Morningside College Trivia!

The answers to last month’s trivia question are bowling and men’s volleyball.

The varsity bowling program was started with the help of Stephen Gonshorowski, the current head coach, in the 2013-2014 academic year. The men’s volleyball team competed in its first varsity competition season in 2015 under the
head coach Scott Tschetter.

Congratulations to Ron Gernhart, Julie Platt, Nick Buth, Mike Vander Berg, Brittany McLaughlin, Karen Bruene, Dan Place, Pat Murphy, and Dale Howard for answering correctly!
Here’s this month’s trivia question: How many people was the Spoonholder outside of Lewis Hall designed to seat? Why?
Leave your answer below in the comment section. At the end of the month if your answer is correct, we will be in contact with you through the e-mail address you leave (an e-mail address is required to be able to post a comment and only we can see it.) Be sure to use an e-mail address you check so we are able to find out where to send your prize! The correct answer will be posted in the next newsletter along with the winners.
Published in: on March 21, 2016 at 2:32 PM Comments (0)

Alumni Theatre Reunion in Des Moines, Iowa, Photos

Mside Alum Group

Judy Bennett, Jeff Bennett, John Knepper, Marty Knepper, Marilyn Van Ausdall, John Van Ausdall, Mike Schmidt, and Jane Schmidt.

Some Morningside College graduates got together in Des Moines, Iowa, for a theatre alumni reunion. They went to see the Hollywood in the Heartland exhibit.

Marty with car at HH exhibit

Marty Knepper by the ’57 Chevy with video of her commentary on the windshield at Hollywood at the Heartland exhibit.

Lorenzo Sandoval and Marilyn Van Ausdall

Lorenzo Sandoval and Marilyn Van Ausdall.


Mike Schmidt, Marilyn Van Ausdall, Jeff Bennett, and John Van Ausdall.

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Choir Spring Performance Tour


The Morningside College Choir went on its five-state tour over spring break. The choir performed at Faith Bible Church in Mapleton, Iowa; Overland Park Christian Church in Overland Park, Kan.; King of Glory Lutheran Church in Arvada, Colo.; United Presbyterian Church in Laramie, Wyo.; and St. Paul’s Lutheran Church in Omaha, Neb.

The choir was directed by Tim Watson, assistant professor of music and director of choral activities.



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Athletic News

The Morningside College athletic teams have been busy with the start of the spring season well under way and the ending of winter seasons at NAIA Nationals.

The dance team finished fourth at the NAIA Competitive Cheer & Dance National Invitational. The team finished with a score of 105.81 points. The team also had three members receive the Daktronics-NAIA Scholar-Athlete award – senior Kara Bentz, junior Jackie Bossman, and junior Brianna Harding. To be eligible for the Daktronics-NAIA Scholar-Athlete honors, a person must be of at least junior academic status and have a minimum GPA of 3.50.

The women’s basketball team made it to the quarterfinals of the NAIA II Women’s Basketball National Tournament. Three members of the team – junior Lexi Ackerman, senior Allison Bachman, and senior Jessica Tietz – were named 2016 Daktronics-NAIA Scholar-Athletes. Tietz was also named to the NAIA Division II Women’s Basketball National Championship All-Tournament Second Team and to the first team of the NAIA Division II Women’s Basketball All-American team.

The men’s basketball team had three members named Daktronics-NAIA Scholar-Athletes. They were senior Joseph Christen, junior Matthew Klemme, and junior Blake Van Ginkel.

The wrestling team’s Steven Garcia finished fourth at the NAIA Wrestling National Championships. Four other wrestlers qualified for nationals – senior Jared McCoy, freshman Keegan Hessler, freshman Kyle Fowler, and freshman Dakota Drenth.

The men’s bowling team finished 24th at the Intercollegiate Team Championships Sectional Qualifier tournament. In the singles competition, they had four bowlers compete – junior Tyler Lane, sophomore Dylan Malcom, sophomore Alex Eukovich, and freshman Tanner Hansel. Sophomore Katie Pearson and freshman Haley Mathes competed in the women’s singles competition.

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