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Malone University to host Cardboard Challenge for area middle-schoolers on October 5

September 20, 2013 | Release # 6714

Cardboard challenge

Malone University will be one of the sites of the second annual Global Cardboard Challenge on Saturday, October 5 from 11 a.m. – 3 p.m. in Osborne Hall, located on the campus at 2600 Cleveland Avenue N.W. in Canton. The competition is by invitation to area 4th grade classes. There is no entry fee.

Set up will begin at 11 a.m., judging will occur at 1 p.m. with an awards ceremony at 2 p.m. The public is welcome to view the cardboard creations.

Students participating in the challenge are taking part in a STEM-based common-core based curriculum -- developed by Beth Clark Thomas, Ph.D., professor of education -- that allows them to think about real-world problems that they encounter and come up with solutions to those problems.

On the day of the event, student teams will be matched with Malone University students and middle school volunteers to build and present their ideas as well as participate in a number of engineering challenge stations involving up-cycled and recycled materials. Local junior high and Malone University students will serve as volunteers for the day.

The Global Cardboard Challenge grew from a film short that describes filmmaker Nirvan's experience when he encountered nine-year old Caine, and spent a day in Caine's Arcade.

Schools taking part in Malone's Cardboard Challenge include Lake Center Christian, Clarendon, Harter, Genoa, and Frazer. Challenge organizers include Adam Klemann, support and infrastructure manager; Jen Hollinger, director of field and clinical experiences; and Nate Phinney, Ph.D., dean of the College of Theology, Arts, and Sciences.

Click here to view the video Caine's Arcade.

(http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=faIFNkdq96U)

For more information, visit this site.

(Imagination.IS or http://cardboardchallenge.com/event/the-cardboard-challenge-malone-university/)

Malone University, a Christian university for the arts, sciences, and professions in the liberal arts tradition, affiliated with the Evangelical Friends Church, awards both undergraduate and graduate degrees in more than 100 academic programs. Malone has been recognized by the prestigious Templeton Foundation as a leader in character development, as one of Northeast Ohio’s Top Workplaces by the Cleveland Plain Dealer, and is ranked among the top colleges and universities in the Midwest under the category Regional Universities according to U.S.News & World Report's America's Best Colleges 2014,has been awarded the designation Military Friendly School by Victory Media, and is named to AffordableCollegesOnline (ACO)’s Best Lifetime Return on Investment list for the State of Ohio.

Contact:

Suzanne Thomas, APR
Director of University Relations
Malone University
2600 Cleveland Avenue N.W., Canton, OH, 44709
fgubznf+znybar+rqh Phone: 330-471-8239
Cell: 330-324-2424


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