Category: Campus Ministry

Chowan University Partners with Rise Against Hunger at Annual Missions Event

Rise Against Hunger

On Thursday, August 24, Chowan Campus Ministry hosted Rise Against Hunger as a service event for the campus. In less than a couple of hours, 196 students, employees, and family members packed over 13,123 meals. Engaging students to become Gospel Global Citizens is the aim of Minister to the University Rev. Mari E. Wiles who […]

Campus Ministry in Cuba

Mission team in Cuba

On May 7, the Chowan Campus Ministry Mission team went to Santiago de Cuba, Cuba for their first international mission trip since the Covid-19 pandemic. Read Minister to the University Rev. Mari Wiles’s reflection on the experience.  I have a map of the World that I found in a flea market in Brooklyn, NY.  It […]

Graduating Seniors Recognized at Chowan Christian Service Association Spring Meeting

CCSA Seniors Rachel Van Buren and Destiny Vaughan with Chalices

 On Monday, April 24, the Chowan Christian Service Association (CCSA) recognized graduating seniors Rachel Van Buren of Pittsboro, NC and Destiny Vaughan of Ahoskie, NC. As a part of the celebration, these students shared heartfelt remarks about CCSA and their time at Chowan.  Van Buren, a music major, shared how the CCSA scholarship has helped […]

Chowan Campus Ministry Hosts Holy Week Revival Services  

Chowan University Skyler Davies ’24 holds still with the QR code that will take Ministerial Board Member Rev. Anita Thompson to the songs and scripture for the night’s revival service. Chowan Campus Ministry hosted Holy Week Revival Services April 2-5.

A giant QR code is taped to junior Sklyer Davies’ chest. His tall basketball player frame makes a perfect billboard for those arriving to scan with their phones. The code takes the participants to the songs and scripture for the evening’s Holy Week Revival Service.    Skyler and other Chowan University Campus Ministry students hosted the […]

Chowan University Announces Official Name for New Chapel 

Worship Center Redering

 In 2020, amid the unknown of a pandemic, Chowan University and its supporters launched a campaign for the university’s first free-standing chapel. From the words in Jeremiah 29:11, the family of Bucky ‘74 and Jan Glover made a lead gift to launch the fundraising efforts for a new chapel at Chowan University. Chowan was founded […]

2023 Taylor Religious Heritage Lecturer Announced

Rev. Dr. Carolyn L. Gordon

Rev. Dr. Carolyn L. Gordon will deliver this year’s Taylor Religious Heritage Lectures on Monday, September 18th, and Wednesday, September 20th, at 11:00 a.m. in Turner Auditorium within Chowan’s historic McDowell Columns Hall. She is the Associate Professor of Mass Communication, Acting Chair and Coordinator of the Convergent Media Graduate Program at Mississippi Valley State […]

Values Education | How Chowan University Infuses Christian Faith into Everyday Life

Chapel pulpit

Chowan University is known for having “Faith in your future.” Much more than a tagline, our mission is to provide an education that transforms ordinary students into extraordinary graduates. We do this in good faith and optimism for each student’s success, offering opportunities for students to encounter God in different ways, such as worship, service, […]

Chowan University Campus Ministry Encourages the Chowan Family to “Share the Well”

Student Ministry Chaplain & Graduate Student, Patrick Krack led Wednesday Night Worship

During Chowan University Campus Ministry’s annual Share the Well Week, February 13-18, faculty, staff, and students were invited to intersect their lives with the gospel story found in John chapter 4.  Minister to the University, Rev. Mari Wiles shared, “Jesus asks a woman for water and it turns into a relationship of transformation. God is […]

WMU Focus Sunday at Ross Baptist Church features Chowan University

Chowan University Gospel Choir with Ross Baptist Members

On February 19, Chowan University was featured at Ross Baptist Church for WMU Focus Sunday. Director of Church and Community Relations, Lou Ann Gilliam, and the University Gospel Choir led the worship service. Gilliam gave greetings on behalf of the University and shared how Chowan ministers to and with students through Chowan Campus Ministry. She […]

Rouson Memorial Lecture features Dr. Jonathan “Jay” C. Augustine

Rev. Jonathan "Jay" Augustine gives Rouson Lecture

On February 1, Rev. Dr. Jonathan “Jay” Augustine was the guest speaker at the Rev. George T. and Mrs. Luvenia B. Rouson Memorial Lecture hosted by Chowan University and the Town of Murfreesboro.  The occasion began with a word of welcome from Minister to the University, Rev. Mari Wiles followed by an invocation by Rev. […]