By Brian Blackwell, Baptist Message staff writer
PINEVILLE, La. (LBM) – Louisiana Christian University is preparing to give students an exclusive view of campus and academic life during what President Rick Brewer has called the most significant “Preview Day” for the school.
“More Christian students from our churches need the educational experience we provide, which is devoid of the woke and critical theories agenda,” Brewer told the Baptist Message. “Equipping hearts and minds to engage with competence and confidence a turbulent culture has never been more needed than at this seminal moment. Additionally, we are moving our enrollment forward after a period of two years when COVID-19 practically reduced opportunities to meet prospective students face-to-face either on campus or off.
“‘Preview’ Day will allow students to have a fun time, meet coaches and faculty and learn about what it’s going to take to get that degree,” he continued. “It’s a win-win for our LCU community, churches around the state and prospective students. I am urging pastors and youth pastors to load a van full of students and join us.”
Scheduled for Oct. 8, 10 a.m.-1 p.m., “Preview Day” will allow guests to tour the campus, gain details about classes and degree majors from professors, interact with students who will share why they chose LCU for their undergraduate degree and learn about student clubs and organizations, athletics and residential life.
Despite the challenges faced since the coronavirus pandemic, Brewer said he is thankful for the many blessings God has bestowed on the school.
During the 2021-22 academic year, LCU celebrated: accreditation reaffirmation with no findings of non-compliance from the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges (the regional accrediting body); a name change to reflect its status as a university; transition in sports classification from the NCAA to NAIA; updates to classrooms; a partnership expansion with New Orleans Baptist Theological Seminary; and the sale of prime property in Shreveport.
This current academic year, the school has launched the Jonathan E. Martin Master’s in Business Administration program, which offers distinctive emphases for data analytics, finance, accounting, healthcare, marketing, management, entrepreneurship and leadership.
“We are Louisiana Baptists’ school,” Brewer said. “We treasure and value that relationship. This is a place where moms, dads, pastors and youth pastors can know their students will get a wonderful education and have their faith strengthened.
“We are preparing graduates, transforming lives and preparing future church leaders,” he continued. “That’s what we are about and doing.”
All students who attend “Preview Day” will receive free lunch, tickets to the football game and LCU merchandise. Additionally, two students in attendance will each receive a $1,000 scholarship; and all students who pre-register for “Preview Day” will have the $25 application fee waived.
For more information, visit https://lcuniversity.edu/admissions/visitcampus/preview-day/, call 800.487.1906 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.