Our Most-Viewed News Stories of 2022

December 22, 2022 | by the Office of Marketing and Communications

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In many ways, 2022 was a year for celebrating both firsts and longtime traditions.

As reflected in our news stories from the past year, Elmhurst set an all-time enrollment record and launched new programs to support our students while also offering popular cultural events, including music concerts and public lectures, that have drawn enthusiastic audiences for decades. At the same time, the University was recognized nationally for its success in advancing students’ social mobility, and introduced a bold public art mural to Elmhurst University and the community beyond.

You can read all about it in our countdown of the 10 most-viewed Elmhurst University news articles from the past year.

Jazz pianist David Benoit sitting at a piano.

10. Summer Tradition

Pianist-composer David Benoit and the Elmhurst U. Jazz Band headline the annual June Jazz concert.

Students walking into New Student Convocation on August 24, 2022.

9. Huge New Flock of Bluejays

Several hundred new students arrive on campus for New Student Orientation and the start of a fresh academic year.

A photo of the Elmhurst University "Gates of Knowledge" at the University's East entrance.

8. Up the Ladder

U.S. News & World Report ranks Elmhurst among the top 10 in the Midwest when it comes to social mobility and innovation.

A smiling graduate student wearing cap and gown walks with other students at the end of Elmhurst University's 2022 Commencement ceremony.

7. Pomp and Circumstance

Elmhurst celebrates its 151st commencement ceremonies.

Elmhurst University art faculty member Rafael Blanco paints from atop a cherry picker, completing the mural "Be Bold. Be Elmhurst." on campus.

6. Elmhurst Bold

Faculty members Rafael Blanco and Andrew Sobol start work on Elmhurst’s first public art mural.

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5. Rewarding Associate Degrees

Elmhurst launches a new scholarship for transfer students.

Christine Grenier will serve as the new Vice President of Admission at Elmhurst University.

4. Admission Leader

Elmhurst’s new vice president for admission is a familiar face on campus.

An aerial photograph of the Elmhurst College includes an overhead view of Old Main and other campus buildings in the fall.

3. Game-Changing Grant

Elmhurst U. is awarded a $3.4 million federal grant to “supercharge” the University’s support of its Hispanic and underserved students.

A group of Elmhurst University students walk together across campus during the first day of new student orientation in August of 2022.

2. Record Enrollment

The University enrolls its largest-ever class of new students, including a record number of first-year undergraduates and graduate students.

Chicago fine dining chefs Rick Bayless, Stephanie Izard and Beverly Kim.

1. Chicago Dish

World-renowned Chicago chefs Rick Bayless, Stephanie Izard and Beverly Kim visit campus to talk about fame and philanthropy.

Rankings reflect external page view data from Jan. 1–Dec. 15, 2022.

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