Beginning this fall, Cedarville will offer an entrepreneurial accelerator program for alumni and for students across all University disciplines. The accelerator will prepare participants to launch independent startup companies and help them develop skills to fill roles with existing companies starting up new ventures.
This summer, a team of Cedarville University nursing and pharmacy students traveled to the Dominican Republic as part of a Global Outreach missions trip. They served hundreds of patients in four villages, shared the Good News of salvation through Jesus, and supported and encouraged a local doctor. The various talents and skills represented on the trip were a strong reminder of how the Lord uses the diverse gifts of His people to bring His love and truth to the world. Watch the video to hear a student testimony from this trip.
Construction began this spring on a 282-bed residence hall on the north end of campus. This future living space designed for community building and life-on-life discipleship is one of the first projects to launch under the 10-year master plan. The residence hall is slated to open by fall 2020. Watch the video to experience the construction process for yourself.
The summer issue of Cedarville Magazine shares “A Vision for Future Faithfulness: 10-Year Campus Master Plan.” Read through the issue online, and you’ll discover details about the six major projects slated in the plan: Chick-fil-A Dining Commons, 282-bed residence hall, Civil Engineering Building, Callan Athletic Center expansion, School of Business Administration Building, and a Welcome Center and Liberal Arts Building. Because of God’s providential grace, our enrollment has grown for the last 12 years, with another record freshman class projected this fall. Now is the time to expand so that Cedarville is positioned for years to come as a place where students’ lives are transformed through excellent education and intentional discipleship in submission to biblical authority
The Reclaim Wisdom Beginning With Creation Conference was held at Cedarville on Saturday, July 20. This one-day event emphasized the importance of maintaining a biblical perspective that adheres to a seven-day creation and a literal Adam and Eve and explored how worldviews are anchored to an individual’s views on the origin of life. Cedarville professors Dr. John R. Gilhooly, Assistant Professor of Theology, and Dr. Heather Kuruvilla, Senior Professor of Biology, were featured speakers. Dr. Steven Gollmer, Professor of Physics and Assistant Chair of the Department of Science and Mathematics, coordinated the conference.
Rufus Mathew ’22, who came to Cedarville from Bahrain, has already made a huge impression on campus with his love for the Lord, his energy, humility, and kindness, so much so that he was voted freshman class president by his peers. During his first year on campus, he joined the speech and debate team, was a vital part of the successful Model United Nations team, and shared his faith with students at the University of Cincinnati. And while his life has already included many adventures, this summer he will live out his faith and achieve a personal dream on the international stage as he will begin an internship at the United Nations.
Our Master of Science in Nursing program is expanding again, adding two new areas of focus in Nursing Leadership in Healthcare Improvement and Pediatric Nurse Practitioner. These new programs will join the well-established FNP, Nurse Educator, and Global Public Health Nursing options and meet demands for advanced practice nurses in today’s healthcare environment. New M.S.N. students will be able to enroll in the PNP and Nursing Leadership in Healthcare Improvement focus areas starting this fall. Please help us spread the word!
Every summer Cedarville Global Outreach sends teams of students, faculty, and staff around the world to share the Gospel, encourage missionaries, and provide practical help to those with physical and spiritual needs. Currently, our team in China is building relationships with Chinese students through games and sports, teaching English, and sharing about the true meaning of Easter. Please pray for this and other teams, that the Lord would open doors for them to have life-changing conversations about faith in Jesus Christ. You can follow along with the various teams through the Global Outreach blog.
At its May meeting, the Cedarville Board of Trustees approved the development of a Physician Assistant graduate program, including hiring the inaugural program director and initiating the accreditation pathway. Pending the required external approvals, we plan to enroll the first cohort of PA students by May 2022. PAs are in high demand nationally, as U.S. healthcare providers seek to fill the gap in primary care. Cedarville alumnus Jason Grahame ‘99 has been tapped to lead Cedarville’s new PA program.
Beloved preacher, author, and teacher Dr. Warren Wiersbe passed away on May 2. Dr. Wiersbe and his wife, Betty, have been long-time friends of Cedarville. Warren often preached in chapel, especially in the 1960s, when he served at Calvary Baptist Church in Covington, Kentucky. His commitment to Cedarville was most recently felt in the gifting of his vast personal library to the University. This gift will allow Cedarville to steward a portion of the tremendous legacy of a man whose main goal in life was pointing people to Jesus.