On September 11 in chapel, we honored Pete Reese for his 29 years of service to Cedarville and enjoyed an afternoon reception to celebrate his retirement. You can’t think about athletics or athletic facilities at Cedarville without thinking about Pete. He has served in roles ranging from Athletic Director from 1998 to 2008, to Head Men’s Baseball Coach from 1989-91, to his current role of Supervisor of Outdoor Athletic Facilities since 2008. As a student, Pete was a dominant force on the Cedarville Yellow Jackets basketball teams from 1956 to 1960. In 1984, he became a charter member of the Cedarville University Athletic Hall of Fame and his number 43 was retired by the Hall in 2005. Each year, a male and female Yellow Jacket senior athlete is honored with the Pete and Joyce Reese Award, named in honor of Pete and his wife, Joyce, who is also a Cedarville Hall of Famer. Thanks, Pete, for your inspiring performance as a player, your dedication as a coach, and your faithful service leading Cedarville Athletics. We ask God’s abundant blessings on Joyce and Pete as they enter this next phase of life and ministry.
Cedarville professors have become go-to sources for local and national media, whether the topic is Ebola, North Korean diplomacy, the Trump White House, or police and community relations. They not only share their expertise and professionalism, but also have opportunities to present a biblical worldview on the critical issues of our day. Now a new resource will help us do that job even better. Cedarville’s new broadcast room — developed in collaboration with the Department of Communication and staffed by our own students — will enable us to create live interviews with media all around the world from right here on campus. It’s a big step forward in our efforts to share the excellence and Gospel-focus of a Cedarville education.
Cedarville trustee Mark Vroegop, lead pastor at College Park Church in Indianapolis, inspired our students at Fall Bible Conference with his messages on the dangers of sin, and how as Christians we need to actively fight and be victorious over the flesh every day. His messages were challenging, forthright, and humble, and we think you’ll be deeply moved and motivated to engage your own battle with the power of temptation as you listen to these messages on our chapel archive.
There are now 3,963 students – undergraduate, graduate, and online – being equipped at Cedarville University for godly service, vocational distinction, and cultural engagement. That is a humbling and amazing figure. We have been blessed with a tremendous responsibility to mentor, instruct, and challenge these students to strive for excellence in their character and their careers, and to see all of life as an opportunity to make an impact for the Kingdom of God. We thank King Jesus for this remarkable stewardship, and ask that you’d pray for us to handle it well, by His power and His leading.
Read the full announcement from our public relations office here.
How we handle wealth is a test of the true condition of our heart — think of it as a mirror that reflects our most inward motivations and desires. Wealth is a good resource to steward, but it’s a horrible god to worship. But when we find our satisfaction in Jesus Christ, good stewardship becomes easy. Join us for week two of our “The Way of Wisdom” series as we walk through the book of Proverbs and discover five principles of how we as Christ-followers should handle the wealth that God gives us.
This week we kicked off this year’s sermon series, “Proverbs: The Way of Wisdom.” Looking at Proverbs 1:1–7, we discovered the purpose for the book — to know wisdom. And what is our foundation for wisdom? The fear of the Lord. Without a strong foundation, everything else cracks and is destroyed. So how do we rightly develop a fear of the Lord? Join us as we learn together from God’s Word.
I am thrilled to announce that Sam Allberry will join Cedarville University as a visiting professor for the 2017-18 academic year. Sam will teach practical theology courses and speak in seminars, apologetics events, and chapel.
Sam is an editor for The Gospel Coalition, a global speaker for Ravi Zacharias International Ministries, and a pastor based in Maidenhead, UK. He is passionate about helping people understand the significance and wonder of biblical truth. He is the author of a number of books, including “Is God Anti-Gay?,” “James for You,” and “Why Bother with Church?” He is also founding editor of “Living Out,” a ministry for those struggling with same-sex attraction.
I am excited about what God is going to do through Sam on the campus of Cedarville University this year. We are blessed by his friendship to our students and passion for the Gospel. Watch the video below to get to know Sam, and join me in praying for a fruitful ministry for Sam this year at Cedarville.
The Cedarville University supermileage cars and robotics team have turned in top finishes at national competitions. But this summer, Urbie, Sting II, and Gold Lightening, along with Cedarville’s autonomous robotic vehicle, were center stage at the Ohio State Fair. Not only that, the Cedarville STEM (science, technology, engineering, and math) display earned top honors, including Best Technology Exhibit. Congratulations to our faculty and engineering students.
One outcome of God’s blessing upon Cedarville’s enrollment year after year is the need for more residence halls. This fall, we open Jenkins Hall, a beautiful residence hall for female students that is located near the University’s townhouses along the western edge of campus. The $3.3 million, 64-bed residence hall has eight rooms per living unit, plus a common study room and fellowship room to encourage friendships and spiritual growth.
The University trustees have also approved construction of a second hall to open next fall. Like Jenkins, this residence hall will provide space for 64 women. We are blessed that both of these residence halls have been fully funded.
Cedarville plans to add a civil engineering major beginning fall 2018, pending approval from the Higher Learning Commission. Civil engineering will join our impressive slate of School of Engineering programs:
These programs enjoy near-100 percent placement rates and are often noted by employers for producing graduates who are gifted and creative problem solvers, excellent team members, and powerful communicators.