October 17, 2016
Mid-Atlantic Christian University has received approval from the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges (SACSCOC) to offer a Bachelor of Science Degree in Biology (pre professional) and Biblical Studies and a Bachelor of Science Degree in Science Education (teacher licensure). SACSCOC assures the educational quality and effectiveness of its member institutions in fulfilling their mission. The university trustees approved the new degree programs as part of a capital campaign called MACU Forward which aligns with the strategic plan for the university called “Vision 2020.” This strategic plan that guides the future of the university states that “the Department of Academic Affairs will provide 10 ministerial degrees to directly serve the churches and 20 marketplace degrees in different disciplines to directly influence the culture for Christ.” Students who graduate with the biology degree will also complete a major in biblical studies. Dr. Ken Greene, Vice President of Student Services says that “the development of the biology degree program was in response to the number of prospective students desiring an academic option that could lead to advanced degrees in medical, veterinary, dentistry, and research based careers. These students desired training from a Christian values based perspective that opened the...
September 24, 2016
Wednesday, October 5, 12:15–1 p.m. Professor Robert Smith, Professor of Bible and History at Mid-Atlantic Christian University, will speak at the Museum of the Albemarle (located in Elizabeth City) on discoveries from the Byzantine Empire and the Umayyad Dynasty that have been exposed at the Abila of the Decapolis Excavation, where he is associate director, in northern Jordan. The Museum of the Albemarle encourages attendees to bring a sack lunch and they will provide drinks. The museum is located in Elizabeth City at 501 S. Water Street. More information about the event and the museum may be found at http://museumofthealbemarle.com.
September 23, 2016
Elizabeth City, NC – September 23, 2016 Alpha Mu Alpha, the local chapter at Mid-Atlantic Christian University of the national honor society Theta Alpha Kappa, will induct new members on September 27, 2016. Theta Alpha Kappa is the only national honor society dedicated to recognizing academic excellence in baccalaureate and post-baccalaureate students and in scholars in the fields of Religious Studies and Theology. Induction requires nomination by a local chapter. To be eligible students must have completed at least 12 hours in Religious Studies and/or Theology with a minimum 3.5 GPA and a 3.0 GPA overall and be in the top 35% of their class ranking. The inductees are: Fiona Stammers Allain, Baldwin, NY Leslie Paige Brown, Woodstock, GA Matthew Todd Cooper, Indian Trail, NC David William Dirks, Winterville, NC Grace Gibson Minter, Morehead City, NC Caitlin Elizabeth O'Connor, Elizabeth City, NC Jackson Eden Osebreh, Ghana The induction will be held at the conclusion of the university's chapel service on Tuesday, September 27, 2016 at 9:30 a.m. in the Davenport Chapel of the Blanton Center.
September 14, 2016
2016 MACU Motorcycle Rally & Charity Ride D.Q. & Bob Morton Memorial Ride Update September 14, 2016 Our eighth motorcycle ride was a success! It was held on September 10 at the MACU campus. Beautiful weather set the perfect environment for a fun ride with great friends. 46 people participated on 38 motorcycles. Riders traveled to campus from as far away as Concord, NC, Kernersville, NC, and Richmond, VA. Proceeds are building up the student scholarship in the Foundation "Biker Rally Scholarship for Cross-Cultural Studies." Thank you to Plymouth Church of Christ for providing a great lunch for the riders and a nice break between the two hour ride. We appreciate our sponsor businesses: First Citizens Bank, Eastern Pet Company, Pepsi Bottling Ventures, TLC Tire Lube and Car Care, and Hampton Inn. Next year's ride will take place on Saturday, September 9, 2017. Plan on joining us! Click here to see photos from the event. Photos Thank you to those who shared during the MACU presentation on campus: John Maurice, VP for IA, President Perkins, Dr. Claudio Divino, MACU Students: Russell Stevens, Angus Spencer, and David Dirks.
August 26, 2016
The 69th school year at MACU has begun. Faculty are back in the classrooms with students, helping them to become extraordinary leaders in their chosen fields of study. While there is time for relaxation in the summer many faculty are involved in professional development and professional service activities. Below are the highlights of several MACU faculty and what they did over the summer of 2016. Robert Smith, Ph.D., Professor of Bible and History, wrote a contribution to an article with co-authors Andreas Zerbini and Firas Bqain entitled “Inscriptions from the Area E Complex at Quwaylibah, Jordan” for publication in the Arabian Journal of Archaeology and Epigraphy. He also made a presentation at the ARAM Society for Syro-Mesopotamian Studies in July in Oxford, UK called, “Abila of Palaestina Secunda/ Jund al-Urdun: Discoveries and Observations Regarding Materials and Motives in Multi-Phase Byzantine/Umayyad Ecclesiastical Structures.” He spent four weeks, during July, as the Associate Director of the Abila Archaeological Expedition and Area E Supervisor. He directed work that uncovered a portion of a mosaic-floored processional passage around an ecclesiastical structure and a water feature that in the atrium of a pilgrimage complex that was destroyed in a mid-eighth century earthquake. In the process...