Archives for May, 2012

Summer Scholar: Juliet, Visky and Orvieto, Italy

Gordon students aren't the only ones who see summer as an opportunity for fun or new experiences; many, in fact, are heading overseas, interning in professional settings or gaining valuable work experiences. (More on those soon!)  Gordon's faculty are busy too. They use June, July and August for special projects, study trips and ongoing research they're passionate about. This is Read full article »

Distinguished: Ivy George, Rini Cobbey Receive 2012 Senior and Junior Faculty Awards

On Saturday, May 19, Gordon held its 120th commencement ceremony to send out the class of 2012. It was also Mark Sargent's last service as Gordon's provost and consequently, his last time to present distinguished awards to a senior and a junior faculty member. Here is the text of his introduction to this year's two recipients, Ivy George, professor of sociology Read full article »

How Do We Compare . . . And Other Social Constructs

While visiting with family this summer in his native land down under,  Jonathan Gerber, assistant professor of psychology (pictured here), will also be wondering about comparisons. As honorary visiting professor at Macquarie University in Sydney, Australia, Gerber will continue his research by conducting a meta-analysis of social comparison. Here's how he described his work: "The meta-analysis addresses some issues that have been investigated Read full article »

“All Things Ancient”: Wick Receives 2012 Marv Wilson Teaching Award

One student has called him a "human encyclopedia on all things ancient." Whether leading seminars to Greece or mentoring students through their own research, David Wick, professor of history, has consistently modeled outstanding and inspiring scholarship. As a result, he has received the 2012 Marv Wilson Award for Teaching Excellence, which each year honors a faculty member from the Humanities Division Read full article »

Preparing Students to Go Global = A Winning Strategy

NEWS UPDATE: Since posting the below story (on April 12, 2012), Jessica Ventura went on to win a first place award in the Best Professional Paper category at the Northeast ASEE conference, which included a cash prize as well. To read her paper in its entirety, click here. Congratulations, Jessica. When Jessica Ventura, assistant professor of kinesiology, extended her research by teaching Read full article »

Exploring the Language of Jesus

Planning for a sabbatical during the 2012-2013 academic year, Jennifer Hevelone-Harper, professor of history, is fulfilling a goal she's had for a while. She'll be working specifically with the dialect Jesus spoke as she studies a seventh century manuscript. The work is, in part, an extension of a class she co-taught this past fall and hopes to offer again next year: Read full article »