News Release

Evangel University to welcome new students with EU Launch, Friday, Aug. 23

August 5, 2013 | Valorie Coleman


SPRINGFIELD, Mo. — Evangel University anticipates the arrival of more than 500 freshman and transfer students on campus when residence halls open at 8 a.m. Friday, Aug. 23, 2013. Classes begin Wednesday, Aug. 28.

New students are coming from 45 states and numerous foreign countries including Bolivia, Spain, Hungary, Congo, Kenya, Indonesia, Singapore, Philippines, China and Sri Lanka, as well as our neighbors Mexico, Canada and Bahamas.

“EU Launch is the student orientation program designed to welcome students and parents as they arrive on campus,” said Dr. Sheri Phillips, vice president for student development. “The activities and events are designed to connect new students with faculty, staff and other students and prepare them for success in their academic, spiritual and social development.”

Evangel University will welcome transitioning Central Bible College (CBC) students this year.

“We invite and encourage transitioning CBC students to participate in all EU Launch events,” said Christy Rowden, student activities director at Evangel. “We hope to make them feel integrated and at home just like all the other students who are new to the campus.”

Following are highlights of the event:

Friday, Aug. 23 8 a.m. New resident students arrive and check into residence halls; New commuter students check in at Riggs Hall (administration building)
3 p.m. Welcome Extravaganza in Chapel
4 p.m. Faculty Meet-n-Greet in Mabee Student Fitness Center
8:30 p.m.  Worship at Sunset on the Quad
9:15 p.m. AGCU Custard on the Quad
Saturday, Aug. 24 8 a.m. Returning students arrive and check into residence halls
9 a.m. Student Panel: “What I Wish I’d Known as a Newbie”
12 p.m. Service Learning Experience: Convoy of Hope
7:30 p.m. Live Comedy: Jonnie W
Sunday, Aug. 25 10:30 a.m. All-Evangel Worship Service in Chapel; President-elect Dr. Carol Taylor, speaker
11:30 a.m. Goodbye Celebration Barbecue in Crusader Dining Hall — farewell to family members
8 p.m. Movie on the Lawn
Monday, Aug. 26 6:30 p.m. “Launch Out” – Check out Springfield with your Launch Group
Tuesday, Aug. 27 9:30 p.m. A new event commemorating the consolidated EU

See the complete schedule of events.

Evangel will provide an exclusive gift for new students, a maroon blanket with a white embroidered EU logo, for practical use during EU Launch events (such as Worship at Sunset and Movie on the Lawn) and during the fall home EU football games.

For additional information, contact Christy Rowden at (417) 865-2815, ext.7318.


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