will integrate various technologies to achieve the sense of action. 
Navigating the Wild West of finance: Talking hedge fund success and more with Wayne Nelson

Navigating the Wild West of finance: Talking hedge fund success and more with Wayne Nelson

October 28, 2021

Some call today’s explosive cryptocurrency market the wild west of finance with its unbridled dealings, high risk, and no principled lawman in sight. Not so long ago, hedge trading earned the same reputation. All this craziness surrounding lucrative-but-dicey trade begs the question, “What’s a straight-shooting investor to do?” Try prayer, says Wayne Nelson. The commercial real estate developer-turned-hedge-fund-expert still leans into his blue-collar upbringing and faith-filled home.
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