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Merry Christmas from the Office of Parent Relations

The Fall 2016 semester has come to a close, finals were "survived" and your students are making their way home! Christmas is right around the corner and another year has come and gone. As you prepare to celebrate the birth of our Lord and Savior I would encourage you to reflect on all that God has done, is doing and will do in the life or your student and your family this coming year. It is my sincere hope that you and your loved ones will feel the love of Christ this holiday season and that these next few weeks would be full of rest, renewal and peace. We can't wait to share another year with you and your students! 

At Jessup, we have the unique opportunity of bringing people together from all walks of life, forming a strong community and creating bonds similar to a family. When asked what people cherish most about their time at Jessup, it always comes back to community. Community is part of who we are, and one of the things we stand for. Whether you spent your undergraduate years in the halls of our San Jose Campus, or walked up the ramp for the first time with your student this past August, you are now part of, and always will be, a member of our Jessup Family. Join us during Homecoming and Family Weekend as we reconnect and foster relationships both old and new to celebrate Jessup’s historic past, meaningful present and exciting future!

Below are just a few of the events that will be taking place during our time together.

To view a complete list of events and/or to REGISTER please click HERE.

Friday, February 10th

Chapel and Workshop and Luncheon with Alumna,
Gabrielle Bosché (Jackson, ‘09)

11:45am - 1:30pm Millennial Workshop and Luncheon
Join us as Jessup Alumna, Gabrielle Bosché (Jackson, ‘09), Founder and CEO of The Millennial Solution provides marketing secrets on Millennial engagement and insight into the science  behind the Millennial mindset. Gabrielle is the best-selling author of three books on her generation and consults Fortune 500 companies around the world. The first 50 registrants will receive a copy of her book, 5 Millennial Myths. Gabrielle will be signing books at the completion of the workshop and additional copies will be available for purchase

Food Trucks and Improv Comedy
for the Whole Family!

6:00-7:30pm Jessup Family Food Truck Fest
Alumni, Families, Faculty/Staff and Students are invited to join us for an evening of food trucks and fun before enjoying the evening's entertainment!

7:30 – 9:00pm Improv Comedy Night Sponsored by Liberty Mutual
Join us for an evening of good, clean fun as Blacktop Comedy provides Jessup with a night of improv! There are no scripts, no agendas and everything is based off audience suggestions! The show is suitable for all ages so bring the entire family. This is an evening you do not want to miss!

Ticket Prices:
General Admission: $5 per person            Family Pack (4 tickets included): $15
Children (12 and Under): Free                   Students: Free

Saturday, February 11th

Family Prayer Walk 

9:00 – 9:30am Family Prayer Walk
Start the day by lifting up our community in prayer! Join Bryce and Jim Jessup as they lead alumni, parents and families in a prayer walk around campus.

Jessup Faculty Lectures 

10:00 – 10:50am
Move Your Body, Fix Your Mind: How Exercise Supports Good Mental Health
Psychology Department - Dr. Erin Ambrose
Research has shown that active people are less depressed than inactive people. Exercise also can reduce anxiety and improve overall mood. This lecture will provide evidence for the connection between the body and the mind, plus give some great tips for using exercise as a mood booster!

Transformational Leadership for Everyday Relationships
School of Christian Leadership: Pastoral Ministry Department - Dr. Dennis Nichols
Some view leadership as a gift of an elite few who seek to influence others in order to get what they want. Well, that isn't leadership, that is manipulation! Come join Dr. Nichols for a practical discussion about a transforming way to "lead" others, whether with teens, a spouse, or in a work environment.

11:00 – 11:50am
The Changing Face of Global Missions
Intercultural Studies Department - Dr. Daniel Gluck
Serving in missions no longer equates to getting on a ship and sailing off to live in a mud hut in the jungle!  In fact, many of the world's most unreached groups are now migrating to urban centers.  This discussion will highlight some recent trends in missions including urban mission, business as mission (BAM), teaching as mission, and other 21st Century strategies.

The Ancient Israelite House
Theology Department - Dr. Cynthia Shafer-Elliott
This mini lecture will look at the ancient Israelite house, both its form and function, and how it helps us understand the world of the Old Testament better.

Ping Pong Tournament and BBQ

12:00 – 1:30pm Third Annual Students vs. Alumni Ping Pong Tournament & BBQ

Come and watch as students and alumni battle for the chance to win an iPad mini and bragging rights (of course)! BBQ lunch provided by the Jessup Athletics Association for all participants and spectators.

Basketball Games | Warrior Arena
Come and support our Jessup Men’s and Women’s Basketball teams as they compete against San Diego Christian University! This will be a game you do not want to miss!
5:30 – 7:00pm Women’s Basketball Game
7:30 – 9:00pm Men’s Basketball Game


We are looking so forward to spending time with you all! If you have any questions regarding the schedule of events please feel free to email hjones@jessup.edu

Register for Homecoming and Family Weekend '17 TODAY!

Spring Care Package - Order Today!

This Valentines Day, the WJU Office of Parent Relations is partnering with Shari Fitzpatrick, Owner of Berried In Chocolate and Jessup Parent, to offer your student a decadent treat that will remind them how much they are loved!

2 Piece Berry Box $7.00
2 Piece Wedgie (Apple Slices) Box $10.00
8 Piece Berry Box $29.95
5 Piece Wedgie Box $25.00
Combo Box: 3 Wedgies/ 4 Berries $29.95
Single Strawberry Rose $9.95
One Dozen Strawberry Rose Bouquet $74.95

Valentine Treats can be purchased HERE.

Order Deadline: Friday, February 3rd 2017. All proceeds support the William Jessup University Office of Parent Relations.

Wishing you and yours a very Merry Christmas,

Heather Jones
Alumni/Parent Relations
(916) 577-1803