We are grateful to our faithful donors who made the #CUGiveHope day of giving such a success. Starting with two generous lead gifts totaling $68,000, we hoped to raise at least $100,000 for scholarships and emergency relief for students and their families hit hardest by the pandemic. The Lord far exceeded our expectations, as we raised $214,907 by the morning of April 9, with still more continuing to give. Thanks for your amazing generosity, and please continue to pray for our students and their families during this very difficult time.
This month on the Cedarville Stories podcast, Dick Blanc ’82, Director of our Beyond Startup Accelerator, will share his story of being a business leader guided by the compass of God’s Word. Through the accelerator, promising entrepreneurs receive expert counsel on how to start and sustain a business and are connected with potential investors. Dick’s vision is for Cedarville to become the Midwest hub for faith-based startups.
For just over 60 years, our School of Business Administration (SBA) has trained and developed graduates who bring Kingdom values to the marketplace. The spring issue of Cedarville Magazine showcases one of our largest schools, with 557 undergraduate and graduate students this year, as it prepares to be an even more influential force for the Gospel in the 21st century.
Cedarville has recently added a new Bachelor of Science in Cyber Operations, the first of its kind in Ohio, and a Nursing Leadership graduate certificate to the school’s Master of Science in Nursing (M.S.N.) program. We look forward to how these new programs will prepare our students to have a platform for the Gospel in high-demand career fields.
Cedarville University’s 30th annual Masterworks Concert will commemorate the 250th birthday of Ludwig van Beethoven on March 27, from 7-9:30 p.m. in the Jeremiah Chapel. Tickets are $10 for general admission and $5 for students and those age 65 and older. There is no cost for children under 12. We hope you join us for this powerful presentation, featuring guest conductor Jackson Leung from Wright State University, and guest pianist Andrea Arese-Elias from the University of Dayton. If you are not able to join in person, enjoy the concert over livestream on our website
There’s a disturbing trend among Millennials and Generation Z, who believe that socialism is a viable alternative to a free market economy. Without embracing a biblical worldview and the grace of God, humanity’s sinful nature will find a way to abuse any system, but our School of Business Administration (SBA) holds that a free market system is the best option for promoting human flourishing and constraining the worst tendencies of human nature. The SBA is hosting a speaker series to address this important and timely topic, which is open to the public.
It’s a day of high-energy fun and drawing near to King Jesus. CedarMania is happening on March 21. Worship will be led by HeartSong. There will be small groups led by Cedarville students, workshops for leaders, crazy games, exciting competitions, and much more for junior high and high school youth. Encourage your youth to come with a group and multiply the fun and learning as they take the lessons and experiences from CedarMania into their church youth program or homeschool cooperative. We look forward to seeing them on March 21.
The Cedarville Beyond Startup Accelerator hosted “The Second Pitch” on January 11, where eight students presented their entrepreneurial ideas to a panel of judges. Four of them won cash prizes and a chance to turn their ideas into investment-ready businesses. On March 27, the accelerator will host an Investor Impact event bringing together angel investors, venture capitalists, and private equity leaders to finance top Christian startups from across the nation.
We can hardly wait for the opening of the three buildings featured in this month’s construction update video. Work on the residence hall is mostly happening inside as electrical wiring, drywall, and other interior projects are underway. The civil engineering building has all of its walls up, and students are looking forward to taking classes there next fall. And our mouths are watering for that first Chick-fil-A lunch overlooking Cedar Lake.
During its January meetings, the Board of Trustees authorized two new academic programs, affirmed the 2020-21 budget, and approved faculty tenure and promotions. During their meeting, Trustees also reviewed progress on the University’s 10-year campus master plan and celebrated how the Lord has blessed our recent giving campaign. Read a full report of the trustee meeting.