2023-24 Graduate Academic Catalog

Page 22 2023–24 Graduate Academic Catalog Student Services Campus Security Computer Help The Information Technology Help Desk may be reached by phone call or text message to 937-766-7905 or email at techhelp@cedarville.edu. Please identify yourself as a graduate student so that the staff can help you more efficiently. Accessing the comprehensive list of help pages answers many common problems: cedarville.edu/serveCU. Email Graduate students are provided a University email address using Google Apps. All official email correspondence from the University will be sent to this account. Check your account frequently. Access your University email account at cedarville. edu/google. Library The Centennial Library provides students with world-class information resources in physical and digital formats including printed books and journals, extensive e-book and e-journal collections, physical and digital media, and specialized, programspecific tools and databases. Through the library’s Research Center, library professionals provide research assistance in online and face-to-face modes to help students locate, use, and evaluate information. Librarians assist graduate faculty by providing research instruction and online tutorials to orient students to the library’s resources and effective research strategies. The library’s collections are supplemented by access to the resources of OhioLINK, a statewide network of 121 college and university libraries with more than 46 million library items available either online or through a statewide delivery system, identified through a centralized catalog. Through Digital Commons, the Library publishes both books and journals as well as storing and organizing over 55,000 digital items that constitute the university's institutional respository. To access the library’s catalog, online resources, services, and seek assistance, visit the library website at cedarville.edu/library. Recreation Center Cedarville University graduate students have full access to the campus recreation programs and facilities at no additional charge. The Recreation Center includes the 60,000-square-foot Doden Field House and the 28,000-square-foot Fitness Center. The Field House has a 200-meter indoor track along with four basketball/ tennis/volleyball courts. The Fitness Center has a 36-foot climbing wall, an exercise studio, three racquetball courts, a free-weight area, and more than 45 cardio machines. Your Cedarville University Graduate ID card is necessary to use the facility. For hours of operation and additional information, please visit cedarville.edu/reccenter. Campus Security Parking Registration All graduate students attending campus-based classes should register their vehicles with Campus Security. When registering students need to provide vehicle insurance information in addition to the make, model, color, and license plate number of the vehicle. Students will receive a parking permit to be placed on the front lower corner window on the driver's side of the vehicle. Vehicle registration and parking fee information are located online at cedarville.edu/CampusSecurity. Graduate ID Cards Every graduate student is required to have an ID card and may obtain one from the Campus Security department, located in the Stevens Student Center, or they can request the ID card online at cedarville.edu/IDphotogs. The first ID will be provided to you free of cost. A fee is required for replacements. You must have your ID to check books out of the Centennial Library. They also provide student discounts at area businesses, access to our fitness recreation building, and are a source of security identification. Security and Safety Security personnel are on duty on a 24/7 basis. To request an officer to assist for a door opening, report an emergency, etc., you may dial 999 from any campus telephone or call 937-239-6491 from off campus or a cell phone. Please dial 911 for police, fire, or medical emergency. Ministry Opportunities Cedarville University is dedicated to ministry involvement as a vital part of each student’s education and spiritual growth. Students are challenged to consider how their academic disciplines, interests, and abilities can be used to build relationships and share the Gospel with the people God intentionally places in their lives. Directed by the Associate Vice President for Christian Ministries and coordinated through 14 full-time staff members, Christian Ministries provides training and assistance to the hundreds of students who volunteer each year. Church Participation The New Testament picture of a Christian includes commitment to a local congregation of believers covenanted together around the study of the Word of God, the practice of believer’s baptism and the Lord’s Supper, and the proclamation of the Gospel (Matt. 26:26–29; 28:18–20; Eph. 4:1–6). The local church is God’s design for reaching the lost amongst the nations, growing His followers to spiritual maturity, providing for the needs of His children through fellowship, expressing love for God in worship, and meeting the needs of others through service (Matt. 16:13–20; 1 Cor. 12:12–28; Eph. 5:25–27). Therefore, we ask students to maintain the discipline of weekly corporate worship and service at a local evangelical church. Chapel Chapel is a defining part of the Cedarville campus experience. Chapel helps to build a sense of community at Cedarville University by providing a shared experience of worship, biblical teaching, testimonies, community, and prayer. While attendance is not required for graduate students unless otherwise noted by a particular degree program, they are welcome and encouraged to participate by attending chapel or viewing online (cedarville.edu/ chapel) as time allows. Personal Bible Study In addition to corporate worship experiences in church, students are encouraged to develop and maintain the discipline of personal Bible study. The daily habits we encourage are setting aside daily time for Bible reading, prayer, and Scripture memory (Psalm 119; 2 Tim. 3:14–17). Students should seek encouragement and accountability in these personal pursuits through their local church and others within the Cedarville community.