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July 16, 2014

Turkey Update

June 17th, 2014: Olive Grove (Youth Ministry) has been great!  The team is doing really well; I am so proud of them.

Thank you for your prayers! If you think of it, pray for our strength, as we’ve had a busy schedule, and us to have a love for the students and wisdom to answer their questions. A lot of them have lived in multiple places and are struggling with things I have never experienced, which have made mentoring hard at times.

Uganda Update:

June 22nd, 2014: We have spoken in seven schools and shared the Gospel to over 3,000 students. We have had over 100 people make decisions for Christ! Everyone is doing well.

June 28th, 2014: Today we visit our second orphanage and tonight we will have a celebration dinner with all our African friends. This week we were in eight schools. In total we have shared the Gospel with 7, 325 students and have seen 773 first-time decisions for Christ.

Paraguay Update:

June 24th, 2014: In case you didn’t know, the official title for Dr. Jeff’s program is Training in medical Evangelism (TIME). This has been the most extensive, hands-on, and holistic medical experience I’ve ever had. We’ve already had many opportunities to check vital signs and blood sugar, observe ultrasounds and eye exams, and perform diagnostic urine analysis and 12-lead EKGs. The people of Yaitaity respect Jeff as a trustworthy doctor and are happy to listen to the Bible story he shares each morning.  His medical ministry has opened so many doors to begin relationships and Bible study groups in the un-reached, nominal Catholic area.

June 30th, 2014: Here are a few aspects of Paraguay that I’ve fallen in love with and will surely miss.

  • The people. It has been a joy to become a member of a Paraguayan family. We will forever have a second home in the small village of Yaitaity, Paraguay. We have loved getting to know each other’s families, the SIM Paraguay missionary families, and the church body.
  • The atmosphere/culture. The most commonly used word to describe the Paraguayan culture is “trankilo”, meaning tranquil. The way of life in Paraguay is slow-placed and relaxed (definitely contrary to many of our North American lives). One of our main ministries has been building relationships, which has been a blast.
  • The McKissick’s. Dr. Jeff has been a masterful teacher in the clinic, and I greatly admire his heart for his patients, his passion for spreading the Gospel, his guidance and leadership as a father and husband, and his passion for medicine. Amy has definitely been a role model for me. She loves the Paraguayan people and makes every effort to show them God’s love. In the home, she is super-mom and wife.

July 6th, 2014: We saw God answer so many prayers. All of us would say that the trip has had a profound impact on our lives, giving us a real-life dose of medical missions. Compassionate holistic health care can open many communities and hearts to the Good News of Christ. We ask that God will continue to use what we’ve learned in our current relationships and influence to make disciples, and that God will guide us in His will as we consider what place medical missions may hold in our futures.

Hungary Update:

June 25th, 2014: Hungary English camp is ministering to about 100 students. Between 9 a.m. to 7 p.m. Cedarville’s team members teach three sessions, participate in several hours of games and sports, and produce two large-group sessions where we present the Gospel. The pastor speaks in the morning, and the team provides music, skits, and testimonies for both the morning and evening sessions. Dr. Ager provides an evening Bible study, with about 15 are attending. The church people are very active in the programming, which increases the follow-up opportunities. Two of Cedarville’s team members are living with new believers touched by last year’s team. The wife is giving a testimony this evening on her one-year anniversary of coming to Christ. It is a great joy to assist faithful followers of Christ in a church that has an active outreach ministry. We have seen several professions of faith these first two week! The team is passionate and maturing in their faith and cross-cultural skills. Thanks for your prayers. 

To find out more information about our teams, including our team prayer brochure, visit our Global Outreach website.

Posted in Global Outreach

Student Employment Information

July 14, 2014

Nationally, nearly 80 percent of all students are employed while completing their undergraduate education. Some students begin employment immediately, while others start working later. As you make this important decision, below is some helpful information to assist you with the hiring process. Parents—if your student will be pursuing on campus employment, please discuss the following with them before they arrive on campus.

Where do I find and apply for on-campus jobs?

What do I need to do before I start work on campus?

In order to begin working, all student employees must complete Form I-9 (Employment Eligibility Verification), Federal Tax Withholding Form (W-4), and Ohio Tax Withholding Form (IT-4).

What do I need to bring with me to complete these documents?

The Department of Homeland Security requires the following documentation to be presented when completing the I-9:

Original, unexpired passport
Original Social Security card and original picture ID
Original or certified copy of birth certificate and picture ID


Where do I complete these forms?

All forms can be completed during Getting Started Weekend in the Payroll Office, located in the Stevens Student Center (room 248). The office will be opened on Friday, August 15, from 11:30 a.m. – 3 p.m. and Saturday, August 16, from 9:30 a.m. – 1 p.m. You can also complete the forms in the upper level of the Stevens Student Center on Monday, August 18, from 11 a.m. – 3 p.m.


For further information about on-campus employment, please visit the Payroll Office web page

Posted in Student Services

Campus Summer Update 2014

July 10, 2014

It is summertime at Cedarville University, which means the Physical Plant staff is in full swing. In addition to general cleaning and regular projects, we are busy hosting (and cleaning up after) approximately 15,000 people this summer. The custodial staff is cleaning all of the administrative buildings and the residence halls (multiple times).

Some of our summer projects include:

  • Installing new carpet and paint in the Alumni Hall in the DMC
  • Renovating another restroom in Brock Hall
  • Hosting numerous tournaments (baseball, track & field, etc.) and preparing the fields for the fall sports schedule
  • Beginning Phase I of the science and engineering expansion project: creating three lab/classrooms for the biology department’s anatomy program on the third floor of the ENS. Professors Hartman and Wingert cannot wait to show off these new areas!
  • Installing a new HVAC system in Apple
  • Updating the underground electric infrastructure to prevent power outages like we had last fall
  • Renovating ENS 245 into an updated, tiered, auditorium-style classroom
  • Creating a new mathematics-dedicated classroom in ENS 349
  • Implementing a new campus safety “kiosk” in the SSC, where students can get replacement IDs, keys, fingerprinting, etc., without going to the Service Center
  • Moving the physical plant staff out of the Service Center to prepare for its conversion to the “Science Center,” with actual construction beginning around January 1, 2015
  • Starting construction on the second set of townhouses, which will be open – and full – by August 1
  • Razing Collins Hall
  • Replacing sidewalks; installing a new parking lot at the Hartman House, while others will be resealed and restriped; installing new curbing in the Maddox/BTS parking lot and along the roadway beside Murphy/Rickard; adding new stadium seating for the baseball and softball fields; resurfacing the tennis courts; and more

We hope that you are enjoying your summer break, and we hope that these improvements will serve to enhance your Cedarville University experience for 2014–15. If there is ever anything you need from the Physical Plant, please fill out a work order. With our move out of the Service Center, this will be the fastest way to reach us and for us to respond.

Posted in Campus Services

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