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News Releases

2020 Men of the Year

Five of 20 SBJ Men of the Year are connected to Evangel University

The 10th Annual Men of the Year celebration was held on Aug. 13 by the Springfield Business Journal, and five of the twenty of community leaders honored are connected to Evangel University. Ron Bogart, Robert Cirtin, Ryan DeBoef, Jeremy Hahn and Charlie Hungerford were among more than 100 nominated.

EU Launch

EU LAUNCH: New students welcomed to Evangel

As the 2020 academic year gets underway, Evangel University will be staggering the opening of its six residence halls next week for EU Launch. Evangel anticipates students from 45 states and 21 foreign countries this year.

Evangel commencement to be virtual this Saturday

The Evangel University 2020 Commencement ceremony has been rescheduled to a virtual commencement and a special video will be live-streamed this Saturday, August 15, at 11 a.m. The commencement for Evangel and AGTS is being held virtually due to public health considerations.

Nate Nelson, Clark Award

CLARK AWARD: Dr. Nathan Nelson receives highest faculty honor

The Evangel University community has honored Dr. Nathan H. Nelson, professor of English and chair of the Department of Humanities, one more time as he retired this summer from full-time service. Nelson has been named the 2020 recipient The E.M. and Estella Clark Award for Excellence in Teaching, Scholarship and Service.

Luke Gibbs Mills Award

MILLS AWARD: Dr. Luke Gibbs honored with Young Faculty Award for Excellence

Dr. Luke Gibbs, associate professor of English at Evangel University, is the recipient of The Orville & Jewel Mills Young Faculty Award for Excellence in Teaching, Scholarship and Service for 2020. This year, the Mills Award presentation was a featured portion of the annual faculty and staff back-to-school meeting, which was held on Wednesday, August 12.

School Care Program

Evangel partners with CoxHealth in School Care Program

Evangel University is partnering with CoxHealth for the coming school year, in support of its newly launched School Care Program. “I am really in awe of what a ground-breaking, innovative, and impactful initiative this is,” said Dr. Shonna Crawford, chair of the Department of Education at Evangel.

2020 Anne Spence Award

Two Evangel grads receive 2020 Anne Spence Award for Character & Service

Evangel University graduates Madison Cox and Mark Seiler are honored to be the recipients of the 2020 Anne Spence Award for Meritorious Christian Character and Service. The award includes an engraved plaque and a monetary gift. Cox was a social work major from Newark, Delaware, and Seiler was a computer science major from Normal, Illinois.

Steve Grant awarded first Honorary Doctorate from Evangel University

KY3 news anchor and Emmy Award-winning journalist Steve Grant was presented today (July 31, 2020) with the first honorary doctorate in the history of Evangel University. EU President Carol A. Taylor, Ph.D., made the presentation at a private ceremony held prior to Steve’s taping of the University’s 2020 Commencement address.

Because We Care

“Because We Care” — Evangel plans its fall reopening

Evangel University released key points of its plan to reopen the campus to students in the fall, including requiring face coverings, increased sanitation measures, and implementing quarantine recommendations.

Called “Because We Care,” the university’s plan is designed to be fluid to protect students, faculty, staff, and community members as the pandemic continues to evolve. It is based on best health practices in keeping with local, state and federal guidelines.

Evangel 2020 commencement to be virtual

Evangel University President Carol A. Taylor, Ph.D., announced today that Commencement 2020 will be a virtual commencement — 11 a.m. Saturday, August 15.  

The 62nd Annual Commencement for Evangel, which had been scheduled to be in person, will now be held virtually due to public health considerations. The Assemblies of God Theological Seminary will celebrate its 47th Annual Commencement as a part of the same ceremony.

Bob Eby appointed as director of AGTS’ preaching center

Rev. Robert M. Eby is the new director of the Cordas C. Burnett Center for Biblical Preaching at the Assemblies of God Theological Seminary in Springfield, Missouri. Dr. Tim Hager, the dean of AGTS and vice president of Evangel University, made the announcement Monday, June 29, 2020.

Jon Spence honored as a 2020 Icon of Education by Ingram’s Magazine

Dr. Jon Spence of Evangel University has been recognized by Ingram’s Magazine as one of their 2020 Icons of Education. The Kansas City-based business magazine selected 10 distinguished educators from the states of Kansas and Missouri for this honor. Jon serves as the director of the Center for Student Success.

Evangel University revised Fall 2020 schedule for traditional undergraduate students

Evangel University has revised its Fall 2020 traditional undergraduate schedule as a continued response to the coronavirus pandemic and in an effort to ensure the health and safety of its campus community.

The changes include moving the start date of fall classes up one week, now set to begin on Aug. 21, as well as the elimination of fall break and concluding the fall semester on Nov. 24, just before Thanksgiving.

Race relations examined in timely new book by Evangel/AGTS grads

Let’s Start Again is a timely new book addressing racial tension in America, written by Evangel University graduates Alex & Angela Bryant. The foreword is written by Dr. Alveda King, niece of Dr. Martin Luther King.

The genesis of the book was a three-minute video produced by the Bryant family in 2016 titled, “I Have No Words, But I Will Not Be Silent.” That video has been viewed on Facebook more that 35 million times.