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Wall Street Journal Ranks Cedarville Fourth for Faculty-Student Engagement

For the second year in a row, Cedarville’s faculty members have received high marks for the way they engage with students. In The Wall Street Journal’s annual higher education report, Cedarville was ranked fourth, ahead of schools like Baylor, Auburn, Michigan State, Cal Poly, University of Pennsylvania, and 1,000 other institutions. The ranking was based on thousands of student evaluations from universities across the United States. Cedarville alumni and current students quickly attest to the importance of professors who have mentored them professionally, personally, and spiritually.

Reunions and Recognitions Mark Homecoming 2017

We welcomed hundreds of alumni and parents back to campus October 6-7 for homecoming weekend. One of the highlights was the annual Legacy Banquet, where we recognized alumni award winners and expressed our appreciation to faithful donors who provide scholarships for students. Other weekend festivities included the Encounter worship concert, a 5K race, the homecoming parade, cardboard canoe race, women’s volleyball contests, and — a new finale — the “Light the Lake” outdoor worship time. What a privilege to see brothers and sisters in Christ reunite and recall the way God worked in their lives here. Every homecoming, I thank the Lord for allowing me to serve at Cedarville. His hand is on this place. Watch a homecoming highlights video to get a taste for this memorable weekend.

Trustees Approve Pharmacy Center, Nurse Educator Program

Cedarville’s Board of Trustees was on campus October 4-5 for its annual fall meeting, which takes place during homecoming week. It’s always a joy for me to meet with our trustees, men and women who believe in our mission and vision to serve the Lord well by equipping students for godly service, vocational distinction, and cultural engagement. During their meeting October 5, the trustees approved a new Center for Pharmacy Innovation, which will be under the auspices of our School of Pharmacy. David and Phyllis Grauer, who serve on the School of Pharmacy Board of Advisors, have already committed $250,000 for this new endeavor.

The trustees also approved a new program in our School of Nursing, the Graduate Certificate in Nursing Education. We anticipate the Lord using these initiatives to further prepare our students to honor Christ in their careers.

Read a news release about the trustee report for additional highlights from their meetings, and be encouraged about the incredible group of men and women God has put in place to lead Cedarville.

Whoever Is Simple

Continuing our series in Proverbs, we come to chapter 9, where we find two invitations: an invitation to the way of wisdom and an invitation to the way of folly. Which will we choose?

It sounds like a simple choice, right? We all want to live wisely. But our sinful nature inclines us toward folly. We daily must make the choice to seek wisdom. Join us as we walk verse by verse through Proverbs 9 to discover how.

The State of the University: Blessed

Center for Biblical and Theological StudiesThis past weekend we celebrated Homecoming with hundreds of our alumni and parents coming to campus. On Friday, I had the privilege of delivering the University’s annual State of the University address to our campus family and guests in the Jeremiah Chapel.

In a word, the state of Cedarville University is “blessed.” Not because of anything that we have done to make ourselves great, but because Almighty God has chosen to bless this institution.

I believe God, in His grace and mercy, has blessed us simply because we have chosen to stand for the Word of God and the Testimony of Jesus Christ, and He will continue to bless Cedarville only as we stand firm.

Join us in our special homecoming chapel as we recount God’s rich blessings on Cedarville University this past year.

Trust Wisely

As we continue our series in the book of Proverbs, we come to a passage that’s most likely very familiar to most of us — perhaps many of us have even memorized it. But the real question is, have we dug deep into these verses and applied them to our lives?

In Proverbs 3:5-6 we find three practical instructions on how we should live. Join the Cedarville family as we dive into these verses and learn to trust, humble ourselves, and submit our will. How do we pursue the way of wisdom? First we must trust. I pray we trust wisely.


Another Way to Enjoy Chapel

There is now another way for you to be blessed through Cedarville University chapel messages. Access the “Cedarville Chapel” playlist on our YouTube channel, then scroll through the playlist to find a recent message that interests you. It’s easier than ever to access, view, and share what is happening in chapel at Cedarville.

As always, you can also watch chapel live each weekday at 10 a.m. through our livestreaming option or access a chapel message from our chapel archive.

We hope you take advantage of these opportunities to experience the powerful teaching and dynamic worship that our students enjoy daily at Cedarville University.

Looking Forward to Homecoming 2017

I am excited to welcome hundreds of alumni and parents to campus October 6-7 for Homecoming and Parents Weekend 2017. It’s always a highlight of the year for my family and me. I always look forward to hearing what God is doing in and through the lives of our incredible graduates. We also know that some of the alumni and parents who come to campus bring heavy burdens and spiritual needs. Please pray that God will use the activities of the weekend and the interactions with the Cedarville family to encourage, refresh, and renew those who join us.

Want a taste of what’s in store for Homecoming and Parents Weekend? Enjoy the video below:



Medical Spanish Certificate Equips Students to Serve Hispanic Patients

A new Certificate in Medical Spanish will equip students preparing for a healthcare profession to serve Hispanic populations and Spanish-speaking patients in their own language. Taking practical language courses offered by our Spanish language faculty, Cedarville students who add the Certificate in Medical Spanish to their degree program will show future employers their level of commitment and excellent preparation for serving this population. Most importantly, these Cedarville graduates will be even more equipped for Gospel impact in their vocation and ministry.

Healthcare Majors Receive Evangelism Training

Our School of Nursing and School of Pharmacy are equipping competent, caring healthcare professionals for service throughout the United States and around the globe. We desire to see every student well-grounded in the Bible, and able to integrate their faith with their profession. But our nursing and pharmacy professors took that commitment one step further by offering a unique healthcare-focused evangelism program on campus called the Saline Process. And they invited others studying in the healthcare field as well – psychology, premed, and allied health majors – to join them for this training in August.

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