News Archive

  • Tom Burker portrait shot.
    December 22

    Episode 16: Dec. 22, 2020

    A tribute to the late Tom Burek by four people who swam for him – Erin Lafary ’15, Erica Marino ’13, Tony Marino ’14 and Becca Waxberg ’23.
  • December 22

    The Dahl Labyrinth

    Gift from alumnus Jon Dahl ’75 and his wife will bring a labyrinth to the Monmouth campus.
  • December 22

    The Psychology of COVID-19

    Pandemic gives Monmouth students senior research ideas.
  • December 22

    21 Years, 24 Sports

    After watching, recording, keeping stats, and writing about Fighting Scots athletics for more than 20 years, Dan Nolan retires as Monmouth’s sports information director.
  • December 17

    Year in Review

    A look back at the top 10 news stories and photos from 2020.
  • December 16

    Scots squash

    This beautiful pumpkin carving was created by Galesburg artist and Monmouth alumnus Dusty Scott ’03.
  • December 16

    Early reaction

    This work of art was created by Monmouth graduate and Mendota High School art teacher Brock Sondgeroth ’97 shortly after the start of the COVID-19 pandemic last spring.
  • December 16

    Proud Monmouth grad

    One of the most popular social media posts of 2020 was this photo of graduating senior Vanessa Caldwell, who still found a way to wear her mortar board on Wallace Hall Plaza during a year in which the Commencement ceremony was moved online.
  • December 16

    The show must go on

    Last spring, the College canceled its final theatre production of the semester due to COVID-19. “This time, we’re not going to do the hiatus,” said theatre professor Vanessa Campagna of the fall schedule. “We feel like we’ve had enough time to adjust to the realities that we’re living in, so theatre will persist. It’s just going to look a little bit different.” That included this outdoor staging of FusionFest VII, held on the steps of Wallace Hall instead of its usual Fusion Theatre location.
  • December 16

    Movie night at the stadium

    The College’s Association for Student Activity Programming (ASAP) “worked all summer to come up with fresh ideas to entertain the students while still being safe and socially distant,” said Assistant Director of Campus Events Ryan Doyle. “We decided one of our largest spaces, Zorn Stadium, would be a great spot to do just that. In the fall, it’s still warm and the JumboTron makes for a wonderful movie-watching experience.”
  • December 16

    A sign of the times

    A picture is worth a thousand words, so enough said.
  • December 16

    Empty playing fields:

    When senior outfielder Lauren Sperry popped out to short on March 13 to end the softball team’s 1-0 loss to Anderson University, everyone knew it officially closed the book on the Fighting Scots’ annual spring break trip to Florida. What no one realized at the time, though, was that is also closed the book on all Scots intercollegiate sports for the rest of 2020, due to COVID-19. With the Midwest Conference’s recent announcement that no fall and winter sports seasons will be held during the 2020-21 academic year, it might be the case that it all comes full circle, and the next Fighting Scots action is a softball game in the spring. Conference officials continue to work diligently toward making a spring athletics season happen.