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Library and Learning Commons

One component of William Jewell’s 10-year strategic plan includes creating a new Library and Learning Commons. As fundraising allows, the proposed structure will be built on the site of Greene Hall. This welcoming environment will assist scholars in the broader search for knowledge, transforming the campus learning environment.

Jewell announces naming of new sorority complex
Jewell leaders have announced plans to name the College’s new Sorority Complex and Greek Common “Shumaker Hall” in recognition of the ongoing leadership and support of alumna Dianne Shumaker. Shumaker, a member of the class of 1966 and member of Beta Sigma Omicron (now Zeta Tau Alpha), has been a consistent supporter of her alma mater.
President Jimmy Carter attends William Jewell College event launching Center for Justice and Sustainability

President Jimmy Carter joined about 50 friends, students and faculty members of William Jewell College at a luncheon on April 3, 2009 celebrating the founding gift for the College’s new Center for Justice and Sustainability.

Jewell to pursue NCAA affiliation
Building on a rich, 125-year tradition in intercollegiate athletic programs, Jewell has announced plans to pursue a change in affiliation from the Heart of America Athletic Conference of the National Association of Intercollegiate Athletics to the Great Lakes Valley Conference of the National Collegiate Athletic Association Division II.
Larry Holley '67 to be inducted into Missouri Sports Hall of Fame
Men’s basketball coach Larry Holley will be among 14 individuals and three sports teams that will be inducted into the Missouri Sports Hall of Fame on Saturday, February 7 in Springfield, Mo.
William T. Kemper Foundation makes $1 million gift
The William T. Kemper Foundation has pledged $1 million to assist William Jewell College in its plan to construct a premier learning and resource center for scholars in the 21st century. This gift supports a major initiative in the college’s strategic plan.
Jewell meets Mabee Foundation Challenge for Sorority Complex
William Jewell College has successfully met the terms of a $1 million challenge grant from the J.E. and L.E. Mabee Foundation to assist in construction of the college’s new $14 million Sorority Complex and Greek Common.
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Sorority Complex Construction Updates
The Sorority Complex & Greek Common is nearly complete! Crews are putting finishing touches on the interior of Dianne C. Shumaker Hall, preparing for students to move in for the fall 2009 semester. As this important residential project moves toward completion, Shumaker Hall giving options are available in the form of naming opportunities within the complex. 
Hall Family Foundation Makes Major Pledge
William Jewell College announced a pledge of $6,510,000 from the Hall Family Foundation to  support achievement of the goals of the College's Strategic Plan. This is the largest single pledge commitment to the 159-year-old liberal arts college in well over a decade. 
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