Greenville College - Alumni News News Summer RECORD Examines the Surprising Passions God Stirs in Us From baseball to renovating buildings, and from foster care to breaking down language barriers--the causes that grip our hearts may vary from person to person, but still reflect God's work and wonder. Tue, 16 Jul 2019 14:00:00 CDT cf90aae3-47d2-4a6a-be61-7d61b26110cd The RECORD Summer 2019 - Uniquely Made Thu, 11 Jul 2019 14:30:00 CDT 6957db72-e511-4cd8-8af0-8e5fae47536f President Filby Named Colson Fellow President Filby joins approximately 1,300 other Colson Fellows worldwide who have cultivated a robust Christian worldview helped by a program initiated by Chuck Colson, founder of Prison Fellowship. Thu, 27 Jun 2019 08:00:00 CDT ca6f76ef-8076-4ab4-9339-4f6eeb5de3d4 Three G.U. Finalists at St. Louis Sound 2019 Three G.U. musical acts will perform live original music at the St. Louis Sound music competition June 26. Mon, 24 Jun 2019 10:15:00 CDT 1dfd72cc-2281-4252-b723-d96cbbfeb6e1 Briner School at Greenville University Honors Graduates Honorees in accounting, marketing, business management and music business received certificates and cash awards. Congratulations to the awardees! Thu, 23 May 2019 06:30:00 CDT aa339650-c087-4e3f-a0f0-ccfa54ae6eae Linda Myette Reflects on A Life Shaped by G.U. In view of her retirement this May, VP of Advancement Linda Myette offers reflections on a life shaped by G.U. Thu, 16 May 2019 09:45:00 CDT 5d8ee34a-deb2-4a81-8af6-f771bdaae397 Three New Awards to Honor Criminal Justice and Social Work Majors The Department of Criminal Justice and Social Work will bestow three new academic awards on graduating seniors this spring: the Estevez Award for Commitment to Social Justice, the Trooper James M. Bava Criminal Justice Award and the Award for Academic Excellence in Social Work. Fri, 26 Apr 2019 14:15:00 CDT a3997d32-f997-4266-a284-0023dfdc5af9 Forensics Conference Mixes Science With Compassion Addressing Sexual Assault Students, professors and criminal justice professionals gathered on the Greenville University campus April 5-6 to examine the tough subject of sexual assault. Wed, 24 Apr 2019 09:15:00 CDT b4ae0e26-1a40-4a51-a8ab-145ba3a90294 Students Benefit When You #GiveGreenville Meet eight students whom you helped attend G.U. through your generosity! Wed, 17 Apr 2019 08:30:00 CDT 02060b10-3f1f-4b6e-a573-9f599ed8be8b Greenville University Choir to Tour Mexico in May 2019 The Greenville University Choir will perform a series of concerts in Mexico beginning May 12. The program includes selections from Latin America, Africa, Europe and North America. Fri, 12 Apr 2019 08:00:00 CDT b6b692e1-c37c-403d-a98b-202ba94be55d G.U. Alumna to Assume Leadership at Greenville Hospital HSHS recently announced that Kelly Sager will head the HSHS Holy Family Hospital in Greenville. Sager has a long history of leadership in the HSHS Southern Illinois Division. Fri, 08 Mar 2019 14:00:00 CST d2f25397-0607-4896-8e5b-51cc8ce30177 Ministering to the Nighthawks: Talking Pastoral Care With Victor Shepherd In a world where people struggle communicating "heart to heart," the pastor's role is supremely valuable . . . but not easy. Wed, 27 Feb 2019 10:00:00 CST 2cbf9672-3189-4ff3-b1e5-db4458c90374 Portrait of Persistence: Determined Alumna Graduates at Age 88 Don’t be fooled by Katherine Nally’s gentle grandmotherly demeanor and cautious walk with a cane. Her iron will and perseverance pack a powerful punch. Fri, 22 Feb 2019 10:00:00 CST d2daeb60-7e71-4d74-976f-28fb0b5cb6fb Sorensen, VP of Mercy, To Speak At G.U. Commencement Greenville University will welcome Donn Sorensen, executive vice president of operations with Mercy health system, to speak at the University’s 2019 Commencement ceremonies on May 11. Wed, 20 Feb 2019 09:30:00 CST 173b90eb-748c-4a92-a0d5-fcafecd92712 Board of Trustees Welcomes New Member Rev. B. Elliott Renfroe The former pastor of a neighborhood urban church, G.U.’s newest board member, has a heart for urban and multi-cultural ministries. Tue, 19 Feb 2019 11:00:00 CST 9c0c5f34-a77d-46e3-8dbe-4e59c69d4e4a The Passing of Orley Herron, Past G.U. President Dr. Orley R. Herron Jr., seventh president of Greenville University, left an indelible mark on the institution. Fri, 15 Feb 2019 08:00:00 CST 3ac189c5-9de4-47ab-80fc-dda19f546d33 Traveling Ultra Light: Unique Retirement Brings Service-Minded Pair To G.U.’S Campus Bold choices and a commitment to service opened the door to adventure for Jerry ’70 and Nancy Malone. Draw inspiration from their tale to fuel an adventure of your own. Mon, 11 Feb 2019 12:00:00 CST 11c70cbd-3625-49d0-8d80-d221c41e201e G.U.'S Laughlin Awarded Grant For Research On Lethal Force Used By Law Enforcement The Horowitz Foundation for Social Policy has awarded Assistant Professor of Criminal Justice Michael Laughlin $9,000 to support his research on racial disparity in police killings. Wed, 06 Feb 2019 08:15:00 CST 670fe602-964a-4463-a10b-c44e5fb7cb95 Good Vibes For Young Entrepreneur: Haircuts, Music and Realizing Dreams If hashtags summed up 2018 for Jamal Daniels ’17, three would suffice: #beyondblessed, #vibesbarberstudio and #dreamcometrue. Daniels owns and operates Vibes Barber Studio, new this fall to Greenville, Illinois. Tue, 29 Jan 2019 08:00:00 CST 64c6fa2b-2337-4ae9-b277-666db8b5a150 G.U. Students Embrace Expanded Learning About Stereotypes Students attending the annual Richey Lecture in Social Psychology at St. Louis University came away enriched, enthused and eager to share with peers how to make the most of time spent at an academic conference. Thu, 24 Jan 2019 10:00:00 CST e4e01de7-cefc-4c8f-88ee-7fc730b0f79e Intern With Postal Inspection Service Offers Tips For A “First Class” Intern Experience Recent grad Sam Barnhart's double major in psychology and criminal justice set the stage for experiential learning with the U.S. Postal Inspection Service. Mon, 21 Jan 2019 10:45:00 CST b73f74cb-9aa6-4a28-b730-2bc8fc79bb1d Former Softballer Hug Fields New Challenges as Foster Mom "Predictably unpredictable" describes recent grad Emi Hug's work caring for young victims of domestic violence. Her training in psychology and experiences as a Lady Panther help her field challenges daily. Fri, 18 Jan 2019 05:30:00 CST b5c2e6ef-4537-4d8f-bb17-a7f9732ed376 G.U. Coach Brian Patton to join NCCAA Hall of Fame on May 30 Greenville University head men's and women's cross country and track and field coach Brian Patton will be inducted into the NCCAA Hall of Fame as a member of the Class of 2019. Thu, 17 Jan 2019 09:30:00 CST 3fd8e8bc-33d8-4d5b-8496-5d537d5d24f3 Publications Feature Navas' Account of 2017 Earthquake Mauricio and Faith Marie Navas' account of the devastating earthquake that hit Mexico City in 2017 has appeared in multiple publications. "It took us many months to revisit the experience as a family," says Mauricio, who participated in the rescue effort and praises the overwhelming volunteer effort by youth. Tue, 15 Jan 2019 10:00:00 CST 50115f1a-8595-4496-bdcb-e825e5dbb14c Harvard U. Invites G.U. Bio-Chem Major Jessie Chappel To Present Research flowing out of G.U.'s Department of Biology continues to draw interest from the scientific community, this time for junior Jessie Chappel. She is among an elite group of student researchers invited to present in January. Fri, 11 Jan 2019 05:15:00 CST ff8e70b7-fefc-487a-8f37-75b91f82c173 Professor and Author Terrell Carter Will Join G.U. As Chief Diversity Officer Pastor, professor, artist and community leader Terrell Carter brings a wealth of experience to the role of chief diversity officer at Greenville University. Wed, 09 Jan 2019 10:30:00 CST 2a332b49-d83c-4512-ab4e-93e3d77992e5 Illustrated Bible Life Features Wayman Article on Luke's Account of the Holy Spirit Imagining the Holy Spirit as the main character in the Acts of the Apostles, helps us appreciate the story's powerful plot. A new article by Ben Wayman sheds light on "God the Holy Spirit" as the source of everything the church needs to thrive. Wed, 09 Jan 2019 09:00:00 CST 852c3808-7df5-441f-915a-7a70161fbed4 Christiane Zeller '17 Honored for Teaching Excellence G.U.'s School of Education has added another awardee for excellence in teaching to its alumni ranks. Congratulations go to recent graduate, elementary teacher Christiane Zeller '17. Mon, 07 Jan 2019 13:00:00 CST d5d6a129-5c21-4a22-b60c-a0567dbf0ca7 First, Greatest, Best: Talking Ag-Business With Samantha Cooley The USDA reports that the U.S. is in the middle of a five-year hiring boom for college grads interested in agribusiness. Nearly half of the opportunities occur in business management. G.U.'s first agribusiness graduate talks about her college to career transition. Fri, 04 Jan 2019 16:15:00 CST 55c2ad24-b63d-45a4-844a-6f1daddf75d6 ISBE Approves Redesign of G.U.'s Middle Grades Teacher Education Program The School of Education at Greenville University is pleased to announce state approval of a redesigned program that prepares teachers for middle grades education. Approval comes at a time when teacher shortages hamper school districts throughout Illinois. Thu, 20 Dec 2018 11:00:00 CST def063b6-075c-42d2-a05c-e37807eb9987 Meals For a Million: G.U. Alumnus Spearheads Mighty Volunteer Effort In the last two years, Sam Rowley '83 and a generous army of inspired volunteers have packed over one million meals to fight local hunger. Mon, 10 Dec 2018 10:00:00 CST c5bd50b6-88dc-4e73-9ed0-76489ae1be0d 44 Lessons From A Loser: Sonya Jones Book Signing Dec. 6 Sonya Jones '96 won the hearts of millions of TV viewers as a finalist on the 2016 season of The Biggest Loser. Now she has written about the experience in a new book, 44 Lessons From a Loser. Meet Sonya at a book signing on campus Dec. 6 from 4-8 p.m. The event is open to the public. Mon, 26 Nov 2018 14:00:00 CST 1d41704d-0684-4b2f-99f2-b121e846a72d Smerick Contributes Essay to Popular Book on Women and Faith A popular new book featuring an article by G.U. Professor of Philosophy Christina Smerick has topped Amazon's list for books on religious essays. Tue, 20 Nov 2018 11:30:00 CST f8119f75-9727-4630-9623-fbe28d3e690a Dec. 2 Marks Greenville Choral Union's 88th Year of Community Messiah Performances Tis the season for perennial Christmas favorite, George Frideric Handel's oratorio Messiah and other holiday favorites performed by the 85-voice Choral Union and 40-piece orchestra. Fri, 16 Nov 2018 14:00:00 CST 07c2359e-7c87-4ea1-aad5-511c7878eaeb Turpin Elected to Chair the Greenville University Board of Trustees At their regular fall meeting, members of G.U.'s Board of Trustees unanimously elected Kathleen Turpin to serve as board chair. A G.U. graduate, Turpin previously served as vice chair. Thu, 08 Nov 2018 14:00:00 CST 9e4aed85-599d-4af4-a032-0dae11a9f8f8 G.U. and Chamber Hire Joint Employee to Facilitate Partnership Greenville University and the Greenville Chamber of Commerce announce the hire of a joint employee who will help strengthen both economic growth and educational opportunities in the region. Welcome Elaine McNamara! Fri, 02 Nov 2018 09:00:00 CDT 7413deaf-978a-4be3-bccd-f4ee542d2e88 Greenville University Among the Few to Offer Podcast Studies Increasingly, students practice their communication skills by creating podcasts and publishing them through G.U.'s new podcasting platform, Podlab. Welcome to the world of digital storytelling. Thu, 01 Nov 2018 08:30:00 CDT f55439b6-804e-4214-bfb2-d435cfd5f2c2 Genius or Not, They'll Take Their Shot History lessons and character lessons merge for Hamilton-inspired students from Wyvetter Younge Alternative Center in East St. Louis under the leadership of Jordan Hohm '12, veteran of G.U.'s character-rich teacher education training. Tue, 30 Oct 2018 09:45:00 CDT 1c3b2f4b-0073-46bd-9705-091da87ff37e The Panther-Cardinal Connection Greenville University Panthers are finding their way into major league baseball operations through the St. Louis Cardinals organization, and the match between G.U. talent and Cardinals' needs seems to fit like a glove . . . a custom-tailored MLB glove at that. Fri, 26 Oct 2018 08:00:00 CDT b4fdd15d-3e01-46ce-80b8-190306097c77 The Turtle-Whisperer's Apprentice The Illinois Cooperative Work Study Program paid for Cheyanne Hulvey's internship and rich experiential learning with the Illinois Department of Natural Resources. Your nonprofit can employ a G.U. intern too! E-mail to learn more. Thu, 25 Oct 2018 10:45:00 CDT cc5c1eac-52bb-4bff-bcc5-38f315544c17 Panther Preferred Scholarships Take Center Stage on Morning Show G.U. President Ivan Filby recently appeared on STLMoms to talk about affordable college and Panther Preferred Scholarships. These generous awards are based on character and perseverance. College-bound students should apply by November 26. Thu, 25 Oct 2018 09:30:00 CDT 54ef25fd-7374-4b09-ad20-6d5ea657fffc Wayman Contributes to Book on Christian Ethics Ben Wayman, assistant professor of theology at Greenville University, has contributed to the second edition of a popular textbook in Christian ethics by Samuel Wells. Mon, 22 Oct 2018 10:30:00 CDT 61e23d0e-a4fb-410b-9c67-096e11cee58e Pope's New Book Features Cover Art By Alumnus Inspiration sometimes comes through the humblest means. For iconographer Kelly Latimore ’09, it came by way of a few words spoken around a campfire. The result—a painting entitled Refugees: La Sagrada Familia—now graces the cover of a new book by Pope Francis. Wed, 17 Oct 2018 09:00:00 CDT b4516c10-98ba-4393-9614-7d6c4bb7029a Cameron McAllister of Ravi Zacharias Ministries to Speak at Greenville University Greenville University is pleased to welcome speaker, podcaster and writer Cameron McAllister to campus Wednesday, October 17, 2018. Fri, 12 Oct 2018 09:15:00 CDT 8a1aeeae-6448-4c14-aae0-d40de6a65e3c Fall RECORD Highlights Holistic Education at G.U. Is it possible to deliver learning experiences that build character, expand perspective and inspire? The Fall issue of The RECORD, just out, showcases learning experiences that do just that. Thu, 11 Oct 2018 10:30:00 CDT d8609d3e-d88c-419e-9976-d8c44cb3802e Greenville University Named a Finalist for State Sustainablity Award Greenville University is pleased to announce that it is a finalist for the 2018 Illinois Sustainability Award, the nation’s longest-running state award for excellence in environmental performance. Wed, 10 Oct 2018 10:15:00 CDT 19bc2428-70a2-4598-ae0f-19b5b154aae5 Renowned Composer Celebrates G.U.’s History In Special Composition A commissioned musical piece by renowned composer Ed Huckeby honors the past, present and future of Greenville University. Mon, 01 Oct 2018 11:30:00 CDT 3c2ac192-f89f-4648-9ccb-96da6a713ed0 The RECORD Fall 2018 - Big Picture, Big Challenge Thu, 27 Sep 2018 11:45:00 CDT 3d75d734-60ec-4cf3-b88e-f9133b67365d Alumna Kate Leenerts Named Teacher of the Year at St. Louis College Prep Teachers at St. Louis College Prep (SCP) recently voted their colleague, Greenville University alumna Kate Leenerts, teacher of the year. Called to serve in urban education, Kate teaches sixth grade. Thu, 27 Sep 2018 08:00:00 CDT 5b503816-2220-4e0f-9127-0631f5a985d6 Greenville University Will Honor Alumni at Homecoming 2018 Greenville University has announced the winners of its 2018 Alumni Awards. Thu, 20 Sep 2018 10:45:00 CDT ed210a7f-8e7a-4ee0-aed0-1d86385a2cae G.U. “Power Couple” Share Recipe for Success: Work + Opportunities + Mentors From small-town teens to seasoned FBI workers, Derek ’06 and Holly (Eaton ’05) Velazco's story reads like a script for success. Mon, 10 Sep 2018 10:15:00 CDT 5bfa5b3c-b131-428e-8d94-44d3040a60a1 Convocation Speaker Reminds Us Why Storytelling Endures Some authors merely explain their expertise from behind a podium; Jeff Barker demonstrates it by commanding the stage. Greenville University's 2018 Convocation speaker and storyteller extraordinaire opened G.U.'s school year with two poignant tales. Tue, 28 Aug 2018 13:15:00 CDT ee49ba3a-ac3a-4a2b-9b61-8a50529aa065 Creative Alumni Pitch In For YouTube Comedy Show Greenville University alumni Trey Brockman ’17 and Anna Brannon ’17 contributed their creative juices to an upcoming YouTube series with serious star power behind it. Tue, 14 Aug 2018 11:00:00 CDT a5f784c9-cbf8-4c96-a0fa-e0921941ab69 Cyndi Oglesby Named Manager of Alumni and Church Relations A familiar face to alumni, this G.U. grad is no stranger to the Greenville community. Welcome, Cyndi! Mon, 06 Aug 2018 00:00:00 CDT 9f40370c-2085-4a50-bb77-5ceba8651b16 G.U. Named Safest Campus in Illinois, Fourth Safest in Nation Recent research puts Greenville University in the top tier of colleges and universities for campus safety. Thu, 26 Jul 2018 13:00:00 CDT 3aca1586-1759-459e-aa45-6ed7131fb001 Experiential Learning, Justice Ministry Pilgrimage A Success Students, pastors, professors and authors became pilgrims this May, learning together on a journey into the Deep South, where they connected events from the past with meaningful ministry today. Fri, 20 Jul 2018 09:45:00 CDT 6a525ea7-df57-4857-bdbd-cc374074c330