Monday, August 22, 2016

Semester Begins for Faculty and Student Leaders

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Monday August 22 is the official beginning of the semester for the faculty and student leaders at PIU. 20160822_191712 (1024x768)The student leaders include the Resident Assistants and other leaders in the dorms, chapel and student government. They have a week of intensive discipleship and training led by Dean of Student Development, Nikki Heimbach, to prepare them to be the ones who will mentor the other students. Joyce and I were able to host the group for dinner last night and enjoyed a good time of fellowship (above). The faculty had our first official meeting of the semester to go over changes in the catalogs and handbooks and to discuss how we will continue to pursue our “excellence” core value. I think everyone is excited about the new semester and looking forward to seeing the new students as they begin to arrive today. Registration is Thursday and Friday.

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As Dr. Bill Wood said in our meeting, “the faculty is the strength of our school. God has brought an amazingly well-qualified group to us at PIU.

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The student leaders were hard at work on their personal mission statements when I came in to their meeting

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