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General Category Archives

Flu Season Is Upon Us

January 24, 2020

Virus with flu season You may have already heard it from your student, but the flu has hit Cedarville’s campus! We recognize it is hard to have your child far away when they’re sick, but, rest assured, we are doing everything we can to help students when they are sick. We also want to provide some guidance for what your student should do if he or she misses classes due to illness.

Students should check their syllabi for each course to understand the professor’s requirements for being notified of an absence and policies for making up work. In general, we recommend that students email their professors to let them know about their illness. Students should keep in mind that some professors may require a note from University Medical Services (UMS) or a doctor to excuse an absence. Overall, we encourage students to communicate with faculty members. Our faculty can address specific situations best when they have information as early as possible.

Students should also consider contacting a classmate who would be willing to share notes from class while they are out. When your student is healthy enough, he or she can take advantage of services from The Cove, our academic enrichment center, to get caught up on work they missed.

If a student misses chapel due to illness, chapel excuses should be submitted online.

Additionally, University Medical Services (UMS) sent the following information to the campus community last week, which we thought might be helpful for you as well:

  1. Influenza, or the flu, is a viral infection of the respiratory system that is highly contagious. Influenza spreads easily from person to person by either breathing in or coming into contact with the minute droplets that are carried from the mouth or nose of an infected person when they cough, sneeze, sing, or talk. The flu virus can also live for a short time on objects like doorknobs, phones, countertops, etc.
  2. Common symptoms of influenza are a sudden onset of fever, cough, body aches, sore throat, headache, and fatigue.
  3. Prevention measures include getting the flu vaccine, wash your hands as frequently as possible, avoid touching your eyes, nose, or mouth, use good cough etiquette, disinfect surfaces in your living and work areas, and avoid close contact with ill persons.
  4. If you are ill or have influenza, there is an antiviral medication called Tamiflu that can shorten your illness if it is given within 48 hours of the onset of symptoms so it is very important to seek medical attention if you think you might have the flu. You can also protect others from getting the flu by staying home from work or school if you have influenza until your fever is gone for 24 hours without Tylenol or similar medications. Be sure to take good care of yourself by drinking plenty of fluids, eating healthy foods, washing your linens after being ill, and replacing your toothbrush after your illness is gone, to name a few.
  5. If you are ill with symptoms such as high fever, respiratory difficulty, chest pain, or severe dizziness, these are red flag symptoms that you should go to the ER or call 911. Visit the UMS website for a list of local healthcare providers in case you are not able to come to UMS for medical care. 

We are praying for the health of all our students!

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Celebrating Highlights of the Past Year

January 22, 2020

Students walking out of chapel 

As we begin a new calendar year, it's a great time to reflect on God's goodness to Cedarville University in 2019 and all that He has done here. We'd like to share the 2019 Highlights of the Year report with you.

You'll notice a common thread: God has richly blessed Cedarville University. And everything we do, we do for Him. From record enrollment to cherished times in chapel to students taking the Gospel to a lost and hurting world, you’ll see that God continues to have His sovereign hand on our campus. And, as we look to the new year, you can be confident that, by God's grace, we will continue to stand for the Word of God and the Testimony of Jesus Christ. We will remain resolute in pursuing our mission to transform lives through excellent academics and intentional discipleship in submission to biblical authority.

Please take time to review this report, and be encouraged about the truly life-transforming education your son or daughter is experiencing at Cedarville University. Read the 2019 Highlights of the Year now.

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Lil Sibs Weekend Is Coming Up!

January 14, 2020

Li'l Sibs graphicLil Sibs Weekend is coming up, and it's not just for students!

Does your student have younger siblings at home? Then they'll want to join their big sib at Lil Sibs Weekend on February 14-16. They'll get a firsthand look at college life at Cedarville while experiencing chapel, classes, Alt Night, and more. Kids 12 and older can even stay in the dorms with their big sibs. My girls have come in the past and had a blast!

While your kids are having an awesome time together, you can join other parents at a special parent brunch on Saturday, February 16, at 9-11 a.m. in Stinger's. The cost of the brunch is just $5 per person.

It'll be a great time to get to know other Cedarville parents. My wife and I will be at the brunch and hope to meet many of you there.

Register for Lil Sibs Weekend and parent activities online now!

Jeff Beste
Executive Director of Alumni and Parent Relations

P.S. You can keep up with other events on campus by following our Events calendar.

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End-of-Year Tax Information

December 26, 2019

Year End Tax Information w/ pencilCedarville University, like all colleges and universities, is required to provide a 1098-T tuition form to all students by January 31. We will email the 1098-T to your student by this date.

If you, as a parent, would like to receive this form, your student must grant you parental access through CedarNet first. After you have been granted access, we will email you a copy of your student’s 1098-T form by January 31. Please verify that we have an updated email for you to prevent delays in your receiving the form.

Additionally, if your student worked on campus this year, he or she will also receive a W-2 form via email by January 31. By law, we cannot give parents access to a student’s W-2 forms.

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