Month: November 2018

We Are Strong in Christ

ID: In Christ Chapel Theme

Last Friday it was our privilege to welcome 500+ guests to chapel as part of our #CUFriday visit event. Together we continued our ID: In Christ series, studying Ephesians 3:14-21 — Paul’s prayer for the church in Ephesus. The apostle in these verses prayed for what he was most concerned about, and despite his own difficult circumstances, his prayer was not for his own well-being. Instead, in humility, Paul prayed that the Ephesian believers would be strengthened through the Spirit so they might comprehend the love of Christ in order to live in the fullness of God. Those words are rich with power and meaning. Listen in as we examine Paul’s prayer for the Ephesian believers and for us as well.

Largest Estate Gift in Cedarville’s History Provides Scholarships

For more than 50 years, Roger and Charlotte Kuriger faithfully, quietly gave to Cedarville University. They lived simple lives focused on intentionally caring for others. It was this heart for people, and a special connection with Cedarville, that resulted in the University receiving the largest estate gift in our 131-year history this fall. The Kurigers, through an endowed fund established in their names, will provide scholarships for M.S.N. and accounting students for years to come. Roger and Charlotte Kuriger treated us as “family” in their estate, and we were honored to welcome them posthumously to the Cedarville family as the 2018 Honorary Alumni of the Year. Watch a video about the Kurigers remarkable story to learn more about this remarkable couple.

CUEMS Marks 50th Anniversary

Cedarville University Emergency Medical Service (CUEMS) became the first collegiate emergency medical service in the nation in 1968. Since then, Cedarville students from all disciplines have been the first responders to those in need on campus and our neighbors in the village of Cedarville. All 15 members of CUEMS are nationally certified emergency medical technicians trained at the basic, intermediate or paramedic level. We are proud of this service, which for the last 50 years has been a shining example of the kind of servant leadership we strive to develop in our students

Celebrating Alumni Award Winners

During Homecoming and Parents Weekend, we recognized outstanding alumni and friends of the University during the Legacy Banquet, held this year on October 5. These individuals live out the Cedarville vision statement — godly servants who have engaged culture and achieved vocational distinction. Our winners this year include: Alumni of the Year – Wesley ’84 and Dawn (Staley) Polsdorfer ’84; Young Alumna of the Year – Kristen (Craig) Zeigler ’14; One Another Mindset Award – Tim Ware ’98; Distinguished Educator – Lynn Brock ’68; and Honorary Alumni of the Year – Roger and Charlotte Kuriger. Read more about these outstanding award recipients in a recent press release.

Homecoming and Parents Weekend Highlights

Last month, we celebrated a very special Homecoming and Parents Weekend. There were the traditional activities like the homecoming parade; the State of the University address; volleyball and men’s and women’s soccer matches; and the cardboard canoe race. But this year, we added our first all-alumni luncheon, a time to reconnect and reflect on Cedarville’s impact for the Kingdom of God, and introduced a worship finale that was beyond words in the way it honored and glorified King Jesus. We captured the excitement of the whole weekend in a highlights video. I pray you enjoy the video and are inspired to be part of the celebration next year.

New Residence Hall, Increased Financial Aid Approved by Trustees

A new residence hall to accommodate recent record enrollments and increased financial aid designed to help incoming Cedarville University students make college more affordable were key items approved by our Board of Trustees at the October 3-4 meetings. The Trustees also welcomed a new Trustee and reviewed the initial phase of a comprehensive 10-year master plan. I am thankful to serve with these godly men and women who steward well all that God has entrusted to Cedarville University. Read more about the Trustee meetings in a recent press release.

Register for Alumni & Friends Cruise by November 4

You still have time to join us for the Alumni & Friends Cruise that will depart from sunny Ft. Lauderdale, Florida, on February 2 and return to Ft. Lauderdale on February 9. We have three destinations: Labadee, Haiti; San Juan, Puerto Rico; and St. Maarten. To guarantee the special group pricing, make your deposit of $250 before November 4, 2018. Deposits are refundable until that date. If you book your trip by October 31, you can take advantage of a special Buy One, Get One at 60% off offer. I pray you will consider joining us for this time of relaxation, recreation, and reflection with your Yellow Jacket family.

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