Joel Griffin, associate professor of music at Evangel University, recently completed his Doctor of Musical Arts in Music Education with a research emphasis in jazz studies at Boston University. Griffin is a saxophonist, composer and educator. He has been on the professional music scene since 1998, and has been the director of jazz studies at Evangel since 2012.
Little Women: The Musical has been postponed by Evangel’s Humanities Department until the Fall 2020 semester. Details are still being worked out, but the six performances scheduled for this week (March 26-28) and next (April 2-4) will instead be performed in the fall semester, if campus operations have returned to normal by that time.
Evangel University and Achieve of Southwest Missouri will host an Open House on Monday, March 9, for prospective students and families to learn about their unique post-secondary program for individuals with disabilities. Registration opens at 5:30 p.m. in Riggs Hall Administration Building.
The Evangel University Faculty Brass Quintet will present their FREE Spring Concert in the recital hall of the Barnett Fine Arts Center on Thursday, March 5, 2020, at 7:30 p.m. This year, we are featuring Evangel students Isaiah Woods and Jordan Willis.
The Evangel University Fine Art & Design Gallery is hosting a touring art exhibit with 21 images dating from the early 17th century to the contemporary, called “Ecce Homo: Behold the man,” March 1-30, 2020. The exhibit is free and open to the public.
Little Women, the Musical opens at Evangel University on March 26-28 with showtimes at 7 p.m. on Thursday and Friday, and at 2 p.m. for a Saturday matinee on March 28. There is no night performance on the 28th. The show continues at Evangel on April 2-4, with evening shows at 7 p.m. Reserved tickets may be purchased online at: https://gofan.co/app/school/MO72623_1.
The Evangel University Orchestra and Sinfonia will present a joint concert on Tuesday, February 25, at 7:30 p.m. in the Barnett Recital Hall. “As a highlight of the night, the Sinfonia will give a preview performance of selections from its new CD, which will be released in early April,” said Dr. Larry Dissmore, director.
Evangel University musical theatre major Erin Payne will perform her senior recital on Thursday, Feb. 13, at 7:30 PM in the Barnett Recital Hall. The theatre program at Evangel is under the Humanities Department.
What does it take for a college professor from Springfield, Missouri, to be invited to teach tourism experts in Israel? Read why Dr. Wave Nunnally was asked to deliver lectures offered jointly by the University of Haifa’s School of Tourism & State of Israel’s Ministry of Tourism.
Nathan H. Nelson (Ph.D.), professor of English and chair of the Humanities Department at Evangel University, has published a highly specialized book of original research findings — George Herbert’s 82: Psalmic Social Disorientation in “The Temple” — dealing with the writings of English author George Herbert (1593-1633).
Evangel University and the Assemblies of God Theological Seminary will host a solemn dedication ceremony for the authentic Torah scroll that was received last fall for academic purposes. The dedication will be at 7:30 p.m. on Thursday, Feb. 6, 2020, in the grand lobby of AGTS, which is located on the north edge of Evangel’s campus, at Glenstone and Division.
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.