If you’re a homeschooling parent, you probably have specific concerns when considering where to send your son or daughter to college.
I know. I’m a homeschooling dad.
I recently recorded a video in which I highlight what makes Cedarville University homeschool-friendly. Watch it and you’ll discover how at Cedarville, your student will join many other homeschool students on a vibrant Christian campus. He or she will be challenged with rigorous academics and encouraged through daily chapel, Bible minor courses, and intentional discipleship to grow deeper in their faith.
I invite you to visit us and see for yourself what makes Cedarville a homeschool-friendly university.
Today we were honored to welcome more than 200 members of next year’s incoming freshman class and their families to chapel as part of their All-Access orientation visit.
We continued in our ID: in Christ series, coming to Ephesians 5:22-33 where we discover God’s perfect design for marriage. This is a difficult passage for some, and it’s no coincidence that it follows one about being filled with the Spirit. It is only through the Spirit that we can live out God’s plan for a Christian marriage. Ultimately, our earthly marriages should reflect the greatest love story ever written — the love that Jesus Christ has for His bride, the Church.
Join us as we explore how marriage represents the beautiful mystery of the Gospel.
Dove Award-nominated singer and songwriter Andrew Peterson blessed us with two days of inspiring messages and music on February 12-13, which reminded us that our brokenness is the place where God pours out His grace. Andrew’s rendition of Is He Worthy?, which is based on the throne room vision of Revelation 5, was a powerful reminder that Jesus alone is worthy to rule and rescue His people. We are very grateful for Andrew’s ministry to Cedarville University. To watch both of his messages in full, visit the chapel archive.
Cedarville regularly participates in the National Survey of Student Engagement as an objective measure of our success in effective teaching and providing a supportive campus atmosphere. This year’s results continue to affirm the exceptional work of our faculty and the positive experiences our students are enjoying at Cedarville. Among the findings, Cedarville scored in the top 10 percent of nearly 1,000 colleges for effective teaching practices of faculty and a supportive campus atmosphere for first year students. Read more about Cedarville’s high marks for student engagement in recent campus news release.
Last fall, our School of Nursing students began partnering with a local ministry called Shoes for the Shoeless, an organization that provides shoes to kids who are in need. Our nursing students worked with the Springfield, Ohio public schools to identify children who would benefit from this ministry and then visited those schools to fit needy children with a new pair of shoes. This partnership has been a powerful reminder of how the Gospel compels Cedarville students to meet physical needs while sharing the hope they have found in Jesus. Watch a moving video showing our nursing students as the hands and feet of Jesus.
The Cedarville Center for Biblical Apologetics and Public Christianity will host its annual apologetics conference, this year on March 27, and feature the president of Southern Baptist Theological Seminary, Dr. R. Albert Mohler. The “God Revealed” conference will challenge you to think biblically about issues Christians face in today’s society. No registration is required, but a limited number of backstage passes are available. If you’re in the area, please plan to join us!
It can be a little crazy and definitely a lot of fun. But more than that, CedarMania is our chance to share the Gospel with the next generation. This year’s CedarMania takes places March 23, and registration is underway now through March 15. Our current students, who serve as counselors for the day, do an amazing job investing in these young people with Christ’s love and God’s Word. Encourage middle school and high school students you know to sign up today for this tremendously powerful event where they have a chance to hear the Gospel and experience the community Cedarville offers.
The Cedarville School of Pharmacy had an outstanding 2018, which is outlined in the School of Pharmacy annual report. Our pharmacy students passed the North American Pharmacist Licensure Examination, or NAPLEX, at nearly a 97 percent rate, exceeding the national average. Add to this the creation of the Center for Pharmacy Innovation and 100 percent participation by our pharmacy students in cross-cultural service opportunities, it was a year to celebrate.
We are excited to announce that 98.3 percent of the class of 2018 found employment or entered graduate school within six months of commencement. This annual First Destination survey conducted by our Career Services office indicates that our graduates continue to outperform their peers. The 2017 national average was just 84.4 percent. We are grateful for our faculty and Career Services team who equip these graduates for vocational distinction and godly service. Class of 2018, congratulations on this early success and continue serving faithfully wherever God leads you! Read more about how we are preparing students for success in recent campus news release.
The Board of Trustees returned to campus in January, and we enjoyed productive discussions and a unified spirit. What a joy to review God’s generous grace upon this institution, recount the transformational growth we’ve experienced, and prepare for the exciting opportunities before us. God has graciously placed us in a position to steward well our resources, care for our people, and provide more space through our 10-year master plan to invest in our students’ 1,000 days, equipping graduates for godly service and vocational distinction. You can read the full Trustee report in a recent campus news release.