Bravo Zulu: Dick Walker’s legacy of kindness and community at Cedarville University
By Avonlea Brown
The old man at the coffee shop
Dick Walker, known to many as Chief, sits in Beans and Cream, the local coffee shop. Rarely a morning goes by he can’t be found there, whether meeting a friend or his wife for coffee.
His shaking hand rests on a black cane and a cough wracks his chest. His head swivels to the right every time the door opens, watching students, teachers and townspeople stop in for coffee before going about their lives. Occasionally his face splits into ...
Senior reflections and advice for the next wave of students at Cedarville University
by Noah Tang
Another commencement approaches. Graduating seniors prepare to enter the workforce, and begin reflecting on their time at Cedarville University. Each senior can look back and find areas of their lives that were affected by teachers and peers, and see how they have matured greatly from the four years prior. Now it is time to share the valuable life lessons they have learned with fellow students.
Jonny Gartner is graduating with a degree in political science. He is the chair ...
‘The Cedarville Review’ promotes interdisciplinary expression
by Ashleigh Clark
Cedarville University’s various publications allow students and faculty to showcase their academic and literary writing skills. All the journals published by the university, such as “Channels” or “Musical Offerings,” come with high praise and recognition, but the “Cedarville Review” has a unique place among such publications.
The “Review,” as it is sometimes called, began in 1996. It publishes works from burgeoning writers and artists every year. ...
Meet Denise Leslie: Cedarville University’s ‘resident grandma’
By Avonlea Brown
The food-service workers on campus are familiar, but often overlooked, faces. Many of them are fellow students and others are staff who have spent enough time at Cedarville University to call it a second home. One of those familiar faces is Denise Leslie, or as most of the student body has come to know her, the Stinger’s Lady.
Though they may not remember her by name, any regular customer of Stinger’s can recall interacting with a smiling older woman in a grey ...
Jeff Davenport serves on campus with Campus Security and off campus through disability ministry
By Ashleigh Clark and Avonlea Brown
“Mind if I sit with you folks?” Jeff Davenport asks as he approaches a table full of students in the Willets dormitory lounge.
The group of students looks up at the smiling security officer. Stunned silence follows his question before one student finally nods his head.
“What are you talking about?” Davenport asks again as he sits down in an empty chair.
“Bluegrass music,” a boy in glasses answers. The others still are silent.
Deep Calls for Life: Dr. Elliott’s journey for a kidney donor
By Chris Karenbauer
In the fall of 2021, Senior Professor of Communication Dr. Chuck Elliott received news that his kidneyswere failing. His doctor immediately put Elliott on a waitlist for a new kidney. Twenty years earlier, Elliott lived in Hong Kong, China, with his wife and children as a communication professor at Hong Kong Baptist University. Because of the stress of living in Hong Kong, Elliott experienced health issues. His doctors realized too late that he had high blood pressure, ...
But God: The testimony of Caleb Kanoy
By Josephine Schmidt-Krayer
Caleb Kanoy, a senior Criminal Justice major at Cedarville University, has experienced various challenges throughout his life. Born in Guatemala and raised in Saint Louis, Indiana, Kanoy struggled to find a true connection with his adopted family, except for his grandfather who died when he was 11 years old. After graduating from high school, Kanoy joined the army in rebellion against his family. He later came to Cedarville University to pursue his studies in ...
Cedarville University’s Synergy Initiative continues on campus with Church Multiplication Panel
By Avonlea Brown
The Synergy Initiative officially launched on March 15, 2023, after a year of planning by Dr. Jon Wood, Dr. Jeremy Kimble, and others at Cedarville University.
“Our hope is that students will recognize the amazing training they are already receiving in the classroom and beyond here at CU and think about how they will use that strategically as a disciple of Jesus Christ,” Kimble said.
It continued on campus on April 5 with a guest speaker, Executive Director ...