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Record-Setting Enrollment This Fall at McKendree University     

McKendree is Among Top 30 Most Tech Savvy Online Schools   

McKendree University 'Into the Streets' Volunteer Day is Aug. 23   

Elizabeth Graham Joins the McKendree Speech and Debate Team   

Leemon Estate Leaves $2.73M Gift to McKendree University   

McKendree University Makes the ‘Great College to Work For’ Honor Roll    

Anthony Rhoads Awarded Phi Kappa Phi Fellowship    

Lindsay Hansard to Study Literary Modernism at Newberry Library    

McKendree University Announces President’s & Dean’s List Students  

McKendree’s Harvest Challenge Road Race Adds a 'Kids’ K'  

Baldwin and Simmons Join the McKendree Speech and Debate Team   

McKendree University Open House Celebrates 40 Years in Kentucky    

McKendree University and SIH Launch RN-to-BSN Partnership

McKendree University Kentucky Graduates Receive Their Diplomas  

McKendree University Honors Outstanding Alumni from the Past 40 Years   

McKendree University is a ‘College of Distinction’   

DCI Drum Corps Show Returns to McKendree on July 14  

The Hett Announces its 2014-2015 Season     

Students Fare Well in Business Ethics Competition    

117th McKendree Regiment Memorial Service on May 23   

McKendree University Confers Degrees on Class of 2014 Graduates  

Dr. Jean Sampson Receives McKendree’s 2014 Grandy Faculty Award   

McKendree 2014 Graduate Nykhala Coston Wins Technos Prize  

McKendree U. Speech Team Signs Standouts Farnam, North, Zickefoose    

Congratulations, McKendree Leadership and Service Award Winners!    

Honors for McKendree University Outstanding Students, Faculty   

McKendree Chapter of Phi Kappa Phi Honor Society Inducts New Members   

Education Honor Society Welcomes 39 New Initiates  

McKendree University Honors First-Grade Teacher Mentor   

McKendree University Kentucky Campus Honor Society Inductees    

Lots to Cheer About: McKendree Takes Third at Nationals     

McKendree’s Avidity Winter Guard is Second in the World!    

'Rainbow Run' 5K Paint Race in Lebanon on April 26    

Save 25 Percent on Summer Tuition at McKendree    

McKendree Speech and Debate Takes Home 15 Awards at Nationals    

New Study Finds McKendree’s Student Affairs Among Top 31 in U.S.   

Expert on War Crimes and Military Law at McKendree on April 21     

‘Blithe Spirit’ a Supernatural Comedy at the Hett, March 27-30

‘Carnival Concert’ at the Hett to Benefit Children’s Hospital   

Drop Off Old Electronics, Appliances and More on April 25 at McKendree    

A National Award for McKendree Social Media    

Local Special Ed Teachers Receive Education Scholarships   

See McKendree’s New Sports Performance and Wrestling Centers   

Results of WYSE Academic Challenge Sectional at McKendree University     

John Pizzarelli Quartet at the Hett is Rescheduled for April 17    

McKendree Joins IIE Initiative to Double Number of Study Abroad Students   

Illinois Poet Laureate at McKendree’s Holman Library on March 27    

McKendree Professor Will Judge Poetry Contest State Finals    

McKendree University Awards Philanthropist John F. Schmidt   

McKendree Speech & Debate Finishes Regular Season Strong    

McKendree Speech Team Takes First in Three Events at Murray State   

Dinosaurs Invade the Hettenhausen Center on March 8   

McKendree History Students Present Papers at International Conference   

Clayton, Duchesne High Schools Win WYSE Math-Science Challenge   

McKendree Speech and Debate Opens Spring with Strong Performances    

McKendree Young Feminists Present ‘The Vagina Monologues’ on Feb. 10   

Humanitarian Award Winners Reflect Spirit of MLK    

McKendree Announces President’s & Dean’s List Students    

'12 Years a Slave' at The Hett on Feb. 23     

U.S. News Ranks McKendree Online Program in Nation’s Top 40     

Indoor Walking, Fitness Classes at McKendree are Open to All


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McKendree University and BJC Launch RN-to-BSN Partnership    

Need Help Filing the FAFSA?    

Give a Gift of Entertainment: Tickets to the Hett      

‘DCI St. Louis’ Drum Corps Show Returns to McKendree on July 14   

‘Ramble into Spring’ Road Race in Lebanon on March 22     

Give a Gift of Golf at The Hills  

Database Lists McKendree Among Top Colleges for Teacher Education   

McKendree’s Online Degree Program is One of Illinois’ Most Affordable  

McKendree Announces its “Y98 Mistletoe Show Insider Contest” Winner    

Student Art Show at McKendree Gallery, Dec. 5 to 23   

Dr. Richelle Rennegarbe Recognized for Commitment to Rural Nursing    

McKendree University Announces New ‘Showstoppers’ Show Choir   

McKendree Speech and Debate Team Closes Successful Fall Season       

Hear the Marching Bearcat Band’s 2013 Season in Concert on Nov. 22    

McKendree Education Professor Wins Excellence in Teaching Award   

Fall Family Weekend at McKendree, Nov. 1-3     

'The Dead Guy' Takes on Reality TV     

McKendree Defers Tuition for Scott AFB Students Affected by Shutdown   

McKendree Debate Team Finishes Second at Loyola   

Parking & Campus Directions for Homecoming Weekend 2013      

Solar Energy Helps Keep the Electricity on at McKendree University    

Speech and Debate Teams Take Fifth at William Jewell and at Indy     

Homecoming Parade Will Be ‘A Celebration of Heroes’ on Oct. 5   

McKendree Will Honor Alumni at Awards Dinner Oct. 5     

U.S. News Ranks McKendree in Top Tier of Midwest Regional Universities    

McKendree is in Top 20 Percent of 'Military Friendly Schools' for 2014   

Investing or Doing Business in Asia? This Lecture is for You       

See Ten Great Films for Free at McKendree’s Hett Center      

Class of 2017 is Largest First-Year Enrollment at McKendree University    

Diversity Trainer and Filmmaker to Visit McKendree on Aug. 29    

McKendree Grads Get a High Return on Investment, According to Affordable Colleges Online Analysis  

Participate in McKendree’s Involvement Fair on Aug. 30     

McKendree University is a ‘Great College to Work For’   

McKendree’s Alayna Gillespie is Selected for Oxfam Leadership Program   

Hett Center at McKendree Announces Its 2013-2014 Season   

2nd Annual McKendree Bearcats Golf Tournament Boasts Sellout, Raises Record Funds for Athletic Department      

McKendree’s ‘Harvest Challenge’ 5K and Half-Marathon is Set for Sept. 7  

McKendree University Announces President’s and Dean’s List Students   

McKendree University is Coming to Monroe County    

McKendree University is a ‘College of Distinction’ for 2013-2014      

Oh, the Places They Go! Summer Study Abroad   

McKendree University Graduates Receive Diplomas in Louisville June 8  

Memorial Ceremony to honor Civil War soldiers of the 117th Illinois Regiment    

McKendree University Confers Degrees on Class of 2013 Graduates   

Awardees Exemplify Compassion and International Understanding   

Exhibit Culminates McKendree Art Majors’ Experience  

McKendree Alumna is ‘K-12 Teacher of the Year’     

Congratulations, McKendree Leadership and Service Award Winners!     

McKendree Chapter of Phi Kappa Phi Honor Society Inducts New Members   

McKendree University Honors Outstanding Students, Faculty for 2013   

APO Conference Host McKendree University Wins Service Award   

Live Music, Hot Wings & More at McKendree’s ‘Spring Fling’ Apr. 20    

McKendree University to Honor Retiring Model United Nations Advisor  

McKendree University Debaters Finish 2nd in the Nation    

Gilster-Mary Lee CEO to Speak at McKendree on April 24   

Drop Off Electronics, Appliances and More on April 24 at McKendree   

Sigma Zeta Chapter Brings Home Founder’s Cup for a Fifth Time    

Jessica Tieman of McKendree University is a Newman Civic Fellow     

McKendree Alumni and Friends Return for Special Musical Event on June 28   

Gallery Exhibit Honors the Memory of Art Teacher Marsha Brasel DeWilde  

Bookmark April 17: Scholastic Book Fair at the Hett      

McKendree Debate and Individual Events Team Prepares for Nationals    

An Exceptional Art Show at the McKendree Gallery of Art, March 19-29    

‘Les Misérables’ Matinee at the Hett on March 24   

Schools Compete in WYSE Academic Challenge Sectional at McKendree 

McKendree Responds to Military Tuition Assistance Suspension with 25% Discount  

McKendree University Responds to Military TA Suspension with 25% Tuition Discount - Kentucky Campuses

McKendree Makes President’s Community Service Honor Roll for Higher Ed   

Canned Goods Collection on March 24 Will Benefit Food Pantry 

McKendree Artists on a Varsity Level    

Gallery Talk: Corsets and the Evolution of the Female Silhouette    

‘Somewhere in Between’ Opens at the Hett Center on Feb. 28   

Debate & I.E. Finish Regular Season Strong in Missouri 

Region’s Best Spellers Will Compete Here on March 2 and 9   

Cassens to Receive McKendree’s ‘Friend of the University’ Award  

McKendree Debaters Take Second Place at Wheaton College    

Clayton High School, Villa Duchesne Win WYSE Math-Science Challenge  

McKendree’s Nursing Graduate Program Offers Two New Tracks    

Mark Pappas’ Drawings and Paintings at the McKendree Gallery of Art     

U.S. News Ranks McKendree’s Online MBA Program in Top 100     

McKendree Debaters Take 1st and 2nd Place in Denver     

McKendree University Announces President’s & Dean’s List Students    

Former NFL Player Turns Pro as Motivational Speaker    

Humanitarian Award Winners Reflect Spirit of MLK     

Need Help Filing the FAFSA? McKendree Offers Free Workshops       

See the Top Drum Corps Compete at McKendree on July 15     

Choose a 5K, 10K or 10-Mile Race and ‘Ramble into Spring’ on Mar. 23


Get Fit with Morning Walking and Zumba at McKendree    

Blome Joins McKendree University as Executive Director of Kentucky Campuses   

FIRST Robotics Regional Competition Results    

McKendree and Missouri University of Science & Technology Now Offer 3+2 Engineering Degree Program

McKendree Debaters Go Undefeated at Washburn University!  

League of Women Voters Executive Director on Campus Nov. 27   

Are You McKendree University’s Next K-12 Teacher of the Year?   

Management Professor Wins Excellence in Teaching Award   

McKendree Bearcat Golf Tournament Set for June 21, 2013  

McKendree University is One of St. Louis RCGA’s Top 50    

Opera Lovers, Circle these Dates for ‘The Met at the Hett’   

Debate and IE Team Members Reach Finals at Longview Tournament   

Scholar-Athlete Matt Ernst is McKendree University’s Lincoln Laureate   

Robotics Competition Returns to McKendree on Nov. 17-18   

Volunteers Sought to Read Names at Veterans’ Tribute on Campus  

A New Art Gallery for Lebanon    

McKendree’s Nursing Program Receives Full 10-Year CCNE Accreditation  

‘Win With Wheeler’ Political Comedy Performed at McKendree Oct. 25-28   

McKendree Individual Events Speakers Reach Finals   

Electronics and Appliance Recycling at McKendree on Nov. 14    

McKendree University Recognized as a Phi Kappa Phi Chapter of Merit   

Students to Trick or Treat for Canned Goods on Oct. 28   

Learn How to Be Entrepreneurial in a Professional Practice   

Speech & Debate Team Wins Big at Two Recent Tournaments    

McKendree Will Honor Alumni at Awards Dinner Oct. 6    

Debaters Take Third at William Jewell College   

Latino Filmmaker to Speak at McKendree on Sept. 26   

See Nine Great Films for Free at the Hett   

McKendree in Top 15 Percent of ‘Military Friendly Schools’ for 2013     

‘The Ethicist’ Columnist Randy Cohen at the Hett on Sept. 27    

Website & Events Honor Civil War Soldiers of the ‘McKendree Regiment’        

U.S. News Ranks McKendree Among Top Regional Universities With Least Debt   

Volunteer Fair at McKendree on Sept. 17   

NCAA Approves McKendree University for Provisional Year in Division II    

Three Earn ‘Distinguished Service Professor’ Title at McKendree   

Leadership is the Focus of Chapel Service on Sept. 5          

McKendree is on ‘2012 Great Colleges to Work For’ Honor Roll  

‘Harvest Challenge’ 5K & Half-Marathon on Sept. 8 in Lebanon  

McKendree Discounts Tuition for KCTC Grads, Locks in BSN Tuition Rate   

McKendree is Recognized as a ‘College of Distinction’ for 2012-2013  

McKendree University Names Collins Golf Course General Manager    

McKendree Donates Computer Tables to Lebanon High School   

McKendree University Announces President’s and Dean’s List Students  

Chuck Brueggemann Named as Director of Athletics  

Robots Made of LEGO Will Compete at McKendree on July 20  

And the Beat Goes On: Drum Corps Show Returns to McKendree July 16   

Student Researches HIV’s Early Evolution at National Institute   

State Math Teacher Organization Awards McKendree Graduate  

McKendree University Graduates Receive Diplomas in Louisville, KY   

McKendree Nursing Educators Gain Certification    

This Summer, Take a Walk Inside the Gym   

Christine Brewer and Friends in Concert at The Hett on July 17    

Carstens and Turner Join McKendree Board of Trustees   

Awardees Exemplify Academic Excellence and Engagement   

The Class of 2012 is Largest in McKendree’s History   

Nursing Professor is 2012 UMC Exemplary Teacher   

Former McKendree Students Win Big in Investment Contest    

Summertime Cycling Fun in Lebanon on July 28   

‘Teacher Mentors of the Year’ Honored by McKendree University      

Group’s Presentation on Fishing Boat Slavery Wins National Competition     

McKendree Debate Coach Wins National Honor     

Phi Kappa Phi Honor Society Inducts 77 New Members at McKendree    

McKendree University Doubles its Acreage   

McKendree University Honors Outstanding Students, Faculty for 2012   

Kappa Delta Pi Education Honor Society Inducts 23 New Members  

McKendree University School of Nursing Joins Forces with the First Lady and Dr. Biden to Support Veterans and Military Families    

Live Music, Hot Wings and More at ‘Spring Fling’ Apr. 21   

Students Take Part in National Youth Service Day on April 26       

Commitment to Service Earns Courtney Motl a Newman Civic Fellow Award   

McKendree’s Ben Reid is Top Speaker at NPDA Championship Tournament   

Ten First-Generation Students Receive Scholarships    

McKendree’s Lance Allen Talks Himself into a National Championship     

Elie Wiesel’s ‘Trial of God’ Performed at McKendree Mar. 29-Apr. 1     

McKendree University is on National Honor Roll for Community Service    

‘Fast Food Nation’ Author Eric Schlosser at the Hett on Apr. 25      

Schools Compete in WYSE Academic Challenge Sectional at McKendree    

McKendree Debaters Prepare for Nationals     

Two Students Work Exhibited at Varsity Art XVI   

Save 25 Percent on Summer Classes at McKendree University       

National Ad Awards for McKendree Website, Hett Center Publicity   

Flock to the ‘Spring Thing Wing Thing’ at McKendree on Apr. 21    

Spring Cleaning? Recycle Electronics, Appliances and More on Apr. 19   

Get Ready to Ramble: 5K, 10K, 10-Mile Road Races at McKendree Mar. 24  

Human Resource Management Degree Program Meets SHRM Guidelines    

Clayton, Villa Duchesne Oak Hill Win WYSE Math-Science Challenge   

Students Practice Diplomacy as Israel Delegation at Model UN   

Grahams Receive McKendree’s ‘Friends of the University’ Award    

McKendree Debaters Take Third at Wheaton College  

McKendree Students’ Android App Wins $3K in National Competition   

McKendree Alum in ‘Welcome to Shirley’ Screened at the Hett Feb. 24   

McKendree University Announces President’s and Dean’s List Students    

Young People’s Concert on Feb. 12 Presents ‘Storytime!’     

McKendree University Expands its Online Degree Programs    

McKendree Debaters Beat 39 Teams, Win Overall Sweepstakes   

Pastor Aeneas Williams to Speak at the Hett on Feb. 23    

McKendree Humanitarian Award Celebrates Spirit of Dr. M.L. King  

Road Closing on Belleville Street in Lebanon Starts Jan. 23 

Drum Corps International Show Returns to McKendree July 16  

Leadership Scholarship Event Brings Academic Achievers to Campus   

Streetscapes and Still Life Paintings at the Hett  



See Robots Compete at McKendree University on Jan. 14  

A ‘Festival of Lessons and Carols’ at the Hett on Dec. 11  

McKendree Debaters Win at Study Break  

McKendree Model UN Students Win Best Delegation Award at Conference  

McKendree Marketing Professor Wins Excellence in Teaching Award  

McKendree Debaters Turn in Season’s Best Performance at Washburn   

Michael Anderson is McKendree University's 2011 Lincoln Laureate  

‘Curtain Talk’ with Christine Brewer Before Met at the Hett Opera on Dec. 3    

Hunger and Homelessness Awareness Week at McKendree, Nov. 13-19   

McKendree Reaches Finals at Central States Swing Tournament     

Saint Louis Wind Symphony in Concert at the Hett on Nov. 20   

Electronics and Appliance Recycling at McKendree on Nov. 9  

McKendree Debaters Reach Finals at Home; Back in the Top Ten Nationally  

Bone Marrow Donor Drive Nov. 2 and 3 at McKendree  

Trick or Treat for Canned Goods in Lebanon Oct. 30  

‘To Write Love on Her Arms’ Founder Jamie Tworkowski at the Hett Nov. 8  

Four to Be Inducted into McKendree University Sports Hall of Fame     

McKendree Will Honor 12 Alumni at Awards Dinner Oct. 22   

Be in the "Bearcat Country" Homecoming Parade on Oct. 22 

Individual Events Team Reaches Finals at Illinois State 

Road Closures In and Around Lebanon 

Hear Former Governor Christine Todd Whitman at the Hett Oct. 25 

Debaters Take First at Loyola University Tournament 

Phi Kappa Phi Receives Chapter of Merit Award   

U.S. News Ranks McKendree Among Top Regional Universities for 2012   

McKendree Is Military Friendly, Says G.I. Jobs Survey  

Civil War Reading and Discussion Series at Holman Library Starts Sept. 27  

Sign Up for the Emergency Alert System  

McKendree is a Distribution Center for Food Cooperative  

New Majors Prepare Students for Emerging Careers  

'The Met at the Hett' Announces its 2011-2012 Opera Season  

McKendree Welcomes New Staff Members  

Free Movie Nights! Nine Great Films at the Hett in 2011-12  

McKendree University is on '2011 Great Colleges to Work For' Honor Roll  

McKendree University Advances to Candidacy Year Two in NCAA Division II Membership Process  

The Hett Announces its 2011-12 Entertainment Season  

Grants Support Literacy, Health, and First-Generation Student Success  

Spring 2011 President's and Dean's Lists  

McKendree University Graduates Receive Diplomas in Louisville  

McKendree University Will Offer Doctoral Program in Education  

Memorial Service Honors Civil War Soldiers of the "McKendree Regiment"  

Awardees Exemplify Lifelong Learning, International Understanding  

Purchase Photos and Video of the Commencement Ceremonies 

McKendree University Graduates its Class of 2011  

McKendree University Honors Students  

Eiskant and Herrington are Education's "Great Mentors of the Year"  

Exceptional Students and Faculty Recognized on Honors Day  

Bearcat Women's Bowling Team Captures NAIA Invitational Championship  

Drum Corps International Marches into McKendree University on July 18  

McKendree Receives $8,000 Grant to Survey Civic Engagement  

High School Students Compete in WYSE Math-Science Challenge  

Hett Gets $2,000 Grant from Monsanto Fund, Arts and Education Council  

McKendree Honors Memorial Hospital at Founders' Day Celebration  

Missouri Schools Compete in WYSE Math-Science Challenge  


McKendree, SWIC Join Forces with Nursing Dual Admission Agreement

Fitness Walking in Intramural Gym on Weekday Mornings  

McKendree is Only School on '100 Best College Buys' List 

McKendree to Become Member of Great Lakes Valley Conference 

McKendree and Kaskaskia College Sign Nursing Articulation Agreement  

McKendree Signs BSN Agreement with 3 Southern Illinois Colleges 

McKendree Approved for Membership in NCAA Division II  

$50,000 Walmart-CIC Grant Benefits First-Generation Students  

McKendree Graduates are Getting Jobs in Their Field, Survey Shows 

McKendree on President's Community Service Honor Roll Once Again 

New Endowed Professorship Supports the Study of Science  

Professor Can Help Olympic Athletes Get Psyched for Competition 

'McKendree in the Field' MAED Degree in Higher Education Administrative Services  

St. Louis Schools Compete in WYSE Math-Science Challenge    

High Schools Compete in WYSE Academic Challenge Sectional   


A Grand Win: 1,000 Career Victories for Coach Harry Statham

Balancing Academics with Co-Curricular Activities  

Tips for Parents: Surviving Your College Student's First Year 

Enlightenment in Bronze: New 'Inspiration' Statue on Campus 

On a Mission to Preserve the Music of Ecuador  

New Veteran Scholarship Available Through VA Yellow Ribbon Program   

Missouri High Schools Compete in Academic Challenge    

Illinois High Schools Compete in WYSE Academic Challenge at McKendree    


What Every First Year College Student Should Know   


McKendree College is Now McKendree University  

McKendree Unveils New University Logo