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CCU Student Story: Alumna overcomes illness to serve others in Australia

EAST TAWAS, MI – The building smelled faintly of chemicals. For the sake of cleanliness, the furniture and room overall were rather austere. A muffled voice came over the intercom asking for one doctor or another. Machines beeped. The nurse’s shoes squeaked on the tile floors as they walked back and forth from one workstation to the next prepping Hanna Shields for surgery. Again. At 24 years old, Shields has been driving...

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Understanding Economic Growth vs. Economic Development?

As Christians, we are all called to serve the Kingdom by using our gifts, talents, and passions, as well as the knowledge we gain from our education and life experience. How can you do that with the study of Economics? How can you go the extra step to apply what you have learned to serve others? A brief look at the difference between Economic Growth and Economic Development will give you some ideas here! What is Economic Growth about? One of...

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The Promise

There once was a bookstore owner whose wife decked his shop identically every Christmas. She placed three pole lanterns just inside the door, and everyone who entered paused to gaze at their extraordinary glow. Regular customers understood the meaning of the lanterns, but tourists often merely said, “How charming,” or “How quaint.” The wooden floor creaked, and books towered so high one needed a ladder...

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Degree vs. Experience: Benefits of Getting a College Degree

Have you ever felt stuck in your professional life? What you’ve been doing, or where you’ve been working isn’t as fulfilling as it used to be? Of course, you have. Nearly everyone has probably felt that way at one time or another, but how do they make a change? By returning to school and earning your college degree, you can give yourself the tools to forge a new path and pursue your passion. When you go to...

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