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March - April 2013

4,000 expected at UMM gathering

Four thousand United Methodist Men are expected to attend their quadrennial gathering July 12-14 in Nashville, Tenn. Read More

A Higher Calling for Higher Education

For United Methodist-affiliated institutions across the country, the commitment to a rich student experience is vital. Read More

Africa U. at 20: It all started with one tree

A yearlong observance of the university's 20th anniversary will culminate with a celebration March 22-24. Read More

After Graduation—Next Steps

Students at United Methodist-related colleges and universities are finding programs and people who can help them navigate the transition between academia and the next phases of their lives. Read More

Black College Tour enlightens students

On each campus, the students tour classrooms, dorm rooms and the dining hall and learn about scholarships and financial aid. Read More

Chasing after God

Transition can be difficult, but a strong focus on the end result can eliminate some of the uncertainty. Read More

Choosing a College: College bound need church family’s support

Students and families will find plenty of guidebooks and websites offering advice about choosing a college, but most will not address faith development. Read More

College Affordability: Debunking the myths

Today, the board's Office of Loans and Scholarships sees more than $4.5 million awarded every year to members of The United Methodist Church. Read More

College Profile: Brevard College

Brevard College, founded in 1934 in Brevard, N.C., understands "global health" as referring not only to the health of people living in the world, but also to the health of... Read More

College Spotlight: Clark Atlanta University

Clark Atlanta is one of only four historically black colleges in the United States to be classified a Research University by the Carnegie Foundation for the Advancement of Teaching. Read More

College Spotlight: Ferrum College

Since 2010, a group of Ferrum College students have annually entered into a covenant relationship with the Mississippi Band of Choctaw Indians in Philadelphia, Miss. Read More

College Spotlight: Kansas Wesleyan University

On-campus students and far-flung, often somewhat isolated United Methodist congregations both benefit from the Center for Small-Membership Churches at Kansas Wesleyan University in Salina, Kan. Read More

College Spotlight: Rust College

In 2003, Rust College saw a need for housing revitalization in its city of Holly Springs, Miss. Read More

College Spotlight: Shenandoah University

The JustFaith (Justice and Faith) Christian Leadership program at Shenandoah University balances academics with practical experiences to prepare young adult leaders committed to justice and peace. Read More

College Spotlight: Wiley College

In 1935, Professor Melvin Tolson led the primarily black Wiley College debate team to defeat the national champions from the University of Southern California. Read More

First Thoughts: It takes a village and more

When I experienced a call to ministry, a call that was as equally beyond my imagination as attending college, I was at a loss about what that call entailed. Read More

From the beginning: A school-related church

This hymn by Charles Wesley captures as well as any writing the importance of education to the Wesley family and the values that education must embody. Read More

High school students learn about college life

Alex Lambert did not know that he would need to learn to budget money, time, academics and a social life when he goes to college in two years. He also... Read More

Historically black colleges still offer settings for success

For more than 200 years, United Methodist-related historically black colleges and universities have created opportunities for minority students to succeed. Read More

Imagine No Malaria on April 25, May 12

World Malaria Day in April and Mother's Day in May in the United States will receive special attention from Imagine No Malaria. Read More

INM Update: Collegiate ministries fighting malaria

As college campuses expand, technology advances and young adult culture changes, United Methodist collegiate ministries are changing, too. Read More

International Education: Gaining a Global Perspective

As The United Methodist Church lives into the reality of being a global church, the development of leaders for that church grows in importance each day. Read More

One Great Hour of Sharing

Gifts on One Great Hour of Sharing Sunday (March 10) help pay overhead expenses for UMCOR, allowing 100 percent of designated gifts to go as directed. Read More

Reflections: A praying conference

A praying conference; Sharing information; A different perspective; Bullying limits church Read More

Reinhardt College: Connecting to form leaders

INFORM (Instituto de Formación para el Ministerio), a leadership and congregational development program centered in the region 45 minutes north of Atlanta, illustrates the United Methodist connection working at its... Read More

Rigor, freedom, openness hallmarks of United Methodist higher education

We at the General Board of Higher Education and Ministry are honored and delighted that the editorial staff selected United Methodist-related higher education to be the focus of this historic... Read More

Student Profile: Jorge Grenandos

Religion and science are not mutually exclusive. Jorge Granados believes that now, but he didn't always. Read More

Student Spotlight: Alberto Argumedo

Paine College junior Alberto Argumedo learned about United Methodist-related colleges while attending Lydia Patterson Institute, a United Methodist high school in El Paso, Texas. Read More

Student Spotlight: Karyn Kuan

Attending Hendrix College and going into the ministry wasn't Karyn Kuan's original plan. Read More

Student Spotlight: Krista McKinney

Krista McKinney has dreamed of being a feature film director since she was 11 or 12 years old. At 15, she started making short films with her friends—and has never stopped. Read More

Student Spotlight: Rachel Woodlee

Woodlee says her four years at Wofford have provided valuable experiences Read More

Student Spotlight: Sammy Mudede

Sammy Mudede is a computer science major who will graduate from United Methodist-related Huston-Tillotson University in Austin, Texas, in May. Read More

Teach us to pray series: Reading God’s love letter

"Praying the Scriptures is like reading a love letter from a dearly, dearly beloved person," John Mogabgab said. Read More

The Field Guide Network

Leaders in ministry with young people serve in a constantly evolving field, now dominated by social media, constant connection and evolving technology. Read More

UCLA Wesley Foundation focuses on hunger justice to ‘Change the World’

A part of the Rethink Church initiative of United Methodist Communications, "Change the World" weekend is May 18-19. Read More

Value of Liberal Arts Education

We highly debate the BCS football rankings every year while never mentioning how our nation continues its slide in the world in terms of educating our children. Our priorities are... Read More

Value of Theological Education

Preparing students to become ordained clergy remains the primary mission of the 13 United Methodist seminaries in the United States. Read More