Where: Library Reading Room, Main Floor (Wheelchair Accessible)
Jeff Keuss, Theology
Thursday, October 24
The Gospel According to Stephen King
Shannon Huffman Polson, MFA ’12
Thursday, October 31
North of Hope: Memoir, Memory, and Mercy
Shannon Huffman Polson reads from and talks about writing her recently released memoir North of Hope: A Daughter's Arctic Journey, while exploring the difficulties of writing and memory and considering the spiritual growth the process of composition offered to her.
Ben McFarland, Biochemistry
Thursday, November 7
The Quickening: How Chemistry Shaped Biology
The Quickening: How Chemistry Shaped Biology is a popular science book that will tell the story of how the familiar columns of the periodic table of elements constrained and guided the development of life. This story shows how the chemical “personalities” of elements organized evolution into a good and viable creation. Ben McFarland will read a short, related article he is working on, about how the chemistry of water leads to its life-giving properties, playing a role in chemical theories of the origin of life -- and, therefore, how water carries God’s creative grace.
David Wicks and Andrew Lumpe, Education
Thursday, November 14
bPortfolios: Using an Open Blogging Platform for Reflective Learning
David Wicks and Andrew Lumpe show how blog portfolios, or bPortfolios, can be a workspace for students and professors to reflect on current learning, and how they can serve as a final showcase of achievements during a program.