On Engineering and Faith: A Q&A with Professor Matt Williams

By Allison Todd on December 13, 2017

Matt Williams, assistant professor of engineering, recently joined the Cornerstone University community as a faculty member in the Kinesiology, Science & Mathematics Division. With degrees in both engineering and theology, he is passionate about preparing college students to excel as virtuous engineering professionals and committed disciples of Christ.

During a recent conversation, Professor Williams…

How to Manage Your Money in College

By Sydney Wheat on December 1, 2017

During my first year at Cornerstone, my concept of money was not fully established. One day, during January of my freshman year, I received a call from my dad that led to a conversation about the cost of college. At that moment, I realized that my lifestyle and lack of attention to finances needed to change. It was then that my mindset toward money management switched directions.

Three Myths About Nursing

By Allison Todd on November 28, 2017

From administering medication to educating patients on physical therapy strategies, your decision to enter a career in the health care industry means that you will play a meaningful role in saving lives. With a career in nursing, it can even go beyond basic patient care.

Fingerprints

By Benjamin VanDyke on November 13, 2017

Creation care is important because it protects that connection between us and our Creator. Creation reminds us of Who we serve and belong to. Creation care is important because it is God who both designed and made it to glorify Himself, for our enjoyment and for our stewardship. It is in this stewardship role that we find ourselves the most satisfied, and by no accident, in touch with our Creator.

Surviving Your First Year as an Engineering Student

By Allison Todd on November 6, 2017

Freshman year at college is an adventure. You are in a new city, you have new friends and you begin to feel your first sense of independence. While it's great to finally experience freedom, being responsible with your time and resources is vitally important as you begin to feel the pressures of your course load, especially for an engineering student.

4 Reasons Why It's Okay to Eat Alone in College

By Meredith Sweet on October 20, 2017

Dinnertime rolls around once classes are finished for the day. It's been a tough week, and you're ready to head to the dining hall and hang out with your friends. But when you reach out to your roommates, your classmates or those students down the hall, no one else is free to grab some food. If you still want to eat on campus, you’re going to have to do it alone.

Study to Success, Minus the Stress

By Meredith Sweet on October 6, 2017

Brace yourself: midterms are coming.

The good news is that you've made it this far. Congratulations! The transition from high school to college isn't easy, but you've managed to work hard and push through it. Now all you have to do is prove how much you've learned.

Though studying is never fun, it is an effective way to prepare yourself ahead of time. Don't let yourself rely on cramming the night…

How to Avoid the Homesickness Blues

By Meredith Sweet on September 8, 2017

Two weeks into the semester, and you can't fall asleep. You spend your time lying in bed, scrolling through your Facebook feed. All of the friends and family members you left behind seem to have moved on without you. You were supposed to be starting this exciting new phase in your life, and here you are, wishing you were still at home.

10 essential things you’ll need your first year

By Meredith Sweet on July 28, 2017

You're an A+ student, so you've done your research. You've read all the blogs and seen all the lists. Almost everything you own has been pressed, folded and crammed into cardboard boxes at the foot of your bed. It's two weeks before move-in day, and you think you're as ready as you'll ever be.

But what if those lists are incomplete? What if you have to run out to the store on the second day of school…

If You Haven’t Picked a Major Yet, It’s Going to Be Okay

By Meredith Sweet on June 30, 2017

It feels like you've flipped through the academic catalog one hundred times. You've visited the website even more than that, but you still can't decide what you're interested in. The first day of classes is quickly approaching, and you have no idea what you want to do.

You love your college; after all, that's why you enrolled. And even if you don't know what you want to study yet, you don't have to…

Accepting That Your High School Friends May Not Last Forever

By Meredith Sweet on June 16, 2017

You switch the tassel on your cap from the right to the left. Diploma in hand, you join the rest of your high school classmates and file out of the commencement service. You are finally ready to start the next phase of your life.

But there are some things you never thought you'd leave behind: your friendships. You want to hold onto those memories of days in the lunchroom, or sitting in the back of…

The Importance of Stepping Out of Your Comfort Zone

By Meredith Sweet on April 21, 2017

You're in your own little bubble, and everything's okay.

But it isn't great. Fear has a way of keeping you locked in your own emotions and your own space. It's like a prison. You'd step outside of it if you could, but sometimes, it seems too hard to take that first step alone.

College is scary enough without stepping outside of your comfort zone, but it doesn't have to be the bad experience you're…