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February 22, 2024

Why We Celebrate Black History Month

Read about the origins of Black History Month, some people in history you may not have heard before, and why Black history should be celebrated year-round.


June 19, 2023

What is Juneteenth?

Read to learn more about the history and celebration of the newest federal holiday, Juneteenth.


May 13, 2022

From Gold and White to NFL’s Black and Gold

After ministering in local churches for nearly 20 years, Geneva College alumnus Kent Chevalier '99 accepted a unique ministry position as the chaplain for the NFL's Pittsburgh Steelers through the Athletes in Action organization. Chevalier and wife Erica support the players and their families during the season and raise their own support in the off season.


May 2, 2022

Trust This Season, Graduates

Though the path is uncertain, He knows the way, He created the path, and He already knows your destination. In the meantime, trust this season of graduation and rest in Him. Rest in His arms as you wait for the journey to begin.


March 16, 2022

Starting College as an Undeclared Major? 6 Things You Should Do First

When you’re starting college, you might not know what you want to focus on yet. That is completely normal and much more common than you might think. So, yes, you can start college as an undeclared major and many schools encourage this time of exploration. Geneva College even has a dedicated program for students with undeclared majors to help them identify God’s calling in their lives and careers.


January 30, 2022

Find Great Internships with These 8 Questions

One of the greatest ways to prepare for the job market after graduation is to participate in an internship program. If you’re new to the internship process, you probably have lots of questions.


May 7, 2021

Guide to Fun in Beaver County: Part 2

Arcade video games. Go-Karts. Trampolines. Ice cream. History. Need a place to get away from the books and papers for an afternoon of fun? Here's part 2 of your guide to the numerous places to visit in the Beaver Falls area.


April 22, 2021

Walk Where Jesus Walked: The Best of Israel Tour

As I walked the Via Dolorosa (The Way of Suffering), I was walking the very path of Christ from Palm Sunday to the crucifixion. As I stood in the remains of Jericho, I was reminded of God’s faithfulness in delivering the city into the hands of the Israelites. As I scooped water from the Jordan River, I was reminded that Christ is the living water. It was indeed the trip of a lifetime and my faith will forever be changed because of it.

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March 5, 2021

Lessons for Leaders from Cain and Abel

How should leaders deal with difficult situations in difficult times? Geneva College’s John Gallo and Jenna Bieber provide a guidebook for leaders. "Lessons from Cain and Abel to Guide Leaders Through Turbulent Times" walks readers through the account of Cain and Abel to teach leaders the importance of justice, mercy, harmony and equality.


February 4, 2021

7 Famous Heroes to Learn About During Black History Month

Each February, the U.S. recognizes the importance of African Americans throughout our country’s history with Black History Month. This month provides us with a time to celebrate the accomplishments and achievements of African American heroes and learn more about their impact on our nation. As part of this month-long celebration, find out more about some of the most important historical figures who have played an important role in U.S. history.


January 19, 2021

8 Ways to get Refocused After Coming Back from Holiday Break

Breaks are important. They help you to recharge. They give your brain a chance to rest. But getting back into the groove of going to classes and hitting the books after a holiday break can be difficult.


February 29, 2020

Things to Do on Leap Day

Happy Leap Day! Every four years for those following the Gregorian Calendar, there is an extra day in February to keep time with the earth's annual trip around the sun. Here are some interesting facts about Leap Day and some suggestions for things you can do with that extra 24 hours this year.


January 31, 2020

How to Use Your Enneagram to Be a Better Student

What is the enneagram test? It is a test to assess your social psychology based on how you learned to adapt to your early childhood environment. Using your type description, strengths, weaknesses and tendencies, you can learn more about yourself and begin to understand how to be a better student.

Campus Life Uncategorized

January 24, 2020

Guide to Fun in Beaver County

Whether looking forward to attending Geneva College next fall or coming to visit the campus throughout the rest of the winter or in the spring, you may be wondering what there is to do in the Beaver Falls and Beaver County area. Look no further.


November 18, 2019

Being recruited by college coaches – What do I need to know?

You have honed your skills, worked on your craft and done everything your coaches have told you to do. Now you are ready to showcase your talents in front of college coaches. What are coaches looking for in a potential recruit and what's most important to you when choosing a school?


March 8, 2019

On International Women’s Day, We Celebrate Women Who are Willing to Serve

Annually on March 8 we celebrate the accomplishments of women and their contributions worldwide!


February 20, 2019

Balancing the Scales on Feb. 20, World Day of Social Justice

February 20 marks the observation of World Social Justice Day


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. 

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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.


October 2, 2018

Mastering the Art of the College Paper: Tips and Tricks

It is an inevitable fact you will write papers during your college career. Here are some tips to make them successful.


June 13, 2018

Understanding the Opioid Epidemic

As Christians, love should be at the forefront of our approach toward people living with addiction. The Holy Spirit has the power to change lives, so we need to be praying for both those suffering from addiction and those people who love them and are trying to save the lives of the addicted.


May 18, 2017

A Practical Perspective from a Workaday Scientist

The Preface of the book In Global Warming We Trust: Too Big To Fail by Anthony J. Sadar, Geneva College Part-time Faculty and Meteorologist, and Stairway Press.


April 26, 2017

Six Tips to A Winning Resume

We all are looking for ways to stand out from the crowd. Although adding unconventional fonts, colors, and formatting seems like a great idea, is that what a recruiter is looking for? Here are some helpful tips for a winning resume.

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April 21, 2017

Ten Remarkable Facts About Our Planet

With the 47th Earth day soon approaching, we take a moment to appreciate and be reminded of our duty as Christians to conserve and properly steward the creation freely given to us.

Graduate Studies Uncategorized

February 10, 2017

What Made George Washington Such a Great Leader

As we celebrate President’s Day this month, let's focus on a remarkable man and a great leader, George Washington. There are clear lessons to be learned from Washington’s leadership that apply to leaders today.

College Preparation Uncategorized

January 30, 2017

5 Keys to Building Stronger Friendships In Adulthood

Making friends usually comes pretty easy when you’re young. Making and continuing friendships can be more challenging as you grow older and go through changes. This blog will teach ways to make strong friendships in adulthood


January 23, 2017

Useful Strategies For Sticking to Your Goals

A new year presents a new beginning and a new opportunity to chase after your most ambitious dreams. Goal setting is only natural when a new year arrives, but unfortunately, most people find it equally natural to ditch their goals after a few weeks or months. A report from the University of Scranton indicates that 92 percent of those who set New Year's resolutions fail to achieve them. With the right approach, however, you can be part of the hallowed 8 percent of people who actually achieve their resolutions.


December 26, 2016

How Geneva Prepares English Majors for Success

Few academic endeavors match the satisfaction of analyzing a complicated work of literature or writing a perfectly phrased essay. In addition to delivering a personal feeling of accomplishment, these skills also translate to success in the workforce, as indicated by a recent survey from the National Association of Colleges and Employers, which examined the starting salaries of several different college majors.


December 7, 2016

Make 2017 a Year-Long Random Act of Kindness

We just never know when a warm smile or a comforting touch could be the very thing that turns a person’s day around. When one compliment, delivered with compassionate authenticity, can lift them out of a dark funk into the light.


November 18, 2016

Spotlight On Criminal Justice: Why Seek a Criminal Justice Degree?

If you are interested in making a difference and helping communities in desperate need of safety and security, you are a great candidate for the Criminal Justice degree program at Geneva College. While enrolled in this program, you will gain a faith-based understanding of the current criminal justice system, as well as insight from some of the industry's most influential figures.


October 21, 2016

STEM Major Consideration: Reasons To Pursue an Education and Career in STEM

Job prospects are promising for STEM graduates, but as with any college major, it is not wise to blindly stumble into STEM just because you think you'll have an easier time landing a job. Your major is an important decision that deserves a lot of thought. That being said, if you have an appreciation for math, engineering, or applied science, STEM may be the way to go. Keep the following considerations in mind as you make your final decision.


June 21, 2016

Program Spotlight: Sport Management

From Little League to college athletics, sports have had a huge impact in your life. Your athletic pursuits have taught you the value of perseverance and teamwork -- and kept you in peak physical shape. Now, you're eager to help others achieve athletic glory, all while pursuing an exciting career in sports management.


May 24, 2016

Program Spotlight: Business/Aviation

If you're looking to combine your interest in aviation with a well-rounded business education, your best bet is Geneva College's Business Aviation program, which provides the business education needed to broaden an otherwise narrow career path. The dual-degree program is run in partnership with the Community College of Beaver County (CCBC), which is home to the nation's top aviation program. Enrolled students emerge with a thorough understanding of aviation technology, as well as a more comprehensive business background that can be used to transition into a variety of rewarding career fields. All this is done with the distinctively Christ-centered perspective that is the bedrock of a of a Geneva education.


May 19, 2016

How to Stay Motivated

When the weather is gorgeous and you have a serious case of spring fever, it can be very difficult to stay inside and study. Unfortunately, while you had your parents there to whip you into shape in high school and a supervisor to do the same at work, you're all on your own when it comes to college coursework. If you're struggling to stay motivated, try implementing these tips into your study routine.


April 8, 2016

How Can You Be a Better Leader?

Are you a leader? Many people believe being a leader is something you are either born to do or not. That’s not the case. In fact, even those who have a natural talent to lead others consistently need to work to improve those skills and enhance their ability to continuously lead in a positive and even Christian manner. What can you do to become a better leader?


February 24, 2016

Geneva College Receives High Honors for Value, Academic Excellence and Beauty

Our Christ-centered academic community’s mission is to provide a comprehensive education that equips students for faithful and fruitful service to God and neighbor. Geneva is honored to be recognized for our efforts with several recent commendations.


February 19, 2016

Patriotism at Geneva

Geneva’s activity in assisting in the war effort during WW II should inspire the college community today to be aware of what the men and women of Geneva have sacrificed. These sacrifices were made so that we might have an incredible, Christ-centered education. For the veterans studying alongside us in the classroom, thank you for your service and for being a part of the history that makes Geneva proud to continuously support the armed forces.


February 16, 2016

Program Spotlight: Biomedical Engineering

Were you born with a fascination for scientific research coupled with natural technical aptitude? Do you intend to make a powerful difference in the lives of many people by using your God-given gifts to create groundbreaking and life-saving technologies? If you’re nodding your head an enthusiastic “Yes!” – biomedical engineering might be a perfect fit for you.


December 21, 2015

Preparing for the Professional World

College is an incredibly important time in your life. You leave home for the first time with the hope of walking across that glorious graduation stage, taking your hard-earned diploma in hand and diving head first into your lifelong career. Academic success is important, but the experience you accumulate in college is much more important to launch your professional life. Here are four ways to make the most of your college experience.


November 12, 2015

Where to Get Help for Depression

Forty-four percent of American college students report feeling symptoms of depression. Geneva's Health and Wellness Center provides students free, confidential counseling services conducted in a manner consistent with the Christian philosophy of the college. Services include assessment, crisis intervention, individual and group counseling, referral and advocacy, and training and consultation.


November 11, 2015

All About Veterans Day

American people love heroes: soaring superhumans, stand-out civilians, and—most of all—stalwart soldiers. Each and every day, the United States is indebted to the legion of people who have served in the U.S. Armed Forces. And, on one specific day, the country honors every single one of those brave heroes. That day is Veterans Day. Every year, Veterans Day is held on November 11th; it also happens to coincide with two other global holidays that reflect on wars and the people who fight in them—Remembrance Day and Armistice Day.

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