News Archive

December 2014

12/22
 
Remembering his alma mater Faculty awards, development funds boosted by Hatch estate gift
12/19
 
Founding member Monmouth remains out in front of food security movement by joining PUSH
12/19
 
Brushing up Monmouth faculty, students attend IRS workshop to prepare for tax season
12/17
 
A new tradition Monmouth College toy collection benefits 1st Street Armoury
12/11
 
Town-gown project Citizenship class examines how towns like Monmouth can address immigration
12/05
 
Prestigious award Ayala is first Monmouth student to receive Gilman Scholarship for study abroad
12/03
 
Alumni return Four Monmouth graduates who worked on campaigns to discuss experiences
12/03
 
New inductees Monmouth's chapter of Lambda Pi Eta welcomes five new members
12/03
 
Welcome to the CSB Monmouth serves as host for section meeting of American Physical Society
12/02
 
Christmas at Monmouth Monmouth College to host traditional holiday program on Dec. 6

November 2014

11/26
 
That big band sound Caterpillar Employees Big Band to be featured at next MLCCS event
11/25
 
Found in translation Book about postwar Germany by MC's Bruce now available in English
11/24
 
$7.5 million challenge Anonymous friend of college and spouse pledge major campaign gift
11/24
 
Best of Show Alvis creates a winner with her first painting at Monmouth
11/22
 
Fall band concert Monmouth Wind Ensemble, Percussion Ensemble to perform Nov. 23
11/21
 
Father falters at altar Professor Mike Connell tells his moving story in op-ed piece for Wall Street Journal
11/21
 
11/20
 
Cabaret night Monmouth College Chorale to hold Nov. 21 fundraiser
11/20
 
Stella's Voice MC chapter welcomes Moldovan woman whose life was changed
11/19
 
$500,000 gift Gundersen '68, Hall of Achievement inductee, and husband, Robert, are donors
11/15
 
Election analysis At Midwest Matters forum, political pundits review '14 vote and look ahead
11/14
 
Cello recital Anne Suda to return to Monmouth for Nov. 23 performance
11/13
 
Town-gown College's relationship with city the topic of next Monmouth Asociates
11/12
 
'Never forget' Monmouth College dedicates Veterans Memorial Great Room
11/11
 
Orchestra concert Monmouth College Chamber Orchestra, directed by Carolyn Suda, to present concert
11/11
 
The place to be College's Hewes Library has the info (and late hours) that students need
11/06
 
Food for thought Guest speakers Richey, Pratt to discuss food safety, modern agriculture
11/06
 
Interdisciplinary trip Students, faculty to recount Cuba trip at International Lucnheon
11/05
 
Helping Syria At conference, Mariela Shaker shines light on Monmouth's efforts
11/04
 
Veterans Day event Monmouth College to dedicate CSB's Veterans Memorial Great Room
11/04
 
'Glee' star on campus Lauren Potter to speak today as part of ASAP's Human Experience Series

October 2014

10/31
 
Post-election forum Four distinguished panelists to discuss '14 and '16 elections on Nov. 12
10/30
 
Who has the edge? Monmouth professors take a look at the Illinois gubernatorial race
10/30
 
What is 'interfaith cooperation' Eboo Patel visits campus to define the language of a movement
10/30
 
Professors' passions Monmouth faculty members share stories of how they became teachers
10/29
 
Joukowsky Lecture Roman animal sacrifice the topic of lecture by visiting scholar
10/28
 
How to improve your improv Fotis '01, now a professor, returns to campus to speak to MC's writers, actors
10/28
 
'Frankenstein' Monmouth College to open main stage theatre season with Mary Shelley's classic
10/23
 
Top advocate Miller defends title at MC's Fourth Annual Moot Court Competition
10/23
 
MC receives grant Support of Syrian students will be enhanced by IIE funds
10/23
 
Winbigler promoted Janice Winbigler is Monmouth's newest development officer
10/23
 
McMullen Lecture Evolutionary biologist Scott Carroll to speak on campus Oct. 30
10/23
 
Top lawyer Manning '89 honored by Women's Bar Association of Illinois with leadership award
10/22
 
Interfaith leadership Patel, author of highly-acclaimed 'Acts of Faith,' to speak on Oct. 28
10/20
 
Lincoln Laureate Stephanie Lankford receives prestigious honor from Lincoln Academy of Illinois
10/17
 
A new look at history MC department switches to cutting edge curriculum, focused on primary sources
10/15
 
First MLCCS event 'Pioneering' wind ensemble WindSync to open concert series on Oct. 23
10/14
 
Haq receives Hatch Award Longtime MC political science professor honored for distinguished teaching
10/13
 
Discerning vocation NetVUE grant to help Monmouth students live 'lives that will matter'
10/10
 
Roman Spain Victor Martinez, MC classics lecturer, to present next archaeology lecture
10/09
 
Lotz art Exhibit by MC professor, titled 'The Process Portfolio,' currently on display
10/08
 
Award recipients Monmouth College honored six individuals and one family at Homecoming ceremony
10/08
 
New minor Peace, ethics and social justice program is up and running
10/02
 
International luncheon Three professors, two students to highlight trip to U.S.-Mexican border
10/02
 
He's a classic Sienkewicz receives Lifetime Achievement Award from Illinois Classical Conference
10/02
 
Celebrating one year Mu Lambda Rho, Monmouth's new co-ed fraternity, was launched on Oct. 1, 2013

September 2014

9/29
 
'Homecoming in the Highlands' Monmouth College to welcome alumni, host traditional festivites Oct. 3-5
9/29
 
Welcome back Lorenzo, former classics professor, to return for archaeology lecture Oct. 6
9/25
 
She paved the way Osei-Kofi, lone African student a year ago, now one of nine on campus from Ghana
9/25
 
$100,000 grant Mellon Foundation award will support first-year experience programming
9/24
 
New faculty Meet Nathan Kalmoe, a political scientist with an interest in communications
9/23
 
$3 million gift Marxman '56 makes gift to support MC's Center for Science and Business
9/17
 
'American Nations' Which rival regional culture is Monmouth in? Johnson's students know
9/16
 
Better bandwidth Monmouth College to increase Internet bandwidth through new agreement
9/16
 
Family Weekend Monmouth College is 'Where the Heart Is' on the weekend of Sept. 19-21
9/12
 
Two talks on immigration First Monmouth Associates, evening talk to focus on timely issue
9/11
 
Cultural Festival turns 20 Cuisines and cultures of 22 countries will be celebrated Sept. 13
9/09
 
Where we rank Monmouth shows well in U.S. News and World Report, other college rankings
9/09
 
Art exhibit Paintings by Joe Morzuch in Everett Gallery through Sept. 27
9/09
 
Gift pays big dividends Kubota equipment donated by McGehee '81 being used on MC's research farm
9/08
 
Enrollment record College welcomes 396 freshmen in Class of 2018 to set new mark
9/05
 
Big numbers, big sound Monmouth College Pipe Band welcomes eight new members, now at 15 overall
9/04
 
Award-winning film Morrow, former MC professor, to screen 'Everything Went Down' on Sept. 9
9/04
 
Summer internship Senior Adam Ruble, now in India, worked for AFL-CIO in Springfield
9/03
 
High achievers Fighting Scots student-athletes had banner year on field, in classroom
9/02
 
FusionFest New event to showcase creative process of theatre productions

August 2014

8/29
 
Experiencing Bulgaria Tooley, students participate in Fulbright International Summer Institute
8/28
 
Learning before class Monmouth's first day of classes was Aug. 26, but SOFIA students got head start
8/26
 
Labor Day Lecture Historian Gellman to discuss labor, race in 1960s Chicago
8/11
 
New admission staff Blaesing (left) to serve as director, one of five new faces in department
8/04
 
Fulbright scholar Biology professor Godde to study, teach in Mauritius in 2015
8/04
 
New Pi Phi house Knapheide siblings make $1.2 million gift in honor of their mother

July 2014

7/30
 
Monmouth in top 15 College high on value, accessibility listings in new Money magazine ranking
7/30
 
Summer research is thriving Thanks to Doc Kieft's gift, eight science students working on campus
7/25
 
Residence life changes New roles, additions will help college welcome large incoming class
7/23
 
Endowed professorship Major gift from McGraths funds biology position; Godde is first recipient
7/18
 
'Win-win' internships Monmouth students working for ENFOS, a company co-founded by Roger Well '86
7/17
 
MC on C-SPAN 3 Class taught by history professor Stacy Cordery to be featured on July 19 show
7/15
 
Chosen by ACM MC's Draxler, Schell to co-teach program this fall at Newberry Library
7/14
 
All-American Scholars Long, Sandrock are first Fighting Scots golfers to earn honor
7/11
 
College of Distinction Successful outcomes contribute to Monmouth's latest accolade
7/09
 
Another record Monmouth Fund grows 20 percent, closes in on $2 million goal
7/08
 
Educational diplomacy Tooley represents Monmouth at forum on international education
7/08
 
AXD awards Alpha Xi Delta brings back several honors from recruitment workshop
7/08
 
Sienkewicz honored MC's Capron Professor of Classics receives ACL's prestigious Meritus Award
7/08
 
In memoriam Charles 'Bud' Skov, professor emeritus of physics, passes away at 81

June 2014

6/25
 
Summer research Monmouth students break out of comfort zone on trips to Puerto Rico, Cuba
6/25
 
Big day for Phi Delts MC's Illinois Gamma chapter of Phi Delta Theta wins prestigious Kansas City Trophy
6/18
 
Golf outing Event at Gibson Woods on June 20 to benefit Fighting Scots Society
6/18
 
Celebrating the McMichaels Iconic family produced two Monmouth College presidents
6/15
 
MC names new president Clarence Wyatt to become Monmouth College's 14th president on July 1
6/15
 
Cotter rises in CBA Monmouth grad, trustee to be installed as president of The Chicago Bar Association
6/04
 
Dean's List Monmouth College announces top academic achievers for Spring 2014 semester

May 2014

5/30
 
Shipp returns to Monmouth Katie Shipp, 2013 MC graduate, joins development and college relations staff
5/29
 
Campus awards Several students, organizations received honors at close of academic year
5/29
 
Golden Scots Celebration Monmouth alumni from 45 years out and beyond to have reunions June 5-8
5/22
 
Elite student-athlete Decker receives NCAA award for top GPA at national golf meet
5/22
 
An end, a beginning Class of 2014, President Ditzler to start new chapters after commencement
5/21
 
Development staff grows Candor brings 16 years of experience in higher education to new position
5/14
 
'Talking Politics' MC's Johnson is hosting new public affairs radio show on KBUR-AM
5/13
 
'Special student' Vanderpool receives armful of awards at MC's honors convocation
5/12
 
A 'tenpeat' for track Fighting Scots sweep MWC track titles for 10th straight year
5/12
 
Distinguished service Peterson receives Hatch Award, praised for accounting program success, VITA program
5/08
 
Learning leadership MC's Kinkaid to address WCL graduates at Monmouth Associates
5/08
 
Commencement weekend Weisenfeld (left) to give address, Buchanan to speak at baccalaureate
5/05
 
Applause, applause Broadway actress Roth tells students about theatre's highs and lows
5/05
 
Students of the Year Butler, Downey, Rus, Turner, Washburn honored at convocation
5/02
 
In memoriam Robert Buchholz, emeritus professor of biology, died April 25 at the age of 89
5/01
 
Student research published Three Monmouth students selected for fourth edition of MJUR
5/01
 
VITA sets record MC's Volunteer Income Tax Assistance program files most-ever returns
5/01
 
Hatch Award History professor Urban receives prestigious honor for half-century of scholarship

April 2014

4/30
 
Let the music play Calendar shows seven concerts on campus between May 3 - 8
4/29
 
New development Voss, veteran higher education fundraising executive and consultant, joins MC staff
4/28
 
Scholars Day On April 29, Monmouth College to host celebratory 'festival of the mind'
4/28
 
Renowned composer Jaakko Mäntyjärvi to meet with MC students, have new work premiered
4/24
 
'Visual Pleasure' Second installment of senior art exhibit now on display in gallery
4/24
 
A leader in classics Morris named Eta Sigma Phi president, Sienkewicz honored, MC to host in 2016
4/17
 
Quite a collection Lorenzo to discuss past, present, future of MC's Native American artifacts
4/16
 
Distinguished visitor Top lawyer Biklen '65 returns to MC, tells students about emerging laws
4/15
 
'Twelfth Night' Shakespeare and steampunk to come together at MC theatre production April 24 - 27
4/15
 
McMullen Lecture Mills answers what happens when 'seven billion humans meet nine million other species'
4/10
 
Stay for the art First installment of MC's senior exhibit on display in Everett Gallery
4/08
 
Chamber concert MC ensemble, directed by Suda, to perform wide variety of selections, including Schubert
4/08
 
A town like Monmouth Via Skype, students hear from Pulitzer Prize-winning author of 'Denison, Iowa'
4/07
 
London calling International Luncheon makes a stop in the U.K. on April 10
4/05
 
Titanic's 'backstage magic' Kellogg (left) details the business principles behind world's largest museum attraction
4/04
 
College For Kids Popular student enrichment program will return for 34th year, June 16-27
4/03
 
'Broadway Our Way' Beckie Menzie, Tom Michaels to present final MLCCS event of season
4/03
 
'The 39 Steps' Four actors to reenact elements of Hitchcock's 1935 film thriller

March 2014

3/31
 
Get to know Pakistan Monmouth College to host interdisciplinary conference on Pakistan April 7-8
3/28
 
Thompson Lecture al-Hibri's talk on philosophy is also part of 'Muslim Journeys' series
3/27
 
Whiteman Lecture Kellogg, TV executive at CBS and Disney, to speak on April 3
3/26
 
'The Butterfly Mosque' MC's Kuppinger (left) to lead 'Muslim Journeys' book discussion
3/26
 
Spring Break recap Nearly 150 students took MC trips to Italy, Moldova, Mexico and southern U.S.
3/25
 
Abe and the Bard Wilson to speak about Lincoln's fascination (and frustration) with Shakespeare
3/25
 
Rave reviews New Fusion Theatre in downtown Monmouth is a hit
3/20
 
Crowning jewel Estate gift funds Adolphson Observatory atop Center for Science and Business
3/19
 
Lessons from Job Larrimore, author of Job biography, to present guest lecture March 24
3/19
 
New site Martinez, de Brestian to speak about research in Spain's Najerilla Valley
3/14
 
Two weeks in one MC celebrating Modern Foreign Language Week, Cultural Awareness Week
3/12
 
Final Decisions MC's Smolenksy to lead discussion on 'U.S. Trade Policy'
3/12
 
Home concert After successful southern swing, Chorale returns to Dahl Chapel March 21
3/11
 
Merit Badge University record number of Boy Scouts set to attend event hosted by Monmouth College
3/11
 
Women's history Wagoner, Kulczewski to discuss 'Women's Sports Before Title IX'
3/10
 
Crosswinds Trio Next MLCCS event to feature 'unprecedented experience in chamber music'
3/10
 
Generation Study Abroad Monmouth College joins IIE coalition to raise number of participating students
3/07
 
Info on ENFOS Well '86, Distinguished Alumni Visitor, working with capstone courses
3/07
 
Welcome back Exhibit in MC's Everett Gallery features paintings by Desiree Swanson '09
3/03
 
Follow his lead Leadership expert Barry Posner shares 'five practices' with 130 students

February 2014

2/28
 
2/27
 
Great Decisions Hayley Mills, 2012 Monmouth graduate, to lead session on 'China's Foreign Policy'
2/26
 
Tour heads south Monmouth College Chorale to escape cold, perform in southeastern states
2/25
 
Fox Lecture 'Fictional classicist' Hellenga, emeritus professor of English, to speak
2/25
 
Stop the presses! The Courier, MC's student newspaper, brings home nine ICPA awards
2/24
 
New inductees Four students, one professor inducted into classics honor society
2/21
 
Positive outcome For second straight year, 99 percent of MC grads in jobs or further schooling
2/21
 
'Food and Climate' Next Great Decisions forum to focus on issue of interest at Monmouth College
2/19
 
$500,000 gift H. Betty Weiss Oberstar '43 establishes Thiessen Faculty Excellence Award
2/18
 
Song and dance Weekend events to feature several MC dance and music ensembles
2/18
 
ScotSpeak results Miller (left) leads speech and debate team at Chicago event
2/18
 
'Roads to the Past' Lecture will discuss highway sponsored archaeology in western Illinois
2/14
 
Leadership expert Posner, co-author of 'The Leadership Challenge,' to speak at March 1 conference
2/14
 
'A Quiet Revolution' MC's Haq to lead discussion of book by Leila Ahmed
2/14
 
New vice president Steve Bloomer, 1983 grad, promoted to development and college relations post
2/13
 
Series continue Associates talk to focus on MC philanthrophy; Great Decision on energy
2/13
 
Fusion Theatre to open 'The Awesome 80s Prom,' an interactive show, to open MC's new downtown theatre
2/12
 
Gould's gift Veteran history professor establishes junior faculty award at MC
2/07
 
Series continue Baughs on Scotland and Florence; Kuppinger on 'Islamic Awakening'
2/04
 
Studying early coeducation Book by MC's Myers draws favorable review from top journal
2/03
 
Research published Kuppinger authors journal paper on Cairo's garbage collectors
2/03
 
Islamic gardens 'Muslim Journeys' to focus on landscape art; Great Decision on Turkey
2/03
 
Forensics finals Johnson (left) leads ScotSpeak at NIU, places sixth in prose
2/02
 
New exhibit Figure sculptures, abstract paintings by MC's Brian and Stephanie Baugh in Everett Gallery

January 2014

1/31
 
These physicists have game DeCook and Johnson (both left) continue MC's golf/physics tradition
1/29
 
Research published Cramer's ongoing study of brown recluse spiders is in journal article
1/24
 
From Bulgaria to China Triggered by study abroad, Devlin '12 now working at international school
1/24
 
Patriotic Employer Award Supervisor Trimble (left) recognized for supporting MC's Smith during his Iraq stint
1/24
 
Introducing Triads First of MC's groundbreaking programs to focus on food security
1/22
 
Tax time MC students provide income tax assistance through VITA, starting Feb. 1
1/22
 
Tough decision Two public events -- an archaeology lecture and Great Decisions -- in CSB on Jan. 29
1/17
 
Cool beans Tasting event scheduled for college's Scots Roast coffee
1/16
 
Role model Marzette looking forward to helping, inspiring inner-city kids with City Year
1/16
 
Immersed in theatre MC contingent attends Kennedy Center festival in Michigan, brings home awards
1/16
 
New exhibit Mahoney's paintings in Everett Gallery include self-portrait (left)
1/16
 
Great Decisions World affairs discussion program returns for 34th year on Jan. 22
1/16
 
Opportunity knocks Temores (left) participates in CPA internship program
1/13
 
Dean's List These Monmouth College students achieved at a high level during the Fall 2013 semester
1/10
 
New vice president Richard Marshall to take over business and finance office in March
1/07
 
His ship came in Lipinski '13 now a yacht accountant after networking through MC career center
1/07
 
In memoriam Wimpress, Monmouth's seventh president from 1964-70, dies at 91
1/02
 
Alcorn returns to MC Former director of alumni programs, 1988 grad begins development position