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Everyday Living

February 17, 2019

What Does Biblical Kindness Look Like?

National Random Acts of Kindness Day is observed on February 17, Kindness is a lifestyle. It is a daily practice. It is a choice. As Christians we are to grow in the fruit of the spirit – love, joy, peace, patience, goodness, faithfulness, gentleness, self-control, and kindness – and growth takes time.

Everyday Living

February 14, 2019

Don't Hate on Valentine's Day... Create!

Happy Valentine’s Day!!!! While many people say they “hate” this holiday or that it is only a commercial holiday created for sales purposes, it can also be a wonderful time to show those around you how much you care for them.  God loved us so much that he sent his son to die for us.

Campus Life

February 11, 2019

Geneva Core Values: Inspire Vibrant Hospitality

When the Geneva community gathers over a meal these days, they swallow hospitality bite by bite, cooked up by Pioneer’s Executive Chef Tom Schlotter. Meals at Alexander Dining Hall and the many banquets on campus are made with the diners in mind – colorful, nutritious, creative food served in a welcoming atmosphere.

Campus Life

February 4, 2019

Discovering the Soul of Leadership at Geneva College

Every Tuesday night, CCO staff person Caleb Musselman stands in front of 100 Geneva College student-athletes at their weekly fellowship gathering and makes this announcement. His message is intentional, its repetition underlining the priorities of athlete ministry at Geneva College.

Biblical Wisdom

February 1, 2019

Proverbs 20:4 – The sluggard does not plow in the autumn . . .

A farmer who failed to plow in the fall found plowing in Israel’s rainy winter, or in America’s muddy spring, difficult. He could not reasonably expect much of a harvest. When does a person “plow” in our society?

Study Abroad

January 31, 2019

Broaden Your Summer Horizons by Studying Abroad

Are you looking for a way to combine your love of travel with the passion of pursuing your degree? Maybe studying abroad this summer is just what you need!

Program Spotlight

January 29, 2019

Program Spotlight: How Geneva College Equips Aspiring Educators for Success in a Demanding and Rewarding Field

Why education? While it is a demanding career field, it also comes with a deeply rewarding satisfaction. Geneva's highly respected Department of Education would be happy to equip you with the skills for your career path.

Campus Life

January 23, 2019

The Harlem Globetrotters: Uniting a Divided World

What better place for a professional basketball team to compete than the birthplace of college basketball? On February 5, 2019, the internationally renowned Harlem Globetrotters will hit Geneva’s courts combining athleticism, theater and comedy as they play on the historic site that set college basketball in motion.


January 22, 2019

New Year's Plans for Your Business

There is no greater time than the present to write out the path of your own success!


January 21, 2019

Martin Luther King Jr.'s Dream in 2019: How Christians Can Draw Inspiration from MLK's Faith

As we take the day to commemorate the legacy of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr., we also encourage you to reflect on the progress our nation has made - and the challenges we continue to face - with respect to civil rights and social justice.


January 17, 2019

A Fantasy Friendship: Tolkien and Lewis

For many of us J. R. R. Tolkien and C. S. Lewis wrote life-changing literature. These men created for generations of story-lovers timeless tales of adventure, heroism and most importantly friendship.  Perhaps they could not have done this if the two of them had not themselves lived out the grand adventure of friendship together. 

The College

January 15, 2019

Geneva Core Values: Honor One Another

As the college nurse, her responsibility is to take care of the body.  That includes wounds, colds, flus, broken bones, infections, chronic health conditions and much more. However, she says she never sees the students, treats them and lets them go without finding out more about them. She decided early on to look at each student as the unique, individual person of God that he or she is.

Campus Life

January 11, 2019

Jump In: Start Your Semester Off Right

The new semester begins. For some of you it may be your last college semester ever. For others, it is your first. No matter – we all need to jump in to the routine now, and here are the three most important things you can do to get a great start – and they are aimed at mind, body and soul.


January 9, 2019

The Promise

With the promises of God as a model of authenticity and commitment, Geneva is happy to be a Preferred College Partner of The Pittsburgh Promise. This program promotes high educational aspirations among urban youth, funds scholarships for college, and fuels a prepared and diverse workforce in the Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania region.

College Admissions

January 7, 2019

Hottest Majors in 2019

So, what’s the big deal about a major? And how do you get one? Choosing a major IS a big decision. But it is not the end-all, be-all of existence either. There is so much more to life than just your major, so remember that in the process. Start with research... here are some of the hottest majors in 2019 and beyond.

The College

January 5, 2019

The Car with the Rumble Seat

At the close of my first year at seminary, I decided that I needed a car for transportation. Money was scarce, but in some way I had accumulated $35. I began visiting used car lots, but everything was above my price range. Finally I did find car—a 1928 Ford Coupe. It was a robin’s egg blue and had a rumble seat.

Biblical Wisdom

January 2, 2019

Proverbs 19:4 -- Wealth makes many friends...

Men’s love of one another is so weak that if someone falls into poverty, whether through business failure or illness, even old friends find reasons not to contact him. Who wants to hear tales of woe? Who wants to see needs he should help alleviate? Not many!

Everyday Living

December 21, 2018

Making Resolutions That Stick in the New Year

As January approaches we suggest you shift your mindset heading into the New Year!


December 17, 2018

The Stigma Around Mental Illness for Christians

“My challenge to the Church is that we might move beyond the whispering, the silence, the shame and the stigma. Instead, let us understand and show others that Jesus came seeking, saving and serving the lost and broken people around Him. We honor Christ when we join in His mission by doing the same.” - Dr. Ed Stetzer

Campus Life

December 12, 2018

Finishing the Race

One day we’re gonna look back and wonder how our college years flew by so fast, so make the most of these final weeks of a semester. And remember that no matter what your final grade is, your identity is not found in your class-room performance, but in Christ.