Our Most-Viewed News Stories of 2019

December 20, 2019 | by the Office of Marketing and Communications

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A momentous name change, a rise in the national rankings and a popular new academic program—these are just a few of the topics that captured our readers’ attention in 2019. We also won a substantial grant, welcomed distinguished speakers to campus and much more.

Here’s our countdown of the 10 most-viewed Elmhurst College news articles of 2019.

A young boy wearing headphones looks at a speech pathologist in Elmhurst College's Speech Language Hearing Clinic.

10. Free Clinic Screenings

The College’s Speech-Language-Hearing Clinic will offer free screenings in January 2020.

December 4, 2019

Students are greeted by their cheering peers outside Hammerschmidt Memorial Chapel during Elmhurst College's 2019 New Student Orientation.

9. New Student Orientation

In August, the College welcomed more than 900 new first-year and transfer students.

August 22, 2019

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8. $2.75 Million in STEM Grants

The National Science Foundation awarded Elmhurst $2.75 million to support students in STEM fields.

August 29, 2019

Historian and author Doris Kearns Goodwin speaks at the podium in Elmhurst College's Hammerschmidt Memorial Chapel.

7. Doris Kearns Goodwin Speaks

Historian Doris Kearns Goodwin presented “Team of Rivals: Leadership Lessons from Abraham Lincoln” at Elmhurst in March.

January 10, 2019

A group of graduates is shown during Elmhurst College's 2019 commencement ceremony.

6. Hats Off to Our Grads

1,025 students graduated from Elmhurst at the College’s 148th Commencement exercises.

June 1, 2019

Elmhurst College's U.S. News ranking badge for undergraduate teaching

5. Rising in Rank

Elmhurst rose in the U.S. News rankings for teaching and innovation.

September 10, 2019

Elmhurst College Recycling Extravaganza participants pose with used bikes donated during last year's event.

4. Recycling Extravaganza

The College hosted its Recycling Extravaganza on April 13.

March 1, 2019

A photo of a digital camera, a smartphone and a laptop to represent the digital media program at Elmhurst College.

3. Digital Media Starts Up

Elmhurst launched a new academic program in digital media.

March 26, 2019

Doc Severinson greets the audience with arms outspread during the Elmhurst College June Jazz event in 2019.

2. Doc Severinsen Returns

Doc Severinsen headlined the College’s 24th Annual June Jazz concert.

May 17, 2019

The spire of Old Main on the campus of Elmhurst College.

1. Some Very Big News

And the No. 1 most-viewed story of 2019 was …

Elmhurst College announced that it will become Elmhurst University in 2020!

June 18, 2019

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