Caitlyn Westfall: Empowered Woman Empowering Women

By Halle Douglass There is an anonymous quote that says, “Leaders become great not because of their power, but because of their ability to empower others.” After hearing McKendree Alumna Caitlyn Westfall’s story about her experience in Sigma Sigma Sigma, I could not agree more. I recently met her during formal recruitment, where she shared... Continue Reading →

Steve Winter’s Journey with Big Cats

By Ashley Hathaway, Contributive Writer For a man that did not take a picture of an animal until he was 34 years old, Steve Winter has seen it all when it comes to big cats. From dodging poachers, to escaping 5,000 pound Rhinos, it seems as if Winter has been through just about all one could... Continue Reading →

Krysten Baker: Coach and Counselor

By Kenneth Spisak Krysten Baker goes by multiple names: Krysten, Coach Baker, Ms. Baker, KB. Depending how you are acquainted with her, one of these will be how you address her. Baker is on the coaching staff for McKendree’s track and field team as the throwers coach. Not only is coaching essentially a full-time gig,... Continue Reading →

A Dedicated Life of Numbers: Questioning Dr. Ryan

  By Quinn Polaski, contributing writer   Dr. Dennis Ryan is a professor of Mathematics at McKendree University. He currently holds three degrees: a bachelor’s, master’s, and a doctorate of applied mathematics. These were all earned at the University of Illinois Chicago (UIC). Here at McKendree, he has taught every mathematics course that is offered;... Continue Reading →

McKendree Graduate Series – Jenna Ritzheimer

By Elexis Baltimore, Editor So you got your cap and gown in the mail, maybe sent out graduation announcements, and have probably been asked about your “next step” more times than you can count… with graduation just around the corner some of us are wondering what happens next. In order to help answer this question... Continue Reading →

The Man Behind the Conducting Baton

Merisa Ashbaugh- Contributing Writer Plato once said, “Music is the movement of sound to reach the soul for the education of its virtue.” Driven by a love for music and his students, Adam Pulver brings a fresh, upbeat spirit to the McKendree University community and dazzles those he encounters with his gifted abilities. You’ve probably... Continue Reading →

Entirely Improbable – Gilson Nyrimana

By Zach Breeding, Editor   The sheer impossibility of finding another person in the same situation as Gilson Nyrimana is a better opener than any that I could ever think of. The statistic I searched so long for is athletes who have zero experience in a sport walking onto their college’s team and being able... Continue Reading →

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