This commencement marked an important milestone for The Graduate School at Cedarville University as we awarded our 500th master’s or doctoral degree. That number promises to grow with the development of new programs and new specializations in existing programs. Cedarville is developing professionals who distinguish themselves by their character and godly service through the Doctor of Pharmacy, Master of Business Administration, Master of Ministry, Master of Divinity, and Master of Science in Nursing programs.
Christians having the freedom to exercise their moral beliefs and religious convictions in the workplace is a growing concern, particularly for those employed in health care. Cedarville University’s Center for Bioethics and Center for Political Studies will hold the Clinical Ethics and Conscience Rights Conference June 6-8 to address the rights of health care workers who object to medications or procedures due to religious or moral convictions. Princeton University political philosopher Dr. Robert George will keynote the opening session.
Advancing the institution and expanding graduate programs were the focus of the Cedarville University Board of Trustees at its annual spring meeting May 3. Trustees approved new mission and vision statements, five new graduate programs, and 10 faculty members, while also moving forward on a comprehensive fundraising initiative that would expand the university’s infrastructure, fund scholarships, and advance academic and student life initiatives.
On May 4, we celebrated the achievements of 815 bachelor’s, master’s and doctoral graduates during the University’s 123rd Commencement ceremonies. Before 7,000 guests and many more joining via livestream, we challenged these graduates to represent Christ well and use their vocation as a platform for ministry. Clara Costello, Justin Lough, and Jocelyn Quirple were honored as this year’s President’s Trophy recipients. Graduations are joyful and bittersweet. While we have grown to love these students during their time with us, we look forward with great anticipation to how God will use them for His good purposes and the advancement of the Gospel. You can experience some of the special moments from commencement yourself in a highlights video.
Cedarville’s Aero Design team recently placed third among American universities in the 2019 Society of Automotive Engineers (SAE) Aero Design East competition. The competition challenged students to design a remote control airplane that could deliver multiple packages on target, simulating a mission to Mars. The Cedarville team was part of a field of 21 schools from around the world, including some of the best aeronautical engineering programs in the United States. You can read more about the Aero Design team’s success online.
The 123rd Commencement of Cedarville University will be held Saturday, May 4, at 10 a.m. We will award 821 bachelor’s, master’s, and doctoral degrees; honor President’s Trophy and Faculty Scholarship award winners; and celebrate the successful completion of 1,000 days of preparing the class of 2019 for godly influence and vocational distinction. You can watch the commencement ceremony via online streaming from our commencement web page
From her wedding day in 1867 until her death in 1913, Martha McMillan journaled about living on a farm, raising a family, and following the Lord through every life event. Her writings also chronicle the very earliest years of Cedarville College. Mrs. McMillan’s grandson gifted her 12,000 pages of journals to Cedarville in 1986, and our American Women Writers course students, led by Dr. Michelle Wood, Associate Professor of English, have been engaging in recovery work with the journals since 2015. Their transcriptions and interpretations have been placed on the Digital Commons archives and are being accessed by researchers worldwide.
Dr. Karen Wonders is the founder of Maple Tree Cancer Alliance, a nonprofit organization that comes alongside cancer patients to help them with exercise regimens that strengthen their bodies to gain maximum benefit from treatment. Dr. Wonders recently completed a Master of Ministry degree so she would be better equipped to address the spiritual needs of patients and, ultimately, point them to Christ. Watch the video as she explains how Cedarville’s M.Min. helped her add a ministry focus to her vocation.
Dr. Albert Mohler was our keynote speaker for the recent God Revealed apologetics conference. He inspired our students and guests to think carefully, biblically, and pastorally and challenged us to live and share the Gospel with courage and conviction. I invite you to listen to Dr. Mohler’s messages on the conference website and be challenged and encouraged to live out your faith and stand for the truth of the Gospel in your workplace, neighborhood, and community.
The Cedar Care Village Pharmacy opened April 2, only the second teaching pharmacy in the state of Ohio. There was a grand opening and ribbon-cutting on April 4 featuring Ohio’s First Lady and Cedarville resident Fran DeWine. The opening of Cedar Care Village Pharmacy is a testimony to Cedarville’s commitment to be good neighbors within our community and provide innovative opportunities for our students. Enjoy the video below, which shows highlights from the Cedar Care Grand Opening and Ribbon-Cutting celebration.