Internships provide the opportunity to apply classroom theory in real-world settings. At Cornerstone University, 100% of traditional undergraduate students complete an academic internship or practicum.
Because February is Cooperative Education and Internship month in Michigan, we would like to celebrate a few of our students who are gaining practical experience in the workplace through an internship while using their God-given talents to help further them in their future career.
At Cornerstone University, staff and faculty work to ensure that graduates enter the workforce with ample experience and the skills they need to thrive as an employee and as an ambassador for Christ. 100% of traditional undergraduate students complete an academic internship or practicum.
February is Cooperative Education & Internship Month in Michigan. To celebrate, we're highlighting a few students who are using their God-given talents to serve as interns in our local community.
For Brad Brown, elevating organizational alignment and practicing continuous improvement is something he lives out each and every day.
Brown serves the Grand Rapids community as captain of the Planning Division at the Grand Rapids Fire Department (GRFD). With a passion for serving the community, Brown has played an influential role in enhancing organizational processes like the "daily huddle," improving employee training and coordinating departmental improvements that extend into the community.
Now, Brown continues to pursue his leadership experience and skills as a doctoral student at Cornerstone University.
From January 6-13, 2018, five Cornerstone University graduate students enhanced their global learning during a trip to Ireland, Northern Ireland and the Netherlands.
With a powerful and athletic drive to the basket on Saturday afternoon versus Madonna University, Cornerstone University senior Kyle Steigenga surpassed Jared Crandell (B.A. '96) to become the all-time leading scorer in the history of Cornerstone men's basketball.
On Monday, Jan. 15, 2018, several representatives from Cornerstone University attended a breakfast held in honor of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. at DeVos Place in Grand Rapids, Mich. Hosted by the Urban League of West Michigan, the event honored the legacy of Dr. King and celebrated the spirit of diversity in the Grand Rapids community. Local event sponsors included organizations such as Steelcase, Spectrum Health, Priority Health, Chemical Bank, Mercantile Bank, Fifth Third Bank and Comerica Bank.
For Dr. David Turner, professor of New Testament, the 2017-18 academic year marks 32 years of service at GRTS. This notable milestone also signals the prospect of a new ministry season for him and his wife Beverly; Turner plans to transition to an adjunct faculty role in May 2018.
Several female staff, faculty and students at Cornerstone University have committed to wearing dresses every day during the month of December, braving the cold to participate in Dressember, a month-long campaign to raise awareness and funds for several anti-human trafficking organizations.
On April 25, 2015, the country of Nepal experienced one of the worst earthquakes in history. Measured at 7.8 on the Richter magnitude scale, the earthquake killed nearly 9,000 people, injured thousands more and left the country to rebuild billions of dollars in damage. At the time of the earthquake, Dhiraj Adhikari (B.A. '19), a film and video production major at Cornerstone University, was in the midst of it all.
Jordyn Roodvoets (B.S. '19), a second-year member of Cornerstone University's Enactus team and vice president of projects, is participating in the 2017-18 BNY Mellon Enactus Student Fellows Program. She was one of only 150 students in the United States selected for this year's elite program.
Jennifer Greer, adjunct professor of Bible, served as the speaker for the 48th annual Thursday Evening Bible Class. Entitled "The Words & World of Jesus," the class invited participants to interact with maps, archaeological finds and extra-biblical literature related to selected gospel texts. In this way, attendees sought to enrich their reading of Scripture and knowledge of the ancient world that served as a backdrop for Jesus' words.
Pastoral experiences vary widely across cultures. A range of socio-economic factors as well as cultural differences can combine to make the urban pastor's job unique, and at times, challenging.
To meaningfully influence higher education, it's important to listen and stay fresh. By offering nontraditional curriculum options, Cornerstone's Professional & Graduate Studies (PGS) division implements new methods to serve those in the community.
After a successful international tour in Europe this past summer, preparations are underway for the University Chorale's upcoming spring tour to Chicago.
The smell of fresh-picked peppers and onions simmering on the stove. A plate neatly arrayed with red, orange and yellow heirloom tomatoes. Lively conversation around the table, eventually flowing onto the porch. The wind gently rustling the trees as the sun sets and paints the sky with deep pinks and blues for as far as the eye can see.
Cornerstone University announces the addition of Dr. Kristy Taylor to its board of trustees.
To become the transformational leader he always knew he could be, Greg Weaver (A.S. '16), director of food services at Kalamazoo Gospel Mission, just needed to find the right opportunity to thrive.
During the fall semester, Cornerstone University faculty scholarship recipients of Scholarship of Teaching and Learning (SoTL) grants continue to integrate their summer research findings in the classroom. Through support from the university's CELT group, faculty are able to generate a more culturally diverse way of teaching and encourage their students to take part in the journey with them.
The Cornerstone University Board of Trustees today announced plans for a presidential leadership transition. Dr. Joseph M. Stowell, who has served the university as president since 2008, will finish his term as president of the university in May 2019. Subsequently, he will serve in the role of chancellor.
Cornerstone University is pleased to announce the recent appointment of Kenneth Russell, director of diversity and multicultural affairs. His role also includes growing the cross-cultural and multicultural competency of Cornerstone.
Cornerstone University Theatre launches its 2017-18 production season with five performances of "Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat" on Nov. 16-19.
On Oct. 19-21, 11 faculty and two staff members from Cornerstone University traveled to Traverse City, Mich., for the annual Lilly Conference.
Six Cornerstone University students raised $8,350 for clean water through a partnership with Team World Vision, a Christian organization dedicated to tackling poverty and injustice in communities worldwide.
Cornerstone University is the grateful recipient of an $18,000 grant, made possible through a Vital Worship Grant from the Calvin Institute of Christian Worship in Grand Rapids, Mich., with funds provided by Lilly Endowment Inc.
As creativity becomes a more prevalent skill desired by employers and business leaders, Cornerstone University is launching an initiative for students to excel in the marketplace after graduation.
Construction on the new state-of-the-art science facility will soon be underway at Cornerstone University. On Oct. 11, the public is welcome to come join the CU community as we celebrate the groundbreaking of the newest building.
Given its commitment to serving the best interest of students, Cornerstone University announced that it is restructuring its pricing model. The academic pricing restructure, for traditional undergrad students, addresses three aspects of college costs.
On Sept. 26, Carla (Sterk) Fles, former women's basketball coach at Cornerstone University, was inducted into the Grand Rapids Sports Hall of Fame for her standout athletic and coaching career.
On Sept. 20, Cornerstone University's Center for Career and Life Calling spearheaded a student organization fair and alumni networking event. The gathering supported efforts to create a campus culture in which traditional undergraduate students are intentional about their experiences and utilization of resources that are available to them here at Cornerstone.
In an announcement made Friday as part of its national awards day, the National Association of Intercollegiate Athletics has named Kyle Steigenga of Cornerstone University the winner of the prestigious Emil S. Liston Award. The marks the first honor in school history for this award.
On Sept. 16, 2017, Cornerstone University will celebrate and re-dedicate the newly remodeled women's softball stadium.
Cornerstone University is one of 10 local universities partnering together for GR101 College Week, a weeklong event that encourages students to explore downtown Grand Rapids and discover all of the unique and intriguing attractions that our community has to offer.
In partnership with Grand Rapids Theological Seminary, Cornerstone University and the Doug and Maria DeVos Foundation, the Urban Church Leadership Center will celebrate its grand opening in October 2017.
Cornerstone University strives to reach academic and spiritual excellence. Professors who are passionately dedicated to their disciplines, to their students and to God are what makes Cornerstone stand apart.
Mae La Refugee Camp is located approximately 550km—or 341.8 miles—northwest of Bangkok in Thailand. In the camp, refugees are dependent on relief organizations to provide food and supplies. Many camp residents are not allowed to leave the camp under penalty of deportation. With a general sentiment of hopelessness, suicide rates are more than three times the global average.
After completing an in-depth, two-year evaluation process, Grand Rapids Theological Seminary is pleased to announce a 10-year reaffirmation of its accreditation by the Association of Theological Schools (ATS). In their final report, the site visit team affirmed the seminary's commitment to academic excellence as evidenced by its culture of assessment, exemplary administrative leadership team and practical leadership formation experiences.
On August 8, Grand Rapids Theological Seminary's Talking Points launched an online curriculum designed to integrate faith and the gospel with "secular," everyday work, and in turn, with the world.
College is a student's time to discover and explore who they are and what talents God has uniquely gifted them with. Through intentional exploration and involvement, students learn who God has called them to be. Various experiences, such as an internship, create valuable steps toward helping students further discover their God-given skills, talents and potential to help further serve our society.
On August 10 and 11, Cornerstone University joined with over 450 other sites to host a live stream of Chicago-based Willow Creek Association's annual Global Leadership Summit.
Our world needs Christ-centered influencers. After the harrowing events that took place on Saturday, Aug. 12 at a rally in Charlottesville, Va., it is now more vital than ever to be educated and aware of issues facing millions of Americans today.
Dr. Jonathan Greer, associate professor of Old Testament and director of the Hesse Memorial Archaeological Laboratory, traveled to Switzerland in June. Participating in a conference hosted by the University of Lausanne, he presented research based on his extensive involvement with the Tel Dan archaeological site.
Most high school students spend their summer working part-time jobs and spending time with friends. However, last week, 11 high school students set their summer activities aside to come to Cornerstone University's first annual business camp, Entrepreneurship in a Global Marketplace, which focused on entrepreneurship and international business.
What does an entry-level college graduate need to succeed in today's marketplace? Experience. One of the best ways to gain such experience is through an internship. By taking an internship, students are provided with adequate opportunities to apply classroom knowledge in a real-world setting. From a global furniture company to the City of Grand Rapids, Cornerstone University students are gaining practical experiences while classes are out for the summer.
Several Cornerstone University students are utilizing their summer breaks to gain valuable, real-world experience by serving as interns at companies and organizations related to their fields of study.
From July 3 to August 2, a Cornerstone University alum and current student plan to teach conversational English in Iraq.
The two will join an organization that has short and long-term English teaching teams in various parts of Asia and the Middle East. Teams seek to use education as a tool of hope and relationship building that eventually lends itself to the sharing of the gospel.
The Cornerstone community was deeply saddened yesterday to learn that one of our undergraduate students, Sang Yoon, passed away while on a camping trip with friends in the Upper Peninsula.
Former Lost Girl of Sudan Rebecca Deng (M.A. '11) confronts brokenness and trauma with God's hope and love.
Four paintings were newly installed in the hallway of the Grand Rapids Theological Seminary this past year. Donated by GRTS alumnus Dr. Christopher Brewer (M.A.'04, M.Div. '10) and his wife Rachel, along with their family, this series of four paintings was created by the Detroit-born, Brooklyn-based artist Alfonse Borysewicz. The pieces, which were created between 2003 and 2005, portray the presence of Emmanuel.
Cornerstone University students are utilizing their summer breaks to gain valuable, real-world experience by serving as interns at companies and organizations related to their fields of study.
Cornerstone University announces the recent appointments of Dennis Graham, director of alumni relations, and Mark Tremaine, advancement advisor.
On Thursday, June 15, the Michigan Career Educator & Employer Alliance recognized the accomplishments of two recent Cornerstone graduates. Both Taylor Rabineau (B.S. '17) and India Tellkamp (B.S. '17) accepted essay contest awards at the organization's annual conference in Metro Detroit.
On Saturday, May 5, Cornerstone University celebrated undergraduate commencement. Among the fantastic graduates were two exemplary students who were awarded the distinguished President's Award. This year President Stowell was honored to give the distinguished awards to biology major Ciara Wilke and to business major Austin Lash.
Liz Crandell (B.S. '16), a business management professional intern at Disney Institute in Orlando, Florida, views her formative experience as an international business student at Cornerstone University as a critical factor in shaping how she engages with her coworkers.
The spring Talking Points conference focused on teaching pastors and counselors how to bridge the different cultural context between when the Bible was written and and where we are today.
On Monday, April 3, Cornerstone University business students and area business professionals gathered on Cornerstone's campus for a continuation of the "Our Father's Business" chapel series.
The Cornerstone University Enactus team is proud to announce that it was awarded the title of Regional Champion at the Enactus Regional Championship in Rosemont, Ill., on Monday, March 27, 2017.
Last May, CU's Professional & Graduate Studies (PGS) launched its Doctor of Education (Ed.D.) in Organizational Development and Leadership degree program. The program, which began with an enrollment of 13 students, is now entering its second year, with its second round of residencies taking place this coming May.
Cornerstone University announced the launch of a new academic partnership with University of Detroit Mercy as part of Cornerstone's growing emphasis on science, technology, engineering and math (STEM).
This past January, 11 Cornerstone University students received the chance to travel to Dubai, United Arab Emirates (UAE). This trip, conducted every two years, gives students the opportunity to engage in the culture, speak to local business professionals and participate in what the Christian churches are doing in the area.
At Cornerstone University, a group of female students and staff are participating in Dressember. For the entire month of December, over 20 female students and staff are wearing dresses as a way to raise awareness for human trafficking and money for International Justice Mission and A21.
CURE U is a network of college students who are partnering together to bring healing to children with curable disabilities through CURE International. Students in CURE U chapters use their resources, passion and platform to truly make a difference in the lives of the kids around the world.
Cornerstone student Claire DuBois is influencing our world for Christ while gaining real-world experience working in a developing country.
Cornerstone University's latest ranking highlights its commitment to academic excellence and value for its students. Cornerstone was recognized among the top institutions providing the best value for online associate degree programs by SR Education Group.
Today, Cornerstone University announced the election of two new members to its Board of Trustees — Dr. Lee June (M.A. '13) and Pastor Artie M. Lindsay, Sr. (M.T.S. '04).
Cornerstone University business finance student Katrina Lee (B.S. '18) is exploring leadership, scholarship and service in a whole new way this year.
Cornerstone University graduate and Campus Life Director for West Michigan Youth for Christ, Grace Ralsten (B.S. '13), has served with Youth for Christ for six years and also has extended family involved within the organization.
Started in 2005, the Super Science Explorers program gives Cornerstone University juniors and seniors the chance to apply what they've learned in the classroom.
Where can you travel the world's artisan markets yet stay in the same room? Cornerstone University's Enactus team is hosting an International Artisan Market where shoppers can do just that; and even better, they can help small businesses in the process.
In an email interview, Dr. Michael Pasquale shared about his involvement with the American Culture Study Program.
David Blevins, Ireland Correspondent for Sky News, will speak at 5:30 p.m. on Tuesday, Sept. 20 in Cornerstone University's Gainey Conference Center on the role of the media in Northern Ireland's peace process.
Cornerstone University students Elijah Erickson, Linda Anthony and James Hardman each had an opportunity this summer to gain practical, applied experience in a real-world setting.
Cornerstone University's Professional & Graduate Studies program was recently ranked among OnlineU's 2016 Best Value Schools for Online Business Degrees.
Cornerstone University student Alexa Heeres (B.S.W. '17) is spending her summer serving women all over the world, without ever leaving West Michigan.
The Sonlight High School and University Choir and Drama Team, a 60-voice team from Tallowood Baptist Church in Houston, Texas, will be traveling to Grand Rapids this July to complete various acts of ministry work.
Grand Rapids Theological Seminary professor Dr. Timothy Gombis and Cornerstone University graduate Dr. Scot McKnight (B.A. '76) were recently published in an edited volume entitled The Apostle Paul and the Christian Life: Ethical and Missional Implications of the New Perspective.
Cornerstone University announces the appointment of two new members to its Board of Trustees—Doug Busch (B.A. '93) and Joe McDonald (CU '07).
Environmental Biology student Whitney Lambert (B.S. '16) took first place in the IMAGIN Student Poster Competition in the Best Cartographic Design Category. The competition was held in Lansing, MI on April 5, 2016.
Cornerstone University and Kentwood Community Church invite you to attend a live-stream of Willow Creek Association's Global Leadership Summit on August 11 and 12. This two-day leadership development event, originating from suburban Chicago, will feature speakers including Melinda Gates, Alan Mulally, Bill Hybels, John C. Maxwell, and more.
Cornerstone University's Professional & Graduate Studies division launched its first doctorate degree program this month. The Doctorate of Education (Ed.D.) in Organizational Leadership and Development is designed for individuals who have completed a regionally accredited master's degree. It will equip students to effectively lead organizations through evidence-based decision making.
Seven members of Cornerstone University Enactus along with faculty adviser Rachel Hammond traveled to St. Louis, Missouri last weekend to compete in the Enactus USA National Exposition.
On April 30, 200 runners laced up their running shoes for a 5K on the campus of Cornerstone University. The second annual Night of Nets 5K race was a race to end malaria—a part of the Night of Nets campaign, founded by Cornerstone's Director of Athletics Chip Huber and a group of athletes.
Tanner Hostetler, daughter of Jeryl and Jill Hostetler of Pettisville, Ohio, has graduated as valedictorian of the 2016 graduating class at Cornerstone University. She received her bachelor's degree in Business Management and Finance with a GPA of 3.99.
Cornerstone University's Business Division is proud to announce a second place finish for the student team competing at THE Project 2016 competition in Grand Rapids, Mich., this past week.
Grand Rapids Symphony, for the first time in its 86-year history, collaborates with the Cornerstone University Chorale for a program of music, "Sacred Dimensions: Sacred Stories," on Sunday, April 17, 2016, at 6:30 p.m.
When Cornerstone University student Brittany Jacobson (B.A. '16) attended a human trafficking conference in 2013, she knew that God was telling her to do something and that staying back just wasn't an option.
On March 22, Cornerstone PGS students Brent Gravenhof and Liza Alvarez were awarded the prestigious ACG Cup title for 2016.
Cornerstone University's contemporary touring ensemble, Red Letter Edition, of Grand Rapids, Mich., will appear at three separate venues in Illinois from April 2-3, 2016.
The Cornerstone University Enactus team is proud to announce that it was awarded the title of Regional Champion at the Enactus Regional Championship in Lombard, Ill., yesterday.
On Friday, February 26, Olympic gold medalist Earl Young stepped onto the stage in Christ Chapel to share his story.
Esteemed Cornerstone faculty, staff, alumni, family and friends gathered at Frederik Meijer Gardens on Friday, Feb. 5, 2016, for the annual Cornerstone University Winter Gala.
The Men's and Women's CU basketball teams took the court on Saturday, January 23 in a double header against Lourdes University. But this was no ordinary game. The inaugural Hoops for Hope basketball game gave the players, coaches, and fans a chance to give back to their community.
Fresh off its grand opening in September, Cornerstone University's Christ Chapel is set to receive a spectacular addition to the foyer of the new chapel building.
Just two months removed from its grand opening in September, Cornerstone University's Christ Chapel is set to host Cornerstone's annual Christmas concert.
On November 14, 2015, the Cornerstone University Enactus team will host an International Artisans Market, raising awareness and funds for various local and global non-profit organizations who sell international artisan crafts.
Lighthouse Group, one of the largest privately held insurance agencies in Michigan, has partnered with Cornerstone University and The Grand Rapids Sports Hall of Fame to host the 2015 Economic Symposium, an event focused on the economic outlook of 2016.
A $5,000 research grant funded by the North American Coalition for Christian Admissions Professionals (NACCAP) has united 28 female higher education professionals and seven undergraduate students from three neighboring peer institutions: Calvin College, Cornerstone University, and Kuyper College.
Cornerstone University is proud to announce one of the entries in ArtPrize this year was created by world-renowned Danish artist, Peter Brandes, who was commissioned to make the four stunning, 27-foot stained glass windows in the newly opened Christ Chapel.
Cornerstone University's Professional & Graduate Division Program was recently honored as one of the 50 Best Online Master's Degree Programs in 2015 by BestMastersDegrees.com.
With deep sadness, Cornerstone University announces the death of its fifth president and chancellor, Dr. W. Wilbert Welch, 97, this morning, July 16, 2015.
Cornerstone University is pleased to announce Dr. John VerBerkmoes as executive vice president and academic dean.
As a Christ-centered community that is committed to positively impacting our culture, we at Cornerstone University observe the developments of the Supreme Court's decision with great interest.
Professor of Biology, Dr. Nigel Crompton, has been accepted as one of 50 participants to present at the upcoming Integrated course in Biology and Physics of Radiation Oncology (IBPRO) 2015 Conference.
Cornerstone University will offer eight online courses this summer after last year's successful pilot program of just four classes.
More than 120 people from across the state of Michigan attended the 14th Annual Cornerstone University English as a Second Language (ESL) Ministry Conference.
On April 11, Cornerstone hosted its first-ever Night of Nets 5K Marathon earning more funds to purchase bed nets to prevent malaria in Africa.
Cornerstone students will help Grand Rapids residents prepare their taxes at no cost along with IRS-certified tax preparers and community volunteers over the next few days.
Teresa Weatherall Neal, superintendent of the Grand Rapids Public School, will speak to Cornerstone University's largest graduating class in history on May 2.
Cornerstone University Provost, Dr. Rick Ostrander, was nominated to take a position on the Chief Academic Officers Commission with the CCCU.
Cornerstone University will host its semi-annual Business Breakfast March 26 featuring local business experts to discuss immigration and its impact.
On Monday, March 16 world-renowned softball superstar Jennie Finch will be the featured speaker at Cornerstone University at the annual Champions of Character Preseason Kick-Off.
A regular guest on CNBC, Bloomberg TV and Fox Business News will be the featured speaker at Cornerstone's Business Division annual chapel, Our Father's Business on March 16.
Cornerstone University was recently awarded the honor of being one of three universities in the state of Michigan as a 2015 Christian College of Distinction.