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William Jewell College

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Motto Deo Fisus Labora (Trust in God, Work)
Established 1849
Type Private, liberal arts college
President Dr. David Sallee
Undergraduates 1,274
Postgraduates None
Location Liberty, Missouri, U.S.
Campus Suburban
Mascot Cardinal website=www.jewell.edu

William Jewell College is a private, four-year liberal arts college of 1,274 undergraduate students located in Liberty, Missouri, U.S. It was founded in 1849 by members of the Missouri Baptist Convention and other civic leaders which included Robert James, a Baptist minister and father of the infamous Frank and Jesse James of the James Gang. It was associated with the Missouri Baptist Convention for over 150 years, and it has a large collection of materials from Baptist history. Well respected in its field, Jewell was chosen by Time Magazine as its 2001 Liberal Arts College of the Year.[1] The school maintained ties to the Missouri Baptist Convention until severing them over a dispute concerning evolution [2] and homosexuality[3] in 2003. For other uses, see Motto (disambiguation). ... 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. ... Year 1849 (MDCCCXLIX) was a common year starting on Monday (link will display the full calendar) of the Gregorian calendar (or a common year starting on Saturday of the 12-day slower Julian calendar). ... For the film of this title, see Private School (film). ... Liberal arts colleges in the United States are institutions of higher education in the United States which are primarily liberal arts colleges. ... 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. ... In some educational systems, undergraduate education is post-secondary education up to the level of a Bachelors degree. ... Degree ceremony at Cambridge. ... Liberty is a city in Clay County, Missouri. ... Official language(s) English Capital Jefferson City Largest city Kansas City Largest metro area St Louis[1] Area  Ranked 21st  - Total 69,709 sq mi (180,693 km²)  - Width 240 miles (385 km)  - Length 300 miles (480 km)  - % water 1. ... Motto: (Out Of Many, One) (traditional) In God We Trust (1956 to date) Anthem: The Star-Spangled Banner Capital Washington D.C. Largest city New York City None at federal level (English de facto) Government Federal constitutional republic  - President George Walker Bush (R)  - Vice President Dick Cheney (R) Independence from... Millie, once mascot of the City of Brampton, is now the Brampton Arts Councils representative. ... Liberal arts colleges in the United States are institutions of higher education in the United States which are primarily liberal arts colleges. ... Liberty is a city in Clay County, Missouri. ... Motto: (Out Of Many, One) (traditional) In God We Trust (1956 to date) Anthem: The Star-Spangled Banner Capital Washington D.C. Largest city New York City None at federal level (English de facto) Government Federal constitutional republic  - President George Walker Bush (R)  - Vice President Dick Cheney (R) Independence from... Topics in Christianity Movements · Denominations · Other religions Ecumenism · Preaching · Prayer Music · Liturgy · Calendar Symbols · Art · Criticism Important figures Apostle Paul · Church Fathers Constantine · Athanasius · Augustine Anselm · Aquinas · Palamas · Luther Calvin · Wesley Arius · Marcion of Sinope Archbishop of Canterbury · Catholic Pope Coptic Pope · Ecumenical Patriarch Christianity Portal This box:      Baptist is... “TIME” redirects here. ... Year 2001 (MMI) was a common year starting on Monday (link displays the 2001 Gregorian calendar). ... This article is about evolution in biology. ... Homosexuality refers to sexual interaction and / or romantic attraction between individuals of the same sex. ...

Contents

History

Founding

The college is named after Dr. William Jewell, who in 1849 donated $10,000 to start a Baptist school. It was the first four-year men's college west of the Mississippi River. Jewell, who was from Columbia, Missouri, had wanted the school built in Boonville, Missouri. However, Liberty resident Alexander William Doniphan argued that donated undeveloped land in Liberty would be more valuable than the proposed developed land in Boonville, and Liberty was eventually chosen. Judge J.T.V. Thompson donated the hilltop land on which the campus sits. In the American Civil War during the Battle of Liberty, the main building on campus, Jewell Hall, was used as a hospital, infirmary, and stables for the United States Army. Union troops were buried on the campus. After the war, two sons of co-founder Robert James, Jesse James and Frank James, staged the first daylight bank robbery at the Clay County Savings Association four blocks west of the campus the James-Younger gang inadvertently killed George Wymore, a student who was across the street from the bank. William Jewell (1789-1852) was an educator from Columbia, Missouri who donated $10,000 to start William Jewell College in 1849 in Liberty, Missouri which was the first four-year mens college west of the Mississippi River. ... Year 1849 (MDCCCXLIX) was a common year starting on Monday (link will display the full calendar) of the Gregorian calendar (or a common year starting on Saturday of the 12-day slower Julian calendar). ... Topics in Christianity Movements · Denominations · Other religions Ecumenism · Preaching · Prayer Music · Liturgy · Calendar Symbols · Art · Criticism Important figures Apostle Paul · Church Fathers Constantine · Athanasius · Augustine Anselm · Aquinas · Palamas · Luther Calvin · Wesley Arius · Marcion of Sinope Archbishop of Canterbury · Catholic Pope Coptic Pope · Ecumenical Patriarch Christianity Portal This box:      Baptist is... For the river in Canada, see Mississippi River (Ontario). ... Nickname: Location in the state of Missouri Coordinates: Country United States State Missouri County Boone Government  - Mayor Darwin Hindman Area  - City  59 sq mi (138. ... Boonville is a city located in Cooper County, Missouri, USA. As of the 2000 census, the city had a total population of 8,202. ... Alexander William Doniphan Alexander William Doniphan (July 9, 1808–August 8, 1887) was a noted 19th century American politician and soldier. ... Combatants United States of America (Union) Confederate States of America (Confederacy) Commanders Abraham Lincoln, Ulysses S. Grant Jefferson Davis, Robert E. Lee Strength 2,200,000 1,064,000 Casualties 110,000 killed in action, 360,000 total dead, 275,200 wounded 93,000 killed in action, 258,000 total... The Battle of Liberty was a battle of the American Civil War, occurring on September 17, 1861 in Clay County, Missouri. ... For the town in the Republic of Ireland, see Hospital, County Limerick. ... The United States Army is the largest and oldest branch of the armed forces of the United States. ... Robert Sallee James (17 July 1818 - 18 August 1850) was a pastor and father of four children including the James outlaws. ... For other persons named Jesse James, see Jesse James (disambiguation). ... Alexander Franklin James (January 10, 1843 – February 18, 1915) was an American outlaw and older brother of Jesse James. ... It has been suggested that Safecatch be merged into this article or section. ... Clay County Savings Association building in Liberty, Missouri The Clay County Savings Association in Liberty, Missouri was the scene of the first daylight bank robbery which is believed to have been conducted on February 13, 1866 by members of the James-Younger Gang. ... Jesse and Frank James, 1872 The James-Younger Gang was a legendary 19th century gang of American outlaws that included Jesse James. ...


Gano Chapel

In 1926, the John Gano chapel was built, based on a donation from Gano's great-grandaughter,[4] Elizabeth Price, who lived in Kansas City. Price gave the money for the chapel with provisions that the chapel be named for Gano, that the school take over maintenance of the Gano family cemetery between Liberty and Excelsior Springs, and that it hang a painting of Gano baptizing George Washington in the Potomac River during the American Revolutionary War. Year 1926 (MCMXXVI) was a common year starting on Friday (link will display the full calendar) of the Gregorian calendar. ... John Gano was born in Hopewell, New Jersey on July 22, 1727. ... A Catholic baptism Baptism is water purification ritual practiced in any of various religions including Christianity, Mandaeanism, and Sikhism, and has its origins with the Jewish ritual of mikvah. ... George Washington (February 22, 1732 – December 14, 1799)[1] led Americas Continental Army to victory over Britain in the American Revolutionary War (1775–1783), and in 1789 was elected the first President of the United States of America. ... The Potomac River flows into the Chesapeake Bay, located along the mid-Atlantic coast of the United States (USA). ... This article is about military actions only. ...


The painting has generated controversy over whether the event actually occurred, discussed in the September 5, 1932, issue of Time.[5] Washington was baptized as a child into the Episcopal Church and worshiped at Episcopalian churches. Gano was a chaplain in the Continental Army during the war. According to the Time article, Washington one day went to Gano, was also the founding minister of the First Baptist Church in the City of New York, and proclaimed: is the 248th day of the year (249th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 1932 (MCMXXXII) was a leap year starting on Friday (the link will display full 1932 calendar) of the Gregorian calendar. ... The Episcopal Church may refer to several members of the Anglican Communion, including: Episcopal Church in the United States of America Scottish Episcopal Church Episcopal Church in Jerusalem and the Middle East Episcopal Church of Cuba idk of the Sudan Spanish Reformed Episcopal Church ... The First Baptist Church in the City of New York is a Christian congregation based in a sanctuary built in 1891 at the intersection of Broadway and 79th Street in the Upper West Side of Manhattan Island. ...

I have been investigating the Scripture, and I believe immersion to be baptism taught in the Word of God, and I demand it at your hands. I do not wish any parade made or the army called out, but simply a quiet demonstration of the ordinance.

He was then baptized in the Potomac River in front of forty-two witnesses. The painting was commissioned in 1908 by E. T. Sanford of Manhattan's North Church and hung in a Baptist Church in Asbury Park, New Jersey, until 1926 when it was donated to William Jewell. The official William Jewell website takes no stance on the controversy noting “William Jewell College does not own affidavits discussing the baptism.”[6] The Potomac River flows into the Chesapeake Bay, located along the mid-Atlantic coast of the United States (USA). ... Map of Asbury Park in Monmouth County, NJ, along the Atlantic Ocean (also see: full-state map). ...


Other Gano artifacts in the chapel include a painting depicting Gano leading the troops in a prayer of Thanksgiving in 1783 at the conclusion of the Revolutionary war and a sword that Washington was said to have given Gano (which in turn had been given to Washington by Gilbert du Motier, marquis de La Fayette). Lieutenant General & National Guard Commander-in-Chief Lafayette in 1792 at ~35yrs. ...


Recent history

According to the school's website, Luciano Pavarotti made his international recital debut at the campus in 1973. Perspiring before the debut, he asked for a handkerchief and only a white dinner napkin could be found. The napkin has become a signature part of Pavarotti's act ever since.[7] During that time, William Jewell College also played host to the Kansas City Chiefs as their pre-season NFL Training Camp. However, their training camp was moved to River Falls, Wisconsin in 1991.[8] Luciano Pavarotti performing on June 15, 2002 at a concert in the Stade Vélodrome in Marseille Luciano Pavarotti, Cavaliere di Gran Croce OMRI[1] (October 12, 1935 – September 6, 2007) was a celebrated Italian tenor in operatic music, who successfully crossed into popular music becoming one of the most... City Kansas City, Missouri Team colors Red, white and yellow Head Coach Herman Edwards Owner The Hunt Family (Clark Hunt, chairman)[1] General manager Carl Peterson Mascot K.C. Wolf (1989-present) Warpaint (1963-1988) League/Conference affiliations American Football League (1960-1969) Western Division (1960-1969) National Football League... In the National Football League, NFL Training Camp refers to the time before the season commences. ... River Falls is a city located in Wisconsin. ...


On May 4, 2003, at the height of a debate over whether the Missouri Baptist Convention should continue to fund the school, an F2 tornado that was part of the May 2003 Tornado Outbreak Sequence hit the campus damaging virtually every building ripping roofs off dormitories and separating the landmark clock tower from the chapel. Considerable damage was also done to the campus radio station, KWJC, 91.9 FM. Although damage is estimated at between $15 and $20 million, nobody at the school was killed or injured. The Baptist Convention followed through on its threat and pulled the financing. Nonetheless, classes resumed the next fall with the school relying on other private sources. This article is about the weather phenomenon. ... 1Time from first tornado to last tornado 2Most severe tornado damage; see Fujita scale The May 2003 Tornado Outbreak Sequence in the United States was a series of tornado outbreaks that occurred from May 3 to May 11, 2003. ... KWJC 91. ... FM radio is a broadcast technology invented by Edwin Howard Armstrong that uses frequency modulation to provide high-fidelity sound over broadcast radio. ...


Its library included at one time the 5,103 volume library of the Baptist preacher Charles Spurgeon. The college bought the library from Spurgeon's estate for £500 in 1906.[9] The Collection was sold in 2006 to Midwestern Baptist Theological Seminary in Kansas City.[10] Spurgeon in his late twenties. ... Midwestern Baptist Theological Seminary (MBTS) is one of six official seminaries of the Southern Baptist Convention. ...


Academic

The college is noted for having an extremely successful debate team. In 2007, the William Jewell debate team of Kevin Garner and Luke Landry defeated a debate team from University of California, Berkeley to win the national championship at the National Parliamentary Tournament of Excellence. William Jewell College is also known for its distinctive Oxbridge Honors Program. Oxbridge majors take tutorials in their major, study abroad in Oxford or Cambridge, and take comprehensive exams during their senior year. The college has also sent many students and professors to the University of Evansville's satellite campus at Harlaxton Manor. Debate (North American English) or debating (British English) is a formal method of interactive and position representational argument. ... Year 2007 (MMVII) is the current year, a common year starting on Monday of the Gregorian calendar and the AD/CE era in the 21st century. ... Sather tower (the Campanile) looking out over the San Francisco Bay and Mount Tamalpais. ... The National Parliamentary Tournament of Excellence operates an invitation-only national tournament once per year for parliamentary debate. ... This article is about the city of Oxford in England. ... This article is about the city in England. ... The University of Evansville (UE) is a small (approximately 2400 students), private university located in Evansville, Indiana. ... This article needs additional references or sources for verification. ...


Notable alumni

  • Dr. Charles Bullock III, Professor of Political Science at the University of Georgia, one of the foremost authorities on politics of the U.S. South[citation needed]

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Athletics

William Jewell College's official mascot is the Cardinal. Its athletic teams compete in the Heart of America Conference of the NAIA. The men's basketball team will move up in the Conference of the NAIA next year (2008) to Division 1. The teams are currently in Division 2. The Heart of America Athletic Conference (HAAC) is a college athletic conference affiliated with the NAIA. Member institutions are located in Iowa, Kansas, and Missouri. ... The National Association of Intercollegiate Athletics (better known as the NAIA) traces its roots to the National Association of Intercollegiate Basketball. ...


Varsity sports

Current Stadiums in the USL PDL Heartland Division
Pleasant View Field (Colorado Rapids U23's) | Waukee Stadium (Des Moines Menace) | William Jewell College (Kansas City Brass) | McEneaney Field (Sioux Falls Spitfire) | Cooper Sports Complex (Springfield Demize) | Tony Galvin Soccer Complex (St. Louis Lions) | Chapples Park (Thunder Bay Chill)
Gano Chapel from the Quad in 2004 after the clock tower had been repaired following the 2003 tornado.
Gano Chapel from the Quad in 2004 after the clock tower had been repaired following the 2003 tornado.

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Greek life

Fraternities

The Kappa Alpha Order (KA) is a secret collegiate Order of Knights. ... Lambda Chi Alpha (ΛΧΑ), headquartered in Indianapolis, Indiana, is one of the largest mens general fraternities in North America with more than 250,000 initiated members and chapters at more than 300 universities. ... Phi Gamma Delta (also known as FIJI) is a collegiate social fraternity with 116 chapters and 5 colonies across the United States and Canada. ... ΣΝ (Sigma Nu) is an undergraduate college fraternity with chapters in the United States and Canada. ...

Sororities

Alpha Delta Pi (ΑΔΠ) was founded May 15, 1851 at Wesleyan College in Macon, Georgia making it the first female fraternal organization. ... Alpha Gamma Delta (ΑΓΔ) Founded in 1904, Alpha Gamma Delta is an international fraternity for women dedicated to academic excellence, leadership development, high ideals and sisterhood. ... Delta Zeta (ΔΖ) is a college sorority founded on October 24, 1902, at Miami University in Oxford, Ohio. ... Zeta Tau Alpha (ΖΤΑ) is a womens fraternity, founded October 15, 1898 at what used to be State Female Normal School but is now known as Longwood University in Farmville, Virginia. ...

See also

Student Association of Missouri logo The Student Association of Missouri (S.A.M. or SAM) is a non-profit student association formed in 2001 by a convention of delegates from 12 Missouri college student governments in Jefferson City, Missouri. ... Little Ivies is a colloquialism referring to a group of small, selective[1] American colleges and universities; however, it does not denote any official organization. ...

External links

  • Official website
  • Unofficial website

References

  1. ^ William Jewell College - Office of the President
  2. ^ William Jewell College Upholds Evolution - National Center for Science Education - August 8, 2003
  3. ^ [http://atheism.about.com/b/a/043002.htm
  4. ^ The William Jewell website says she was Gano’s granddaughter. The Time magazine article says she was Gano’s great-granddaughter
  5. ^ http://www.time.com/time/magazine/article/0,9171,744297,00.html
  6. ^ http://www.jewell.edu/william_jewell/gen/partee_center_generated_pages/Genealogy_m30.html
  7. ^ http://www.jewell.edu/william_jewell/gen/william_and_jewell_generated_pages/A_Brief_History_m21.html
  8. ^ http://www.kcchiefs.com/history/90s/
  9. ^ Jewell.edu: "Charles Haddon Spurgeon Collection"
  10. ^ Midwestern Baptist Theological Seminary article on Spurgeon Library
  11. ^ University of Texas: "Nominations & Appointments, August 20, 1982"
  12. ^ Jones Day: Shawn C. Helms "Jones Day"

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