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 ...
An Advisor, a Mentor, a Friend
I remember the first time I met my current advisor. I had just made the decision to switch my major from exercise science to journalism. The problem for me was that I knew virtually nothing about journalism or what it would take to complete the major. I anticipated a lot of writing, which I didn’t mind, but I was scared. My walk from Brock to his office in Alford was filled with nervous anticipation.
That first meeting ended up lasting close to an hour. Initially, we talked about why I ...
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, a Christian university in Indiana, follows a faculty advising model, meaning that faculty ...
Strokes of Hope [Video]
Melinda Pinkerton, daughter of Cedarville University professor Mark Pinkerton, lives with hope while coping with NF2. The disease is destroying her physical body. But Mel's spiritual journey, which she shares through painting and blogging, has been inspirational to countless others.
Freshman Runner Sets Goal for Nationals
Carsyn Koch has had what many would call an impressive year. The freshman runner has several first-place finishes during this track and cross country season, and she is knocking on the doors of Cedarville’s record books.
Koch has the ninth-best 400-meter time at Cedarville, the second-best 800-meter time and the best 1,500-meter time. Furthermore, she’s nationally ranked in Division II in all three events.
However, Koch said that at first she wasn’t sure if she wanted to come to ...
Frisbee Team Competes With Spirit
Two years ago, a group of students created an Ultimate Frisbee club team to represent Cedarville at area tournaments.
“In our first tournament at Ohio Christian, we didn’t have a single point scored on us,” said co-captain Tony Donato. “That was when we realized we still have a lot of good guys that didn’t go to that tournament and if we add them, we will be a really deadly team.”
In their first season as a sanctioned club team, they qualified for the national tournament, an ...
Addicted to Love
When Jill Kingston got a call to pick up a baby at the hospital just five hours after getting her foster parent license, she had no idea what was about to ensue.
The baby had been withdrawing from heroin and was only three pounds. Within hours of bringing him home, he began vomiting violently and aspirating. Soon, he turned blue. Once the baby recovered from the episode, Kingston realized the baby was different than most – he had neonatal abstinence syndrome, also known as NAS.
NAS is ...
Student Spotlight – Calvin Hitchcock: Composer
Music has the ability to bring a story or a concept to life, and that is what sophomore composition major Calvin Hitchcock said he seeks to do in his work.
“I work conceptually, so I really like to have an idea of either a story or concept behind what I am doing,” Hitchcock said.
Calvin’s advisor and piano teacher, Charles Clevenger, said one of the more prominent characteristics of Hitchcock’s work is the emotion.
“Calvin crafts his ideas, and it shows up in the shapes of ...