Monthly Archives: September 2017

Corban Weekend is Here!

Corban Weekend has begun! See the link below for information and the schedule of events!

Corban Weekend 2017

Celebration of Life service for Esther Suelzle Ybarra

The Suelzle family would like to invite the students, staff, and faculty of Corban University to join them on Sunday, October 1st for a Celebration of Life service for Esther Suelzle Ybarra at Cascade High School in Turner, OR. The service will take place at 3:00 PM in the new auditorium, located near the gym. This service will commemorate Esther’s life, legacy, and what would have been her 22nd birthday (October 3rd).

How are you serving through Reach?

If you want to share your Reach experience, email Liane Smith ( to be part of a video highlighting Reach and how Corban students are serving!



Need a Yearbook?


2017-2018 Yearbooks can be purchased NOW for only $10! You can log onto this website: and pay with a credit or debit card.

If you prefer, you may pay with cash or check; simply put cash or check in an envelope marked YEARBOOK and drop it in the Big Blue Box outside the faculty office on the 5th floor of the Academic Building. Be sure your name is on it.


If you missed out on getting a yearbook last year, you still can do that. For only $5, you can get a copy. Just log onto, and select 2016-2017 Student On-Campus. Use a credit or debit card and pay $5. Or you can pay $5 cash or check. Just email Ellen Kersey, yearbook adviser, at, and she will arrange a time for you to pick up last year’s yearbook.


Check out the error on the bulletin board outside the Adjunct Office, AC5525, across from the elevator. Be the first to email explaining the error, and you’ll earn a free coffee from Common Grounds.

Humans vs Zombies

Starting this Sunday night, humans try to fend off the sudden outbreak of zombie students with nerf guns and sock bombs all around campus. Contact SAB to find out more!

The harvest season is upon us! Come get to know the garden program to help grow food for those in need, learn organic gardening methods, eat tasty vegetables, and sign-up for a Reach project. Meeting times are Mondays from 4:00pm-5:30pm

Please let us know if you would like to be included on our garden email list (

Find us on Facebook at ‘Corban Community Garden

Beach, Reach, and More!

Beach Party 2017!!! Come enjoy some fun in the sun playing games, digging for treasure, eating, and more!

Where? Bob Straub State Park in Pacific City, OR

When? Saturday, September 9th from 2PM-8PM


Greetings from the Barn! Starting this week, our biweekly Barn newsletter will be sent out via email. Each email will include the latest Barn news, including photos, projects, and upcoming events. It’s a great way for us to get to know one another! Hesitant about the frequency, or already plugged-in to our social media sites? You can unsubscribe at any time by clicking on the link at the bottom of each newsletter. (Just don’t forget about us, okay?)


“Make a Difference Day” Wednesday, September 13th.

Hosted by the Reach Program, the day will kick off in chapel with a message from Mark Bulgin, Ike Box co-founder. Mark will share the Ike Box vision, a powerful story about the tragic death of their infant son, and how the Ike Box was born. Ike Box  now impacts the lives of youth through their mission: “We help divested young people build capacity to rise to the challenges of life”.

Evening activities will be located in the Barn from 6:30p.m. -8:30 p.m. and will feature students presenting their summer Reach projects and reflection artwork. Coffee, cheesecake and barn activities will be provided!

Service Saturday Program

Not sure where to serve for Reach? We have an opportunity for you!

Join Reach Coordinator, Liane Smith, and other Corban students for a monthly service day to complete a Reach project! The Service Saturday program will introduce you to issues surrounding our community as we serve with local organizations that are meaningfully impacting Salem.

Details: Attend each monthly Service Saturday and you will satisfy one Reach project.

First Service Saturday: September 16 at Habitat for Humanity (12:30 to 5:00 p.m.)

How to sign up: email and attend an informational meeting. We are limited to 15 students so sign up if you are interested!