ser·vice \ ˈsər-vəs There are many ways to “give back,” but what does service learning look like after high school? Grove City College’s chapel program is centered around the two greatest commandments given by God: 1) Love God and 2) Love your neighbor, fueling our students’ desire to bring salt and light to the communities around them. […]
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Be All There – Visit with Care
“Wherever you are, be all there! Live to the hilt every situation you believe to be the will of God.” – Jim Elliot As applied to the big transition that lies ahead of you, these words of wisdom point not only to the importance of living life to the fullest in college, but also taking […]
The Phantom Tollbooth: Community-Building through Laughter and Lessons
Every spring semester, the Grove City Theater department puts on a spectacular display of color, song, and dance. Pastels and primaries adorn the sets, catchy, hummable tunes resonate from the stage, and actors dart this way and that in choreographed numbers. The production just described is the annual Children’s Theater musical, Grove City’s musical dedicated […]
Opportunities Abound: Working on Campus
Whether you’re paying your way through college or need spare change for a cup of coffee at Beans on Broad, college students tend to have money on the brain. To paraphrase a famous web-slinger’s uncle, with the great freedom in college comes great financial burden. Now, you may be asking “How am I going to […]
The Magnetic Effect of College: What’s the Retention Rate?
Photo Credit As you’ve perused college websites, guides or brochures, you have stumbled upon more statistics and numbers than you can count. One piece of advice I always give to students is: Don’t just accept a statistic for what it is. Care about the story that the statistic tells. Anyone can have a good statistic […]
Playin’ it Safe: Questions to Ask about Campus Safety
Just the other day my friend and I decided to take a walk to enjoy the beautiful weather outside. Our favorite loop to walk is technically off campus (it’s about a mile behind campus). We were walking and talking when we noticed that a Grove City Campus Safety car had just passed us. “I didn’t […]
Christian College – Just a Bubble?
“If you could live in any fictional land – Narnia, The Shire, etc. – where would you want to live?” A good friend asked me this question on my first night as a student at Grove City College. Though I’m sure he intended it only as a fun way to break the ice, it’s a […]
Forming Heart and Character: Classes are About More than Knowledge
After attending a public high school, I knew there was an aspect of education I was missing. This aspect was something I didn’t find until I sat in on a class while visiting Grove City College. The development of all aspects of the person and not simply intellectual growth is what drove me to not […]
What is in a Name?
Choosing the right college is no cakewalk. When deciding the place where you will spend the next four years of your life, what are the most important factors to take into account? Culture? Cost? Size? Program? Is the food good?? The University of California- Los Angeles completed a study asking over 190,000 freshman students what […]
Will Team Wilson Win it Again?
To most, the name Wilson means little. To someone who has seen the movie Castaway with Tom Hanks, it’s the name of his precious volleyball. But, to the girls who play on the intramural volleyball team “Wilson,” it has a different meaning. Team Wilson is the intramural volleyball team we formed as freshman. We have […]