The Cedarville School of Nursing is volunteering with Shoes 4 the Shoeless, a faith-based nonprofit ministry that distributes new socks and shoes to children in need. Starting this fall, they began visiting Springfield elementary schools to give kids new shoes and to share the hope and love of Jesus. They’ll continue this important Gospel activity through February.
I’m excited to share with you that Cedarville Magazine is now available online. The fall issue is full of information about Cedarville’s heartbeat for missions and how our Global Outreach department is coming alongside students to help them fulfill the Great Commission locally, nationally, and around the world. You’ll also find stories of faithful alumni who have committed their lives to spread the Good News of Jesus Christ. I am grateful to be part of an institution where the Gospel reigns supreme in the lives of our faculty, staff, students, and alumni.
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
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.
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.
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.
Cedarville will host the 9Marks Conference on November 6-7 with keynote speaker Dr. Mark Dever, Senior Pastor of Capitol Hill Baptist Church in Washington, D.C., and founder and president of 9Marks. I am excited to have Dr. Dever speak to our students and guests in chapel on the topic of discipleship. This conference reflects our commitment to developing godly, impactful leaders who are striving to develop healthy, fruitful churches.
I invite you to join us! Learn more.
Cedarville is partnering with Under Armour this holiday season to allow alumni and friends to purchase Cedarville University-branded apparel. You will be able to order official Yellow Jackets Athletics T-shirts, quarter zips, and hoodies, along with other select gear in plenty of time for holiday giving. The online store is open through tomorrow, October 30.
This year, we welcome Dr. Mark Dever, Senior Pastor of Capitol Hill Baptist Church in Washington, D.C., as the keynote speaker for the Cedarville University Pastors Conference with 9Marks. This year’s conference will be held November 6-7 and will focus on the theme “Discipleship and Growth” from the 9Marks of a Healthy Church. Mark and our other speakers will challenge us to focus on investing in and maturing disciples who will then do the same. We look forward to this stimulating and powerful time in the Scriptures, learning how to carry out more fully the Great Commission.