Torch, Summer 1987

I Campus News FRIENDS GIVE LIBRARY CHALLENGE GRANT As the $4.35 million new Centennial Library nears completion, special friends of the College have offered to help complete the funding of the structure. They are extending a challenge grant of $350,000 which will be given to the College if other gifts and commit– ments for the Library total $4 million by January 1988. Gifts committed before the first of the year for payment in 1988 also can be counted toward this goal. If donors are employed by companies which match gifts, the matching contribution can also count toward completing the Centennial Library. TORCH readers may have an important part in this Fund for a Quality Finish. The college needs to receive about $600 ,000 to complete the project and to fulfill the challenge . Will you help today? Please use the envelope enclosed with this TORCH issue to send your gift to the College. If you desire more information, please contact: Development Department, Cedarville College, Box 601, Cedarville, OH 45314 or phone (513)766-2211. CEDARVILLE GRADUATES 400 During the 9lst annual commencement exercises, Cedarville College graduated its largest class and con– ferred two honorary doctorates. Recipient of the Doctor of Divinity degree was Milo Thompson, eighth president of Baptist Bible College and Seminary, Clarks Summit, Pennsylvania. Dr. Clifford Johnson, Academic Vice President of Cedarville College, received the Doctor of Humanities degree. Cedarville president, Dr. Paul Dixon , addressed the 400 graduates and an audience of 3,000. 108 IN SUMMER MINISTRIES This summer 108 members of the Cedarville College family are taking their Christian service around the globe. Missionary Internship Service teams are minister– ing in the countries of Brazil, Australia, Philippines, England, China, Peru, and Niger. Seventy-five individu– als are involved in MIS . The following traveling teams participated as a group at the national GARBC Conference in Ames, Iowa, June 22-26, and then began their summer tours of ministries in churches and camps in the U.S : Abundant Life Singers -- the midwestern states Swordbearers -- the southern states Kingsmen Quartet -- the northeastern states Master's Puppets -- the Midwest and New York State CHANGES ON CAMPUS The summer months are always busy ones for the Maintenance Department, and Director Leigh Hunt reports that more than the usual amount of renovation, construction, and repair is going on this year. In addition to the retrofit of the vacated library building into a new facility for the Business Administra– tion Department, Hunt relates that the Admissions Department along with a new visitors' center is moving into new offices in College Center. New offices for Counseling Service and for Chancellor Jeremiah are being built on the middle floor of Collins, while new offices and broadcast studios for Communication Arts are going into the top floor. NEW BUSINESS ADMINISTRATION FACILITY READY FOR FALL As soon as the College family moved the books to the new Centennial Library, workmen began the retrofit of the previous library building into a new facility for the Department of Business Administration. Business is Cedarville's largest department with over 450 majors. The new building is designed as a tool to help introduce the students to corporate culture, as well as to provide them with a technical business education. Scheduled for use fall quarter, the flexible 27,000 square foot structure includes a corporate conference center, four conference-seminar rooms, 12 classrooms to accommodate groups of varying sizes, 15 faculty offices, lounges, and a reception area. Computer assistance in each office and classroom facilitates the technology– based problem solving and the computer integration which already exist throughout the business administra– tion curriculum. The building also houses the Career Planning and Placement Center. 14