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Greenville Art Walk: A Celebration of our Local Artists

The Greenville community gathered this Saturday, September 21, for its annual celebration of local artists. Artisans from the town of Greenville extending out to the greater St. Louis area spent the evening sharing their craft with the community. Main events included the Piety Choi Art Exhibition, Our Common Ground Artists Guild, as well as “Glitch Art” displayed in the College’s Digital Media Center. ...

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Mindful Options to Spice up the School Day

Mindful Options, a new line of food being served by Sodexo Food Services, has made its way to the Dining Commons (DC) at Greenville College this fall. When Greenville students returned to school after summer vacation this year, they were probably expecting the same old food in the Dining Commons as last year. A lot of students can be heard complaining about the DC food, if not about the poor quality, than about the repetition of the same meals served again and again. But the Sodexo staff had a surprise in store: a new line in the DC called Mindful Options. ...

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A Constitution Day Challenge

I knew I was in for a treat as I gazed across the faces of the students and faculty gathered at the Fireside Chat held on the evening of Tuesday, September 17. The smell of smoke wafted through the air and fire flickered while we settled in for an intimate conversation with Dr. Theresa Holden. President Ivan Filby - dressed noticeably more casual than usual, GCSA President Nathan Hood, Dean of Students Norm Hall, and a mix of upper- and lowerclassmen were in attendance for the required Constitution Day conversation. Required? ...

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Suicide Prevention Week 2013

Last week as a campus we recognized National Suicide Prevention Week with a number of activities organized by students involved in TWLOHA (To Write Love on Her Arms). Even though the week has now come to a close, I hope that the conversation does not. ...

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Actions May Go a Long Way

Written by Kristi Reindl. Media by Taylor Neal During my sophomore year of high school, I sat next to a boy in biology–a boy I wasn’t particularly fond of. I knew nothing about him, except that he was boisterous and loved counting how many times the teacher sent him to the principal’s office each week. Though we shared a desk, I put as much distance between us as the table allowed while he riled the rest of the classroom. I had no interest in sharing detention. ...

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Fresh Faces, Fresh Energy

The 2013-2014 academic school year boasts of many new faces on campus, and not just the wave of bright-eyed freshman undergrads this fall. We’re also welcoming to our campus many incredibly talented new faculty members. In all, about a dozen new additions have been made to the School of Liberal Arts & Sciences, the School of Education, and Professional Studies. ...

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Run Mary, Run

On Saturday, August 31st, a large group came together to support Mary Ashley Barber by running a benefit 5k with the proceeds going towards her medical expenses. Mary Ashley has already undergone brain surgery earlier this year, and will receive a kidney transplant during the fall of 2013. Although the run was supposed to take place at 7pm, a storm ended up canceling the event shortly before. After hearing that the event had been cancelled, many of the runners decided to show their support for Mary Ashley by running the 5k regardless of the inclement weather. ...

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All hail the king! Interview with first family Dr. and Mrs. Filby

Written by Haley Fahrner & Kevin Dunne. Media by Jessica Sturgeon. It has been decades since the British invasion brought over the Mods, Rolling Stones, James Bond films, and some band called The Who. The wave of British culture even managed to find its way to Greenville College, albeit a tad late, in the form of Dr. Ivan Filby. It was announced on March 4th by the Board of Trustees that Dr. Filby was elected as the 12th president of the college. President Filby acted as chair of the Management Department from 2005 until 2012 before accepting the role as president. On Sunday, the 4th, an open house was held in Joy House, where faculty members could mingle and chat with the new president. Dr. Filby and his wife Kathie were greeting people as they entered, and before I (Haley) even stepped in the house, I was met with a hug from Dr. Filby. While I (Kevin) was the only male in the house that wasn’t wearing a suit, the event was very relaxed and informal. The food that was served by the Sodexo workers was divine. Never have I (Kevin) tasted such glorious desserts or heavenly quiches. I (Haley) ate no fewer than five stuffed mushrooms. As we mingled with the attendees, we were introduced to Beckie Smith, Chair of the Board of Trustees, who said, “I am excited and optimistic to have Ivan Filby serve as president. He’s a creative thinker and a joyful person.” Smith was not the only one who was overjoyed to have Filby serve as president. Christina Smerick, chair of the Philosophy and Religion department, said, “I had the privilege of working with him when he was faculty moderator, and I am delighted he has returned to campus. And I wasn’t going to let Kathie move anyway.” President Filby was kind enough to take a break from shaking hands and chatting with friends to answer a few questions for us. When asked to describe Greenville College in one word, he replied, “Community!” We also asked Dr. Filby what changes he envisions for the college, and his reply was exciting. There are a few things he would like to do, subject to college and board approval, of course. First, he said that he would much like to continue the ongoing discussion about university status, and said, “We need to ask the question ‘How can we best fulfill our mission?’ and I believe we may be able to do this more effectively as a university. This is, of course, not something to be rushed into, but something we must prayerfully consider in the light of the calling that God has placed on Greenville College.” ...

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Where Is Everyone?

Written by Carolyn Fairbanks. Media by Jessica Sturgeon. Getting to be the Campus News Editor this semester has given me the opportunity to go to events I might not otherwise attend. To my disappointment a majority of the time I get there and realize nobody else usually attends them either. So it gets me wondering, where is everyone? I know we’re a small school, but that should be a even bigger reason to show up to events. Now I know everyone has different excuses and reasons, and some of you do show up, but I have covered a lot of Campus Events in these last few semesters and the same few people are usually present, and they frequently the ones that plan the events. ...

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