Film Fest Adjustments

Film Fest, an annual activity for students, experienced a number of changes this school year as both its date and location were altered. Though typically a fall event held during the final week of classes, the event instead took place in February 2019. Additionally, after three years in the same location, the event moved from the local elementary school in Beaver Falls to an on-campus venue, John White Chapel. 

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VITA: “Kingdom work in business”

This semester, 24 Geneva students are serving the Beaver Falls community through the Volunteer Income Tax Assistance (VITA) program. VITA offers students experience with tax processing and practical service for the kingdom of God. “This is how you do kingdom work in business,” Grace Weaver, one of the on-sight student coordinators said.  

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Loving the Body 

Body image is still a resilient problem. Despite the widespread rhetoric that “it’s what’s on the inside that counts” (who ever explicitly states the opposite?), despite all the self-help books and the public resistance against contemporary beauty standards, the anxiety and self-hate that results from one’s own body image remains rampant. It is often argued that this is an indication that we ought to love ourselves more, but the problem is more likely caused by an individualistic understanding of the body. 

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Unity in diversity: a look into Convergence 2018

Convergence is a conference that we host each year to discuss issues of diversity. We hope that the conference both educates students and staff while also prompting difficult conversations. We believe that this is part of being members of both a spiritual body and a learning community. Mark Charles, who is half-Navajo and half-Dutch, was the keynote speaker. His work centers on examining the Doctrine of Discovery, particularly how it contributed and justified the abuse and genocide of Native Americans. In addition, he focused on broader structural biases and how they impact the country today. 

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