Elmhurst in Depth


  • Expecting Great Things

    VP for Academic Affairs and Dean of the Faculty Alzada Tipton says students succeed when they are 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.


  • 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 his time 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.


  • 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.


  • Teaching Students to Connect the Dots

    Having taught at Elmhurst since 1995 and now the 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

    Beatriz Gómez Acuña, associate professor of Spanish at Elmhurst, discusses how she keeps her classroom lively and her students engaged.

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