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To be a student in the Urban Ministry First Year Program is probably one of the best things to have happened to me. After just leaving high school with a wandering mind and passion to get out there and be involved in this world, I had ambitions and goals set

Hearing “You’re Plummer’s kid?!” when I first got to Cairn University soon became an everyday thing. Students and staff are normally shocked and happy when they find out that I’m Dr. Plummer’s son. I get so many questions ranging from, “Does Dr. Plummer use big words a lot when he

“Hey Amanda, I just registered for classes next semester, and one of my professors is a Mrs. Kloth. Is she…” “Yeah, she’s my mom.”   For me, growing up as an only child meant that in many ways, my mom was my best friend. In elementary school, a day off

Becoming aware of the blessings that are right in front of you is such a humbling experience. That is exactly what happened to me when I became a Nexus Student Ambassador for Cairn University in the fall of 2015. Coming into Cairn as a freshman, I knew that this school

In the weeks preceding the Highlander Games, I constantly stated that Penndel would win. Only part of me believed that was actually possible as I sat through many planning sessions and meetings. As the Assistant Resident Director of Penndel, of course I have pride beyond measure of our abilities and

On July 31, 2015 I officially ended my nine-year tenure as a professor at Cairn University. It was a bittersweet day. Bitter because Cairn University has been an integral part of my life since I was a young child. Sweet because I was leaving for all of the right reasons.

Just keep swimming, just keep swimming. Well right now many of us kind of feel We’ve been in school for only a week now and already many of us feel in over our heads. I’ve been wrestling over if I want to stay an English major or change to education.

Ah, the end of Winter Break is quickly approaching. As the Spring semester closely approaches, there are some things I would like to enlighten you about to stay motivated (or at least I hope). Once the semester begins, our motivation level is usually at the top, but as the quarter

As we reach the end of December, Resident Life is just as excited as our students to end this semester on a good note. From football parties and spa nights to the collaborating with Student Programs to create the Highlander Games, Resident Life has been working extremely hard to enhance

Last Friday, students, professors and members from the surrounding community swarmed the walkway to enjoy Cairn’s popular annual event, Starry Nite. Helping the Cairn community get into the Christmas spirit, there were Christmas-themed photo booths, a large Christmas tree, Christmas lights galore, and even Christmas ornament decorating! With the students enlivened