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Broadcaster Web Magazine - William Jessup University
President's Corner UFD Raises Over $71,000 Opportunities to Study Abroad
WJU Missions: Amsterdam Admission Update
Interview with Librarian Kevin Pischke Alumni Spotlight: Matt Foreman
Athletics Complete Fall Season Students Serve as Art Docents WJU Nature Preserve
Good Search Did You Know Save the Date

President's Corner
President Bryce Jessup He who was seated on the throne said, "I am making everything new!" (Rev. 21:5)
I love the beginning of a new year because we get to partner with God in helping to make everything new. We have 365 days of blank pages and we get to fill them in with anything new that we want! We get to forget the past and reach forward to the future...and it will be good if God is in it!

Here at WJU, we are constantly looking for new ways to raise up "world changers" among our students. God gives us new students every year to shape and mold into the image of Christ. We do that by giving them our best stuff...biblical truth, tools for ministry, relationships that count, with Christ at the center and circumference of all that we do. We plan new academic programs, develop new resources from technology to tutoring, structure new internships and mission trips, forge new strategies for outreach and church engagement, and encourage one another in ministry.

We also want to reach more of each of you in new ways. Using technology is just another way to communicate the good news of our campus activities and ministries. I hope you read the details of the stories to follow in this email version of our winter Broadcaster.

Thanks so much for your partnership is helping us to raise up a new generation of servant leaders! God has given us some very special young people who want their lives to count. We are committed to God's eternal truth in scripture, but our delivery systems must always be changing and new in order to impact our world.

May God give you a very special new year in 2008!

Bryce Jessup
President, William Jessup University

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3rd Annual University Fund Dinner Raises Over $71,000 for student scholarships and honors Rocklin resident and businessman Bill Halldin with the Faith and Service Award.
More than 260 friends, faculty, staff, and students of William Jessup University gathered on November 10, 2007 at the 3rd Annual University Fund Dinner "An Evening with the Press." Generous donors contributed over $71,000 to support student scholarships. Bill Halldin, of Halldin Public Relations was honored with the Faith and Service Award for his tireless support and contributions to the University.

William Jessup University would like to thank the following sponsors:

Patrons of the University: Church Development Fund, Inc.

Supporting Sponsors: Adventure Christian Church, Halldin Public Relations, Lester Consulting Group, Inc., Lowell Development, Inc., Rispoli Consulting Services, Scott Yuill Insurance and Financial Services, The Placer Herald, and Bill Yee.

Friends of the University: Cary Allison of Wachovia Securities, LLC, AlphaGraphics, Dr. Ken Campbell, Engineered Monitoring Systems, Inc., Tom and Joyce Gottdiner, Granite Community Bank, President Bryce and Jo Jessup, Tim and Clydene Leslie and Ken and Madalyn Shepard, Joyce Marcroft, Clark and Jayne Mehan, One Life Christian Church, Placer County Water Agency, Placer Ranch, PRIDE Industries, Reeve-Knight Construction, Doug Renick of Merrill Lynch, Richland Planned Communities, Zack and Sosamma Samuel-Burnett, John Schoeppach of Merrill Lynch, Stadia, Stockmans Bank, Taylor, Teeter Partnership, Dr. James and Sharron Kay Womack.

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WJU Offers Educational Opportunities for Study Abroad in Israel, Jordan and Belize

Dr. Merilyn Copland Overlooks Jerusalem

In partnership with IGM Tours, William Jessup University will offer an overseas tour with an option for academic credit.

The 19-day tour (June 18-July 5, 2008) of Israel and Jordan, designed for students and school teachers, includes lectures on historical, biblical and archeological sites. Time will also be given on how to incorporate instructional strategies and student activities into the K-12 classroom. William Jessup University professors Merilyn Copland, Ph.D. (Old Testament, History, and Archaeology) and Debbie Cunningham (Teacher Education) will lead the group.

Attendees will receive three academic units of Bible and three academic units for Curriculum & Methods in History and Social Science. The tour is ACSI approved for continuing professional development.

Students Observe Fallen Statue The Archaeology of Egypt tour group has already returned from their 13-day trip to Egypt that included unforgettable visits to Cairo, Aswan, Luxor, Alexandria, a cruise down the Nile, and the pyramids of Giza and the Step Pyramid. Dr. Merilyn Copland of William Jessup University directed the learning experiences adding biblical commentary to the visits.

These tours are also available to those who are not current students. For additional information on the Israel-Jordan tour, contact Dr. Merilyn Copland at 916.577.2270 or

WJU will also offer a Tropical Ecosystems class in Belize during Spring Break (March 20-30). The group will be spending time in the rainforest of Jaguar Creek near Belmopan, staying with Mayan families in Red Bank, and doing a marine biology unit with the International Zoological Expeditions at Southwater Caye offshore from Dangriga. The cost of $2,000 includes airfare, all lodging, food, water taxis, snorkeling, etc. Participants will need to provide only their own passport, clothing/gear and spending money.

Students and friends of the University who interested in being part of a Tropical Ecosystems course traveling to Belize should contact Karen McReynolds at 916.577.2257 or by January 31, 2008 for more information.

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Student Missions - Amsterdam
Amsterdam Team Four William Jessup students and one staff spent 11 days over Winter Break ministering to travelers at a youth hostel in Amsterdam.

Unlike a typical missions trip where team members travel to third world countries and encounter a great deal of financial poverty and language barriers, this trip brought the team to a bustling city that showed spiritual, emotional and moral poverty.

Staff at the hostel had told the team that they had experienced spiritual and physical fatigue prior to Christmas, but that the WJU team's extra hands and encouraging presence renewed their energy.

WJU team members witnessed God's provision and work in their trip, and were able to report that He can use every experience for multiple purposes. And although the team was able to bless the volunteer ministry being done in the heart of Amsterdam, it was the WJU team themselves who were blessed by this remarkable experience.

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Admission Update
Join us, bring a friend or tell a friend!
WJU celebrated its most well attended preview day this past fall and hopes for the same excitement for the spring event. Preview Day is intended for traditionally aged students and their parents to learn more about university life at William Jessup! Transfer Day focuses its attention on those students currently attending another 2- or 4-year college or university and are ready to make the transition to complete their degree at William Jessup University! Click on Visiting the Campus for a schedule and to RSVP (required).

Spring Preview Day on February 21, 8:00am - 4:30pm.
Transfer Day on March 14, 10:00am - 2:30pm.

For questions, contact the Admissions office at 916-577-2222 or

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Interview with Librarian Kevin Pischke
Kevin Pischke Christy Jewell, Assistant Director of University Fund and Managing Editor of the Broadcaster, recently asked Library Director Kevin Pischke about his new role:

Q: How do you view yourself as a faculty member and how are you working with colleagues to build their integration of academics with services offered in the library? What is your role in instruction and working with faculty?

Pischke: The library is an academic department within the University, largely responsible for student research and information needs. I see a twofold role for myself as a member of the faculty. First, my area of instruction is information literacy - basically our graduates should be capable of swimming, rather than floundering through the sea of information and technology that surrounds us in the 21st century. I like to think of myself as an embedded librarian and my classroom is the whole campus. You might find me teaching in a classroom or you might see me one-on-one with a student or another member of the faculty in their office. It is my goal to reach our users wherever they are including our off-campus students through phone, email, IM or virtual reference. Then secondly, I see myself as an academic administrator planning and directing all of our library and information services. I have been well received on campus and have been given a seat at the planning table, so to speak, for the academics of the University.

Q: What do you see in regards to the future of the library? Where do you see it going/growing?

Pischke: An academic library is not just a place where we keep all the old books that you might someday need. Instead, an academic library should be the intellectual heart of a campus. For some it may not even be a physical place they visit regularly but our website, a virtual location they visit to connect with valuable information necessary for quality research. Were we are growing most rapidly is through the acquisition of electronic resources accessible 24 hours a day 7 days a week on campus or anywhere around the world with an internet connection. Unfortunately the best things in life are not always free and this is truly the case when it comes to information. The Internet is loaded with free information and much of it is good but there is also an overwhelming amount of junk out there. Many scholars are using the Internet to disseminate their research but most are still publishing in books and journals. Our electronic resources give us access to many of the digital forms of scholarly writings you just don't find anywhere on the Internet for free.

Q: Talk about the importance of students doing research and how it will enrich them academically and personally.

Pischke: The number one issue I see with students doing research today is that they think research is doing a couple Google keyword searches and calling it good with the results from the first page. Academically this will not get them very far. As I mentioned before most quality research is rarely free on the Internet. Learning how to do good research can always help with writing quality papers but most importantly you will never lament having too much information when you have a personal information need. Research skills and becoming information literate is truly the building blocks of what it means to be a lifelong learner.

Q: Why visit the library? What can a person expect walking in if they have not visited a library in many years?

Pischke: Visit the library because we can help! I tell everyone, we are a full service library, if we don't have it we can help find it. You will always find a service oriented staff willing to help in our library. If you really haven't visited a library in many years, I think you will still find it a quiet relaxing place with lots of books ready for reading. However, you will probably also find a few students on their laptops drinking a latte or energy drink writing a research paper.

Library Book Drive
As we add new programs and implement our current programs we are in need of resources in our Library. We would like to provide you with an opportunity to give to WJU through our Library Book Drive!

Our Library Staff has created a "Wish List" on with categories to choose from so that you can select a book that will be useful to WJU students. All books will be shipped directly to the WJU Library and gifts are tax deductible. Please consider giving a gift of a book today!

For more information about our book drive and to see our wish list, please visit our book drive page.

Thanks for your consideration!

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Alumni Spotlight- Matt Foreman
Matt Foreman I graduated from WJU in 2005 with a double major in Bible and Theology and Youth Ministry. I am now living in Joplin, Missouri working for an organization called Christ In Youth and I'm the Production Manager for our Pre-teen program called SuperStart.

Looking back on the two and a half years that I've been here and the things I've done, I never pictured myself doing what I'm doing. First of all, I'm making a life in Joplin, Missouri, which has been great! I am working in an amazing Christian organization that is truly focused on "Changing the Landscape of Eternity" (a Bryce Jessup phrase). I cannot imagine a better organization to be working for.

I feel like I did many things at SJCC/WJU that have prepared me for my job at Christ In Youth. The experiences I had and people I came in contact with on a daily basis in college have helped to influence me and who I am today. I truly believe that! I was on leadership, worked with chapel, did stats for the athletic program, and even worked in Godly Grounds. While making coffee in Godly Grounds doesn't directly relate to building a set for a traveling preteen conference, it probably has directly influenced my Starbucks addiction!

The thing I miss most about college life is always being around my friends. The last year of college I lived in a house with five other guys. There is no other time in life when I'll be able to get away with that again. There is a spontaneity that college life affords you that you don't have at other times in life and it's great.

When people ask me what I do, I tell them, "I get paid to travel around the country and tell kids about Jesus!" I don't think it really gets much better than that. I have an opportunity to be creative with the talents God has given me and see the effect my work has on the lives of thousands of kids all across the country.

Outside of work, my life has been really exciting these last few months. I am recently engaged and am getting married on March 21st of this year to the woman of my dreams. God has truly blessed me to have met my fiance, Teri, here at CIY. We can't wait to see how God is going to use us together and can't wait to start our lives together.

My time at WJU helped prepare me to be a leader and a change-maker for the next generation of young believers.

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Warrior Athletics Complete Fall Season
William Jessup University entered the fall 2007 sports season with many new faces and some success to build on from last year. Here are some highlights from the fall sports season.

The men's and women's cross country teams entered the season as the defending California Pacific Conference champions from last year. At the conference level, Amanda Gillming was the individual bright spot for the team as she finished 1st in the Cal-Pac Conference race. The men's team placed an overall 2nd behind Tom Harrer's 7th place individual finish. The Warrior men achieved an 11th place finish at the regional level behind a 51st place finish from Jason Carwile. On the women's side Amanda Gillming logged a 30th place finish at the regional level. Gillming and Kim Jennings achieved 1st team all-conference for their efforts. Harrer's performance also awarded him a 1st team all-conference award. Meanwhile Carwile, Kyle Stair, and Darem Morency were on the Cal-Pac 2nd team all-conference.

Torben Seikowski Torben Seikowsky, a Warrior basketball guard and senior business student originally from Brannschweig, Germany, has been invited by USA Athletes International to play in the Adriatic Series across Croatia and Italy in May. USA Athletes picks college basketball players from NCAA, NAIA, and community colleges to make a selection team to play against similar competitors in other countries.

The men's soccer team had a tremendous season under first year coach Micah Howser. They finished with a record of 7-8 on a team loaded with seniors. Five men's soccer players were honored at the conference level. Kyle Navarro and Andrew Koekemoer were rewarded as they were placed on the 2nd team all-conference, while Will Squires, Kyle Smith and Curtis Griffin were all-conference honorable mention.

Head Coach Jamie Howard was able to put together a competitive women's soccer team with many new faces. The Lady Warriors were led in scoring this season by Kelsey Gleason (6 goals), Allison Hahn (2 goals), and Megan Falstad (2 goals). The Lady Warrior soccer program posted wins over Mills College, Bethany University, and Simpson University.

The women's volleyball team endured a tough season as they adjusted to many new players and returned five players from last years team. The team was able to put together a 7-21 record overall. Morgan Sanders lead the team in kills with 245, as Grace Cordero posted 585 assists. Next season, Jessica Pistole will step aside as the head coach to be an assistant at California Baptist University.

The golf team led by Coach Matthew Stewart finished their inaugural fall season with a fourth place finish at the East Bay Invitational. The golf team's top golfer, Ben Urias finished the event with a 76.

Congratulations to all athletes on a great season of fall sports as William Jessup University continues to "Champion Christ through Sport."

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Teacher Ed Students Serve as Art Docents
Teacher education students in Debbie Cunningham's Visual and Performing Arts (VAPA) class will be serving as docents at the grand opening of the Blue Line Gallery in Roseville, CA.

Roseville Arts Blue Line Gallery, the new community center for art and education, will open its doors to the public on February 2 with a blockbuster exhibition and grand opening festivities. "The 5000 square foot Blue Line Gallery was conceived by Roseville Arts five years ago in a bold effort to better serve a community that has sustained and supported its efforts for more than 40 years," said Kirk Taber, President of the organization.

Fulfilling its capital campaign promise to "Keep Art in Our Future," the Blue Line Gallery will continue to nurture programs that focus on children and youth. Following the grand opening and throughout the spring, the gallery will host docent-led student tours, complete with curriculum materials for teachers at no cost to the school districts. Docents from William Jessup University's teacher education program will train to lead educated and engaging tours through the contemporary exhibit.

Educational outreach will continue through ongoing programs including school tours, a children's gallery, in-service teacher training, hands-on activities, collaboration with other arts groups and workshops and festivals to promote arts enjoyment and creative problem solving.

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WJU Seeks to Create Nature Preserve
The Pacific Forest Institute, a USDA Forest Service funded program, is now in its fourth year. Every summer educators come to WJU on the first day of the PFI. They then travel to the Sierra Nevada where they are provided free, high quality, week-long environmental education workshops. Day long workshops on Saturdays are available in the spring. Grant funding has allowed William Jessup to remodel and equip its science lab and this year we are working toward an outdoor laboratory: the William Jessup Preserve.

PFI was able to obtain grant funding for the creation of the Preserve, which will include our eight acre pond, a walking trail, interpretive signs, and a management plan for this ecologically sensitive and unbuildable area. To date, 94 species of birds have been seen on or near the pond. Science classes already come to the water's edge, but with the addition of the trail and signs we hope the University community, general public, and church and school groups will all find the preserve to be a "Refuge for Nature and the Soul."

Mark McReynolds, seminary graduate, former missionary, and Environmental Studies PhD student, is the PFI Director. Contact Mark at 916.577.8046 or if you are interested in becoming a Friend of the William Jessup Preserve and assisting us, or if you would like a personal or group tour of the Preserve. April and May is wildflower season!

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Good Search
Good Search
What if William Jessup University earned a penny every time you searched the Internet? Or how about if a percentage of every purchase you made online went to support our cause? Well, now it can! is a new Yahoo-powered search engine that donates half its advertising revenue, about a penny per search, to the charities its users designate. Use it just as you would any search engine, get quality search results from Yahoo, and watch the donations add up! is a new online shopping mall which donates up to 37 percent of each purchase to your favorite cause! Hundreds of great stores including Target, Gap, Best Buy, ebay, Macy's and Barnes & Noble have teamed up with GoodShop and every time you place an order, you'll be supporting your favorite cause.

Just go to and be sure to enter William Jessup University as the charity you want to support. And, be sure to spread the word!

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Did You Know
William Jessup University has been a gathering place and sponsor for many groups this semester. Our facilities are in great demand for groups who wish to meet in a central location that can accommodate large numbers of attendees. Here are a few recent activities held at WJU:

TEACHER EDUCATION SYMPOSIUM - Harry Wong, renowned author and speaker, whose techniques have been adapted by thousands of educators for success in their schools and classrooms, spoke to a group of over 300 educators who assembled at WJU. The symposium was presented by William Jessup University in collaboration with the Placer County Office of Education and Tri-Counties BTSA.

WHEELS OF GRACE UNITY RIDE - More than 50 motorcycle enthusiasts from local area churches joined together in a ride from William Jessup University to the state capitol in Sacramento to pray for their government.

SPRINGVIEW MIDDLE SCHOOL brought its 8th graders to do a college tour of William Jessup University.

SOLAR SCHOOLS - On November 30, 50 teachers from Placer County and beyond spent the day learning about energy education in a workshop co-sponsored by PG&E Solar Schools and the National Energy Education Development (NEED) Project. Facilitator Barry Scott conducted the hands-on training that informed and encouraged teachers on ways to implement energy education into their curriculum. Each teacher was reimbursed for substitute teachers who took over their classes for the day. Participants also received a $400 "Science of Energy" kit that explores energy transformations and over $450 worth of solar energy curriculum and hands-on materials.

ADVENTURE CHRISTIAN CHURCH CHRISTMAS MUSICAL - Over 800 members and friends of Adventure Christian Church assembled in the William Jessup University Academic Warehouse for a family sing-along called "O Come Let Us Adore Him."

CHRISTMAS CHORAL CONCERT - More than 500 community members came to hear Christmas songs, choirs and sing along with William Jessup University students.

BRIDGEWAY CHRISTIAN CHURCH WOMEN'S TEA - The Women's Ministry of Bridgeway Christian Church hosted 340 ladies for their annual holiday tea in the William Jessup University Academic Warehouse.

SALVATION ARMY TOY & FOOD DRIVE - The Activities Warehouse at William Jessup University again became the distribution center for the Salvation Army's annual Toy and Food Drive, which benefits 471 South Placer families during the Christmas season.
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PUBLIC POLICY SPEAKERS & GUEST LECTURERS included Steve Boilard, Director of the Higher Education Unit in the Legislative Analysts' Office; Sheila Hawkins, California Department of Education, Council for Private Postsecondary and Vocational Education; Judge Larry Gaddis and Mayor Jim Gray on Constitution Day; and Rob Stutzman, former Communications Director for Gov. Schwarzenegger.

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Save the Date

  • February 21 - Preview Day
  • February 23 - WJU Mission Banquet
  • March 6 - Music Department's Night of Classics
  • March 14 - Transfer Day
  • March 14 - Christian Worldview for America forum
  • April 11 - Spring Music Concert
  • May 1 - South Placer County National Day of Prayer Breakfast
  • May 2 - Spring Choral Concert
  • May 3 - Annual Trout Derby
  • May 3 - Public Policy Day
  • May 16 - Alumni Reunion
  • May 17 - Commencement Ceremony
  • June 13 - Warrior Golf Classic

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Student Referral Form
Even as William Jessup University is in the midst of exciting changes, we know that the only way to move forward is to fortify and nourish our roots. We remain committed to the vision of Christ centered education, and we need your help. Do you know of any students who might benefit from the Christ centered higher education WJU offers? Please complete our easy online Student Referral Form. Thank you for your continued partnership with us in the endeavor of furthering God's kingdom.

Student Referral

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Giving to William Jessup University
With your help, William Jessup University is able to reach more students and develop passionate Christian leaders. WJU relies on the generous support of alumni, friends, corporations and foundations to provide scholarships to qualifying students. Within the 2006-2007 school year, we were able to provide $1.6 million to aid in the cost of student education. We pray in 2008 we can give even more!

Donations can be made securely online or by calling the Advancement office at (916) 577-1800.

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William Jessup University
Winter 2008 Broadcaster magazine

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