Archives for May, 2013

Distinguished Faculty Awards, 2012-13

On Saturday, May 18, at Gordon’s 121st Commencement ceremony, provost Janel Curry recognized professor of recreation and leisure studies Valerie Gin and assistant professor of philosophy Brian Glenney as this year’s recipients of the Distinguished Faculty Awards. The Distinguished Faculty Awards are given annually to one senior and one junior full-time faculty member in recognition of excellence in teaching, substantial Read full article »

Writing the Textbook for the Environment

Dick Wright and Dorothy Boorse recently celebrated the release of their co-authored text with students at Gordon.These past several months, Dorothy Boorse, professor of biology, hasn't been in the thick of the marshes as much as usual. Instead, she's been in the thick of words, writing and editing a new edition of a textbook on the environment.  Boorse co-authored Read full article »

Thinking About the Flesh-and-Blood Jesus

New Testament scholar and theologian Scot McKnight used to ask his students if they thought Jesus made mistakes learning Hebrew or mathematics or Israelite history. "The question, I learned, was a good way to get students to think about the humanity of Jesus." Those discussions also confirmed for him that many Christians did not know how to think of Jesus Read full article »

Ends and Beginnings—and the In Betweens

Tim Sherratt As another semester comes to a close, Timothy Sherratt, professor of political science, reflects on a year filled with challenges and questions, both essential elements in the process of learning—and living. (His essay will appear in the upcoming edition of Capital Commentary published by the Center for Public Justice.) At the Corner of Need and Calling By Timothy Sherratt  The academic year is ending. Read full article »