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In This Issue

Crafting Courage
Saving Football
Centennial Kickoff
Chapel Testimony

Crafting Courage

Because the community is forged and students find support in it, there is a strong desire to build a sense of protecting it. Students are called to defend their faith and practice their reasoning and love to stand for the community, the concept of bearing the image of God. In this, courage is exercised on a daily basis. The first concern for teachers isn't college preparation, it's giving students the tools, confidence, and courage necessary to stand as a defined 28 year old who is seeking the Lord and serving Him daily. Academic preparation come in studying the organization of God's world. But studying that organization is a smaller cog in the life of the student. That cog churns to turn a larger wheel that runs an engine of faith and identity. Students need these things if they are to build courage. Read the full article here>>
Campus News

On Saving Football

Hillcrest is taking steps to make football safer because they think there are important lessons for young men to learn in the sport. Coaches are teaching tackling techniques that allow players to keep their head out of the play, preventing unnecessary head or neck injuries. Concussions can occur frequently in football. Read the Full Story>>

Filippini Shares Story

Senior Hayley Filippini is trusting God on her road in battling cancer. Her testimony speaks to a confidence that is inspiring and draws all focus and attention to Jesus Christ. Watch the Testimony>>
Principal's Desk

Retzlaff in Chapel

Ryan shared his journey in finding answers and truth in the shadow of the death of his 8 month old son, Carter. His testimony was a timely message for students facing difficulties and obstacles that leave them wondering where God is. Watch the Testimony>>

Carnival Highlight

Students relaxed this weekend with some games and quality time as the Resident Life Staff hosted a dorm carnival. Watch the Highlight>>

Alumni News

Centennial Kickoff

Scott Erickson is '95 grad. Since walking down Hillcrest's halls, Scott has become a touring painter and performance artist who mixes autobiography and aesthetics. He is currently touring his one man performance piece “We Are Not Troubled Guests.”

Scott is presenting at Hillcrest's first annual Q-Conference during homecoming. He is sharing how God is using his art as a beacon of light. Read more on the Q-Conference>>

Centennial Sightings

Jumping into a football program picking up speed, Gunhus' Hillcrest experience would provide context for a future battle. He joined the Vietnam war at its height. Having the experience of jumping in to contribute to Hillcrest's football program, Gunhus would now catch pace with a war in full-swing. His role as Army Chaplain would take him to a difficult place and greatly shape his life. Read the Full Story>>
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