Trojan Talk, December 2013
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Look back at 2013
A year to remember

With 2013 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 2013. Thank you for being a part of it.

  • January 8
    Spring semester classes started

  • February 19
    50's Nostalgia Night

  • May 4
    Commencement - 300 graduates

  • May 20
    Campus suffered extensive building, tree and water damage due to a bad storm

  • June 10-12
    HLGU Represented at Southern Baptist Convention in Houston, TX

  • June 21
    HLGU Night at the Hannibal Caveman Game

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

  • July 7
    Christian Day at the Ballpark in St. Louis, MO

  • July 26
    Alumni event at the Muny – Mary Poppins

  • August 17
    3rd Annual Alumni & Friends Work Day

  • August 22
    Move In Day for Freshmen

  • August 27
    Fall semester classes started

  • September 27
    Alumni & Students attended a Cardinal Baseball Game

  • October 4 - 6
    "Greek Week" Fall Homecoming

  • October 28-30
    HLGU Represented at Missouri Southern Baptist Convention

  • October 31
    Tree Planting Ceremony for entrance trees destroyed in May 20 storm

  • November 1-2
    HLGU Represented at Iowa Southern Baptist Convention

  • November 2
    8th Annual Trojan Turkey Trek 5K walk/run - 186 participants

  • November 13 - 14
    HLGU Represented at Illinois Southern Baptist Convention

  • November 22
    72nd Annual Booster Banquet with Lynda Randle

In the News at HLG

Trojan Turkey Trek a Success

The 2013 HLGU Trojan Turkey Trek, held on Saturday, November 2 was once again a success. The chilly morning temps, in the low 50s, did not deter the 186 runners and walkers who participated in the 8th Annual "TTT" 5K Run/Walk and Kid's Fun Run on the campus of Hannibal-LaGrange University.

Runners came from surrounding communities, along with participants from all over the tri-states.

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Upcoming Events

December 6th
HLGU Visit Day

December 10-12
Final Exams

January 7th

Spring Semester Classes Begin

January 18th
First Annual Winter Homecoming

More information & Events


Hannibal-LaGrange University is excited to announce plans for the first ever winter homecoming, to be held Saturday, January 18, 2014, in the Mabee Sports Complex.

Events for the day include men's and women's alumni basketball games, basketball skills contest, free lunch for alumni and their families, men's and women's basketball games vs. William's Baptist College, School Spirit dinner in the HLGU cafeteria, and special entertainment in the Parker Theatre. There will also be concession stand coupons, a special performance by the HLGU cheerleaders, and an introduction of the Homecoming Court.

For more information on the event, contact Alumni Director, Lauren Youse '05, at 573-629-3126 or via email at

To participate in alumni games, contact women's basketball coach Kelly Quigle at 573-629-3212 or, or men's basketball coach Jason Durst at 573-629-3213 or

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