In confrontation with life’s most difficult problems, articulated truth helps mitigate seasons of despair. Well-reasoned, methodical words that are spoken with shoulders straight not only give the impression of forthright character, but contain the potential to make peace amongst multiple parties. To make peace means to draw together conflicting groups and resolve differences that would otherwise invite division, and discover a way forward that aligns individuals towards a common goal. While withholding opinions, intentions, and facts invites further division and chaos, truth invites a mode of being where each party has nothing to hide.
Truth invites peace because nothing is hidden, and prejudices and distrust can be set free.
The worldview of many Corbanites has been thrown into chaos over the past three months. This is more than a matter of people’s feelings being hurt, as student’s trust in administration has been shaken. Students still remember the announcement that Sophomores and Juniors (with small exceptions) would be forced to live on campus without their opinion’s being consulted. Yes, this policy has changed, but many felt their trust shaken.
Months later, it was announced that beloved professor Josh Rice’s contract was not being renewed. Students and professors were shocked on December the 4th over this announcement. Why?
This happened because few students or professors received a grain of information that could have hinted at such a development.
One must be careful in their choice of words over such a sensitive topic, but it is more than true that several students—students beyond the history department—are outraged over this development. Despite recent events, this letter is hopeful. Administration clearly did not have bad intentions when they made their decision, and perhaps administration is right. The problem is that students feel entirely in the dark over Corban’s state of financial affairs which potentially lead to Josh Rice’s contract not being renewed.
The missions statement of Corban is to “educate Christians who will make a difference in the world for Jesus Christ.” Corban clearly abides by this policy, despite recent events. Again, articulated truth can act as an antidote to confusion, mistrust, and suffering. There are facts Corbanites wish to know considering the current state of affairs which students and professors should have known before. This includes 1. the current state of financial affairs and 2. how this affects Professor Rice’s contract not being renewed.
The most important concern, which surfaced during the housing crises already mentioned, is if budget cuts are necessary, will students input be taken into account?
Everyone at Corban has a role to play in making this campus safe, fun, and intellectually/spiritually challenging. Knowing this, it is Corban’s professors that make students come to Corban. Many work hard to keep our facilities clean and safe, but few attend Corban University for the setting and fine living arrangements. Truly, no one has thought an ex-tuberculosis hospital facing a nearby correction facility to be the main reason for their attendance.
It is the professors who make up the heart and revenue of this school.
Our professors, though not being the only reason, make up the primary considerations which brings students to this fine University. Professors at Corban care for their students in ways that few secular Universities can trump. How many Universities contains students that are excited for their college writing class, which many Corban professors such as Ryan Stark, Colette Tennent, Jim Hills, and other professors have made fun, stimulating, and spiritually mature environments for learning? This can be said about every department at Corban University.
Josh Rice is no exception, as several students have flocked to his American Thought and Culture classes because students love professor Rice. One current history student states “I’m really bummed about what’s going on. Professor Rice was one of the main reasons that I switched to a history major. I’m not sure what I’m going to do now since I am unsure what will happen to the history department.” This quote perfectly demonstrates the confusion, pain, and distrust of several students.
Again, despite this, this letter is hopeful. Corban administration has shown itself to take student opinions into consideration before, as shown with the housing policy. Surely, Corban administration will not leave students in the dark, and will respond in a way that reflects Christ and our missions statement. If the student body, professors, and administration withhold no truth, then peace will surely be made. In other words, the truth will set this University free from the present issues at hand.
The Zombie apocalypse has hit Corban! We need all hands on deck to protect our campus and find the cure!
Anyone willing to join the fight should report to the gym at 8 pm on Sunday, October 7th.
The game will end on Tuesday, October 9th at 10 pm.
Before you arrive, please go to HvZ Source to join our game. Make sure that you join the game named Corban University Warriors. If you have any trouble signing up or joining the game please let us know!
THINGS YOU NEED:
- Once you join the game, you’ll be given an ID number. Write that number down on an index card and carry it with you at ALL TIMES.
- A bandanna
- A Nerf gun and/or sock bombs.
- RECOMMENDED: Dark clothing and running shoes!
If you don’t know what HvZ is and are super confused about this email, check out our official rules here:
Original Zombies: Please email firstname.lastname@example.org if you are interested in starting as a zombie.
Lead a Mission Trip for a Reach Project!
Open to Sophomores and Upperclassmen
We need students who have the vision to see their peers make an impact in the world for Jesus Christ to come and lead mission trips. Mission trip participant applications will be released when we have our mission trip leaders approved and have our mission trip details put together.
If you are interested in leading a trip, please fill out the Mission Trip Leader Application below.
Please also take a look at the Mission Trip Guidelines and Leader Reference form. The reference form must be filled out and taken to the student life house for your application to be considered.
Have questions? Contact Audrey Creager at email@example.com
Senate applications are currently closed and senators have been elected. If you are still interested in serving as a senator, opportunities to apply and run will reopen in Fall 2019.
If you love representing people and sharing their voice then sign up! If you enjoy coming up with cool new ideas then sign up! If you want to be part of ASB Leadership, then sign up! Being a Senator is a rad job that helps the student voice sing loud and clear.
The time has come to select courageous young men and women for the 2nd Annual Commuter Hungry Games!
The Games will take place on Friday, April 7th at 6:30.
As for Capitol folk, all you have to do is attend the event in your best capitol-esque garb.
Purpose Statement: To unify commuters, promote solidarity and enthusiasm for their place at Corban.
Commuters & Townhouses:
Below you will find a link that will lead to the sign-ups open for the 6 districts of Corban Commuters. Only Commuters and Townhousers may volunteer as tribute.
Teams will be made up of 6 people.
Be sure you sign-up for the district you belong in at the following link:
Below is a map that separates the Salem area into 6 Districts.
May the odds be ever in your favor!
Schedule of Events:
Each of the six teams race to the cornucopia in the center of the field and grab whatever they can. Then they try and make a meal out of what they were able to grab! What will it taste like? What will it look like? May the odds be ever in your favor!
The Car Race
Each team must successfully get one of their team members, who is in a decorated and plastic tote, around the Intramural field twice. Who will be the swiftest? May the odds be ever in your favor!
Each team must paint a picture in 5 minutes and sell it to Effie Trinket! Who will she show favor to? Honestly, nobody knows. May the odds be ever in your favor!
The Kajabi Can-Can (Also called the Jalopy Can-Can)
Whoever is left will participate in the Kajabi Can-Can. Look it up. May the odds be ever in your favor!
*Rules for each event will be announced during the event
The last person standing is awarded the golden gas-can (bragging rights), to be hung in the Commuter Lounge and a gas gift card!
The team that has the most members at the Kajabi Can-Can is awarded a $150 gift card to Olive Garden!
The team with the best decorated car for the car show will get a special advantage in the Game!
Authentic Love is Serving Humbly – MLK Serve Day 2016
Each year, as the student body of Corban, we go out into our community to serve the Salem area. Walking in the spirit of Martin Luther King Jr., serving and leading, we work to fulfill his ultimate goal: to bring glory to God!
We are looking for students, staff and faculty to sign up and volunteer on Monday, January 16th (Martin Luther King Jr. Day).
Morning crew (7:30 AM to noon)
Afternoon crew (11:30 AM to 4:00 PM).
This year’s theme:
As we enter this season of service, let us ponder about what freedom is and how Jesus calls us to use our freedoms for His purposes.
A verse to meditate on as a community: Galatians 5:13 (NLT)
For you have been called to live in freedom, my brothers and sisters. But don’t use your freedom to satisfy your sinful nature. Instead, use your freedom to serve one another in love.
Let’s GO. SERVE. LOVE.
Calling all Commuters!
Attend our annual Commuter Thanksgiving on Tuesday, November 22nd, from 6-8 PM.
Please bring a dish to share.
We will have the thanksgiving essentials available.
Please check out this link to the Commuters Facebook page for directions.
It will be a good time of fellowship.
Buy an item for a refugee on your shopping spree!
Do you have a tight budget but want to help the refugees?
Buy them a personal care item while you are shopping on Black Friday.
If all 908+ students bought one of these items for a refugee, we would be able to put together approximately 80 different kits. In fact, if all students, faculty and employees purchased items for refugees, our impact could be even greater!
Every effort, no matter the size makes a difference. Here are some items that refugees are in great need of which you might be able to afford:
Personal Care Kit
Deodorant (2 men’s, 2 women’s)
Bars of soap
Feminine hygiene pads
Rolls of toilet paper (4 or more)
All items must be turned in to the ASB office on Monday, November 28, from 4-6 PM.
Come to our Restart-Kits-assembly-party on Monday, November 28, from 4-6 PM.
Limited space available so Email Reilly Pekkola to secure a spot. Location to be announced.
The Community Engagement branch of ASB is partnering with the Refugee Car Collective in Portland to collect supplies that refugees will need to restart their life here in the States. For more information in regards to Refugee Care Collective please click here: http://refugeecarecollective.org/Corban
Are you looking for an opportunity to volunteer? For one day? At a poverty simulation? In Salem?
CoActive Connections is looking for volunteers to help set up, staff, and take down their event next Thursday, November 10th from 8AM to noon. There will be a brief training November 3rd for all volunteers who would wish to help staff the event.
The event will be located at the Center for Community Innovation (1255 Broadway St. NE, Salem, OR 97301). If you are interested, please follow this link to register, either as a participant or a volunteer.
If you are volunteering, the simulation is provided to you for free. To secure your free spot, please register and immediately email Lori Beamer at: firstname.lastname@example.org