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Leadership Conference to Draw Hundreds of High Schoolers

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Leadership Conference to Draw Hundreds of High Schoolers

by Public Relations Office

January 16, 2004

Cedarville, Ohio—Approximately 400 high school students will be gathering for a two-day leadership conference Jan. 23-24 on the Cedarville University campus. The conference, titled, "Making Sense of Your World," is designed to help students engage their culture and make a difference. Those nominated to attend will participate in workshops, worship, and small group activities. Dr. Bill Brown, president of Cedarville University, will be the keynote speaker. Brown, who is well-known for his expertise on worldview, served as president of Bryan College in Dayton, Tenn., before becoming president of Cedarville in 2003. He is the author of three books, "Making Sense of Your Faith;" "Where Have All the Dreamers Gone?: Observations from a Biblical Worldview;" and "Making Sense of Your World" (with Gary Phillips). He has also authored more than a hundred articles for journal, magazines, newspapers, and encyclopedias. In addition, he is known for his thought-provoking, sincere, and humorous presentations. The conference kick-off begins at 6:30 p.m. on Friday, Jan. 23. Students will meet with their small group, led by a Cedarville student, and listen to a message by Brown titled "Engaging Your World: The New Weird Order." The evening will include a concert by The Upper Room, a popular campus band. The Saturday, Jan. 24 events will begin at 9 a.m. and will include two break-out sessions for learning practical leadership skills. Brown will address the students at 9:30 a.m. ("Making Sense of Your World: Thinking Worldviewishly") and 3:30 p.m. ("Harry Potter, Eminem, and BeyoncĂ©: Engaging Your Culture with the Heart and Mind of Christ"). Like many other high school students who attended last year`s conference, Kyle Jackson of Carlisle, Pa., plans to return this year. "The Cedarville Leadership Conference equipped me with the tools needed to go into my school with confidence," he said. "It provided me with vital information for living a Christian life in today`s society and gave me memories that will last a lifetime." The conference is sponsored by The Leadership Institute of Cedarville University. Each year the Institute conducts events designed to enhance the character traits, skills, and knowledge base of developing student leaders. Media interested in covering the event should contact the public relations office at 937-766-7808. -30-