About a year ago, a nervous sophomore sat before five acclaimed Spring Arbor University professors of the communications department. She was awaiting her sophomore check. For those of you who don’t know, sophomore checks are a meeting that a student of Spring Arbor attends, where the professors simply checks up on the students progress and helps envision a future job for the student.

Author Clark Cothern reads to a live audience at Spring Arbor University.

That student was Haley Taylor and as she sat before her professors, she explained how she wanted to implement audio projects at Spring Arbor. Turns out the professors agreed, and Dr. Paul Patton the department chair had always wanted to pursue an audio department here at SAU. Staring her junior year, Taylor, now working as Patton’s Administrative Arts Assistant, and Patton met for months trying to decide how to start the project.

Acclaimed author and senior pastor of Living Water Community Church, Clark Cothern came to Spring Arbor University to speak to students in the writing program, and inspiration struck. After meeting with Taylor and Patton, it was decided that Cothern would read sections of his book: “At the Heart of Every Great Father,” once before a live audience and once in the studio.

The live recordings were recorded as a three-part series. Cothern read a portion of his book Jan 10th, 17th, and the 24th. All performances were held in the Prop Shop of Spring Arbor University.

Patton, Taylor, and Cothern are hoping to have the project finished by Father’s day.