Elmhurst in Depth

  • Showtime

    One of the favorite Homecoming traditions at Elmhurst is the annual production of a musical in the Mill Theatre.

  • Star-Spangled Tenor

    An aspiring opera singer (and Elmhurst tennis champion) wowed the Homecoming crowd with his rendition of the national anthem.

  • Sarah (Kiefer) Clarin ’04

    As a student, Sarah Clarin was guided by countless volunteers and mentors who give back to Elmhurst. Now Clarin is doing the same.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • Getting Ready for the Big Game

    In preparation for Homecoming, the Bluejays worked through their usual training routine—and then added a few twists.

  • An Extraordinary Party at an Extraordinary Gallery

    The College hosted a birthday party for the atom smasher at the center of the Barbara A. Kieft Accelerator ArtSpace.

  • Lori Julian ’08

    While pursuing her passion for piano, alumna Lori Julian turned her music courses into a degree and a career in teaching and music service.

  • 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.

  • The Long View

    Over 30 years as an Elmhurst trustee, Ralph Lundgren has watched higher education change. But his attachment to the College has been constant.

  • 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.

  • All in the Family

    Scottie Williams ’12, All-American and winner of the Gagliardi Trophy, keeps an eye on his younger brother Josh, the football team’s leading rusher.

  • Why I Volunteer

    Katie Jaeger’s Elmhurst experience taught her to go above and beyond. Now, as a mentor and advisor, she’s doing just that.

  • 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.

  • 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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