Thanks to the leadership of John Sarrouf, adjunct professor of peace and conflict studies and communication arts, Gordon has been chosen to attend this summer's inaugural PULSE Institute at Bucknell University sponsored by The International Institute for Sustained Dialogue in Washington, D.C. Only 14 colleges or universities from across the country were accepted to participate in the five day conference, including American University, University of Virginia, Read full article »
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Last week, during Gordon’s Beyond Disabilities Week, students and faculty alike engaged in dialogue around a variety of issues. Those conversations spilled over into classes as well, bringing some unexpected opportunities for discovery and reflection. Ivy George, distinguished professor of sociology, writes about one such encounter that occurred in her class, “Social Change and Development in Industrializing Societies,” and offered the Read full article »
Sunday's Super Bowl commercials won't just be featuring the usual chips and beer promotions. This year's will include a new Cheerios commercial with a family at the breakfast table, part of a national campaign to promote family mealtime conversations that John Sarrouf, adjunct professor of communication arts and sociology, is behind. Sarrouf, director of The Family Dinner Project, a non-profit Read full article »
In the 1970s, residential institutions for intellectually disabled children and adults throughout the country were common place. They were also often overcrowded and understaffed. In fact, one contemporary artist, Randall Deihl, captured in his paintings one such institution known as the Belchertown State School for the Feeble-Minded in Belchertown, MA, a institution that became known for its inhumane treatment of Read full article »
Gordon has long recognized the impact and influence of its professors beyond the classroom and into the broader academic landscape. Recently, four professors took on new opportunities. While on sabbatical this semester, Tim Sherratt, professor of political science, was named as a Fellow at the Center for Public Justice in Washington, D.C. His role there will be to continue writing and Read full article »
Body sculpting pedagogy can be effective in illustrating family dynamics. At least, that's one area that Professor of Social Work Sybil Coleman has been exploring in her scholarship this fall while on sabbatical. Coleman even presented on the topic at the 63rd Annual Convention of the North American Association of Christians in Social Work held in Atlanta Oct. 17-20, 2013. Read full article »
With so many recent headlines pointing to global, corporate or personal conflicts, it seems particularly appropriate to be thinking more about peace and how to promote it. In preparation for the International Day of Peace on Sept. 21, 20013, representatives from Gordon's faculty and staff have planned a week of conversations, vigils and discussions. Special guests will be on campus to Read full article »
Dr. Judith Oleson Throughout Canada's history, generations of Aboriginal children in Quebec were taken from their families and communities and sent to Indian Residential Schools funded by the federal government and run by churches. They were denied use of their language, cultural identity and traditions, and the devastating impact of that tragic policy is still seen throughout the culture today. Read full article »
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 »
Faculty contributions beyond the classroom have been many during the past few weeks. Here's a sampling: On election day, Paul Brink, associate professor of political science, was a featured guest on the "John Hall and Kathy Eamons Show" at 5 o'clock p.m. for the Salem Network Radio affiliate in Pittsburgh, PA, to discuss a Christian approach to voting. Jonathan Gerber, assistant professor of psychology, Read full article »
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Bert Hodges, professor of psychology, received a National Science Foundation grant to host a conference entitled, "Finding Common Ground: Social, Ecological, and Cognitive Perspectives on Language Use," at the University of Connecticut June 11-14.
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Moises Park, associate professor of Spanish, will present a workshop on "Undergraduate Teaching in Latin American Cinema” at the Latin American Studies Association Congress in Chicago, May 21-24.
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Jim Trent, professor of sociology, will present a paper, “’Vulgar Appearing Little Bodies’: Samuel G. Howe and American Missionaries in Greece, 1827-1830” during a session, “Missionaries and Native Agents Crossing Linguistic and Cultural Borders,” at the Organization of American Historians’ annual meeting in Atlanta, April 12.
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Pilar Pérez, associate professor of Spanish, will present her paper, “Mediocridad y fantasía: jugando a ser alguien en tres obras de Juan Pablo Heras” at the North East Modern Language Association conference in Harrisburg, PA, April 4-6.
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Emmanuelle Vanborre, associate professor of French, will present at the Northeast Conference on the teaching of Foreign Languages in Boston on March 29.
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Paul Brink, associate professor of political science, will be on a panel discussion in Washington, DC, for the Constitution Project, March 27.
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Education professors Priscilla Nelson & Todd Morano co-present on "STEM2: Partnering to Advance STEM Education in Elementary Schools, Higher Education, and Private Industry" for the Association of Independent Liberal Arts Colleges for Teacher Education (AILACTE) in Indianapolis, Indiana, March 2.
Moises Park, assistant professor of Spanish, will present his paper, "Revisiting the Art of Walking: Holden Caulfield Walking Around Santiago, Chile, 1980", at the 28th Biennial Louisiana Conference on Hispanic Languages and Literatures in Baton Rouge, LA, Feb. 27-March 1.
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Elaine Phillips, professor of biblical studies, will release her new book, "With God, Nothing is Impossible," Feb. 20.
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Andrew Logemann, associate professor of English and director of the first year seminar, Leasa Lutes, professor of Spanish, Justin Topp, associate professor of biology, and Jennifer Brink, director of advising and first year experience, will attend the annual conference of the National Resource Center for the First Year Experience, in San Diego, CA, Feb. 15-18.
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Ivy George, professor of sociology, presented a paper with Janie Victoria Ward entitled, "Wrestling with Unintended Difference: White Mothers, Chinese Daughters and their Racial Realities," at Columbia University's Winter Roundtable Conference in New York, "From Seneca Falls to Selma to Stonewall to Wall Street," Feb. 14-15.
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Ivy George, professor of sociology, participated in the Conference on Justice hosted by the Association For a More Just Society in Tegucigalpa, Honduras, Feb. 6-10.
Stephen Smith, professor of economics, is an invited speaker at Houghton College, addressing the campus on "Does God Care About Wealth?" and "Is Economic Growth Moral?" Buffalo, NY, Jan. 28-30.
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James Trent, professor of social work, will speak at the Smith College Museum of Art in Northampton, Mass, for a two-day cross-disciplinary colloquium entitled “Excavating the Image.” Trent will speak on a painting in the museum’s collection, “The Belchertown State School” by the artist Randall Deihl, Jan. 9.
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David Wick, professor of history, is on a team coordinating the Annual International Conference on Humanities & Arts in a Global World in Athens, Greece, Jan. 3-6.
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Stephen Smith, professor of economics, attends the Allied Social Science Associations annual meetings in Philadelphia, PA, Jan. 3-5.
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James Trent, professor of social work, will be chairing a session at the American Historical Association, Annual Meeting, Washington, D.C., entitled: “Rehabilitating the Fin de Siècle: Masculinity and Disability in Comparative Perspective,” Jan. 3.
Roger Green, professor of biblical studies, Steve Hunt, professor of biblical studies, Daniel Darko, associate professor of biblical studies, and Ute Possekel, adjunct professor of history, attend the American Academy of Religion conference in Baltimore, MD. Darko will preside over a session on Identity Formation in the Pauline Letters; Possekel presents her paper "The Gospel of Mark in Syriac Christianity"; Hunt will release his new book on the Gospel of John. Nov. 23-26.
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Chad Stutz, assistant professor of English, will present his paper "More modern than modernists’: Progressive Antimodernism in the Apocalyptic Fiction of Robert Hugh Benson" at the Victorian Interdisciplinary Studies Association of the Western United States in Portland, OR, Nov. 14-16.
Mark Cannister, professor of Christian ministries, and Bob Whittet, associate professor of Christian Ministries and director of church relations, will attend the Association of Youth Ministry Educators conference in Chicago, IL, Oct. 18-21.
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Kent Seibert and Andy Moore, professor and associate professor of economics and business, attend the annual meeting of the Christian Business Faculty Association in Bourbonnais, IL, Oct. 17-19.
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Bruce Herman, professor of art and Lothlorien Distinguished Chair in Fine Arts, will be speaking at the International Arts Movement conference in New York City, "Inhabit Art in Space and Time, Oct. 3-5.
Stephen Smith, professor of economics, visits the Millennium Challenge Corporation consultation on how his research can assist their evaluation of the impact of roads on economic development. Washington, D.C., Aug. 28-29.
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Jennifer Hevelone-Harper, professor of history, will give a lecture entitled, "What was the Role of Monastic Communities?" at the Free Lecture Series of the Green Scholars Initiative in Colorado Springs, CO, Aug. 20.
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David Wick, professor of history, attends the Athens Institute for Education and Research conference and presents his paper "Julius Caesar as Jekyll and Hyde: An Exploratory Look at the Moments after the Rubicon." Athens, Jul. 29-Aug. 1.
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Norman Jones, professor of theatre arts, will lead a trip of Gordon students to Great Britain August 2-17 to attend the largest theatre festival in the world.
David Lee, department chair of 3-2 engineering department and professor of physics, will serve as President and CTO of Glassimetal Technology Inc., a startup focused on commercializing novel amorphous metal alloys and processing techniques. Lee is working at Glassimetal in Pasadena, CA, until July 2013.
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Mosies Park, assistant professor of Spanish, will present the paper, "La doctrina (Marilyn) Monroe y la mirada del soldado colombiano en Mambrú de R.H. Moreno-Durán" at the Colombianist Association Conference in Weston, MA, July 10-13.
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James Zingarelli, professor of visual arts, will teach at the Salzburg Summer Institute, July 8-August 12.
David Aiken, professor of philosophy, will lead workshops on Bernard Lonergan's important work Insight, at the annual Lonergan Workshop. He will present and lead discussion on topics of interest to participants. Boston College, June 17-21.
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Sybil Coleman, professor of social work, will attend the annual conference of the National Association of Social Workers, on "Building Resilience: Weaving Policy and Practice," in St. Paul, MN, June 6-7.
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Elaine Phillips, professor of biblical studies, will present her paper “'The Prayer of the Upright': Confession, Accusation, and Intercession in Wisdom Literature Prayers” at the Christian Scholars' Conference in Nashville, TN, June 6-8.
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James Zingarelli, professor of visual arts, will teach a carving and marble class in Vermont, June 17-21.
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Suzanne Phillips, professor of psychology, attends the Society for Community Research and Action biennial meeting. She is organizing a poster session on experiential learning, facilitating a meeting on a proposal that is before the American Psychological Association, to promote self-help and mutual support groups, and chairing a roundtable discussion on the use of geographic information systems in community psychology research. Miami, FL, June 26-29.
Stephen Smith, professor of economics and business, will lead Gordon's China Seminar, traveling with students to meet business leaders in Shanghai, Beijing, Chongqing, Shenzhen and Hong Kong, May 24-June 11.
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Mosies Park, assistant professor of Spanish, will present his paper, "Re Orienting Latin American Liberation Theology" at the LASA (Latin American Studies Association) Conference in Washington, D.C., May 29-June 1, 2013 .
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Roger Green, professor and chair of biblical studies and Christian ministries, will lead Gordon College's 17th Holy Land Pilgrimage to Israel May 26-June 7.
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Tal Howard, professor of history, will give a presentation at Harvard’s Radcliffe Institute for Advanced Study workshop on "Comparative Secularization in Europe and North America: New Directions" in Cambridge, MA, May 3-5.
Irv Levy, professor of chemistry and computer science, travels to New Orleans with students and faculty to the American Chemical Society national meeting, serving as organizer of the program for chemical education that includes 1,600 presentations over a five day period, beginning April 8.
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Ruth Melkonian-Hoover, associate professor of political science, will present her paper "Drivers of White Evangelical Opinion on Comprehensive Immigration Reform" and chair a session entitled "Immigration, Ingroup, and Outgroup Attitudes" at the Midwest Political Science Association conference in Chicago, IL, April 11-14.
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Tal Howard, professor of history, presents a keynote lecture, entitled "Theological Roots of the Secular University", at the Religion and the Idea of the Research University conference in Cambridge, UK, April 3-5.
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