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Professor touts Native American lessons

Learn about how one professor believes Native American culture can help inform solutions to the world’s pressing problems. Read More

(From left) Theology student Murray Crooks speaks with the Rt. Rev. Stephen Charleston on the campus of Saint Paul School of Theology at Oklahoma City University. Crooks is a Native American student from Alaska.

School’s leadership program nurtures Native Americans

A new program at Saint Paul School of Theology seeks to raise the visibility of Native Americans in the church. Read More

Ryan Brechbill, Director of the Center for Career & Professional Development at Otterbein University, advises student Haley Young, a public relations major. Photo by Marilyn Williams.

5 tips for students in a competitive job market

It's the time of year for graduations and job searches. United Methodist-related colleges offer career-prep tips for a "smoother journey." Read More

Remembering Nelson Mandela: 1918-2013

The World Methodist Council called him a "symbol of freedom, justice and peace." Learn about the late leader's church ties. Read More

United Methodist campuses fight bullying

Colleges are beginning to address bullying through early–alert processes, non-violence training, and spiritual direction classes. ‘Positive behavior is contagious.’ Read More

‘Grateful to God’ for Kenya mall experience

United Methodist employee in Nairobi when assault occurred delays return to U.S. to help Kenyans as tragedy unfolded. 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

Saint Paul relocation brings cheers, tears

Historic United Methodist seminary moves from historic working class neighborhood to grounds of Church of the Resurrection. 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

Methodists salute Mandela

July 18 is Nelson Mandela's birthday. Deep spiritual roots, lifelong Methodist ties helped make South African icon a symbol for justice. Read More

Future bright for college president, student

After a hectic but fun first year, one University of Indianapolis student looks forward to Year 2 while the president looks toward the next 18. 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

Alternative breaks focus on service

United Methodist-related Cornell College makes vacations count as students gain experience and a global perspective. Read More

U.S. envoy encourages Côte d’Ivoire students

"Practice, practice, practice," urges ambassador in visit with wife to United Methodist Secondary School. Read More

Mandela’s Methodist ties

Throughout his life, Nelson Mandela has had many connections to Methodism.A graduate of a Methodist boarding school where many future African leaders were educated, the anti-apartheid champion was mentored by Methodist preachers and educators and formed a bond with a Methodist chaplain while in prison.As president of South... Read More

Africa U. to offer palliative care degree

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

McCord Scholar prepares to give in return

Program at 11 Historically Black United Methodist Colleges and Universities guides student toward deeper meaning in life. 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

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

Women making history: Meeli Tankler

"My childhood and youth memories," recalls seminary president, "are predominantly about hiding our faith and using different 'covers' to gather ... with other Christians." Read More

Busy first semester for freshman, president

New vision for school, the lead in a musical and a pie in the face highlight 2012 for University of Indianapolis freshman and new president. 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

United Methodist named Rhodes Scholar

When Rachel Woodlee, a senior at United Methodist-affiliated Wofford College in Spartanburg, S.C., heard she was selected as one of 32 Rhodes Scholars in November, she called her parents to share the news. "My mom was crying, which made me cry. They were tears of joy, of course," she laughed. Read More

United Methodist named Rhodes Scholar

When Rachel Woodlee, a senior at United Methodist-affiliated Wofford College in Spartanburg, S.C., heard she was selected as one of 32 Rhodes Scholars in November, she called her parents to share the news. "My mom was crying, which made me cry. They were tears of joy, of course," she laughed. Read More

Cokesbury closures challenge seminaries

Theological schools have multiple options for supplying students. But some worry the loss of brick-and-mortar stores will do lasting damage. Read More

BU Joins Top Research Schools

Boston University has become the third United Methodist related institution to join the Association of American Universities (AAU), an elite organization of 61 leading research universities in the United States and Canada. Read More

Low funds hurt church’s schools in Liberia

With no reliable salary, sometimes the only thing keeping teachers at Liberia's United Methodist schools is a dedication to their students. Read More

Ebony ranks United Methodist colleges among top schools

Six United Methodist-related colleges and universities were among the top ranked historically black colleges and universities included in the September issue of Ebony magazine. Read More

Allegheny students sort through garbage to promote the college's green efforts.

Green UM colleges make ‘cool schools’ list

Seven United Methodist-related schools make the list of 96 in Sierra Club survey of sustainability savvy. Read More

‘My Favorite (School) Year’

Meet a first-time school president and a freshman as they begin their journey at United Methodist-related University of Indianapolis. Read More

Washington Monthly Ranks United Methodist-Related Colleges in Top 100

In what editors call "a different kind of college ranking," Washington Monthly magazine named 12 United Methodist-related colleges in the top 100 2012 baccalaureate college rankings, three others in the top 100 master's university rankings, and three more in the national universities rankings. Read More

United Methodist-Related Colleges Rank in Top 100 Liberal Arts Colleges

What are colleges doing for the country? The Washington Monthly magazine named 13 United Methodist-related colleges in the top 100 in its 2012 liberal arts college rankings, based on schools' contribution to the public good in three broad categories (social mobility, research, and service). 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

College majors’ value not measured in cash

In response to Kiplinger's "worst college majors," Dillard University president says salary is not only criteria for choosing what to study. 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

Claremont multifaith plan praised by Africans

African General Conference delegates praise Claremont Lincoln University, which partners Christian, Jewish and Islamic schools. Read More

Africa U. students become mission interns

United Methodist generosity provides education and improves future of many young people. Read More

Student exchange program opens world

Wesleyan and Methodist schools in six countries form a network to provide new learning experiences. Read More

Students face years of debt

If no agreement reached, loan rates will increase at a time when young people are graduating or leaving with thousands to repay. Read More

African students urged to be entrepreneurs

Africa University's 20th graduating class is told, 'Let this not be the end of learning. Make this the beginning.' 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

‘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

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

Meharry tackles health care from all angles

From cancer research to community partnerships to reduce diabetes, historic Meharry keeps an eye on the future. Read More

Doctor buys hospital to aid rural health

Meharry Medical College graduate models dedication to the poor in Mississippi. "We have to stop making excuses and do more." Read More

Meharry looks to close health-care gap

A mix of medical expertise and political advocacy is key to stopping disparities in health care for the poor, says United Methodist medical college. Read More

Dental school cares for entire community

Since oral health is a path to overall health, Meharry School of Dentistry instills in its students a passion for serving the underserved. Read More

Africa becomes theology professor’s passion

Through Africa University connections, Otterbein professor forges connection with Muslim women in Malawi. Read More

Meharry attacks HIV/AIDS in lab, streets

African-American women are 15 times more likely to become infected with HIV. One medical school is trying to find out why. Read More

At Meharry, M.D. means ‘Make a Difference’

United Methodist-related medical college works to change inequity in health care that racial and ethnic minorities often face. 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

Participating in the groundbreaking are: (left to right) Robert Stern, architect; R. Gerald Turner, SMU president; Condoleezza Rice, chair of the Bush Institute Advisory Board; George and Laura Bush.

SMU breaks ground on Bush Center

Former president tells 3,000 supporters: "Today's groundbreaking marks the beginning of a journey." 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