Building For the Future: New Housing and Student Center

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This fall, Cincinnati Christian University will begin construction on a building featuring student housing and a recreation center. The timeline calls for the dorm areas of the building to be ready for occupancy in Fall 2016.

OVERVIEW
The new structure will be located at the top of the hill between the west parking lot and the main driveway from Glenway Avenue. The four-story building will consist of three levels of dorm space, with the lowest level developed for a new student activities center. The building will have two wings, with completely separated men’s and women’s halls. The university will add an additional 160 beds of housing on campus with this new building.

FINANCING
The total cost of the project will be $10,000,000. CCU is partnering with Clark Hall, a real estate developer, and Al. Neyer, a design-build firm to complete construction. These companies will construct the building at their own expense and then lease the building back to the university. CCU retains a purchase option on the building. This kind of agreement is becoming more popular among educational institutions looking for cost-effective ways to solve their housing issues. CCU will not have to raise any money for the construction of this building.

THE NEW BUILDING BY THE NUMBERS
· 4 floor building
· Total of 160 new beds

· 33 housing units
26 units at 899 square feet
7 units at 961 square feet

· 3,775 square feet activity center
· 800 square feet lobby
· Total: 53,181 square feet

Housing units will consist of:
· Two bedrooms with 2 beds in each bedroom
· Kitchenette with refrigerator and microwave
· Common area

RENDERINGS AND MORE INFO
More information about the new building will be released in the months to come. Check back here for more details. More renderings and a layout of the structure can be seen below.

View of the building from the top of the Glenway Avenue driveway
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View of the main entrance with Presidents Hall on the left and the Education House to the right
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Arial view of campus
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NACC in Cincinnati

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This year’s North American Christian Convention is taking place right down the hill from campus from from June 23rd to 26th. Since it’s so close, we want you to join us on campus a Skyline Chili dinner on Wednesday night of the convention at 5pm. Tickets are free and can be picked up at our booth at the convention. Transportation will be provided.

CCU Minister Survey

Cincinnati Christian University is working with a national grant organization to conduct a survey to uncover the financial challenges facing ministers today. Our goal in this study is to discover solutions that will alleviate or eliminate financial obstacles so ministers are free to focus on the work of the ministry

We are looking for input from MINISTRY STUDENTS, THOSE IN THE PROFESSIONAL MINISTRY, and CONGREGATIONAL LAY LEADERS. Would you take a few minutes today to complete this survey to help CCU identify these challenges and find ways to help those serving the church?

Find the survey links below and click on the one that best describes you.

Minister Survey
If you are in (or have been in) professional ministry, CLICK HERE TO COMPLETE THE SURVEY.

Congregational Leader Survey
If you are in church leadership, CLICK HERE TO COMPLETE THE SURVEY.

Student Survey
If you are a student studying for ministry, CLICK HERE TO COMPLETE THE SURVEY.

CCU Continues To Serve Our Community

This year, 37 groups comprised of over 200 students, staff, and faculty participated in our annual Community Service Day. Groups from CCU reached out to many local organizations including the Salvation Army, homeless missions, Cincinnati Children’s Hospital, churches, nursing homes, local schools, and BLOC ministry sites. The city of Cincinnati weren’t the only beneficiaries as the students themselves were impacted.

  • Maggie McMullen, sophomore, said, “we had a lot of fun! It was really nice to hang out with the elderly all day.”
  • Freshman Eddie Hoffa observed, “it was tiring but I liked getting to work with my small group.”
  • Seth Shipman, junior, reflected, “it was nice to have the extra man-power to get stuff done that we wouldn’t ordinarily be able to get done because of time constraints and limited volunteers.”
  • Freshman Abby Odachowski stated, “It was encouraging to see students helping out, people getting more interactions than normal.”
  • And senior Matt Sweasy summarized the day by saying, “It’s a constant reminder to me at this point in life that my service for the Kingdom of God doesn’t just end here but it’s a mentality every day to lend a keen ear to His calling in service to those who need it.”

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Tabitha Borton and Andrew Springsteen contributed to this post.

Teachers of Excellence 2015

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CCU’s third annual Greater Cincinnati Teachers of Excellence Banquet honored ten local teachers on April 23rd. Each honoree spent the evening at a table surrounded by their family, fellow teachers, principals, and superintendents. Cincinnati Channel 9 news anchor Kathrine Nero emceed the evening and the keynote address was delivered by Three Rivers Superintendent, Craig Hockenberry. Each honoree also received a $500 shopping spree from the John R. Green teacher supply company in Covington Kentucky. Additional gifts were provided by Kings Island, Cincinnati Zoo, Newport Aquarium, Kroger, Edible Arrangements, and LaRosas Pizzaria.

The event was created to honor teachers that make a positive impact in their classroom, school and community. Local principals and vice principals nominate teachers for this free event. Jackie Rosenberger, CCU Education Department Coordinator, remarked, “we want teachers to walk away from the Greater Cincinnati Teachers of Excellence Awards Banquet knowing that they’re appreciated and respected. We want them to feel encouraged as they continue to serve.”