News & Events

December 2011

12/30
 
Green tips for 2012 MC's own Danielle Nierenberg '95 publishes ideas in Chicago Tribune op-ed piece
12/30
 
Alumnus promotes study abroad Mitchell '67, veteran of Foreign Service, makes $50,000 gift to alma mater
12/21
 
Caterpillar CEO to speak Oberhelman to give MC's Whiteman Lecture in April
12/21
 
The best of 2011 A look back at Monmouth College’s top stories and photos from past year
12/19
 
Another honor for Cole Senior's photo from Florence among ACM contest selections
12/15
 
Capener tapped by JU Vice president for strategic planning leaving MC for Jacksonville
12/14
 
MC earns high marks Increasingly, Monmouth using NSSE benchmarks to measure academic success
12/13
 
Big Red's gift ideas Books, coffee, pens on list, which is topped by idea that can help change world
12/12
 
That's a wrap Students put finishing touches on semester with projects, papers, exams
12/09
 
Home of fulminologists What don't we know about lightning? Surprisingly, a lot, says MC physics prof
12/09
 
International push Monmouth College anounces two new scholarships
12/08
 
Meet the coach Skrivseth to discuss Scots basketball at Associates luncheon
12/07
 
Merit Badge University For next several years, MC to host area Boy Scouts
12/06
 
Business and science Byrnes '72 a shining example of a Monmouth College education
12/02
 
Thanks for coming MC recognizes four international exchange students

November 2011

11/30
 
President's blog Small-town banks and colleges still perform important role
11/29
 
Christmas at Monmouth Popular holiday tradition, featuring several ensembles, set for Dec. 3
11/28
 
11/28
 
Business and science Davis' thoughts on life experiences read like an admissions brochure for MC
11/28
 
11/22
 
A whopping crane PIece of equipment will tower over construction site
11/22
 
A glimpse of the future Chemistry students see what grad school is like on University of Iowa visit
11/19
 
Scots advance in NCAA playoffs Recovered fumble keys 33-27 win over Illinois Wesleyan in triple overtime
11/18
 
83 turkeys Record-setting Monmouth-Knox score of 56-27 helps stock food pantries
11/18
 
A thousand words Well, at least 900, paint a picture of Cole's experience at Monmouth
11/18
 
Off-campus, yet familiar Howard sings praises of ACM's Urban Studies program
11/18
 
On top of the world MC trio makes it back-to-back weeks at No. 1 in Business Simulation Game
11/16
 
Spirit of Grace Janeve West, theatre faculty member, honored for commitment to the arts
11/16
 
Heartland to highlands Dixon, Green among MC students thriving in Scotland through UHI program
11/15
 
Best of Show Cole painted with wax on winning piece; Barber wins Waltershausen Award
11/15
 
11/15
 
11/15
 
11/15
 
11/14
 
NCAA taps Ditzler MC president represents D3 schools in Chicago, has blog featured
11/14
 
Chamber Orchestra Directed by Carolyn Suda, group to present Nov. 20 concert
11/14
 
Thanksgiving service Community encouraged to attend Nov. 21 event in Dahl Chapel
11/13
 
Scots on the road Draw Illinois Wesleyan for first round
11/11
 
Old-fashioned, but effective Hatch Award winner Buban discusses teaching style, MC's future
11/11
 
11/11/11 1933 Monmouth graduate celebrates once-in-century event...twice!
11/10
 
What's buried in western Illinois? Conrad's archaeology lecture to focus on current research, future possibilities
11/10
 
Coffee talk Scots Roast project to be topic of Associates program
11/09
 
'A Christmas Carol' Two casts to perform Dickens' holiday classic Nov. 17-19
11/09
 
In memoriam Allison, emeritus professor, taught biology at alma mater for 34 years
11/09
 
Monmouth Winds Concert on Nov. 13 to feature works by Arnold, Grundman, Holsinger
11/08
 
Mark Kopinski '79 opines on Bloomberg News Mark Kopinski '80 opines on Bloomberg News
11/08
 
Mark Kopinski '79 opines on Bloomberg News Mark Kopinski '80 opines on Bloomberg News
11/07
 
Third in the nation Crab People, MC's water polo team, end season with just one loss
11/04
 
New scholarships announced MC announces Presbyterian and Sustainability Scholarships
11/03
 
Jazz Ensemble concert Group to play tunes by Weather Report, Herbie Hancock on Nov. 8
11/03
 
Witzig goes international Professor to speak about trip to Israel, Egypt
11/03
 
Anchored in success Eddington '06 takes Illinois Broadcasters Association award
11/02
 
Student Laureate Holt selected for prestigious honor from The Lincoln Academy of Illinois
11/02
 
MC moving to 4-4 New calendar, which will enhance academic experience, to take effect in 2012-13
11/01
 
'Standing on Ceremony' MC to participate in national theatre event on Nov. 7
11/01
 
'Writing in Space' MC to join forces with Vanderbilt, Iowa for discussion

October 2011

10/26
 
Gala honorees Mitchell '67 inducted into Hall of Achievement, Buban receives Hatch Award
10/25
 
How to succeed in business Trubeck '68 shares insights from four companies with senior-level class
10/21
 
Business and science MC background left ’86 grad Well-suited for change
10/20
 
Leading by example Tanney, who could soon be all-time NCAA leader, talks football
10/20
 
Moot Court competition Hubbard wins first-ever law school-level activity
10/20
 
More on Moldova International Luncheon the setting for students' talk on 'speranza'
10/19
 
Flutist, pianist to perform Broffitt, Mack to give contemporary music recital on Oct. 25
10/17
 
National Archaeology Day MC celebrating with field trip, outreach, lecture
10/14
 
Longworth praises MC initiative Midwest expert to speak at Oct. 21 forum
10/14
 
Homecoming is here! 'Dream Big' is theme of jam-packed Oct. 21-23 event
10/13
 
Changing lives in Moldova Students who traveled to eastern European nation to speak at Associates
10/13
 
'Genuinely soulful' R&B Jones will bring Motown to Monmouth for Oct. 16 MLCCS event
10/13
 
'Dog Sees God' An unauthorized Peanuts parody coming to MC stage
10/13
 
Scots football highlights Check out the big plays from Monmouth’s 10-3 win over St. Norbert and other big games.
10/10
 
Putting academics first Shimmin sacrifices sidelines for 'senatorial' service
10/10
 
Celebrating fine arts Thompson '95 still living the performer/scholar dream
10/07
 
After midnight? AfterDark Donnelly '12 proves naysayers wrong, operating successful nightclub
10/06
 
What is biopsychology? And why has the relatively new major become so popular?
10/05
 
Landscape-inspired pottery Everett Gallery exhibit to feature works by Carstens '77
10/03
 
Laughy to present lecture MC faculty member to speak at Knox about 'world's first democracy'

September 2011

9/30
 
Haq to lead ACM program Political science chair headed to Pune, India, in fall of 2012
9/30
 
Monmouth Magazine now online MC's celebrated business program highlighted in cover story
9/29
 
A language learner abroad Falkenrath '14 to speak about Ecuador at International Luncheon
9/29
 
'Tad in 5th City' Chicago's MPAACT troupe to perform in Wells Theater
9/28
 
Meet Sara Gorchoff New psychology professor has inquiring mind about marriage, Tootsie Pops
9/28
 
Community outreach Barbaro-Medrano teaches Spanish to local hairstylists
9/26
 
Business and science How White '61 uses science to help keep America safe
9/23
 
9/23
 
9/23
 
9/22
 
Fine Arts Month kickoff Sept. 29 visit by Thompson '95 to start October celebration
9/20
 
A hall of famer Angotti to be inducted by Indiana Broadcast Pioneers
9/19
 
'Unconstitutional' 2004 documentary to be shown tonight to observe Constitution Day
9/19
 
Prestigious fellowship Derek Huff selected to participate in Coro Fellows Program
9/16
 
A charango serenade Authentic instruments part of the fun when Los Lara performs
9/16
 
Remembering 9/11 CHAPLAIN ADDRESSED FRESHMEN
9/15
 
First-ever phonecast Technology helps college bring 4,700 alumni together
9/14
 
Open auditions Public invited to be a part of November production of 'A Christmas Carol'
9/13
 
Family Weekend Parents, siblings of MC students encouraged to 'dive in'
9/13
 
Longworth to return for forum Author cites Monmouth College as Midwest leader
9/12
 
New professor published Kumar's research on superconductivity appears in Nature Physics
9/12
 
Founder's treasures Civil War general's artifacts coming to MC in Family Weekend ceremony
9/09
 
Ditzler to open Associates His Sept. 15 talk will include future plans for MC
9/09
 
MC community remembers 9/11 Retired chaplain told students 'Not everybody acts like this'
9/08
 
Flip a canoe? Not this sturdy SOFIA project, one of three related to mathematics
9/08
 
9/07
 
Artist-in-residence Cox-Johnson to spend week on campus, starting Sept. 12
9/06
 
An important national resource President Ditzler writes on how a liberal arts education best prepares exceptional leaders
9/06
 
The planking phenomenon It may look odd, but more than 700,000 like new craze on Facebook
9/06
 
A new 'web' site 'Spider Man' back in business thanks to local find
9/02
 
17th Annual Cultural Festival Brazilian-themed event to feature plenty of dancing, free international food

August 2011

8/31
 
'Drive' exhibit to open Artist inspired by beautiful images in the mundane
8/31
 
ACM appoints Baugh Art professor will lead study-abroad program in Florence in 2013
8/31
 
Business and science Wenzel '10 in the family business after majoring in chemistry
8/30
 
Game day open house Prospective students, parents welcome for Sept. 3 event
8/29
 
Labor Day Lecture Augustana's Simonsen to speak about housework, women's activism
8/29
 
Seventeen to Scotland And others to Tanzania, India, Italy, etc. this fall
8/26
 
Ditzler elected chair of APCU Has goal of emphasizing excellence of member institutions
8/26
 
Pahel in Pategonia Chorale director attends World Symposium on Choral Music
8/25
 
Welcome aboard! New faculty, staff join MC for 2011-12 academic year
8/22
 
Cornerstone unveiled Center for Science and Business inspires big dreams for MC
8/16
 
Back to school Matriculation ceremony, Freshman Walkout among orientation highlights
8/16
 
MC gave her the world Global experiences help Bero '06 stand out at Accenture
8/15
 
Breakfast With Mauri President Ditzler examines parallels between parenting and teaching
8/10
 
Cornerstone ceremony Matriculation Day event to symbolize new era of academic excellence
8/09
 
Dean's List As new academic year approaches, here’s a look at the students who excelled last spring
8/05
 
Business and science ... and skiing -- Hearne '82 explains how they all come together
8/03
 
Summer construction Projects include parking lots, outdoor classroom, office relocations
8/02
 
'Best in the Midwest' MC included among region's top colleges by Princeton Review
8/01
 
New developments Bloomer, Stahl, Thompson promoted; College Relations open house is Aug. 5

July 2011

7/26
 
Superhuman? History Channel sent TV crew to campus to find out
7/21
 
Business and science Velazquez, healthcare VP, grateful for MC’s interdisciplinary training
7/21
 
Director of student success Scott, former assistant director of admission, promoted to new post
7/20
 
Educational Garden addition 'A beautiful solution to water pollution' has been planted
7/13
 
Latin Performance Scholarships Icoming students Morris, Schuytema named 2011 recipients
7/12
 
Midwest Matters Johnson represents MC at governors association meeting
7/11
 
More scholarship winners MC announces recipients of several of its endowed scholarships
7/11
 
Business and science Smith ’72 a firm believer that both academic disciplines go hand in hand
7/08
 
The fall of cursive MC's Vivian comments on the loss of one of education's 'three Rs'
7/05
 
Vadim's party The joy and wonder of a simple birthday celebration
7/01
 
In memoriam Frank Sorensen, emeritus professor of education, passed away earlier this week
7/01
 
A learning environment College's off-campus facilities part of the draw for environmental science majors

June 2011

6/30
 
Witness to history Welch, emeritus professor, reports on the latest from Joplin, Mo.
6/27
 
Business and science Plummer '73 straddled fence between both disciplines as Monsanto executive
6/23
 
A talented crop Monmouth welcomes first class of Midwest Scholars
6/22
 
What's your major? Seniors Ruyle, Zumpf proud to say it's environmental science
6/21
 
Finding 'speranza' in Moldova MC group -- including board chair Byrnes '72 -- experience life-changing trip
6/21
 
Business & science Yarde '05 a bright young star at Stryker Medical
6/15
 
It's Fiji! Phi Gamma Delta gets nod as MC's newest fraternity
6/13
 
You're hired! Recent grads Huff, Morgan start competitive internships at SonoSite
6/06
 
Better than ever MC Pipe Band has assembled a talented group of musicians
6/06
 
A calling of the clan Phonecast event on Sept. 13 to reach hundreds of alumni

May 2011

5/23
 
Golden Scots Celebration Alumni ages 65 and older invited back to their alma mater June 1-5
5/20
 
New twist on old language Ruggiero brings 'hybrid Spanish' to MFL curriculum
5/20
 
Despite rain, students shine College's 154th commencement exercises highlighted by Class of 2011 contributions
5/20
 
Shepherd goes pro in Europe Former wide receiver to play in Finland
5/16
 
Timmerman on leadership Dean of the faculty to speak to WCL graduates at Associates
5/14
 
Weather forces commencement indoors Ceremony to be held in fieldhouse
5/13
 
Video contest winners announced Stop motion film by MC students claims $3,000 first prize
5/13
 
CPR saves child's life Palkovic '09 learned life-saving technique while an MC student
5/12
 
How to succeed in business Student group among the world's best in simulation game
5/10
 
Scots Angels part of partnership MC, Warren Achievement Center continue to have many town-gown ties
5/06
 
New building, new position Hess to supervise construction of academic facility
5/04
 
Oops! ... He'll do it again In Wales, Willhardt to reprise talk about Britney Spears
5/03
 
Nearly there As June 30 nears, fundraising challenge goal is close to being met
5/02
 
Will you be my pen pal? Prof. Brady's students in Atolinga, Mexico, writing to local high school kids

April 2011

4/27
 
Something for everyone Upcoming concert events feature percussion, winds, jazz, vocals
4/25
 
MC website improved Being 'in the cloud' provides better service, is cost-effective
4/25
 
Concert Band, Concert Choir Spring concert for two non-auditioned ensembles set for April 27
4/25
 
Chorale to perform April 30 MC choral ensemble to join forces with Galesburg Community Chorus
4/25
 
Get psyched! MC to host undergraduate psychology conference on April 30
4/21
 
Distinguished scholar Goble's documentaries help him earn one of MC's Hatch Awards
4/21
 
Students of the Year Seniors Wyse and Jefferson, freshmen Dander and Beastrom honored
4/20
 
Scots tab Skrivseth New men's basketball coach, former UW-Whitewater assistant, to start April 25
4/20
 
MC president goes to great heights to raise funds for building With ROTC assistance, Ditzler goes over edge
4/19
 
The ACS initiative Academic funding provides valuable experience for chemistry students
4/19
 
Psi Chi induction A record 16 students added to psychology honor society
4/18
 
Poll reveals Midwesterners mistrust globalization Majority of region views China and illegal immigration as threats
4/15
 
Beta Beta Beta Biology honor society inducts four new members
4/15
 
Eye-opening experience ALD students volunteer at local recycling center
4/14
 
What Darwin saw MC group to discuss Galapagos Islands trip at next Associates
4/14
 
Research journal launched MC's Midwest Journal of Undergraduate Rsearch (MJUR) available on April 19
4/14
 
Senior art, part II Reception for four artists is April 17, gallery talk is April 18
4/13
 
Scholars' Day on Scots Day New element of April 19 celebration features scholarly emphasis
4/12
 
Chamber Orchestra to perform April 17 event to include works by Beethoven, Shostakovich, Telemann
4/07
 
Designer and king Munson not only designed set for 'The Tempest,' but will play Alanso
4/07
 
'It all began at Monmouth' Goodwin '80 credits MC experience for jump-starting his career success
4/05
 
'Just for Girls' New College For Kids course promotes young women in science
4/05
 
MC announces video contest A grand prize of $3,000 will be awarded to the best student piece

March 2011

3/31
 
Ancient Cahokia Archaeology lecture on April 6 to focus on American Indians from Illinois
3/30
 
Cultural Awareness Week Windmeyer, Campus Pride founder, to speak in Highlander Room on April 7
3/30
 
'Light It Up Blue' Wallace Hall to be in the spotlight to promote autism awareness
3/29
 
KKG & the women's movement Smithsonian curator emerita to speak in conjunction with new exhibit
3/28
 
Contemporary Arts Week Two concerts, two talks part of April 1-10 celebration
3/25
 
It's Greek Week! Celebration to include chapel service, blood drive, skits and more
3/24
 
Shakespeare's 'The Tempest' The Bard's final work to be performed April 9-10 at Orpheum Theatre
3/23
 
The global food crisis Patel to speak on 'How to Feed Africa and America' at McMullen Lecture
3/22
 
Open house, Midwest Scholars Day General event for prospective students coincides with first-ever scholarship event
3/22
 
The women's studies minor Current, former students discuss reasons for choosing interdisciplinary topic
3/22
 
Every biologist's dream MC group visits Galapagos Islands, walks in Darwin's footsteps
3/22
 
Dean's List announced Students recognized for a GPA of 3.5 or higher for Fall 2010
3/22
 
'Three Women – One Show' Senior artists Doane, Fantetti, Mehta featured in current exhibit
3/17
 
Bradac 'wrote the book' for MC Honors Program student praised for business office project
3/17
 
Whiteman Lecture speaker Goodwin '80, president and CEO of SonoSite, Inc., to give April 7 talk
3/16
 
Tooley to discuss Bulgaria Associate ean to be featured speaker at International Luncheon
3/11
 
Interdisciplinary HEV project Clayton, Schmidt present hybrid electric vehicle poster in Vancouver, Chicago
3/10
 
Final Decisions, garden talk Urban to lead last discussion, Watson to speak at Monmouth Associates
3/10
 
Women and power Cordery analyzes Time's Top 25 list of 20th-century leaders
3/09
 
AXD open house New Greek life facility will be open to public on March 20
3/09
 
Molière/Shakespeare tag team Mooney to bring one-man show to Wells Theater on March 15
3/08
 
The tour stops here Chorale will be joined on March 18 by The Scotsmen, Concert Choir
3/07
 
Trubeck '68 named CFO Vice chairman of MC board will lead restructuring at YRC Worldwide Inc.
3/04
 
Godde to lead ACM program He'll spend the fall in Tanzania, but first comes MC trip to Galapagos Islands
3/03
 
More than just plays Theatre students compete at festival, host CSC peers, organize showcase
3/01
 
Four Scots are All-American Devor, Allen, Didier lead women to 10th-place finish; Byom also on list
3/01
 
College For Kids Registration under way, deadline is April 21 for MC's summer enrichment program

February 2011

2/28
 
Say 'no' to bullying Campus-wide effort to shed light on subject includes pre-show discussion
2/24
 
Basketball coach resigns After four years in charge of Fighting Scots, Vershaw steps down
2/24
 
Extra! Extra! Read all about the three awards earned by MC's student newspaper
2/24
 
'Global Governance' Tooley to lead discussion on ramifications of increasingly interconected world
2/22
 
Vote for Tanney's video MC quarterback interviewed on ESPN2's 'First Take'
2/21
 
Research and passion Tierney '69, co-founder of MTV, credits both for successful business career
2/18
 
'Sanctions and Non-Proliferation' Masood to lead Great Decisions on Caucasus region
2/18
 
Why it's OK to wear purple CAC to film 'purple glove' video at Monmouth-Knox games
2/18
 
Concert times two Monmouth Winds concert, Gospel Music Extravaganza both set for Feb. 27
2/18
 
ACM photos on display Award-winning off-campus photos include one by MC's Morrow
2/16
 
Home, sweet home AXD members move in to new $2 million Greek house
2/16
 
Full speed ahead Board of trustees gives unanimous approval to move forward with building
2/15
 
Come for one, see both Ceramics by Stengel and Muroe in Everett Gallery, new items in Gallery 203
2/14
 
Admission open house Event on Feb. 21 to coincide with Presidents Day
2/11
 
Schell receives Hatch award Associate professor honored for quantity, quality of 'exemplary' service
2/10
 
'The Children's Hour' Hellman's classic drama to be performed Feb. 24-27 in WIT Theatre
2/10
 
An interdisciplinary major International business is a 'marketable' field of study, says PEC professor
2/10
 
Pipers in Highlander Room Pipe Band members to speak, play at next Monmouth Associates
2/09
 
An eventful time International Luncheon, Great Decisions, Archaeology Lecture on tap Feb. 16-17
2/08
 
Black History Month Two talks by Eddie Moore Jr. and a 'gospel extravaganza' are scheduled events
2/08
 
Out of Africa Perzigian's plans went awry in Egypt, but he plans to return
2/07
 
From MC to D.C. Watson lands prestigious internship with Human Rights Campaign
2/03
 
Rebuilding Haiti Bond to lead next Great Decisions discussion on Feb. 9
2/03
 
New trustees Courson '64, Dahlstrom '98, Gerdes, Plummer '73 to begin terms on MC board
2/01
 
'Craig Mound Cosmology' Northwestern professor to speak about Oklahoma archaeological site

January 2011

1/28
 
Horn of Africa Smolensky to lead next Great Decisions discussion
1/25
 
Challenge gift announced Anonymous gift could yield $6 million for building campaign
1/25
 
This idea has merit Midwest Scholars Award is largest in MC's history
1/24
 
Guest artists to perform Renowned flutist McMurtery and Knox's Mack will perform recital on Jan. 29
1/20
 
National security up next MC's Bloomer, former Army colonel, to lead discussion at Great Decisions
1/19
 
'Collaborations' Reception, gallery talk scheduled Jan. 21 for integrated faculty art exhibition
1/17
 
VITA a vital program MC students offering tax preparation assistance through April 16
1/13
 
Great Decisions Discussion forum returns for 31st year on Jan. 19
1/12
 
Celebrating MLK WIU's Adams to speak on black leadership in 21st century
1/10
 
How to get around town 'Scot Shuttle' service assists travel in Monmouth, Galesburg
1/07
 
Recent gifts exceed $5 million Momentum continues for MC's proposed $38 million academic complex
1/07
 
MC receives Hearst gift Rural students to benefit from $100,000 gift from Hearst Foundation
1/06
 
The dean of employment St. Ledger reaches historic 50-year mark, honored by college