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First Cybersecurity & Ethics Symposium at Evangel University, April 21

Area college students admitted for free Evangel University will host its first Cybersecurity & Ethics Symposium on Saturday, April 21, 2018, from 8:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. in the Barnett Fine Arts Center. The event is open to the public — all Evangel and local university students and faculty are free of charge, while the cost of registration for local IT and business professionals is $15. Registration is available online at https://www.evangel.edu/cesymposium/. [caption id="attachment_36783" align="alignright" width="218"] Dallas Nash with DellEMC’s...

Mikaela McGarrah senior vocal recital at Evangel, April 3

“If I am in a Title I school, but am giving students hope for their future and love for the present, I imagine that as ‘living the dream.’” Mikaela McGarrah will present her senior voice recital at Evangel University on Tuesday, April 3, at 7:30 p.m. in the Barnet Fine Arts Center. This event is free and the public is invited to attend. McGarrah, a Bentonville, Ark. native, is the daughter of of Dennis and Linda McGarrah. She is a...

Missouri’s Outstanding Music Educator is EU grad Mark Lawley

Each year, the National Federation of State High School Associations (NFHS) presents an Outstanding Music Educator’s Award of the Year to one recipient in each state. Evangel University graduate Mark Lawley was honored to be named the Missouri award recipient for 2017-2018 earlier this semester, having been nominated by the Missouri State High School Activities Association. Lawley earned his bachelor’s degree in music education from Evangel University in 1989, and throughout his career, he has served Missouri’s music community in...

Evangel & MSU students compete for environmental sustainability

Twelve students from Evangel University and Missouri State University will compete with their applied sustainability rocket stove class projects on Wednesday, March 21, at 3 p.m. “The focus of the class is to learn how to help people around the world provide their own food, clean water, power and sewage treatment,” said Dr. Jason Streubel, associate professor of biology at Evangel and senior director – program effectiveness and training at Convoy of Hope. “This particular challenge is for the students...

Local universities collaborate on first-ever Student Leadership Summit

Campus leaders from Evangel University, Missouri State University, Drury University and Ozarks Technical Community College have teamed up to produce Springfield’s first-ever Student Leadership Summit. The two-day event will be held on the campus of Drury University on Friday & Saturday, March 23 & 24, 2018. One hundred student leaders are expected to attend the inaugural event. At the beginning of the current school year, Shane Puente, Evangel’s student body president, began dreaming of a way to bring students together—beyond...

Uriah Lee presents senior saxophone recital, March 22

Uriah Lee will perform his senior saxophone recital at Evangel University on Thursday, March 22, at 7 p.m., in the Barnett Fine Arts Center recital hall. Admission is free, and the public is invited to attend. The Fine Arts Center is located just south of Evangel’s Spence Chapel, facing North Glenstone Ave. Lee will be accompanied by David Giles on piano. In addition, two Evangel University students and an alumnus will perform a saxophone quartet with him. At Evangel, Lee...

Excelsis Trio to perform at Evangel University, March 19

The Evangel University Excelsis Trio will perform in concert on Monday, March 19 at 7:30 p.m. in the Barnett Recital Hall. The concert is free and the public is invited to attend. The Excelsis Trio is the faculty piano trio in residence at Evangel University. Members are Dr. Larry Dissmore, professor of music, on violin; Matthew Pierce, adjunct professor, on cello; and Dr. Gregory Morris, professor of music, on piano. The Recital Hall is located in the Barnett Fine Arts...

Neal’s Contract not Renewed; Search for New Coach Begins Immediately

SPRINGFIELD, Mo. – Evangel University director of athletics Dr. Dennis McDonald announced Wednesday that the contract of head women’s basketball coach Leon Neal will not be renewed. The decision was made after the Crusaders finished their seventh consecutive losing season including a disappointing 2017-18 campaign. The Crusaders finished the season with a 5-24 record overall and 4-15 record in Heart of America Athletic Conference play. In addition, over the last seven seasons, the Crusaders were a combined 57-139. “This was...

Road trip to Kansas City — President Taylor hosts alumni gathering with EU Chorale, Orchestra and Sinfonia

President Carol Taylor and the Evangel University Chorale, Orchestra and Sinfonia will travel north to Kansas City for two alumni events this weekend. On Saturday, March 3, at 6:30 p.m., all alumni, family and friends of Evangel, CBC and AGTS are invited to attend an alumni gathering at Northland Cathedral “There will be light refreshments as everyone enjoys the opportunity to catch up with alumni and friends, hear an update from President Taylor, and enjoy the music of the Chorale,”...

National Science & Math Honor Society Convention hosted by Evangel University, March 1-3

Nearly 150 students and faculty from across the U.S. will be in Springfield this weekend for the  2018 National Convention of Sigma Zeta, the National Science & Mathematics Honor Society. The event will be held on the campus of Evangel University, March 1-3, 2018. The goal of Sigma Zeta is to encourage scholarly activity and recognize academic scholarship in the natural and computer sciences and in mathematics. The Department of Natural and Applied Sciences at Evangel is hosting the conference,...

Mason Kohler to present senior vocal recital March 1 at Evangel University

Evangel University music major Mason Kohler will perform her senior vocal recital on Thursday, March 1, at 6 p.m. in the Barnett Fine Arts Center. She will be accompanied by Carla Wootton. The public is invited to attend, and admission is free. The Fine Arts Center is located on the south side of the Spence Chapel, facing Glenstone Ave. Mason is the daughter of Dwayne and Chris Kohler. A native of Shoemakersville, Pa., she is a graduate of Hamburg Senior...

The Rev. Billy Graham – two points of contact with Evangel University

Springfield, Missouri — The Evangel University family joins with the world in mourning the passing and celebrating the life of the Rev. Billy Graham. “Today we join the multitudes around the world who remember and honor a truly great soul, the Rev. Billy Graham,” said Dr. Carol Taylor, president of Evangel University. “Named ‘One of the Ten Most Admired Men in the World’ 59 times by Americans, his clear message of the hope of the Gospel, lived with integrity, humility,...

DeVries & Miller present vocal recital at Evangel, Feb. 23

Evangel University music majors Ashley DeVries and Alyson Miller will present a joint senior vocal recital on Friday, Feb. 23, at 7:30 p.m. in the recital hall of EU’s Barnett Fine Arts Center. The music is a blend of classical, sacred and popular styles. Admission is free and the public is invited to attend. The Fine Arts Center is located on the south side of the Spence Chapel, facing Glenstone Ave. A 2014 Kickapoo High School graduate, Ashley is the...

Fine Arts Development Day a success at Evangel University

Talented middle and high schools students from as far as South Dakota, Texas and Tennessee were on the Evangel University campus for the Fine Arts Development Day, Saturday, Feb. 17. The event was held in partnership with the National Fine Arts Department of the Assemblies of God, and was designed to help the students fine tune their gifts and prepare for their district festivals. Workshops and individual coaching sessions with Evangel professors were held in the Barnett Fine Arts Center....

Evangel University Orchestra & Sinfonia to perform amazing music

The Evangel University Orchestra and Sinfonia will present a joint concert on Feb. 27, with a program that includes classical selections, as well as folk/popular music arrangements for chamber orchestra. The concert will be on Tuesday, Feb. 27, 2018 at 7:30 p.m. in the Barnett Recital Hall. Admission is free and the public is encouraged to attend. The University Orchestra will perform various movements from Handel’s Music from the Royal Fireworks and the Water Music Suites. In addition, the Orchestra...

Second performance added — A Night on Broadway: Benefit Concert for Convoy of Hope

SPRINGFIELD, MO — Due to popular demand, a second show has been added to Evangel University’s presentation of A Night on Broadway: Benefit Concert for Convoy of Hope. It will be held on Sunday afternoon, Feb. 11, at 4 p.m., in the Barnett Fine Arts Center. An enthusiastic crowd of 300 filled the auditorium for the Thursday night premier of the student-produced event, featuring songs from Broadway shows ranging from Hamilton to Oklahoma to an amazing rendition of “Circle of...

National recognition for EU grad, Special Ops Army Chaplain Delana Small

Evangel University double graduate Chaplain (Captain) Delana Small was honored this week as runner up for the inaugural “CCCU Young Alumni Award,” from the Council for Christian Colleges and Universities. Chaplain Small is a 2008 graduate of Evangel and 2012 graduate of the AG Theological Seminary of Evangel. The CCCU is a higher education association of more than 180 Christian institutions around the world, including more than 150 in the U.S. and Canada. CCCU institutions are accredited, comprehensive colleges and...

OTC, Evangel sign Behavioral Health articulation agreement

Graduates of Ozarks Technical Community College’s Behavioral Health Support program will have the opportunity to transfer seamlessly into Evangel University’s Bachelor of Science in Behavioral Health program, thanks to a new articulation agreement signed between the institutions. Evangel’s Behavioral Health degree program was established in the fall of 2017. The new program, offered entirely online, prepares graduates for positions in organizations that serve the behavioral health needs of children, youth and adults. The program also provides a pathway for students...

Julie Rush Art Exhibit at Evangel University — reception open to public

The unique works of multi-media artist Julie Rush will be on display at Evangel University, in the Fine Art & Design Gallery, for the month of February. A opening night reception will be held on Friday, Feb. 2, from 6:30 to 8 p.m. [caption id="attachment_36525" align="alignright" width="300"] Artist Julie Rush will have selected works on display in the Fine Arts Center at Evangel University, through the month of February 2018. // (CLICK TO ENLARGE)[/caption] The preferred media for Rush is...

Students interview for Founders Scholarship, Jan. 26-27, at Evangel University

“I wish I was there right now.” Those words are music to the ears of college recruiters, and they are the true emotions of Lauryn Masters, a high school senior from Platte City, Mo. Masters is an exceptional student, active in her church and community, and was one of the select students invited last December to interview for Evangel University’s premium merit scholarships, the Founders Scholarships. Another 90 high-achieving prospective students from across the U.S.A. are in Springfield this weekend...

Evangel students present A Night on Broadway: Benefit Concert for Convoy of Hope

• Due to popular demand, a second performance has been added — now Thursday, Feb. 8 at 7 p.m. AND Sunday, Feb. 11, at 4 p.m.   (1/30) • Featured on KY3 (NBC) News — http://www.ky3.com/video/?vid=472988863   (2/05) “The idea for this concert was sparked by a desire to give students who excel in music, theater and dance an opportunity to participate and perform in a fun environment, while we give back to those who are in need,” said Joshua Little, one of...

Evangel University presents Fine Arts Development Day, Feb. 17

Thousands of students participate each year in District and National Fine Arts Festivals sponsored by the Assemblies of God. Evangel University will host a Fine Arts Development Day on Saturday, Feb. 17, in partnership with the National Fine Arts Department of the AG, to help young people further develop their gifts and prepare for their district festivals. The 2018 Fine Arts Development Day will attract middle school and high school students from across the U.S.A. who plan to enter competitions...

Memorial for beloved local historian, Dr. J. Calvin Holsinger

Dr. J. Calvin Holsinger, professor emeritus, passed away Dec. 15, 2017. This story was prepared for local news, with an emphasis on his community service. See links below for his full obituary and a feature story from the AG about his founding of Chi Alpha Campus Ministries. A leader in the preservation of Ozarks history, Dr. J. Calvin Holsinger III passed away at 89 on Dec. 15, 2017, in Des Moines, Wash., a suburb of Seattle, where he had lived...

Gospel Choir from Evangel University performs at MLK Day Celebration

Event story and brief video of Evangel students on stage, posted by the Springfield News-Leader (Jan. 15, 2018) A Gospel Choir from Evangel University performed at the Gilloiz Theatre following Springfield’s annual Martin Luther King Jr. Day March on Monday, Jan. 15, 2018. The MLK March began at 9 a.m. at the Mediacom Ice Park, and concluded at the historic Gilloiz Theatre in downtown Springfield. The 10-member ensemble from Evangel was comprised of seven singers and three instrumentalists, according to...

Biz 417 honors Evangel IT Department as finalist for two Excellence in Technology Awards

The Information Technology Department at Evangel University has been recognized once again for its role-model status in academic computing. Also being honored is the department’s leader, Gary Blackard, vice president of for strategy and innovation. Southwest Missouri’s Biz 417 magazine announced the finalists on Jan. 4, 2018, for the second annual Excellence in Technology Awards. There will be six awards, with three in corporate categories and three in individual categories. Evangel’s IT Department is a Corporate Award finalist in the...

Service awards presented to faculty & staff at Christmas celebration

The Evangel University family gathered for the annual Christmas  banquet on Friday, Dec. 8, 2017, in the Crusader Dining Hall. Members of the faculty, staff, retirees and spouses enjoyed the music, fellowship, a humorous game led by Hector Cruz and an amazing buffet dinner. One highlight of the annual event was when President Carol Taylor and members of her leadership team gave special recognition to individual employees for their years of service. Nearly 50 employees were honored this year with...

Evangel photography instructor Lane Simmons featured at Rosette Studios

The works of Evangel University photography instructor Lane Simmons are featured in Rosette Studios Gallery for the month of December. “I am drawn to light and movement and split seconds of time and how the culmination of those elements bring photography to life,” said Simmons. [caption id="attachment_36358" align="aligncenter" width="300"] Slide, by Lane Simmons. Is it a journalistic photo or an artistic photo? // (CLICK TO ENLARGE)[/caption] Rosette Studios, 214 S. Campbell Ave. in downtown Springfield, features a different artist each...

State Capitol chaplain picked to head doctoral program at AG Theological Seminary of Evangel

Dr. John Battaglia has served the past three years as a political chaplain for the Missouri State Capitol, through Capitol Commission, a cross-denominational, non-partisan ministry to state and national leaders across the U.S. Beginning Jan. 1, 2018, he will add greatly to his list of responsibilities. Evangel University officials have selected Battaglia to serve as the director of the Doctor of Ministry Program, the largest of the four doctoral programs at the Assemblies of God Theological Seminary (AGTS) of Evangel....

Evangel’s 34th Annual Christmas Concert to benefit Salvation Army on Dec. 1

Special guests: Glendale High School Men’s Ensemble The Evangel University Music Department will present their 34th Annual Christmas Concert on Friday, Dec. 1, at 7:00 p.m., in the Robert H. Spence Chapel. The event is open to the public. Admission is either a non-perishable food item or a cash donation to benefit the Salvation Army. Last year’s Christmas Concert at Evangel saw 1,017 food items and $1,240 in cash raised for the Salvation Army. The exterior doors will open at...

EU Films premieres Enigma on Dec. 8 at Evangel University

EU Films will premiere the dramatic mystery, Enigma, on Dec. 8, 2017, at 6 and 8pm, in the Barnett Recital Hall at Evangel University. The showings are open to the public. Tickets are $1 for students and $2 general admission at the door. The Barnett Fine Arts Center is located just south of the Robert H. Spence Chapel, facing Glenstone Ave. The main character Jess, played by Courtney Hittle, is a young reporter who immerses herself so fully into the...

Dr. Sarita Gallagher, Australian author and professor of religion, to speak at AGTS

The Assemblies of God Theological Seminary (AGTS) of Evangel University will present a lecture from Dr. Sarita Gallagher, associate professor of religion at George Fox University, on Thursday, Nov. 30 from 2 to 3:15 p.m. The title of the lecture is “’The Joy of the Lord is my Strength:’ An Exploration of the Relationship between Suffering and Worship in the Narrative of 1 Samuel.” Gallagher will speak in the Seymour Chapel at AGTS, on the north corner of Evangel’s campus...

Dr. Tim Hager appointed new V.P./Dean at AG Theological Seminary of Evangel

Following a national search, Evangel University President, Dr. Carol Taylor, is pleased to announce that Dr. Tim Hager has been appointed by the Board of Trustees as the Vice President/Dean for the Assemblies of God Theological Seminary (AGTS) of Evangel. The Board of Trustees ratified Dr. Hager’s appointment during their meeting on Nov. 17, 2017. He will succeed retiring V.P./Dean Dr. James Railey, and will begin his tenure on Jan. 1, 2018. “Dr. Hager brings a unique blend of academic,...

Evangel University Marching Band to perform at Silver Dollar City on Nov. 18

The Evangel University Marching Band will perform again this year at Silver Dollar City on Saturday, Nov. 18, at 7 p.m. The band will lead the 7 p.m. Holly JollyTM Christmas Light Parade, featuring Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer & friends with nine lighted floats and 45 costumed characters through the streets of Silver Dollar City. The Marching Band is directed by Matt Moore. There are 43 members of the marching band travelling to Silver Dollar City to perform this weekend....

Four Evangel ensembles to perform at All Saints Anglican Church

The Evangel University Music Department will present a Choral and Orchestral concert at All Saints Anglican Church on Sunday, Nov. 19, at 4 p.m. The concert will feature performances by the Evangel University Orchestra, Chorale, Sinfonia, and Women’s Vocal Ensemble. The concert is free and open to the public. All Saints Anglican Church is located at 2751 E. Galloway St., Springfield, Mo. On the concert program, the 52-member Evangel University Orchestra and the 32-member Sinfonia will perform both full orchestra...

Corryne Shaw senior vocal recital at Evangel University, Nov. 11

Chicago native Corryne Shaw will present her senior vocal recital at Evangel University on Saturday, Nov. 11, at 7:30 p.m., in the Barnett Recital Hall. Admission is free and the public is invited to attend. Shaw is a voice student of Dr. Grace St. Pierre and has also studied with Mrs. Susan Smith. She will be accompanied by Carol Wilson and will performing duets with students Joshua Little and Juliana Beatie. She will also be performing with cellist, Esther Clifton....

National Pacemaker award honors The Lance, Evangel student newspaper

Evangel University’s student newspaper, The Lance, is a 2017 recipient of the Online Pacemaker award for website excellence, announced at the annual Associated College Press (ACP) conference on Oct. 25-29. The Pacemaker awards are national awards recognizing excellence in student journalism. “The Pacemaker is the association’s preeminent award and is often called the Pulitzer Prize of collegiate journalism,” said Laura Widmer, ACP executive director. “ACP is honored to recognize the best of the best.” The Lance is the only student...

Fall Choral Concert features four Evangel ensembles, Nov. 9

Four of Evangel University’s choral ensembles will perform the Fall Choral Concert on Thursday, Nov. 9, at 7:30 p.m. in the Barnett Recital Hall. The Evangel University Chorale is a 45 member select choir which performs both on the Evangel University campus and in the community. The mission of the Chorale is to prepare and present only the best of sacred classical choral literature. The Chorale, along with the Women’s Chamber Ensemble, will be under the direction of Tom Matrone,...

Evangel Theatre presents Charles Dickens’ A Christmas Carol

The Evangel University Theatre Program will present an adaptation of Charles Dickens’s 1843-classic, A Christmas Carol, Nov. 15 through 18, in The Barnett Theatre, under the direction of Dr. Vickie Wisdom. “My favorite part of this adaptation is the inclusion of Dickens as the narrator,” said Dr. Wisdom, associate professor of theatre. “The element of having author face character is unusual and compelling for the audience.” Another unique aspect of the performance will be “projection,” a staging technique that has...

Hannah Ayres presents senior photo exhibit at Evangel University

The Evangel University Fine Art & Design Gallery is featuring a senior photo exhibition by Hannah Ayres, Nov. 3 - 30, 2017. There will be an opening reception on Friday Nov. 3, from 6 - 8 pm. “Hannah has a strong sense of design in her photography,” said Lane Simmons, instructor of photography at Evangel. “Her use of shape and texture show the influence of her graphic design training.” [caption id="attachment_36180" align="alignright" width="199"] Abandoned House by Hannah Ayres // (CLICK...

BNY Mellon Enactus Student Fellows Program selects four Evangel students

Four Evangel University business students have been accepted into a fellows program designed to help them become certified in project management (PMD Pro), hone their entrepreneurial talents, and become better equipped with financial skills for the free market economy. The 2017-2018 BNY Mellon Enactus Student Fellows Program will run throughout the academic year. The honored Evangel students are: Joshua Clark, an accounting major from Willard, Mo. Evan Masters, a finance major from Platte City, Mo. Allison Newport, a management major...