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New opportunities in the arts

Geneva College signs to new opportunities in the arts with the Art Institute of Pittsburgh.

Thanks to a renewed affiliation agreement  between Geneva College and The Art Institute of Pittsburgh, a number of new communications programs are now available for Geneva students. These include advertising, digital media production, fashion and retail management, game art and design, graphic design, interior design, media arts and animation, photography, and visual effects and motion graphics.

“This affiliation has been around since the late 1980s or early 1990s but has never really been understood,” says Todd Allen, chair of the Geneva College communications department. “We’re hoping that this new agreement makes the program more understandable and accessible to Geneva College students.”

The program will follow a study-abroad format, allowing Geneva College students to study at The Art Institute for up to one year. The Art Institute students will also be able to take classes on the Geneva College campus.

Leah Kiehl, a sophomore communications major, is looking forward to attending The Art Institute in the fall. “As I look into a career in event planning, the courses I take at The Art Institute will make me more marketable and credible in the field,” she says.

In addition to giving students access to art programs not offered at Geneva College, the renewed affiliation agreement provides them with more networking opportunities. With The Art Institute’s portfolio program, prospective employers can easily see work from students and conduct interviews on campus.

According to Allen, Geneva’s affiliation with The Art Institute will open up new courses of study for students, while continuing to give them a base of Christian education. “As an institution that specializes in the arts, AIP has greater resources than we do at Geneva,” he says. “As Geneva enters this agreement, our mission continues to be to equip Christians for whatever career path they may choose.”

The Art Institute of Pittsburgh is regionally accredited by the Middle States Commission on Higher Education and maintains programmatic accreditation by the American Culinary Federation and the Council for Interior Design Accreditation.

– Sarah Phillips

Beyond the Bend rounds the final corner

New entrance to Reeves Field

Weather permitting, this year’s commencement ceremony will be held in Reeves Field. As graduating seniors step across the turf to receive their diplomas, they will say good-bye to a very different campus than the one that welcomed them as freshmen.

After over four years of planning, fundraising and construction, the Geneva College Beyond the Bend campaign is nearing completion. The notorious “S-bend” that once divided the campus has been rerouted, creating a safer, quieter environment for students and staff. The light at the 31st Street intersection now provides traffic control and a safe crosswalk for students.

Reeves Field has undergone extensive renovations, such as state-of-the-art synthetic turf, a Veterans Plaza, a new press box and an arched, wrought-iron entrance. Other improvements include new visitors bleachers, a new score board, new fencing, and a new north-end wall. And, for the first time in a decade, Geneva College's women’s softball team has a home field.

Beyond the Bend is now coming to the end of Phase II. “The renovations to Reeves Field are complete, and construction crews are currently working on a main campus entrance to welcome visitors and give the college a clearer presence in the community, says Jim Prince, Vice President of Operations. The entrance will consist of an iron archway spelling out "Geneva College" and leading to an entry boulevard and roundabout flag plaza.

“Our goal is to complete the new entrance boulevard and archway, the rotary in front of Old Main, and the road in front of Reeves Field in time for Commencement on May 16,” Prince says. “Construction on the pedestrian mall and parking lot will begin right after graduation." The projected completion date for the entire Beyond the Bend project is August 2009.

Click here to watch a photo slideshow of the Beyond the Bend project.



Founders Day celebrates Geneva's past and futureFounders Day celebrates Geneva's past and future
Louise Marshall graduated from Geneva College in 1959, a time when the entire student body could still fit in Old Main Chapel.

Meet the Parents Regional ReceptionsSharing the voice of experience
Regional receptions 
provide insight for prospective students and their parents.

Angelica MazzariniA Christian foundation for the sciences 
“I chose Geneva for its distinctly Christian attitude towards education,” says junior biology major Angelica Mazzarini.

Wilderness trips help students cut the clutterPisgah cuts the clutter 
Students gain new perspectives on spring break wilderness trips. 


Colloquia SeriesThink. Engage. Discuss.
The Colloquia Series invites members of the campus and community to engage in culture-shaping issues.

Good old-fashioned technologyGood old-fashioned technology
Students and seniors connect through a high-tech version of bowling.

Tiger Pause builds concrete life skillsTiger Pause builds concrete life skills
Sledgehammers swinging, boys in Beaver Falls are learning how hard work can help their city and themselves.


He's BaaaackHe's Baaaack
Galbreath returns to the sidelines for women’s basketball.

Heading south has become a necessity for spring teams.Hope springs eternal
Heading south has become a necessity for spring teams.


Finding direction in life’s changesFinding direction in life’s changes
Monika Hupe had just completed her associate degree in mathematics and had aspirations to become a teacher.

Such DevotionSuch devotion
Research says that animals are good for your health and I absolutely agree.



Crossroads, Geneva College’s center for off-campus studies, recently held a contest to find the year’s best study-abroad photos.

First place pictured
“The Road to Heaven” (New Zealand)
Jenn Lyle is a senior business major. She studied in New Zealand through a partnership program with Arcadia University.

Second place
“Tasmanian Flower” (Australia)
Ken Kearney is a senior student ministry major and spent a semester in Australia through Arcadia University.

Staff Choice Award
“Red Square at Night” (Moscow, Russia)
Becca Close is a senior elementary education major. She studied in Lithuania through LLC International University.


Therefore confess your sins to each other and pray for each other so that you may be healed. The prayer of a righteous man is powerful and effective. – James 5:16

  • Praise God for the safe return of all the students, faculty and staff who traveled during spring break.
  • Many of our students did ministry work during the week of spring break. Please ask for God’s continued work in the lives of these students and the people they served.
  • Pray for God’s watchful care over students, families and alumni affected by job loss or decreased income.
  • Please remember all of our traditional undergraduate, adult degree completion and graduate students who will be graduating this spring. We are thankful for their time spent here at Geneva College, and excited to see how God will continue to shape their lives.

How can we can pray for you?

The marketing and institutional advancement offices pray every week for students, faculty, alumni and friends of the college, and other prayer meetings also take place regularly on campus.

Click here to send us your prayer requests.


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