We hope these photos bring joy to our Evangel family, wherever you are.
(Scroll to bottom — updated photos, April 21, 2020)
SPRINGFIELD, MO — Schools across the nation may be closed this spring, but the annual blooming of the tulips is taking place at Evangel University, bringing life and hope to those who drive by the north Springfield campus.
“This week’s warm weather has allowed more than 9,000 tulips to bring vibrant color to the front of our campus,” said Evangel spokesman Paul K. Logsdon.
The campus is currently closed per the direction of state and local officials during the Coronavirus Pandemic.
“While we can’t say ‘bring your kids and bring your camera!’ like we usually do, there are still thousands of cars driving by every day,” said Logsdon. “We pray that the beauty of our tulips will bring a bit of cheer to our friends and neighbors.”
The tulips in the flower beds facing south, where they benefit from heat absorbed by the brick buildings, are in full bloom now. More of the beds across the front of the campus are opening up every day.
Evangel is located at 1111 N. Glenstone Ave. in Springfield. Tulips are also planted in front of Assemblies of God Theological Seminary at Evangel, on the north end of the campus.
The local tradition of taking tulip photos at Evangel will return next spring.
Evangel serves more than 2,300 students from all 50 states and numerous foreign countries, offering 70 undergraduate majors and 19 master’s and doctoral degrees.
BONUS — Several large planters with pansies and ornamental cabbages were planted during the winter.
PHOTOS BY: Paul K. Logsdon
(Photos below were taken on April 21, 2020)