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MACU to Cancel Classes Tuesday at Noon

September 11, 2018

Elizabeth City, NC – September 10, 2018 – In anticipation of Hurricane Florence making landfall in North Carolina Thursday a.m. and then stalling out and producing anywhere from 1-2 feet of rain throughout the region, Mid-Atlantic Christian University is taking the following steps.   1) Classes are cancelled beginning at noon on Tuesday, Sept 11 through the weekend.  Plans at this time are to resume classes Monday, Sept 17 at 8:00 a.m.  Students should monitor university email and the website for any potential changes to the plan for resuming classes.   2) Students who live in the dorms are encouraged to leave the campus Tuesday afternoon and return home or go with a friend to their home.  The campus will be closed at 10:00 a.m. on Wednesday and students MUST be vacated from the dorms by that time.     3) Students who are unable to go home or do not have a friend that they can go with should notify the Resident Hall Director, ASAP.   4) The Dining Hall will be open and serve all meals as scheduled on Tuesday.  Breakfast will be served on Wednesday.  Students who notify their RA may...

MACU to Host Carolina Basketball Academy

August 16, 2018

ELIZABETH CITY, NC -- Mid-Atlantic Christian University has entered an agreement with the Carolina Basketball Academy (CBA) for the 2018-2019 academic year. “This agreement is intended to further MACU’s reach of Christian example and practice by providing Christian witness, lifestyle, and educational opportunity to a cooperating organization,” stated MACU President John Maurice. CBA is a preparatory basketball academy with a post-high school team and a high school team. CBA student-athletes have gone on to play at schools like Arizona State and Oregon. Two former student-athletes recently completed their master’s degrees. The director of CBA, Coach Greg Primus, has served on multiple college athletic staffs and has been an NBA scout. Primus commented, “The arrangement also allows the post-graduate players to take a limited number of college courses to help them get started on the right path academically.” MACU will provide housing and facilities to CBA and its players and coaches. MACU believes this will help further the mission of the school in turning ordinary people into extraordinary Christian leaders. CBA will not be an official part of MACU Mustang athletics, but they will be living in the dorms and using MACU’s gym and fitness facilities.   MACU Athletics Director Andy...

MACU Names New Volleyball Coach

August 16, 2018

Elizabeth City – Mid-Atlantic Christian is happy to announce that Steve Halsted will be their new volleyball coach for the 2018 season. He makes the move from his previous position at ESCU where he was the coach for the 2016 and 2017 fall seasons. Halsted has also spent 25 years in club volleyball in the Hampton Roads area. Coach Halsted commented, “I am excited about the new opportunity. I look forward to meeting the players in August. I hope that we can come together quickly, have fun learning the game and have a season we can all be proud of.” Athletics Director, Andy Meneely states, “Coach Halsted brings the necessary amount of experience and technical expertise to really help our program take the next step. He understands what we stand in being a Christian college. I am looking forward to seeing the strides we can make as we try to grow the volleyball program and the athletics program as a whole.” Coach Halsted holds a bachelor's degree in communications from Cal State Polytechnic University - Pamona and resides in Norfolk, VA. The MACU Lady Mustangs will open their season at Pitt Community College on August 23rd.

MACU contributes to understanding the ancient world

August 06, 2018

This summer Drs.Bob Smith and Kevin Larsen each spent time in the Middle East doing archaeological work. Dr. Bob Smith worked as the Assistant Director and Area E Supervisor in the Abila Archaeological Excavations at Quwayliba, Jordan during June and July. There, he worked with ten student volunteers from various institutions, and fifteen local workers, to uncover more of the Area E Pilgrimage Complex with a view to better understand how it functioned, and to discern the venerated person or memory of a biblical event around which the site developed. This complex provided pilgrims with a rich sensory experience as a stream of water from the city aqueduct ran through it. Dr. Smith hopes to find a mosaic inscription in the central room of the ritual structure north of the five-aisled church that will answer questions. In 2018, the team made great progress, as they were able to remove ashlars that had fallen in the AD 749 earthquake, down through a lower reinforced southern doorway that had been collapsing, instead of having to lift them ten feet over the preserved walls. The team reached the floor...

MACU Announces Spring 2018 Dean's List

May 22, 2018

The Dean’s List is comprised of full-time students (12 or more credit hours) whose semester GPA is 3.500 or above.  Students achieving a 4.000 are indicated with an asterisk (*).   Alyssa Shay Anderson Taylor Hudson Berger Evan Chesson Berk Tara Dawn Bird John Anthony Bonk Cheyenne Brothers Brandon Ryan Cabacar Christopher Neil Cephus Jackson Laine Cooper Matthew Todd Cooper* Joy Corbett* Whitley Davis Craft Darrien C. DeFederico* James Lawrence Ellis Micaiah H. Gilkes Amber Goodyear Timothy Scott Gravgaard Allison E. Hackett* Gabrielle Howlett* Ryan Kelley Thomas Kilian III* William Stanton Lane Sarah Grace Litowski* Leah Nicole Maclin Kendall Brooke Martin Grace Gibson Minter* Abigail C. Morgret* KaNesha Andrieana Murray Ashlyn Raye Neal Jacqueline Alexis Nichols* Caitlin Elizabeth O’Connor Joshua Paul Phillips Joseph P. Ragland Leah Rene’ Rudd* Sarah Mackenzie Smith Alexander L Stanley Joseph Grayson Tejeda Jaelin Jerome Thomas Brealle Kay-Ann White Chelsea D. White Serenah Marie Willison*   2 additional students achieved Dean’s List but requested non-disclosure.