Friday @ the Center
April 5, 2013
Teacher of the Year Award: CAS
This quarter, F@C will feature the nine nominees for the SPU Faculty Teacher of the Year award. The Faculty Development Committee will announce SPU’s Teacher of the Year at the June 3 Faculty In-Service.
Dr. Andrew Ryder, Associate Professor of Theater, has taught courses including Theater Education, Play Directing, History of Theatre 1 & 2, and UCOR 1000: The Arts and Christian Community. Dr. Ryder believes "in the power of education to transform lives, and in liberal arts education as an essential broadening experience which helps us to think about ourselves within an ever-enlarging context...true inquiry, study, and learning must be interdisciplinary and integrative - we have to connect what we're learning with what we already know and who we are in order to make meaning." In response to his Acting 2: Creating Character course, one student said, "Loved how cooperative this whole class was, in that all the students were engaged and excited." The committee members who observed his teaching as part of the review process especially noted Andrew's ability to creatively incorporate course objectives into class time.
2013 Winifred E. Weter Lecture
Youth, Faith, and the Christian University After Moralistic Therapeutic Deism:
A Reassessment of the National Study of Youth and Religion Findings in Light of Walter Brueggemann's The Creative Word
Please join us for a very special 2013 Winifred E. Weter Lecture Tuesday, April 9th at 7:30 p.m. in Upper Gwinn Commons. Jeffrey Keuss, Professor of Christian Ministry, Theology, and Culture and Associate Dean of Seattle Pacific Seminary will reflect on the 10-year anniversary of the National Study of Youth and Religion's ongoing assessment of faith formation of young people in light of Walter Brueggemann's proposed canonical model of faith formation. The lecture will incorporate live music, dance and painting by SPU students and local artists.
Find out more [here].
|Margaret Diddams, Ph.D.
Professor of Industrial/Organizational Psychology
Director, Center for Scholarship and Faculty Development