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Women’s colleges cultivate leadership

Women from United Methodist-related schools describe the long-term value of being ‘surrounded by so many successful female students and leaders.’ Read More

The global student delegation at the International Association of Methodist Schools, Colleges and Universities Photo by Kimberly Lord, United Methodist Board of Higher Education and Ministry

Hiroshima event challenges peacemakers

‘Sometimes we lose the gift of peace as we seek to find ourselves,’ said Bishop James E. Dorff at the International Association of Methodist Schools, Colleges and Universities. Read More

Opening convocation. Photo by Diane Degnan, United Methodist Communications

Methodists urge peacemaking through education

More than 250 scholars explore ‘Peace, Reconciliation and Human Rights’ at conference in Hiroshima. Read More

First Lady urges Dillard graduates to ‘think big’

May 12, 2014

First Lady Michelle Obama addressed the 2014 graduating class of Dillard University, one of the denomination’s historically black colleges. Read More

United Methodist Bishop Thomas Bickerton (left) shares a laugh with the Rev. Kimba Kyakutala Evariste of the United Methodist Church in Democratic Republic of Congo in 2010 World Malaria Day in Lubumbashi, DRC.

Scholars to focus on peace in Hiroshima

The Rev. Kimba Kyakutala Evariste of the Democratic Republic of the Congo will be among those scholars. He understands firsthand the importance of peace and reconciliation. Read More

Phil Wingeier-Rayo, professor of religion at Pfeiffer University, reads the Bible to children in a vacation Bible school class during a Pfeiffer University mission trip to Brazil in June 2013. Photo by Diana Wingeier-Rayo.

Mission is in Pfeiffer’s DNA

“Engaged learning” prepares university students to serve worldwide. Now seven grads are young adult United Methodist missionaries. Read More

Photo by Phileas Jusu, UMNS

Sierra Leone launches new United Methodist University

Bishop Yambasu emphasizes need for United Methodists to come together to advance the quality of education through $4.5 million project. Read More

Spiritual Gifts: Knowledge

The gift of knowledge allows people to automatically convert facts, data, and information into useful and important knowledge. Read More

United Methodist HBCUs prepare for health care changes

The United Methodist Black College Fund Council of Presidents met with their institutions' chief financial officers and human resources directors to discuss what the Affordable Care Act will mean for their universities. Read More

Students find a place in campus ministry

Thousands of young adults discover 'a home away from home' at United Methodist collegiate ministries. Read More

Students move into a new residence hall at McKendree University. McKendree University is named after Bishop William McKendree, the first American-born bishop of The Methodist Church.

What every college freshman should know

Faculty and students from United Methodist-related schools share advice on making the journey from home to school easier. Read More

Life will go on for college parents

Just like their children, some parents handle the 'letting go' of college better than others. Read More

Students join peace and justice communities

United Methodist-related schools introduce young people to human and civil rights education and awareness. Read More

Africa U. to offer palliative care degree

Palliative care treats the whole person - body, mind and spirit. Read More

Philander Smith acts on social justice legacy

United Methodist-related Arkansas college looks to actions of its founder and graduates for definition of its mission. Read More

Campus ministry keeps students safe

At The Barn, the fun environment brings students in, but the safe environment and support system bring them back. Read More

United Methodist schools focus on service

Many United Methodist-related schools are "developing a new culture of service among young people," says Autumn Dennis. Read More

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Africa U. celebrates its first 20 years

“A dream dreamed in the 1800s is still coming true in 2013 at Africa University in Mutare, Zimbabwe.” Read More

Women making history: Jocelyn Briddell

"It is critical," says Scarritt-Bennett Center director, "that our history is highlighted...so we can envision a bright future... ." Read More

Africa U. to celebrate 20 years of progress

More than 4,000 from 23 African nations have graduated since United Methodists built world-class university, fulfilling a dream from 1800s. Read More

Positive messages unite college campus

A campaign for unity at Duke University distributed encouragement via Twitter and a 'flood of sticky notes.' Read More

Why United Methodist-related schools matter

"We don't emphasize ethics and social responsibility because someone told us that this is a hip thing to do. We're just being who we are." More

Wesleyan values shape future leaders

United Methodist-related Shenandoah University's leader says, 'We are here to form and transform young people.' Read More

Loan break for United Methodist students

BorrowSmart offers a 3.75 interest rate, different repayment option to try to help students graduate without huge amounts to repay. Read More

Teachers honored for exemplary work

Board of Higher Education and Ministry recognizes 50 among United Methodist-related schools for teaching, service and commitment. Read More

Religious life thriving on campus

Diversity accounts for new religious awakening at college level, say authors of 'No Longer Invisible: Religion in University Education.' Read More

Cal Turner Family Center planned at Meharry

A $3 million donation to Meharry Medical College will be used to construct a family center for use by the public as well as students. Read More

GC2012: 4 elected to University Senate

Chief executives and other academic leaders named to denomination's accrediting agency. Read More

‘Mrs. Africa U.’ Nancy Mikell Carruth dies

Africa University pioneer Carruth submitted legislation to establish The United Methodist Church's first university on the African continent. Read More

Foundation takes sting out of seminary cost

After witnessing so many students struggle with debt, one retired pastor vowed to help ease their burden. Read More

Agency QA: Higher Education and Ministry

Series looks at how agencies carry out mission: Agency gives a helping hand to all as it prepares new generation of Christian leaders. Read More

John Wesley and black colleges

Walter Kimbrough writes that United Methodists can see the social principles in action when they support the Black College Fund. Read More

Young Black Church Leader: Rev. Ronnie Miller-Yow

As head of Black Methodists for Church Renewal, a popular pastor and college chaplain, Ronnie Miller-Yow shares ideas for church growth. View

Black College Fund celebrates 40 years

United Methodist support helps recruit outstanding faculty and provide students with academic, cultural and spiritual guidance. Read More

Photo courtesy of Claremont School of Theology.

Senate OKs funds for Claremont, United

Theological schools receive embargoed MEF funds and retain United Methodist status. Read More

Africa University Requests Financial Support

Zimbabwe's economic crisis shows few signs of easing, and United Methodist-related Africa University has issued another urgent call for financial support from the denomination. Read More

Distance learning center launched in Mozambique

Hailing a new era for higher education in Africa, supporters dedicate a distance learning center as a satellite campus of Africa University. Read More

Foundation Establishes Martha “Twick” Morrison Endowment

The Foundation for United Methodist Communications announced today the establishment of the Martha "Twick" Morrison Endowment to provide financial support from investment income to support programs to help United Methodist communicators in the Central Conferences enhance their communication skills. Read More