We hope to see you in West Frankfort!
Need Lodging for the Event?
Mt. Vernon House (West Frankfort) is available to rent for the solar eclipse! We have 21 two bedrooms, 4 quads, and 4 one bedrooms available.
The cost for the rooms are as follows:
Two bedrooms and quads (4 person max occupancy) – $159.00/night for each bedroom in the suite (i.e $318.00/night for the whole suite)
One bedrooms (2 person max occupancy) – $249.00/night for the entire suite
All rooms require a 2 night minimum. The rooms come equipped with a common living space and full kitchen, including refrigerator, stove, and oven. Each bedroom in the suite has its own bathroom with towels provided. Free parking is provided on the premises along with cable and internet.
The rooms do not come with bedding or pillows, however for an extra $30.00/night ($189.00 x 2 for 2BR/Quad x 4/and $279.00 for 1BR), bedding will be provided.
To make a reservation, please call the Marion Comfort Inn and ask for Kelly McMillin. Be sure to specify you would like to reserve a space at the West Frankfort dorms.
Marion Comfort Inn: (618-993-018)
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The tradition of the Sunday afternoon pleasure-drive began sometime in the 1920s, a trip with no particular destination and no particular rush. We’ll be meeting at Green Leaf Cafe at 202 East Oak Street for root beet floats to-go, made with root beer from Mike’s Drive In and homemade ice cream. The Founders Institute will lead the way, as we trek through the backroads and by-ways of historic Franklin county. They’ll make a few stops along the way, tell a few stories, and we’ll make sure we have you home before Sunday supper. The destinations are unannounced, the roads are less traveled, but the time will be well spent.
Join us at 3:00 pm on June 18, July 16, and August 13.
Mark your calendars and grab a ticket for just one drive or all three. They’re all free; but please sign up in advance by clicking on the link below. You can always tip your guide if you had a good time. All ages are welcome.
Morthland College celebrated the academic achievements of its students at an honors night ceremony May 1. Fifteen Morthland College students were honored in the ceremony at Whitfield Hall.
Dean of Academic Affairs Melissa Pickens also announced the results of the student vote for Faculty Member of the Year. Business Administration Department Chair Dr. Peter Makiriyado and Classics Professor Danny Wilson tied for that award.
Students receiving awards included:
Norvell Alston of Waco, Texas, Biological Sciences Student of the Year
Dennis Carlson of Goreville, Computer Information Systems Student of the Year
Caleb Cirre of El Mirage, Arizona, Computer Information Systems Student of the Year and Patriot Scholar Award
Matthew Cirre of El Mirage, Arizona, Biblical Studies Servant Leadership Award
Brittney Goff of El Paso, Texas, Patriot Scholar Award
Elizabeth Guerrero of St. Elmo, Business Administration Student of the Year
Robert Hagerman of Benton, Biblical Studies Student of the Year
Metzli Heck of Ridgecrest, California, Classics Student of the Year
Marissa O’Keefe of Normandy Park, Washington, Patriot Scholar Award
Lamarcus O’Neal of Little Rock, Arkansas, Patriot Scholar Award
Ruth Rabe of Sparta, Classics Outstanding Student of the Year
Dillon Ritter of Collinsville, Business Administration Student of the Year and Patriot Scholar Award
Aaron Rushing of Pinckneyville, Biblical Studies Student of the Year and Patriot Scholar Award
Katie Wietzki of Tabor, Iowa, Biological Sciences Most Improved Student
Lauren Wilson of Belle Rive, Patriot Scholar Award
Morthland College will hold graduation ceremonies at 11 a.m. May 13 at Whitfield Hall, 401 W. Main St. in West Frankfort. The public is invited.
Forging on to 2017-18
Your generous contributions to our scholarship fund have helped us reach our $320,000 goal for this school year! Because of your donation, freshman Ashly Marcotte of Marion is able to take time off from the two part-time jobs she works so that she can play softball for the Patriots. “MC is a good fit for me because it has the Christian foundation that I’ve been looking for in a college,” Ashly said. “Being able to focus on a major and still learn more about God is something that I wanted.”
Ashly and dozens of other Patriots need your help with scholarships in the coming year. We are launching our next Forging Futures Scholarship Campaign now. Please consider renewing your scholarship donation! We have found that some donors prefer to set up a regular monthly contribution. You can do that or make a one-time contribution through the link below.
Class of 2015 Valedictorian Rachel Rabe is fulfilling Morthland College’s Vision that our graduates be “the light of Truth to a dark and lost world” as she travels to Chiba, Japan, this summer to embark on work as a foreign missionary. Please be in prayer for Rachel and her work.
Join Michael Aldag, BFA, for Art Around the World beginning April 27! This after-school course is for children in third grade through seventh grades. It will meet five Thursday afternoons from 4 to 5:30 in the art studio at Historic Whitfield Hall, 401 W. Main St. in West Frankfort. Tuition is just $25! E-mail Leigh Caldwell, email@example.com, to register.
Alpharetta’s great, great grandfather was William Jordan, who, with his father, Thomas, and his brother, Francis, filed the first land claims in Franklin County in 1814.
The Jordan family were pioneers who forged the first frontier in our county; they represent our heritage, and we are their living links, called to rebuild a new frontier, in the same spirit of innovation in which they forged the first one.
When we ring the Bell, Alpharetta, The First Pearl, we remember the first pioneers, along with all of God’s promises to us.
You can hear Alpharetta ring:
Nine chimes at 9 a.m. daily, to signal the nine generations since the first pioneers in this county.
Six chimes at 3:43 p.m. daily, to remember the time of the college’s official incorporation by the Illinois Board of Higher Education.
Eleven chimes at 11 a.m. Wednesdays, to call the campus and community to Ecclesia.
Twelve chimes at 12 p.m. Wednesdays, to signal the end of the weekly Ecclesia.
Three chimes on the 9th day of the month, to signal campus compliance walk-throughs.
Twelve chimes on at 12 a.m. on Dec. 25, to mark Christmas.
Four chimes at 2 p.m. on July 4, to mark the signing of the Declaration of Independence.