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Intelligent Design Colloquium

Written by Krissy Chapman. Media by Kat Kelley. The Greenville Religion and Science Society (GRASS) sponsored a colloquium this past Wednesday, May 1, with author and noted speaker, Dr. Jack Collins. Dr. Collins, author of Science and Faith: Friends or Foes?, presented the topic ‘Is Intelligent Design Bad Theology?’ to Greenville College students and faculty. Dr. Collins is a professor of Old Testament at Covenant Theological Seminary in St. Louis, Missouri. He went to MIT for his B.S. and M.S. in Computer Science and Systems Engineering, as well as Faith Lutheran Seminary for his M.Div., and the University of Liverpool for a Ph.D. in Hebrew linguistics. In addition to his many years of study, Dr. Collins has authored numerous books studying the creation story in Genesis. ...

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Richard Huston Named Volunteer of the Year

Interview by Kevin Dunne. Media by Zach Bonner. Dr. Richard Huston, chair of the History Department at Greenville College, was awarded the Volunteer of the Year Award from Greenville Federal Institute. Huston has been volunteering for three years, preparing Spanish speaking inmates for the GED examination. I sat down with Dr. Huston in his office to ask him about his time volunteering at the prison. ...

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Iron Man 3 Premiere

Written by Hoss Dossett. Media by Kat Kelley. We fell in love with Iron Man almost as fast as he fell in love with himself. For some of us, this was a beautiful metamorphosis from comic book hero to film champion. For others, watching Robert Downey Jr. become Tony Stark was a magical first. Regardless of where you find yourself along that line, it is likely you are a fan and you probably made an Iron Man suit out of cardboard back in 2008 and you probably repainted it in 2010 and you have probably worn it in the basement a lot since then – probably too much. To you, I say, “Be of good cheer, for the Globe is near.” In other words . . . ...

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Sextravaganza: Stories and Discussions

Written by Meagan Gunn. Media by Jessica Sturgeon. Imagine with me for a moment: you walk into a dark room that feels nearly frigid after a day spent outdoors enjoying the warm spring sun. The only light in the room radiates dimly from several lamps placed on various desks. There are couches set up in the front of the room, but the low light makes it difficult to distinguish the people sitting on them. As if to make the entire situation worse, the topic for discussion is none other than that dreaded yet exciting three-letter word—sex. This describes the setting for this year’s final Sextravaganza event on Tuesday evening, April 30 in Snyder 104. The event “Stories and Discussions” was hosted by COR 401 group 16 as part of their project. COR 401 group 16 is made up of six seniors —Haley Fahrner, Chase Weber, Brittney Rand, Michael Trieb, Joel Beussink, and Michael Mercurio. They invited GC faculty and staff Jake and Lisa Amundson, John Brittingham, and Emily Bishop to be involved with this event. “Stories and Discussions” was just as the title describes; the event was broken up into several sections focusing on the emotional and physical aspects of sex, both for newlyweds and for those in more mature relationships. Discussion questions facilitated a time of audience reaction and participation after each section. ...

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GC Holds Annual Adaptive P.E. Day

Written by Kevin Dunne. Media by Kat Kelley. On Friday, the 26th, Greenville College held its 13th annual Adaptive P.E. Day in the rec center. The event, put together largely by George Barber’s Adaptive P.E. class, hosted around 75 to 100 individuals with disabilities from the surrounding area. Many education majors and athletes helped out, as well as several student volunteers, to assist the participants in the events. Children from local schools, like Highland and Litchfield, and adults from FAYCO in Vandalia and Hillsboro, all flocked to the college’s campus at 10:30 to sign in and join in on the fun. ...

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Creative Writings Readings

Written by Kristi Reindl. Media by Kat Kelley. Last Tuesday evening’s lyrical event was indeed a success. The Lyrical Writing and Advanced Poetry students have worked diligently all semester sharpening their skills in the creative arts and were proud to show them off. Each had an opportunity to share their work, ...

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Papyrus Goes to St. Louis

Written by Kevin Dunne. Media by Jessica Sturgeon. On Friday, the 19th, which was a particularly windy day, a group of Greenville College students took a shuttler down to St. Louis. The group was composed of various members of the Papyrus staff, Vista staff, digital media majors, as well as professors Deloy Cole and Jessa Wilcoxen. Our two major stops were at the Beacon and Riverfront Times, two different newspapers. As a journalist and co-editor of the Papyrus, I found the experience to be especially enlightening and informative. The Beacon was an impressive and very professional looking building, and the folks there were very receptive. Born from the ashes of another newsroom, the Beacon was formed 5 years ago and consists of 20 staff members, 15 of which are journalists. The Editor, Margaret Wolf Freivogel, informed us that the Beacon was aimed at creating, “a better St. Louis powered by journalism” and sought to give residents a better, “understanding of the problems, opportunities, etc.” in the area. This means that the Beacon focuses on the arts, sciences, and political matters, both globally and locally, which I thought was interesting. The problem, which persists for any news organization, is that of originality. By relating issues, be they local or nation-wide, to the city, the Beacon has created a fresh and crisp perspective on matters. They also seek to go beyond the means of online journalism. Through e-books, reprints of online articles, various social media sites, the Missouri History Museum, and the radio, the Beacon has created a wide target audience. Further, Margaret Wolf Freivogel said that the audience they seek is, “psychographic over demographic,” meaning that the articles, at their core, are geared towards those who are concerned with the future of the St. Louis region. ...

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Fireside Chat: Let’s Talk About Tuition

By Krissy Chapman. Media by Jessica Sturgeon. Monday night in the Upper Union, President Randy Bergen hosted the last Fireside Chat of the school year. It was no surprise to students that the topic of conversation was the recent increase of tuition for the 2013-2014 school year, and students came prepared with questions. In fact, it was one of the biggest turnouts for Fireside Chat this year with about 35 students in attendance. President Randy Bergen, along with his cabinet, Michael Ritter, Brad Shaw, Walter Fenton, and Norm Hall, answered student questions with transparency and insight. Topics of the night spanned from detailed description of the budget and future planning, to more lighthearted topics like cable in the dorm rooms. ...

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Volleyball Trivia Night

Written by Emily Ward. Media by Kat Kelley On Friday April 12th the Greenville College volleyball team hosted their third annual Trivia Night to help pay for the missions trip to the Dominican Republic in the summer of 2014. The night was full of fun and games as tables consisting of eight people competed against each other for the prize of $25 gift certificates to businesses around Greenville. In addition there was an auction at the end of the night and various door-prizes were given made up of donations given by local businesses and restaurants. Each volleyball player hosted their own table and provided delicious treats for that table. The Trivia Night has always been a highlight for the volleyball team's fundraisers. Family and friends come to Greenville to hang out to try to answer obscure questions and show support for the efforts of the team. Coach Tom Ackerman had this to say about the Trivia Night, “Trivia night has become a tradition for us and a great way for us to raise money for our missions trips. 100% of the proceeds go into our mission trip account and this year we raised nearly $3,000. We are so grateful to all the businesses in town that contributed and to all of our friends and family who participated.” ...

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Urban Plunge

Written by Carolyn Fairbanks. Digital Media by Jessica Sturgeon. This weekend Greenville students plunged into St. Louis to serve the homeless. Forty-five students volunteered their weekend to serve at to ministries: Sun Ministries and the Covenant House. Friday night students took a tour at Sun Ministries. We walked around the neighborhood surrounding Hyde Park to see sights Sun Ministries work at as well as learn about some of the historical buildings. “It was so cool to learn more about this area” Kayla Henneberry explained, “it has so much history, but it makes me sad how abandoned it is.” Sun Ministries is an organization that has focuses on helping the neighborhood find and keep jobs to help fight the poverty. They are currently renovating a café to open for the neighborhood as well as an apartment building, but they have buildings in the neighborhood already, being used as workshops and opportunity centers. ...

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