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GCSA Chapel

Posted Friday, December 9th, 2011

The GCSA did a great job organizing chapel this morning! The worship service began with announcements, as usual. Then the songs were led by Aly and Jake Gosselin. They sang How Great Thou Art, Stronger, Come Thou Long Expected Jesus, and Little Drummer Boy. Doctor Hartley introduced the guest speaker Bishop Kendall, who delivered a very passionate and important message.

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At the end of his message, he talked about the Not For Sale Campaign that seeks to end human trafficking. To find out more about this campaign, go to

If you have any questions or just want to talk to him, Bishop Kendall will be in Joe’s Java for a little while this morning, so make sure you hurry over and have a coffee with him!


GCSA: Icebreakers (Part 1)

Posted Thursday, December 8th, 2011

Most people have heard of the GCSA, but how many actually know what it is or who is a part of it? I sat down with none other than the president of GCSA himself for a little getting-to-know-you session where he reveals what his role is (and even what his favorite color is!). Stay tuned for part 2, when I talk to the other members of GCSA!

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What is the GCSA?

GCSA stands for Greenville College Student Association, so it’s basically a cabinet of nine students who decide what campus events happen. We try and address student concerns and open up forums where students can express their opinions. So we basically act as a liaison between the students and the staff, so we’re kind of caught in limbo. We’re the middle ground, the connecting point.

What is your job in GCSA?

My role as president, basically I oversee the cabinet of nine people and I make sure that each one of them fulfills their duties. And then, in addition to that, I call our cabinet meetings, I have to attend all of our events, and then, my role as liaison is especially that. I have to go and speak to faculty members, to different boards, like the Board of Trustees or the Parent’s Cabinet, things like that. Places where adults come and talk about Greenville College and then they want a student’s input. So usually I’m selected to talk about that as well.

What are your top 5 strengths?

My strengths…I’ve been told I have a lot of “mom” strengths. Harmony is my number one, and then Achiever, Empathy, Input, and Relator.

What do you think your lowest five strengths are?

Well, if I had to guess, I would say—this first one’s probably interesting—one of the strengths I think I don’t have would be Command, which is interesting for someone in a leadership position, but I don’t really think I have that presence that someone with Command usually does. Ideation is probably one that I don’t have either. I’m not big on generating ideas or brainstorming, so I have to surround myself with people who are good at that. I think also Self-Assurance. I take a lot of time to make decisions. I’m very deliberative, and so I’m not usually the person who knows what the answer to a question is and know that and feel confident in my answer. What else? Intellection. I don’t, I mean, I do spend a lot of time trying to make decisions, but I don’t sit and think about things, and just do that. And then Focus, probably. I think I do a good job of getting my work done, things like that, but I can’t just sit there, you know, make a decision and then stick to it for the entirety, for a long period of time.

What is your favorite color?

Red. Yes. But I wear a lot of blue.

What is your spirit animal?

I think I would have to pick something that flies. Probably a falcon.

If Morgan Freeman ran for President, would you vote for him?

Based on his roles in movies, I think I would. I like him in the Shawshank Redemption, so I don’t see why not.

Say “goodbye” in as many languages as you know.

Auf wiedersehen. Au revoir. Adios. Goodbye!


50 Hour Film Fest

Posted Wednesday, November 9th, 2011

This past weekend, aspiring filmmakers put their minds together to create a short film–in only 50 hours.

Teams of 4 had just 50 hours to write, shoot, edit, and upload a 4 to 7 minute video to compete in this year’s festival. The themes were more open and the judging was tighter as they looked for the best Greenville College’s creative students had to offer.

At 8 pm on Friday, October 28th, three motifs or ‘easter eggs’ were released on the Facebook event page:

  1. Use one of the most cliche lines in movie history
  2. Incorporate a comb in some way into a scene
  3. In some way use “the woods” as a location represented somehow in your video

The event concluded at 10 pm on Sunday, October 31. Guest judges Dan Parris ( and Will Gray ( helped choose the best of the best from this years submissions. and tonight the short films premiered at the Globe Theatre.

Congrats to Devon Meadows, Tyson Stakes, and Andie Kincaid, who won the top prize, Selk Bags! Watch their short film Against the Gain here:


Thank-A-Donor Day

Posted Tuesday, November 8th, 2011

We can’t think of a better way to get in the holiday spirit than by saying thank you in a big way! Come on out to the Upper Union tonight from 8-10 pm to say thank you to the donors who have made your Greenville College experience possible.

We’ll serve free cookies and coffee, and Michael Trieb will perform. You can write a thank-you note or participate in our other activities, including our thank-a-donor video. Panther Points are available!

Please reply to or call (618) 664-6515, if you have questions.


Not-So-Wed Game Show

Posted Friday, November 4th, 2011

Tonight at 9:30 the Junior Class Cabinet is hosting a “Newly-Wed” type game called the Not-so-Wed Game Show. This will be used to raise funds for the Junior/Senior Banquet. In other words, the more funds raised tonight, the less money you pay to attend the Banquet.

This awesome and entertaining game show will be held in the Upper Union. The competing couples were chosen by you, the Greenville College student body. All campus couples were encouraged to submit their pictures to the Not-So-Wed Game Show Facebook page. The couples were voted on and the three with the highest number of “likes” became the contestants.

The participating couples are Simeon VonBerg and Millie Hodnett, Nathan Ondracek and Aly Gosselin, and Hoss Dossett and Britney Benson, with Perrin Robinson as the host.

Admission for non-contestants is now only $1 instead of $2.

Come and enjoy this hilarious game show! Audience members will also get to submit possible questions to be used in the bonus round!

We hope to see you there!

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