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Faculty Colloquium Tuesday, Feb. 26: Prof. Alan Frost & Dr. Susan Wesner

 

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For our final faculty colloquium of the year, two colleagues will reflect on their experiences last summer with two programs organized by the CCCU.

Alan Frost will discuss his participation in the New Faculty Institute held at Calvin College, while Susan Wesner will share insights from the Women’s Leadership Development Institute in Cedar Springs, Washington.

The program begins at 11:00 AM in the Reed Room and refreshments will be served.

Pecha Kucha 2019: The Book that Changed Me

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This year’s faculty Pecha Kucha will address the theme “The Book that Changed Me.” Join us to hear from Lanette Poteete-Young, G.E. Colpitts, Jeffery Carl, Pete Sandberg, and Marsha Vaughn, as they address the subject in the challenging 20 x 20 format (20 slides, 20 seconds each).

The Pecha Kucha will be held in the Reed Room at 11 AM on Tuesday, Jan. 29. Refreshments will be served and all are welcome!

Read more about this year’s theme and the pecha kucha framework.

Faculty Colloquium Tuesday, Sept. 25: Dr. Sharon Kim & Dr. Jeff Henderson

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Our first faculty colloquium of the year will showcase strikingly diverse sabbatical reports from Dr. Sharon Kim and Dr. Jeff Henderson.

Dr. Kim will discuss “interim” projects comprising a wide array of subjects, quite literally spanning the globe, from early twentieth-century aestheticians to twenty-first century cinema. All have been accepted for publication or conference presentation. Don’t miss this opportunity to watch Dr. Kim squeeze several years of research into a 20-minute presentation.

From breadth to depth, our second presentation will be the results of Dr. Henderson’s sabbatical research, “Molecular Genetic Analysis of Rbm45/Drbp1: Genomic Structure, Expression, and Evolution.” The full summary, as authored by Dr. Henderson is included here.

The program begins at 11:00 AM in HAWAC 221. Refreshments will be served.

Pecha Kucha 2018: “The Room Where It Happened”

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Join your colleagues at the final Faculty Colloquium for the academic year Thursday, March 29. In Pecha Kucha format presentations, nine faculty will discuss moments of vocational discernment, professional inspiration, and otherwise lightbulb moments, and the places they occured: in other words, the room(s) where it happened.

See you at 11 AM in the Reed Room!

Surbeck Scholarships 2018

Applications are now being received for the 2018 Homer and Margaret Surbeck Summer Scholarship Program

In order to promote and support scholarly activity, Judson University has established the Homer and Margaret Surbeck Summer Research Program. Full-time faculty members are invited to submit proposals for a summer research stipend, which will be awarded on a competitive basis.

To apply, candidates should submit a letter of interest, a copy of their vita (shortened to two pages), and a one to two page description of their proposed research or project. The candidate’s description should include a clear explanation of the proposed outcome(s), and the projected timing for the completion of the project (book, chapter, journal article, artistic presentation, etc.).

Priority will be given to applicants who have not received the Surbeck Scholarship in the last three years. Recipients will be expected to present the results of their research or project in one or more public forums.

Applications should be sent as a single PDF to: Dr. Jhennifer A. Amundson, Associate Provost of Faculty (JAmundson@JudsonU.edu), by noon on March 12, 2018.

Update:

Congratulations, Dr. Josh Jones, recipient of the 2018 scholarship!

Second Faculty Colloquium for 2017-2018: Dave Sanders & Craig Kaplowitz

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Our second faculty colloquium for the academic year will feature two presentations focused on serving our current students.

Screeners are Coming … Will We Be Ready?
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For the next 20 years, our universities will be primarily educating and serving the “Screeners,” a distinctive generation following the enormous cohort of Millennials. Because of the robust Millennial focus, educators, youth workers and churches have barely glanced at this new generation. While in its infancy, research on Screeners indicates marked differences from Millennials in almost every way. Utilizing the lens of Generational Theory may provide a beneficial approach for identifying and strategizing our engagement with Screeners in our classrooms. Like it or not, they’re coming in the next few years, and they will require a whole new approach on several of the educational fronts we have become accustomed to in our teaching pedagogy. Preparing over the next two years will establish Judson as an institution where Screeners will thrive and flourish. So, let’s do the work necessary to get ready for the Screeners!”

New Adventures in HiFi: Lessons from the Honors International Faculty Institute
Craig Kaplowitz

Grounded in the experience at the 2017 Honors International Faculty Institute, this presentation will explore the characteristics of Honors pedagogy and common elements it shares with good teaching practices more generally. Some framing questions include: What is Honors? What should I expect from Honors students? Is Honors pedagogy any different from simply good pedagogy? If a student asks for an Honors offering of a course, what are some ways I can accommodate them? Come explore Honors, whether you teach with The Honors Program, are interested in what’s going on in Honors, or are curious about trends in teaching and learning.

The colloquium will be held on Tuesday, January 30, at 11:00-12:30 in the Reed  Room. Refreshments will be served!

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Faculty Honorees

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Clockwise from upper left: Sojung Hong, Amber Randolph, Keith Krispin, Joy Towner, Mike McKeever, and Josh Jones

At the November Faculty Assembly, the accomplishments of six colleagues were highlighted:

  • Keith Krispin & Mike McKeever, approved for sabbatical leaves in AY1819
  • Amber Randolph, promoted to the rank of associate professor
  • Sojung Hong, promoted to the rank of full professor
  • Josh Jones and  Joy Towner, both awarded tenure

Congratulations to these excellent professors who bring distinction on themselves, their disciplines, the university; we are so fortunate to teach, serve, and grow alongside you!