Archives for August, 2011

New Faculty: Alice Tsang

In preparation for the start of the 2011-2012 academic year, Faculty Central will highlight the new members of the full-time faculty over the next few weeks. Alice Tsang joins the faculty of the economics and business department this semester as an associate professor. Alice earned her B.A. in English/Translation from the University of Read full article »

Charged for the Liberal Arts

Last May at the 2011 Commencement ceremony, Dr. Graeme Bird, associate professor of  linguistics and classics, received the College's Junior Distinguished Faculty Award. Gordon tradition invites the recipient of the award to "charge" the students at the first chapel service of the following academic year. This morning, students, staff, faculty and Gordon's new president, Dr. D. Michael Lindsay, gathered for Read full article »

New Faculty: Justin Topp

In preparation for the start of the 2011-2012 academic year, Faculty Central will highlight the new members of the full-time faculty over the next few weeks. Justin Topp joins Gordon's department of biology this year as an associate professor. Justin earned his B.S.E. in Biomedical Engineering at the University of Iowa in 2000 and his Read full article »

New Faculty: Andrew Stuart

In preparation for the start of the 2011-2012 academic year, Faculty Central will highlight the new members of the full-time faculty over the next few weeks. Andrew Stuart joins the department of economics and business this year as an assistant professor. Andrew earned his B.A. in Accounting and Business Administration at Gordon College in 2001 and his Read full article »

Beginning with Worship

On Thursday, August 18, some 200 members of Gordon's faculty, staff and student orientation staff gathered in the A.J. Gordon Memorial chapel to begin the 2011-2012 semester with worship. The service, led by Chapel Dean Greg Carmer, built on the tradition and mission of Gordon: to focus on the Giver of all good gifts at the start of a new Read full article »

Best Poem: “A Stadium Full of Bears”

A Stadium Full of Bears

 There are 7,500 bears in Pennsylvania. If you put
 all those bears in a stadium––that’s a lot of bears. 
 -my dad 

 As the rows fill up, there would be the usual
 jostling and scuffles over seats. Even before
 the kick–off, imagine the noise from the stands.
 Think of the lines to the women’s rooms,
 to say nothing of the tussles outside Gate E
 to the cheap seats. Vendors hawk fresh peanuts
 over a din of growls and complaints about
 parking or ticket prices; chums discuss Greenpeace
 or annual weight gain; someone points out how
 you could make a killing here on smoked salmon;
 and everyone is generally ignoring the scoreboard 
 and adjusting their scarves and seat cushions as they
 assemble, everywhere a bear, a common species,
 a stadium full of bears growling and shrugging
 and sucking their paws, negotiating for a little
 space and a decent view, getting ready––the bears
 are getting ready for something to happen, something
 important, something truly out of the ordinary.

New Faculty: Chad Stutz

In preparation for the start of the 2011-2012 academic year, Faculty Central will highlight the new members of the full-time faculty over the next few weeks. Chad Stutz will join the Department of English this fall semester, coming to Gordon from the University of Mobile where he was an assistant professor of English for the past two years. Read full article »

Health(y) Connections

Sometimes being Director of Pre-Health Professions at Gordon has its benefits. On Friday July 30, Dr. Craig Story was invited to participate in a lunchtime meeting of other health professions advisors in Boston, followed by free access to the National American Podiatric Medical Association Meeting being held this year at the Hynes Convention Center. Over a fantastic meal of steak Read full article »