You keep him in perfect peace whose mind is stayed on you, because he trusts in you. (Isaiah 26:3)
Today’s update includes an introduction to our new Caring Well, Staying Well initiative; the return to in-person campus visits; the Fitness Center’s reopen plans; new opportunities for student-athletes; and an alumna being recognized for her creative teaching methods during this time of online learning.
Caring Well, Staying Well – Throughout the summer, we’ll be sharing information and resources as part of our new COVID-19: Caring Well, Staying Well initiative. Watch now as John Davis, Associate Vice President of Human Resources and chair of our Return to Campus Committee, introduces the five primary protocols that will be in place to guide our safe return to campus in August.
From hand sanitizer stations around campus to new paper towel dispensers in every residence hall restroom and Plexiglas shields in strategic service areas, these are just a few of the preparations that are in progress on campus. We’ll keep you informed through the summer!
Resuming Campus Visits – If you know a prospective student who is interested in getting to know Cedarville, we have good news! Starting June 15, we will begin offering on-campus tours on Mondays and Fridays at 9 a.m. and 1 p.m. Each day’s time slots are limited to three families, and times can be selected by registering online. For those unable to make it to campus, we are still offering live virtual visits Mondays, Wednesdays, and Fridays through June 15. Starting June 15, virtual visits will be on Wednesdays only.
Recreation Center Reopening – The Rec Center will reopen June 1 with phased-in hours. Our goal is to provide a safe environment for our University family, which will require limitations on activities and special procedures to follow, such as requiring sign-in, disabling drinking fountains, wearing masks, and limiting numbers at the facility.
NCAA Updates for Student-Athletes – The NCAA has recently adopted legislation to permit voluntary workouts for returning student-athletes along with a limited on-campus recruiting period. In addition, a blanket waiver has been issued to permit committed prospective student-athletes and returning student-athletes to participate in voluntary team entertainment activities (excluding physical activities). While there will be parameters and precautionary measures in place, Cedarville University is planning to allow all three of these options beginning on June 15. For further information, prospective and current student-athletes should direct questions to team head coaches.
Alumna Gains National Attention for Her Creativity During Online Teaching – Cedarville graduate Heidi Bruder knew she needed a way to keep her fifth- through seventh-grade language arts students at Calvary Christian Academy in West Branch, Michigan, interested during online learning. Her solution? Teaching while dressed as characters from Yoda, Harry Potter, and more, keeping her students engaged and interested virtually. Read Heidi’s story online — complete with photos!