Trojan Talk, December 2012
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Look back at 2012
A year to remember

With 2012 coming to a close, it's exciting to look back and see how much God has blessed us. We count the support of friends like you among our dearest blessings at Hannibal-LaGrange University.

While each of us has faced challenges over the past few months and years, whether they be personal or professional, we have been deeply encouraged by the love, support, strength, and most of all, the prayers of others.

As we celebrate the birth of our Savior and Lord, Jesus Christ, our prayer is for His richest blessings to be shared with your family. On behalf of all of us at Hannibal-LaGrange University, may you have the Merriest of Christmases and a blessed New Year.

Below is a look back at 2012. Thank you for being a part of it.

  • January 10
    Spring semester classes started

  • April 12-14
    HLGU’s Theatre Production “Lost in Yonkers”

  • April 26
    Dr. Burt’s Retirement Celebration – Dr. Burt gave 33 years of service to Hannibal-LaGrange University, culminating with an 18 year tenure as president.

  • April 27
    Dedication of the Roland Library

  • May 5
    Commencement & Dr. Anthony Allen named HLGU’s 17th President

  • July 4
    March in Hannibal’s 4th of July Parade

  • July 7
    Alumni event at the Muny – Aladdin!

  • July 18 - 20
    HLGU Represented at Southern Baptist Convention in New Orleans, LA

  • August 18
    2nd Annual Alumni & Friends Work Day

  • August 23
    Move In Day for Freshmen

  • August 29
    Fall semester classes started

  • September 28
    Alumni & Students attended a Cardinal Baseball Game

  • October 5 - 7
    A Hollywood Homecoming

  • October 26
    Inauguration of HLGU’s 17th President, Dr. Anthony Allen

  • October 29-31
    HLGU Represented at Missouri Southern Baptist Convention

  • November 2-3
    HLGU Represented at Iowa Southern Baptist Convention

  • November 3
    8th Annual Trojan Turkey Trek 5K walk/run

  • November 14 - 15
    HLGU Represented at Illinois Southern Baptist Convention

  • November 16
    71st Annual Booster Banquet with Alex Kendrick

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Year-End Giving & Tips to Help You Enjoy Tax Savings
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Upcoming Events

Nov. 29, 30 and Dec. 1 @ 7 pm
The Curious Savage theatre production

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Thursday, December 6th @ 7 pm
Music Department Concert

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Friday, December 6th
HLGU Visit Day

December 11-13
Final Exams

Tuesday, January 8th

Classes Begin

Monday, February 21st
HLGU's Annual Jazz Supper

March 12-14
Caroll Missions Week

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Alex Kendrick was the keynote speaker for 71st annual Booster Banquet held Friday, November 16th at Hannibal-LaGrange University.

Associate pastor of Sherwood Baptist Church since 1999, Alex has co-written (with brother, Stephen Kendrick), directed and acted in all four movies Sherwood Pictures has produced, Flywheel, Facing the Giants, Fireproof and Courageous.

Roughly 700 guests were in attendance, supporting the University and attentively listening to Kendrick as he related the progression of their movies and the instances where God’s powerful hand had orchestrated everything from forklifts to theater showings.

Kendrick and his brother started to make the movies after reading a survey stating that films are more influential today than churches so they set out to change that. Courageous, their most recent movie, grossed 33 million in the box office, showed in theatres in 28 countries and is being sold on DVD in 75 countries.

Kendrick conveyed the importance of actively pursuing God. “God loves to be sought,” he said. “The Lord wants us to chase him...Don’t jump ahead of God, don’t lag behind him.” He also emphasized that “there is a difference between a good idea and a God idea.”

He went on to say that there are three arenas of battle in which a Christian must fight, the personal arena which consists of family, friends, work etc; the corporate arena which is made of the church; and the kingdom arena which encompasses everyone. Christians must be serving the Lord in these stages, in this order. Kendrick then gave the example of David in the Bible who first fought the lion and the bear by himself before he went on to defeat Goliath in front of the army, corporately, and then led the nation of Israel back to the Lord.

Entertainment at the banquet included the HLGU Band and the Chamber Choir. The meal, prepared by HLGU’s food service Fresh Ideas, included a mixed greens salad, breaded chicken breast with cordon bleu with wild rice and roasted vegetables. Dessert was a rich chocolate or white chocolate mousse.

All in all a great evening was had by everyone in attendance. Next year’s 72nd annual banquet will be held on Friday, November 22, 2013.

For more information about HLGU’s annual Booster Banquet please contact:

Lauren Youse
Director of Alumni Services and Advancement

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