MONMOUTH, ILLINOIS (September 16, 2019) — Monmouth College will adopt a test-optional admission policy for new students who apply for admission to the national liberal-arts college in fall 2020.

Monmouth officials said the policy reflects the College's values and also helps it reach students who are underserved by higher education.


MONMOUTH, ILLINOIS (September 9, 2019) — A scholar who has combined her research with service to others will help dedicate Monmouth College's Center for Civic and Social Change on September 14.

Dr Esther Ngumbi, an entomologist at the University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign (UIUC), who has founded organizations that empower farmers and youth in Kenya, will give the keynote address at the dedication of the center.

MONMOUTH, ILLINOIS (September 9, 2019) Support of innovative academic programs and a high social mobility rank helped Monmouth College continue its rise in US News and World Report's Best Colleges.

The guide's 2020 edition, released September 9, places Monmouth N° 124 nationally in the publication's "National Liberal Arts Colleges" category. That's 11 spots higher than where the College was in 2018, and it is an increase of almost 50 spots since 2013.

MONMOUTH, ILLINOIS (September 3, 2019) — Ever since he was a child, Francisco Ángeles has wanted to write.

The Monmouth College professor is fulfilling that dream, and his fourth novel, Adiós a la revolución (Goodbye to the Revolution) may be his best yet.

"Writing was the first thing I intended to do," said Ángeles, who joined the College's Department of Modern Languages, Literatures, and Cultures in 2017. "This is what I wanted to do my whole life."

MONMOUTH, ILLINOIS (September 2, 2019) — Monmouth College's first art exhibition of the academic year brings together photos and poetry to give focus to a current environmental issue.

"Shale Play: Poems and Photographs from the Fracking Fields" features photographs by Steven Rubin and poems by Julia Spicher Kasdorf. It will be on display through September 15 in the Len G Everett Gallery in Hewes Library.

MONMOUTH, ILLINOIS (August 6, 2019) — The voice and writings of Nobel Prize-winning author Toni Morrison are more vital than ever.

That's the assessment of Monmouth College English professor Marlo Belschner, who wrote her master's degree thesis on Morrison.

Morrison died Monday at the age of 88.

MONMOUTH, ILLINOIS (August 5, 2019) — A comedy, a murder mystery, and a holiday performance are the full-length productions scheduled to hit the Monmouth College stage during the 2019-20 theatre season.


MONMOUTH, ILLINOIS (07/23/2019) — None of the dozen Monmouth College students who presented talks at the close of the Doc Kieft Summer Research Program wore a cap and gown, but that wouldn't have been out of the question.

"You've officially graduated into mentorship," said Brad Sturgeon, one of four Monmouth chemistry professors who oversaw research during the eight-week program. "You'll be involved in the educational process that makes our department so strong."

MONMOUTH, ILLINOIS (07/22/2019) — Monmouth College philosophy and religious studies professor Ermine Algaier has had an eventful summer.


MONMOUTH, ILLINOIS (July 17, 2019) — Monmouth College physics professor Michael Solontoi said there are several ways to look at the moon.

Earth's only permanent natural satellite is being celebrated this week, as people around the world observe the 50th anniversary of July 20, 1969, when Neil Armstrong became the first person to set foot on the moon, followed 19 minutes later by fellow Apollo 11 crew-member Buzz Aldrin.