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Livestream the Annual Christmas Concert

Friday, December 3, 2021

Christmas community celebration concertAs a reminder, our annual Christmas concert is this Sunday, December 5! Each holiday season, Cedarville University presents a special Christmas celebration concert as our gift to the local community and our campus family. We’d like to extend this gift to you, wherever you are.

With hundreds of our students involved, you'll enjoy the sights and sounds of Cedarville’s choral and instrumental ensembles along with special performances by our esteemed music faculty. You’ll get a taste of the talent God has blessed Cedarville with, but more importantly, you’ll experience our heart — Jesus! It’s a musical celebration of our Savior’s birth, and it’s our gift to you this Christmas.

Plan to join us this Sunday, December 5, at 6 p.m. EST for this special event. Simply visit the Christmas Celebration livestream site, sit back, and celebrate the season with Cedarville University.



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#GivingTuesday

Monday, November 29, 2021

Giving TuesdayTomorrow is #GivingTuesday! Join faculty, staff, students, and friends as we give to Cedarville. All gifts made this #GivingTuesday will go to One Thousand Days Transformed: The Campaign for Cedarville.

And, here's a great opportunity to make your gift go even further: Generous donors have issued a challenge to parents that if 250 parents give on #GivingTuesday, an extra $50,000 gift will be unlocked!

On #GivingTuesday: Every Day Matters. Every Student Matters. Every Gift Matters.

Give now!


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Join Us for Christmas at Cedarville

Friday, November 26, 2021

Christmas at Cedarville

We invite you to be a part of two special events at Cedarville as we usher in the holiday season and celebrate what we're all about — Jesus! Join us either in person or via livestream wherever you are. Christmas is a special time at Cedarville, and we invite you to be a part of it!


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With Thanksgiving

Wednesday, November 24, 2021

Happy Thanksgiving with leaves"Oh give thanks to the Lord, for he is good;
for his steadfast love endures forever!"
– 1 Chronicles 16:34

On Thanksgiving, I am reminded of all that we have to be thankful for. God continues to richly bless Cedarville University, and we are so thankful. I am also thankful to you, our students' parents, for your support of the University. Thank you for entrusting your children to us and your faith in Cedarville's mission.

Enjoy the extra-long break with your student. We will be praying for safe travels, good health, and special times of reconnecting as a family.

 

Happy Thanksgiving!

Jeff Beste
Director of Strategic Relations


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Student Business Sparks Gospel Conversations

Monday, November 22, 2021

Male students showing t-shirts and hat from Proclaim the NameWe'd like to pass along information from another student-run business from the Integrated Business Core that is using their company to reach the lost.

Proclaim the Name: Pursuit is one of this years’ IBC groups. They are based on the Parable of the Lost Sheep in Matthew 18:12-14. The imagery on their hats, pins, and shirts are meant to spark Gospel conversations with those who see them. The company is offering a Black Friday deal and a bundle that would make a great Christmas gift! Read the full post to find out more about the products and how to purchase them.


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Thanksgiving Break

Thursday, November 18, 2021

Cedarville University SignThanksgiving break for undergraduate in-person classes is next week, Wednesday, November 24, through Monday, November 29. If you're like my wife and me, you are excited to have your student home for a few days! Please be praying for our students as they travel home. We're also praying for a safe, relaxing break for our students and special times with family and friends.

As a reminder, for those students who will be staying in Cedarville over the break, the residence halls will be open but the dining hall will be closed. 

Jeff Beste
Director of Strategic Relations


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Save the Date for #GivingTuesday

Tuesday, November 16, 2021

Giving Tuesday logoYou've heard of Black Friday and Cyber Monday, but do you know about #GivingTuesday?

#GivingTuesday is a global day of giving on November 30, and you can be a part of it by giving a gift to Cedarville. All gifts made this #GivingTuesday will go to One Thousand Days Transformed: The Campaign for Cedarville.

And, here's a great opportunity to make your gift go even further: Generous donors have issued a challenge to parents that if 250 parents give on #GivingTuesday, an extra $50,000 gift will be unlocked!

Mark your calendars for #GivingTuesday, November 30, 2021, and prayerfully consider how you can participate in this special day.



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Student Business Focuses on Unreached People Groups

Friday, November 12, 2021

Journal and mugWe'd like to pass along information from a student-run business from the Integrated Business Core that is using their company to shed light on an important issue: unreached people groups.

Encompass by Proclaim the Name is a Cedarville student-run company that is part of the Integrated Business Core (IBC). Their company was founded on Matthew 9:38: “Therefore pray earnestly to the Lord of the harvest to send out laborers into his harvest.”  

Their goal as a company is to remind others to pray for unreached regions of the world, like Southeast Asia and Northern Africa. In these areas, most inhabitants have not heard the Gospel or may not have the Bible translated into their language.

Read today's post to learn more about Encompass and how you can join them in praying for the lost.


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Shop for Gifts for Your Yellow Jacket

Wednesday, November 3, 2021

Yellow Jacket apparel  sale

If you're looking for Christmas gifts for your Yellow Jacket, Cedarville University Athletics is holding a one-week online Team Shop. You'll find athletic-branded tees, quarter-zips, hoodies, and more. 

Don't wait — the shop closes November 8.

Start shopping now!


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Encourage Your High School Student to Register for CU LEADership Conference

Friday, October 29, 2021

CU LEAD graphic

If you have a high school student at home, encourage them to attend the virtual CU LEADership Conference on January 22, 2022. They can sign up as an individual or as part of a church or school group.

This year's theme is "Build Your Leadership Tool Kit," and we'll explore practical ways students can develop their leadership skills as they seek to glorify God by serving others.

Visit the  CU LEAD Conference website for more information. Then, encourage your student to register for this life-changing event!


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Greater Than the Game Giving Day

Monday, October 11, 2021

Greater than the game logoAt Cedarville University, athletics has always been about more than just the game. Our teams use their sport to make an impact for Christ, both on and off the field, court, or track. You can also make an impact that is Greater Than the Game by joining us tomorrow, October 12, for our annual Athletics giving day. Help us unlock $50K in matching gifts from generous donors. You can give to the Athletics department or designate your gift a specific sport.

Please share with friends and help us reach our goal!


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Upcoming Breaks This Fall

Friday, October 8, 2021

Cedarville campus with sidewalk, two buildings, and fall leaves on the trees and ground.We're midway through the semester, and students are ready for some much-needed time off. We want to make sure you’re aware of breaks that are coming up this fall.

Fall Break 
Fall break is Thursday, October 14, through Sunday, October 17. Residence halls will remain open; dining hours will be limited. Note that online graduate and high school dual enrollment courses have different breaks. View the academic calendar for additional information.

Thanksgiving Break 
Thanksgiving break is Wednesday, November 24, through Monday, November 29. Residence halls will remain open, but the dining hall will be closed.


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Experience Homecoming – In Person or Via Livestreaming

Thursday, September 30, 2021

We apologize that yesterday's email with homecoming information had an incorrect link and missing image. The issues have been corrected below. We hope you will take advantage of these opportunities this weekend!

Homecoming 2021 promoJust a reminder that homecoming starts Friday, October 1! We hope that many of you can make it to campus to enjoy the weekend’s festivities and spend time with your student. Even if you did not preregister, there are still a lot of events to enjoy that do not require tickets!

If you aren't able to come in person, please see today's post for opportunities to join in via livestream.


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Be a Part of History!

Friday, September 24, 2021

Be Part of History in the Making - State of the University Address - Join via Livestream 10 a.m., Friday, October 1, 2021.

 

On Friday, October 1, at 10 a.m., we invite you to watch a historic announcement during the Cedarville University State of the University address. Access the chapel livestream via the University website, Facebook Live, YouTube Live, or the CU Chapel+ app. Don’t miss this opportunity to witness history in the making!


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COVID-19 Update: September 14, 2021

Tuesday, September 14, 2021

Cedarville University's signOur leadership team continues to actively monitor and respond to the COVID-19 situation on our campus. We praise God that we are continuing to see a steady decrease in positive COVID cases! Please visit the COVID-19 Operating Plan for a new update, including changes to mask protocols and isolation facilities.


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Register for Homecoming Weekend!

Wednesday, September 8, 2021

 

Homecoming 2021 Oct 1-2Now that classes are in full swing, it’s time to start thinking about a visit!

Homecoming is coming up soon — Friday and Saturday, October 1–2. It’s a great way to spend time with your student and experience life on campus. You can enjoy the annual parade, a car show, soccer, an incredible worship finale, and more!

Go to the homecoming website to check out the schedule of events and register for this fun weekend by September 16.

Read today's post for more information.


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Follow Along With the President's Chapel Series

Monday, September 6, 2021

Ears to Hear graphic for chapel series

Chapel has long been called the heartbeat of Cedarville University, where students, faculty, and staff gather each weekday for dynamic worship and powerful preaching. Chapel is also a great way for you to stay connected with Cedarville and get a taste of what your student is experiencing every day.

This year in his chapel series, Dr. White is preaching on a selection of parables from the Gospels of Matthew and Luke in “Ears to Hear: Listening to the Stories of Jesus.”

 

Read today's post to watch a preview of Dr. White's series and learn how to follow along from home.


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COVID-19: Update and Video Message From Dr. White

Friday, September 3, 2021

Video still of Dr. White in with lake and BTS building in background.

We are grateful that we are beginning to see COVID-19 cases decrease on campus, but we still have work to do! Given the current counts, we will end the flexible format period that began on August 26, but will continue to observe enhanced protocols for a two-week period (through September 19) as we return to on-campus learning.

Please visit the COVID-19 Operating Plan for the latest update, including a video message from Dr. White. We look forward to being back together on campus on Tuesday!


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COVID-19 Update: August 27, 2021

Friday, August 27, 2021

Cedarville University's signOur leadership team continues to actively monitor and respond to spread of the COVID-19 Delta variant on our campus. Please visit the COVID-19 Operating Plan for the latest update, including weekend COVID testing and other reminders, quarantine release guidance, chapel devotions planned for next week, and more.


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COVID-19 Evening Update: August 25, 2021 - 7:30 p.m.

Wednesday, August 25, 2021

Cedarville University's signOur leadership team continues to actively monitor and respond to spread of the COVID-19 Delta variant on our campus. Please visit the COVID-19 Operating Plan for an important update that was posted this evening, including a video message from Dr. White. Tonight's update addresses expanded isolation space, flexible format classes, COVID-19 protocols, and more.


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