AUGUST 2018 - VOLUME 2, ISSUE 1
NGU PARENT E-NEWSLETTER
A MESSAGE FROM DR. FANT
I can’t believe that summer is almost over and the start of another year is arriving before we will know it! 

We are working hard to get ready for the coming year: cleaning, preparing lesson plans, developing logistics for student activities, and praying for your student and for the entire community. Last year was a wonderful year, with many exciting developments and opportunities, but the coming year promises to be even more interesting.

Our new Chick-fil-A should open when students return, ESPN3 will be broadcasting our home football game on Sept. 29, and we have launched a new faculty development program, the Center for Teaching Excellence, which we believe can help our professors refine their always strong pedagogy. 

We will start the year with special services led by Chad Poe, a gifted, Gospel-focused communicator. 

All told, we are diligently aligning everything we do at the university to be under the Lordship of Christ as we cultivate transformational leaders for church and society. We are so glad that you and your family are a part of this community of grace and we look forward to seeing everyone soon.

Dr. Gene C. Fant, Jr.
President
VERSE OF THE MONTH
PARENTS IN PRAYER
 Stand in the gap for NGU students, faculty, and administration by joining NGU parents in monthly prayer. Our desire is to encourage, support, and gain strength from parents as we spend time talking with God about the needs of the students, faculty, and administration; unite with other parents to pray; and gain peace of mind in knowing our students are blessed with prayer.

We will make a monthly prayer focus and list topics and suggestions for related prayers that are particularly relevant for college students. More information will be included in the September issue of Parent Connection.
2018 Orientation Schedule
We are excited to welcome our new students and parents to the North Greenville family! It will not be long until your student will be heading to their new home for the next four years. We look forward to seeing you on campus for New Student Orientation August 17-21. 
NGU Names Greer Street to Honor Donor, Announces Expanded Scholarship Opportunities
North Greenville University held a ceremonial unveiling of the new street name leading from Poinsett Street to the school’s Tim Brashier Campus at Greer on Friday, July 20. The street, formerly Ryans Corp Drive, is now named Walter Brashier Drive in honor of Dr. T. Walter Brashier, the graduate school’s namesake. Read More
Wife of NGU Trustee Dollie Younts Passes Away
Dollie Isgett Younts, longtime donor and wife of 67 years to North Greenville University Trustee Melvin K. Younts of Fountain Inn, died on Friday, July 20. She was 88.  Read More
Family Weekend 2018
Make plans now to attend Family Weekend 2018 which is scheduled for September 14-16. We look forward to seeing you on campus. The complete weekend schedule will be available in next month's issue of Parent Connection .
How Did We Do?
Share your valuable feedback with NGU to let us know how we can improve the admissions process for future families. The Parent Survey (which you have the option to submit anonymously) will be shared with NGU’s Office of Admissions so we can continue to improve our service to prospective families. Click Take Survey , then click "We Want to Hear From You" in the next window.
8 Places Near NGU Everyone Should Visit
Want to take a break after dropping your student at NGU for the fall or would like to know of some places to visit while you're on campus for Family Weekend? There are several places an hour or less from the campus that everyone should see at least once. All of these places are either free or inexpensive (parking). Read More
Join the Crusader Club Today!
Become a member or renew your annual Crusader Club membership. As a member, you will receive the satisfaction of knowing that you are providing life-changing scholarships for our deserving student-athletes and helping our athletic teams excel on and off the playing fields. Join Today!
NGU Ranks #5 Best Online College in SC
Colleges selected were based on program quality, types of courses and degrees offered, faculty strengths, and school awards. 
NGU Women
All NGU ladies, and that includes moms, are invited to Auxilio's first luncheon of the school year to be held on Tuesday, August 28 at 11:30 a.m. in the Hartness President’s Dining Room in Todd Dining Hall . Marty O'Gwynn, vice president for development, will be the featured speaker. Bring a friend. Cost is $15 and payable at the door. For more information, contact Mr. LaVerne Howell at laverne.howell@ngu.edu, or x7013. Register
Two NGU Football Games to Broadcast on ESPN3
North Greenville football will kick off its first season in the Gulf South Conference with a pair of games on ESPN3, including one home game; it was announced by the Gulf South Conference.  Read More
Is your student new to campus, and not sure how to get involved? Perhaps your student has been attending classes for a few semesters and now wants to explore some areas outside the classroom? 
Looking back over his four-year career at North Greenville, Scotty McCauley is thankful. As a 2018 graduate with a Bachelor of Arts in Business Administration and a minor in Accounting, Scotty was well prepared for the workforce, but that is where the hard work began.  Read More
Thinking About Going Back To School?
Whether you'd like to finish your bachelor's or begin your master's, NGU's adult programs at the Tim Brashier Campus at Greer provide an authentic Christian context for lifelong learners just like you. Learn more
Freshman Birthday Cakes
NGU's Auxilio would like to make your freshman's first birthday away from home memorable. If you aren't able to be with your student on their special day, let Auxilio help. Auxilio representatives will be available at Orientation to take your order, or you can place your order now. Order Now
PrintHub
The NGU PrintHub is a full-service print shop conveniently located on campus on the lower level of the historic School of Theatre. The PrintHub is known for its personal service and professional touch and is open to the public. They are highly experienced and equipped to accommodate a complete scope of design, copying, printing, and bindery needs. Browse the menu items and feel free to contact us. Services
Important Fall 2018 Dates
  • Fall 1 Classes Begin - Grad & Online - August 13
  • Freshman Move-In - August 17
  • Fall Classes Begin - August 22
  • Labor Day Holiday - September 3
  • Family Weekend - September 14-16
  • Fall 2 Classes Begin - Grad & Online - October 15
  • Fall Break - October 18-19
  • Thanksgiving Break - November 21-23
  • Fall Exams - December 3-6
  • Fall Commencement - December 8
Parent Connection, produced by the Office of Marketing and Communications, is a monthly e-newsletter just for parents of NGU undergraduate students. The purpose of the e-publication is to keep parents connected to campus life and events.
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