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Elmhurst Hits Top 10 in U.S. News Rankings

The College climbs three notches as a Best Value School in U.S. News & World Report's annual Best Colleges rankings.

What to Do With Difference?

Equal Rights vs. Religious Principles

In the Chronicle of Higher Education, President Ray examines how religiously based colleges handle challenges to their principles.

The Cost of a Diploma

A College of Values and Value

Elmhurst scores high in a new study by Money magazine of the real-world value of 1,500 colleges and universities.


Jazz Trumpeter Bobby Shew to Perform at Commencement Concert

The Elmhurst College Jazz Band will accompany Shew at a concert in the acclaimed musician's honor on May 29.

Elmhurst French Professor Wins Essay Contest

The Consulate General of France honored Rebecca Leal for her essay about teaching a study-abroad class in Paris during a national crisis.

Elmhurst Launches Commencement Challenge

If 500 new donors make a gift to Elmhurst between May 26 and May 29, the College will receive an additional $25,000. Make your gift today!

The Manhattan Transfer to Headline June Jazz

The Grammy Award-winning vocal group will perform with the acclaimed Elmhurst College Jazz Band at the annual concert on June 13.

Elmhurst Group Participates in Psychology Day at the U.N.

The Elmhurst group traveled to New York for an international conference about the role of psychologists in realizing U.N. global health priorities.

Elmhurst to Host Information Session on Accelerated Programs

The June 17 session includes an admission workshop and the opportunity to speak with program directors.

Christina Ryan ’82 to Deliver Commencement Address

Musician Bobby Shew, theologian Craig Dykstra and business leader Alfred Koplin will also receive honorary doctoral degrees during the College’s May 30 graduation exercises.

Doug Beach Wins Award from DownBeat Magazine

Beach, director of jazz studies at Elmhurst, has won the Jazz Education Achievement Award in recognition of his commitment to teaching jazz.

Elmhurst Alumna’s Business Featured on Shark Tank

Jill McKenna Reed’s husband, Matt, appeared on the hit TV show to pitch investors on the couple’s business, Bee Thinking.

Journey to Spain Offers Lessons in Language and Culture

Fourteen students from a recent study-away course in Spain met with Dr. Larry Braskamp to thank Elmhurst College for the experience.

Insights from a Storm’s Fury

Senior biology major Nicholas Dylla weathered a Maryland hurricane last summer as part of an NSF-funded environmental research project.

Kontras String Quartet to Release First Commercial Album

The Chicago-based quartet will launch Origins, its first commercial album, at Elmhurst College on Sunday, May 10.

Creating a More Empowered Princess

Beth Winters ’14 and her sister Laura have published a cliché-busting coloring book about princesses with real lives.

Elmhurst College Students Receive Numerous Awards at Jazz Festival

Elmhurst student musicians win awards for solo and ensemble performances during the 48th annual event.

U.S. Senator Mark Kirk Speaks at Eighth Annual Governmental Forum

Bruce Dold of the Chicago Tribune moderated the April 9 event, which focused on the challenges facing America.

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