Okoro’s Unusual Journey to Cedarville
by Tim Miller
For most collegiate athletes, it takes dedication from a young age to become good enough to be successful in high-level college sports. For Cedarville University junior basketball player Robert Okoro, basketball was far from his mind for most of his life.
Okoro, a native of Imo State, Nigeria, didn’t enter a basketball gym until Dec. 19, 2009. Okoro said he remembered watching the sport on the Olympics and thought it looked elementary, but there’s a reason he remembers the ...
Building Worlds to Remember
How stages are designed to bring stories to life and immerse audiences
by Nathan Robertson
We’ve all heard the age old adage, “Home is where the heart is.” This idea of ‘place’ is a vital part of shaping who we are and helping us to identify various experiences we’ve been through. Whether it’s the room where you met your best friend, or the front porch where you had your first breakup, place and setting help us to remember experiences.
Thus, it would only make sense, that ...
Lady Jackets Open Conference Play with Win
by Tim Miller
The No. 24 Cedarville Lady Jackets (6-1,1-0 G-MAC) won their conference opener against the Trevecca Nazarene Trojans on Thursday night, 75-60. Five players reached double digits in the game for Cedarville.
Junior guard Regina Hochstetler led the Lady Jackets in scoring with 15 points on 6-13 shooting.
The Lady Jackets’ two starting forwards each flirted with double-doubles. Senior forward Emily Williams reached double digits in scoring for the first time this season and ...
Bain Reaches 1,000 Career Points as Cedarville Topples Trevecca
by Tim Miller
Patrick Bain scored his 1,000th career point in the Cedarville Yellow Jackets (6-2, 1-0 G-MAC) conference opening win over the Trevecca Nazarene Trojans. Bain finished with 21 points, all of which came in the second half. Bain also added seven rebounds, five assists and two blocks.
Bain said he’s humbled to play college basketball, and even more so to score 1,000 points.
“It’s a good feeling,” Bain said. “I couldn’t have done it without my teammates constantly ...
Eugene Fortier: God and Guitar
by Shelby Ahlborg
From music majors and minors to people who join choirs and bands just for fun, Cedarville has no shortage of talented musicians on campus. One of those musicians is Eugene Fortier, a junior music performance major with a specialty in classical guitar.
Fortier has been playing guitar since he was 14. He owes his passion to the American singer-songwriter Johnny Cash, a favorite artist of his grandfather.
“My dad had an old guitar in his closet that I picked out and ...
Bain Goes to East Asia for a Higher Purpose
USA Eagles ministers to others through basketball
by Tim Miller
For most basketball players, summer is a time for players to hone their craft and meticulously work on small parts of their game. Some do that through private workouts, while others join summer teams to get additional in-game experience.
For Cedarville University senior guard Patrick Bain, part of his summer was spent both improving his game and working toward strengthening interpersonal relationships for a traveling basketb...
Students Serve Houston After Harvey
by Zach Krauss
Over fall break, 32 Cedarville students and three staff members ministered to those affected in Houston, Texas by Hurricane Harvey.
The trip was led by staff members Keith Holcomb, assistant director for Global Outreach; Jim Cato, associate vice president of Christian Ministries; and Deborah Brown, UMS receptionist.
The trip began on Oct. 14, before fall break officially started. Students from every year and multiple majors were excused from classes in to go on the trip. ...
CU Students to Sing in Kettering
by Kristen Farley
‘Tis the season once more, and the upcoming Travis Cottrell Christmas concert on Dec. 9 and 10, featuring some of Cedarville’s finest, is a great way to get into the holiday spirit.
The First Baptist Church of Kettering will be hosting a Christmas Celebration concert, featuring Dove Award-winning artist Travis Cottrell and his equally notable band.
Cedarville’s Concert Chorale and Men’s Glee Club had previously collaborated with the church for the retirement ...
Cedarville Blows Out Shawnee State in Testy Affair
by Tim Miller
The Cedarville Yellow Jackets (5-2) blew out the Shawnee State Bears on Saturday night by a final count of 106-80. Cedarville shot 63 percent from the field and 69 percent from behind the 3-point line in the game.
Junior forward Joey Morlan broke out for a career-high 20 points on 6-8 shooting from behind the arc. Morlan said ending his slow start to the season tonight will give him confidence going forward.
“It was nice to see a couple go down tonight,” Morlan said. ...
Third Wave Water Still Riding the ‘Shark Tank’ Wave
by Alexandria Hentschel
For Taylor Minor and Charles Nick, ABC’s reality television series “Shark Tank,” where aspiring entrepreneurs pitch their businesses to investors, was just the push their fledgling company, Third Wave Water, needed.
The water additive brand is based in Cedarville next door to Telemetry Coffee Roasters, Minor’s coffee shop. Third Wave Water sells mineral capsules of calcium, magnesium, and sodium that add flavor to distilled water. Their invention solves for ...