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Illinois College

Beecher Hall c.1934
Established 1829
Type Private
President Dr. Axel D. Steuer
Students Approximately 1,000
Location Jacksonville, Illinois, United States
Affiliations United Church of Christ and Presbyterian Church (USA)
Website www.ic.edu

Illinois College is a private liberal arts college affiliated with the United Church of Christ and the Presbyterian Church (USA); it is located in Jacksonville, Illinois. It is the second oldest college in Illinois, founded in 1829 (and the first to grant a degree - 1835) by one of the famous Yale Bands -- students from Yale University that travelled westward to found new colleges. It briefly served as the state's first medical school from 1843-1848, and became co-educational in 1903. Image File history File links Size of this preview: 800 × 585 pixelsFull resolution (5000 × 3656 pixel, file size: 2. ... The date of establishment or date of founding of an institution is the date on which that institution chooses to claim as its starting point. ... Johann Wolfgang von Goethe 1829 was a common year starting on Thursday (see link for calendar). ... Private schools, or independent schools, are schools not administered by local, state, or national government, which retain the right to select their student body and are funded in whole or in part by charging their students tuition rather than with public (state) funds. ... University President is the title of the highest ranking officer within a university, within university systems that prefer that appellation over other variations such as Chancellor or rector. ... Alternate uses: Student (disambiguation) Etymologically derived through Middle English from the Latin second-type conjugation verb stŭdērĕ, which means to study, a student is one who studies. ... Jacksonville is a city in Morgan County, Illinois, United States. ... Official language(s) English[1] Capital Springfield Largest city Chicago Largest metro area Chicago Area  Ranked 25th  - Total 57,918 sq mi (149,998 km²)  - Width 210 miles (340 km)  - Length 390 miles (629 km)  - % water 4. ... Disambiguation: This article is about the United States denomination known as United Church of Christ. ... Emblem of the PC(USA) The Presbyterian Church (U.S.A.) or PC(USA) is a mainline Protestant Christian denomination in the United States. ... A website (or Web site) is a collection of web pages, images, videos and other digital assets and hosted on a particular domain or subdomain on the World Wide Web. ... Disambiguation: This article is about the United States denomination known as United Church of Christ. ... Emblem of the PC(USA) The Presbyterian Church (U.S.A.) or PC(USA) is a mainline Protestant Christian denomination in the United States. ... Jacksonville is a city in Morgan County, Illinois, United States. ... Johann Wolfgang von Goethe 1829 was a common year starting on Thursday (see link for calendar). ... “Yale” redirects here. ... 1900 (MCMIII) was a common year starting on Thursday (link will display calendar) of the Gregorian calendar or a common year starting on Friday of the 13-day slower Julian calendar. ...


Beecher Hall, the first college building erected in Illinois, is named after its first president, Edward Beecher, sibling to Henry Ward Beecher and Harriet Beecher Stowe. The first floor of Beecher Hall is the international headquarters of Phi Alpha Literary Society. The second floor is the home to Sigma Pi Literary Society. Edward Beecher (August 27, 1803–July 28, 1895) son of Lyman Beecher and the brother of Harriet Beecher Stowe and noted Illinois theologian. ... This article or section needs a complete rewrite for the reasons listed on the talk page. ... Harriet Elizabeth Beecher Stowe (June 14, 1811 – July 1, 1896) was an American abolitionist and novelist, whose Uncle Toms Cabin (1852) attacked the cruelty of slavery; it reached millions as a novel and play, and became influential as well in Britain. ... Phi Alpha (ΦΑ) is a mens Literary Society founded in 1845 at Illinois College in Jacksonville, Illinois. ...


Illinois College has a Phi Beta Kappa chapter, one of only eleven in the state. The Phi Beta Kappa Society is an honor society which considers its mission to be fostering and recognizing excellence in undergraduate liberal arts and sciences. ...


Illinois College has recently developed the The Illinois College Academic Honor Code. This oath is intended to commit IC students to preserving their intellectual integrity:


"As a member of the Illinois College academic community, I promise to preserve and enforce the Honor Code and everything for which it stands. I will present my work in compliance with the Rules of Academic Integrity listed in the Honor Code. I will report any transgressions that I witness to the professor of the class in question. I will never break the honor of this institution, and if I do so, I will accept the consequences of my offenses, as outlined in the Honor Code."


The college participates in an Intercultural Exchange program with Ritsumeikan University in Kyoto, Japan. Each spring 25 Japanese students come to Illinois College to live and study for five weeks. Ritsumeikan University (立命館大学 Ritsumeikan Daigaku; abbreviated to Rits and 立命 Ritsumei) is a private university in Kyoto, Japan. ... Kyoto )   is a city in the central part of the island of HonshÅ«, Japan. ...


Notable alumni

John Wesley Powell, second Director of the USGS. Served from 1881-1894. ... William Jennings Bryan (March 19, 1860 – July 26, 1925) was an American lawyer, statesman, and politician. ... William Jayne (October 8, 1826 - March 20, 1916) was an American physician and stateman. ... Richard Yates (January 18, 1818 - November 27, 1873) was wartime governor of Illinois. ... Richard Yates (December 12, 1860 - April 11, 1936) was governor of Illinois from 1901 to 1905. ... Ralph Tyler Smith (October 6, 1915 - August 13, 1972) was born in Granite City, Illinois. ...

External links and references

  • Official website
  • Campus Webcam - View of the upper campus, facing southeast from Whipple Hall. Visible through the trees are Rammelkamp Chapel, Schewe Library, and Kirby Learning Center.
  • Official athletics website
  • Campus map
  • Survey number HABS IL-25-11 - Illinois College, Beecher Hall, Jacksonville, Morgan County, IL

  Results from FactBites:
 
Illinois College - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia (431 words)
Illinois College is a private liberal arts college affiliated with the United Church of Christ and Presbyterian Church (USA) located in Jacksonville, Illinois.
It is the oldest college in Illinois, founded in 1829 by one of the famous Yale Bands -- students from Yale University that travelled westward to found new colleges.
Illinois College has a Phi Beta Kappa chapter, one of only eleven in the state.
Wheaton College, Illinois - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia (1065 words)
Upon entrance into the college's society, undergraduate students are required to sign a "Community Covenant," which affirms the college's basic Christian doctrine and affirms refrainment from alcohol and tobacco use, as well as extra-marital sexual activity.
Wheaton College hosts the Marion E. Wade Center, an extensive research library and museum of the books and papers of seven British writers, not all of them commonly associated with the conservative evangelical Protestantism of institutions like Wheaton: C.
Supporters of the college have said that it has become increasingly hard for the school to retain its conservative core values due to its location, in the liberal suburbs of Chicago.
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