MONMOUTH, ILLINOIS (August 21, 2023) Welcome New Scots!

That was the greeting in big letters on several signs around Monmouth College, and it was also the vibe on campus, as more than 200 first-year students participated in the school's matriculation ceremony on Wallace Hall Plaza.

MONMOUTH, ILLINOIS (August 18, 2023) — Veteran public safety expert Chris McLaughlin has joined Monmouth College's student affairs teams as director of campus safety and security.

McLaughlin came to Monmouth on August 1, after recently retiring from the Henry Hill Corrections Facility in Galesburg, Illinois, where he had over 25 years of progressive service. For many of those years, he served as the assistant warden and acting warden.

Monmouth biology professor Janet Ugolino is supervising three students who are "hunting for worms" during this month's SOFIA program. Pictured from left are Ilese Rodeffer, Parker Bruch, Ugolino and Elizabeth Towery

MONMOUTH, ILLINOIS (August 17, 2023) In July, one of the biggest stories in science was a 46,000-year-old worm that was brought back to life after being found in a layer of Siberian permafrost.

MONMOUTH, ILLINOIS (August 16, 2023) — Monmouth College has been named one of Money magazine's "2023 Best Colleges."

The ranking is based upon a school's affordability, quality and student outcomes. A total of 2,400 colleges and universities were eligible for the ranking, and it was given to only about 700 four-year schools.

Nathalie Roy and Bob Simmons are pictured at Monmouth's Fox Classics Lecture in 2022, which Roy presented

MONMOUTH, ILLINOIS (August 15, 2023) Monmouth College has received a major grant from the National Endowment for the Humanities to help US teachers instruct their students about everyday life in ancient Greece.

The grant was the brainchild of Monmouth classics professor Bob Simmons and Louisiana high school classics teacher Nathalie Roy.

For the eleventh time, Dana Poole presented a diploma to one of his daughters when he was on the stage for Melissa's graduation in May

MONMOUTH, ILLINOIS (August 14, 2023) On May 15, Monmouth College painter Dana Poole started his annual summer regimen of repairing and touching up more than a dozen student residences, as well as other campus facilities.

MONMOUTH, ILLINOIS (August 10, 2023) — When he was interviewed prior to his alma mater's May 26-28 celebration of the 75th anniversary of Sigma Phi Epsilon on campus, Brad Nahrstadt ('89) of Northbrook, Illinois, spoke very highly of his fraternity experience at Monmouth College.

"It really fundamentally changed who I am as a person," said Nahrstadt, a member of the Monmouth College Board of Trustees for more than twenty years. "It's a debt I'll never be able to repay. I'm blessed."

MONMOUTH, ILLINOIS (08/09/2023) When Aaron Kimzey (’19) made an official visit to Monmouth College in fall 2014, he was a high school musician with zero knowledge about playing the bagpipes.

MONMOUTH, ILLINOIS (July 31, 2023) — The 2023-24 Monmouth College school year unofficially got underway on Sunday afternoon with the arrival of nearly two dozen members of the Class of 2027 and nearly a dozen returning students.

Pictured from left in the front row are Kieft summer research students Ivy Hawkins, Cassandra Nolasco, Alejandro Arteaga, Julia Bean, Riley Kalnins, Hannah McGhee, Elizabeth Schmidt and Lina Jursa. In back are, from left, are the faculty members overseeing this year's program: Audra Goach, Michael Prinsell, Janet Ugolino, and Laura Moore