"I long to
accomplish a great and noble task, but it is my chief duty to accomplish
small tasks as if they were great and noble." -- Helen Keller
over half a century, Monmouth College has been home to one of the oldest
chapters of Tri-Beta in the
Midwest. The Gamma Pi chapter of this national biological honor
society was established at Monmouth in 1945 and for years has further
challenged students who have excelled in the biological sciences.
goals of Tri-Beta are to promote scholarship, research, and the
dissemination of knowledge in biology. Students at Monmouth achieve
these goals in a variety of ways. Students in Tri-Beta are encouraged
to present their research findings at regional Tri-Beta
meetings. Tri-Beta members also volunteer to serve as tutors in a wide
range of biological sub-disciplines. The honor society also
co-sponsors and hosts speakers brought to campus to speak on current
S.E.A. - Students
for Environmental Awareness
SEA is an active environmental organization on campus open to any student. As
the name suggests, this group of energetic students tackles a wide variety
of environmental issues on campus and beyond.
continues to support and encourage recycling of materials and conservation
of energy on campus. The club has adopted a section of highway 34 east
of Monmouth and is responsible for litter pickup, an event that is usually
followed by a pizza party.
recently sponsored an OxFam Hunger Banquet to increase awareness of the
gross inequities in the distribution of food around the world and raise
money to help combat this problem.
members also plan fun activities such as canoe trips in the backwaters of
the Mississippi or outings to regional parks. S.E.A. members are
frequent contributors to the campus newspaper, educating the broader campus
on environmental issues. S.E.A. also co-sponsors environmental
speakers that visit campus.
the club sponsors events at the annual Founder's Day (Ceileigh - pronounced
"kay-lee") celebrations held on campus each spring. Whether
it's a turtle race or a volleyball tournament, the club always finds a way
to have fun and raise money for environmental projects.
newly acquired LeSuer Nature Preserve is the site of a variety of habitat
restoration projects. Students who enjoy the outdoors are likely to
see these restoration projects as a chance for recreation in the great
a native prairie, developing trails, and planting trees are just some of
the activities that students in a range of classes may enjoy. The
annual ritual of burning the prairies each spring is another event that
attracts (and requires) many students. Both Spring Grove prairie and
the LeSuer Prairie must be burned each spring to maintain the native flora