The Ohio Department of Higher Education has awarded Cedarville University a five-year, $411,600 grant to provide student scholarships. The Choose Ohio First scholarships will be used for incoming students starting in the fall of 2020 who are either computer science or computer engineering majors. This award will continue to make Cedarville accessible for Christian students seeking an outstanding computer science or engineering degree and is another recognition of the quality of Cedarville’s School of Engineering and Computer Science.
The start to 2020 will bring plenty of opportunities to connect with Cedarville. We will host prospective students and families on January 17 for CU Lead on January 18, a one-day conference that equips students to “Lead Like Jesus.” On January 24, current and future worship and music leaders will come to Cedarville for the Worship 4:24 Conference to learn how to lead their congregations in praising and honoring King Jesus. And then, we’ll have another opportunity for prospective students and families to learn about Cedarville at CU Monday on Presidents Day, February 17.
Intentional. Transformative. Biblical. These words describe the 1,000 days of an undergraduate experience at Cedarville University. But at the heart of it all is the word that you’ll find at the core of the University mission statement: discipleship. That’s the focus of the fall 2019 issue of Cedarville Magazine. We pray you are inspired, encouraged, and challenged in your own efforts to make disciples who make disciples.
On January 7-9, Cedarville will host the annual Global Outreach (GO) Conference. We are privileged this year to have Dr. Danny Akin, President of Southeastern Baptist Theological Seminary, as our conference speaker. The GO Conference is a chance for us to hear from the Lord through missionaries, mission agency leaders, and church leaders with a passion for missions. Our students are encouraged to live for maximum Kingdom impact, whether they serve locally or globally. The GO Conference also kicks off a new semester of chapel, where we will continue our series in the book of Nehemiah. You can livestream the GO Conference and daily chapel from our website or from the CU Chapel+ app, available on the Apple App Store or Google Play Store.
The walls are going up on the Chick-fil-A building, there’s a roof on the Civil Engineering Center, and the exterior of the new residence hall is nearly complete. Inside the residence hall, you can see the doorways for dorm rooms, and it’s easy to imagine those hallways filled with students pursuing the Lord together in community. Enjoy our latest construction video.
On December 3, Cedarville participated in #GivingTuesday, a national grassroots initiative that encourages charitable giving during the holiday season. Our goal was to raise $150,000, and the Lord did abundantly more than we could ask or imagine, as 329 generous donors gifted $1,065,866 to the University. We are humbled and grateful for this outpouring of support. If you would like to invest in all that the Lord is doing at Cedarville, please consider making a year-end gift.
Dr. Duane Wood, former academic vice president at Cedarville University, passed away on Saturday, December 14, 2019. He was 78 years old. As chief academic officer from 1987 through 2005, Dr. Wood helped position Cedarville as a leader in Christian higher education, with multiple world-class programs launched during his tenure, including the School of Engineering and Computer Science, the School of Pharmacy, and the Industrial and Innovative Design program in conjunction with the International Center for Creativity. Dr. Wood leaves a legacy of godly, visionary leadership. He finished well and is now rejoicing with his Savior. Pray with us for comfort and peace for the family.
Cedarville University’s mechanical engineering 2019 senior design team recently won first place in the 2019 Mandles Prize for Hydrofoil Excellence from the International Hydrofoil Society. This competition recognizes outstanding hydrofoil engineering, design, and construction. Previous winners of the Mandles Prize include the Massachusetts Institute of Technology and the United States Naval Academy.
Metal beams for all of our new construction were recently delivered, and you can begin to see the form of the new buildings on campus. The metal frame for the new Chick-fil-A went up, and the third floor of the 282-bed residence hall is nearly complete. The framing for the new civil engineering building has also been raised. Enjoy this October 30 video update on our current 10-year master plan building projects.
In the 2015 State of the University address, we introduced the concept of the 1,000 days that an undergraduate student spends at Cedarville University and how we as faculty and staff have been given a stewardship over this very pivotal time. Because of the way this phrase has resonated with Cedarville friends and family, we are now using “1,000 Days” as the main theme in all of our recruitment materials. We are excited to share the story of transforming lives through excellent academics and intentional discipleship in submission to biblical authority.