Chapel without a chaplain: Implications of the recent changes

In wake of the faculty and staff layoffs, many rumors have circulated around campus from concerned students regarding Geneva College’s financial stability. Alongside other staff and faculty cuts, the recent suspension of the chaplain position, held by Reverend Rutledge Etheridge since 2013, has created some of the most tension from students. 

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Beaver Falls preps for makeover

Starting this spring, PennDOT will begin the “7th Avenue Betterment Project,” a road-construction project that will renew the entire main street on Route 18, beginning with the bridge connecting Beaver Falls and New Brighton and continuing until 19th street.  

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Geneva Cabinet
HvZ causes campus-wide stir

Andrew Gedelian 

Staff Writer 


Humans vs. Zombies faced an uncertain future on April 8, after a community member reported an individual with a gun on Geneva College’s campus to local police. Though the reported weapon was found only to be a nerf gun belonging to a student player, the game was postponed for the remainder of the day. 

The nerf gun in question had been painted black by the owner, with only minor sections of the orange color visible. The police arrived on campus in a matter of minutes, quickly settling the matter. 

In light of these events, there has been discussion concerning the future of the game. 

“Nobody is saying at this point we need to stop Humans vs. Zombies,” said Randon Willard, director of the Center for Student Engagement. 

It seems this incident has not decreased excitement for the annual game. It remains an engaging event for the students on campus, as well as a point of interest for incoming students to observe during campus visits.  

Faculty leader of the gun club and associate professor of business, Dr. Matt Fuss, said, “It is an activity that really engages the campus community. I see students that are otherwise reserved being involved in Humans versus Zombies.”  

Additionally, many students have expressed an acceptance towards the added regulations. 

Senior William Klanderman, adventure team student leader in charge of the event, said, “I really see HvZ as the quintessential ulterior motive of college education. You need to have that craziness. You need to have that fun.” 

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Geneva lowers credit limit

Geneva College has lowered the maximum credits students can take without being charged extra. Previously, students could take a maximum of 20 credits, with anything over 20 being charged per-credit. Now, students wishing to take more than 18 credits must pay $930 for each credit over, or alternatively go through an appeal process in order to be exempt from the extra fee. 

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Toby Shope: Traveler, Artist, and Counselor for Christ

Counselors and pastors often share similar responsibilities, including meeting the needs of others on deep, personal levels. Wearing both these hats, graduate student and intern for Geneva College’s counseling services, Toby Shope plays a huge role in ministering to the needs of students on campus. With a heart for the Lord, Shope has already had a big impact on Geneva’s campus, including initiating the Stress Less program, a weekly meeting to help undergraduate students handle and alleviate stress.  

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Jesus movements

Going to a Christian conference is not a one-day, or even a weekend, event. Going to a Christian conference is a dedication to your own personal, individualized Christian faith. It is a special time and space that gives human beings the opportunity to build a relationship with Christ, rebuild a relationship with Christ, grow alongside other believers, pursue the Lord in a way that they are unable to do on a day-to-day basis and truly respond to the Holy Spirit.  

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Art Institute of Pittsburgh announces closure

On Jan. 22, the Art Institute of Pittsburgh submitted a campus closure plan set to take place March 31. In a letter addressed to Geneva College, the institute said, “The decision was made for a number of reasons, including significantly declining enrollment.” The closure will prevent most students, including one Geneva student, from receiving a degree.  It will also lead to changes in Geneva’s communication department.   

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