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November 26, 2019

Who is Gerstner?

The John H. Gerstner Collection was installed in 2019 as a permanent fixture in Geneva College's McCartney Library. Open to students and scholars alike, the Gerstner Collection is a treasure of materials dedicated to reformed evangelicalism. With a little background on the man and his raison d'etre in theological circles, Geneva students might be more inclined to engage with this exciting, new resource.

The College

November 11, 2019

For Christ and Country

Pro Christo et Patria is more than just a motto; it is a way of life for the Geneva College Community. Geneva students and alumni have a rich history of service to both Christ and Country and that is something that to be celebrated every day and especially on Veteran's Day.

The College

September 28, 2019

Homecoming for All

Homecoming and Family Weekend is a time that Geneva remembers and appreciates all the past graduates that have walked on and off of the campus as years goes by. Those alumni will always be considered part of the Geneva community. For current students there is much that can me taken away from this event, as well.

The College

July 18, 2019

Did You Know? Five Fun Facts About Geneva’s History (Part 2)

Throughout Geneva’s history there are some crazy, funny, and interesting occurrences. Five Fun Fact About Geneva’s History (Part 1) was posted a little while ago. However, there are too many interesting facts about Geneva to stop there! So, here is a part two of five fun facts about Geneva College.

Everyday Living The College

May 27, 2019

Graduation: Now What?

Graduation day - the moment you’ve been waiting for is finally here. For four years, you’ve dreamed of this day, and with end in sight, you powered through. As graduation and the accompanying elation pass and you are sitting in the after-party quiet, you stare at the hanging diploma, and for the first time it hits you – It’s. All. Over.

Everyday Living The College

May 11, 2019

The Future: A Graduation Poem

Seven semesters down One to go lies ahead What to do when all papers are written, Tests taken, and books read Graduation is coming Whether I like it or not Soon I’ll receive the diploma For which I labored and fought   I can’t believe it’s almost here Like a lifetime in the blink of an eye Getting sentimental already I will not start to cry

The College

April 24, 2019

Quest Trip: Serving in Memphis

Myranda Shymansky, a senior Student Ministry Major at Geneva College, spent her Spring Break on Quest Trip with 10 classmates to Memphis, Tennessee, for a week of service and immersion into the city’s culture.

Campus Life The College

April 5, 2019

Geneva Core Values: Foster Academic Strength

The Chemistry Department’s academic rigor as an ACS-approved program continues on through the dedication and hard work of the faculty, but the success of the program would be impossible without the intellect, willingness and perseverance of Geneva students.

Higher Education Humanities and Liberal Arts The College

April 3, 2019

A Year of Celebration in the English Department

The Geneva College English Department has the privilege of celebrating both the literature and the people who have been instrumental in helping students understand the question of what it means to be human. At the annual Geneva Reading Series, which takes place April 5, 2019 at 7 p.m. in John White Chapel, these conveyances will be honored. 

The College

March 14, 2019

Welcome Pi(e) Day

March 14 is the famous Pi (π) Day, as in the mathematical constant 3.1415926535. If math isn’t your thing don’t worry! There are plenty of ways to enjoy this fun day and have an excuse to eat a little more sugar than normal.One key way that π day is celebrated is through the eating, making and general enjoyment of a dessert known by the same name: pie. This delicious sweet treat comes in many flavors and is one of America’s classics.

Faith The College

March 8, 2019

How God Moved Big Daddy Weave Closer to Their Fans

Mike Weaver and the members of contemporary Christian band Big Daddy Weave came to a point in which they thought it might be time to dissolve the group. Mike felt hopeless, thinking maybe the band had given all they could. One night at a concert, Mike was moved by God to do something he'd never done before.

The College

February 26, 2019

A Foundation for a Right to Education

Celebrating Black History Month - Geneva College has always had a desire to serve a vastly diverse student body. After the Civil War ended, there was push to re-open the doors of the college. This desire for re-establishment had three motivations. 

Campus Life The College

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 Faith The College

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.

Campus Life Study Abroad The College

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.

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.

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.

Campus Life Higher Education The College

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.

The College

December 7, 2018

Geneva Core Values: Pursue Godly Wisdom

Dr. K strenuously preserved the life of the mind. And that energetic life does not end in her mind—she put flesh and bone onto ideas, and a beautiful body it made. She handled things reverently, noticing God in the works we read, the prayer requests we offered, the papers we turned in.

The College

November 19, 2018

Geneva Core Values: Engage Culture Faithfully

Rev. Dr. Richard Wingfield felt God’s call in the 1970s but tried to ignore it. Now, 36 years later, Rev. Wingfield is senior pastor of Unity Baptist Church in Braddock, PA, after studying at the Center for Urban Biblical Ministry (CUBM), Geneva’s partner in engaging urban culture through education and credentialing of church ministers and lay leaders.

The College Uncategorized

November 12, 2018

Honoring Veterans of the Armed Forces

Geneva seeks to honor our veterans through faithful living and working alongside our fellow neighbors and reflecting on their service and sacrifice of those who have served or are serving in the armed forces. The college invites veterans seeking a college education to learn more about Christ-centered education at Geneva College.

The College

October 23, 2018

Geneva Core Values: Serve with Grace

Dr. Elaine Hockenberger would go on to steward Geneva’s Speech Pathology program (now Communication Disorders) and serve her students and co-workers with grace for more than 30 years. Amy Spangenberg ’14 says, “During class, outside of class and during the graduate school application process, Dr. H rejoiced with and prayed for her students.”

The College

October 5, 2018

Welcome Home!

Home is not dependent on the place one was raised, or the college one chooses to attend. Rather, it has everything to do with the people who make the home what it is. Geneva College is a place of welcome, and I felt that my very first day here as a freshman.

The College

October 3, 2018

Hitchhiking: Summer 1930

In the Depression years, hitchhiking was a common means of transportation. In the summer of 1930, on my way from Geneva College in Western Pennsylvania to my home in Colorado, I decided to hitchhike. One day of travel stands out in my memory.

The College

September 11, 2018

Geneva College and The Psalms

Geneva College student musical groups, the touring concert choir The Genevans and musical ministry New Song, feature a capella Psalm-singing, introducing audiences all over the world to the richness, beauty and blessings of Psalms to music.

Biblical Wisdom Higher Education Program Spotlight The College

July 17, 2018

Three Crucial Communication Classes

When I think about the classes that have been the most important in getting me to think as a communication major and prepare me for the future, these are the three that come to mind.

The College

July 5, 2018

Why I Come Back to Geneva Each Year

As each school year approaches, I no longer dread the end of summer vacation the way I did in high school. Geneva College has given me a lot to be thankful to and look forward to each year, and it has given me a lot of reasons to keep coming back.

The College

June 5, 2018

Why Do Geneva Students Do So Well?

Geneva asks a lot of students, but we also offer high levels of support so students can accomplish more in their post-secondary years than just "get through" college. It’s important that students use this time to prepare for who they will become, which includes a career and also so much more.

Program Spotlight The College

April 10, 2018

A Choir for Christ and Country

Geneva College was founded by people who loved to sing. They sang because they loved Christ and His Word. The particular mission of The Genevans to glorify God and minister to people through the gift of music shares in the college’s heritage.

The College

April 5, 2018

Tuition Freedom Day

Geneva celebrates Tuition Freedom Day on the day in the academic year in which tuition stops paying for a student’s education, and support from donors takes over – making a Geneva education possible for the remainder of the year.

Faith The College

February 12, 2018

How Faith Is Nurtured at Geneva College

Geneva College nurtures a growing faith in students through numerous opportunities to know God and others better and to learn how to be a Christian in every situation .

Campus Life The College

February 1, 2018

Geneva Men’s Volleyball: A New Beginning

Coming in spring 2019, Geneva men will upgrade their volleyball from the club sport level to the NCAA Division III varsity level. Geneva's club men’s volleyball team is nothing short of dominant, and Geneva students expect that high caliber of men's volleyball play to continue in the AMCC.

The College

January 5, 2018

Distinguished Geneva Alumni Honored

Along with the lifetime services and resources available to alumni, each year Geneva College recognizes a few of them for their distinguished service.

College Preparation Higher Education The College

September 5, 2017

A Student's Experience in Geneva's L&T

I recall the benefits of L&T when thinking about the week I turned in my first college paper and took my first college test. I did not receive the grades expected. It wasn’t until the following week’s L&T class that I was able to put some of my worries to rest.

Faith Higher Education The College

August 27, 2017

On What Should a Christian College Be Grounded?

On the cusp of a new academic year here at Geneva College, I'm reflecting about the question: "On what should a Christian college be grounded?"

Humanities and Liberal Arts The College

August 11, 2017

My Favorite Class at Geneva College

If anyone had reason to feel challenged, it was me. I took my first humanities class as one of three night classes in the spring semester of my freshman year. But what happened was surprising.

Program Spotlight The College

July 7, 2017

Human Services - Coursework that Changes Lives

Human Service Majors at Geneva College take HSV 303: Agency Field Experience. The course gives students practical experience delivering human services in diverse settings... and it makes changes in the students' and children's lives.

Higher Education Humanities and Liberal Arts The College

June 13, 2017

Here's the biggest reason liberal arts still matter

The darkness many of us feel today, in an age marked by so vicious and spurious a form of "realism," may in part be the fruit of the liberal arts fading among us, leaving us, inevitably, less free.

Adult Students Higher Education The College

May 25, 2017

I’m not a Christian. Why should I complete my bachelor’s degree from a Christian college?

A Geneva College ADP major is NOT a “Bible” degree. All our majors are in professional fields like human resources, management, organizational leadership, criminal justice, child and family services, aging services and public relations.

The College

April 19, 2017

Happy 169th Birthday, Geneva!

April is an important month in the history of Geneva College! On Thursday, April 20, 1848, Geneva Hall, staffed by a president and two faculty members, opened its doors in Northwood, Ohio, to a student body of 42.

The College

March 15, 2017

Did You Know? Five Fun Facts about Geneva’s History

Here are five fun facts about Geneva’s history that will make you a Geneva trivia expert - and you may even stump your professor.

Campus Life The College

November 15, 2016

Geneva College: Beautiful Campus

Geneva College has made the top 10 of two ranking lists for the beauty of our campus - #9 in the world and #6 in the U.S.

The College

November 11, 2016

Taking Care of Veterans

Veterans Day is a time to take stock of how we are taking care of our veterans. Geneva College appreciates our veterans who are returning from war and those who have completed their service commitments by helping them get a high-quality, affordable education.

Campus Life Higher Education Study Abroad The College

November 2, 2016

Distinctive Learning at Geneva and Beyond

Geneva College has once again been recognized as a College of Distinction for 2016-2017 in the Overall, Pennsylvania and Christian College categories. Geneva provides “an innovative, engaged experience that prepares student for successful careers, active citizenship, and lifelong learning.” Let’s dig into this a little deeper...

The College

October 12, 2016

Afraid of the Radio

Beaver County Radio was going to be at Homecoming and they wanted to talk to some current students about their experience at Geneva. I left the office thinking about the interview. Perhaps I would be good at it, but what if I said something silly on air? Maybe this wasn’t such a good idea after all.

The College

October 5, 2016

Realizations at Geneva’s Presidential Inauguration

The inauguration of Geneva College's new president is a big deal, a new beginning, a change in priorities, and a re-commitment to the mission of the school. Here are some realizations that came to mind during all of the pomp and circumstance.

The College

September 5, 2016

Looking Back at Geneva’s Presidents

As Geneva College prepares for the inauguration of its twentieth president this month, we look back on the leaders who helped shape its 168-year history of providing Christ-centered, academically excellent education.

The College

June 27, 2016

Old Main, 135 Years at the Heart of Geneva College

Next time you are on campus, whether you are a visitor or a student who calls Geneva home, please stop and take a moment to appreciate Old Main and the history it represents.

Faith President's Desk The College

May 20, 2016

Geneva Values

Geneva does not do “values,” those expressions of positive-sounding qualities, like “strong work ethic” or “tolerance.” “Values” float untethered, without foundation, certainty, or permanence. Whether held by individuals or groups, “values” reflect mere human preference and assertion, changeable according to current fashion. Instead of “values,” Geneva has God’s eternal Word, which teaches what Christians have long called virtues, qualities of mind and habit that imitate Christ, such as love, joy, peace, and patience.

Faith President's Desk The College

April 27, 2016

Sexual Identity

In our day, people loudly assert novel ideas about sexual identity and gender, often with a show of scholarly wisdom centered in universities, with considerable help from popular entertainment and news media, and more recently from major corporations. United States law made at all levels, both by legislative bodies and courts, and enforced with regulations promulgated by administrative agencies, often supports these novel ideas, while people who continue to assert older ideas about sexual identity are shamed as ignorant and persecuting bigots.