Lexington – On Saturday, October 10, Jubilee University invited neighbors and friends to a two-hour “Meet & Greet,” which was the university’s first public event since its parent organization Jubilee World purchased the former Wentworth Military Academy campus in Lexington, Missouri, in late June. Despite the ongoing pandemic, the event drew a larger-than-expected crowd and was divided into two parts, the first hour featuring speakers and presentations and the second half featuring live music by Jubilee World singers and musicians.
Kicking off in a beautiful autumn setting, the first half of the event featured speakers from Jubilee University as well as its parent organization Jubilee World who shared the history, mission, and vision of the two organizations and how they are partnering to make the university start successful.
Following the presentations, the Mayor of Lexington, Joe Aull, shared a word of blessing for the university and informed visitors how the university and city are looking to work together going forward. The first half of the program was concluded by local pastor Rev. Devasahayam Gudime, who prayed for the leadership of the university and the city as well as all future activities taking place at Jubilee university.
During a brief intermission, visitors were able to mingle freely and meet university leaders and staff to get to know each other and ask questions and share concerns. The second half of the program then followed with a diverse selection of live music by singers and musicians from Jubilee World, showcasing to an extent how the university will help spread church music and shape future generations of ministers.
The event abided by all local and national guidance regarding face coverings as well as social distancing and disinfection, featuring a strict face mask requirement, spaced-out seating, and hand-sanitizer available to all visitors.
On Oct. 2, Jubilee University leadership was invited to the Wentworth Military Academy Museum’s annual homecoming event. During the meeting, several memorabilia that had to be left behind during Wentworth’s final days–including building lettering and crests from the Administration Building and the former Tillotson Barracks–were officially handed over to the Museum as a sign of friendship and gratitude between alumni of the former school and the budding University.
After sharing a brief presentation about the University’s upcoming plans and its hopes to help “keep the Wentworth spirit alive,” leaders from the both the Museum and the University posed together with some of the memorabilia, together forming the acronym WMA for the former school.
Originally, the WMA Museum had hoped to hold a bonfire at its traditional spot on University grounds, but due to unforeseen circumstances the decision was made to move it to a different location this year.
You are hereby cordially invited to the upcoming Meet & Greet at Jubilee University’s campus at 1880 Washington Avenue in Lexington, Missouri (formerly home to Wentworth Military Academy).
The event is free of charge and will take place Oct. 10 between 10 a.m. – 12 p.m.
The first hour will be an opportunity to meet with some of the staff and friends of the university, with the second hour being an opportunity to walk the grounds and listen to music. There will also be gifts and refreshments.
Unfortunately, at this point, there is no access to any of the buildings, both pertaining to the ongoing pandemic as well as building repairs currently being undertaken.
While the event is free of charge, we kindly ask all visitors to register in advance via the link below:
We look forward to seeing you there!
IMPORTANT: In order to prevent the spread of the deadly COVID-19 virus, visitors are required to wear masks or face coverings at all times while on university grounds. It is predicted that by the end of the year, the virus will have caused more US deaths in 2020 than all 2017 deaths of diabetes, influenza, pneumonia, kidney disease and suicide combined.
Jubilee University is proud to unveil its new sign adorning the Administration Building at the corner of Washington Ave & 18th St. in Lexington. The new signage features embossed gold lettering and is crowned with the university emblem, matching the classical architecture of the building.
In addition, the new sign perfectly complements the large street sign that was installed recently and will help ensure students and visitors know where to go for administrative services such as enrollment and student finances.
Jubilee University received the professional advice by the librarian for the Lecture Hall & Library building to establish the University library. At the current existing bookshelves that are already setup at the library, it’s expected that upto 20,000 books can be furnished with the possible capacity to add more bookselves and books.
In addition, the music speciality function section can be added with the audio listening room, music technology computers including standard professional software for office applications, graphic design, music notation, digital music library, and other specialized music software packages.
Currently Jubilee Univerisity library has two spaces, a) the professional library room which can install the computer desks, and b) the lobby section with the surrounded bookshelves, reception desk, and more study desks. The designer of Jubilee University has offered up the interior design input and ideas to build up the university library as well.
Jubilee University is to develop and lay out the solid foundational plan to build up the functional and practical music library that can boost and enhance the study quality for the students.
On Friday, Jubilee University erected a magnificent new campus sign at the main entrance to its campus at 18th St & Washington Ave in Lexington, Missouri. The sign features the university’s emblem, underlined by its name and campus location.
Neighbors and passersby came to look at the new sign and expressed excitement over seeing the storied campus spring to life again in one of the town’s historical districts. In the coming weeks, the university is planning to erect additional signs around the campus, including a new sign on the administrative building, as well as the building formerly known as the Tillotson Barracks.
Jubilee University has been putting the collaborative effort to retain the historical heritage that the city of Lexington holds since the beginning of the previous academy, Wenthworth until its closing.
Jubilee University inherited this precious Land to stand firmly as the biblical institution and unfold the new history on the foundation of Jesus Christ by offering the Christian music and arts education to raise up the worshippers for God’s Kingdom.
Wenthworth Museum in Lexington City coordinates the annual homecoming event for Alumni, and Lexington residents every year, and this year Jubilee University will welcome this annual event to be held at Jubilee University campus on October 2, 2020.
The event will be with a bonfire and the mutual support between the old and new school will be strengthen through this event. President, Wentworth Museum Board of Directors, George Hittner expects that the annual bonfire event will result in an immediate huge support for Jubilee.