Benjamin R. Merkle Archives - New Saint Andrews College

Class of 2023: The Way Up Is Down

Dr. Ben Merkle and Dr. Tim Edwards address the freshmen during Prologus (student orientation week). The encouragements and challenges they laid before the freshmen can be summed up with the divine paradox: up is down....

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Presidents Email – October 15, 2018

Welcome to my October update: Greetings from New Saint Andrews College.  Our first term here (Jerusalem Term) has come to an end already after a productive flurry of papers, written exams, and oral exams. In September, while classes were in full swing, we were pleased to have our...

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Presidents Email – September 15, 2018

Welcome to my September update: Hello from New Saint Andrews College.  We are happy to say that our 2018-2019 academic year is in full swing.  Thank you for praying for the adjustment and productivity of our faculty and students' work. We are grateful for your interest and...

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Presidents Email – August 15, 2018

Welcome to my August update: Greetings from New Saint Andrews College as we wrap up a very productive summer and anticipate an exciting academic year featuring our highest freshman enrollment in a decade. We look forward to continuing our mission of educating and graduating leaders who shape...

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Presidents Email – July 15, 2018

Welcome to my July update: Summer greetings from New Saint Andrews College. The summer months bring a different pace to academic institutions, as many of you also enjoy experiencing. I was glad to visit with some of you at the annual Association of Classical and Christian...

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VIDEO – President Ben Merkle | The State of Education

President Ben Merkle spoke at Grace Agenda in February, here are a few of the highlights! .embed-container { position: relative; padding-bottom: 56.25%; height: 0; overflow: hidden; max-width: 100%; height: auto; } .embed-container iframe, .embed-container object, .embed-container embed { position: absolute; top: 0; left: 0; width: 100%;...

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Presidents Email – June 15, 2018

Welcome to my June update: Summer is here, yet we are already gearing up for August. No rest for the wicked - that is, once my family and I get back from our vacation next week. I truly hope you have a good summer as well. College Update Our...

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Presidents Email – May 15, 2018

Welcome to my May update: It is hard to imagine that graduation is already upon us. We are so grateful for the four AA students, the 24 BA students, and the five MA students that will be walking across the stage May 10th! Please join us in Moscow,...

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Presidents Email – April 15, 2018

Welcome to my April update: I hope that your Easter was a happy one - what a joy to celebrate our risen Lord again. As we wrap up our March Madness e-fundraiser, many thanks again to those who have chosen to support it. In any tournament, such...

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Presidents Email – March 15, 2018

Welcome to my March Madness update: March Madness is finally upon us, and my Director of Marketing seems a little too passionate about this month. During the tournament he tends to get sick on Thursdays and Fridays; I'm not sure what the problem is, but his timing seems suspicious....

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