Tabor College (Kansas)


Tabor College (Kansas)

Tabor College is a four-year Christian liberal arts institution in Hillsboro, Kansas, United States. It was founded in 1908 by members of the Mennonite Brethren and Krimmer Mennonite Brethren Christian churches. Tabor is currently owned and operated by the Mennonite Brethren Church and follows the confession of faith of that church.

There were 468 students enrolled at the Tabor College Hillsboro campus for the Fall 2007 semester. Total headcount, including Tabor College School of Adult and Graduate Studies in Wichita, Kan. was 599.

*Mission: "Preparing people for a life of learning, work, and service for Christ and His kingdom."

*Vision: "To be the college of choice for students who seek a life-transforming, academically excellent, globally relevant and decidedly Christian education."

Undergraduate Programs

Education, Social Science, & Applied Arts
*Athletic Training
*Business Administration
*Education
*Health/Physical Education
*History
*International Studies
*Psychology and Sociology
*Social Science

Humanities
*Biblical & Religious Studies
*Communications
*English
*Graphic Design
*Humanities
*Music
*Philosophy
*Christian Ministry

Natural & Mathematical Sciences
*Biology
*Chemistry
*Biochemistry
*Mathematics
*Computer Science
*Computer Systems Administration
*Medical Technology
*Natural and Mathematic Sciences

Pre-Professional Programs
*Pre-Dental
*Pre-Medical
*Pre-Nursing
*Pre-Physical Therapy
*Pre-Optometry
*Pre-Engineering

Available Minors
*Accounting
*Biochemistry
*Chemistry
*Church Music
*Coaching
*Communications
*English
*Environmental Science
*History
*Information Systems
*Integrated Marketing
*International Studies
*Management
*Marketing
*Mathematics
*Mission
*Music
*Painting
*Political Science
*Psychology

Adult and Graduate Studies

Over 100 students are enrolled in the School of Adult and Graduate Studies (AGS)degree completion program, which offers three undergraduate programs: Registered Nurse to Bachelor's of Science in Nursing; Christian Ministry; and Business Administration. Students can enroll in core curriculum courses through the college's STEPS (Studies That Enhance Program Success) program. AGS also offers an MBA with a concentration in Accounting. The average length of time for a School of Adult and Graduate Studies degree completion program is 18 to 29 months.

tudy Abroad Options

The Council for Christian Colleges and Universities (CCCU) is a cooperative organization of Christ-centered, four-year colleges and universities rooted in the liberal arts and offering professional programs. Through Tabor’s affiliation with the CCCU, Tabor students have the opportunity to participate in a variety of programs."'
*CCCU Semester-long programs include:"'
*American Studies Program in Washington, D.C.
*Australia Studies Center Program in Sydney
*China Studies Program
*Contemporary Music Center in Martha’s Vineyard, MA
*Latin American Studies Program in San Jose, Costa Rica
*Middle East Studies Program in Cairo, Egypt
*Oxford Summer Programme
*Russian Studies Program
*Scholar’s Semester in Oxford, England
*Uganda Studies Program
*Washington Journalism Center

Missions & Service

Tabor students are provided with several service opportunities in keeping with the faith-based mission of the college. During new student orientation, students participate in a service day, working alongside others in Hillsboro and other sites in Newton and Wichita. Groups work with women’s shelters, clothing banks, low-income housing projects, and other organizations.

Other opportunities for service are met through:
*Campus Ministries Council
*Impact
*Prison Ministries
*Mission Trips
*Wichita Urban Ministries Plunge

tudent Organizations

There are a variety of organizations available on campus for students of all interests. Students are encouraged to take part in activities outside the classroom. Leadership opportunities in these organizations provide students with experience for their future vocations.

Ministry

*i268 – A student touring contemporary praise band

Performing Arts

*Choir
*Orchestra
*Theater

tudent Government

*Campus Ministries Council – Coordinating student ministries
*Student Activities Board – Planning social events
*Student Senate – Representing student opinion

tudent Organizations & Clubs

*Business Club – Interact with Business Professionals
*Intramurals – On-campus sports
*Multicultural Student Union – Understanding the World
*Science Club – Everything Involves Science
*Student Music Association – Collegiate Music Educators National Conference
*The Blue Jay – Tabor College Yearbook
*The View – Campus newspaper

Athletics

Tabor College participates in 16 sports, including football, volleyball, men's and women's basketball, baseball, softball, soccer, tennis, and men's and women's track and field. Mascot: Bluejays. Women: Lady Jays. Colors: Royal Blue & Gold.

Tabor is a member of the Kansas Collegiate Athletic Conference (KCAC) which is part of the NAIA. Other KCAC member schools are Bethany College, Bethel College, Friends University, Kansas Wesleyan University, McPherson College, Ottawa University, Southwestern College, Sterling College, and University of Saint Mary.

Main Campus

Tabor's main campus is situated in Hillsboro, Kansas, a town of approximately 3500 residents, located approximately 45 miles north of Wichita. Nearby cities include Newton, McPherson, Salina, and Emporia.

ee also

* List of colleges and universities in the United States

External links

* [http://www.tabor.edu/ Official website]


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