Archives for December, 2010

Merry Ornaments!

David Lee, professor of physics and pre-engineering (pictured here with some of his students' festive works), inspired much merriment before the holidays with the 4th Annual Geekiest Ornament contest. Students in his Introduction to Engineering class demonstrated their ornaments by hanging them up (or not) and turning them on (if applicable). Criteria for the contest entries were that they must: Fit Read full article »

Painting for Character . . . and the Next Generation

Last Tuesday, December 14, Tanja Butler, professor of art and painting, took her 13 students from Painting 1 to Harrington Elementary school in Lynn. Their final 'exam'? To see their work displayed in the foyer of the school. Six Pillars of Character were the result of ongoing collaborations with the school, Gordon in Lynn partnerships, and other Gordon professors and Read full article »

Verbal Oddities in Revelation

David L. Mathewson, associate professor of Biblical studies, recently published his work on Greek verb tenses in "Revelation." The book, entitled Verbal Aspect in the Book of Revelation: The Function of Greek Verb Tenses in John's Apocalypse, is the fourth volume in Brill's Linguistic Biblical Studies series. Below, a summary of Mathewson's volume is followed by a description of the Read full article »

Snow Dreams, Dusty Feet: Reflections for Advent

Provost Mark Sargent offers a personal and stirring reflection here for the Christmas season. (Photo: Arlyne Van Dam Sargent on Christmas Day 1986, in Apeldoorn, The Netherlands.) Growing up in Southern California, I never dreamt of a white Christmas.  The best we could hope for was fog.  Every few years an early morning cloud layer would seep inland from the Read full article »

Considerations for Economic Recovery

Bruce Webb, professor of business and economics, discusses the national recession as it relates to GDP and unemployment. Read full article »

Bringing Grace to the Stage

After researching scores of letters, biographies and works by Nathaniel Hawthorne to create his one man show as Hawthorne himself, Norm Jones, associate professor of theatre arts, has now taken on John Newton. Newton, the one time slave trader whose Christian conversion led him to pen the famous hymn, "Amazing Grace", has given Jones plenty to work with for a Read full article »