Torch, Spring 2000

14 Torch CAMPUS NEWS Students Profit from Technological Advances S enior education students at Cedarville College are partially accomplishing their preparation for becoming teachers in a revolutionary way. Via the College’s distance learning equipment, students teach classes from the Cedarville campus to students almost 50 miles away on the campus of Troy Christian School (Ohio). Dr. Dwayne Frank, professor of education at Cedarville, said, “This involves two-way audio and video interactivity, the use of instructional technology, and typical classroom instruction. The student teachers prepare lessons based on the curriculum and plans of the Troy teachers and then teach various classes live to English, math, and biology students. It has been successful to this point, both as a learning opportunity for our future teachers and for enriching the classes at Troy.” At right, Andrea Creamer, a senior English education major at Cedarville College, presents material via videoconferencing equipment to her students at Troy Christian School. C edarville’s annual Missions Conference took place March 20-23 with noted author Dr. Warren Wiersbe as the keynote speaker. Larry Smith and Christian Pilet (ABWE), Paul Jackson (Evangelical Baptist Missions), and James McDonald (Harvest Bible Chapel of Rolling Meadows, Ill.) also spoke during the series. Dr. Warren Wiersbe Larry Smith Garber Speaks at Staley Lectureship Series D r. Steven Garber, a scholar-in-residence for the Council for Christian Colleges and Universities, served as guest speaker for the 2000 Staley Lectureship Series. Currently an adjunct faculty member at Trinity International University, Garber is also a resident faculty member at the Mustard Seed Foundation Summer Institute. His Staley Lecture topics focused on the theme “Learning to Love What God Loves.” The Staley Lectureship program has been graciously funded by the Thomas F. Staley Foundation of Larchmont, N.Y. A private, nonprofit organization, the Foundation seeks to support men and women who truly believe, cordially love, and actively propagate the Gospel of Jesus Christ in its historical and scriptural fullness. Audio cassettes of Garber’s messages can be purchased by calling 1-800-333-0601. Conference Focuses on Missions During the week-long conference, 68 representatives from 34 missions agencies were available to talk with students. Students could attend an array of specialized seminars dealing with the means and methods of outreach and the culture/language issues missionaries face. At the conference’s conclusion, nearly 100 students indicated that they had made decisions about missions and ministry.