As part of the school’s national accreditation requirements, Barclay College recently submitted progress reports to the Association for Biblical Higher Education (ABHE), both for the undergraduate and the graduate programs.

The College continues to be on track moving toward Higher Learning Commission – North Central region accreditation (HLC), Association of Christian Schools International (ACSI) accreditation, and the Kansas State Department of Education (KSDE) for state teacher licensure in elementary education.

For HLC regional accreditation, the College recently submitted a “Letter of Intent to Complete Eligibility Filing” (on October 31, 2012), and the College plans to complete the “Eligibility Filing: Institutional Submission” by December 31. A panel will then review the filing, with the possibility of allowing the College to submit a “Letter of Intent to Pursue Candidacy” by the summer of 2013. A “Candidacy Visit” would be in the spring or winter of 2014.

An ACSI accreditation team is scheduled to visit Barclay College on February 18-19, 2013. For KSDE, the College submitted our Letter of Intent and received official confirmation. The College has submitted potential visitation dates for March, September, or October, 2013.

November 26th will be the fifth annual Campus of Light celebration. The program begins at 7:00 p.m. that evening and is held in front of Phillips Hall. There will be musical numbers punctuated by the lighting of each building on campus. Aerial displays are included in the program. Everyone is invited to come watch and fellowship.

Barclay College dismisses classes for one day each year during its Missional Conference. This year it was on September 26. A total of 236 people were assigned to work at various jobs.

The Barclay community completed eleven paint jobs including 5 houses, 2 fences, and 3 garages. They also worked on two yard fences, cleaned six yards, and began the process of roofing a garage. Outdoor windows were washed at three locations and students also cleaned out an antique store. Five dump trucks patrolled the town in search of trash, while others cleared three miles worth of highway litter. The future site of the Haviland Creation Museum saw significant leaps forward. In the downtown area, students restored a mural painted on the wall of a building under the direction of Hannah Kendall.

The community of Haviland is highly appreciative of the jobs accomplished. The town continues receiving support from the faculty and students at Barclay who continue advancing the town with follow-up projects.

This year’s school retreat was a little different than retreats in the past. Instead of the usual off campus experience, it was held on campus this year. The Student body Council worked hard to put together this event. The retreat started on a Friday night with the no talent show. The show was a great success. From singing, to preaching and silly skits, everything came together to make it a great night for college students and off campus visitors as well.

The Saturday beach theme kicked off with an afternoon at the Greensburg pool. A night carnival gave students an opportunity to meet new friends and get reacquainted with old ones. It was a very happy time.

All of this play was good, but a vital part of this retreat was what happened at chapel. Our chapel speaker this year was Jim Le Shana, V.P. for Academics. The message spoken and the time the students spent in worship were not in vain. The chapels challenged and encouraged the students. “We believe this was a great start to the school year,” said STUCO president Titus Mease. The Student Council wants to thank everybody who made this retreat happen the way it did. They are excited to see God’s leading.

The Run for Missions 2012 will be held Saturday, October 27th 2012 in Haviland, KS.* The Half-Marathon will begin at 8am and the 5K & 10K events will begin at 9am. Participants should arrive 30 to 45 minutes before the start of their race. An awards ceremony will begin at approximately 10:45am.


For online registration, click here. Race-day registration will be available. **T-shirts are only guaranteed with registrations processed before October 16, 2012.


  • Fun Course!

  • Inflatable for kids!

  • Finish line celebration!

  • Abby Hutson Performing live!

  • T-shirt included with registration fee!**
*Directions to Start/Finish Line: Go north six blocks on Main Street in Haviland off of US-54, turn right on Elm Street; the race will begin and end in front of the gymnasium.

For more information, visit the official Run For Missions website

http://www.runformissions.org/

Our mission is to train leaders. In keeping with that goal Barclay College is stepping forward to provide estate planning seminars across the country. Leadership in stewardship is a high calling and we want to help our alumni and friends lead in this area. The seminar is not a sales pitch and there is no requirement to give anything to Barclay College. We want to raise good stewards who give wisely from their resources. Maybe it’s your church, a camp, a yearly meeting, a mission organization or the special people in your life.

If you would like us to bring an estate planning seminar to your area please let us know and we would be glad to serve you. You can contact Herb Frazier (620-862-5252) at the college to set up a seminar near you.

Stay up to date with our latest prayer requests on the Alumni Prayer Page

Barclay College values a long tradition of faithful graduates and friends who continually keep us in their prayers. We recognize that prayer is essential to functioning as a community. Your faithfulness is a blessing throughout the body.

    “…The prayer of a righteous person is powerful and effective.” (James 5:16).

                    Praises

 

  • Barclay College hosted an ice cream social following the Friday evening service at the MAYM Ministry Conference in Wichita.  We had so much fun eating banana splits and visiting with those attending.
  • Coppock Hall is in the process of renovation which includes new bathrooms, and exterior landscaping.
  • Night games are coming to Barclay College.  The soccer field will soon have lighting installed so night games have been scheduled.  The Barclay College Soccer Alumni Game will be held on October 5 at 7:00 PM.
  • The Hockett Auditorium gym floor has been refinished and new carpeting will be installed in the dining hall.

 

 

                    Prayer Requests

 

  • Pray for Dr. Royce Frazier and Dr. Adrian Halverstadt as they represent Barclay College at Iowa Yearly Meeting August 1-4.
  • Senior Nick Sterner is working with a men’s ministry in Pratt, ministering to troubled youth at the Blythe Family Fitness Center, playing basketball and working out.  Through this he is hoping to build relationships and trust that would tear down the walls that prevent the gospel from being heard and reallized in the lives of these young people.
  • Pray for students, staff, faculty, and administrators as the start of a new school year begins on August 20.
  • Pray for the Ross Fine Arts Center project.

 

Mrs. Cheryl Couch has been named as the Associate Vice President of Distance Learning at Barclay College.  She spent her earlier years in Mustang, OK, but later moved to Attica, KS, where she met her husband, Mike, of 28 years.  She has taught Elementary Education at a variety of schools, including the Derby Public schools and Roundtree Christian Academy, on the campus of Maude Carpenter Children’s Home.

For the past three years, Cheryl has been the Early Childhood Coordinator and Instructor at Barton Community College.  She earned a master degree at Wichita State University in Early Childhood Special Education.  Cheryl said, “Early Childhood Special Education is my passion and has meant the world to help families.”  Through answered prayers and Cheryl’s knowledge of education, her youngest daughter, Amanda, had special needs, but is now in several honor programs at Pitt State University.

Cheryl’s Husband, Mike, is the Superintendent of schools for the Haviland school district.  Cheryl’s middle daughter and son-in-law, Melanie and Dan Bloom, have recently relocated here from Minnesota.  He is the construction manager of the Shooting Star Wind Farm south of Mullinville.  They have a three month old daughter, Evey, whom Mike & Cheryl are delighted is now in Kansas with them, and Melanie stays home with her. Her oldest daughter and son-in-law, Chanda & Jared Bollman, reside in Wakita, OK where she is the Farmer’s Grain elevator manager and he is a farmer and rancher. 

Barclay College is proud to introduce you to its newest faculty member and looks forward to strengthening the teacher education degree program with state accreditation in the near future.

Barclay College is now offering a Graduate Scholar Award to any student who meets entrance requirements to the MATL-Professional Studies program. The award will reduce the cost from $3,375 per semester to $2,300 per semester.  Total tuition cost for the program is now $9,200.

To receive the award, you must complete an application form and be accepted into the program. So long as you are enrolled for a minimum of 9 hours, you will receive an award letter. We look forward to helping each of our students individually achieve their Master Degree. Apply now to see if you qualify to receive the Graduate Award Scholarship!

Jim Le Shana, PhD, is the new Vice President of Academics and Director of the MA in Transformational Leadership – Professional Studies at Barclay College.  Jim brings a rich background of work in academia to Barclay College.  He earned his undergraduate degree from George Fox University and four graduate degrees: MA in Theology and Marriage and Family Counseling from Fuller Theological Seminary; MDiv from Azusa Pacific University; and MA and PhD in History from the University of California, Riverside.

He is one of the founders and the current chairman of the Friends Center, the seminary experience for Friends leaders at the Graduate School of Theology of Azusa Pacific University.  He also serves on the Council of Church Leaders for APU, the Board of Trustees of George Fox University, and is an adjunct professor at APU and at A.W. Tozer Seminary in Redding, California.

Jim served as a pastor for 30 years at Rose Drive Friends Church in Yorba Linda, California.  By God’s grace, he has helped to launch a variety of new churches; developed, led and multiplied many effective outreach ministries and groups; successfully raised money for major building campaigns, missions, and new initiatives; trained hundreds of pastors and church leaders in California and various mission fields; and helped churches move from positions of stagnation or decline to growth and vitality.

Jim has been married to Jeanine for almost 30 years. They have 4 children and a dog named Peanut.  He is a Lakers fan.