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Reminder: "Raising Kids to Be Sexually Pure in College" Webinar Is Tonight!

January 26, 2015

Don’t forget to register for tonight's FREE webinar: “Raising Kids to be Sexually Pure in College” led by Dannah Gresh of Pure Freedom Ministries. The webinar is scheduled for 8 p.m. EST. Join more than 500 parents who are already registered. Reserve your spot now! 

Dannah Gresh, a Christian sexuality expert and best-selling author who is also a Cedarville University alumna, will give parents five critical tools to ensure that your son or daughter is able to live out the values they've been taught at home. Using Scripture and social science, as she did in her TED Talk on tolerance for virginity at secular campuses, Dannah will guide you through important decisions and the conversations you need to have with your son or daughter. 

Reserve your spot and join us tonight — Monday, January 26 — at 8 p.m. EST! Come prepared to ask and answer the tough questions and learn how to further develop your relationship with your student. 

Posted in Spiritual Growth Webinar Why Christ Centered Higher Education?

The "Biggest Blown Opportunity in Higher Ed History"

January 22, 2015

A recent online Gallup article lists a lack of mentoring as the “biggest blown opportunity in higher ed history.” Citing results from the largest representative study of U.S. college graduates, Gallup determined that where students go to college matters less to their work life and well-being after graduation than how they went to college. Feeling supported and having deep learning experiences during college mean everything when it comes to long-term outcomes after college. A key way that college students receive that support – mentoring – is, unfortunately, often lacking at institutions of higher education and thus, a “blown opportunity."

But Cedarville University is different. We take mentoring our students seriously and are intentional about incorporating it throughout campus. Today's Parent Prep post gives 5 examples of the many ways that Cedarville faculty and staff are actively mentoring students.

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Posted in Spiritual Growth Student Life Why Christ Centered Higher Education? Careers

Growing Spiritually in College

January 15, 2015

[Image of man standing with arms lifted up]

In today’s post, guest writer Aaron Cook, Director of Discipleship Ministries at Cedarville University, shares how his experience as a student at Cedarville changed his life, and how Cedarville is still intentionally changing students’ lives today.

"In the fall of 1995, I first laid eyes on the campus of Cedarville University. Little did I know what a profound impact the next four years would have on the trajectory of my life. As I transitioned from feeling like the “leader of the pack” as a senior in high school to a 'little fish in a big pond,' I was overwhelmed with a host of questions."

Read the rest of Aaron's story here!

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Posted in Spiritual Growth Student Life Why Christ Centered Higher Education?

How Knowing a University's Graduation Rate Can Save You Money

January 12, 2015

We all know students who started their four-year college journey … six years ago. Whether they are struggling to pass classes, basking in the learning experience, or simply switching their major too many times, their college education can quickly acquire an even larger price tag when eight semesters turns into twelve.

One of the best ways a university can save you money is to help your student graduate on time. Consider the additional costs if students take five or more years to finish. Consider the cost if they never complete their educational goals!

Today's post discusses this critical issue and offers advice for checking graduation rates and comparing total costs.

P.S. There is still time to register for tonight's FAFSA webinar. The online presentation begins at 8 p.m. EST. Register now.

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Posted in Academics Admissions Affordability Financial Aid Why Christ Centered Higher Education?

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