Trojan Talk, December 2015
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Look back at 2015
A year to remember

With 2015 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 2015. Thank you for being a part of it.

  • January 13
    Spring semester classes started

  • January 17
    Winter Homecoming

  • January 19
    HLGU hosted the Cardinal Caravan

  • March 18 - 20
    Carroll Missions Week

  • May 8
    Leadercast & Pinning

  • May 9

  • June 16-17
    HLGU Represented at Southern Baptist Convention in Columbus, Ohio

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

  • July 19
    Alumni Event: Beauty and the Beast at the St. Louis Muny

  • August 15
    5th Annual Alumni & Friends Work Day

  • August 20
    Move In Day for Freshmen

  • August 25
    Fall semester classes started

  • October 2-4
    "Super Homecoming" Fall Homecoming

  • October 16
    Carroll Science Center Dedication

  • October 27 - 29
    HLGU Represented at Missouri Southern Baptist Convention

  • November 7
    Trojan Trek 5k/10k walk/run & HLGU Represented at Iowa Southern Baptist Convention

  • November 10-12
    HLGU Represented at Illinois Southern Baptist Convention

  • November 22
    74th Annual Booster Banquet with Kevin Sorbo

In the News at HLG

Trojan Trek a Success

The 2015 HLGU Trojan Trek, held on Saturday, November 7, was once again a success. The 90 participants enjoyed the beautiful running weather as they trekked through the HLGU campus, residential streets, and a beautiful nature trail.
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HLGU Friends of the Arts Benefit Concert Featuring St. Charles County Symphony

The St. Charles County Symphony will hold a benefit concert for HLGU's Friends of the Arts program on Saturday, December 5, at 6 pm in the Parker Theatre. The evening will be filled with symphonic Christmas music and an offering will be taken to support the arts at HLGU. Admission is free.

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Upcoming Events

December 3
Music Department Christmas Concert

December 3
Nusing Open House

January 12

Spring Semester Classes Start

December 5
Friends of the Arts Benefit Concert Featuring St. Charles County Symphony

January 12

Spring Semester Classes Start

January 18
Experience HLGU Day

January 23
Winter Homecoming

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Trojans to Launch Coed Clay Target Shooting Team as New Program

Hannibal-LaGrange University Athletic Director Jason Nichols is excited to announce the launching of the school's 16th and newest club program, collegiate coed clay target shooting.

The program will field its first team in the 2016-17 academic year with the recruiting of student-athletes to begin immediately to field a competitive team beginning next fall. Scholarships will be awarded on a combination of both skill level and experience. The program will be a scholarship intercollegiate sport falling under the direction of the athletic department.

"We're very excited about the opportunity to have a shooting sport here at Hannibal-LaGrange University," said Dr. Allen. "Our board of trustees unanimously approved to move forward with this and we look forward in anticipation to hiring a shooting coach as well as recruiting and fielding a team for competition next fall."

The University has been studying the popularity of the sport and watching it grow in recent years. Because competitive shooting is a sport in which many can participate, this program seeks to further increase public awareness of shooting sports and firearm safety for youth among both males and females.

HLGU has received a grant to help offset start-up costs of the program. Three different organizations have helped HLGU develop this new program: ACUI (Association of College Unions International), NSSF (National Shooting Sports Foundation), and the Midway USA Foundation.

Nichols cited both the quality and quantity of the students in the community and region as major factors for launching the program. "I am convinced that we will be able to obtain quality student-athletes from the surrounding region. Hunting and recreational firearm use is prevalent in the Midwest, and now HLGU offers a scholarship opportunity for students to continue shooting competitively while they pursue a degree.

" HLGU students participating in the sport will be taught by an NRA certified coach and volunteers in sporting clays, skeet, trap, and five stand, always with safety being the utmost concern. Practices will be held once a week and the team will compete in four tournaments over the 2016-2017 school year - one local, two conference, and one national.

Any coach that is interested in this full-time position can apply online at Preference will be given to candidates who: 1) live a faith centered lifestyle; 2) can communicate the skills of the sport; 3) have coaching experience; and 4) have the ability to recruit the student/athletes needed to fill out the program's roster. For more information on the new program, contact Athletic Director Jason Nichols at 573-629-3211, or via email at

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