Greenville College - Alumni News News 'Biggest Loser' finalist returns to teach at her alma mater Greenville University has hired Sonya Jones, a first-place runner-up on the 16th season of the NBC TV show, The Biggest Loser. Jones will join the faculty as a professor of sport and kinesiology. This Biggest Loser alum is also a 1996 alum of GU. Thu, 18 Mar 2021 15:00:00 CDT e578fec0-21c3-4556-a3ce-2b89860e3745 Eight new members elected to Greenville University Alumni Board The Alumni Association’s Board of Directors provides expertise, advice, and support to the Office of Alumni & Church Relations and to the University at-large. Mon, 08 Mar 2021 16:30:00 CST 762c7044-4a80-4cfa-8554-fb180fb11f82 Christian Century features Wayman article as cover story An essay by Greenville University’s Ben Wayman ’00, professor of theology, appears as the cover story in the February 24, 2021 issue of The Christian Century. Thu, 25 Feb 2021 15:45:00 CST c17bef8a-a4c9-489b-85f7-eede7e97e463 GU welcomes Grow Pro Genetics to campus The new partnership will benefit biology students, put an underutilized facility on campus to work, and bring product development to Greenville. Wed, 03 Feb 2021 12:15:00 CST 08825bdb-c0b6-46ad-b1d9-1dcb7044cc76 Financial champions at the chalkboard and behind the books Greenville University remembers four teachers, whose love for learning and love for GU students endured long after they stepped away from the classroom. The quartet’s combined giving spanned 120 years. Tue, 02 Feb 2021 14:15:00 CST bfeeb5e4-e0bc-4e89-8c70-48f6d6d851c5 Love the impossibly lovable? Popular curriculum features Wayman article on timely topic Anger over politics and divisive issues may drive us to choose sides and declare enemies, but a new article by Ben Wayman in Illustrated Bible Life, explains the insight we miss in the process. Fri, 15 Jan 2021 09:15:00 CST 747f6fbf-88b9-448d-8405-e420a4a5868c New RECORD examines hands-on learning powered by donor generosity Creating order out of chaos, managing crises against the clock, choosing words that diffuse anger—student interns have no shortage of tales to tell about the challenges they faced as budding professionals in the workplace. The winter 2021 issue of The RECORD, just out, draws you into their discoveries. Thu, 07 Jan 2021 10:45:00 CST deaf2740-cddb-4288-a567-3f9d2c77eee3 The RECORD - Winter 2021 I Do, I Learn I DO, I LEARN Internships, Practicums, and Experience First Thu, 07 Jan 2021 10:15:00 CST f987058e-9c84-4474-955b-7934367a1637 Generosity Proved a Way of Life for Five GU Financial Champions Five life-long champions of GU students passed in recent months, all alumni from the 1940s and 50s. Combined, they gave more than $4 million dollars to empower students at their alma mater and ensure that generations of students embrace GU’s hallmark Christ-centered learning. Mon, 07 Dec 2020 14:30:00 CST 1da979fd-13e8-4949-9bcf-5ddb2f7e0158 Scholarship Day Brings Prospective Students to Campus and an Alum Who Shares Her GU Story “You can tell a lot about what an institution or university values by what they scholarship.” Wed, 25 Nov 2020 10:00:00 CST 1b1099c9-4eab-4dec-9970-07e1c74a2cc9 Greenville University partners with the Free Methodist Church USA and donor family for a high-impact initiative Greenville University is strengthening its roots by partnering with the Free Methodist Church USA (FMC-USA) through a donor-funded initiative aimed at equipping current and future generations of pastors. Thu, 19 Nov 2020 14:45:00 CST a7bf434f-9563-4df6-ad19-d8ea817becb2 Christianity Today Publishes Wayman Interview With Theologian Justo González A shared meal and cups of coffee set a welcoming stage for conversation about theological education between GU Professor of Theology Ben Wayman and church historian Justo González. Tue, 27 Oct 2020 10:15:00 CDT 8ad58f7f-b2fe-403d-852a-5c65a97f4ab1 When Friends Don't Share Politics: Timely Discussion Nov. 2 Facebook fights and Twitter tirades have brutalized friendships this election season, but do they have to? A panel discussion on friendship and politics, courtesy of the Greenville Community Reconciliation Task Force, addresses the issue. A Q & A time will follow. The public is welcome to attend free of charge. Thu, 22 Oct 2020 08:00:00 CDT a8d2695b-3106-49f5-914e-ef118041db34 Career Networking for Beginners and More: Introducing Community Circles Alumni have teamed up to guide students down the path that links college experiences to career and calling. Whether you're a student approaching graduation or a seasoned professional with expertise to share, you'll want to learn about GU's Community Circles. Tue, 06 Oct 2020 10:45:00 CDT e23a54e1-c7d2-4c15-8d5c-c227338dbf93 Greenville University Announces Its 2020 Alumni Awardees Meet this year's notable awardees: author, lecturer and scholar U. Milo Kaufmann, music industry trailblazers Paul and Courtney Klimson, and longtime friends of the University Dennis and Deborah Fenton. Tue, 06 Oct 2020 08:00:00 CDT fe8a97d1-e465-4509-9dd1-1b4b308f2ecb Sunderland Serves as Panel Expert on Artist Job Market Trends GU’s Paul Sunderland, professor of worship arts, responded to the call when career resource experts at sought insights on the job market for aspiring artists. They wanted to know how young graduates should prepare for the industry in today’s uncertain economic climate. Mon, 05 Oct 2020 09:00:00 CDT d1d76999-5836-47b8-b772-a99388d82a03 GU's COVID Success Garners Media Attention KTRS 550 “The Talk of St. Louis” recently welcomed Greenville University President Suzanne Davis to talk about GU “crushing” COVID-19 on campus. Mon, 05 Oct 2020 08:00:00 CDT 23de9864-6792-457f-9c57-f29488119d43 The Surprising Places Our Wonder Leads: New RECORD Explores Curiosity Scientists say curiosity is like a mental itch that the "scratch" of discovery satisfies. The fall issue of The RECORD, titled "Just Curious," addresses the wonder of wonder experienced by alumni and students. Thu, 01 Oct 2020 09:30:00 CDT 21b43a92-a019-4e4b-9a66-7aafb1cf0a2b The RECORD - Fall 2020 Just Curious Wed, 30 Sep 2020 10:00:00 CDT ba1dcd45-0e35-4603-922a-fbdf52394716 Week of Campus Activities Cultivates Mental Health Awareness Greenville University is pleased to announce its first Mental Health Awareness Week, October 5-10, 2020. Wed, 30 Sep 2020 08:15:00 CDT da437dab-984c-486c-bfe3-3831f16233a5 Alumna Facilitates Discussion Between Prominent Theologians GU alumna Maureen Knudsen Langdoc ’02 recently facilitated a series of conversations between leading theologians Samuel Wells and Stanley Hauerwas, the basis for a new book that addresses Christian life in the twenty-first century. Mon, 28 Sep 2020 16:15:00 CDT 67060aeb-0529-4594-923c-b03bfc7651be Heart to Heart: Alum's Transplant During Pandemic Reveals Health Care Challenges "Active" has always defined Toye Watts '01, but not last spring. As the nation plunged into pandemic, Watts experienced uncharacteristic fatigue that revealed a need for urgent heart surgery without the support of family nearby. Wed, 23 Sep 2020 08:45:00 CDT 75fd26e4-029a-4e22-be46-571714b59e35 Strong Start in First Month of COVID-19 SHIELD Testing at Greenville University Greenville University reports a strong start to its rigorous testing procedures that screen students and staff frequently for COVID-19. University administrators hope campus-wide compliance will preserve face-to-face learning through the fall semester. In the early weeks of the school year, testing led to rapid isolation of infected individuals and mitigated spread of the virus. Tue, 22 Sep 2020 15:45:00 CDT 57667715-403c-4700-9bc0-036da559636f Alumnus Haseltine Lends Creativity to TV Show The Chosen Dan Haseltine, founding member of the band Jars of Clay and GU's 2017 Commencement speaker collaborated with Matthew S. Nelson to compose and perform music for The Chosen, the first multi-season TV show about the life of Jesus Christ. Thu, 17 Sep 2020 17:15:00 CDT fff74fd6-ca04-4830-996b-8e8f736acd72 Profound Influence: GU and GU Alums Aid in Release of Favored Professor's Lectures Alums who look back on Stanley Walters' classes recall the good professor's influence as life-changing--so profound, in fact, that several put his lectures into print so that a new generation of truth-seekers can benefit from them too. Thu, 17 Sep 2020 17:00:00 CDT c87aeca3-41a0-403a-8cc7-175e65481e00 Selecting Multicultural Kids' Books: Tips From GU's Resident Expert Great multicultural children’s books can dispel stereotypes, open up new worlds, and teach respect. Award-winning author GU Professor Alexandria LaFaye helps parents know if a book touted as a multicultural gem measures up. Tue, 01 Sep 2020 09:30:00 CDT d333ae20-7e6f-4498-b2cb-c912e6627eb7 Navigating A Strange Landscape: Christianity Today Publishes Wayman Interview With Former Archbishop Of Canterbury Delivering Christian education today means traversing a strange land, says the 104th Archbishop of Canterbury Rowan Williams. His recent conversation with GU Professor Ben Wayman flowed from Wayman's quest to discover how a Christian University might best partner with the church in the 21st century. Wed, 26 Aug 2020 08:00:00 CDT 214b752a-649a-40b9-8e73-3f158d4e1e6e Loving Two Languages: Schmidt-Gomez ’98 Brings Dual Language Learning to Middle School Her passion for the Spanish language drew her into the classroom and motivated her to trailblaze a dual-language program at the middle school level in her district. Tue, 28 Jul 2020 09:15:00 CDT 4f8f9085-ef0e-436f-9176-85764e7a19e0 Summer RECORD Explores How Students and Grads Apply the Liberal Arts Every day GU students and alumni use their liberal arts training to solve problems, create beauty, deliver the gospel, and more. Explore their stories in this issue of The RECORD. Wed, 01 Jul 2020 10:00:00 CDT 3c2862c9-6e78-4933-9db4-386a866a54e0 Jack D. Trager Golf Scramble Coming July 31 Greenville University’s fifth Annual Jack D. Trager Memorial Panther Pride Golf Scramble will be held Friday, July 31. Wed, 01 Jul 2020 06:00:00 CDT 24f83402-f352-4d82-9b72-68fa333abd04 GU Trustee Emeritus David Fisher Passes Colleagues remember him as a thoughtful communicator with deep understanding and appreciation for how state laws apply to the work of a board or committee. Mon, 22 Jun 2020 17:00:00 CDT 28f76bae-8ec9-4cff-82a3-224531fac034 GU Emeritus Trustee Donald Joy (1928-2020): A Life Well Lived Greenville University Trustee Emeritus Donald Joy ’49, age 91, of Wilmore, Kentucky, passed away June 6, 2020. He served on GU’s Board of Trustees from 1967 to 1996. Thu, 11 Jun 2020 17:00:00 CDT 6b7d6631-cd58-418e-b432-04934a787ed1 Students Flex Their Event-Planning Muscles With a Little Golf On the Side See what happens when students take on an assignment that demands imagination, planning, critique, implementation, and rapid problem solving with the results wide open for public scrutiny. Introducing "Artist and Event Management." Thu, 04 Jun 2020 10:00:00 CDT 201c5456-3111-4616-b32f-3153095f3a27 Commencement 2020 Honorees Recognized Remotely Former President Ivan Filby and Vice President for Academic Affairs Brian Hartley surprised three outstanding members of GU's community with news via Zoom. Thu, 28 May 2020 11:00:00 CDT caa17e6c-8c78-496a-9927-844782641f6d Graduates From These Two GU Programs Regularly Find Jobs In Their Fields Last year, nearly 100% of GU's graduates majoring in worship arts and/or music industry studies secured full time jobs in their fields following graduation. Professor Paul Sunderland explains why. Tue, 19 May 2020 14:00:00 CDT 6000e917-4fc8-4867-8b9c-5a5e0bd98ebc Goodbye and Hello In One Weekend for 2020 Seniors With Commencement 2020 rescheduled for Homecoming weekend, the Class of 2020 looks forward to a double celebration. Thu, 14 May 2020 10:30:00 CDT 31ddfc6a-f8a7-4941-9b3b-b1d8f8df5a98 Fishing By Number: Hooked on Competitive Bass Fishing “People think we set up lawn chairs on the bank and fish with bobbers,” laughs Shane Campbell, GU's assistant bass fishing coach for the last two years. He quickly sets the record straight that strategy before and during an event comprises 90% of the sport. At GU, character development and community also figure into the formula for success. Thu, 07 May 2020 09:00:00 CDT 0b022a1e-1c26-4fbd-b6af-0373075db5ca Fun, Games, and GU Influence At The Hungry Hippo Dice clatter; spinners whirr; cards from draw piles elicit groans and cheers. Welcome to a night of games at the Hungry Hippo Board Game Café. Thu, 23 Apr 2020 09:15:00 CDT fbc532c5-031f-4796-abba-8d5db3ab83ba The Clinic: GU Music Alumni Offer Hope To Exhausted “Roadies” Paul and Courtney Klimson's nonprofit The Clinic will offer therapy, rest, and resources to music industry professionals suffering burnout and disconnect from loved ones. Wed, 15 Apr 2020 15:07:00 CDT 12e67ab6-9843-4f11-8467-5205213f2bf0