Evangel University & AGTS welcome Bishop Elijah Hankerson III of St. Louis, Missouri, back to campus for a series of special events. A former Springfield pastor and an EU/AGTS alumnus, he will speak in two chapel services and meet with students on January 29 and 30, 2020.
The Leasha Ramey Bear Piano Scholarship was recently established at Evangel University by her family to honor the memory of Leasha. A 1977 graduate of Evangel, she was a beloved music teacher in Willard and Springfield public schools for nearly 40 years. She battled cancer for the past 14 months and went to be with the Lord on Dec. 23, 2019.
Evangel University President Carol A. Taylor, Ph.D., today (Jan. 9, 2020) announced her planned retirement after seven years leading the institution. Speaking to students, faculty, and staff in chapel, Dr. Taylor said she plans to retire in August but agreed to stay on until the next president is in place.
Former Evangel University basketball star Allie Swanson is competing this week in the Miss America Pageant, representing her home state of Nebraska. The finals of the Miss America competition will be broadcast live on NBC, Thursday, December 19th at 7 p.m. Central.
The Kern Family Foundation in Waukesha, Wisconsin, recently awarded a grant to the Assemblies of God Theological Seminary of Evangel University to support expanding its accelerated master’s degree program. AGTS received this second grant to expand the 4+1 Fast Track Program for highly qualified students committed to full-time, long-term ministry in the United States.
Evangel University athletes will distribute sweatshirt hoodies to all 367 students, teachers and staff at Weller Elementary School, on Monday, Dec. 9, 2019. In addition, excess funds raised for the project will be used to pay off the student lunch balances at the school. Those bills currently total nearly $500.
The Evangel University Department of Music will present its 36th Annual Christmas Concert on Friday, December 6, at 7:00 p.m. in the Robert H. Spence Chapel.
The doors will open at 6 p.m. and prelude music starts at 6:15 p.m. Admission is either a non-perishable food item or a cash donation to benefit The Salvation Army.
EU Films will be presenting the student-produced science-fiction drama “While the World Slept” on December 12, 2019, at 6 p.m. and 8:30 p.m. in the Barnett Fine Arts Center. Admission for adults is $2, students $1, and Evangel students with an ID get in free.
Back by popular demand, a group of Evangel University students are producing “A Night on Broadway” Friday and Saturday, Nov. 22-23, at 7 p.m. Both musical productions are fundraisers to support the children at Weller Elementary school. The performances will be held in the theatre of the Barnett Fine Arts Center. Admission will be a donation of winter clothing items, school and art supplies, or a $5 cover charge.
The Evangel University Orchestra will present its Fall Concert on Thursday, Nov. 14, at 7:30 p.m. in the Robert H. Spence Chapel Auditorium. The concert is free and open to the public. The all-orchestra program will feature music of four composers from European nations.
Four ensembles from Evangel University will perform the Fall Choral Concert on Tuesday, Nov. 7, 2019, at 7:30 p.m. in the Barnett Fine Arts Auditorium. The concert is free and open to the public.
Evangel University’s Center for Compassion recently coordinated a landmark survey that confirms the success of the faith-based Adult & Teen Challenge USA addiction recovery program. The survey measured the effectiveness of the Adult & Teen Challenge program by assessing the well-being of graduates one year following program completion.
The Evangel University Theatre Program will present three performances of Richard Nash’s classic play The Rainmaker on Friday, Nov. 1, at 7 p.m. and Saturday, Nov. 2, at 2 and 7 p.m.
An Instrumental Chamber Ensemble concert will be presented by the Evangel University Department of Music on Tuesday, Oct. 29, 2019, at 7:30 p.m. The varied program will feature the Brass Ensemble, the Woodwind Ensemble and the String Ensemble. Admission is free and open to the public.
Evangel University is partnering with Achieve of Southwest Missouri to offer training space, peer mentorship, hands-on career exploration, and community connections to local youth with disabilities. A launch event will be held Friday, Oct. 25 at 1 p.m. in the Heritage Room of Riggs Administration Building.
The Evangel University Alumni Orchestra will present its second annual concert on Sunday, Oct. 27, at 2:30 p.m. in the Robert H. Spence Chapel Auditorium.
Members of the very first graduating class from Evangel University have traveled from as far as California to celebrate their 60th Anniversary this weekend during Evangel’s annual Homecoming festivities. Evangel’s Homecoming activities run Thursday, Oct. 3 through Saturday evening, Oct. 5, 2019
Back by popular demand, the 2nd Annual Evangel University Car Show & Cruise will be a part of the school’s Homecoming festivities on Saturday morning, Oct. 5, from 8 to 11:30 a.m. Admission for the viewing public is free. “The intent of the car show is to raise scholarship funds to help students at Evangel experience a first-class education,” said Hector Cruz, director of alumni engagement.
Total enrollment at Evangel University for the fall of 2019 has increased by 8.95%. There are 2,300 students officially enrolled at Evangel this fall, an increase of 189 over last year, according to Chris Belcher, vice president for enrollment management.
Evangel University will honor five alumni as part of the Homecoming ’19 Celebration. The Distinguished Alumnus, Outstanding Young Alumnus, and AGTS Graduate of the Year awards will be presented during a banquet at the Bass Pro White River Conference Center on Saturday, Oct. 5, at 6:30 p.m.