The Lubbock Christian University Associates are hosting an evening “At the Fair” on Friday at 6:15 pm in the Student Union Building (SUB). For $10 per person, guests can enjoy fair food, including Mexican street corn, homemade pie, hot dogs, and Frito pie. Musical group Brazos West will entertain guests throughout the evening.
“At the Fair” was organized in conjunction with the Associate Women for Christian Education (AWCE) conference, hosted by the LCU Associates this year. This conference is held annually at sister schools across the nation so that organizations similar to the LCU Associates can collaborate and share how they supports their respective school.
“The AWCE conference is a great place to build relationships, fellowship and share ideas on how to best serve the universities we love so dearly,” says Kristin Hagins, member of the LCU Associates.
Throughout the conference, guests will attend breakout sessions and devotionals centered on the theme “Under Construction.” LCU President Tim Perrin and his wife, Lucy, will host conference visitors in their home for lunch that Friday.
The LCU Associates originated in 1958 with their first project, sewing curtains for the cafetorium barrack windows. Six months later, the Associates had 900 charter members, many of whom are still active participants today. The organization has raised almost $3 million for LCU since the first meeting.
The money raised by the Associates fund unbudgeted items for departments and offices. Past projects include the construction of the Associates Behavioral Science building, renovation of the Arnett House, and remodeling Johnson Hall. Current projects include purchasing new equipment for the nurse practitioner program, lab equipment for the physical science department, new band equipment, and updating the School of Education computer lab.
The booths at the South Plains Fair are the Associates’ largest fundraiser along with their award winning cookbook, “Treasured Recipes." Other projects to raise funds include an annual Foodless Food Sale, selling Chap Sacks to parents of students living on campus, and maintaining their treasured Associates Gift Shoppe and Quilt Room in the Arnett House on the LCU campus.
Lubbock Christian University has more than 2000 students and is a four-year private master's level institution that promotes unique educational opportunities with a strategic focus on student success in four key areas: spiritual formation, intellectual growth, personal stewardship and leadership development. Degree programs are offered for both bachelor’s degrees and master’s degrees. For over 55 years, the school has offered academic excellence in a Christian environment.