Family and faith events and notes: Ashland University offers “Four-Year Graduation Guarantee”

– As tuition costs continue to rise, many families are trying to figure out how to finance their children’s education. Ashland University, an Ohio private college, is looking to help and is promising students that if they don’t finish in four years, it will pay up to an additional year of tuition for the extra time it takes them to finish, as long as they adhere to their graduation plan. Ashland University has introduced a “Four-Year Graduation Guarantee” to help keep college cost predictable for families. This guarantee enables students to earn their degree in four years, or have the university pay for up to one year of the additional tuition for the extra time it takes them to complete their program of study. “College is one of the most significant investments a family will make and we believe we can help make this more affordable and predictable for families through this guarantee,” said Dr. Frank Pettigrew, provost at Ashland University. “Most students don’t anticipate staying in college for more than four years, but in reality there are a number of circumstances that can delay graduation. This plan provides the security for students and a commitment from the University that they will complete their degree in four years of study or go tuition free. It serves as the students’ security plan.”

– Art by Sachiko Kawamura is on display through Dec. 30 at The University of Findlay’s Lea Gallery, located inside the Virginia B. Gardner Fine Arts Pavilion. The gallery is open from 8 a.m. to 8 p.m. daily.

– Cedarville University welcomes Steve Strauss, Ph.D. as its guest speaker for the 2012 Missions Conference to be held in January. Strauss, a professor at Dallas Theological Seminary, will be speaking on the topic of “Sharpening the Mind for Christ with a Heart for Missions.” Strauss served as a missionary in Ethiopia for 19 years, where he directed and taught at the Evangelical Theological College and was engaged in pastoral ministry at the International Evangelical Church. From 2001 to 2009, he served as Director of SIM USA. Since 2010, Strauss has been professor of mission at Dallas Theological Seminary. The conference begins Tuesday, January 10. Services are daily Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday at 10 a.m. and 7 p.m. Each afternoon there will be seminars presented by missionary representatives. The conference will also host 80 to 90 mission representatives with displays set up to inform the public about their respective missions.

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