Friday @ the Center
March 4, 2011
The Hole in Our Gospel
The Center for Biblical and Theological Education will host World Vision President, Richard Stearns, on Tuesday May 10, 2011, as part of their upcoming conference, “Embracing the (W)hole Gospel." Steve Haas, Chief Catalyst for World Vision, will also be on campus to discuss themes that revolve around the cause of social justice. The Center has 20 copies of The Hole in Our Gospel available on a first come first serve basis. Please contact Anna Miller in the Center if you would like one.
Additionally, the CBTE and the CSFD are co-sponsoring a spring quarter faculty book circle in anticipation of the May 10th event. The book circle will meet at 3:30 p.m. on April 7th, 21st, and May 5th. If you are interested in participating in the book club please contact Anna Miller. For more information on the book, please see Owen Sallee’s in-depth review on the Perkins center website.
Pope-Levison Recieves $40,000 Grant
Professor of Theology, Priscilla Pope-Levison, has received a $40,000 grant from the Louisville Institute. The Institute funds sabbatical research projects that contribute to an enhanced understanding of important issues concerning Christian faith and life, pastoral leadership, and/or religious institutions. Pope-Levison’s grant will fund her book project, titled, After the Altar Call: Women's Institution Building in the Progressive Era, where she argues that the institution building of women evangelists -- churches and denominations, religious training schools, evangelistic organizations, and rescue homes and missions -- helped to reshape American Christianity from itinerant to institutional revivalism in the Progressive Era.
Weter Lecture Proposals Due May 13, 2011
The deadline for 2012 Weter Lecture proposals is May 13, 2011. The goal of the lecture is to provide an original work of scholarship that advances the field of knowledge of the speaker's discipline and promotes the interests of that specialty within the context of the evangelical Christian liberal arts university. To be considered, e-mail your proposal in a PDF version to Sarah Adams in the Office of Academic affairs no later than May 13, 2011. The 2012 lecturer will be announced at the June Faculty In-service Day.
Blue Book Blues
Ever get frustrated that students don’t clue into what you wanted them to write about in final exam essays? Lucy Jacobs from Indiana University has written a nice summary of how to write essay questions that get students focused on the content you want them to address. This white paper also addresses how to develop other types of student learning assessments.
Margaret Diddams, Ph.D.