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Checklist for Choosing a College

Wednesday, September 21, 2022

collegebound signChoosing a college will most likely be the biggest decision your son or daughter has made so far. It can be an overwhelming — but not impossible — decision. In today's post, Matt Dearden, Associate Vice President for Enrollment Management at Cedarville, offers Five Words of Wisdom for walking through the college decision process with your son or daughter.

We will be praying along with you this year as you work through this incredible, life-changing decision. Please don't hesitate to contact us if we can help in any way!


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Connect With Cedarville's President

Thursday, September 15, 2022

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Want to keep up with what's on the heart and mind of Cedarville's President? Here is a great way you can stay connected:

Subscribe to "Inside View," Dr. White's monthly e-Newsletter. In it, he shares highlights of Cedarville events and important news. As you consider Cedarville for your son or daughter, we hope the "Inside View" gives you a taste of what Cedarville is all about.

 


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President's Chapel Series

Wednesday, August 31, 2022

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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 just one way we help our students grow in their walk with Christ, and most students consider chapel a highlight of their Cedarville education! If you really want to understand Cedarville culture and what makes us "tick," you need to experience chapel.

This year in his chapel series titled  "The Lord Is Good," our president, Dr. Thomas White, is preaching through the book of Psalms, looking at the steadfast love of the Lord.

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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Welcome to Parent Prep – Discover Top 4 Ways Parents Support the College Search

Tuesday, August 23, 2022

ParentPrepWelcome to Cedarville University's Parent Prep resource blog! We are excited to provide information and resources throughout this year for parents who are walking with their students through the college search and decision process.

Every week you will find new posts about important topics, such as financial aid tips and information, ways students can graduate from college with a strong faith, making the most of a campus visit, understanding the application process, and so much more! Last year we had nearly 1,000 subscribers, and we would love to continue adding to the Cedarville Parent Prep family. Tell friends, family, or anyone in need of helpful college search advice! Once they subscribe, we'll send an email whenever new posts are added. We'll also be providing helpful information about Dual Enrollment, our program for high school students, so be sure to tell your friends with younger students as well.

Read today's post for our Top 4 recommendations on how you can best help your student through the college search process this year. Although parents usually do not make the final college choice for their student, they do contribute to narrowing down the choices, even before the college search begins. We want to help as you start this all-important journey with your student.


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What Recent Grads Say About Their Cedarville Experience

Wednesday, May 25, 2022

We’ve told you about Cedarville’s academic rigor and excellent career preparation. We’ve told you how daily chapel and the Bible minor inspire students to know God’s Word and apply it to every area of their life. And we’ve told you how intentional mentoring and discipleship programs challenge students to seek Christ first and honor Him with everything they do. But to truly understand the life-changing Cedarville experience, you've got to hear from our students. 

In today's post, you'll hear members of the class of 2022 sum up their experience at Cedarville University. Listen and imagine what your student will be able to say four years from now!


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Graduation Celebrates Transformed Lives

Wednesday, May 18, 2022

smiling graduatesOn May 7, Cedarville University celebrated the graduation of 924 new alumni, including those earning both undergraduate and graduate degrees.

More than just a number, these 924 students represent lives that were transformed by their time at Cedarville. Students who grew closer in their walk with the Lord from intentional mentoring, daily chapels, and biblical integration in their coursework. Students who were challenged by rigorous academics and prepared to succeed in their chosen field. Students who were in the same place as your student just four years ago, and are now ready to go out into the world and make a difference for Christ.

Be encouraged that your student, too, will experience amazing transformation at Cedarville, and you’ll be surprised at how fast the next four years will go! We will be praying for you and your student as you prepare for the transition to college life.

Read today's post to experience highlights from this year's commencement.


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National College Decision Day Is Tomorrow!

Saturday, April 30, 2022

Tomorrow is May 1 – the National College Decision Day! We are so thankful for the number of students who have already confirmed their plans to be at Cedarville in August.

Read More to see the top reasons students and parents give for choosing Cedarville University.


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4 Reasons Why Teaching Creation at a Christian College Is Important

Wednesday, March 30, 2022

Creation: In the BeginningWhen it comes to their science departments, most Christian universities and colleges either ignore the issue of creation and Genesis altogether, or they promote theistic evolution or some other harmonization of Genesis. There are only a handful of schools that believe that Genesis is historically accurate and forms a foundation for science, the Bible, and Christian education. In today's post, Dr. John Whitmore, Professor of Geology at Cedarville University, shares four reasons why Cedarville holds true to a biblical, literal six-day Creation, and why we always will.


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"Beyond Roe v. Wade?" Series From Cedarville

Friday, March 18, 2022

Beyond Roe v. Wade?

We are at a critical juncture in our nation’s history, as the Supreme Court considers a case that could overturn Roe v. Wade or greatly restrict abortion laws forever. As believers, we need to be prepared to speak biblical truth into this important issue with Christlike grace and compassion.

Cedarville University invites you to join us for "Beyond Roe v. Wade?," a three-part lecture series that will address this important topic.

  • Tuesday, March 22, 4 p.m. – "A Historical Perspective and Faith Response – Dr. Mark Caleb Smith
  • Tuesday, April 5 , 4 p.m. – "Christian Citizenship at a Crossroad" – Panel Discussion
  • Monday, April 18, 4:30 p.m. – "Caring for Women Facing a Crisis or Unwanted Pregnancy" – Panel Discussion

All events will be about an hour long and will take place in the Center for Biblical and Theological Studies (BTS) 104 or via livestream.

Sessions will be recorded and available online following the event.


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Defending Life Summer Institute at Cedarville

Thursday, March 10, 2022

Equipping the Next Generation of Pro-Life Leaders

Cedarville University seeks to equip servant-leaders who advance the Gospel and stand for truth wherever God calls them. Speaking for the sanctity of life and the rights of the unborn is a critical arena where trained, articulate, committed believers are needed. We are excited to announce the Defending Life Summer Institute, designed to equip the next generation of pro-life leaders to advocate for the life of the unborn.

Read today's post for details about the institute and to watch a video with one of the speakers.


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ABCs of Spiritual Growth at Cedarville

Thursday, March 3, 2022

If you want to learn how students grow spiritually at Cedarville, there's probably no better way than to hear directly from one of our recent graduates. Angela Farlow shares the ABCs of spiritual growth on campus (and she even added a "D").

From daily chapel to discipleship groups, you'll see how everything we do at Cedarville intentionally points our students toward Jesus.

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Teach Them Diligently Homeschool Enrichment Event

Friday, February 25, 2022

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On Saturday, March 5, Cedarville will host the Teach Them Diligently live homeschool enrichment event. This one-day in-person and livestreamed event will take place in the Dixon Ministry Center and the Center for Biblical and Theological Studies from 9 a.m.-6:30 p.m.

Teach Them Diligently aims to help families fulfill the Great Commission by providing them with opportunities to unite around the Gospel and with resources that encourage, equip, and inspire them to bring up and educate their children as ambassadors for Christ.

Learn more and register.


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5 Questions to Ask About College Dorm Life

Wednesday, February 23, 2022

Dorm LifeChoosing a major, figuring out a financial plan, and researching the spiritual climate are all important steps in choosing a Christian college. However, there is another vital piece that your student must consider — dorm life!

As you and your student are looking at different colleges, you’ll quickly discover that not all dorm life is created equal. In today's post, we offer 5 questions that you should ask about dorm life at each of the colleges that your student may be considering. And, you'll discover what makes Cedarville's residence life truly unique!


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Why a Bible Minor for All Students

Tuesday, February 15, 2022

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At Cedarville University, we take our mission statement very seriously: "Cedarville University transforms lives through excellent education and intentional discipleship in submission to biblical authority.” Not only is there biblical integration in every course, but all students complete a Bible minor as a part of their academic program. Always among our students’ favorites, Bible classes stretch them to think about God, His Word, and His world in whole new ways.

In today's post, you'll learn about the different courses that make up Cedarville's Bible minor, and discover the difference it can make in your student's life.


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Summer Academic Camps

Friday, February 4, 2022

Girls working on mannequin at nursing campYour student’s college experience is just around the corner. It's time for them to explore their options and prepare for the future … all while having an unforgettable summer experience, full of new friends and great memories! That's exactly what Cedarville’s summer Academic Camps will let them do! 

While your student explores a career field, camp faculty will challenge them to make their career their calling. They will be challenged to consider how their gifts, skills, and interests can make a difference in this world for Christ. We've packed the schedule with fun activities, too, so students return home with new friends and great memories!

Read today's post to find out how your student can apply and register to become a part of Cedarville University's summer experience today!


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Answering 5 Important Questions About College Affordability

Friday, January 28, 2022

College CostsWe understand that choosing a college for your son or daughter is a big decision. As you help your student work through the process, you probably have a lot of questions. In today's post, we provide thoughtful answers to five of the most common questions we hear from parents about college costs and affordability. As always, you may contact our Admissions office at 1-800-CEDARVILLE. We are here to serve you in any way we can!


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Celebrating Highlights From the Past Year

Monday, January 10, 2022

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As we begin a new semester, it's a great time to reflect on God's goodness to Cedarville University in 2021. Whether your student has already made a final decision to enroll at Cedarville next year or is still working through the decision, we'd like to share the 2021 Highlights of the Year video and report with you.

You'll read about our historic fundraising campaign, record enrollment, and new academic programs and hear directly from students about their Cedarville experience.  Throughout the report, you'll notice a common thread: God has richly blessed Cedarville University, and everything we do, we do for Him. From cherished times in chapel to a new residence hall that will build true Christian community, 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 read this report, and be encouraged about the truly life-transforming education your son or daughter will experience at Cedarville University. Review the 2021 Highlights of the Year now.


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Spiritual Growth in College

Tuesday, January 4, 2022

man standing on hill in front of sunrise with feet turning to roots in the groundAs a parent, you want your student to receive a high-quality education and be prepared to succeed in his or her chosen vocation. But as a Christian parent, you also want your student to grow in his or her faith and be transformed to live a life that honors God in everything they do. At Cedarville University, you can be assured of both.

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.


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How Important Is a University's Doctrinal Statement?

Wednesday, December 15, 2021

Bible text close upLike your local church, Christian colleges all have a statement of beliefs. As you research and visit different institutions with your student, how important is it to consider each college's doctrinal statement?

First, know that a doctrinal statement provides the general framework within which the university will be offering its education. It is a good idea to review the statements (most are posted online) to assure you are comfortable with the direction. If you have questions about what you read, this is a great opportunity to involve your pastor to provide insights.

Second, ask Christian universities if their faculty sign the doctrinal statement as a condition of employment. Not all do. Knowing that faculty will be teaching in line with the institution's stated beliefs provides a point of accountability to you as a parent. Are you comfortable that the faculty at the university will uphold the beliefs that are most important to your family?

Several years ago, we conducted a study related to parents' use of the Cedarville University website. We made an interesting — and candidly, unexpected —finding. Parents were more likely to search terms related to the University's doctrinal commitments and focus on spiritual growth than any other topics.

In today's post, you'll read about the importance of Cedarville's Doctrinal Statement and how it informs Cedarville's approach to Christ-centered higher education.


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Livestream Our Annual Christmas Concert

Saturday, December 4, 2021

As a reminder, our annual Christmas concert is tomorrow! 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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