Saturday•October 12 CHECK-IN AT INMAN STUDENT & COMMUNITY CENTER Meet faculty & staff • Recognition of CMU national-competitors • Academic hands-on activities • Face painting • Kids area • Two free T-shirts per family (at check-in) • Marching Band, Flag and Choir performances • Walking Tour of Historic Fayette • Student Group Fund-raising Fair • Exotic Animals • Tower & Step Singing • Drawings for Eagle Pride Play Performance - 2 p.m. Family Picnic at Student & Community Center - 4:30 to 6:30 SCRIMMAGES & GAMES: Friday - Women’s Soccer, 5 p.m. Saturday - JV Volleyball, 11 a.m.; Women Reserve Soccer, 11 a.m.; Men Reserve Soccer, 1 p.m.; Football, 6 p.m. Central Methodist University • Fayette, Mo. Vol. 141 • No. 5 • (Continued on Page 2) • www.centralmethodist.edu BAND DAY 2013 CMU earns 5-star ‘Champions of Character’ rating Central Methodist has been named a 2012-13 NAIA Champions of Character Five-Star Institution and tied for second in the country with a 98 out of 100 points on the Champions of Character Scorecard. The Eagles tied for second with Columbia (S.C.), and both institutions fell one point shy of Oklahoma Baptist. The Champions of Character Scorecard measures each institution’s commitment to the NAIA Champions of Character program. Points are earned in five key areas: character training, conduct in competition, character recognition, academic focus and character promotion. This year, more than 80 percent of NAIA member institutions scored the 60 points necessary to be named Five-Star Champions October 9, 2013 IN SPITE OF RAIN and blustery winds last Saturday, more than 50 high school and junior high bands from throughout Missouri converged on the streets of Fayette and the CMU campus for the university’s annual Band Day, a tradition at Central since the mid-1960s. Here, the CMU Marching Eagles lead-off the street competition shortly after 9 a.m. Results of the various competitions will be printed in the Oct. 23 issue of the paper. Joshua Jacobs is CMU’s new VP for development An administrator from a ma- ment. “He has a passion for higher jor public university in Kentucky education, a proven history of suchas been named to head develop- cess, and a contagious personality. ment and fund-raising Those will serve him well efforts at Central Methas he leads our advanceodist University. ment and alumni efforts.” Joshua E. Jacobs, Jacobs has contracted 33, will begin work to purchase a home just in Fayette Monday as outside Fayette. vice-president for ad“My wife (Sarah) vancement and alumni and I were charmed by relations. He replacthe campus and were es Donna J. Merrell impressed by the instiwho stepped-down tutions’ efforts to serve abruptly Aug. 14 after Missouri,” he said. “I’m serving approximately Joshua Jacobs very excited to join the three years in the posiCMU community.” The tion. couple has one daughter, Lucy. “We are excited that Dr. JaThe new administrator comes cobs is joining the CMU team,” here from Murray State Universtated university President Roger sity in Murray, Ky., where he Drake in making the announce- has been chief of staff for MSU’s president since 2008. Earlier he served as an education policy lobbyist and as an event organizer for two Illinois governors, and spent a year working for the Illinois Department of Agriculture’s State Fair Bureau. At Murray State, Jacobs has been responsible for the daily operations of the university and worked closely with campus groups and individuals to advance its mission. MSU enrolls some 10,800 students and its operating budget exceeds $150 million. He worked on branding and case development for its recently-completed $72 million fund drive. At CMU, Jacobs will direct a nine member staff tasked with various fund-raising and alumni relations duties. The annual fund, corporate and foundation relations, prospect research, major gifts, planned giving, comprehensive and capital campaigns, plus alumni and constituent relations will be among his responsibilities. And although it has not been formally announced, one of his key challenges will be to direct the upcoming capital fund campaign for renovation of CMU’s 50-year-old Stedman Hall of Science. “CMU has been innovative in its efforts to serve its broad base of students, and one of the goals for our advancement team is to build upon the strong reputation of the institution,” Jacobs said. He will be part of the CMU senior staff along with four oth- er vice presidents. Jacobs will work closely with the advancement committee of the Board of Trustees,in addition to other trustee committees and CMU’s Alumni Association board of directors. While his duties are diverse, Jacobs notes that it all comes down to working with university constituents and donor prospects to strengthen CMU’s financial resources. In addition to a doctor of education degree from Vanderbilt University, Jacobs has a master’s degree in organizational management from Fielding Graduate University (Santa Barbara, Calif.) in addition to a bachelor’s degree (biology/premedicine) from Millikin University in Decatur, Ill..