Elmhurst in Depth


  • Making History

    Professor Robert Butler, the Joan and Lester Brune Chair in History, makes sure his students understand the value of primary research.


  • President Ray: Everything Is a Gift

    President Ray considers how Elmhurst’s commitment to stewardship compels us to honor tradition and embrace change.


  • The Koenig-Baurs Give Back

    Elmhurst’s largest legacy family gathers on campus for reunion festivities and to raise funds in support of Elmhurst students.


  • Golden Memories

    Members of the Fifty-Year Club find common ground with current students during Homecoming Weekend.


  • From Mamet to Men in Black

    Though his name is in lights, David Rasche ’66 retains the humility of a Midwest preacher’s son.


  • Acting Lessons

    Faculty members Helga and Tony Noice talk about their research on the impact of acting lessons on cognitive performance in older adults.


  • Connecting the Dots

    Director of the Center for Business and Economics, Gary Wilson talks about preparing his students for a rapidly changing business world.


  • Steam Spices and Song

    Elmhurst students retreated to a remote corner of Wisconsin to learn about Native American customs and rituals.


  • Bringing Spanish to Life

    Associate professor of Spanish Beatriz Gómez Acuña discusses how she keeps her classroom lively and her students engaged.


  • A Call for Volunteers

    With a student body eager to serve, the Niebuhr Center’s Partners for Peace program is continually working to expand its community outreach.


  • Expecting Great Things

    VP for Academic Affairs and Dean of the Faculty Alzada Tipton says students succeed when given the responsibility for their own learning.


  • A Life of Values

    President S. Alan Ray explains how the College’s commitment to faith, meaning and values prepares its students for a changing world.


  • Lessons of Jamaica

    Professor Judy Grimes talks about what her students learn when they teach music to Jamaican schoolchildren.


  • In Harmony

    William Malpede '88 has hit all the right notes in a successful Hollywood musical career.


  • A Tribute to Mr. Lincoln

    As the Mill’s season finale showcases the College’s popular theatre program, it also underscores the need for more rehearsal space.


  • Bob Mills ’64

    As a student at Elmhurst, Bob Mills was taught the value of hard work and service to others.


  • Elmhurst’s Star in the Broadcast Booth

    Growing up listening to the legendary baseball announcer Harry Caray, David Wills wanted to follow in his footsteps. His dream became reality.


  • Students Take Control of Greening Efforts

    The hands-on lessons from a first-year seminar have ignited a growing, student-led concern for the campus environment.


  • To Make a Difference

    Ray Whitehead ’55 has led an adventurous life of international service, all of which began at Elmhurst College.


  • A Bolivian Adventure

    In the high-altitude Bolivian city of Sucre, Heidi Diaz and other students learn to put faith into action.


  • For the Greater Good

    Meet three alumni who continued an Elmhurst tradition by dedicating their careers to serving society.


  • Meredith Wollenberg Morrison ’72

    In working together to put on a show, you develop instant bonds. Bonds that can last a lifetime.


  • Hungry for Expansion

    Three sisters, all Elmhurst alumnae, who gave up traditional nursing roles for the entreprenurial life.


  • An Internship that Opened Doors

    By volunteering in the classroom, John Muszynski says thank you to the professor who nudged him toward a stint at McDonald's 30 years ago.


  • Lynda Floros Nadkarni ’87

    Lynda Floros Nadkarni teaches fine arts at Brook Park School in LaGrange Park and volunteers for several local organizations.

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