Hannibal-LaGrange College springs into new year
HANNIBAL – Hannibal-LaGrange College spring semester is in full swing. Students were welcomed back onto campus Jan. 7, with registration and orientation Monday and classes beginning Jan. 9. With the hustle and bustle of the holidays, some of the students were glad to be back to the HLG campus. “I really enjoyed being home with my family,” said HLG freshman Tanya Byus, “but it feels great being back on campus with all my friends!”
The Hannibal-LaGrange faculty and staff held their workshop on Jan. 5, to prepare for the upcoming semester. College administrators gave department updates including increased enrollment reports in several degree programs for the spring semester. HLG President Woodrow Burt presented his bi-annual address to the campus personnel. Burt spoke of equipping the students to be fit in many ways, including academically, physically, relationally, fiscally, and spiritually. “Paul says that we are His masterpiece [in Ephesians 2:10],” said Burt. “Who’s doing the painting on the canvas you call your life? I challenge us to remember that we are God’s masterpiece; we are His story. Let’s do it right.”
Upcoming student and campus personnel events for the semester include the HLG Iron Chef Competition, as well as round two of The Biggest Loser, the campus-wide weight loss challenge.
The first round of The Biggest Loser contest was held for 12 weeks during the fall semester and was very successful, with 44 faculty and staff participating and over 300 pounds and 100 inches lost. There are 56 participants signed up for round two of the weight loss competition.
The HLG Student Development office in conjunction with Pioneer Food Services will sponsor the first HLG Iron Chef competition on Jan. 30. The competition will pair off student teams against faculty and staff teams. Area community leaders will be the judges for this event.