Gutenberg College exists to serve those who want to pursue the truth so that they can make good decisions and live good lives. We welcome anyone and everyone interested in this fundamental project. To this end, we have put great effort into locating those individuals in communities all over the region so that they, too, might have the opportunity to grow.
We have built new partnerships with a number of like-minded institutions in order to locate and serve students. We have developed new promotional materials to better communicate how Gutenberg can help. And we have been more active in the public sphere. With a strategic and sustainable recruitment plan and fundraising efforts well underway, we are laying a foundation for good.
Below is a list of outreach efforts we have engaged in 2017-2018:
- Gutenberg College developed partnerships with a number of like-minded national and international organizations. These organizations include Classical Conversations (continued from 2016-2017), Worldview Academy, Summit Ministries, and Sonlight Curriculum. Gutenberg College developed grants for graduates of each of these organizations to encourage them to consider attending Gutenberg College.
- Gutenberg College became a sponsor/affiliate of Logos Online School.
- Gutenberg College became an affiliate institution of the Association for Classical Christian Schools.
- Fall & winter: Gutenberg College expanded Workshop offerings to address content in the Classical Conversations curriculum, particularly Francis Schaeffer’s book How Shall We Then Live? Workshops were given to Classical Conversations communities in Albany, Portland, Bend, and Monroe.
- Provost Eliot Grasso served as guest speaker for Scholé Academy online.
- Provost Eliot Grasso gave a free concert for students of Wellsprings Friends School in Eugene.
- Provost Eliot Grasso gave a talk to the Rotary Club of Eugene.
- Gutenberg College offered Community Classes on Wednesday nights. Community-class videos are now available on Gutenberg’s Patreon website.
- Gutenberg College has made 174 postings on Instagram and Facebook.
- Gutenberg College created new brochures and posters to send to all local high schools and classical Christian schools in Oregon, Washington, Idaho, and California. Brochures and posters were sent to 92 high schools.
- Gutenberg College hosted visits from 26 perspective students.
- Gutenberg College launched its Workshop series and offered three workshops: Stream Ecology; Music: Performance, Composition, Culture; and Philosophy.
- Gutenberg created its first (mobile friendly) online application process.
- Gutenberg College held a professional development seminar for Heritage Charter School in Escondido, California.
- Gutenberg was a vendor for Classical Conversations’ Twentieth Anniversary Celebration in Washington.
- October 17: Gutenberg College appears on the front page of The Register Guard newspaper in an article titled “ ‘Small is beautiful’: Eugene’s Gutenberg College has just 13 students.”
- Gutenberg College partnered with Global Education Oregon at the University of Oregon to set up the College’s first networked international study-abroad program.
- Gutenberg College purchased a half-page ad in CiRCE’s FORMA magazine, “07: The Conversation Issue.
- Gutenberg College created new promotional videos through Oregonian Media Group and launched an online recruiting campaign.
- January: Eliot Grasso and Moctar Zibare met with representatives of the Rafiki Foundation, an organization that brings Christian Classical education to low-income families all over Africa.
- January: Eliot Grasso gave a Gutenberg College promotional talk at Lifegate Christian School.
- February 10: Gutenberg College had a promotional table at the Breathe Conference in Lebanon, Oregon.
- March 7 & 8: Eliot Grasso and Andy Truitt toured California giving promotional talks for Classical Conversations and Gutenberg College.
- March 9 & 10: Gutenberg College hosted its first Preview Days, an event that brought prospective students and their families together to get a sense of the Gutenberg experience with a full day of classes, meals, and an overnight stay. We will host a fall Preview Days on October 26-27, 2018.
- Gutenberg College hosted an art exhibit for Summer Johnston called “The Shape of Thought.”
- Gutenberg College became a member of the Eugene, Oregon, Chamber of Commerce.
- May 18: Gutenberg College held Friends Night at Drawn to help engage the community and rekindle relationships. Eighty-six registrants attended this free event.
- Gutenberg expanded the Workshop series to include Stream Ecology, Poetry, Music, Visual Art, and Mathematics.
- Gutenberg College offered a seminar and college talk for LETRS in tri-cities Washington.
- June: Gutenberg College had a promotional table at the OCEANetwork Conference in Albany.
- July: Gutenberg College was a sponsor for the CiRCE National Conference 2018, and Provost Eliot Grasso attended.
- August: Gutenberg College hired a part-time fundraiser with contacts in the Portland business and Christian community.
Donate to Gutenberg
Gutenberg has launched its Guide for Good campaign. The sustainability of a college depends upon its ability to bring in students, to have name-recognition, and to have a solid base of support.
The first phase of the campaign was an amazing success, thanks to the generosity of our supporters. We matched the board’s gift of $12,000 by raising $14,522, giving us a total of $26,522!
In the second phase of the campaign, we have set a goal of raising $250,000 by the end of December 2018. Join us in our efforts to be a guide for good.
Here’s how far we’ve come!