Former Academic Dean, Dr. Gilbert Peterson, Dies at Age 78

Dr. Gilbert Peterson, former Academic Dean at Cairn University (PCB) and Lancaster Bible College chancellor, passed away Thursday evening at the age of 78 as a result of complications of open heart surgery performed in January. Peterson was appointed to chair PCB’s Christian Education department in 1960 and, after serving for two years as Associate […]

Andy Crouch Speaks for Centennial Chapel

In Wednesday’s Centennial Chapel, special guest Andy Crouch addressed the Cairn community with a challenge: If you pray for God to deliver you from culture, you may be praying exactly against the will of God. After all, in the Garden of Gethsemane, Jesus Christ prayed just the opposite: that God would not take His followers […]

Cairn Hosts Global Mission Week 2014

Cairn University held its annual Global Mission Week on February 17-21 – a tradition that has changed the lives of many students, faculty, and staff for over 50 years. Often, Global Mission Week focuses attention on “the ends of the earth” – on continents and cultures quite different from our daily experiences in Langhorne, Pennsylvania.  […]

Allen Guelzo ’75 Honored for Lincoln Scholarship

Alumnus Allen Guelzo ’75 is co-winner of the 2014 Gilder Lehrman Lincoln Prize, awarded by Gettysburg College.  Recognized for the remarkable scholarship of his most recent book, Gettysburg: The Last Invasion, Guelzo shares this year’s recognition with fellow historian Martin P. Johnson (Writing the Gettysburg Address) and director Steven Spielberg (Lincoln). Read more about the award here. Now a three-time […]

Cairn Returns to Kenya

While most students spend winter break relaxing or spending time with high school friends, this January, nine Cairn students chose to devote two weeks to partnering with the people of Gatamaiyu, Kenya from January 3-19. For alumni Peter Mbugua ‘98, trips to Gatamaiyu mean returning home.  A native Kenyan, Mbugua and his wife Gail ’98 provide a bridge […]

Second Centennial Commencement Celebrated

Dr. Babb to Centennial Graduates: “The most significant question facing any of us is this: ‘Am I willing to make the glory of God my aim in life, or is the bulls-eye of my life simply me?’” Despite an early 9 a.m. start time to avoid a messy storm of “wintery mix,” the spirit at […]

Celebrating Christmas at Cairn

The weather outside was frightful, but Cairn University’s 3rd annual Starry Night celebration was still delightful. Despite the rain, the Christmas spirit was alive and well inside the Mason Activity Center on Friday, December 6th.  The annual event, sponsored by Student Life, welcomed students, faculty, staff, alumni, and the local community for festivities and fun.  The […]

U.S. Rep. Frank Farry Returns to Cairn

U.S. Rep. Farry Speaks in Cairn Social Policy Class Currently in his sophomore term as non-partisan U.S. representative for Pennsylvania’s 142nd district, Rep. Frank Farry has spoken in Dr. Juliet Campbell-Farrell’s Social Policy course for four consecutive years. Why come to Cairn? “They came to me first!” Farry explained, referring to the Social Policy classes’ annual […]

Renowned Ying Quartet Lectures and Performs at Cairn

For the weekend of October 25-26th, Cairn University hosted the Grammy-nominated Ying String Quartet for a concert and two days of masterclasses, lectures, and workshops for Cairn students and the local community. While full-time faculty and quartet-in-residence at the Eastman School of Music in Rochester, NY, they continue to tour widely—performing in diverse venues ranging […]
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