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RUSH 2015 Goes to "The Summit" Sept. 18 - 20

Henderson, Tenn. - Sep 02, 2015

RUSH 2015 “will be one of the best we have ever had,” Joe Askew, Director of Admissions at Freed-Hardeman University, said. The annual youth rally, set for Sept. 18 - 20, draws middle and high school students from across the country to FHU’s campus.

This year’s theme, “The Summit,” calls attention to important meetings on mountains found throughout scripture. Keynote speakers will present lessons on Mt. Carmel, Mt. Sinai and the Mount of Transfiguration. Members of the FHU faculty will teach Bible classes and a faculty-led Open Forum will be introduced at RUSH this year.

Throughout the Bible, God’s people may be seen in the depths of valleys as well as on mountaintops. RUSH will explore how young people can come out of the valley, climb the mountains, reach the summit--and stay there, organizers said.

Activities popular in the past such as tailgating and a performance by hypnotist Jim Wand will take place Friday and Saturday nights, respectively. The Vespers, a Nashville-based folk band, will perform in the Commons Friday night. RUSH attendees can also look forward to a new activity: Space Jam theme night.

“I’m most excited about Space Jam theme night, our keynote speaker line-up and Open Forum featuring a panel of FHU Bible faculty,” Askew said. “This is not a RUSH to be missed. We have a packed schedule of non-stop learning and fun.”

A $30 registration fee includes the registration packet, a t-shirt, and Saturday lunch and dinner. With the $20 option, attendees will arrange for their own meals. A full schedule of RUSH activities and registration information may be found at