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Coordinates: 42°28′32″N 96°21′32″W / 42.47555°N 96.358854°W / 42.47555; -96.358854

Morningside College

Morningside College in the 1910s. The building on the left is known today as the Hickman-Furrow Learning Center, while on the right is Charles City Hall.
Motto The Morningside College experience cultivates a passion for life-long learning and a dedication to ethical leadership and civic responsibility
Established December 5, 1894
Type Private
Religious affiliation Methodist Episcopal Church
Endowment USD $31.3 million[1]
President John C. Reynders
Faculty 65
Students 2,000+ full-time
Location United States Sioux City, IA, USA
43° 31′ 36.7″ N, 96° 44′ 13.3″ W
Campus Urban
100 acres (0.40 km2)
Colors Maroon      and White     
Nickname "Mustangs"
Mascot The Mustangs
Athletics Baseball, Basketball, Cross Country, Football, Golf, Soccer, Softball, Swimming, Tennis, Track & Field, Volleyball, Wrestling
Affiliations GPAC

Morningside College is a private, liberal arts college affiliated with the United Methodist Church located in Sioux City, Iowa. Founded in 1894 by the Methodist Episcopal Church, Morningside College is a private, four-year, co-educational liberal arts institution. Morningside has 21 buildings on a 68-acre campus in Sioux City, Iowa (population 140,000). The Morningside Historic District, which includes Grace United Methodist Church and most of the campus, is on the National Register of Historic Places.


Notable alumni

Abigail Van Buren and Ann Landers, identical twin sisters of the notable newspaper columns "Dear Abby" and "Ask Ann Landers", are Morningside College alumni. Known as the "Friedman twins" during their time at Morningside, they wrote for the school's long-running newspaper, the Collegian Reporter.

Thomas C. Dorr, the Under Secretary for Rural and Economic Development in the United States Department of Agriculture under President George W. Bush, is a graduate of Morningside. [2]

George Everett "Bud" Day, a retired colonel in the United States Air Force and recipient of the Medal of Honor.

Al McIntosh, editor who was featured in Ken Burns' The War, attended Morningside College.

Paul Splittorff, who pitched for the Kansas City Royals from 1970 to 1984, is a Morningside graduate.

Campus life

Morningside College is on a 68-acre (280,000 m2) campus in the residential neighborhood of Morningside in Sioux City, Iowa. student organizations include: student government, honor societies, service groups, religious organizations, musical ensembles, student publications, and three national fraternities and sororities ( Alpha Omicron Pi sorority, Delta Sigma Phi, and Acacia Fraternity) . Morningside's Department of Mass Communications has a weekly newspaper, the Collegian Reporter, it shares a cable access on local television channel 12 as MCTV, and operates a radio station 24 hours a day at 92.9 on the FM dial, KMSC.

Dimmitt Hall is the third oldest building on campus. It was named for Lillian Dimmitt, the 26-year Dean of Women, Dimmitt Hall shares that namesake with the Lillian Dimmitt Alumni House, Dimmitt's former residence renovated for meeting and office space.

Roadman Hall was built in two phases in the mid twentieth century, and houses about 150 students, mostly in double occupied rooms, but with several apartments as well. The dormitory is named after the longtime president of the college, Dr. Earl Roadman (1936 - 1956). The newer wing of the building, Roadman South, was renovated and reopened in 2005.

The Residence Complex, or "Plex," was constructed in 1966,

In 2005, two apartment styled dormitories opened for upperclassmen, the Waitt and Poppen Halls. Between the two buildings a maximum of 72 students may hence reside.

Lags dormitory was completed in 2007. It has single-occupancy rooms and a leadership theme. [1]


Until 2001, Morningside competed in NCAA Division II athletics as a member of the North Central Conference. Morningside athletic teams, known as the "Mustangs,"(formerly known as the "Chiefs") now compete in the Great Plains Athletic Conference of the NAIA. The Mustangs compete in 10 men's sports (Baseball, Basketball, Cross-Country, Football, Golf, Soccer, Swimming, Tennis, Track & Field, and Wrestling) and 9 women's sports (Basketball, Cross-Country, Golf, Soccer, Softball, Swimming, Tennis, Track & Field, and Volleyball). The Lady Mustangs Basketball team won back-to-back NAIA Division II National Championships in 2004 and 2005. They also won the National Championship in 2009 with an undefeated 38-0 record. Morningside's Jake Stevenson won the NAIA 184 lb (83 kg) Wrestling Championship in 2007. The football team was coached from 1948-1950 by future Pro Football Hall of Fame coach George Allen.

School colors have remained unchanged since inception.


Charles City, Iowa was home to a former institution called Charles City College, a Methodist college that was absorbed into Morningside College in the 1910s.


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