Dr. Geoff Sutton, EU professor emeritus of psychology, recently published a book on counseling titled “Counseling and Psychotherapy with Pentecostal and Charismatic Christians.”
Evangel University is planning to offer two new bachelor’s degree programs in Community Relief and Development. One program is designed for traditional undergraduate students and the other will be offered fully online and targeted to adult learners. Both programs will launch in the Fall 2021 semester.
Evangel University recently received certification from the Excellence in Giving (EIG) advisory firm for its transparency to donors in financial reporting.
Effective Jan. 1, 2021, Erin Hedlun has been promoted to director of public relations, and she now serves as the official spokesperson for Evangel University and its seminary. Hedlun graduated with honors from Evangel in 2006, having earned a bachelor’s degree in communication and electronic media.
A new scholarship has been established in the name of former Evangel music professor Hope Collins Raimer, whose great-great-grandfather was Robert Schumann (1810-1856), one of the greatest composers of the Romantic Era.
Evangel University Theatre students’ first radio theatre production, It’s A Wonderful Life: A Radio Show by Joe Landry, will be broadcast at 11 a.m. on Christmas and New Years Day, on KICK radio, 92.3 FM and 1340 AM.
Evangel University counselor Kerry Marsh has completed her Ph.D. in Counselor Education and Supervision with a research emphasis on narcissism in marital relationships.
Evangel University is one of four area universities to receive gifts of art from longtime Springfield residents, Sam and June Hamra, along with William Meek of the Harmon-Meek Gallery, a major art gallery in Naples, Florida. The public presentation was made Tuesday, Dec. 8, 2020, in the lobby of Hamra Enterprises in south Springfield.
Evangel University is expanding its catalog of dual enrollment courses to better serve high school juniors and seniors who are interested in earning credit towards a college degree.
Paul K. Logsdon, Evangel University’s longtime director of public relations, will retire after 33 years of service. He has been spokesman for Evangel for more than half of its existence.
The annual Homecoming festivities for Evangel University were cancelled this year, due to the Covid Pandemic. However, five graduates received alumni awards virtually by the Alumni Board of Directors as part of the annual celebration. The honorees are all local this year.
The Evangel University Theatre proudly presents It’s A Wonderful Life: A Radio Show by Joe Landry. The production will be broadcast live over Periscope on Friday, Nov. 20th at 7:00 p.m.
The production became a cross-department effort when the theatre students reached out to the broadcasting students for help with recording the show.
Evangel University (EU) sophomore Emily Connelly was awarded a $92,000 scholarship from Army Reserve Officer Training Corps (ROTC) on Thursday evening, Nov. 12. A native of Liberty, Texas, Emily is a member of the EU women’s volleyball team.
The Evangel University Symphonic Band, Orchestra and Sinfonia will present a joint concert on Thursday, Nov. 12 at 7:30 p.m. in the Spence Chapel Auditorium. The concert is free and open to the public. Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, masks are required, and social distancing protocols will be observed.
The Evangel University family is mourning the loss of a highly respected faculty member, Dr. Joel Griffin, associate professor of music and director of jazz studies. Joel passed away on Thursday, October 29, 2020, from injuries sustained one week earlier in an automobile accident in Ozark, Missouri.
Ozarks Public Television (OPT) will rebroadcast their highly-regarded, locally-produced documentary, “O’Reilly General Hospital – The Hospital with a Soul,” on Thursday, Nov. 12, 2020, at 8 p.m. CT. The hour-long special tells the story of the WWII-era army hospital that was located in Springfield, Mo., on the grounds of what is now Evangel University.
The Better Business Bureau honored six Ozarks businesses, including Evangel University, with a TORCH Award on Monday, Oct. 12, 2020. “BBB TORCH Awards recognize companies committed to exceptional service and high ethics.”
Two new Steinway Grand Pianos have been donated by Dr. Samuel E. Coryell, to the Evangel University Department of Music for use in student instruction. The new Steinways join the nine-foot Steinway “D” Concert Grand piano donated to Evangel in 2019.