News Archive

September 2017

9/25
 
Hatch Award Physics professor Chris Fasano to receive prestigious teaching honor
9/22
 
A unique 'thank you' ’Brien giving back to Monmouth College by teaching course
9/22
 
'Everything and more' Broadway house is now 'home, sweet home' for Kappa Kappa Gamma
9/22
 
Make it Mandarin Monmouth College now offering Chinese language course
9/22
 
The 'quintessential' liberal art New faculty member Audette believes political science suits Monmouth well
9/21
 
New VP Laura Hutchinson named Vice President for Student Life and Dean of Students
9/20
 
A town like Monmouth Author of book about Beardstown’s immigrants to speak on campus
9/20
 
Constitution Day event Monmouth’s political science department to feature DACA at Sept. 27 discussion
9/20
 
Mrs. Hudson's Tea Sept. 29 event to celebrate Sherlock Holmes
9/15
 
Family of the Year Austin, Jones and Campbell families to be honored at Homecoming
9/14
 
Cultural Festival Annual event returns for 23rd year on Sept. 23
9/14
 
Monmouth Associates Luncheon series kicks off with talk on students traveling abroad
9/14
 
Challenging internship Stone '17 completes Monmouth education with unique experience in China
9/14
 
Championing the liberal arts Cancer researcher Cameron '98 to return to alma mater to present McMullen Biology Lecture
9/14
 
'A creative profession' La Prad enjoys mentoring, individuality that teaching provides
9/12
 
Major move In two years, Monmouth College has jumped 20 spots in 'U.S. News' rankings
9/12
 
Presidential psychology Personality scholar McAdams to present Sept. 13 lecture
9/08
 
The prehistory of Illinois Archaeology lecture to discuss recent findings at Mississippian village
9/07
 
Rankings rise continues 'Washington Monthly' calls Monmouth College one of top 'Best Bang for the Buck'
9/07
 
International studies Professor Petra Kuppinger is new coordinator of program she helped develop
9/05
 
DACA statement Monmouth College President Dr. Clarence R. Wyatt issues DACA statement

August 2017

8/31
 
Fusion Fest IV Professor David Wright, five students to author plays for Sept. 9 event
8/31
 
Young Alumnus Award Wefenstette '07 to receive honor during Homecoming weekend in November
8/29
 
Theatre preview A look ahead at the four full productions to be staged this season
8/28
 
About the author Scholes Young explores Hannibal, Mark Twain, friendships in her first novel
8/28
 
The growth of SOFIA Now 75 students strong, innovative program has taken leap since 2010
8/25
 
Scholes Young' 97 returns Author, professor to speak at ILA convo, give public reading of her novel
8/25
 
Introduction to Liberal Arts College's ILA course increases rigor, sense of community
8/24
 
New exhibit 'Visually stunning, thought-provoking narrative art' of Preston Jackson on display in Everett Gallery
8/24
 
Fall sports preview A look ahead at nine Fighting Scots teams
8/22
 
Harrod promoted New major gift officer enjoys her role in making Monmouth experience possible
8/22
 
New faculty Group brings 'wealth of experiences' to Monmouth
8/18
 
Welcome, freshmen! Nearly 200 on hand help new students move in to their residence halls
8/17
 
Welcome back Seisser '15 returns to alma mater to direct Greek life
8/17
 
Band exhibition Fighting Scots Marching Band to play Aug. 18 at Zorn Stadium
8/16
 
Great eclipse of 1869 Through the eyes of a Monmouth College professor
8/15
 
Chevy Chase and accounting Mersch strives to make taxes fun, stresses 'real world' experiences
8/15
 
Distinguished Alumnus Award Turner '67 to receive honor during Homecoming weekend, Nov. 3-5
8/03
 
Inaugural Lux Institute is a success Youth 'learned deeply, thought deeply' at Monmouth's inaugural Lux Institute
8/01
 
Hall of Achievement Gibson '81, Helton '72 to receive College's most prestigious honor

July 2017

7/28
 
ScotsConnect Online platform for students, alumni now available as an app
7/27
 
Kumar 'at home' Physics professor enjoys teaching, going beyond the discipline at Monmouth
7/24
 
Haq elected president Monmouth professor to lead American Institute of Pakistan Students
7/24
 
AXD awards Alpha Xi Delta brings home eight awards from national convention
7/20
 
Total solar eclipse Campus, community can witness historic Aug. 21 event on College's observation deck
7/20
 
Doc Kieft research program Students gain ‘invaluable understanding’ from summer science opportunity on campus
7/20
 
She's found her lane Psychology professor Marsha Dopheide enjoys piquing students' interest about the brain and cognition
7/20
 
Experiencing Ghana Led by Global Food Security faculty, six students spent two weeks in west Africa
7/12
 
Look, up on the screen! It's another superhero movie, and Monmouth's Goble is watching
7/11
 
Offices closed Due to a power outage throughout campus, offices are closed until Wednesday, July 12
7/07
 
$10.8 million Monmouth College concludes one of its strongest fundraising years
7/07
 
For young alumni New arm of 1853 Society targets recent grads

June 2017

6/26
 
College For Kids Popular summer enrichment program wraps up 37th year at Monmouth
6/24
 
Meeting the Class of 2021 New Scots and their family members welcomed to Monmouth
6/22
 
Monmouth's own College creates its first independent study-abroad semester
6/21
 
Farm and Garden Continue to Grow Students help College farm and garden thrive
6/19
 
A Bittersweet Announcement Bloomer '83 accepts position with Phi Delta Theta National Foundation
6/15
 
'Psychology of the Holocaust' Nielsen leads 46-member Monmouth group on trip to Europe
6/12
 
'A surprise at every turn' More than 140 alumni and friends reconnect during Golden Scots Celebration
6/07
 
Golden Scots Celebration More than 100 alumni and friends to return to campus June 8-11
6/07
 
Post-bac fellow Hewit '17 to spend fall semester studying Monmouth freshmen

May 2017

5/24
 
Dean’s List Here are the students who excelled academically in the Spring 2017 semester
5/23
 
'The Verbal Art of Plato' Monmouth's Mamary chosen to participate in seminar on ancient Greece
5/17
 
Top teacher Olson ’16 receives prestigious honor in first year out of Monmouth
5/17
 
He’d do it all again Retiring Smolensky wouldn't trade his 33 years as a Monmouth professor
5/17
 
Citizen Cem Monmouth student gains his U.S. citizenship
5/17
 
Student leader Rubi ’18 driven by her desire to help others
5/14
 
160th Commencement Speakers tell Monmouth College's Class of 2017 their stories matter
5/11
 
Collage professor Art faculty member Stephanie Baugh featured in Rock Island exhibition
5/11
 
Monmouth Associates Final luncheon of academic year to feature 2017 West Central Leadership class
5/08
 
History on display Mainz '17 designs museum exhibits
5/08
 
Baccalaureate May 13 service to celebrate the arts
5/08
 
New summer program Students from around the country registering for first Lux Summer Theological Institute
5/05
 
Hatch Awards Faculty members Kessler, Kuppinger and Witzig earn prestigious honor
5/05
 
Tom Johnson Scholarship Mohammed ’18 receives prestigious award, funded by Mellinger Foundation
5/04
 
First Chet, now Lee McGaan ’69 retiring after 31 years on faculty at alma mater
5/04
 
160th Commencement PBS executive Juan Sepúlveda to speak on May 14
5/03
 
Behind the scenes Track trio came from different backgrounds to lead Fighting Scots
5/03
 
Stockdale Center changes Main dining room to undergo 'complete renovation,' students to receive all-access dining
5/02
 
Students of the year College societies honor freshman, senior Man/Woman of the Year
5/02
 
Practicing psychology in prison Nelson ’06 tells conference attendees of her journey from Monmouth to Leavenworth

April 2017

4/28
 
Student research Inaugural conference, new edition of journal shine light on opportunities
4/28
 
Highlander Leadership Awards Students, organizations honored at April 26 ceremony
4/27
 
Prize posters Monmouth students bring home awards from biology honor society convention
4/27
 
'A+' Second exhibit of senior art on display in College’s Everett Gallery
4/26
 
New chairman Mark Kopinski elected chairman of Monmouth College Board of Trustees
4/25
 
COIL New edition of Monmouth College's literature and arts magazine now available
4/25
 
Jazz Ensemble Monmouth group to feature works of Count Basie on May 2
4/25
 
‘One of the most special days’ Monmouth College celebrates Scholars Day
4/24
 
Choral concert Chamber Choir, Concert Choir to perform April 28 in Dahl Chapel
4/24
 
ILLOWA conference Nelson ’06 to be featured speaker at Monmouth College-hosted event
4/24
 
$20 Million Commitment Gift is largest in school history
4/22
 
'We dedicate this house' Kappa Kappa Gamma makes new location official
4/20
 
Strong showing Forensics team places 10th in its division at national tournament
4/20
 
People of Change New College organization continues to evolve
4/20
 
Scholars Day Honors Convocation, displays poster presentations, part of April 25 event
4/20
 
Two talks College to host International Luncheon, Archaeology Lecture on April 27
4/20
 
Green initiatives Thanks to positive changes, campus is greener this Earth Day
4/19
 
Upcoming concerts MLCCS season continues with Four By Four; two Monmouth ensembles to perform
4/19
 
99 percent Monmouth grads once again outperform national 'first destination' average
4/19
 
Scots Day of Giving Blows past goals, raises $168,392 for students
4/17
 
Classics in Canada Monmouth contingent plays major role at CAMWS meeting
4/13
 
Remembering a Legend Bunce, former board chair, provided vision for modern campus
4/12
 
Earth Week ‘Everything we do, know, make and love is entirely dependent on a healthy planet’
4/12
 
Keynote speaker Pulitzer Prize-winning journalist Wilkerson to speak as part of inaugural research conference
4/12
 
Dedication ceremony Kappa Kappa Gamma's Alpha Chapter to dedicate new house April 22
4/10
 
Whiteman Lecture Morningstar CEO Kapoor ’97 stresses advantages of Monmouth College
4/10
 
‘The heART of the matter’ First Lady Lobie Stone shares her love of art during talk
4/10
 
Chasing milestones Marathoners seeking sub-two hours, Scot vaulter Evers trying to raise bar
4/06
 
New stoles National Tartan Day brings announcement of special tartan stole for graduates
4/05
 
Monmouth continues commitment College to guarantee MAP grants for 2017-18 school year
4/05
 
From children’s chorus to director Campagna directs musical that was her first major production as actor 20 years ago
4/05
 
Greek life awards Kappa Kappa Gamma, Sigma Phi Epsilon lead winners
4/05
 
Sharing a life of music From Monmouth High to MacPhail Center, Babcocks have been together
4/05
 
Percussion concert Student contributions to be featured at April 11 performance
4/04
 
A centennial remembrance Monmouth College's role in WWI
4/03
 
Whiteman Lecture Kapoor ’97, CEO of Morningstar, to present April 10 talk in Dahl Chapel
4/03
 
‘Fuerza en Tres’ First senior art exhibit features DiTusa, General, Nogueron
4/03
 
Why Pursue Global Public Health? New triad program crosses disciplines and borders

March 2017

3/31
 
A look back at 1904 Poole ’17 shares information on the Louisiana Purchase Exposition in St. Louis
3/31
 
Islam 101 New Monmouth College series, scheduled throughout month, to kick off April 6
3/30
 
‘Exciting collaboration’ Monmouth orchestra, Knox strings to present concerts April 7 & 9
3/30
 
Thompson Lecture Ableman discusses street farm project that recovers land, people
3/30
 
Writers @ Monmouth Griffiths to conclude series on April 5 with free public reading
3/29
 
Let there be Lux Galesburg-based entrepreneur tells business students about bringing new toy to market
3/29
 
An April to remember History will be made during flurry of campus activities
3/29
 
Community chemistry Sostarecz, students taking science to local schools
3/29
 
Philosophy and arts Sampson ’16 says both disciplines are central to his future
3/29
 
To the victor ... ... goes the right to celebrate; Lorenzo’s lecture to show Greek, Roman examples
3/24
 
'Meet Me in St. Louis' College to stage musical April 6-9 in Wells Theater
3/24
 
Greek Week Fraternities, sororities going back to ’90s for this year’s event
3/24
 
College For Kids Annual summer enrichment program to return with lots of new classes
3/23
 
Why philosophy? Reinig ’18 uses discipline for self-improvement, hopes to mentor others as professor
3/21
 
Comprehensible input Veteran teacher Anna Dybis Reiff ’99 details new teaching method for Latin
3/21
 
Roman Britain Sienkewicz, Jazwa lead spring break tour of 2,000-year-old sites
3/20
 
Ordained and installed Sunday ceremony in Dahl Chapel held for Associate Chaplain Jessica Hawkinson
3/17
 
Fellows go to Washington College's new leadership group tightens bond during D.C. trip
3/16
 
Border stories Monmouth group traveled to U.S.-Mexico border, interviewed detainees
3/16
 
Globe trotter Myers to present history papers at four conferences, starting in Philadelphia
3/16
 
Guest reading Poet, essayist Longhorn to share works, help student writers
3/16
 
Thompson Lecture Sustainable agriculture advocate Abelman to speak on March 28
3/16
 
David Osborne Trio 'Pianist to the Presidents' featured at next MLCCS event
3/16
 
Two talks National security, Senegal trip are topics of March 22-23 events
3/16
 
A passion for classics Hintzke ’18 receives prestigious Manson Stewart Undergraduate Award
3/16
 
World Speech Day College celebrates on March 15 with 'casual' public form
3/14
 
Instrumental concert Concert Band, Wind Ensemble to perform March 19
3/10
 
Great Decisions Masood to lead March 15 Discussion on Afghanistan, Pakistan
3/09
 
Spring performance Four choral groups to give a concert on campus March 17
3/08
 
Adams advances Monmouth junior qualifies for second national individual competition
3/07
 
Merit Badge University Annual conference helps Boy Scouts work toward Eagle Scout
3/06
 
Classics scholars Vanderpool, Hintzke, Simmons to present papers at conference
3/06
 
VITA on break Tax preparation/filing service on hiatus during spring break

February 2017

2/28
 
Pearls of wisdom Wimp ’12 shares story of his success in music industry, offers advice to students
2/27
 
Buban’s back Retired professor to lead Great Decisions discussion on Latin America
2/24
 
Is there life? That’s the question, after scientists discover seven Earth-like planets
2/22
 
Chorale tour Vocal ensemble to be joined in Florida by Chamber Choir, Sassy Lassies
2/22
 
Extra! Extra! Courier staff receives seven Illinois College Press Association awards
2/22
 
Grand opening On beautiful February day, Monmouth College lacrosse makes its debut
2/22
 
Leadership workshop College to host Hugh O'Brian Youth Leadership event March 18
2/17
 
Poetry reading Award-winning Janice Harrington to read from her works Feb. 28
2/17
 
Great Decisions Monmouth's Bloomer to lead discussion on U.S. Foreign Policy and Petroleum
2/16
 
Commencement speaker PBS executive Juan Sepúlveda to give address on May 14
2/16
 
Flute recital Music faculty member Madeline Wood featured at Feb. 22 event
2/15
 
Making history Adams, Downey first forensics team members to qualify for AFA tourney
2/14
 
‘Ambulantes Vendedores’ Art exhibit by Wichita State’s Bubp to open Feb. 17
2/14
 
Fox Classics Lecture Harvard scholar Coleman to discuss ‘Defeat in the Arena’ on Feb. 27
2/10
 
Future of farming Monmouth College panel says working together will be a key
2/10
 
Liberty Clarinet Quartet Part of USAF's Band of Mid-America to perform free concert Feb. 16
2/09
 
Programs continue Great Decisions tackles Saudi Arabia; Associates to feature new CEO program
2/08
 
Which ads were Super? Students take a look at 66 ads from ‘shared viewing experience’
2/08
 
How will 2017 go? Monmouth professor details the ‘uncertainty’ of economic outlook
2/06
 
Phishing awareness Monmouth accounting professor cautions to be on alert for tax scams
2/02
 
Great Decisions Smolensky to lead discussion on ‘Conflict in the South China Sea’
2/02
 
Dinner and cabaret Chorale to host Valentine-themed event Feb. 10 at country club
2/01
 
‘Affinity’ Ian and Natalie Shelly featured in Everett Gallery exhibit
2/01
 
Black History Month Eight events planned for Monmouth College’s celebration
2/01
 
Super commercials College class studies the ads for Sunday’s big game

January 2017

1/31
 
Collaborative exhibit Monmouth students adding BLM works to those from Oswego East High School
1/31
 
The future of farming Global Food Security Triad hosting panel on Feb. 9
1/30
 
From the President In response to recent executive order
1/28
 
Stockdale Fellows & Scholarship Competition Best and brightest visit campus
1/27
 
Dean’s List Here are the students made it for Fall 2016
1/27
 
Archaeological workshop Participants can handle 8,000-year-old artifacts, learn illustration techniques
1/27
 
‘Trade and Politics’ Next Great Decisions to be led by Monmouth’s Jessica Vivian
1/26
 
Damian dives in New history professor 'over the moon' about teaching at Monmouth
1/25
 
Free tax preparation College to once again offer free service, beginning Feb. 4
1/25
 
The CEO experience Monmouth College a founding sponsor of high school business course
1/25
 
Distinguished writers First to campus in spring is Thom Caraway on Jan. 26
1/25
 
Lux Summer Institute In July, youth scholars to study theological approach to food security
1/20
 
Old secrets of the sea Monmouth’s Damian to explain how geospatial analysis tracks medieval traffic
1/20
 
What does peace mean? John Noltner’s photography exhibit provides 58 answers
1/20
 
Learning on break Forty-three Monmouth students took part in trips to Costa Rica, Ecuador, Mexico, Arizona
1/19
 
Award-winning designer Curtis ’18 receives prestigious scholarship at KCACTF conference
1/19
 
Great Decisions returns First 2017 topic, presented by Oaks, is ‘Future of Europe’
1/19
 
A rare find First-year faculty couple happy with their new academic community
1/18
 
The election explained Political science professor Haq discusses election at four Pakistan universities
1/17
 
StormReady College earns ‘industry standard’ status from NWS
1/16
 
‘An inconvenient hero’ Monmouth College convocation celebrates work and legacy of Martin Luther King Jr.
1/14
 
Winter Weather Update Semester will start as scheduled
1/13
 
New ‘Title’ for Kinkaid Monmouth staff veteran transitions to new full-time post
1/13
 
A lot happening at Bowers Redesigned lounge, new parking make residence hall ‘more comfortable, inviting’
1/12
 
Winter weather advisory Winter storm could impact beginning of semester
1/06
 
‘Hamlet’ in an hour Mooney to return to campus for performance, seminar
1/04
 
Mixing hoops and history Basketball team visits National Civil Rights Museum in Memphis