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

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.”

Adam and Jake Homework Break Episode 33 – The Allen Miller...

Hosted by Adam Crouch and Jake Cannon, featuring the Allen Miller Band. In this episode, Adam and Jake interview the Allen Miller Band and discuss the Wienerpocalypse, lion tacos, and force feeding to get fat. Tweet to Adam, Jake, and the official podcast account on Twitter. Check out the Allen Miller Band on Youtube.

Ironman 3 Review

Written by Tyler Lamb; Media by Zach Bonner. Marvel has really made a name for themselves outside of the comic book realm with their (mostly)tied together cinematic universe. It all started out with the amazing, and to this day one of the best comic book movies of all time, Iron Man back in 2008. Phase one was finally completed with The Avengers last May. This May, we are treated with the beginning of Marvels phase 2, which will end with Avengers 2 but is starting with Iron Man 3. Will Iron Man be able to carry his own film after the very successful Avengers? Can he come back from the bomb that was Iron Man 2? The short answer, not really.

Ravenhill Delivers The “Soul”

Written and media by Jake Cannon. It’s hard to come by good rock and roll nowadays in the world of pop, auto-tune, and Lady Gaga. You can hardly find any truly good music with some soul. That’s where southern Illinois band, Ravenhill, steps in. Ravenhill has its humble beginnings in the lowly southern Illinois region, (in)famous for being a “quaint rural area,” according to the all-powerful Wikipedia. In an interview with Geek Sheek, front man Joshua Clifton said, “We started off with two of us and a friend in my living room after our other bands had ended with an acoustic [guitar], an air organ and a plastic tub just writing and experimenting with some songs for the fun of it.” Thus, Ravenhill was born.

NBA Playoffs Update

Written by Ryan Cole & Media by Mikey Ward. NBA Playoff Update (April 22) The first wave of playoffs games came to a close late Sunday night with every home team stealing the first victory. From a buzzer beater finish in one series, to a blowout in another, the beginning of the playoffs has started with a bang and we are here to keep you informed!

Adam and Jake Homework Break Episode 22 – Hip Deloy, Angry...

In this episode, Adam and Jake discuss zombie cologne, frozen vultures and angry beavers. Make sure to go see Three From Thebes tonight and tomorrow night at the Factory Theatre. Tickets are $5 and the show starts at 7:30. The Fireside Chat on tuition is April 22nd at 9:30. You can follow Adam, Jake and the official podcast account on Twitter.

Go Travel! Go Serve! Go-ED!

Written by Carolyn Fairbanks. Digital Media by Jessica Sturgeon. Ever thought about spending a semester abroad? Maybe you’ve been interested, but have no idea what programs are out there, if your major will let you, or if it’s your calling, you know, the usual over thinking. Thankfully, there's a solution to this problem. Go-ED is a semester long program that can help you answer some of those questions.

World in Briefs (4.1.2013)

Written by Kevin Dunne. Media by Bobby Williams. United Kingdom A few days before Easter, three sheep were being baaaaad, much like the nature of this...

New Orlean’s Mission Trip

Written by Heidi Koehl. Media by Kat Kelley. Over Spring break, a group of 10 students and 2 faculty members traveled to New Orleans to...

Adam and Jake Homework Break Episode 15 – BINGO! I Set...

Hosted by Adam Crouch and Jake Cannon featuring Josh Cannon. In this sing-along edition of the podcast Adam and Jake have their special 35th follower...