Ceci Calzada: Learning in the Real World

By Elizabeth Boock on April 21, 2020

Ceci Calzada (B.S. ’20) is one of the most motivated, capable and driven individuals I have ever met. I talked with Ceci about her professional college experiences so far. With a major in business administration and minors in creativity and management, Ceci is equipped for the evolving job market. Her passion for her field and what it's teaching her is obvious. She perfectly exemplifies the crossroads…

What COVID-19 Is Teaching Me

By Elizabeth Boock on April 16, 2020

I don't think any of us could ever have expected the mass uncertainty and disruption that COVID-19 has caused.

Ever since COVID-19 began affecting all of our lives, I've been determined to make the most of it—to learn, grow closer to the Lord and live with a thankful heart. Let me tell you, that's not always easy, but it's so rewarding.

A Look Inside the Dorms: Pickitt & Quincer

By Elizabeth Boock on March 18, 2020

Anytime you mention Quincer or Pickitt Hall to a Cornerstone University student, you're sure to get a story. Both the men's and women's freshman dorm buildings have been around longer than any others and have housed generations of Cornerstone students. Most of those who live on campus have experienced life in these community-style dorms and could tell you distinctive tales about freshman year and the…

Encouraging Your College Student

By Elizabeth Boock on March 11, 2020

The day has finally come to send your student to college. He may be your first, middle or last, but no matter what, it's a big change. For the first time, your student will be "on their own."

In some ways, this will be a lot harder for you than it will be for the student. Letting go and having faith that you've prepared your student well can be difficult, but it's also the best thing for both of you…

Joelle Henry: Transformative Thought (CIHI)

By Elizabeth Boock on February 26, 2020

Something that sets Cornerstone University apart from other universities is our Creativity and Innovation Honors Institute (CIHI). Professor Don Perini, the director of CIHI, started the program after he recognized a need to promote visionary scholarship in students through transformative materials and methods. Through creative thought, Perini hopes to change the way students not only think, but how…

Handling Homesickness

By Elizabeth Boock on January 17, 2020

You've waited all four years of high school to go to college. You've spent the past several weeks shopping for dorm decor, snacks and all the things that you know you'll need. You've had all of your lasts with your high school friends. You're ready to go to college—ready for whatever comes next.

But then it's move-in day, and you're saying goodbye to your parents. You didn't think this would be too…

How to Transfer Credits to Cornerstone

By Elizabeth Boock on January 9, 2020

Increasing amounts of college students are transferring every year, whether it's from a community college to a four-year institution or from one university to another. It's important to know what credits transfer and to be proactive in the process. If you're thinking about transferring to Cornerstone University, our admissions team is prepared to help you every step of the way.

Student Spiritual Life: Met By Love

By Elizabeth Boock on December 20, 2019

One of the biggest gifts and privileges during my years at Cornerstone University has been leading Met By Love, a student-run weekly worship night. Met By Love meets every Monday night in one of our school's biggest classrooms. Every week the room is transformed into a space filled with over 100 young people from all over West Michigan, lifting their voices, prayers and hands in adoration of the King…

Reasons to Go to a Christian University

By Elizabeth Boock on November 19, 2019

When I was in high school I knew that I wanted to go to a Christian university. I really wanted to grow, specifically in my faith, and I knew that going to a Christian school would catalyze that process. At the time, I had no idea just how much coming to Cornerstone University would develop me not just spiritually, relationally or academically, but as a whole person.

A Day in the Life of a Student

By Elizabeth Boock on October 25, 2019

One of my favorite things about Cornerstone University is that I get to be a part of so many things that I am passionate about. I am a junior studying strategic communication and minoring in Spanish and ministry. I have been involved in a lot of student organizations, academic opportunities, extracurricular events and was empowered to create my own organization. Every day tends to be pretty packed…

Reasons to Apply Now Rather Than Later

By Elizabeth Boock on October 16, 2019

While it may seem overwhelming or scary at first, college application season doesn't have to be. My senior year, I spent a lot of time pouring over scholarships and college applications and it paid off. Taking the time to apply sooner rather than later not only eliminates stress but can potentially save you thousands of dollars.