MACU and VEF host Marriage Seminars

November 26, 2014

Elizabeth City, NC – November 26, 2014.  On Monday and Tuesday, January 26-27, Mid-Atlantic Christian University will host a three hour seminar for ministers and interested church leaders regarding Marriage. The seminars will begin at 9:00 a.m. and end at noon. The seminar will be conducted in Charlottesville, Virginia, on the 26th and in Greensboro, North Carolina, on the 27th. Marriage is one of the most important cultural issues the church and our nation will face this decade. The news headlines continue to highlight the volatility of same-sex marriage in the country.  What is an appropriate response for the church to make regarding same-sex marriage? How will the law affect churches and those tasked with the responsibility of conducting wedding ceremonies? What is an appropriate pastoral response to lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, queer/questioning, intersex, and asexual (LGBTQIA) persons in our churches? How can the redemptive love of Christ impact their lives through the church? At the seminar we will address the biblical teaching regarding sex, marriage, and one flesh union. An attorney will address the issue of legal protections through by-laws. The seminar will close with a discussion on pastorally ministering to people from the LGBTQIA community. This...

MACU Reponse to Clery Act Findings

November 26, 2014

Elizabeth City, NC –November 24, 2014 A single tragic event on the campus of Mid-Atlantic Christian University in 2010 precipitated a routine investigation by the Department of Education’s (DOE) Clery Act Compliance Team. The investigation focused upon Mid-Atlantic’s response to that incident, campus safety issues, as well as policies, procedures, and documents from 2009 and 2010.  This comprehensive evaluation determined that Mid-Atlantic’s response to that incident, including our communication with students, staff and others was in full compliance with Clery Act requirements.  While there were no findings of any campus safety issues, the DOE discovered minor administrative and policy deficiencies of a technical nature that did not fully comply with certain Clery Act reporting and recordkeeping requirements.  On January 30, 2014 the DOE released its Final Program Review Determination (FPRD) indicating that the university had satisfactorily addressed the deficiencies. As is often the case following tragedies of this nature, reviewers carefully scrutinized “the University’s adherence to its ‘Timely Warning’ policy in response to the shooting incident.”  The review determined “that the University acted in a compliant manner in this instance.”  It should be noted that none of these actions, policies, or procedures contributed to the tragedy on the...

Elementary Education Program Gives Back

November 24, 2014

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE:   Leadership Project in MACU Education Class Involves Community and Helps Local School   Elizabeth City, NC – November 12, 2104 – On Wednesday, November 12, students in Dr. Cheryl Luton’s Foundations of Education class at Mid-Atlantic Christian University delivered a check to the librarian at Sheep Harney Elementary School to purchase some new books for the students. Early in the semester, MACU Elementary Education majors in Luton’s class were assigned a leadership project. Students were responsible for planning a project that would be beneficial to community members. Since several of the students volunteer weekly at Sheep Harney Elementary School under the direction of Athletic Director, Neal Alligood, they were aware of the need for additional library books for the school’s library. The students decided to have a movie event on campus, and on October 17, they provided a free movie for neighborhood families and MACU students. While there was no charge for the movie, students sold refreshments to raise money for the library. While...

MACU Motorcycle Rally & Charity Ride Photos

September 11, 2014

The MACU Motorcycle Rally and Charity Ride 9/6/2014 D Q Robert and Bob Morton Memorial Ride Enjoy the photos of this event.   Thank you to all who participated to raise money for a cross-cultural student scholarship.   Next year the rally will be held September 12, 2015.

Washington Monthly Ranking Increase

August 25, 2014

    FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE:   Mid-Atlantic Christian University Ranked 17th Among Top 100 Baccalaureate Colleges in Nation   Elizabeth City, NC – August 25, 2014.  Mid-Atlantic Christian University has been ranked 17th in the 2014 Washington Monthly’s list of college rankings. The Washington Monthly notes that its ranking is different from other college rankings.  They state: “Our rankings aim to identify institutions that are acting on behalf of the true public interest.”  The rankings are based on three factors. The first is social mobility, which gives colleges credit for enrolling many low-income students and helping them earn degrees. The second recognizes research production, particularly at schools whose undergraduates go on to earn PhDs. The third values a college’s commitment to service and involvement in the greater community.   Mid-Atlantic Christian University is proud of its 66 year history and the impact her alumni have made around the world.  Graduates serve in 46 states, 1 territory, and 25 countries.  Mid-Atlantic is a university that values integrity, compassion, and service. Faculty and staff , as well as students, model those values in the campus community.  The MACU exists to impact the...