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Six Faculty + Summer Grants = Interesting Scholarship, Part III

Each summer at Gordon, the Provost's Office invites applications for small grants that Faculty can use toward ongoing research and scholarship in between academic years. This summer, six were awarded stipends, ranging in projects from screenwriting and data reviews to humanitarian logistics and fiction writing. Here are profiles of the final two recipients: (Read about the others HERE) In between travel to scout Read full article »

Six Faculty + Summer Grant = Interesting Scholarship

Each summer at Gordon, the Provost's Office invites applications for small grants that Faculty can use toward ongoing research and scholarship in between academic years. This summer, six were awarded stipends, ranging in projects from screenwriting and data reviews to humanitarian logistics and fiction writing. Here are two recipients, with the others to follow: For his project called,"Impacts of habitat fragmentation on Read full article »

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 »

Faculty Kudos: Essays, Books and Professional Contributions

As the fall 2012 semester came to a close, there was much to celebrate with our faculty's many recent contributions in their respective fields. Here's a very brief overview: Provost Curry The Chronicle of Higher Education published an essay by Provost Janel Curry this week in its careers section. The essay entitled, "The Education of a Provost" chronicles Dr. Curry's path to Read full article »

From the Provost: The Challenge of Creating Margins

Editor's note: Gordon's new provost Janel Curry offered the following thoughts and goals at the 2012-2013 faculty workshop: The Challenge of Creating Margins By Janel Curry, August 21, 2012 The frame for my comments today is “The Challenge of Creating Margins.”  But before I specifically define what I mean by margins—not marginal costs, and not being “on the margins”—I want to talk about Read full article »

“The Last of the Rowanberrys” or The Distinctions of Gordon College

When Provost Mark Sargent started preparing his fall presentation about Gordon’s distinctives, he wondered if he would be able to get the marketing jargon and agenda from the past decade out of his head.  He told the faculty and staff who gathered for the special faculty forum, that what "saved" him was reading Wendell Berry. By exploring five key areas Read full article »

Distinguished Faculty Awards, 2010-2011

On Saturday, May 21, at Gordon's 119th Commencement ceremony, provost Mark Sargent recognized professor of economics and business Ted Wood and associate professor of linguistics and classics Graeme Bird 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, Read full article »

Easter in the Ruins

As Provost at Gordon, Dr. Mark Sargent often has the opportunity to travel for various purposes and responsibilities he has in his role as a leader in higher education. On a recent accreditation team visit, he went to Greece. This essay is his response to visiting that land: In early spring the scarlet poppies of Greece fill the cracks of Read full article »

Gordon’s Poetic Faculty: Hear a Poem a Day

April is National Poetry Month and many faculty members have participated in Gordon's third annual poetry podcast project. Listen to a poem a day at All Things Poetry: the rhymes and rhythms of Gordon College. There's quite a variety of poems and voices to hear, all as inspiring as the diverse disciplines on campus! Read full article »

The Provost’s Film Series

The Provost’s Film Series returns for the spring semester with a set of five films that explore the theme of “The Outsiders.” Since 1999, Provost Mark Sargent has partnered with faculty members to produce 4-5 film-and-discussion nights each semester. Mixing a variety of genres around a semester- or year-long theme, the series has now shown more than 100 films representing Read full article »