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To Build, to Bike, to Bond

Crafting bikes by hand is one way professor Jay Kinsinger worships. “When I create wooden bicycles I feel (God’s) pleasure,” Kinsinger said. “It’s a form of worship for me.” Kinsinger, who has taught mechanical and biomedical engineering at Cedarville for 16 years, said the first wooden bike he builttook him more than 400 hours to complete. Fortunately, he said, since he’s had quite a bit of practice at this point, he’s gotten the time down to about 100 hours. Kinsinger ...

Riding for a New Day

Cedarville seniors and 2014 graduates Erik Johnson, James Blackwell, Ben Tuttle, Greg Johnson and Ryan Gustafson are planning a cross-country bike trip for after graduation, but they have a bigger purpose in mind for the trip. Blackwell is a senior nursing major and has been heavily involved in planning this trip. He and three others – Tuttle, Greg Johnson and Gustafson – will ride their bikes across the United States this summer, raising money and support for the Springfield, Ohio, ...

Transforming the Advising Process

Cedarville is restructuring its faculty advising process to encourage more of a mentoring relationship between advisors and advisees, said Dr. Pam Johnson, dean of undergraduate studies. “Advising ‘devolved’ into getting the student registered for classes and hoping he or she meets the graduation requirements,” Johnson said. “If you ask many advisors and many students ‘What’s advising at Cedarville?’ It’s meeting with your advisor to get your code, to get your classes, to get ...

Comparing the Advising Process

We know how Cedarville University does advising, but what about some of its competitors? How do other schools define an advisor? Does being a Christian college affect the model used? Or is the advising process determined by the size of the school? Cedars sought answers to these questions and others by talking with representatives from six competing universities. Taylor University Taylor University, a Christian university in Indiana, follows a faculty advising model, meaning that faculty ...

World Fair Brings Diversity to Campus

Cedarville’s World Fair will bring diverse culture experiences to campus on April 13 from 6:30-8 p.m. in the BTS. The Fair will feature fantastic sights, smells and sounds, said Brenda Reid, coordinator of international student services.The event will feature booths with different kinds of food from around the world, made by the volunteers. Other highlights will also include an art station, henna tattoos and camel rides. The entertainment will include live music from a bagpipe perform...

Students “Dash to the Dominican” For A Good Cause

“Dash to the Dominican” is a 5K and 10k race hosted by SGA will be held on Saturday, April 18 to benefit Makarios, a school in the Dominican Republic. Makarios ministers to kids from kindergarten through sixth grade who live in poverty. The school provides kids with education and health care and shares the gospel with them. SGA philanthropy director Carissa Drum’s goal is to raise enough money to help Makarios add six new classrooms, which would help them add more grades to their ...

Muslim Ministry Org Equips Students

Editor’s note: Sources are named by first names only because of the sensitivity of potential future ministry. Members of the Cedarville org Rusul Salaam are passionate about reaching Muslim people with the gospel of Jesus Christ, and they are beginning by raising awareness and growing support around campus. Hannah is a junior intercultural studies major pursuing minors in both biology and Middle Eastern studies. She is the president of Rusul Salaam, having begun her term at the start of ...

Cedarville Theatre, Music Programs Encourage Love of Arts

As the week-long arts celebration closes with the annual Pops Concert on March 27, an appreciation and emphasis on the arts continues in several classes, events and groups throughout campus. But with just 32 students studying theatre and 100 music and worship students, campus productions rely on non-majors to round out the performance groups. Theatre The theatre faculty have the opportunity to work with students in their major and students in other majors who have an interest in theatre. ...

Cedars Wins 8 SPJ Regional Awards

Cedars staff members combined to win eight awards for their work during 2014 in the Society of Professional Journalists Mark of Excellence regional competition. The awards were presented Saturday at the regional conference at Ohio University. Photographer Jillian Philyaw placed first in two categories, feature photography and general news photography. Reporters Lauren Eissler, Emily Finlay and Madison Troyer won the in-depth reporting category for a package of stories about the costs of ...

Elliv: Creating Community

Whether you are a freshman, senior or super-senior at Cedarville, the chances are good that you have heard about Elliv, the yearly student-run awards show. Although specific details, such as the songs, will remain a secret until the big day, the planning processes and history of Elliv don’t have to be kept a secret. Elliv is an SGA production, involving close to 200 students. Brian Burns, the director of Student Life Programs, and Dan MacDougall, the assistant director, oversee Elliv. ...