Over 90 years ago, on March 19, 1925, at 1:30 p.m. in the headquarters of the American Baptist Publication Society on Chestnut Street in Philadelphia, six Baptist ministers founded what was then called the Eastern Baptist Theological Seminary. Because of its growing complexity and expansion into international venues, Eastern College was granted University status in December, 2001.
The Center for Career Development engages Eastern University undergraduate and graduate students as they explore their God-given talents, discern career and educational goals, and seek internship and employment opportunities that will allow them to serve and thrive.
Eastern University's Student Development team works to enhance the growth and development of all students, both inside and outside the classroom.
Students who enter Eastern at different times in their lives have very different developmental needs, so Student Development provides support and services in order to meet those different needs appropriately. For traditional undergraduate students, the Student Development staff is concerned with every aspect of the student experience and aims to challenge and support students in this important time of intellectual, physical, interpersonal, and spiritual change and development.
Affectionately known as the Main Campus, our St. Davids location has been recognized as the 5th Most Beautiful Christian College campus in the world. Walton Hall, Willow Lake and the Waterwheel are classic icons of Eastern's beloved campus.
Warner Memorial Library is centrally located on campus as part of the Harold C. Howard Center. The building is wireless throughout and has three floors.
Eastern University has once again been recognized for its beautiful campus in St. Davids, PA. After the success of last year’s Top 25 Beautiful Christian Colleges in the U.S. (on which Eastern was ranked number three), ChristianUniversitiesOnline.org has complied a new list for 2014 that expands its reach to Christian schools around the globe. In their ranking of The 50 Most Beautiful Christian College and University Campuses in the World, Eastern University was listed as number five.
Eastern students, faculty, and staff have unlimited access to a beautiful new state of the art fitness center, finished in February 2016. The two story, 8,200 square foot fitness center maintains regular hours throughout the year and is enjoyed by athletes and non-athletes alike.
The first floor of the facility features Hammer Strength weight training equipment and includes 8 olympic platforms with drop zones, 4 dumbbell racks with customized dumbbells and plates and 16 weight machines for upper and lower body workouts. There is also 94' of indoor turf and a stretching area.
S-PSEA stands for Student-PA State Education Association. This club is affiliated with the PA State Education Association and the National Education Association. As a campus chapter member, one is entitled to informative publications, presentations by professionals, legal coverage in case of a lawsuit during student teaching, and many other benefits. The group is active in planning and assisting in activities that benefit children such as donating books to schools in need and volunteering for children's activities led on and off campus. The group also provides special services for education majors such as making tri-folds and book orders available on campus.
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