No Time Like the Present
Tis the season to be, well, greedy. Christmas is a time of family, food and a break from the stresses of life, but the holiday emphasis is often on the gifts one will soon receive. While this is not a bad thing, Christmas can also be used to bless those in need both materially and spiritually.
Jim Cato, associate vice president of Christian ministries, said he and his family have used the holidays to give gifts to families in need and send gift-filled shoeboxes to children around the world ...
Editors’ 2014 Christmas Media Picks
“The Muppet Christmas Carol”
“The Muppet Christmas Carol” is a delightful adaptation of Charles Dickens’ classic tale in which a greedy old man named Scrooge is visited by four ghosts on Christmas Eve. During these visits, Scrooge (spoiler alert – oh wait, the book has been out for over a hundred years!) has a change of heart and learns to embrace the spirit of Christmas.
The movie stays true to the novel on which it’s based, and the cast consists of both humans ...
20 Years, Engineers
Cedarville’s school of engineering celebrated the 20th anniversary of its first graduating class this school year. Known as the department of engineering until this year, the university recently changed its title to the school of engineering.
Robert Chasnov, dean of the school of engineering, said he has witnessed many changes and developments throughout his time here.
In 1990, Duane Wood, the academic vice president at the time, had the vision to start an engineering department at ...
An Artist from Appalachia
Cooley Turner, a Cedarville custodial services employee for 28 years, is a man of many stories.
He’s climbed from poverty in the hills of Kentucky, spent time in the Peace Corps, earned a plaque on the wall of Cedarville’s Dixon Ministry Center and dabbled in the arts — from pottery to painting to poetry — for most of his life.
And he’s done all that without obtaining a college degree.
According to his daughter, Turner, 68, has used his artistic talents to enrich lives, ...
Two Sports, One Goal
Connor Scott experienced a situation that most people can only dream of. In his last collegiate soccer game, the G-MAC championship, he scored a goal that became the difference in a 1-0 victory for the Cedarville men’s soccer team, winning the conference title.
“It was a surreal moment,” he said, “and it’s probably one of the best sports memories I’ll ever have.”
Five days later, Scott traded the grass for the hardwood, stepping into the gym to prepare for the upcoming ...
Student Spotlight – Justin Eisner: Videographer
Justin Eisner, a freshman business management major and digital film minor, wants to start his own film production company.
A few weeks ago, Eisner created a video lookbook, a video showcase of different products offered, for the clothing company Honor Raleigh. He got the job by emailing the company and asking them if they wanted a video made. They had seen his work and welcomed his offer.
“A lot of people who I look up to are always telling me, ‘Don’t wait for luck to come your ...
Building into the Student Experience
Renovating buildings on Cedarville’s campus is a long process and one involving many different people.
“My job is to meet the building needs of the group, whether it be for an academic program or for Christian Ministry,” said Rod Johnson, associate vice president for operations.
Most recently, Johnson said he has been working closely with the faculty and staff of the science department.
Johnson said the Engineering and Science Center, which houses most of the science programs, ...
Musical Review: ‘Peter Pan Live!’
Most people are familiar with the story of Peter Pan, whether from watching the animated Disney film or reading the original tale by J. M. Barrie. There’s no question that the story of Peter Pan has remained as timeless as Pan himself and continues to be a favorite among children and grown-ups alike. “Peter Pan” was chosen as this year’s live televised musical broadcast by NBC.
“Peter Pan Live!” aired Dec. 4 on NBC, a follow-up to their highly successful “Sound of Music ...
Finals Week Stress Relievers
Have a lot of finals and final projects to work on? Or maybe you don’t and just have a lot of free time. Either way, take a break, grab some friends and check out these stress-relieving activities.
Christmas at the Pennsylvania House
Head over to the Pennsylvania House Museum in Springfield for a gorgeous holiday display. Built in 1839, the Pennsylvania House was a popular inn during its time. From 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. on Dec. 6, the museum will have its annual Christmas celebration. Visitors ...
Just Sayin’: Row Your Boat
Well, you’ve made it. Almost. Only one more week stands between you and the freedoms of winter break.
For some of you, thoughts of finals send shivers down your spine. Your professors seem to find joy in condensing an entire semester into a single two-hour time period. And not just one professor. All of them. Your weekly planner is a mixture of all-nighters at Tim Horton’s and multiple Killer Bees from Rinnova the following day.
Others of you may not have it so bad. Maybe you have a ...