Ohio Christian University - www.ohiochristian.edu http://www.ohiochristian.edu/recent-news/%251 Since 1948 Ohio Christian University has prepared young men and women to profoundly impact the world through Christian service. Ohio Christian University is committed to preparing students like you for a lifetime of leadership and excellence. en Developing Young Christian Leaders http://www.ohiochristian.edu/student-development/news/developing-young-christian-leaders <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-image float-left"><img class="imagefield imagefield-field_image" width="335" height="170" title="LifeTraks School of Leadership at OCU" alt="LifeTraks School of Leadership at OCU" src="http://www.ohiochristian.edu/sites/default/files/LifeTraks2014_0.jpg?1421426498" /></div><p>Last July OCU once again partnered with <a href="http://www.livegodloud.com/">Live God Loud Ministries</a> to host the third annual LifeTraks School of Leadership, which trains Christian leaders with a biblical worldview. Thirty-one young people came to OCU to develop their personal leadership skills under the direction of staff leaders including <a href="http://www.livegodloud.com/presidential-welcome">Mr. Tony McCrary</a>, Dr. Rick Christman, and Live God Loud Ministries LifeTraks Director of Operations Rev. Dan Coy. Students had opportunities to develop their professional skills through various work study projects, team building activities, community service, and area business visits. Third year students completed three-week practicums at various ministries in Ohio and Florida.</p><p>Evenings were filled with rehearsals for the drama tour, which included stops in Virginia and Pennsylvania. The final week of the program was spent at Appalachian Youth Camp, where students practiced the leadership techniques learned during their LifeTraks training. Camp concluded with the LifeTraks Commisioning Service of the eight students who completed the three-year program.</p><p>Tony McCrary states, “It was an honor to shake each student’s hand and place the LifeTraks rings on their fingers, signifying not only the completion of the program but also a life committed to God and His kingdom first and foremost. I am so proud of these students.”</p><p>Each participant testified that the experience was life changing. What an incredible month! The leadership challenge was significant, and the students’ acceptance of that challenge was evident. LifeTraks School of Leadership is developing leaders.</p><p>To learn more about LifeTraks, visit <a href="http://www.ohiochristian.edu/lifetraks">www.ohiochristian.edu/lifetraks</a> or contact Tony McCrary at <a href="mailto:tmccrary@ohiochristian.edu">tmccrary@ohiochristian.edu</a>.</p><p>&nbsp;</p><div class="field field-type-emvideo field-field-em-video float-left"><div class="emvideo emvideo-video emvideo-youtube"> <iframe id="media-youtube-html5-1" title="YouTube video player" class="media-youtube-html5" type="text/html" width="600" height="350" src="http://www.youtube.com/embed/LaIzTlOYcgQ?autoplay=1&rel=0&hd=1?autoplay=0&modestbranding=1&showinfo=0&autohide=1&origin=http://www.ohiochristian.edu&fs=1&rel=0&embed=1" frameborder="0" allowFullScreen> </iframe> </div></div> Student Development Fri, 16 Jan 2015 16:13:17 +0000 kahoward 9108 at http://www.ohiochristian.edu Making College Affordable http://www.ohiochristian.edu/news/making-college-affordable <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-image float-left"><img class="imagefield imagefield-field_image" width="507" height="338" title="OCU is Making College Affordable" alt="OCU is Making College Affordable" src="http://www.ohiochristian.edu/sites/default/files/Piggy-Bank.jpg?1421318075" /></div><p>Ohio Christian University is committed to making college affordable, especially for ministry students. Many factors affect a student’s debt load. Government overregulation is currently a major cause of higher education costs. To combat this trend, the OCU administration and Board of Trustees have taken action to assist students:</p><ul><li>The administration has a task force looking at how to cut administrative costs by 25%.</li><li>A <a href="http://www.ohiochristian.edu/undergraduate/news/ohio-christian-university-freezes-traditional-tuition-2014-2015">tuition freeze</a> was approved for traditional programs for the 2014-2015 academic year.</li><li>A <a href="http://www.ohiochristian.edu/undergraduate/news/ocu%E2%80%99s-3-year-bachelor%E2%80%99s-degree-saves-time-money">three-year bachelor option </a>was created to save traditional undergraduate students one year’s tuition.</li><li>A <a href="http://www.ohiochristian.edu/advancement/support-ohio-christian-university">capital campaign</a> was launched to increase scholarship funds.</li><li>Financial stewardship is taught throughout the college experience.</li><li>The <a href="http://www.ohiochristian.edu/undergraduate/news/new-career-services-website-ocu">Career Services</a> office was opened to assist students and alumni with job procurement.</li></ul><p>In addition to being equipped for ministry and careers, OCU students learn biblical stewardship principles throughout their educational journeys. Before, during, and after enrollment, students receive counseling and strategies to help minimize and repay debt, learn to create and follow a budget, and are assisted with job procurement.Learning how to manage money God’s way while earning a degree will impact students’ lives far beyond graduation.</p> Wed, 14 Jan 2015 10:36:39 +0000 kahoward 9105 at http://www.ohiochristian.edu Youth Group Events Set for Spring Semester http://www.ohiochristian.edu/undergraduate/news/youth-group-events-set-spring-semester-0 <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-image float-left"><img class="imagefield imagefield-field_image" width="1200" height="628" alt="" src="http://www.ohiochristian.edu/sites/default/files/P%26P%20FB%20Ad%20Image_web.jpg?1421068760" /></div><p style="margin: 0px 0px 1.53em; padding: 0px; font-size: 14px; line-height: 1.53em;"><font size="2">On Saturday, February 7th at 3 p.m., Ohio Christian University will again be having a&nbsp;<a href="http://www.ohiochristian.edu/pizzaandpoints" style="margin: 0px; padding: 0px;">Pizza and Points Night</a>&nbsp;at the Trailblazer basketball game. &nbsp;Youth groups and prospective students are invited to come cheer on the 2013 and 2014 National Champion Trailblazers and partake in a pizza party. There is no charge and campus tours are available before the game by request.</font></p><div style="margin: 0px 0px 1.53em; padding: 0px; font-size: 0.75em; line-height: 1.53em;"><span style="margin: 0px; padding: 0px; font-size: small; line-height: 1.53em;">On Saturday, April 18th, OCU will be hosting <a href="http://www.ohiochristian.edu/glow">GLOW</a>, a fun daytime event designed for students in grades 6-12 to encourage them to let their light shine before others. Youth groups (and individual students too) are invited to come experience powerful worship, engaging speakers and fun activities!</span></div><div style="margin: 0px 0px 1.53em; padding: 0px; font-size: 0.75em; line-height: 1.53em;"><span style="margin: 0px; padding: 0px; font-size: small; line-height: 1.53em;">OCU will also be having three&nbsp;<a href="http://www.ohiochristian.edu/preview" style="margin: 0px; padding: 0px;">Preview Days</a>&nbsp;this semester for prospective students to see what it would be like to attend Ohio Christian University. Preview Days include an information session, chapel with the student body, lunch in the&nbsp;<a href="https://www.facebook.com/media/set/?set=a.10151446676424456.508897.377137219455&amp;type=3" style="margin: 0px; padding: 0px;">Dean &amp; Diana Hickman Student Center</a>, a session to meet faculty and coaches, and a campus tour. &nbsp;Individual visits can also be scheduled by contacting Traditional Admissions.</span></div><div style="margin: 0px 0px 1.53em; padding: 0px; font-size: 0.75em; line-height: 1.53em;"><span style="margin: 0px; padding: 0px; font-size: 13px; line-height: 19.5839996337891px;">To register for any of these events, contact&nbsp;<a href="http://www.ohiochristian.edu/undergraduate" style="margin: 0px; padding: 0px;">Traditional Admissions</a>&nbsp;at 1-877-762-8669 or&nbsp;<a href="mailto:enroll@ohiochristian.edu" style="margin: 0px; padding: 0px;">enroll@ohiochristian.edu</a>, or click the event below:</span></div><ul style="margin: 0px 0px 1em 32.0625px; padding: 0px; font-size: 14px; line-height: 23.9400005340576px;"><li style="margin: 0px 0px 1.53em; padding: 0px; line-height: 1.53em; font-size: 0.75em;"><a href="http://www.ohiochristian.edu/pizzaandpoints"><span style="margin: 0px; padding: 0px; font-size: small; line-height: 1.53em;">February 7 @ 3 p.m. -&nbsp;Pizza and Points Night, OCU vs. Johnson University</span></a></li><li style="margin: 0px 0px 1.53em; padding: 0px; line-height: 1.53em; font-size: 0.75em;"><a href="http://www.ohiochristian.edu/event/preview-day-traditional-undergraduate-program/2015-02-19-0"><span style="margin: 0px; padding: 0px; font-size: small; line-height: 1.53em;">February 19 @ 9:45 a.m. - Preview Day</span></a></li><li style="margin: 0px 0px 1.53em; padding: 0px; line-height: 1.53em; font-size: 0.75em;"><a href="http://www.ohiochristian.edu/undergraduate/event/preview-day-traditional-undergraduate-program/2015-03-26"><span style="margin: 0px; padding: 0px; font-size: small; line-height: 1.53em;">March 26 @ 9:45 a.m. - Preview Day</span></a></li><li style="margin: 0px 0px 1.53em; padding: 0px; line-height: 1.53em; font-size: 0.75em;"><a href="http://www.ohiochristian.edu/undergraduate/event/preview-day-traditional-undergraduate-program/2015-04-10"><span style="margin: 0px; padding: 0px; font-size: small; line-height: 1.53em;">April 10 @ 9:45 a.m. - Preview Day</span></a></li><li style="margin: 0px 0px 1.53em; padding: 0px; line-height: 1.53em; font-size: 0.75em;"><a href="http://www.ohiochristian.edu/glow"><span style="margin: 0px; padding: 0px; font-size: small; line-height: 1.53em;">April 18 @ 10 a.m. - GLOW Youth Group Event</span></a></li></ul><div style="margin: 0px 0px 1.53em; padding: 0px; font-size: 0.75em; line-height: 1.53em;"><span style="margin: 0px; padding: 0px; font-size: small; line-height: 1.53em;">If you are a youth pastor and would like to be added to our email list to receive updates about events we have for youth groups, please fill out the&nbsp;<a href="http://www.ohiochristian.edu/youthpastorinfo" style="margin: 0px; padding: 0px;">online form</a>.&nbsp;</span></div><div style="margin: 0px 0px 1.53em; padding: 0px; font-size: 0.75em; line-height: 1.53em;"><span style="margin: 0px; padding: 0px; font-size: small; line-height: 1.53em;">We hope to see you and your students on campus soon!</span></div> Undergraduate Mon, 12 Jan 2015 15:42:05 +0000 rfulks 9065 at http://www.ohiochristian.edu Laurelville Family Experiences the Magic of Christmas http://www.ohiochristian.edu/news/laurelville-family-experiences-magic-christmas <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-image float-left"><img class="imagefield imagefield-field_image" width="760" height="368" title="OCU plays a part in bringing Christmas to a Laurelville family" alt="OCU plays a part in bringing Christmas to a Laurelville family " src="http://www.ohiochristian.edu/sites/default/files/AdoptFamily1.jpg?1420506916" /></div><h6>By DEBRA TOBIN, Logan Daily News Editor, originally published on <a href="http://m.logandaily.com/news/laurelville-family-experiences-the-magic-of-christmas/article_1e603518-f657-510a-87e2-dc4b17b2841a.html?mode=jqm">LoganDaily.com on 12/24/14</a></h6><p>Approximately 30 people watched the spirit of the holiday come to life as two Laurelville children received the best Christmas present ever – a visit from Santa, who took time out of his busy schedule to make a special appearance just for these two boys.</p><p>Sabrina and Lee Levan, like so many other families, try their best to make ends meet and to provide for their family. However, sometimes things happen to put a family in hardship.</p><p>The Levans have two boys – Alex, an excited 8-year-old with a bright smile; and Kenny, a 17-year-old, who believes in the spirit of Christmas and makes everyone believe in the jolly old man dressed in red.</p><p>Although Lee works, it’s sometimes difficult and though the Levans were not looking for help with Christmas, help came to them in the form of a special surprise from Adopt-a-Family.</p><p>“We were so surprised when we found out,” said Sabrina. “I never imagined that something like this would happen. It makes a believer out of you – so many giving and caring people. People we don’t even know helping us at Christmas. It’s definitely a time to be thankful.”</p><p>The family was honored with a huge meal hosted at the Ridge Inn with members of the community, police department and well-wishers joining for an evening of food, fun, conversation and a visit from St. Nick.</p><p>The Adopt-a-Family program is in its second year and is offered through the Laurelville Police Department and spearheaded by police officer Mitchell Wille.</p><p>Wille raised over $1,882 to make sure the Levan family had its best Christmas ever. Pat Hartman Realty paid the Levans’ rent and the community and other donors chipped in to make this a truly magical and memorable Christmas for the family.</p><p>The Laurelville Adopt-a- Family was made possible by FOP Lodge 50, Ohio Christian University School of Business, Laurelville Napa, Carroll Farm Services, The Ridge Inn, Giovanni’s, Dave’s Barbershop Walmart, Kroger, and many others in the Laurelville community.</p><p>“Again, I would like to thank all of those that made this Christmas for the family, and look forward to be doing this again next year,” Officer Wille commented. “It has taught me a lot, but even more it has showed me that anything is possible with hard work and dedication. This could be done by anyone if they really wanted to help someone, but you have to have the heart!”</p><p>The family thanked everyone in attendance for the best Christmas present – the friendship and love of the community and those who worked so hard on the program.</p><p>“It’s going to be bigger and better next year,” Wille said. “I can’t wait!”</p> Tue, 06 Jan 2015 01:30:36 +0000 kahoward 9094 at http://www.ohiochristian.edu Disaster Management Graduate Making a Splash in Private Sector Emergency Management http://www.ohiochristian.edu/undergraduate/news/disaster-management-graduate-making-splash-private-sector-emergency-management <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-image float-left"><img class="imagefield imagefield-field_image" width="720" height="960" alt="" src="http://www.ohiochristian.edu/sites/default/files/1653819_10153274412148662_5380843036863864572_n.jpg?1420491995" /></div><p>&nbsp;</p><p>Josh Delph had no idea as he walked across the stage to receive his degree in <a href="http://www.ohiochristian.edu/undergraduate/bachelor-arts/ba-disaster-management-relief-business">Disaster Management and Relief</a> that he would end up where he is today.&nbsp; Josh is currently the Environmental Field Service Supervisor with Clean Harbors.&nbsp; Clean Harbors is a leading provider in environmental, energy and industrial services throughout North America. &nbsp;The company responds to over 3 thousand emergencies each year and serves the majority of the Fortune 500 companies, numerous federal, state, provincial and local governmental agencies, and through its Safety-Kleen subsidiary, over 200,000 small and medium sized businesses.</p><p>As the field service supervisor, Josh is responsible for the supervision of multiple individuals as well as ensuring all health and safety requirements are followed. &nbsp;Josh credits his position with the knowledge and skills he acquired while at Ohio Christian University. &nbsp;Josh stated, “I was initially imagining a career in governmental service, but I think I have found my niche.”</p><p>While many of those seeking a degree in Disaster Management plan on going to work with faith-based organizations or the government, there is also the large and often untapped private sector.&nbsp; As businesses grow and expand, the importance of safety for their workers and continuity of operations during an emergency event becomes more vital.&nbsp; Colleges and university’s training tomorrows Emergency and Disaster Managers need to look broadly at the field, which includes the private sector.&nbsp; Delph added, “Ohio Christian University has been an industry leader in this area since starting their Disaster Management degree program. The Disaster Management program’s inclusion within <a href="http://www.ohiochristian.edu/business-government/business-government-christian-worldview">The School of Business and Government</a> made sure of that.” &nbsp; &nbsp;&nbsp;</p><p><span style="font-size: 14px; line-height: 23.9400005340576px;">Applications are being accepted now for the spring and fall terms!&nbsp;</span><a href="http://www.ohiochristian.edu/undergraduate/apply" style="margin: 0px; padding: 0px; font-size: 14px; line-height: 23.9400005340576px;">Apply online</a><span style="font-size: 14px; line-height: 23.9400005340576px;">, attend a&nbsp;</span><a href="http://www.ohiochristian.edu/attend-preview-day" style="margin: 0px; padding: 0px; font-size: 14px; line-height: 23.9400005340576px;">Preview Day</a><span style="font-size: 14px; line-height: 23.9400005340576px;">&nbsp;or&nbsp;</span><a href="http://www.ohiochristian.edu/undergraduate/request-information" style="margin: 0px; padding: 0px; font-size: 14px; line-height: 23.9400005340576px;">request more information</a><span style="font-size: 14px; line-height: 23.9400005340576px;">.&nbsp;</span></p> Undergraduate Business & Government Disaster Management Academics Mon, 05 Jan 2015 21:09:22 +0000 thicks 9093 at http://www.ohiochristian.edu Disaster Management Graduate Making a Splash in Private Sector Emergency Management http://www.ohiochristian.edu/undergraduate/news/disaster-management-graduate-making-splash-private-sector-emergency-management <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-image float-left"><img class="imagefield imagefield-field_image" width="720" height="960" alt="" src="http://www.ohiochristian.edu/sites/default/files/1653819_10153274412148662_5380843036863864572_n.jpg?1420491995" /></div><p>&nbsp;</p><p>Josh Delph had no idea as he walked across the stage to receive his degree in <a href="http://www.ohiochristian.edu/undergraduate/bachelor-arts/ba-disaster-management-relief-business">Disaster Management and Relief</a> that he would end up where he is today.&nbsp; Josh is currently the Environmental Field Service Supervisor with Clean Harbors.&nbsp; Clean Harbors is a leading provider in environmental, energy and industrial services throughout North America. &nbsp;The company responds to over 3 thousand emergencies each year and serves the majority of the Fortune 500 companies, numerous federal, state, provincial and local governmental agencies, and through its Safety-Kleen subsidiary, over 200,000 small and medium sized businesses.</p><p>As the field service supervisor, Josh is responsible for the supervision of multiple individuals as well as ensuring all health and safety requirements are followed. &nbsp;Josh credits his position with the knowledge and skills he acquired while at Ohio Christian University. &nbsp;Josh stated, “I was initially imagining a career in governmental service, but I think I have found my niche.”</p><p>While many of those seeking a degree in Disaster Management plan on going to work with faith-based organizations or the government, there is also the large and often untapped private sector.&nbsp; As businesses grow and expand, the importance of safety for their workers and continuity of operations during an emergency event becomes more vital.&nbsp; Colleges and university’s training tomorrows Emergency and Disaster Managers need to look broadly at the field, which includes the private sector.&nbsp; Delph added, “Ohio Christian University has been an industry leader in this area since starting their Disaster Management degree program. The Disaster Management program’s inclusion within <a href="http://www.ohiochristian.edu/business-government/business-government-christian-worldview">The School of Business and Government</a> made sure of that.” &nbsp; &nbsp;&nbsp;</p><p><span style="font-size: 14px; line-height: 23.9400005340576px;">Applications are being accepted now for the spring and fall terms!&nbsp;</span><a href="http://www.ohiochristian.edu/undergraduate/apply" style="margin: 0px; padding: 0px; font-size: 14px; line-height: 23.9400005340576px;">Apply online</a><span style="font-size: 14px; line-height: 23.9400005340576px;">, attend a&nbsp;</span><a href="http://www.ohiochristian.edu/attend-preview-day" style="margin: 0px; padding: 0px; font-size: 14px; line-height: 23.9400005340576px;">Preview Day</a><span style="font-size: 14px; line-height: 23.9400005340576px;">&nbsp;or&nbsp;</span><a href="http://www.ohiochristian.edu/undergraduate/request-information" style="margin: 0px; padding: 0px; font-size: 14px; line-height: 23.9400005340576px;">request more information</a><span style="font-size: 14px; line-height: 23.9400005340576px;">.&nbsp;</span></p> Undergraduate Business & Government Disaster Management Academics Mon, 05 Jan 2015 21:09:22 +0000 thicks 9093 at http://www.ohiochristian.edu Disaster Management Graduate Making a Splash in Private Sector Emergency Management http://www.ohiochristian.edu/undergraduate/news/disaster-management-graduate-making-splash-private-sector-emergency-management <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-image float-left"><img class="imagefield imagefield-field_image" width="720" height="960" alt="" src="http://www.ohiochristian.edu/sites/default/files/1653819_10153274412148662_5380843036863864572_n.jpg?1420491995" /></div><p>&nbsp;</p><p>Josh Delph had no idea as he walked across the stage to receive his degree in <a href="http://www.ohiochristian.edu/undergraduate/bachelor-arts/ba-disaster-management-relief-business">Disaster Management and Relief</a> that he would end up where he is today.&nbsp; Josh is currently the Environmental Field Service Supervisor with Clean Harbors.&nbsp; Clean Harbors is a leading provider in environmental, energy and industrial services throughout North America. &nbsp;The company responds to over 3 thousand emergencies each year and serves the majority of the Fortune 500 companies, numerous federal, state, provincial and local governmental agencies, and through its Safety-Kleen subsidiary, over 200,000 small and medium sized businesses.</p><p>As the field service supervisor, Josh is responsible for the supervision of multiple individuals as well as ensuring all health and safety requirements are followed. &nbsp;Josh credits his position with the knowledge and skills he acquired while at Ohio Christian University. &nbsp;Josh stated, “I was initially imagining a career in governmental service, but I think I have found my niche.”</p><p>While many of those seeking a degree in Disaster Management plan on going to work with faith-based organizations or the government, there is also the large and often untapped private sector.&nbsp; As businesses grow and expand, the importance of safety for their workers and continuity of operations during an emergency event becomes more vital.&nbsp; Colleges and university’s training tomorrows Emergency and Disaster Managers need to look broadly at the field, which includes the private sector.&nbsp; Delph added, “Ohio Christian University has been an industry leader in this area since starting their Disaster Management degree program. The Disaster Management program’s inclusion within <a href="http://www.ohiochristian.edu/business-government/business-government-christian-worldview">The School of Business and Government</a> made sure of that.” &nbsp; &nbsp;&nbsp;</p><p><span style="font-size: 14px; line-height: 23.9400005340576px;">Applications are being accepted now for the spring and fall terms!&nbsp;</span><a href="http://www.ohiochristian.edu/undergraduate/apply" style="margin: 0px; padding: 0px; font-size: 14px; line-height: 23.9400005340576px;">Apply online</a><span style="font-size: 14px; line-height: 23.9400005340576px;">, attend a&nbsp;</span><a href="http://www.ohiochristian.edu/attend-preview-day" style="margin: 0px; padding: 0px; font-size: 14px; line-height: 23.9400005340576px;">Preview Day</a><span style="font-size: 14px; line-height: 23.9400005340576px;">&nbsp;or&nbsp;</span><a href="http://www.ohiochristian.edu/undergraduate/request-information" style="margin: 0px; padding: 0px; font-size: 14px; line-height: 23.9400005340576px;">request more information</a><span style="font-size: 14px; line-height: 23.9400005340576px;">.&nbsp;</span></p> Undergraduate Business & Government Disaster Management Academics Mon, 05 Jan 2015 21:09:22 +0000 thicks 9093 at http://www.ohiochristian.edu Disaster Management Graduate Making a Splash in Private Sector Emergency Management http://www.ohiochristian.edu/undergraduate/news/disaster-management-graduate-making-splash-private-sector-emergency-management <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-image float-left"><img class="imagefield imagefield-field_image" width="720" height="960" alt="" src="http://www.ohiochristian.edu/sites/default/files/1653819_10153274412148662_5380843036863864572_n.jpg?1420491995" /></div><p>&nbsp;</p><p>Josh Delph had no idea as he walked across the stage to receive his degree in <a href="http://www.ohiochristian.edu/undergraduate/bachelor-arts/ba-disaster-management-relief-business">Disaster Management and Relief</a> that he would end up where he is today.&nbsp; Josh is currently the Environmental Field Service Supervisor with Clean Harbors.&nbsp; Clean Harbors is a leading provider in environmental, energy and industrial services throughout North America. &nbsp;The company responds to over 3 thousand emergencies each year and serves the majority of the Fortune 500 companies, numerous federal, state, provincial and local governmental agencies, and through its Safety-Kleen subsidiary, over 200,000 small and medium sized businesses.</p><p>As the field service supervisor, Josh is responsible for the supervision of multiple individuals as well as ensuring all health and safety requirements are followed. &nbsp;Josh credits his position with the knowledge and skills he acquired while at Ohio Christian University. &nbsp;Josh stated, “I was initially imagining a career in governmental service, but I think I have found my niche.”</p><p>While many of those seeking a degree in Disaster Management plan on going to work with faith-based organizations or the government, there is also the large and often untapped private sector.&nbsp; As businesses grow and expand, the importance of safety for their workers and continuity of operations during an emergency event becomes more vital.&nbsp; Colleges and university’s training tomorrows Emergency and Disaster Managers need to look broadly at the field, which includes the private sector.&nbsp; Delph added, “Ohio Christian University has been an industry leader in this area since starting their Disaster Management degree program. The Disaster Management program’s inclusion within <a href="http://www.ohiochristian.edu/business-government/business-government-christian-worldview">The School of Business and Government</a> made sure of that.” &nbsp; &nbsp;&nbsp;</p><p><span style="font-size: 14px; line-height: 23.9400005340576px;">Applications are being accepted now for the spring and fall terms!&nbsp;</span><a href="http://www.ohiochristian.edu/undergraduate/apply" style="margin: 0px; padding: 0px; font-size: 14px; line-height: 23.9400005340576px;">Apply online</a><span style="font-size: 14px; line-height: 23.9400005340576px;">, attend a&nbsp;</span><a href="http://www.ohiochristian.edu/attend-preview-day" style="margin: 0px; padding: 0px; font-size: 14px; line-height: 23.9400005340576px;">Preview Day</a><span style="font-size: 14px; line-height: 23.9400005340576px;">&nbsp;or&nbsp;</span><a href="http://www.ohiochristian.edu/undergraduate/request-information" style="margin: 0px; padding: 0px; font-size: 14px; line-height: 23.9400005340576px;">request more information</a><span style="font-size: 14px; line-height: 23.9400005340576px;">.&nbsp;</span></p> Undergraduate Business & Government Disaster Management Academics Mon, 05 Jan 2015 21:09:22 +0000 thicks 9093 at http://www.ohiochristian.edu New Students Arrive at OCU http://www.ohiochristian.edu/undergraduate/news/new-students-arrive-ocu-1 <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-image float-left"><img class="imagefield imagefield-field_image" width="758" height="518" alt="" src="http://www.ohiochristian.edu/sites/default/files/335_edit.jpg?1420489568" /></div><p style="margin: 0px 0px 1em; padding: 0px; font-size: 14px; line-height: 23.9400005340576px;">On Monday, January 5th, Ohio Christian University welcomed its new students to campus for the Spring Semester. The new students and their families packed up their cars and made their way to campus in the cold weather for Spring New Student Move In and Orientation. The staff and student leaders of OCU were waiting to welcome them to the OCU Family and help them get settled into life on campus.</p><p style="margin: 0px 0px 1em; padding: 0px; font-size: 14px; line-height: 23.9400005340576px;">All&nbsp;<a href="http://www.ohiochristian.edu/undergraduate" style="margin: 0px; padding: 0px;">Traditional Undergraduate&nbsp;</a>students will begin classes on Wednesday, January 7th to start the Spring Semester.</p><p style="margin: 0px 0px 1em; padding: 0px; font-size: 14px; line-height: 23.9400005340576px;"><span style="margin: 0px; padding: 0px; line-height: 23px;">Individuals interested in enrolling for the Spring 2014 Semester can still enroll until January 14th.</span><span style="margin: 0px; padding: 0px; line-height: 23px;">&nbsp;</span><a href="http://www.ohiochristian.edu/undergraduate/apply" style="margin: 0px; padding: 0px; line-height: 23px;">Apply online</a><span style="margin: 0px; padding: 0px; line-height: 23px;">&nbsp;or contact Traditional Admissions at 1-877-762-8669 or&nbsp;</span><a href="mailto:Enroll@OhioChristian.edu" style="margin: 0px; padding: 0px; line-height: 23px;">Enroll@OhioChristian.edu</a><span style="margin: 0px; padding: 0px; line-height: 23px;">&nbsp;to set up a registration appointment today!</span></p> Undergraduate Mon, 05 Jan 2015 19:37:41 +0000 rfulks 9092 at http://www.ohiochristian.edu Festival of Carols 2014 9th Annual Christmas Gift to the Community http://www.ohiochristian.edu/advancement/church-relations/chorale/news/festival-carols-2014-9th-annual-christmas-gift-community <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-image float-left"><img class="imagefield imagefield-field_image" width="700" height="349" title="Festival of Carols 20149th Annual Christmas Gift to the Community" alt="Festival of Carols 20149th Annual Christmas Gift to the Community" src="http://www.ohiochristian.edu/sites/default/files/IMG_7707e.jpg?1418853507" /></div><p>Ohio Christian University hosted its ninth annual Festivalof Carols and Messiah concert on December 6, 2014, in the beautifully decorat­ed Maxwell Center. Guests were treated to the artistry of the OCU Chorale, joined by members of the Circleville Community Choir and an excellent40-piece orches­tra including students, faculty members, and local musicians.&nbsp;</p><p>In the spirit of the season, the event was the university’s gift to the community with one request: guests were asked to bring canned food items to donate to local min­istries who support needy families. Those who arrived early enjoyed a prelude by the orchestra, along with other musicians and universi­ty ensembles.&nbsp;</p><div>Dr. Rodney Sones, Director of the OCU Chorale and Community Choir, led the evening’s music, which featured festive orches­trations of well-loved Christmas music, beautiful acapella numbers, and Christmas selections from Handel’s Messiah. Soloists for the evening included Carolyn Redman, Andrew Blosser, and Dione Bennett. Sones commented, "Once again, the OCU Chorale is enjoying a year of growth. We had tremendous fun preparing this year's concert. Community participation continues to bring many wonderful singers. We hope the concert was a blessing to all who joined us to celebrate the Christmas season."</div> Chorale Thu, 18 Dec 2014 12:00:00 +0000 kahoward 9077 at http://www.ohiochristian.edu