Student Spotlight – Jonathan Bitner: Paper Architect
Freshman Jonathan Bitner makes origami. But it’s not only a casual hobby – he’s even recreated famous monuments.
Bitner was first introduced to origami during his sophomore year of high school. His class was doing a project to raise money for people affected by the tsunami in Japan by making 1,000 paper cranes. The cranes were then sent to different organizations that would donate $1-$2 to Japan for every crane.
During this time, Bitner made about 500 cranes, and his interest in ...
Student Spotlight – Lesley Nash: Colonial Dancer
Senior Lesley Nash went from Yellowstone scenery to Ohio cornfields and found it hard to cope. So she taught colonial dancing.
Nash, a history education major, picked up this hobby during her time at Jackson Hole Bible College, a one-year Bible school near Jackson, Wyo.
“We were kind of in the middle of nowhere – tiny, tiny school,” Nash said. “Not much to do on nights when you’ve just finished a class.”
Nash said an alumnus who was also a professional dance caller in ...
Student Spotlight – Brian McCray: Caricature Artist
For student artist Brian McCray, art is the expression of what humans feel and observe, he says. In fact, humans are the basis for McCray’s most famous work on campus.
With his sketchbook in one hand and a cup of coffee in the other, McCray was ready to go to work, even though he was about to sit down for an interview. A sophomore graphic design major from Beavercreek, Ohio, his real claim to fame on campus is his ink pen caricatures.
For many Cedarville students, their first ...
Student Spotlight – Student Witnesses Using the Arts
The class of 2016 may know her as the girl who sang a piece of “Defying Gravity” from “Wicked” at last fall’s small group game show competition.
Alisha Symington, a sophomore from Knoxville, Tenn., double-majoring in music and theatre, said she was caught a little by surprise with the performance.
“I was like, ‘Oh, so this is the first time I’m going to sing in front of Cedarville University,’”she said.
Although spontaneous, Symington’s game show performance would ...