Archives for January, 2012

Filmmaking and Creative Community

This past summer, Toddy Burton, assistant professor of communication arts (pictured here), wrote, directed and produced a short film called The Miners. She spent the fall editing it (in between teaching three classes) and has been invited to the annual L’Abri conference in Rochester, MN, Feb 10-11, to screen it and discuss it. Each year L'Abri chooses a conference theme; Read full article »

Lessons from History on Integrating Faith and Business

To learn how to merge our faith with our careers, we need to look back to some of the country's first business people, according to Kent W. Seibert, professor and chair of economics and business. Seibert's latest publication, an article in the fall issue of The Journal of Biblical Integration in Business (volume 14, fall 2011) entitled, "Living Integration: Faith Read full article »

Modeling a New Conversation

This semester, Paul Brink, associate professor of political science, is teaching a waiting list-only class on justice while also preparing 17 students to represent Cameroon at Harvard's Model United Nations, February 16-19. Both teaching experiences will no doubt provide him with fresh insight for regular contributions he'll make throughout the year to a new web site entitled, Respectful Conversations. Started by Harold Read full article »

The (Science and Religion) Writing Life

First there was physics. Then there was writing. Now, Karl Giberson, director of Gordon's Science and Religion Forum and adjunct professor, is merging the two not only with his numerous publications, but by teaching a special workshop for the 2012 spring semester on science and religion writing. Giberson's recent book The Anointed: Evangelical Truth in a Secular Age (Harvard University Press) was reviewed Read full article »

Facing the Past . . . on Austrian Public Television

Interviewed (in German) on Austrian Public Television ORF for its news show, "Zeit im Bild," Gregor Thuswaldner, associate professor/chair of Languages and Linguistics, discussed Thomas Bernhard, one of the most important and provocative European writers of the 20th century. Thuswaldner, who grew up in Salzburg, Austria, and now directs Gordon's new Salzburg Institute, travelled to Austria during January 2012 for the interview. Here's Thuswaldner's Read full article »

More than a Song: Music Learning Helps Across Disciplines

Music classes in school offer much more than learning how to hum a few bars. That's why Oxford University Press decided to summarize the forefront of music education research and stress the intricacies of human musical learning across disciplines in two new volumes for the Music Educators National Conference (MENC) Handbook of Research on Music Learning. Released in the fall Read full article »